My Favorite Quotes
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 Billy Corgan - “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.”
 Billy Corgan - “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.”
 Billy Corgan - “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.”
 Billy Corgan - “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.”
 Billy Corgan - “It just doesn't work without the others.”
 Billy Corgan - “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 - “I'm viewed as this weird, crippled character. But you got to take your lumps.”
 Billy Corgan - “I'm sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car.”
 Billy Corgan - “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.”
 Billy Corgan - “I feel like I'm always fighting not to repeat myself.”
 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 - “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 - “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.”
 Billy Corgan - “I didn't find Jesus. He's been there the whole time.”
 Billy Corgan - “Are you all ready to have a rockin' mashed potato time”
 Billy Corgan - “For a 6-foot-3 guy with no hair and a whiny voice, I've done alright.”
 Billy Corgan - “My version, of course, is not this flag-waving, let's all get on the Jesus train and ride out of hell. I'm not that kind of guy. It's an embrace that life is good, worth living and yeah, it's not easy, but there are more pluses than minuses.”
 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 - “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.”
 Billy Corgan - “Saturn Return is just the return of your planets to their original position.”
 Billy Corgan - “You can't be greater than Elvis, change things as much as the Beatles, or be as original as Led Zeppelin. All you can do is rip them off.”
 Billy Corgan - “It's my role as an artist to basically destroy the obvious and recreate the obvious, to put it back together into a form that maybe you wouldn't have considered, ... I'm not into making things unimaginable.”
 Billy Corgan - “What has gone on in my childhood, and the personal problems that we've had in the band, have given a lot of people hope. (It shows) if you keep your nose pointed straight you can actually get somewhere -- to a happy place.”
 Billy Corgan - “I don't mean this in any sort of trite way, ... but the music has really been the thing that has healed us over and over again. It is the thing that has held us together and taught us about each other.”
 Billy Corgan - “Great music completely obliterates any conceptions of genre.”

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