Quotes by Billy Corgan (Musician/American).

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I grew up in a house of no love or emotion - it kind of sticks with you.
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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.
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Most of my arguments with musicians through the years have had more to do with their attitude about music, or their attitude about their own lives, or their personal responsibility. Music has never really been the big centerpiece of the fight.
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Radiohead and Our Lady Peace are doing the seven layers of guitar, and I kind of jumped on that before anyone else did.
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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.
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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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Music is your guide.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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There's nothing wrong with technology. It's when technology is the story and not the artist, that's the problem.
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I'm prepared to spend the rest of my life playing clubs, if that means I'm playing music that I believe in.
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I mean my point as an artist is I'm on my own little weird journey across the sky here and whether or not anybody's listening, or listening to the degree I would like them to, at the end of the day has to be an inconsequential thing because I can't chase this culture.
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The desire to hit a big home run is dominating the music business.
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I don't wanna play this kind of cartoon character anymore.
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I don't want to be 25 again.
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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.
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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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It's important for people to talk and get beyond the wall of Facebook and social media.
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Ultimately, running a band is about the relationships you have with people.
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I don't have to play by these rules or do these things... I can actually have my own kind of version.
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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.
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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.
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I'm from a lower middle class background; all my family were immigrants.
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I was brought up Roman Catholic. I'm not even baptized.
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