Quotes on Depression


Depression is inertia. Wayne Dyer

It gets on top of me and I get frustrated. Hugh Laurie

I may have looked happy but inside I was hopelessly depressed. Stephen Fry

Depression is always in the details. Julia Alvarez

I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds. Bob Dylan

I'm what you call a Depression sailor. Ernest Borgnine

We have hit bottom and are on the upswing. James J. Davis

I am convinced that through these measures we have reestablished confidence. Herbert Hoover

For the immediate future, at least, the outlook (stocks) is bright. Irving Fisher

You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it. Albert Ellis

Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking. Douglas Coupland

Depression is a very sensible reaction to just about everything we live in now. Chrystos

I am profoundly in the D's - discouraged, depressed, disheartened, disgusted. Alice Dunbar Nelson

At times of the severest depression, humor is what binds people together. Robert Carlyle

The weather of Depression is unmodulated, its light a brownout. William Styron

I once read that more millionaires per capita were created during the Great Depression than at any other time in history. Harry S. Dent

Depression is to me as daffodils were to Wordsworth. Philip Larkin

Keep painting your demons. Jack Beal

Depression is anger slowed down; panic is grief speeded up. Ann-Marie MacDonald

I"ll never speak to God again. Sylvia Plath

I think I'm afraid of being happy because whenever I get too happy something bad always happens. Charles M Schulz

Pull yourself together' is seldom said to anyone who can. Mignon Mclaughlin

I think other people's depression is frightfully dreary, don't you? Julian Fellowes

I cling to depression, thinking it a form of truth. Mason Cooley

Can you reclaim that free-girl smile, or is it like virginity- once you loose it, that's it? Rebecca Wells

We beat the Great Depression without lotteries and legalized gambling John Warren Kindt

It is reported that about 30% of the world's population is unemployed. That's worse than the Great Depression, but it's now an international phenomenon. Noam Chomsky

Work is always an antidote to depression. Eleanor Roosevelt

We all know pain doesn't exist without some coexisting depression. Jerry Hall

She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair. Patricia Briggs

I'll never speak to God again. Sylvia Plath

It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered. Carroll O'Connor

Depression is something that makes you lose your sight. Michael Schenker

Coming down off crack is like the worst depression. The worst. Ray Brown

Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind. James Hillman

We will not have any more crashes in our time. John Maynard Keynes

Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance. Andrew Solomon

The end of the decline of the Stock Market will probably not be long, only a few more days at most. Irving Fisher

I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope. Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Until you've had depression I don't think you're qualified to talk about it. Geoffrey Boycott

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. Joyce Meyer

My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle. Patty Duke

Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy. Matt Lucas

Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. Irving Fisher

I see nothing in the present situation that is either menacing or warrants pessimism. Andrew Mellon

There is no cause to worry. The high tide of prosperity will continue. Andrew Mellon

Gentleman, you have come sixty days too late. The depression is over. Herbert Hoover

In other periods of depression, it has always been possible to see some things which were solid and upon which you could base hope, but as I look about, I now see nothing to give ground to hope-nothing of man. Calvin Coolidge

There may be a recession in stock prices, but not anything in the nature of a crash. Irving Fisher

I finally came to terms with manic depression and lithium. I've taken lithium regularly for the past few years and have had no further bouts with manic depression. Charley Pride

He wondered if this was what clinical depression felt like, a total numbness, a weary lack of hope. Dennis Lehane

Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. Madeleine L'Engle

Before any great achievement, some measure of depression is very usual. Charles Spurgeon

Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer. Dorothy Rowe

That was when Leonard realized something crucial about depression. The smarter you were, the worse it was. The sharper your brain, the more it cut you up. Jeffrey Eugenides

Depression is useful. It signals that you need to make changes in your life, it challenges your tendency to withdraw, it reminds you to take action. Gloria E. Anzald˙a

I yearned to get better; I told myself I was getting better. In fact, the depression was still there, like a powerful undertow. Sometimes it grabbed me, yanked me under; other times, I swam free. Tracy Thompson

The Government's business is in sound condition. Andrew Mellon

The country is not in good condition. Calvin Coolidge

Financial storm definitely passed. Bernard Baruch

... my mind lay limp in an empty world. Vladimir Nabokov

The universe never says no to your thought about yourself. It only grows it. Neale Donald Walsch

Sharing our depressions felt like having survived a war. The experience bonds you to the other person for life. Art Buchwald

It is in the middle of misery that so much becomes clear. The one who says, 'Nothing good came of this' is not yet listening. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

What's the use? The people are too stupid. They do not understand. Winslow Homer

Just remember that the darkest night did not turn out all the stars. Louis Mann

We are all spirits. We get depressed. But music makes you want to live. I know my music has saved my life. Mary J Blige

Sadness is more or less like a head cold - with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer. Barbara Kingsolver

If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking Elizabeth Wurtzel

Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. Judith Guest

You didn't get past something like that, you go through it - and for that reason alone, I understood more about her than she ever would have guessed. Jodi Picoult

There's nothing wrong with you that a little Prozac and a polo mallet can't cure. Woody Allen

At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely knows that other beings also suffer. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

... I keep wanting to crawl back into the womb ... Sylvia Plath

Don't go to bed with any woman crazier than you are. Frank Zappa

I will find a way out or make one. Robert Peary

That's what depression had wrought inside me: one, vast, barren rock garden-without the garden Peter Mcwilliams

The worst is over without a doubt. Alfred P Sloan

Becoming active is the key remedy for depression. Pat Robertson



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