"But I'm a hot-blooded Italian by nature. Whatever the situation you present, I'm going to make something out of it."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Maynard James Keenan on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Maynard James Keenan on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Maynard James Keenan on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Maynard James Keenan on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Maynard James Keenan on Abraham Lincoln
"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."