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Depression Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Depression

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Objectivity is the cure for depression.
- Bono

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Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had
a depression named for him.
- Herbert Hoover

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

 

So people have been hurting and I understand that.
And it doesn't give them comfort or solace for me to tell them,
you know, but for me, we would be in a worldwide depression.
- Harry Reid

It was good fortune to be a child during the Depression
years and a youth during the war years.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Well over fifty years ago I was making radio loudspeakers
and radio sets in Rochester,
New York; pretty young and inexperienced;
but we survived the depression.
- Stuart Symington

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

We're in the money, the skies are sunny;
old man depression,
you are through, you done us wrong!
- Al Dubin

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer,
because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
- David D. Burns

Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction,
it is a functioning phenomenon.
It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
- James Hillman

I met my wife in Washington, D.C.
I was a senior in college.
WW II was about to descend upon us.
Jobs were starting to open up after a prolonged depression.
- Tom Glazer

Concern should drive us into action,
not into a depression.
- Karen Horney

Although I was not aware of it at the time,
the experience of growing up during the Great Depression
was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career.
- Lawrence R. Klein

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
- Dodie Smith

I didn't feel the Depression at all.
I always had a pocketful of money.
- Walter Annenberg

I want to help people with depression understand that there is hope,
so that they can get the help they need to live rich,
fulfilling lives.
- Tom Bosley

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative
action or executive pronouncement.
Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the
cells of the economic body -
the producers and consumers themselves.
- Herbert Hoover

Depression scares people off.
It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect.
- Siobhan Fahey

The years of the economic depression have been years of political reaction,
and that is why the economic crisis has generated a world peace crisis.
- Arthur Henderson

They really do a disservice because these men and women
came out of the Depression,
they came out of the war.
- Richard M. Daley

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job:
it's a depression when you lose yours.
- Harry S. Truman

I have suffered from depression for most of my life.
It is an illness.
- Adam Ant

The Great War proved how confused the world is.
Depression is proving it again.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

I imagine there's a market for total depression.
I grew up on George Jones and that really dark stuff.
- Brad Paisley

The most striking development of the great depression
of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary
society among large sections of the American people.
- C. L. R. James

Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal
of the Great Depression showed the values formed in
that crucible when tyranny threatened a world.
- Steve Buyer

Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing,
back to a place of innocence.
- Jeanette Winterson

Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression,
and then by renewed enthusiasm.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated
so that people can live happy,
active lives.
- Tom Bosley

But with the slow menace of a glacier,
depression came on.
No one had any measure of its progress;
no one had any plan for stopping it.
Everyone tried to get out of its way.
- Frances Perkins

Depression is melancholy minus its charms -
the animation,
the fits.
- Susan Sontag

The minimum wage was enacted in 1937 during the Great
Depression and it has been increased 16 times.
It's a well-established economic policy to help families.
- John Freeman

The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the
Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters.
- James Tobin

If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depression,
that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of
the American people for years to come.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

For some reason I am one of those people who act like
they were born and raised during the Depression.
- Kirstie Alley

Depression, as far as I'm concerned,
is just a waste of time.
- Helen Reddy

Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience,
the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes
on the quality of physical pain.
- William Styron

The concept of the "good ol' days" must be one of our
society's biggest delusions,
top reasons for depression, as well as most often used
excuse for lack of success.
- Bo Bennett

The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment,
was produced by government mismanagement rather than
by any inherent instability of the private economy.
- Milton Friedman

Depression is rage spread thin.
- George Santayana

Being a typical Pisces, I might have experienced mood shifts,
but I don't remember any depression,
or needing to do anything,
or to have someone bring me out of being depressed.
- Julius Erving

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression.
No man is free who cannot control himself.
- Pythagoras

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

I grew up in the heart of the Depression.
- Bob Cousy

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

In the Depression we had to divert corn acreage.
- Orville Redenbacher

It's a scary thing going into the workforce with a
$50,000 debt and you've been trained as a classical theatre actor.
There's always a depression in the theatre.
- Frances McDormand

This is what I am.
I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression,
where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason.
- Siobhan Fahey

Depression is close to me, but suicide hasn't been.
- Claire Forlani

But through world wars and a Great Depression,
through painful social upheaval and a Cold War,
and now through the attacks of September 11,
2001, our Nation has indeed survived.
- Nick Rahall

When we're unemployed, we're called lazy;
when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
- Jesse Jackson

Every age yearns for a more beautiful world.
The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present,
the more intense that yearning.
- Johan Huizinga

Our Generation has had no Great war,
no Great Depression.
Our war is spiritual.
Our depression is our lives.
- Chuck Palahniuk

There was a time when I was 19 when I really,
really, really thought I was going crazy.
I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression.
- Winona Ryder

In spite of the Depression, or maybe because of it,
folks were hungry for a good time, and an evening of
dancing seemed a good way to have it.
- Lawrence Welk

In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

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

The time when I had desire to go to the United States I didn't have a penny.
It was in the middle of the depression,
you know.
I couldn't get as far as Hoboken at that time.
- Ben Shahn

In the last 5 years, American employers have lost over
$150 billion of productivity to depression alone.
That is more than the GDP of 28 different States during the same period.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

I, I don't think anybody's continually happy,
uh, except idiots, you know.
You know, you have to have little moments of depression.
- Rube Goldberg

Once upon a time my political opponents honored me
as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic
power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
- Herbert Hoover

It is so often true that whether a person carries with
him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of
confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook.
- James Keller

Thus, the use of fiat money is more justifiable in
financing a depression than in financing a war.
- Carroll Quigley

Not since the Depression has the state been this dry,
have our rivers been this low, our water table this low,
and our reservoirs this low.
- Parris Glendening

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

Depression is the inability to construct a future.
- Rollo May

I've had this problem since I was in my 20s.
They don't call it manic depression anymore.
They call it a bipolar disorder, and I'm a Type 2.
- Ned Beatty

If you suffer from depression, anything that makes
you feel has to the most important thing in your life,
because it's the only thing that can save you.
- Siobhan Fahey

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


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