Say what you will about Courtney Love but whether revealing plans for a Kurt Cobain musical, tweeting conspiracy theories about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane or delivering stormin' gigs in tiny Clapton cafes (all of which she's done recently), the Hole star is never boring. Here's 30 of her greatest, wisest and most unusual quotes from over the years.

30On truth...

"I might lie a lot but never in my lyrics."

29On ambition...

“I'm driven. I am. I'm driven for some reason. But I don't know where I'm going.”

28On surgery...

“I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman.”

27On cocaine...

“Cocaine is like really evil coffee.”

26On image...

“I used to do drugs, but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image.”

25On personality...

“I found my inner bitch and ran with her."

24On proficiency...

“I wanted to be the best guitar player in the world, but I’m such a lazy bastard that it never happened.”

23On impact...

“I'm not a woman, I'm a force of nature.”

22On women in music...

“I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.”

21On being offensive...

“I’m not going to apologise for offending you. Actually, I think you should thank me.”

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