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'The idea is, if I can't heal from my art, then how can you heal?'


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'Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer.'


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


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'Actually I never did stand up. I'm not that funny.'


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'There is still a future with music, because people want music.'


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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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'But then it hasn't really been a focus of our government to make us an educated people.'


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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 think people in general have neglected to learn about history.'


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'Prescott National Forest is right on the edge of my home in Arizona.'


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


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'A lot of people into Tool, for some reason, are not interested in humor.'


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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 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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'Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads.'


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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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'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.'


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'Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music.'


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'There is still a future with music, because people want music.'


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'Everything revolves around the music when it comes to Tool.'


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'After all, in today's music scene every band seems to steal from other bands.'


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'I think everything Joni Mitchell did for music was big.'


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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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'Reading is more of a left-brain process, and listening to music is a right-brain function.'


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

 

 

 

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