"I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Maynard James Keenan on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Maynard James Keenan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Maynard James Keenan on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Maynard James Keenan on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Maynard James Keenan on Dalai Lama
"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."