Topic: Depression Quotes, Famous Quotes,
Quotations, Sayings about Depression
This is my depressed stance. When you're depressed,
it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing
you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because
then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any
joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this. Charlie Brown
The term clinical depression finds its way into too many
conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe
has occurred in the psychic landscape. Leonard Cohen
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a
depression when you lose yours. Harry S. Truman
Depression is the inability to construct a future. Rollo May
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven
hurts. Penelope Sweet
Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it
is plain and simple reduction of feeling...People who keep
stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile. Judith Guest
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb,
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.
And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries. Paul Simon From song I Am a Rock
I drink to stay warm, and to kill selected memories... Conor Oberst
You know it ain't easy
For these thoughts here to leave me
There's no words to describe it
In French or in English
Well, diamonds they fade
And flowers they bloom
And I'm telling you
These feelings won't go away
They've been knockin' me sideways
They've been knockin' me out lately
Whenever you come around me
These feelings won't go away
They've been knockin' me sideways
I keep thinking in a moment that
Time will take them away
But these feelings won't go away. Clarence Greenwood, also known as Citizen
Cope From song Sideways
Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence. Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi
They say they don't know when but a day is gonna come. When
there won't be a moon and there won't be a sun. It will just
go black. It will just go back to the way it was before. Conor Oberst From song Bright Eyes
I never asked you to earn me. I want only that you should
need me. Your path is not one of merit. Bring the recurring
desires of your mind to me, every time they emerge. They cannot
shock me, for I willed them! Bring me your confusion, your
fear, your craving, your anxiety, your inability to love the
world, your hesitation to serve, your jealousy, all the deficiencies
that defy your spiritual disciplines. Sri Sathya Sai Baba
It seemed like this was one big Prozac nation, one big mess
of malaise. Perhaps the next time half a million people gather
for a protest march on the White House green it will not be
for abortion rights or gay liberation, but because we're all
so bummed out. Elizabeth Wurtzel From Book Prozac Nation
I start to feel like I can't maintain the facade any longer,
that I may just start to show through. And I wish I knew what
was wrong. Maybe something about how stupid my whole life
is. I don't know. Why does the rest of the world put up with
the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the
need to keep on keeping on?... I don't know the answer, I
know only that I can't. I don't want any more vicissitudes,
I don't want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just
want out. I've had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am
already exhausted. Elizabeth Wurtzel From Book Prozac Nation
In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression.
Dr. Sterling was right about that. I loved it because I thought
it was all I had. I thought depression was the part of my
character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of
myself, felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the
world, that the one thing that justified my existence at all
was my agony." Elizabeth Wurtzel From Book Prozac Nation
I have studiously tried to avoid ever using the word 'madness'
to describe my condition. Now and again, the word slips out,
but I hate it. 'Madness' is too glamorous a term to convey
what happens to most people who are losing their minds. That
word is too exciting, too literary, too interesting in its
connotations, to convey the boredom, the slowness, the dreariness,
the dampness of depression. Elizabeth Wurtzel From Book Prozac Nation
I'm the girl who is lost in space, the girl who is disappearing
always, forever fading away and receding farther and farther
into the background. Just like the Cheshire cat, someday I will
suddenly leave, but the artificial warmth of my smile, that
phony, clownish curve, the kind you see on miserably sad people
and villains in Disney movies, will remain behind as an ironic
remnant. I am the girl you see in the photograph from some party
someplace or some picnic in the park, the one who is in fact
soon to be gone. When you look at the picture again, I want
to assure you, I will no longer be there. I will be erased from
history, like a traitor in the Soviet Union. Because with every
day that goes by, I feel myself becoming more and more invisible... Elizabeth Wurtzel From Book Prozac Nation
Insanity is knowing that what you're doing is completely idiotic,
but still, somehow, you just can't stop it. Elizabeth Wurtzel From Book Prozac Nation
That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive
almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression
is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible
to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key. Elizabeth Wurtzel From Book Prozac Nation
A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing
more than a body saying that it needs work. Geoffrey Norman
If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something
about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling. Dr. R. W. Shepherd
People who think that Sylvia Plath was a poor, sensitive
poet are not getting that she had great amounts of ambition
and anger that moved her along, or she wouldn't have been
able to fight against that depression to produce such an incredible
body of work by the age of thirty. Elizabeth Wurtzel
If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly
have had to start. I've treated my own depression for many
years with exercise and meditation, and I've found that to
be a tremendous help. Judy Collins
I cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my surface. I
don't want to hold anything in so it it festers and turns
into pus - a pustule of emotion that explodes into a festering
cesspool of depression. Nicolas Cage
Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated so that
people can live happy, active lives. Tom Bosley
Many people think that depression is something you just have
to live with when you get older, but it's not. Tom Bosley
My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution,
not a sudden miracle. Patty Duke
You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given
to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it. Albert Ellis
Depression is rage spread thin. George Santayana
"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily.
"So it is."
"Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said,
brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake
lately." A. A. Milne From book Winnie the Pooh
The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly
corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head
on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought
sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought,
"Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch
as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he
was thinking about. A. A. Milne From book Winnie the Pooh
Nobody tells me. Nobody keeps me informed. I make it 17 days
come Friday since anybody spoke to me. Eeyore From book The House at Pooh Corner by A.
After all, what are birthdays? Here today and gone tomorrow. Eeyore From book The House at Pooh Corner by A.
"Pathetic," he said. "That's what it is. Pathetic."
He turned and walked slowly down the stream for twenty yards,
splashed across it, and walked slowly back on the other side.
Then he looked at himself in the water again.
"As I thought," he said. "No better from this
side. But nobody minds. Nobody cares. Pathetic, that's what
it is." A. A. Milne From book Winnie the Pooh
"Good morning, Eeyore," said Pooh.
"Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily.
"If it is a good morning, which I doubt," said he.
"Why, what's the matter?"
"Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some
of us don't. That's all there is to it."
"Can't all what?" said Pooh, rubbing his nose.
"Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry
bush." A. A. Milne From book Winnie the Pooh
One can't complain. I have my friends. Someone spoke to me
only yesterday. Eeyore From Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne