Marc Maron Quotes

A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan

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Another name I know but not everything about. Marc Maron started in stand-up to transition into an actor, writer and podcaster. Co-starring in the Netflix comedy series GLOW, he is as funny as any YouTubed clips of his. I got to catch up on his podcasts with cool guests and maybe check out a book he wrote.

  • “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, Attempting Normal
  • “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, Attempting Normal
  • The bile makes it better. I am an information wasting machine – 100s of words a day. Marc Maron
  • “I look at every book as a self-help book.” Marc Maron
  • “I’ve gotta stop thinking I know what other people think, cause most of ‘what other people think’ is something I’m making up. So I should just let them have their experience, I’ll have my experience and not pretend to know, and just get past that. [I think that] is a major obstacle: manifesting that insecurity, that fear. Believing the audience in your head as opposed to what’s really going on in the world—not responding to the one I’m making up, which is always going to judge me harder than the real one.” Marc Maron
  • 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
  • The Internet has usurped the collective unconscious and access to cosmic consciousness has become difficult and almost primitive. Marc Maron
  • “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, Attempting Normal
  • “It’s easy to maintain your integrity when no one is offering to buy it out.” Marc Maron
  • “When you’re young you really think you’re angry for reasons and causes. As you get older, you realize you might just be angry.” Marc Maron, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah
  • Left wing, right wing, I am wingless and tired of trying to fly. Here comes the ground. Marc Maron
  • “He doesn’t have anything like wisdom of age or hindsight. He’s a biased historian of self, an emotional revisionist. We all are, for the most part.” Marc Maron, Attempting Normal
  • I’m not completely sure we aren’t all living in a hallucination now. Marc Maron
  • “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, Attempting Normal
  • 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
  • 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
  • “Notebooks. There are dozens of notebooks. I always carry notebooks with me. I scribble in them in a barely readable scrawl. I do not write jokes. I write moments. Thoughts. Fragments that I have to sweat over as if they’re cryptic texts in a lost language when I try to interpret them. That shouldn’t be part of my process—decoding my own writing—but it has been for my entire life. What does that say about me? Why can’t I make it easy? I need to complicate everything to protect myself from success and to remain complicated and overwhelmed.” Marc Maron, Attempting Normal
  • The next evolutionary step is into the screen. Marc Maron
  • “I don’t hoard, exactly, but I get it. It’s a response to our need and desire for purpose, order, definition, and a fortress. It’s a calling that requires constant management, control, and obsessive attention.” Marc Maron, Attempting Normal

At the age of 56, surely there are much more quotes out there that I could enjoy. Can’t believe his YouTube channel only 55K subscribers. Due to my knowledge now this podcast (WTF Podcast with Maron) is only in audio. David Patrick on YouTube quoted “If Maron did a video podcast to this as well this would be a juggernaut of a program,”.

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