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 don't have to play by these rules or do these things... I can actually have my own kind of version."
"I never wanted to leave the Smashing Pumpkins. That was never the plan."
"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."
"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'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."
"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 feel like I'm always fighting not to repeat myself."
"It just doesn't work without the others."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 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 walked away from going to church when I was 8. I didn't set foot in another church until I was 28."



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