it's better to burn out then to fade away

the signs as kurt cobain quotes
  • Aries: The sun is gone, but I have a light.
  • Taurus: If it's illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!
  • Gemini: A friend is nothing but a known enemy.
  • Cancer: The worst crime is faking it.
  • Leo: I'd rather be hated for who I am rather than loved for who I am not.
  • Virgo: If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.
  • Libra: I'm so happy because today I found my friends—they're in my head.
  • Scorpio: The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
  • Sagittarius: Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
  • Capricorn: If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask someone else first.
  • Aquarius: It's better to burn out than fade away.
  • Pisces: Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem. They're no good at all.
  • RIP Kurt Cobain: February 20, 1967—April 5, 1994
kurt cobain in his suicide note wrote, “it’s better to burn out than to fade away.” and the more i think about it, the more it strikes me. would you rather slowly lose your light? like you’re the night sky slowly losing its darkness as the morning comes around for the sun to steal away all of your brightness or would you rather be a wild fire taking over the forest and slowly being put out?
—  to burn or fade away
Why People Really Blame Courtney

The most obvious reason why Courtney Love has been vilified in the media and targeted by conspiracy theorists is simple: she serves as the scapegoat for still-grieving fans. Suicide is a form of abandonment. It stirs up intense feelings of anger and despair. The emotional turmoil that occurs after one’s idol dies has to go somewhere, but the blame can’t be placed on the idol himself- he must remain on his pedestal, his legacy must be protected. When Kurt died, people chose to focus on his already-controversial counterpart. Why? Convenience, partly. He was gone and there she was. Reading his suicide note. Weeping under seven layers of his clothing.
However, the demonization of Courtney had been going on long before her husband’s death. In fact, it began the second they went public with their relationship. We’ve all heard this tale before: the evil slut seduces and kills the fragile hero. Her love is false; her intentions are greedy and malicious. Sound familiar? That’s because it’s not fucking new. It’s misogyny at its finest. Blaming Courtney for Kurt’s death (either literally or in the sense that she somehow drove him to it) is the misogynists’ final, desperate attempt to stamp her out.
It’s no secret that strong, outspoken women are not generally well-received in modern society. The latent sexism in our culture drives many to try to tear these women down and dismiss them as human beings. People were bashing Courtney long before Kurt took his life- they just had a lot less material to go on. Before Kurt died, they mainly resorted to feeble insults and flimsy accusations. “She’s a groupie who got lucky.” “She only wants him for his money.” “She’s a whore.” “She’s not even pretty.” These attempts proved fruitless when Kurt and Courtney began joking about them publicly and their relationship remained intact.
Before Kurt died, any attack on Courtney’s character could also easily be applied to him: her drug use, her questionable parenting, etc. But when Kurt DID die- they finally had something to grasp at. They finally had a reason to hate her. They finally had an excuse to cast her away from society, to dismiss her and everything she stood for entirely. It didn’t matter how shaky the theory itself was; they clung to it, and they still do. Decades later.
I was a Nirvana fan long before I’d even heard of Courtney or her band. I’ve seen every documentary. I’ve studied the note. I’ve listened to the voicemail. I’ve read all of the horseshit on Tom Grant’s website. These theories do not stem from fact. They are rooted in misguided hero-worship and blatant sexism. Move on.

allofben  asked:

" Why cant you care about me?"

ARE you fucking high, haystack? what the fuck does this mean? of course i fucking care about you? honestly the fact that you have been pulling all this shit about not fitting in, maybe you don’t want to ben? maybe it’s just you projecting it onto all of us?”

weirdhorror  asked:

Do you like Neil young??.

Yes. Again, not a dedicated fan, but he’s pretty damn talented. Plus I like people with distinct and unusual.voices, and he’s got that going for him. Plus the guy gave us “Rust never sleeps..” and “Its better to burn out than fade away.. Oh, and "Harvest”. Enough said.

Originally posted by usedpimpa

Me, trying to get my book printed while finishing a novella, editing my prequel, thinking about the sequel, writing (four?!) fan fictions and working on a one-shot for someone else. Oh. Let’s not forget, I have a full time job and I’m job hunting.


As Neil Young says, it’s better to burn out then to fade away.

funhaus quotes rp meme.
  • "can you own a fuckboy?"
  • "either you burn out, or fade away. i did both."
  • "i've seen the video; you become someone's bitch."
  • "grab me the butt-plug."
  • "we come bringing disease!"
  • "mom, my dads are fighting again."
  • "you have to revel in the trash to appreciate the better."
  • "we don't have to live in sin anymore!"
  • "yes, it's garbage, but it knows that it's garbage."
  • "i'm a dick. i'm moving to the moon."
  • "it was extremely flattering, if not very confusing."
  • "what a move!"
  • "i wanna be an actor."
  • "my eyebrows are the source of my power."
  • "why is it always gay porn?"
  • "shit in a box and send it to his family."
  • "there's no room for modesty!"
  • "it's like digging through a dumpster."
  • "i want to be a gynecologist for supermodels."
  • "steve jobs is dead, it doesn't matter."
  • "where's the free coffee?"
  • "it's like a student art film."
  • "i wanted to simulate the smell of the african sahara."
  • "a dude, another dude, some chick, and a bear."
  • "i used this dildo, and it feels great."
  • "they don't own my asshole."
panic! at the disco {rp meme}
  • 1: Hey stranger, I want you to catch me like a cold.
  • 2: Cause these words are knives and often leave scars.
  • 3: If you're gonna be the death of me, then that's how I wanna go.
  • 4: I've got more wit, a better kiss, a hotter touch, a better fuck.
  • 5: You fooled me once with your eyes now, honey.
  • 6: What a wonderful caricature of intimacy!
  • 7: If you love me, let me go.
  • 8: Love is not a choice.
  • 9: Let's get these teen hearts beating faster.
  • 10: Your love's a fucking drag, but I need it so bad.
  • 11: Sinners, stand up!
  • 12: Does she know that my destiny lies with her?
  • 13: Hey moon, please forget to fall down.
  • 14: I want to live a life from a new perspective.
  • 15: But who could love me? I'm out of my mind.
  • 16: It's always you falling for me.
  • 17: It's better to burn than to fade away.
  • 18: Truth be told, I never was yours.

skerdas  asked:

' no no no no no ! '

          Hey,   hey   !!     Arms   wrap   around   the   child,   making   all   attempts   to   calm   her   down.   He   understands   the   anger   and   hurt   and   pent   up   aggression,   except   he’s   learned   to   bottle   it   up   and   shove   it   down   so   far,   he’s   just   ended   up   secluded.     It’s   okay,   you’re   not   there   anymore,   it’s   all   gone.   “   // @skerdas stranger things sentence starters

signs as panic! at the disco lyrics
  • Aries: Our consciences are always so much heavier than our egos
  • I set my expectations high
  • So nothing ever comes out right (Turn Off the Lights)
  • Taurus: It's better to burn than to fade away
  • It's better to leave than to be replaced (Nicotine)
  • Gemini: If I should die tonight
  • May I first just say I'm sorry
  • For I, never felt like anybody
  • I am a man of many hats although I
  • Never mastered anything (C'mon)
  • Cancer: They said if you don't let it out
  • You're gonna let it eat you away
  • I'd rather be a cannibal, baby
  • Animals like me don't talk anyway (The Calendar)
  • Leo: Cause I am a new wave gospel sharp, and you'll be thy witness
  • So gentlemen, if you're gonna preach, for God sakes preach with conviction!
  • (I Constantly Thank God for Esteban)
  • Virgo: Asleep in the hive
  • I guess all the buzzing got to me
  • The rest of the life
  • At night your body is a symphony
  • And I'm conducting (The Calendar)
  • Libra: Boy you better put that pen to paper, charm your way out
  • If you talk you better walk you better back your shit up
  • With more than good hooks while you're all under the gun (London Beckoned Songs About Money Written By Machines)
  • Scorpio: The anesthetic never set in and I'm wondering where
  • The apathy and urgency is that I thought I phoned in (Camisado)
  • Sagittarius: I was drunk and it didn't mean a thing
  • Stop thinking about
  • The bullets from my mouth (Hallelujah)
  • Capricorn: I'm skin and bone
  • Just a king and a rusty throne
  • Oh, the castle's under siege
  • But the sign outside says, "Leave me alone" (Always)
  • Aquarius: I don’t love you I'm just passing the time
  • You could love me if I knew how to lie
  • But who could love me?
  • I am out of my mind
  • Throwing a line out to sea
  • To see if I can catch a dream (She Had the World)
  • Pisces: If all our life is but a dream
  • Fantastic posing greed
  • Then we should feed our jewelry to the sea
  • For diamonds do appear to be
  • Just like broken glass to me (Northern Downpour)