Billy Corgan Quotes

- Notable Billy Corgan Quotes Index -

Born: March 17, 1967, Elk Grove, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Celebrity

1.
A good artist is willing to die many times over. What's funny is, I've died so many times.
- Billy Corgan

2.
Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness.
- Billy Corgan

3.
For someone who's had the level of success I've had, there's been very little critical review of my work, which is pretty fascinating.
- Billy Corgan

4.
I did 13-something years of talking to wrestlers and promoters about why they did certain things and why they booked matches a certain way and what they were thinking and whether they were satisfied with the draw. And I got a lot of insight in the business.
- Billy Corgan

5.
I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us through fear.
- Billy Corgan

6.
I grew up in the suburbs and basically associate the suburbs with cultural death.
- Billy Corgan

7.
I like my home and I like the nature.
- Billy Corgan

8.
I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It's a journey of recovery. It's a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It's already there.
- Billy Corgan

9.
I was fantasising about my own death, I started thinking what my funeral would be like and what music would be played, I was at that level of insanity.
- Billy Corgan

10.
I was trying to be this person who is cool, eternally rocking.
- Billy Corgan

11.
I'm from a lower middle class background all my family were immigrants.
- Billy Corgan

12.
I'm not interested in pop art.
- Billy Corgan

13.
I'm prepared to spend the rest of my life playing clubs, if that means I'm playing music that I believe in.
- Billy Corgan

14.
I'm sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car.
- Billy Corgan

15.
I've always been spiritual but I've never had a proper context, and it took me awhile to find the proper context. It's hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want... and so I now have a punk rock relationship with God.
- Billy Corgan

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If I have resistance to something, it means there's something wrong. The resistance to me is a sign of fear.
- Billy Corgan

17.
In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.
- Billy Corgan

18.
In my particular instance, I came from a family that didn't have anything. Everything I earned in life I made. Myself. With songs that I wrote.
- Billy Corgan

19.
Jesus teaches us to forgive and I've got to trust him on that one.
- Billy Corgan

20.
Like any good tree that one would hope to grow, we must set our roots deep into the ground so that what is real will prosper in the Light of Love.
- Billy Corgan

21.
Most of my arguments with musicians through the years have had more to do with their attitude about music, or their attitude about their own lives, or their personal responsibility. Music has never really been the big centerpiece of the fight.
- Billy Corgan

22.
Music is your guide.
- Billy Corgan

23.
One thing I've learned to appreciate as I've gotten a little older is direct forms of communication.
- Billy Corgan

24.
People think I take some sort of masochistic pleasure out of putting out music that's gonna be unpopular.
- Billy Corgan

25.
Radiohead and Our Lady Peace are doing the seven layers of guitar, and I kind of jumped on that before anyone else did.
- Billy Corgan

26.
Rock and Roll is still asking people like me to live up to the old guard's concept of what success is but it doesn't mean anything.
- Billy Corgan

27.
Somewhere between the intellectual idea of why we're attracted to certain things and the pragmatic reality is some form of ever-evolving truth.
- Billy Corgan

28.
The desire to hit a big home run is dominating the music business.
- Billy Corgan

29.
The funny thing about me that most people never really understand is that, at heart, I'm really a jock.
- Billy Corgan

30.
The ideology of the Smashing Pumpkins was ultimately more valuable than the music of the Smashing Pumpkins. That's what critics can't put their finger on.
- Billy Corgan

31.
There are people out there who are older who are cool. I want that.
- Billy Corgan

32.
There's nothing wrong with technology. It's when technology is the story and not the artist, that's the problem.
- Billy Corgan

33.
To be able to put your arms around 24 years of music, it's really fun.
- Billy Corgan

34.
To re-embrace what I once loved about music has been a warming process for me, because it's a good, earned feeling now.
- Billy Corgan

35.
We've turned into a whining society.
- Billy Corgan

36.
When you actually like each other, it translates to the music.
- Billy Corgan

37.
You have to be willing to deal with the ups and downs of the music, the ups and downs of the audience.
- Billy Corgan

38.
You know Americans are obsessed with life and death and rebirth, that's the American Cycle. You know, awakening, tragic, horrible death and then Phoenix rising from the ashes. That's the American story, again and again.
- Billy Corgan

39.
You've got to be ready to be in a great relationship.
- Billy Corgan

40.
Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature.
- Billy Corgan

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