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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You have to be willing to deal with the ups and downs of the music, the ups and downs of the audience.
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.
I'm not interested in pop art.
I'm from a lower middle class background all my family were immigrants.
To be able to put your arms around 24 years of music, it's really fun.
The ideology of the Smashing Pumpkins was ultimately more valuable than the music of the Smashing Pumpkins. That's what critics can't put their finger on.
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.
I was trying to be this person who is cool, eternally rocking.
Music is your guide.
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.
Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up.
My dad was a Methodist minister.
Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.
I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.
All the legal action I've taken against newspapers has had a massively positive effect on my life and achieved exactly what I wanted, which is privacy and non-harassment.
The Ukrainian community is tight-knit by nature.
Over and over, we hear politicians say they can't spend our tax dollars on environmental protection when the economy is so fragile.
That's a central part of philosophy, of ethics. What do I owe to strangers? What do I owe to my family? What is it to live a good life? Those are questions which we face as individuals.