Quotes by Billy Corgan

Music is your guide.
- Billy Corgan
I'm a bit weird.
- Billy Corgan
I'm a green-tea guy.
- Billy Corgan
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I tend to be reactionary.
- Billy Corgan
I realize I'm a mirror.
- Billy Corgan
I want people to see me happy.
- Billy Corgan
I still believe in my country.
- Billy Corgan
I'm a really honest person.
- Billy Corgan
I don't want to be 25 again.
- Billy Corgan
I'm not interested in pop art.
- Billy Corgan
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I don't want to be a dead hero.
- Billy Corgan
I work differently than most people.
- Billy Corgan
I like my home and I like the nature.
- Billy Corgan
You're in a band 24 hours a day.
- Billy Corgan
All I can go on is my own value system.
- Billy Corgan
Injuries are nothing to be ashamed about.
- Billy Corgan
We've turned into a whining society.
- Billy Corgan
Well, all rock and roll is based in artifice.
- Billy Corgan
It just doesn't work without the others.
- Billy Corgan
Most great records really start with the drums.
- Billy Corgan
Personally, I think Jesus would like better bands.
- Billy Corgan
There's a lot of days where you feel forgotten.
- Billy Corgan
To me, it's the folly of man to make God human.
- Billy Corgan
I do not think wrestling is going to save the world.
- Billy Corgan
Rock in the mainstream culture has lost a lot of its mojo.
- Billy Corgan
I feel like I'm always fighting not to repeat myself.
- Billy Corgan
You've got to be ready to be in a great relationship.
- Billy Corgan
The things I'm guided to do are really strange to me.
- Billy Corgan
I was brought up Roman Catholic. I'm not even baptized.
- Billy Corgan
I'm sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car.
- Billy Corgan
When you actually like each other, it translates to the music.
- Billy Corgan
I was trying to be this person who is cool, eternally rocking.
- Billy Corgan
I didn't find Jesus. He's been there the whole time.
- Billy Corgan
I don't wanna play this kind of cartoon character anymore.
- Billy Corgan
I think rock & roll has prepared me for a lot of flexibility.
- Billy Corgan
If I worried about appearances, I wouldn't be at Cubs games.
- Billy Corgan
Most people don't know that wrestling came out of the circus.
- Billy Corgan
The desire to hit a big home run is dominating the music business.
- Billy Corgan
There are people out there who are older who are cool. I want that.
- Billy Corgan
Wrestling is one of the last truly rebellious American things left.
- Billy Corgan
Soon you won't even have the choice to live or die as you wish!
- Billy Corgan
I think God is the most unexplored territory in rock and roll music.
- Billy Corgan
Jesus teaches us to forgive and I've got to trust him on that one.
- Billy Corgan
I never wanted to leave the Smashing Pumpkins. That was never the plan.
- Billy Corgan
I'm just an artist. I can only do so much. I can only say so much.
- Billy Corgan
I grew up in a house of no love or emotion - it kind of sticks with you.
- Billy Corgan
Where is this great love for rock and roll that existed for 50 or 60 years?
- Billy Corgan
Ultimately, running a band is about the relationships you have with people.
- Billy Corgan
To be able to put your arms around 24 years of music, it's really fun.
- Billy Corgan
Rock & roll is not about what you play, it's about how you play it.
- Billy Corgan
Saturn Return is just the return of your planets to their original position.
- Billy Corgan
I'm from a lower middle class background; all my family were immigrants.
- Billy Corgan
I had such a big mouth for so long that it doesn't faze anybody anymore.
- Billy Corgan
Compliments and criticism are all ultimately based on some form of projection.
- Billy Corgan
You just reach a point sometimes with somebody where it just doesn't work.
- Billy Corgan
I grew up in the suburbs and basically associate the suburbs with cultural death.
- Billy Corgan
I'm viewed as this weird, crippled character. But you got to take your lumps.
- Billy Corgan
I don't have any sentimental notion about how people are going to remember me.
- Billy Corgan
Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness.
- Billy Corgan
I was part of a generation that changed the world, and it was taken over by posers.
- Billy Corgan
I went to see a shaman. He put his hands on me, and I cried like a baby for an hour.
- Billy Corgan
We were in Japan once where they had 30 kinds of green tea. I thought there was one.
- Billy Corgan
Sometimes people just like being around each other, and good things come out of that.
- Billy Corgan
I think the days of working with producers in the conventional sense are over for me.
- Billy Corgan
I mean, I'm certainly not a 'teaophyte,' or whatever the word would be.
- Billy Corgan
You have to keep adapting to the times. If you kind of go with it, it can kind of fun.
- Billy Corgan
When I've tried to reinvent the wheel, I get bashed for not doing the familiar things.
- Billy Corgan
Do I belong in the conversation about the best artists in the world? My answer is yes, I do.
- Billy Corgan
It's important for people to talk and get beyond the wall of Facebook and social media.
- Billy Corgan
It's a simple formula for me now, I don't play any song I don't want to play.
- Billy Corgan
I always thought Kurt Cobain was the perfect embodiment of the great alternative guitar player.
- Billy Corgan
We need to get back to a level of social responsibility that we haven't seen for a long time.
- Billy Corgan
I'm attacking the pomposity that says this is more valuable than that. I'm sick of that.
- Billy Corgan
My step-mom would tell me that she would get complaints from adults that I stared too much at them.
- Billy Corgan
A good artist is willing to die many times over. What's funny is, I've died so many times.
- Billy Corgan
These days you're not just competing with the tedium, you're competing with the cellphone.
- Billy Corgan
I've seen foreigners really shift on their view of America, and that's hard for me to take.
- Billy Corgan
You have to be willing to deal with the ups and downs of the music, the ups and downs of the audience.
- Billy Corgan
I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us through fear.
- Billy Corgan
I walked away from going to church when I was 8. I didn't set foot in another church until I was 28.
- Billy Corgan
In my case I don't mind playing a character that irritates people or makes people question my sanity.
- Billy Corgan
Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature.
- Billy Corgan
I don't have to play by these rules or do these things... I can actually have my own kind of version.
- Billy Corgan
My father was a guitar player, and I was raised with a super high standard of what good guitar playing was.
- Billy Corgan
In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.
- Billy Corgan
The funny thing about me that most people never really understand is that, at heart, I'm really a jock.
- Billy Corgan
Even if you don't believe in God, exploring fully the idea of a god or gods should pose no threat to you.
- Billy Corgan
I'm very disappointed in my country right now, because I think we've kind of lost our moral compass.
- Billy Corgan
People think I take some sort of masochistic pleasure out of putting out music that's gonna be unpopular.
- Billy Corgan
One thing I've learned to appreciate as I've gotten a little older is direct forms of communication.
- Billy Corgan
In our lives in a lot of ways it's all about fake. You've got people wanting things for fake reasons.
- Billy Corgan
I'd reached a point where there was a direct conflict between what I was trying to be and who I really was.
- Billy Corgan
I often have deer on my property and there's a fox and owls. You're not going to see that in the city.
- Billy Corgan
If I have resistance to something, it means there's something wrong. The resistance to me is a sign of fear.
- Billy Corgan
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
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
I've been too productive for too long, and despite what anybody wants to strip away from me, I am influential. I am.
- Billy Corgan
I have a saying, which is, 'Crazy is good for business.' I think rock and roll really is about being a bit crazy.
- Billy Corgan
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
There's nothing wrong with technology. It's when technology is the story and not the artist, that's the problem.
- Billy Corgan
There is something mighty suspicious about declaring an emergency for something that has yet to show itself to be a grand pandemic.
- Billy Corgan
Indie world won't have me, and mainstream world treats me like an alien, but here I am still floating between these two worlds.
- Billy Corgan
Well, I'm known as a guitar-rock guy, you know? You're not supposed to play with synthesizers. This is not in the rulebook.
- Billy Corgan
I believe that if the Tribune company ever tries to close down Wrigley Field that you will have a protest from every corner of the globe.
- Billy Corgan
I look at other members of my generation who have basically done one thing, and one thing well, and have been handsomely rewarded for it.
- Billy Corgan
What most people do is try to find a comfortable persona that they're in alignment with and the public likes and appreciates them for.
- Billy Corgan
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

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