Courtney Michelle Love (born July 9, 1964) is an American rock musician and Golden Globe-nominated actress, best-known as lead singer for the now-defunct alternative rock band Hole and for her two-year marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

  1. "Only dumb people are happy"
  2. "Are you there, are you there, are you fucking anywhere? Are you an angel now? Fuck you" - Courtney Love lying in Kurt's blood after his suicide
  3. [Regarding Tori Amos] "Her cover version of Smells Like Teen Spirit is the reason Kurt killed himself."
  4. [Later recanted] "We used to slow dance to it together."
  5. "I'm not a woman. I'm a force of nature."
  6. "I don't mean to be a diva, but some days you wake up and you're Barbra Streisand."
  7. "I found my inner bitch and ran with her."
  8. "I used to do drugs, but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image."
  9. "I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming."
  10. [Explaining the question 'drugs' to her child daughter] "Cocaine is like really evil coffee."
  11. "I'm a survivor, at least that's what everyone tells me."
  12. "I might lie a lot but never in my lyrics."
  13. "He's not going to get away from me that easily. I'll follow him through hell." [after Kurt's suicide attempt]
  14. "He was so gorgeous... Kurt. I don't know how I got lucky that way."
  15. "I've seen your repulsion and it looks real good on you..."
  16. "Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!"
  17. "I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter. I mean, her Dad's an angel."
  18. "He had to go be an angel" [on where Kurt was]
  19. "I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me."
  20. "I am just the classic person who wants to learn stuff. I want good tutors, and with Kurt I had the best."
  21. "Rock is really about dick and testosterone. I go and see a band, I want to fuck the guy - that's the way it is. It's always been that way."
  22. "If you want to ask about my drug problem go ask my big, fat, smart, ten pound daughter, she'll answer any questions you have about it."
  23. "You've got to be prepared for the names they are going to call you compared to your male peers... You will be a floozy and a slattern. He will be virile and a ladies' man. You will be a freakshow, a retching wretch, a sloppy drunk. He will be charismatic, vainglorious, a ferocious drunk and Dionysian. You will be indiscriminate and desperate. He will be generous, tortured and driven." - [Commenting to NME on the hypocritically differing attitudes towards male and female rockstars.]
  24. "Look, I'm not politically correct and I'm not the voice of a generation.. so FUCK YOU!"
  25. [On Nine Inch Nails: "Four inch nails is more like it!
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