You have to be willing to deal with the ups and downs of the music, the ups and downs of the audience.
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I was trying to be this person who is cool, eternally rocking.
A good artist is willing to die many times over. What's funny is, I've died so many times.
To re-embrace what I once loved about music has been a warming process for me, because it's a good, earned feeling now.
When you actually like each other, it translates to the music.
We've turned into a whining society.
People think I take some sort of masochistic pleasure out of putting out music that's gonna be unpopular.
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 like my home and I like the nature.
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.
I'm prepared to spend the rest of my life playing clubs, if that means I'm playing music that I believe in.
I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations.
Being on your own would be sad, sick and weird. I don't trust myself. I need that balance.
People who build family businesses are not classically trained. They have to deal with an enormous amount of politics. You think corporate politics are tough? Go work for your dad or your mom.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
When I was growing up in Mississippi - it was good Southern food... but I also grew up with a Greek family when other kids were eating fried okra, we were eating steamed artichokes. So I think it played a big part in my healthy cooking.
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.