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Quotes of the day: Marc Maron

Published Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 6:41 AM EDT
Sep 27 2013

Marc Maron (b. September 27, 1963) is an American stand-up comedian, podcast host and actor. (Click for full Wikipedia article.)


Be careful not to medicate bitterness because you've mistaken it for depression, because the truth is, you're right: Everything does suck most of the time, and there's a fine line between bitterness and astute cultural observation.

Bitterness is just amplied self-pity.

Buying my wife a gun is sorta like me saying 'Y'know, I kinda wanna kill myself... but I want it to be a surprise.'

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.

Comedy saved my life but also destroyed it in many ways.

Do you remember when you used to be able to remember five phone numbers?

Faith in the face of disappointment is only enhanced by laughter in the face of pain.

For my next trick I will make everyone understand me.

I look at every book as a self-help book.

The only difference between disappointment and depression is your level of commitment.

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

In the digital age our idea of political activism is forwarding an e-mail. You copy four people and think, 'I've effin' done my part for today.'

I've gotten old enough to resent people for being young.

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.

It seems that the drugs have become more focused in their applications and less romanticized. I don't know if that discussion will ever be relevant again.

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

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

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.

Sometimes a "general meeting" just means that executives had an open day, needed to fill out their schedule and want to be entertained. Don't get your hopes up.

Surveillance induced morality: relics of cultural retardation.

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

The next evolutionary step is into the screen.

The target is the mighty Oz. An illusion. Lets get the guy at the controls behind the curtain out here and see what he's made of.

There are also always those burnt, hard kernels at the bottom that don't pop. You know why they don't pop? They don't pop because they have integrity.

There is really no business like show business. Except maybe prostitution. There's a bit of overlap there.

There were a lot of casualties. Things change and drugs change.

This is not a meritocracy. Get over yourself.

We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice.

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

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.

You got to decide what your soul can handle and how you want to be seen.

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