Depression Quotes

What Is Depression?
It's natural to feel down sometimes, but if that low mood lingers
day after day, it could signal depression. Major depression is an
episode of sadness or apathy that lasts at least two consecutive
weeks and is severe enough to interrupt daily activities. Depression
is not a sign of weakness or a negative personality.
It is a major public health problem and a treatable medical condition.

"In the past, so often, individuals felt - and even presently - that depression is a personal flaw or a personal weakness. The more we can help people to understand that it is a medical condition, the more readily they'll seek help." Anne Tyson

"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 

"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 

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

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

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

"Depression is rage spread thin." George Santayana 

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

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

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

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

"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 

"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 

"I can certainly see how people are overcome by depression."
Stuart Appleby

"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 

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

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

"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 

"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 

"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 

"In depression . . . faith in deliverance, in ultimate restoration, is absent. The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come - not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute. . . . It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul." William Styron 

"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."
Mahatma Gandhi

"You can only come to the morning through the shadows." J.R.R. Tolkien 

"We have shown that a gene (or protein) called p11 is involved in the multiple complex changes that underlie depression." Per Svenningsson 

"Mice deficient in this protein, called p11, display depression-like behaviors, while those with sufficient amounts behave as if they have been treated with antidepressants." Paul Greengard

"Many Americans are keeping an important, possibly deadly secret: depression. Approximately 15 million American adults live with this devastating disease which affects all age, race, gender, and socioeconomic groups. Through the voices and stories of people living with depression and interviews with scientists, 'Depression: Out of the Shadows' provides a portrait of the disease never before seen on American television." Amazon Editorial Review