Quotes and Sayings about Depression



"I didn't feel the Depression at all. I always had a pocketful of money."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Money, Depression)

"I have suffered from depression for most of my life. It is an illness."
- Adam Ant
(Related: Life, Depression, Illness)

"I can certainly see how people are overcome by depression."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: People, Depression)

"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
(Related: Depression, Disorder)

"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
(Related: Success, Society, Depression)

"Compared to America or Europe, God isn't a big part of our lives here. I don't know anyone here who goes to church when he's had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead."
- Bjork
(Related: Nature, God, Church, America, Depression, Divorce, Europe)

"To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other."
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky
(Related: Time, Action, Enthusiasm, Depression, Ignorance, Law, Man, Results, Tides)

"Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness."
- Dewitt Bodeen
(Related: Lie, Consciousness, Sin, World)

"I'm what you call a Depression sailor."
- Ernest Borgnine
(Related: Depression)

"Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated so that people can live happy, active lives."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: People, Depression)

"Many people think that depression is something you just have to live with when you get older, but it's not."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: People, Depression)

"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
(Related: People, Hope, Depression, Help, Want)

"We have had a great depression in agriculture, caused mainly by several seasons of bad harvests, and some of our traders have suffered much from a too rapid extension in prosperous years."
- John Bright
(Related: Agriculture, Depression, Seasons, Years)

"Coming down off crack is like the worst depression. The worst."
- Ray Brown
(Related: Depression)

"In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Financial, Depression, Military, Oil, President, Resignation, states, United, World)

"Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem."
- David D. Burns
(Related: Hope, Cancer, Depression, Self)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Values, Depression, Tyranny, World, Youth)

"From a generation that came of age during the Great Depression, millions of our country's best and bravest took up arms in a worldwide struggle against tyranny."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Age, Country, Depression, Struggle, Tyranny)

"Joining another big time rock band was the last thing I was looking for, but as the tour went on, I really dug playing to a lot of people, the band sounded great, and just being out there again, got me over my depression and so I decided to hop on board."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Time, People, Being, Depression)

"After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Design, Vision, America, Competition, Depression, Honor, President, Public)

"Then, when the Depression came, all of this changed completely. Since that time, the entire public is of a very different sort and there was not so much support for contemporary music in a direct way."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Music, Time, Depression, Public, Support)

"The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Being, Depression)

"Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth."
- Richard J. Codey
(Related: Mom, Time, Mother, Depression, First, Months, Mothers)

"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
(Related: Depression, Sense)

"Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That's applicable to any kind of depression."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Body, Depression, Help, Meditation, Mind, Spirit, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Depression, Exercise, Help, Meditation, Years)

"Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Love, Depression)

"I grew up in the heart of the Depression."
- Bob Cousy
(Related: Heart, Depression)

"I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Life, Depression, Friends, Saying)

"My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression. One person and one party made a difference in his life. That's what everybody forgot when they called my father and other people political bosses."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Dad, Life, Father, People, Bosses, Depression, Difference, Party)

"They really do a disservice because these men and women came out of the Depression, they came out of the war."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Men, War, Women, Depression)

"Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: People, Church, Funerals, May)

"A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: People, Depression, Illness)

"Issues deals with the issues I had, the fears I had and it isn't a 'nice' album but fears and depressions are not particularly nice."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Deals)

"Our ages ranged from 22, down to 18, and we had a 6 month contract to go to Bogata, Columbia. And of course, it was during the depression, we were still with our parents, and things were still pretty tough on them back in the United States."
- Martin Denny
(Related: Depression, Parents, Pretty, states, United)

"We're in the money, the skies are sunny; old man depression, you are through, you done us wrong!"
- Al Dubin
(Related: Money, Depression, Man, Old)

"You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Creativity)

"My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Depression, Evolution)

"I think my real depressions started when I was about 16 and doing The Patty Duke Show. I would go to bed at about 10 o'clock on a Friday night and not get up again until 6:30 Monday morning."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Bed, Night)

"At a time when going to college has never been more important, it's never been more expensive, and our nation's families haven't been in this kind of financial duress since the great depression. And so what we have is just sort of a miraculous opportunity simply by stopping the subsidy to banks when we already have the risk of loans. We can plow those savings into our students. And we can make college dramatically more affordable, tens of billions of dollars over the next decade."
- Arnie Duncan
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Financial, Banks, College, Depression, Nation, Risk, Students)

"Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!"
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Business, America, Fathers)

"You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Depression)

"I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn't love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Love, Sex, People, Anxiety, Depression, Killing)

"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
(Related: Being, Depression)

"Depression scares people off. It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: People, Depression, Effect)

"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
(Related: Life, Depression)

"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
(Related: Depression, Reality, Reason, Self, Sight)

"I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Hope, Depression)

"I prize the Depression, for instance, because I learned the value of things in the Depression that a way people who don't have to worry about such things never learned to prize it really, I believe."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: People, Depression, Value, Worry)

"Depression is close to me, but suicide hasn't been."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Depression, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Policy, Depression, Help, Wage)

"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
(Related: Government, Depression, Economy, Unemployment)

"It's like you asked me about the depression thing: you grope towards an understanding of whatever it is your going through, and it's not personal, there are forces in play around you, and you seek to understand them and that way you can go on."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Depression, Play, Understanding)

"But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Experience, People, Being, Depression, Learning)

"But if, if you take a look at what would have happened, I mean, do we need to see soup lines down the street to figure out what would have happened? We avoided - and all economists will tell you that millions of jobs were saved because of the Recovery Act, and we avoided a second Great Depression. That, that is a reality."
- Alexi Giannoulias
(Related: Act, Depression, Jobs, Reality, Will)

"Investing in auto companies and ensuring a financial collapse didn't lead not from a recession to a great depression may not have been the most popular thing to do, but it was the right thing to do."
- Robert Gibbs
(Related: Financial, Depression, May, Popular, Right)

"When I was in Philadelphia during the Depression in 1930 or '31, I got a very sad job as a night watchman in a garage. The cars in the garage had been abandoned by their owners, since they had lost their jobs and couldn't keep up the payments."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Depression, Job, Jobs, Night)

"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
(Related: Wife, College, Depression, Jobs, Open, Washington)

"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
(Related: Depression, Rivers, State, Water)

"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
(Related: Depression, Idiots, Moments)

"The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Anxiety, Depression, Example, Mind, Nothing)

"If you had asked people in 1929, 'Here is what is about to happen. How much would you pay to avoid the Great Depression from occurring?' The answer is they would have paid a lot. They would have borrowed money if it could be used to prevent the Great Depression."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Money, People, Depression)

"We all know pain doesn't exist without some coexisting depression."
- Jerry Hall
(Related: Depression, Pain)

"That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Artist, Depression, Reward)

"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
(Related: Peace, Crisis, Depression, World, Years)

"In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient."
- James Hillman
(Related: History, Aggression, Depression, Hatred, Treatment)

"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
(Related: Depression)

"Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind."
- James Hillman
(Related: Beauty, Depression)

"The culture is going into a psychological depression. We are concerned about our place in the world, about being competitive: Will my children have as much as I have? Will I ever own my own home? How can I pay for a new car? Are immigrants taking away my white world?"
- James Hillman
(Related: Car, Home, Being, Children, Culture, Depression, Will, World)

"My character had been in the chair for seven years. He had gone through his anger, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. He had gone through everything, now he was up, he was happy, he was filled with his dream."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Anger, Dream, Character, Abuse, Alcohol, Depression, Now, Years)

"I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Depression)

"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
(Related: Power, Time, Depression, Opponents)

"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
(Related: Action, Body, Depression, Wounds)

"Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression."
- Karen Horney
(Related: Action, Concern, Depression)

"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
(Related: Age, Depression, Desperation, Present, World, Yearning)

"I use the music to vent, and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that's how the album came out so dark."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Anger, Music, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Writing)

"When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Depression)

"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
(Related: Society, People, Development, American, Depression, Future, Skepticism)

"We were in the heart of the ghetto in Chicago during the Depression, and every block - it was probably the biggest black ghetto in America - every block also is the spawning ground practically for every gangster, black and white, in America too."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: Heart, America, Chicago, Depression)

"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
(Related: Courage, Confidence, Depression)

"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
(Related: American, Depression, Productivity, states, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, Career, Depression, Growing up)

"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
- Grenville Kleiser
(Related: Business, Humor, Anxiety, Body, Contentment, Depression, Friends, Mind, Serenity)

"The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression."
- Gary Larson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Depression)

"The depths of the Depression. You didn't ask what the job was, what the pay was, you didn't ask about stock options, or - you said yes."
- Art Linkletter
(Related: Depression, Job, Options)

"The Great War proved how confused the world is. Depression is proving it again."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: War, Depression, World)

"Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: Enthusiasm, Depression, Disappointment)

"I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about."
- Richard Marx
(Related: People, Depression, Sadness)

"Depression is the inability to construct a future."
- Rollo May
(Related: Depression, Future)

"Because its hard to realize now that that was the end of the great depression, you know. All of a sudden all of this is in front of me and I'm solvent, you know. I'm making some money and I know where my next meal is coming from, and I have a new pair of shoes and that's it."
- Robert McCloskey
(Related: Money, Depression, End, Now)

"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
(Related: Actor, Debt, Depression, Theatre)

"Unemployment is sky-rocketing; deflation is in our future for the first time since the Great Depression. I don't care whose fault it is, it's the truth."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Time, Truth, Care, Depression, Fault, First, Future, Sky, Unemployment)

"Examples one finds in the philosophical literature are somebody who's seen the trial of a child of theirs, where they're being proved guilty of some crime that would drive the parent into a depression, maybe a suicidal depression."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Being, Crime, Depression, Literature)

"It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Depression)

"I'm not sure that the benefit - as a writer and as a citizen - that I would get from reading at least the front page of the Times every day or every other day would outweigh the depression."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Day, Depression, Reading, Writer)

"I didn't know my mother had it. I think a lot of women don't know their mothers had it; that's the sad thing about depression. You know, you don't function anymore. You shut down. You feel like you are in a void."
- Marie Osmond
(Related: Women, Mother, Depression, Mothers)

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

"Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: War, Depression, Spiritual)

"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
(Related: Progress, Depression, Measure)

"It was good fortune to be a child during the Depression years and a youth during the war years."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: War, Depression, Fortune, Years, Youth)

"I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don't realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side."
- Parker Posey
(Related: Funny, People, Comedy, Deep, Depression, Order, Want)

"Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Action, Control, Concern, Depression, Man)

"Thus, the use of fiat money is more justifiable in financing a depression than in financing a war."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Money, War, Depression)

"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
(Related: War, Depression, Nation, Now, World)

"Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Depression, Job)

"Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Time, Depression, Waste)

"In the Depression we had to divert corn acreage."
- Orville Redenbacher
(Related: Depression)

"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
(Related: People, Comfort, Depression)

"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
(Related: People, American, Depression, Word, Years)

"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
(Related: Time, Thought, Depression)

"We had a booming stock market in 1929 and then went into the world's greatest depression. We have a booming stock market in 1999. Will the bubble somehow burst, and then we enter depression? Well, some things are not different."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Depression, Will, World)

"Depression is rage spread thin."
- George Santayana
(Related: Depression)

"Depression is something that makes you lose your sight."
- Michael Schenker
(Related: Depression, Sight)

"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
(Related: Time, Depression, Desire, states, United)

"I felt very strongly the whole social impact of that depression, you know, and I felt very strongly about the efforts that this Resettlement Administration was trying to accomplish; resettling people, helping them, and so on."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: People, Depression, Trying)

"As far as I was concerned, the Depression was an ill wind that blew some good. If it hadn't occurred, my parents would have given me my college education. As it was, I had to scrabble for it."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Education, College, Depression, Parents, Wind)

"Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future."
- Sivananda
(Related: Depression, Future, Grief, Mind, Mistakes, Past, Regret, Will)

"Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression."
- Dodie Smith
(Related: Deeds, Depression)

"We were growing up in West Virginia. Everybody was poor there in the southern part of the state. It was like growing up in the Great Depression from the stories I hear people tell. Everybody was poor and so we didn't know that we were any different from anybody else."
- James Green Somerville
(Related: People, Depression, Growing up, Poor, State)

"Depression is melancholy minus its charms - the animation, the fits."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Animation, Depression, Melancholy)

"I found, when I left, that there were others who felt the same way. We'd meet, they'd come and seek me out, we'd talk about the future. And I found that their depression and pessimism was every bit as acute as mine."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Pessimism, Depression, Future, Talk)

"We did a show called The Orphan Train, during the depression, when families didn't have enough money to support their children, they'd put them on the train and hope someone would pick them up who had enough money to support their children."
- Robert Stack
(Related: Money, Hope, Children, Depression, Support)

"I studied chemical engineering. I was a good student, but these were the hard times of the depression, my scholarship came to an end, and it was necessary to work to supplement the family income."
- Jack Steinberger
(Related: Family, Work, Depression, End, Engineering, Income)

"During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one."
- Jerry Stiller
(Related: Funny, Men, People, Audiences, Depression)

"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
(Related: Experience, Quality, Depression, Horror, Pain)

"We are inheriting the worst financial system since the Depression. We're inheriting a situation - when people go back and study major banking crises a quarter century from now, the one that America developed in 2007 and 2008 is going to be one of those crises."
- Larry Summers
(Related: People, Financial, America, Depression, Now, Study)

"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
(Related: Depression, Pretty, Years)

"The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters."
- James Tobin
(Related: Causes, Depression, Disasters)

"One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: People, Anxiety, Depression, Disorder, Living, Pain)

"It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Depression, Job)

"No one is immune from the larger events of his or her time - the Depression, World War II, civil rights, Vietnam, the spring of 1989 in China. These events intrude upon our lives and radically affect our directions."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Time, War, Civil rights, Depression, Events, Spring, Vietnam, World, World war)

"The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression."
- William Vickrey
(Related: Depression, Economy, End, Pursuit)

"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
(Related: Time, Dancing, Depression, Evening)

"Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Art, Depression, Innocence, Self)

"I just think my body can't handle it any more. I did try a little drink a while back, and I was actually physically ill. I went into an immediate depression, and felt awful, just dreadful. So that's it. I'm over it now."
- Ron Wood
(Related: Body, Depression, Now)

"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
(Related: Being, Depression, End, Key, Sight)

"Sometimes I think that I was forced to withdraw into depression because it was the only rightful protest I could throw in the face of a world that said it was alright for people to come and go as they please, that there were simply no real obligations left."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Related: People, Depression, Protest, World)

"In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Related: Love, Depression)

"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
(Related: Thought, Character, Depression, Existence, World)

"I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Related: Happiness, Battle, Cure, Depression, Fight, Wonder, Worth)

"When entertainment was begun, during the Depression, it was supposed to take people's minds off reality. People could sing, dance, act or do anything. It was the type of entertainment that was available."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: People, Dance, Act, Depression, Entertainment, Reality)