"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 you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Maynard James Keenan on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Maynard James Keenan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Maynard James Keenan on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Maynard James Keenan on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Maynard James Keenan on Mahatma Gandhi
"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 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."