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Billy Corgan, American Musician ( March 17, 1967 - )

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I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It's a journey of recovery. It's a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It's already there.~Billy Corgan


Nature Journey Moving On

To be able to put your arms around 24 years of music, it's really fun.~Billy Corgan


Music Fun Arms

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.~Billy Corgan


Ideas You Chemistry

Most people don't know that wrestling came out of the circus.~Billy Corgan


People Circus Know

If I worried about appearances, I wouldn't be at Cubs games.~Billy Corgan


Games Cubs Appearances

We need to get back to a level of social responsibility that we haven't seen for a long time.~Billy Corgan


Time Responsibility Long

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


Best World You

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.~Billy Corgan


Winning Great Impossible

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


Relationship God Spiritual

Injuries are nothing to be ashamed about.~Billy Corgan


Injuries Nothing Ashamed

In our lives in a lot of ways it's all about fake. You've got people wanting things for fake reasons.~Billy Corgan


People Fake You

We've turned into a whining society.~Billy Corgan


Society Whining Turned

Rock in the mainstream culture has lost a lot of its mojo.~Billy Corgan


Culture Lost Rock

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.~Billy Corgan


Life Death American

Radiohead and Our Lady Peace are doing the seven layers of guitar, and I kind of jumped on that before anyone else did.~Billy Corgan


Peace Doing Guitar

I often have deer on my property and there's a fox and owls. You're not going to see that in the city.~Billy Corgan


City Property You

I was fantasising about my own death, I started thinking what my funeral would be like and what music would be played, I was at that level of insanity.~Billy Corgan


Music Death Thinking

Where is this great love for rock and roll that existed for 50 or 60 years?~Billy Corgan


Love Great Rock And Roll

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.~Billy Corgan


Music Attitude Fight

I don't wanna play this kind of cartoon character anymore.~Billy Corgan


Character Play Kind

Compliments and criticism are all ultimately based on some form of projection.~Billy Corgan


Criticism Compliments Some

Well, all rock and roll is based in artifice.~Billy Corgan


Rock And Roll Rock Well

I grew up in a house of no love or emotion - it kind of sticks with you.~Billy Corgan


Love You Emotion

The desire to hit a big home run is dominating the music business.~Billy Corgan


Music Business Home

Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness.~Billy Corgan


Strength Calm Drive

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.~Billy Corgan


Love Hope Good