Marc Maron quotes

  • I'm not for everyone. I'm barely for me.
    -- Marc Maron

  • You hope to see an arc of growth in your ability to become a character on television.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Character #Growth #Ability

  • Maybe depression is the most reasonable response to all the crap around us. Maybe it's the happy people who need medication.
    -- Marc Maron

    #People #Needs #Medication

  • Most of my comedy writing happens through improvisation on stage; doing it in the moment.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Writing #Comedy #Moments

  • That’s the big challenge of life—to chisel disappointment into wisdom so people respect you and you don’t annoy your friends with your whining.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Disappointment #People #Challenges

  • I've become less angry and a little more humble by age and by experience and by going through the ups and downs of life.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Humble #Age #Ups & Downs

  • That's an animal fable about humility. If you survive your mistake, you must learn from it. Accept that you're fragile, vulnerable, and sometimes stupid. Realize that you're not immortal and you've got to take care of yourself. And then laugh it off and fly away.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Mistake #Stupid #Humility

  • I know that the podcast is typically something I can do forever, because it's mine; it's just me and my producer and business partner, so it's our business.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Forever #Producers

  • Have you ever had one of those moments when you look up and realize that you're one of those people you see on the train talking to themselves?
    -- Marc Maron

    #Talking #People #Looks

  • There's something about cats' self-sufficiency and their seemingly individualistic ways that I find compelling.
    -- Marc Maron

  • Some of you may be perfectly happy with mediocrity. Some of you will get nothing but heartbreak. Some of you will be heralded as geniuses and become huge. Of course, all of you think that one describes you...hence the delusion necessary to push on.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Thinking #Genius #Mediocrity

  • My cats, the ones that I have, were feral when I found them so the relationship that I have with them 10 years in is very mutual, earned, and evolved over time. It was never an easy thing. I like that they have a certain distance and have their own sense of selves.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Distance #Cat #Easy

  • I didn't really want to kill myself, it just made me feel better to know I could if I wanted to.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Feel Better #Want #Made

  • Dogs are too much to handle. I don't need anything in my house that's needier than me.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Dog #House

  • It's easy to maintain your integrity when no one is offering to buy it out.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Integrity #Offering #Europe

  • We’re built to deal with death, disease, failure, struggle, heartbreak, problems. It’s what separates us from the animals and why we envy and love animals so much. We’re aware of it all and have to process it. The way we each handle being human is where all the good stories, jokes, art, wisdom, revelations, and bullshit come from.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Art #Struggle #Animal

  • On some level any appearance on Television can be seen as a product endorsement.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Television #Levels #Appearance

  • I've had this look for about a year. I usually grow this beard out around Christmas. I like to go to malls dressed as Jesus, and I like to then walk around the mall and go, 'No! No! This wasn't what it was supposed to be about, people!' Then if there's a Santa at the mall, I walk up to him and say, 'Listen, fat man, you're just a clown at my birthday party.'
    -- Marc Maron

    #Jesus #Funny Christmas #Party

  • I think seeing Pryor's first movie, Live In Concert, when I was in high school changed my life. Pryor really put the heart in darkness for me.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Heart #School #Thinking

  • Hopefully standup will become special again.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Special #Hopefully

  • In the sixties and seventies you could probably name all the great comics. It was still special.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Names #Special #Stills

  • I’m glad to be part of the war on sadness. I’m a part time employee of the illusion that keeps people stupid.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Stupid #War #Sadness

  • In most cases the only difference between depression and disappointment is your level of commitment.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Disappointment #Commitment #Differences

  • I'm sad to see the passing of the great drug warriors. I certainly did my part in that battle and I don't regret any of it.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Regret #Warrior #Drug

  • Show business is one of the few businesses that the devil will actually agree to own just a portion of your soul because he knows if you have a performer's ego you were probably working for him all along.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Mind Your Own Business #Ego #Soul

  • Left wing, right wing, I am wingless and tired of trying to fly. Here comes the ground.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Tired #Europe #Wings

  • The bile makes it better. I am an information wasting machine - 100s of words a day.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Europe #Machines #Information

  • When I was a young kid I loved Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett and Jackie Vernon.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Kids #Europe #Young

  • You can't avoid pain in life. It's how you handle pain, that's what defines you.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Pain #Pain In Life #Define You

  • It may have lost its special-ness forever and the clubs might not being doing well but I think standup is in the best shape it has been in a long time.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Thinking #Long #Forever

  • I'm not completely sure we aren't all living in a hallucination now.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Hallucinations

  • I was also a big Woody Allen fan. When I got into college I listened to Lenny Bruce but it's taken me years to put him into context historically and really get what he did.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Taken #College #Years

  • When I was a bit older I had all of the George Carlin records, all of the Steve Martin records, all of the Cheech and Chong records and all of the Richard Pryor records.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Europe #Records

  • Everyone is a little bitter. We're born bitter. The personality itself is really just a very complex defense mechanism. A reaction to the first time someone said, "No you can't.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Personality #Littles #Firsts

  • It seems people are more willing to let other people control their minds now and recreational drug use doesn't seem to have that same renegade sense of adventure that it once did.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Adventure #People #Drug

  • Buying my wife a gun sort of like me saying, ' You know, I kinda want to kill myself, but I want it to be a surprise'.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Suicidal #Gun #Wife

  • If you can't afford the good food or if you can't afford health care or if you don't have a job or if your car is dangerous because you can't get it fixed and you DIE, you just lost the game-bzzzzz-thanks for playing extreme capitalism.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Jobs #Games #Car

  • They used to have a smoking section at most airports. No more. They now have these glass-encased rooms. You're not just a smoker, you're an example to other people. You're an exhibit at a futuristic zoo.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Zoos #Airports #Glasses

  • I believe in God... just in case. It's like there's some list somewhere and you don't want to be on it. I don't want to say THERE'S NO GOD! and then die and say, Oh, Hi... Is there some kind of community service I can do?
    -- Marc Maron

    #Believe #Community #Atheism

  • The Internet has usurped the collective unconscious and access to cosmic consciousness has become difficult and almost primitive.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Consciousness #Internet #Difficult

  • I didn't know that people compared Bill Hicks and I but certainly I'm flattered if they do. I knew Bill a bit. We had dinner a couple of times and played guitar together once. I really tried to keep my distance from him professionally.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Couple #Distance #Guitar

  • Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Art #Brain #Art Is

  • It amazes me that we are all on Twitter and Facebook. By "we" I mean adults. We're adults, right? But emotionally we're a culture of seven-year-olds. Have you ever had that moment when are you updating your status and you realize that every status update is just a variation on a single request: "Would someone please acknowledge me?
    -- Marc Maron

    #Mean #Years #Variation

  • Faith in the face of disappointment is only enhanced by laughter in the face of pain.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Laughter #Pain #Disappointment

  • I was married once before, and I stopped.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Funny Marriage #Married

  • Jerusalem Syndrome is actually a rare psychological condition that occurs to some visitors to the Middle East. They get to Israel and just snap.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Easter #Israel #Jerusalem

  • There's a fine line between cultural criticism and bitterness.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Criticism #Lines #Bitterness

  • Surveillance induced morality: relics of cultural retardation.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Surveillance #Morality #Relics

  • I look at every book as a self-help book.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Book #Self #Looks

  • I think that standup has always been an acquired taste and there was always only a handful of performers that were really inspired.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Thinking #Taste #Inspired

  • Comedy is obviously a matter of personal taste and the world always needs a clown and some people have no taste at all and any clown will do.
    -- Marc Maron

    #People #Taste #Needs

  • You know when you make popcorn there are always those fluffy white kernels that are fun and good to eat but there are also always those burnt, black kernels that don’t pop. You know why they don’t pop? Because they have integrity.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Fun #Integrity #White

  • Is it hard to make a living in show business? Yeah.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Yeah #Shows #Show Business

  • The next evolutionary step is into the screen.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Next #Steps

  • People who have babies tell me I will know a love that is beyond anything I can imagine, and a joy that is indescribable. Love and joy? That sounds horrifying. I have no way of knowing whether I can handle either of those. I'm much better with need and fear. They are what ground me.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Baby #Knowing #People

  • The truth is, I can’t read anything with any distance. Every book is a self-help book to me. Just having them makes me feel better.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Distance #Book #Feel Better

  • When you actually meet the devil and he offers you a deal most artists eventually negotiate.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Artist #Devil #Deals

  • We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice.
    -- Marc Maron

    #Children #Choices #Needs

  • As a performer you are being used to keep people watching so the commercial endorsements that support the network can be seen by as many people as possible.
    -- Marc Maron

    #People #Support #Used