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Maynard James Keenan – 24 Quotes

 

24 Quotes by Maynard James Keenan

 

Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer.

– Maynard James Keenan


The idea is, if I can’t heal from my art, then how can you heal?

– Maynard James Keenan


If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common.

– Maynard James Keenan


If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers – if that’s where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets.

– Maynard James Keenan


The record company’s worst fear is that you’ll fall in love or get rich.

– Maynard James Keenan


Actually I never did stand up. I’m not that funny.

– Maynard James Keenan


There is still a future with music, because people want music.

– Maynard James Keenan


But then it hasn’t really been a focus of our government to make us an educated people.

– Maynard James Keenan


Just in general, any government throughout history hasn’t really wanted its people to be educated, because then they couldn’t control them as easily.

– Maynard James Keenan


I think people in general have neglected to learn about history.

– Maynard James Keenan


Prescott National Forest is right on the edge of my home in Arizona.

– Maynard James Keenan


I just hope that our fans are people who are inspired by music, and just use our music as a background or inspiration for whatever it is they do.

– Maynard James Keenan


I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.

– Maynard James Keenan


A lot of people into Tool, for some reason, are not interested in humor.

– Maynard James Keenan


Adam does most of the work when it comes to videos and he basically does the same as I do with the lyrics. The videos are his visual interpretations of our music.

– Maynard James Keenan


After all, in today’s music scene every band seems to steal from other bands.

– Maynard James Keenan


Everything revolves around the music when it comes to Tool.

– Maynard James Keenan


Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music.

– Maynard James Keenan


I believe that music is a force in itself. It is there and it needs an outlet, a medium. In a way, we are just the medium.

– Maynard James Keenan


I think everything Joni Mitchell did for music was big.

– Maynard James Keenan


Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads.

– Maynard James Keenan


Reading is more of a left-brain process, and listening to music is a right-brain function.

– Maynard James Keenan


We’re five people, five individuals who came together to create something, to make music and to complete each other musically, to form a perfect circle.

– Maynard James Keenan


But I’m a hot-blooded Italian by nature. Whatever the situation you present, I’m going to make something out of it.

– Maynard James Keenan


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