"Rock and Roll is still asking people like me to live up to the old guard's concept of what success is but it doesn't mean anything."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Billy Corgan on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Billy Corgan on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Billy Corgan on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Billy Corgan on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Billy Corgan on Winston Churchill
"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."