"I think people in general have neglected to learn about history."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Maynard James Keenan on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Maynard James Keenan on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Maynard James Keenan on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Maynard James Keenan on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Maynard James Keenan on Thomas Jefferson
"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."