Grunge Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old grunge quotes, grunge sayings, and grunge proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

What people don't realize is that the so called Seattle grunge scene grew out of several close knit gourmet supper clubs. We would only pick up guitars to pass the time while our dishes were simmering, baking, boiling, etc.     

Kurt Cobain

There's not a word that describes us. We’re not alternative, metal or grunge. We’re not any of that. We’re just what we are.     

Jerry Cantrell

We had a wonderful time with this kind of grunge awareness, where suddenly rock was cool again. People wanted to head loud guitars. It was a great time, and I'm glad we were there. But the gimmick part of it has worn off.     

Billy Corgan

Yes, I would say my comedy is grunge, evidenced by the fact my jokes have put an end to big-hair glam comedy.     

Joel McHale

For my own style, I love vintage. 60's and 70's are my favorite. I love baby doll dresses and the soft colors. I try to mix a little bit of modern into that - maybe I'll wear it with boots. At my school we wear a uniform, but we have one day a week we can wear whatever we want.     


Every once in a while, we have some sort of movement in music that everyone suddenly wants to work in, like grunge or rap or disco or some other musical phase, and then suddenly, that'll be the thing to do.     

Todd Rundgren

I'm the mold that grunge was grown in.     

Townes Van Zandt

I have a lot of looks but right now I'm really into grunge. Messy hair, black heels. I get Michelle Pfeiffer with it.     

Chloe Grace Moretz

As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from Seattle that I would call true grunge.     

Adam Jones

Any local music scene at any point in time can be referred to as derivative of more well-known acts. The line separating influence from imitation is a blurry one. Very few artists are completely original; even great artists build upon what has occurred before, and add their personality and talent to create their own original expression.     

Stephen Tow

It's like, what happened, I was always leading fashion, and then the grunge thing kind of came along. And because I've been so on top in the 80s you know, I, you know, what can I do? Suddenly go grunge?     

Billy Idol

I'm too young to have experienced firsthand the '70s rock, but when I was in high school, me and my friends were super into Neil Young. That was the grunge era, and he was considered cool again.     

Bryan Lee O'Malley

I absolutely think the Seattle grunge sound was instrumental to my music education.     

David Cook

Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk.     

Marc Jacobs

The world is a pile of grunge.     

Jo Stafford