Words matter. These are the best Billy Corgan Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us through fear.
Most people don’t know that wrestling came out of the circus.
I didn’t grow up with my mother, and so losing her for real was like, some sort of latent childhood, some sort of unresolved issue. When she left for real, it was sort of like, I was done.
I started thinking that if post modernism is about people opening up all their skeletons, I’m going the other way. I don’t want anyone knowing anything about me anymore.
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.
I’m a bit weird.
If you don’t fit into this kind of like gossipy, trendy, Web-hit thingy, you’re relegated to sort of second-class celebrity status.
The funny thing about me that most people never really understand is that, at heart, I’m really a jock.
I lay a lot of blame at the feet of Dusty Baker for not being more strict about fundamentals, which I think would give the team a stronger day-to-day identity.
I work differently than most people.
I think the days of working with producers in the conventional sense are over for me.
I’ve been too productive for too long, and despite what anybody wants to strip away from me, I am influential. I am.
Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness.
I don’t think people buy records because of anything that happens on Facebook. They buy records cause they’re friends say ‘I bought this record and I love it.’
I’ll come in with a string of riffs and direct the musical ideas. But you still need a band and their input to make the ideas come alive. You can’t underestimate band chemistry.
I’ve seen foreigners really shift on their view of America, and that’s hard for me to take.
I went to see a shaman. He put his hands on me, and I cried like a baby for an hour.
You’re in a band 24 hours a day.
If I have resistance to something, it means there’s something wrong. The resistance to me is a sign of fear.
The deeper I get into my life as a musician, I’m discovering that it becomes less and less about other people, and more about what I want to do. And that’s a good place to be.
I just don’t want to live in the past. I’m really disappointed by so many people of my generation who – in order to promote their new work, they have to constantly lean on their past. I don’t want to be that type of artist… I see a lot of people out here doing really marginal music.
Wrestling is one of the last truly rebellious American things left.
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.
The desire to hit a big home run is dominating the music business.
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.
I have a saying, which is, ‘Crazy is good for business.’ I think rock and roll really is about being a bit crazy.
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.
To be able to put your arms around 24 years of music, it’s really fun.
Soon you won’t even have the choice to live or die as you wish!
Ultimately, running a band is about the relationships you have with people.
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.
Even if you don’t believe in God, exploring fully the idea of a god or gods should pose no threat to you.
I don’t have to play by these rules or do these things… I can actually have my own kind of version.
My step-mom would tell me that she would get complaints from adults that I stared too much at them.
I tend to be reactionary.
Most people are living lives of sort of survival. And constantly posing an existential crisis, either through fantasy or oblivion, really has been pretty much explored in rock and roll. At least in the western version of rock n’ roll.
As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field.
To re-embrace what I once loved about music has been a warming process for me, because it’s a good, earned feeling now.
Music is your guide.
To me, it’s the folly of man to make God human.
I don’t wanna play this kind of cartoon character anymore.
There’s a difference between being a poseur and being someone who’s so emotionally challenged they’re kind of just doing their best to show you what they’ve got.
I’m sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car.
Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature.
You have to keep adapting to the times. If you kind of go with it, it can kind of fun.
When I’ve tried to reinvent the wheel, I get bashed for not doing the familiar things.
You just reach a point sometimes with somebody where it just doesn’t work.
I don’t want to be a dead hero.
I grew up in a house of no love or emotion – it kind of sticks with you.
I realize I’m a mirror.
We’ve turned into a whining society.
The great thing about rock n’ roll is, if you want to fight – like, fight the system, fight the man, fight the government, fight the people in front of you – it’s Don Quixote all over again. You’re really chasing windmills.
I think God is the most unexplored territory in rock and roll music.
I think rock & roll has prepared me for a lot of flexibility.
I walked away from going to church when I was 8. I didn’t set foot in another church until I was 28.
My pat line about the Cubs and payroll is that the amount of merchandise the Cubs would sell off a world series championship would more than cover for a big payroll.
I didn’t find Jesus. He’s been there the whole time.
You will never see the four original Pumpkins on stage ever again, unless it’s a Hall of Fame thing. But you would never see a tour. There’s so much damage, there’s no way.
I mean there’s certainly a lot of progressive rock and metal that exists at the underground level, which has its own vitality, as it should. But it seems to have lost its ability to really charge up the hill.
My father was a guitar player, and I was raised with a super high standard of what good guitar playing was.
I’ve never had coffee. I’ve always hated the smell. It was always tea. I was a pretty typical kid, though. I grew up drinking Lipton. I didn’t know there was other tea to drink.
All I can go on is my own value system.
There’s a lot of days where you feel forgotten.
I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn’t call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision… this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light.
Where is this great love for rock and roll that existed for 50 or 60 years?
I had concussions as a kid playing football and basketball, and know what it feels like and to have someone say ‘Just rub some dirt on it, and get back in there.’
A good artist is willing to die many times over. What’s funny is, I’ve died so many times.
I want people to see me happy.
Rock & roll is not about what you play, it’s about how you play it.
Well, all rock and roll is based in artifice.
I’m from a lower middle class background; all my family were immigrants.
I don’t have any sentimental notion about how people are going to remember me.
The things I’m guided to do are really strange to me.
People try to make a big deal, like I don’t want to play my old songs. That’s not it. I don’t want to play my old songs if that’s my only option. That’s a different thing.
Saturn Return is just the return of your planets to their original position.
There are people out there who are older who are cool. I want that.
If I worried about appearances, I wouldn’t be at Cubs games.
I’d reached a point where there was a direct conflict between what I was trying to be and who I really was.
I often have deer on my property and there’s a fox and owls. You’re not going to see that in the city.
There is something mighty suspicious about declaring an emergency for something that has yet to show itself to be a grand pandemic.