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Depression Quotes: “I think I’m afraid of being happy because whenever I get too happy something bad always happens.” — Charles M. Schulz

I think I’m afraid of being happy because whenever I get too happy something bad always happens.

— Charles M. Schulz



Depression Quotes: “As I say I don’t want to kill myself, I just wouldn’t mind dying.” — Stephen Fry

As I say I don’t want to kill myself, I just wouldn’t mind dying.

— Stephen Fry


Depression Quotes: “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” — George Lucas

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

— George Lucas


Depression Quotes: “I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.” — Henry Rollins

I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.

— Henry Rollins


Depression Quotes: “Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.” — Mason Cooley

Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.

— Mason Cooley


Depression Quotes: “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman

You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.

— Dan Millman


Depression Quotes: “Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.” — Khalil Gibran

Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.

— Khalil Gibran


Depression Quotes: “I’m a happy-go-lucky manic-depressive. It does get very deep and dark for me, and it gets scary at times when I feel I can’t pull out of it. But I don’t consider myself negative-negative. I’m positive-negative.” — Tim Burton

I’m a happy-go-lucky manic-depressive. It does get very deep and dark for me, and it gets scary at times when I feel I can’t pull out of it. But I don’t consider myself negative-negative. I’m positive-negative.

— Tim Burton


Depression Quotes: “Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.” — Chuck Palahniuk

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

— Chuck Palahniuk


Depression Quotes: “In a mad world, only the mad are sane.” — Akira Kurosawa

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

— Akira Kurosawa



Depression Quotes: “It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.” — Nick Hornby

It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.

— Nick Hornby


Depression Quotes: “I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.” — Franz Kafka

I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.

— Franz Kafka


Depression Quotes: “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” — Marcus Aurelius

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

— Marcus Aurelius


Depression Quotes: “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” — Fred Rogers

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.

— Fred Rogers


Depression Quotes: “Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.” — Joyce Meyer

Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.

— Joyce Meyer


Depression Quotes: “Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.” — Steven Wright

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

— Steven Wright


Depression Quotes: “Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.” — Franz Kafka

Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.

— Franz Kafka


Depression Quotes: “Sanity is a cozy lie.” — Susan Sontag

Sanity is a cozy lie.

— Susan Sontag


Depression Quotes: “Depression is rage spread thin.” — George Santayana

Depression is rage spread thin.

— George Santayana


Depression Quotes: “Only that day dawns to which we are awake.” — Henry David Thoreau

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

— Henry David Thoreau



Depression Quotes: “Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.” — William Faulkner

Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.

— William Faulkner


Depression Quotes: “Of course I’m crazy, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.” — Robert Anton Wilson

Of course I’m crazy, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.

— Robert Anton Wilson


Depression Quotes: “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” — Nhat Hanh

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

— Nhat Hanh


Depression Quotes: “Madness is a kind of mental suicide.” — Stephen King

Madness is a kind of mental suicide.

— Stephen King


Depression Quotes: “Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” — Meister Eckhart

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.

— Meister Eckhart


Depression Quotes: “No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne


Depression Quotes: “The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.” — Victor Hugo

The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.

— Victor Hugo


Depression Quotes: “Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.” — Graham Greene

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.

— Graham Greene


Depression Quotes: “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” — Joyce Meyer

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.

— Joyce Meyer


Depression Quotes: “At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely knows that other beings also suffer.” — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely knows that other beings also suffer.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Depression Quotes: “Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.” — C.G. Jung

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

— C.G. Jung


Depression Quotes: “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” — Dolly Parton

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

— Dolly Parton


Depression Quotes: “The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it.” — Cesare Pavese

The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it.

— Cesare Pavese


Depression Quotes: “Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.” — Ronald Reagan

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

— Ronald Reagan


Depression Quotes: “May I not forget that poverty and riches are of the spirit. Though the world knows me not, may my thoughts and actions be such as will keep me friendly with myself.” — Max Ehrmann

May I not forget that poverty and riches are of the spirit. Though the world knows me not, may my thoughts and actions be such as will keep me friendly with myself.

— Max Ehrmann


Depression Quotes: “Habits of pessimism lead to depression, wither achievement, and undermine physical health. The good news is that pessimism can be unlearned, and that with its removal depression, underachievement, and poor health can be alleviated.” — Martin E.P. Seligman

Habits of pessimism lead to depression, wither achievement, and undermine physical health. The good news is that pessimism can be unlearned, and that with its removal depression, underachievement, and poor health can be alleviated.

— Martin E.P. Seligman


Depression Quotes: “There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: We know her woof, her texture; she is given In the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings.” — John Keats

There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: We know her woof, her texture; she is given In the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings.

— John Keats


Depression Quotes: “There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” — Henry David Thoreau

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.

— Henry David Thoreau


Depression Quotes: “There’s nothing wrong with you that a little Prozac and a polo mallet can’t cure.” — Woody Allen

There’s nothing wrong with you that a little Prozac and a polo mallet can’t cure.

— Woody Allen


Depression Quotes: “No sin is necessarily connected with sorrow of heart, for Jesus Christ our Lord once said, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death.” There was no sin in Him, and consequently none in His deep depression.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

No sin is necessarily connected with sorrow of heart, for Jesus Christ our Lord once said, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death.” There was no sin in Him, and consequently none in His deep depression.

— Charles H. Spurgeon

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