"Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Maynard James Keenan on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Maynard James Keenan on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Maynard James Keenan on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Maynard James Keenan on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Maynard James Keenan on Oscar Wilde
"The idea is, if I can't heal from my art, then how can you heal?"
"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."
"Actually I never did stand up. I'm not that funny."
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