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Depression Quotes and Sayings
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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

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job.
Depression is when you lose yours.
- Ronald Reagan

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

 

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

Depression is rage spread thin.
- George Santayana

That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any
good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.
- Ernest Hemingway

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

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

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

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

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

I used to be good friends with my depression,
saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
- Tony Curtis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life,
Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.
- Gary Larson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity.
- Patty Duke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different.
I could be myself.
- Emanuel Celler

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

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


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