Billy Corgan Quotes


25 Billy Corgan quotes:



"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."
"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."
"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 don't have to play by these rules or do these things... I can actually have my own kind of version."
"I feel like I'm always fighting not to repeat myself."
"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 met with a lot of resistance when I wanted our newest album to be a double CD. Many people thought I was going to ruin the band by doing it."
"I never wanted to leave the Smashing Pumpkins. That was never the plan."
"I walked away from going to church when I was 8. I didn't set foot in another church until I was 28."
"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'm definitely responsible for coming in with some basic chord changes, or ideas. Everybody in the band looks to me to come up with the basic seed, so it's not very productive to come in with nothing."
"I'm sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car."
"I'm viewed as this weird, crippled character. But you got to take your lumps."
"In the beginning, though, I have to admit that I did have a chip on my shoulder. I did want to prove everyone wrong. But after I went through the process and came out the other side, it wasn't about anyone else."
"It just doesn't work without the others."
"James, that's a bad situation. I'm not saying it's not repairable, but it's pretty far. When you go from being in one of the best bands in the world to some cover band... as far as I'm concerned, he was playing down at the pub."
"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."
"Saturn Return is just the return of your planets to their original position."
"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."
"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."



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