Top 44 Grunge Quotes

Here we have the best Grunge Quotes from famous authors such as Sufjan Stevens, Bruce Dickinson, Nina Garcia, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Princess Nokia. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

Musicians are often asked to answer for an entire cultu
Musicians are often asked to answer for an entire culture, or for an entire movement. It’s a process of commodification. It becomes packaged and summarized in a word like ’emo’ or ‘grunge’… or ‘folk music.’ I think that’s just language itself, trying to understand the mysteries of the world.

Best two rock voices I’ve heard in a last few years both have been from grunge bands: it’s Eddie Vedder and the other one is Chris Cornell from Soundgarden.

I’ll admit it, the grunge trend doesn’t really speak to me. I get why other people like it, but it’s just not my style. Don’t get me wrong, I love layering, but I like it when it is done with a little more polish and sophistication.

What I liked about grunge was the realness. It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t glamorous.

I was always so many different things, all at once: a little hood, a little punk, a little grunge, a little glam, a little gay. I have a whole bunch of flavours.

All the skateboarding brands that I was into had graphic T-shirts. In the ’90s, there were different styles that went along with the different influences in skateboarding, whether that be hip-hop or rock and roll and grunge. And that’s what I was into, so I was following all that.

Doolittle was a major influence on the Seattle grunge scene, which emerged in the early 1990s.

Joey Santiago
I was big into grunge, like Nirvana and Hole, when I was younger, which has been a really huge inspiration because of its rawness and honesty.

The world is a pile of grunge.

Jo Stafford
The Melvins are grunge.

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
When I came out with ‘Posse on Broadway,’ I decided, enough with trying to imitate New York, enough with trying to imitate L.A., let’s just be Seattle. And rock, grunge, followed right after ‘Posse on Broadway’ and Seattle just exploded.

There hasn’t been anything real since grunge. That was the last movement led by music or an art form.

I love what Alabama Shakes is doing – it’s kind of like what grunge did to rock ‘n’ roll, they’re doing to R&B.

Whether you like punk, grunge, or early rock and roll, there’s probably something in there you’ve been living with your whole life and you didn’t even know it was jazz.

These people that worked with my dad doing landscaping were in a grunge band so the music on the cover of Rolling Stone was in a very real way connected to people practicing in the woods near my house while I was home doing my homework.

Grunge was, to me, the last big movement. It had such an impact on pop culture. We haven‘t really seen anything like that since, and we may never again. Things have changed; the digital age has changed things.

I like women who look like women. I hated grunge. No one’s more feminist than me, but you don’t have to look as if you don’t give a – you know. You can be smart, bright, and attractive aesthetically to others – and to yourself.

I have such an eclectic taste in music. Come to a backyard BBQ at my house, and I will run the gamut from Skynyrd to Sinatra to ’90s grunge, rap, R&B, and classic rock. I have issues. If I had to pick one, I love this country artist named Craig Morgan. His music and his songs are so relatable and tell such vivid stories.

Mike Vogel
I find it interesting where grunge originated from and then where it was taken, which was high fashion. My dad was so poor that they kept going to Goodwill to get donated ripped jeans. It wasn’t a fashion decision; it was an ‘I don’t have any money, I have no other choicetype of decision.

I started a big band when grunge was popular. I mean, that didn’t make much sense.

The grunge scene is not what I’m interested in.

What was interesting about grunge was that it was this death sentence to the rock that had preceded it, which was hair metal.

Of all the grunge bands to come out of Seattle, Alice in Chains were the greatest.

I was born in ’76, but I didn’t get into rock until the early ’90s when the grunge stuff started coming out.

Grunge gave me a sense of identity, and I remember really associating with ‘Silverchair,’ who were these chilled-out Australian teenagers. The fact that they were teenagers was a big deal for me. It was like, ‘Oh, man, you don’t have to be a 30-year-old to do this.’

I listen to a lot of Nashville local music, which, for the most part, is punk and grunge music but also alt-country stuff down here.

My first band was called Nubert Circus, a very embarrassing, dumb name. It means nothing. We were kind of grunge. I would say we were more funny punk, a lot of songs about food and stuff like that.

The pop musicians often leave meaning in the dust and substitute it for cartoons. The deeper artists – the grunge artists in the world and the emoticon people – tend to leave all of the happiness out of life like it just doesn’t exist.

I’ve always thought of modeling as a performance, so I don’t mind kind of pretending. I kind of pretend in a lot of my poses that I am a ballerina or a hip-hop dancer or a grunge performer.

I seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge.

I like to mix influences from different eras, like maybe ’70s bell-bottoms, something fun from the ’80s, or a bit of ’90s grunge.

After my grunge phase, I started opening my horizons and listening to more electronic stuff. I got into Radiohead, specifically ‘Amnesiac’ – my brother gave me that album.

Nirvana was a band that led you somewhere, as opposed to all the grunge bands that began and ended with themselves.

Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk.

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.

Grunge came from a group of English photographers, and they were documenting their own reality… I’m South American – we celebrate life.

I love ’90s grunge and punk.

Alice Dellal
My fashion icons range from bubblegum pop princesses to grunge queens.

I’m not an ’80s fan. I’m more ’70s New York pre-punk kind of thing, and I guess I grew up with ’90s grunge, post-punk pop music.

My parentsconvictions, when it came to discipline, were not very strong. For my bar mitzvah, I gave out a mix tape of ’90s grunge – if you got it now, you would think it was the ‘Singlessoundtrack.

Heart weren’t part of a movement like grunge; we were our own kind of movement.

I experimented with fashion as it being more like art, allowing what I wore to express what I was feeling on the inside. Androgyny, rock culture, and grunge – they definitely had an effect on the things that made me feel cool and comfortable.

When it comes to grunge or even just Seattle, I think there was one band that made the definitive music of the time. It wasn’t us or Nirvana, but Mudhoney. Nirvana delivered it to the world, but Mudhoney were the band of that time and sound.