"There is still a future with music, because people want music."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Maynard James Keenan on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Maynard James Keenan on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Maynard James Keenan on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Maynard James Keenan on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Maynard James Keenan on William Shakespeare
"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."