There's nothing wrong with technology. It's when technology is the story and not the artist, that's the problem.
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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.
People think I take some sort of masochistic pleasure out of putting out music that's gonna be unpopular.
One thing I've learned to appreciate as I've gotten a little older is direct forms of communication.
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.
To re-embrace what I once loved about music has been a warming process for me, because it's a good, earned feeling now.
I've always been spiritual but I've never had a proper context, and it took me awhile to find the proper context. It's hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want... and so I now have a punk rock relationship with God.
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.
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'm not interested in pop art.
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
A man is born alone and dies alone and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.
With 'Bright Star' and with 'The Piano,' too, I felt a kind of sadness about it being in such a different era, because of my lack of experience with the era. And one of the ways I'd get over it is to remind myself that every film, even if it's contemporary, creates its own world.
Don't knock the weather nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Accuse not nature, she hath done her part Do thou but thine, and be not diffident Of wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thou Dismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh, By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.