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Maynard James Keenan (born as James Herbert Keenan in Akron, Ohio, United States) is a famous Musician from USA, he is 55 years old and still alive, born April 17, 1964.

Biography

Maynard James Keenan is the lead singer of the rock bands Tool and A Perfect Circle.

Keenan went to 18-year-old to the United States Military Academy. Then began Keenan at an art school because he was concerned with the symbolic and abstract material. In the 1980s he played in a band called Children of the anachronistic Dynasty (CAD). Texans was the name of another band project before he was to start the tool.

Keenan writes all the lyrics to the band. Key topics include philosophy, dreams, occultism and personal development. Tools texts have received much attention and there are many interpretations on the web. Keenan writes and guitarist (Adam) Jones illustrates, they often work together to inspire each other's work.

Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Maynard.

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Famous quotes by Maynard James Keenan (33)


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"There were a lot of choices to make and I always picked artist. I never once picked doctor, lawyer, firemen or something like that. It was always artist"
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"I think everything Joni Mitchell did for music was big"
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"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"
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"I always knew that I wanted to be an artist"
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"But then it hasn't really been a focus of our government to make us an educated people"
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"After all, in today's music scene every band seems to steal from other bands"
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"Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I have the distinction of being called a media whore by Courtney Love"
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"Because as an only child, you have your own little world"
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"Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane, and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are the people that are closest to them"
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"There is still a future with music, because people want music"
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"A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral"
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"Most religious stories and mythologies have some sort of similar root, some sort of global archetypes"
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"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"
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"I'm a lot easier to work with now than I have been in the past, for sure"
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"I think people in general have neglected to learn about history"
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"Adam does most of the work when it comes to videos and he basically does the same as I do with the lyrics. The videos are his visual interpretations of our music"
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"I think the media made Manson, turned him into some larger than life figure and surrounded him with mystery and some shady glamour"
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"I can't be a legend yet. I'm not dead"
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"For me, life is writing and I can do it anywhere. It doesn't matter where I am. I listen. I write. I live"
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"A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots in Latin and Greek words. A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories"
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"I just hope that our fans are people who are inspired by music, and just use our music as a background or inspiration for whatever it is they do"
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"I always knew that I wanted to be creative, that I wanted to create something"
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"Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music"
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"Shows are really strange. Sometimes you really don't know what to expect"
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"Nowadays, you have to sell, like, half a million or a million records just to break even"
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"Everything revolves around the music when it comes to Tool"
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"And if you don't live, you have nothing to write about"
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"I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us"
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"I think the biggest problem working with me would be that I'm an only child, and so I have an internal dialogue that goes on that I just assume you can hear"
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"I see a lot of patterns in our behavior as a nation that parallel a lot of other historical processes"


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