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Maynard James Keenan Quotes and Sayings

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I always knew that I wanted to be an artist.
- Maynard James Keenan

Because as an only child, you have your own little world.
- Maynard James Keenan

Shows are really strange.
Sometimes you really don't know what to expect.
- Maynard James Keenan

For me, life is writing and I can do it anywhere.
It doesn't matter where I am.
I listen.
I write.
I live.
- Maynard James Keenan

 

I see a lot of patterns in our behavior as a nation
that parallel a lot of other historical processes.
- 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 can't be a legend yet.
I'm not dead.
- Maynard James Keenan

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

And if you don't live, you have nothing to write about.
- Maynard James Keenan

There were a lot of choices to make and I always picked artist.
I never once picked doctor, lawyer, firemen or something like that.
It was always artist.
- Maynard James Keenan

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

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

A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots
in Latin and Greek words.
A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories.
- Maynard James Keenan

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

I always knew that I wanted to be creative,
that I wanted to create something.
- 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'm a lot easier to work with now than I have been in the past,
for sure.
- Maynard James Keenan

Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane,
and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are
the people that are closest to them.
- Maynard James Keenan

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

Most religious stories and mythologies have some sort of similar root,
some sort of global archetypes.
- Maynard James Keenan

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

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

There is still a future with music, because people want 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

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

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.
- 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

We're just four guys and we are enjoying what we're doing with Tool.
- Maynard James Keenan

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

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.
- 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

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.
- Princess Diana

I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every
living librarian who crosses my path,
on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved.
- Barbara Kingsolver

I had this instinct and I just knew it.
It was a very strange thing and as soon as I finished recording it,
we were all in the studio saying we have something really special here.
- Deborah Cox

I knew it would break his heart if I didn't go into the business.
- Ida Lupino

Soldiers and peasants lived together on friendly terms;
they knew each other and their everyday routines,
and trusted each other; they shook their heads together over the war.
- Ernst Toller

As soon as I had seen Fay Wray and spoken with her for a few minutes,
I knew I had found the right girl.
- Erich von Stroheim

I knew there were a lot of friends out there,
and I wanted to be with them.
- Ekaterina Gordeeva

I knew she was from Australia and I knew that is where
she started but I didn't know if she was still popular there.
I hope people understand we aren't making fun of Kylie.
- Wayne Coyne

I knew that when I resigned from the University of
Texas that I would never coach again.
- Darrell Royal

People are still asking me if I knew Star Wars was
going to be that big of a hit.
Yes, we all knew.
The only one who didn't know was George.
- Carrie Fisher


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