I think I’ve been mischaracterized a bit as a guy who gets off on his own misery. I think that misery for people that are incredibly anxious or frightened is something consistent. I think that obsession sometimes works as almost a spirituality. You know, you have a routine that your brain kind of loops around, that you call ‘home,’ but that’s usually in defense of some other part of you that’s unruly and for me I think it’s anxiety and panic and worry and dread.
— Marc Maron tells Terry Gross about his natural emotional state.