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35+ Maynard James Keenan Quotes From The American Rock Singer

Maynard James Keenan is a rock musician.

Maynard James Keenan is an American singer best known for being the lead singer of the rock band- 'Tool'.

He's also been a part of several other bands like 'A Perfect Circle' and 'Puscifer'. We've compiled a list of the best Maynard James Keenan quotes including some of the funniest quotes from the singer.

If you enjoy these Maynard James Keenan quotes, then you'll also love our collections of [Chester Bennington quotes] and Heavy Metal quotes.

Best Maynard James Keenan Quotes

Here are the best Maynard James Keenan quotes from the famous singer.

1. "I believe that music is a force in itself. It is there and it needs an outlet, a medium. In a way, we are just the medium."

- Maynard James Keenan.

2. "And you will come to find that we are all one mind."

- Maynard James Keenan.

3. "We're five people, five individuals who came together to create something, to make music and to complete each other musically, to form a perfect circle."

- Maynard James Keenan.

4. "So good to see you once again. I thought that you were hiding."

- Maynard James Keenan.

5. "Abandon all pretense and preconceptions.

To bare an open throat. To collapse into the arms of vulnerability."

- Maynard James Keenan.

6. "I'm a lot easier to work with now than I have been in the past, for sure."

- Maynard James Keenan.

7. "I think the Grammys are nothing more than some gigantic promotional machine for the music industry. They cater to a low intellect and they feed the masses."

- Maynard James Keenan.

8. "That would be one of my wishes from the genie, so I would have to put 'multilingual' on the resume, should I ever find the genie."

- Maynard James Keenan.

9. "This sort of behavior is left to the psychotic, dogmatic, fundamentalist believers you see on your TV everyday letting off bombs and killing people in the name of God."

- Maynard James Keenan.

10. "I feel like with music there's so much ego rooted in expressing your thoughts and your experiences with it."

- Maynard James Keenan.

11. "The process that we go through in recording with Tool is very organic, but at the same time it is very thought out."

- Maynard James Keenan.

12. "Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer."

- Maynard James Keenan.

13. "Just in general, any government throughout history hasn't really wanted its people to be educated, because then they couldn't control them as easily."

- Maynard James Keenan.

14. "I'm a pessimist. But I'm a pessimist with a sense of responsibility."

- Maynard James Keenan.

15. "I believe that when you go into a gallery or a museum, the most powerful pieces are the ones that don't have the words in the corner that distract you from the larger piece."

- Maynard James Keenan.

16. "Yeah, because I think it's more important just to inspire people to wake up one day and pick up a book and start feeling it out for themselves."

- Maynard James Keenan.

17. "I want to find a genie in a bottle that can grant me three wishes. I want to be able to speak, read, write, and understand any language ever written or spoken."

- Maynard James Keenan.

18. "I'm not an educated man. I only know what I'm told, and I'm not told that much; I have no frame of reference for how to place things in history be a responsible leader. All I can do is be an artist."

- Maynard James Keenan.

19. "Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane, and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are the people that are closest to them."

- Maynard James Keenan.

20. "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."

- Maynard James Keenan.

Maynard James Keenan Song Quotes

Maynard James Keenan has a very loyal fanbase.

Here are the best Maynard James Keenan quotes from the songs he created as a band member of Tool and A Perfect Circle.

21. "I will find a center in you

I will chew it up and leave

I will work to elevate you."

- Tool, 'Sober'.

22. "Choices always were a problem for you

What you need is someone strong to guide you

Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow."

- Tool, 'Opiate'.

23. "Threw you the obvious and you flew with it on your back, A name in your recollection, down among a million same."

- A Perfect Circle, '3 Libras'.

24. "If God is our Father, you thought, then Satan must be our cousin."

- Tool, 'Disgustipated'.

25. "I may find comfort here, I may find peace within the emptiness, how pitiful."

- Tool, 'Reflection'.

Funny Maynard James Keenan Quotes

Here are some witty Maynard James Keenan quotes from the singer.

26. "I can't be a legend yet. I'm not dead."

- Maynard James Keenan.

27. "Desert, in generally, is a very good place to find yourself. Or lose yourself."

- Maynard James Keenan.

28. "The record company's worst fear is that you'll fall in love or get rich."

- Maynard James Keenan.

29. "But I'm a hot-blooded Italian by nature. Whatever the situation you present, I'm going to make something out of it."

- Maynard James Keenan.

30. "You really should be able to feel the higher power of music and be moved by it, rather than listening to me waffle on and having to explain it."

- Maynard James Keenan.

31. "But you know, I'm the negative-Nancy, curmudgeon, glass-half-empty-with-a-leak-in-it guy - which is basically the fuel that fires me up anyway. Without that, we wouldn't have me."

- Maynard James Keenan.

32. "Liar, lawyer, mirror show me. What’s the difference?"

- Maynard James Keenan.

33. "Why did Father give these humans free will? Now they're all confused."

- Maynard James Keenan.

34. "Today's woman puts on wigs, fake eyelashes, false nails, sixteen pounds of make-up, shadows, blushes, creams, living bras, various pads that would make a linebacker envious, has implants and assorted other surgeries, then complains that she cannot find a 'real' man."

- Maynard James Keenan.

35. "I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us."

- Maynard James Keenan.

36. "Put a small child in a playpen with an apple and a bunny. If s/he eats the apple and plays with the bunny, s/he's normal; but if s/he eats the bunny and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car."

- Maynard James Keenan.

37. "People have to follow their hearts, and if their hearts lead them to Wal-Mart, so be it."

- Maynard James Keenan.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Maynard James Keenan quotes then why not take a look at [Stevie Nicks quotes], or [John Mayer quotes] for more musician quotes.

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