“i think being open-hearted, i think just not judging other people and not judging yourself most of all. i think there’s a lot of ares to it. keeping your word, not taking anything personally, even if there’s a gun to your head it’s not about you it’s about the other person’s fear and their anger. just keeping an impeccable sense of honor about yourself and what you say to yourself in your head. i have to do spiritual hygiene, some of you maybe don’t just like a skin care regime, i have to do yoga, i have to chant, i have to do that stuff i will go nuts […] being in love or in like is really nice too because that keeps you kind of fresh and vital. that’s nice. but you’re not going to get that unless you draw that out from your own - how you respect yourself.”—Courtney Love on what do you think is the most important trait for inner beauty?
“I’m sober, I’m fabulous. I have some character flaws, but I’m not dishonorable, and I’m not a liar. I have a good heart. I’ve never claimed to be a role model for anyone. I’m not Mother Teresa.”—Courtney Love
“In retrospect, I was completely high on dope during that time— I cannot remember much about it. I saw pictures of how I looked. It’s disgusting. I’m ashamed. There’s death and there’s disease and there’s misery and there’s giving up your soul … The human spirit mixed with certain powders is not the person, it’s a demonic presence.”—Courtney Love on that time she punched Kathleen Hanna at Lollapalooza
“Dating me is like dating a big red fire truck. I come with scandal, history and controversy. And even though I take good care of myself and keep my life to myself, it would be nice to have a boyfriend I could go out some place to dine with, rather than have to hide.”—Courtney Love
“Once I found a dress that I liked I would wear it until it could stand up by itself it was so filthy. You know, own what you are, and I mean whether that’s art, or whether that’s fashion, or whether that’s music, or whether that’s acting, or whether that’s politics, or whether that’s literature, it’s own what you are and grab it and, you know, be as prolific as possible I suppose.”—Courtney Love