"But then it hasn't really been a focus of our government to make us an educated people."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Maynard James Keenan on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Maynard James Keenan on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Maynard James Keenan on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Maynard James Keenan on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Maynard James Keenan on Thomas Paine
"The idea is, if I can't heal from my art, then how can you heal?"
"Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer."
"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."
"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."
"The record company's worst fear is that you'll fall in love or get rich."
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