Quotes by 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
There is still a future with music, because people want music.
– Maynard James Keenan
The record company's worst fear is that you'll fall in love or get rich.
– Maynard James Keenan
The idea is, if I can't heal from my art, then how can you heal?
– Maynard James Keenan
Reading is more of a left-brain process, and listening to music is a right-brain function.
– Maynard James Keenan
Prescott National Forest is right on the edge of my home in Arizona.
– Maynard James Keenan
Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer.
– Maynard James Keenan
Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads.
– 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
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
I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.
– Maynard James Keenan
I think people in general have neglected to learn about history.
– Maynard James Keenan
I think everything Joni Mitchell did for music was big.
– 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 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
Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music.
– Maynard James Keenan
Everything revolves around the music when it comes to Tool.
– Maynard James Keenan
But then it hasn't really been a focus of our government to make us an educated people.
– 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