Quotation Explorer - 'Depression'

What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. Something inside me is wrong. Sure, there are things in my life that make me feel alone, but nothing makes me feel more isolated and terrified than my own voice inside my head. - Jasmine Warga
HYPOCHONDRIASIS, n. Depression of one's own spirits. Some heaps of trash upon a vacant lot Where long the village rubbish had been shot Displayed a sign among the stuff and stumps -- "Hypochondriasis." It meant The Dumps. Bogul S. Purvy - Ambrose Bierce
He who hasn't experienced a full depression alone and over a long period of time--he is a child. - Jens Bjørneboe
Some of us will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime... I rather have depression that can be treated with a pill and my free will to conquer it; than have a physical illness that results in my demise because no matter what I did I could not conquer it. - Brian Michael Good
Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his. - Ronald Reagan
Nestled in the valley of darkness, in the deepest depths of depression, are the priceless gems of; creativity, intuition and sensitivity. The trick is learning how to navigate the dark, so these precious gems can be unearthed and their beauty beheld. - Jaeda DeWalt
It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling. - J.K. Rowling
The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne. - William Styron
Depression, is like trying to find a light switch in pitch darkness. Defeating it takes much assistance and resource. First, it's letting in loved ones that are reaching out, when light will begin to shine. - Anthony Liccione
To evade insanity and depression, we unconsciously limit the number of people toward whom we are sincerely sympathetic. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Existential depression has always annoyed me; it is one of the world's most pointless forms of suffering. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don't need to show me thier badges. I know these guys very well. - Elizabeth Gilbert
To all who struggle with depression or suicidal thoughts: you are not alone. we are all on this journey together. I promise you that there is hope. Let us reach out to one another and walk together in the sunlight. - Seth Adam Smith
...co-rumination: the problem of talking too much about anything. Specifically,... when girls rehash their problems excessively, it leads to depression, anxiety, and a sense of hopelessness. - Levine, Irene S.
It’s my opinion that only in times of utter depression or lofty peace is it appropriate to be creative. - Nicholas Trandahl
The cause of depression and stress are negative thoughts,Be positive, never infect your mind with negative thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
Alcohol's been keeping depression alive and well for over ten thousand years. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Depression is state of deep anxiety. It is better to pray about everything than worry about nothing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Great music is a great remedy for depression, but you have to drink it in with your heart and mind. - Debasish Mridha
Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst. We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression. - Robert Johnson
Debbie Downer" was one of the few sketches where I broke, and I remember watching Heratio Sanz laugh so hard that tears squirted out of his eyes. I still believe that sketch may be a cure for low-level depression if watched regularly. - Amy Poehler
When you try hard to get something, but you gain nothing, this is what's called depression. - Al-Hanouf Halawi
Reckless predictions of the second coming of Christ create an artificial excitement among believers followed by a corresponding depression. In addition, it hardens skeptics in their unbelief and provides new fodder for cynics to mock the Christian faith. - Doug Batchelor
Fear leads to worry. Worry leads to depression. But faith overcomes fear and worry. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Love is the best treatment for depression. To get better, you have to give it away as much as you can, as fast as you can, and as often as you can. - Debasish Mridha
If you're fighting moodiness and depression you don't want to hang around a bunch of other moody and depressed people. - Joyce Meyer
In state of deep depression, I stayed alone; my time was occupied with reading sacred books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years. - Ray Bradbury
Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. - Judith Guest
The trick when it comes to dealing with depression is being able to imagine yourself out of it. When you can picture a happier life, you will be determined to work at the things that prevent it from happening. - Keysha Jade
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
Be kind to yourself. Remember that when you abuse yourself, you will experience the anger, regret, and apathy of the bully as well as the depression, anxiety, and insecurity of the victim. Whatever you do, be kind to yourself. - Vironika Tugaleva
Depression is a prison. For some it is easy and short, for others it is difficult and long. For some the days go by easier than most and for others the days are eternity. But it is your choice to try and escape. - C. Shultz
I find people with depression are like a broken clocks, and clock maker after clock maker will try to fix you, but sometimes time itself is the answer. - isaac andrews
Concern should drive us into action and not into depression.
In depression you care about nothing. In sadness you care about everything. - Gloria Steinem
Don't let anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses ruin your life, be brave and face the day ahead of you - Raven San Jose
People take ownership of sickness and disease by saying things like MY high blood pressure MY diabetes, MY heart disease, MY depression, MY! MY! MY! Don't own it because it doesn't belong to you! - Stella Payton
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity. - Isocrates
Negativity is a debilitating disease. It is a slow and painful way to experience life. It attacks the immune system, creates anxiety, and can lead to loneliness and depression. Finding your inner harmony is the quickest way to alleviate the methodical destruction of this dark energy - Gary Hopkins
Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time. - Helen Reddy
Nothing mitigates the throes of depression like a steaming plate of spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce and grated parmasan cheese, with a good fresh bread to wipe up. - Paul Clayton
The greatest and the best Christians when they are physically weak are more prone to an attack of spiritual depression than at any other time and there are great illustrations of this in the Scriptures. - Martyn Llyod-Jones
Depression is like war. You either win or you die trying. There's no in between. - Kota
And then depression set in.... - Bill Murray
Get a shot of love to prevent the infection called depression. - Debasish Mridha
Depression thrives in secrecy but shrinks in empathy. - Seth Adam Smith
The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. - Brian Sutton-Smith
I graciously survived depression, mental-illness and attempt of suicide. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. - Socrates
Keedwell cites a study of depression in the Netherlands that found that most people coped better with adversity after experiencing depression. - Jan Wong
manic depression is the result of the sum of repetitiveness in life and expecting a different result. - Pieter Swaenepoel
While I don't equate the dark night with depression, I do think our depressive moods could be imagined spiritually rather than only psychologically. - San Juan de la Cruz
Depression is not always feeling sad. Most of the time it is feeling nothing.Class Struggle and Mental Health: Live to Fight Another Day - Various
Depression exist without you knowing it, even denying it. It is not an illusion. You don't even know you're in it. It takes awhile before you realize it. If you deny it, it means your still in there or else you won't talk about your misery and the dramas in your life. - Ann Marie Aguilar
I honestly think that depression, unhappiness or the feeling of emptiness is more a lack of amazement about life than anything else. - Jellis Vaes
Depression is not an absence of happiness, it’s a feeling that happiness may never return. - Steven Aitchison
There isn’t any doubt I’m stuck in stress and depression. - Deyth Banger
Depression makes me stronger - shayamalan
The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy. - Pete Wentz
The opposite of depression isn't feeling happy but being fully alive, however painful - Gwyneth Lewis
Depression is a sign of strength because it means no matter how weak your mind might be to you, your heart is still strong enough to feel. - Emma Hart
The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else. - Arnold Bennett
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. - Harry S Truman
It is not an ennobling experience. Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. - J. K. Rowling
Don't let sickness, depression, and disease THUG YOU OUT. Eat healthier, think healthier, speak healthier, and more positively over your life. When you do so, you will soon begin to conquer your life and your health through new found empowerment- mind, body, and spirit. - SupaNova Slom
Depression is a lying bastard.You'll have better days, I promise you. - Sue Fitzmaurice
In search for love, where love is some Oxytocin,seeking happiness related to Orexin. Sensations of glory, motivation and success, They are all some precious chemicals. Our mind is greedy, and falls into depression when he is no longer satisfied. LIFE IS A DRUG STORE WE ARE ALL JUNKIES. - Omar EL KADMIRI
Depression is very real. It'll back you into a dark room, slap you across the face, spit in your eyes, scream in your ears, and punch you in the gut - Until you give in. - Anonymous
Somehow they fail to see that for someone aggravated by depression, self-help will be useless, indeed, it is precisely the self that needs to be forgotten. - Geoffrey Wood
...trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back. A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn't going to work. - Allie Hyperbole and a Half
Girl next to me at the baggage counter said she wrote her way to liberation. How did you handle first person narrative, I asked her. And said she knew the hole of depression, had been there. But I am out now, I escaped, I told her. 'You will fall into it again,' she said. Already I was sliding. - Kate Millett
At points of clarity, I realize that my life on earth is meaningless, and that I am merely a pawn in a bigger game. A game I cannot possible understand or have control of. Thankfully, before depression sets in, I drift back into my cloudy, bewildered daily routine.
Depression isn't just being a bit sad. It's feeling nothing. It's not wanting to be alive anymore. - J.K. Rowling
I can tell you that "Just cheer up" is almost universally looked at as the most unhelpful depression cure ever. It's pretty much the equivalent of telling someone who just had their legs amputated to "just walk it off. - Jenny Lawson
In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant. My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known -- no wonder, then, that I return the love. - Soren Kierkegaard
Negative thoughts are the causes of all depression and all stress.Be positive; never infect your mind with negative thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
Friends are the real superheroes. They battle our worst enemies—loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, and doubt—every time they come around. - Richelle E. Goodrich
It gets harder as times go by, because memory is the first casualty of manic depression. When I'm manic, all I remember is the moment. When I'm depressed, all I remember is the pain. The surrounding details are lost to me. - Terry Cheney
They say grief occurs in five stages. First there's denial followed by anger. Then comes bargaining, depression and acceptance. But grief is a merciless master. Just when you think you're free you realize you never stood a chance. - Emily Thorne
I would prefer to die than to be depressed for depression can hurt you everyday and it'll last for a lifetime while on dying, you can only feel pain the moment you'll die. - Cedric Go
Procrastination is the best friend of depression. - Debasish Mridha
Depression is not the lack of happiness, it's the imbalance of it. - Joshua Wimbush
When I need some striking inspiration about deep depression for my new painting, I just need to go to check my bank account... - Hiroko Sakai
When someone is suffering from anxieties, depression, and stress, the only treatment is to change awareness and consciousness. - Debasish Mridha
Every pain, addiction, anguish, longing, depression, anger or fearis an orphaned part of usseeking joy, some disowned shadow wanting to returnto the lightand homeof ourselves. - Jacob Nordby
Depression can seem absurdly self aggrandizing to those who do not experience it, But that does not make it any less painful to those who do. - Richard Brookhiser
Depression is state of deep anxiety. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You seem to look upon depression as the hand of an enemy trying to crush you…Do you think you could see it instead as the hand of a friend, pressing you down to the ground on which it is safe to stand? - Parker J. Palmer
The difference between depression and happiness is having a purpose. - Clinton McCoy
A big part of dealing with depression is realizing that you are in control of your own happiness. - Brian Michael Good
Depression is focusing on yourself; on your troubles and what is not right. You can't be depressed if you are focusing on others. It's impossible. - Elizabeth Bourgeret
If you fall in darkness, there will be light. If your fall enter depression, there is some sort of happiness. Fall but get up. Weak but be strong. Life is just beginning - Claire Lunette
Depression isn't a condition, it's a state of mind. - Gabriella Jording
No reason to feel depressed about being depressed. A depression can be a golden opportunity to collect the pieces and build ourselves anew. Global Souls are always on the move, nomads at heart, connected to various cities, commuters between cultures, both from here and everywhere. - Elif Shafak
Defeating depression is like playing the carnival game Whac-a-mole. You have to give it your all and be on target to beat that sucker down when it pops up again and again. If you pay attention, learn from your past efforts, and keep at it, you can win." -Mel. Edwards - Mel Edwards
Deep love for humanity is a vaccine for depression. - Debasish Mridha
- Why is depression the blues and not the grays? - Because racer!-Jarod Kintz and - Stefan D
It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own. - Harry Truman
On Major Depression, quoted by the great of Sophie's Choice & Darkness Visible:From Darkness Visible, "It is a positive and active anguish, a sort of psychical neuralgia, wholly unknown to normal life. - William Styron
Depression is rage spread thin. - George Santayana
Self-doubt and Depression are the real killers. The other are just pawns. - Deyth Banger
If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. - Brené Brown
Depression, the Cancer that gnaws at your Body,Mind and Soul. - Marlene Davis
What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. - Jasmine Warga
One day, you will stand at the summit of a figurative mountain and look back on your life's journey. And, to your utter amazement, you will see how your experiences with depression, dark and painful as they were, only added to the overall beauty of your life. - Seth Adam Smith
God has an amazing plan for your life and what you're going through now is a part of it! Whether you're suffering with depression, anxiety or just going through a difficult time, it's for the best! God will use your past to help people in the future! - Jacob Bowen
We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. - Chuck Palahniuk
Whatever change you desire for the world, create that change in your own life. You are here for a purpose. Seek it out. Hunt it down. The greatest misery is to be purposeless. The great depression of our age is not economic, but spiritual. Our spiritual poverty is rooted in our purposelessness. - Matthew Kelly
The more confident and appreciative of who you are, the less hold depression has over you. - Omoakhuana Anthonia
Depression is an imagery of our heart's sickness. - Rizky Adam Rifai
When I'm depressed I'll lie to myself to make me feel better. But really, it's ok, because depression only sometimes gets the best of me. - Dave Guerrero
Past is meant for lesson not depression... - shivangi lavaniya
Depression occurs when one looks back with no pride, and looks forward with no hope. - Robert Frost
Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job. - Victor Hugo
Depression is boring, I thinkand I would do better to makesome soup and light up the cave. - Anne Sexton
Reading is at the threshold of the spiritual life; it can introduce us to it. It does not constitute it ... There are certain cases of spiritual depression in which reading can become a sort of curative discipline ... reintroducing a lazy mind into the life of the Spirit. - Marcel Proust
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