The Pumpkins love rock-and-roll, we absolutely love it, but we also think it's a flatulent, ego-serving kiddie playground. You can have your cake and eat it too.
"Out on a Limb." Details Magazine. October 1996.
It's about the girlfriend who left me last year. I tried to put all my anger in those words, even though I'm just as much to blame for the break-up. 'Soma' is based on the idea that a love relationship is almost the same as opium: it slowly puts you to sleep, it soothes you, and gives you the illusion of sureness and security. Very deceivable.Billy Corgan
...Instead of taking the 'I'm cool, I hope you adore me' path (with my music), I chose the path of how to connect. I think that's the reason a lot of people feel a deeper connection with our band than other bands, and I also feel that's why people polarize on us. If you don't get it, it seems preposterous; if you do get it, it's really heavy -- it has a weight to it.Billy Corgan
I'm Irish and I was born on St. Patrick's Day. I'm lucky sevens.Billy Corgan
People always called The Cure gloomy, but listening to The Cure made me happy. There was something about the gloominess that gave me comfort, and I think we're the same way.Billy Corgan
This is not a reaction against a negative world. It's a response to a negative world.Billy Corgan
For a 6-foot-3 guy with no hair and a whiny voice, I've done all right.Billy Corgan
Life is everything and nothing all at once.Billy Corgan
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