Billy Corgan

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    A good artist is willing to die many times over. What's funny is, I've died so many times.
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    About six months ago, I listened to Siamese Dream. That was the first time I'd ever really heard my own album, because I had separated from the experience of making the record. And it really moved me. It made me cry, it's so beautiful.
    Source: Out on a Limb. Details Magazine. October 1996
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    Actually, I was having dinner with Michael (Stipe, of R.E.M.) when our second album went platinum, which up until that point was the highest success we'd ever had. And he turned to me during dinner and said, 'Welcome to the deep waters, kid.' I'll never forget that.
    Source: Icon Magazine. April 1998
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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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    Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness.
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    Compliments and criticism are all ultimately based on some form of projection.
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    Do I belong in the conversation about the best artists in the world? My answer is yes, I do.
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    Even if you don't believe in God, exploring fully the idea of a god or gods should pose no threat to you.
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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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    If I have resistance to something, it means there's something wrong. The resistance to me is a sign of fear.
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    In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.
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    In my case I don't mind playing a character that irritates people or makes people question my sanity.
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    In our lives in a lot of ways it's all about fake. You've got people wanting things for fake reasons.
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    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.
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    Indie world won't have me, and mainstream world treats me like an alien, but here I am still floating between these two worlds.
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