Maynard James Keenan Quotes

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Born: April 17, 1964, Akron, Ohio, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Composer

1.
A lot of people into Tool, for some reason, are not interested in humor.
- Maynard James Keenan

2.
Actually I never did stand up. I'm not that funny.
- Maynard James Keenan

3.
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

4.
After all, in today's music scene every band seems to steal from other bands.
- Maynard James Keenan

5.
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

6.
But then it hasn't really been a focus of our government to make us an educated people.
- Maynard James Keenan

7.
Everything revolves around the music when it comes to Tool.
- Maynard James Keenan

8.
Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music.
- Maynard James Keenan

9.
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

10.
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

11.
I think everything Joni Mitchell did for music was big.
- Maynard James Keenan

12.
I think people in general have neglected to learn about history.
- Maynard James Keenan

13.
I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.
- Maynard James Keenan

14.
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

15.
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

16.
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

17.
Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads.
- Maynard James Keenan

18.
Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer.
- Maynard James Keenan

19.
Prescott National Forest is right on the edge of my home in Arizona.
- Maynard James Keenan

20.
Reading is more of a left-brain process, and listening to music is a right-brain function.
- Maynard James Keenan

21.
The idea is, if I can't heal from my art, then how can you heal?
- Maynard James Keenan

22.
The record company's worst fear is that you'll fall in love or get rich.
- Maynard James Keenan

23.
There is still a future with music, because people want music.
- Maynard James Keenan

24.
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

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