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Maynard James Keenan quotes

I can't be a legend yet. I'm not dead.

Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer.

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

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.

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

Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music.

I see a lot of patterns in our behavior as a nation that parallel a lot of other historical processes.

Yeah, because I think it's more important just to inspire people to wake up one day and pick up a book and start feeling it out for themselves.

I think the biggest problem working with me would be that I'm an only child, and so I have an internal dialogue that goes on that I just assume you can hear.

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

Everything revolves around the music when it comes to Tool.

Nowadays, you have to sell, like, half a million or a million records just to break even.

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

I think everything Joni Mitchell did for music was big.

I think the media made Manson, turned him into some larger than life figure and surrounded him with mystery and some shady glamour.

One of the challenges we set up for 'Puscifer' was to come up with a core identity and see how far we can push it.

We're just four guys and we are enjoying what we're doing with Tool.

You know, I grew up listening to Joni Mitchell.

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.

A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral.