"Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Billy Corgan on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Billy Corgan on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Billy Corgan on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Billy Corgan on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Billy Corgan on Ernest Hemingway
"I'm not interested in pop art."
"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."
"The desire to hit a big home run is dominating the music business."
"I did 13-something years of talking to wrestlers and promoters about why they did certain things and why they booked matches a certain way and what they were thinking and whether they were satisfied with the draw. And I got a lot of insight in the business."
"I'm sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car."