“I always wanted to think I was an alien, I used to think when I was young that I was adopted by my mother because when they found me in a spaceship and they let me out, I was from a different planet. I wanted to be from a different planet really bad. Every night I used to talk to my real parents and my real family in the skies. I knew that there were thousands of other alien babies dropped off all over the place, and I have met quite a few of them. It’s just something that I’ve always liked to toy with in my mind. It’s really fun to pretend that, you know, there is some special reason for me to be here, and I feel really homesick all the time, and so do the other aliens. And I only have a chance to come across a handful of other aliens throughout the rest of my life.” — Kurt Cobain
"When Kurt died I was lost. I was numb. The music I had devoted my life to had now betrayed me. I had no voice. I turned off the radio. I put away my drums. I couldn’t bear to hear someone else’s voice singing about pain, or joy."
- Dave Grohl
"What I like about this is the fact that you see all of the artifice and you see how low rent it is. There’s a mop, which is kind of a great reference to the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ [video] when the janitor is dancing with the mop. [Eventually] the band started to flag. Kurt especially was tired. They had to do other photo shoots after this one. Kurt, God bless him, at the end of the couple hours was like, ‘Are you sure you got enough. We can take some more?’ I should have taken him up on it. But this is my favorite photo from the day. They do look happy. They do look like a unit. They look like a band. I didn’t dig it up until recently."
- Charles Peterson