“Kurt would’ve drowned [a lot earlier] without her. The way I explain Courtney to people is that she’s cast iron on the outside and porcelain on the inside. She’s like three walking, talking encyclopedias. She’s the sunshine of my life. The problem for a lot of people is that she’s outspoken-which in women can be threatening to men-and she can see through bullshit. People don’t like folks who can see through them. It really bothers me that people think they know Courtney by reading newspaper or magazine stories, which are highly mistaken and naïve. One of the tabloids has her insane, sleeping with Kurt’s ashes and her new man. Courtney is far from insane.”
“ What she did performance-wise… that was so genius, the way she constructed herself. She looked like the perfect, beautiful, bombshell Barbie, and she acted the complete opposite way a woman is supposed to act. That was intentional, and that was supposed to be a message about the constraints of our gender.”
“My mother held me, cried on me and just said, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry’, just kept saying it over and over. But then she said, ‘Do you realize how much your father loved you?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I do.’”
- Frances talks about Courtney during Montage of Heck.