Quotations on Depression

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For some reason I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: People, Act, Depression, Reason)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Action, Enthusiasm, Depression, Ignorance, Law, Man, Results, Tides)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Agriculture, Depression, Seasons, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Age, Country, Depression, Struggle, Tyranny)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Music, Time, Depression, Public, Support)

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
(Keywords: Mom, Time, Mother, Depression, First, Months, Mothers)

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
(Keywords: Body, Depression, Help, Meditation, Mind, Spirit, Suicide)

I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
- Tony Curtis
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Dad, Life, Father, People, Bosses, Depression, Difference, Party)

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
(Keywords: People, Depression, Illness)

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

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
(Keywords: Time, Opportunity, Financial, Banks, College, Depression, Nation, Risk, Students)

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
(Keywords: Love, Sex, People, Anxiety, Depression, Killing)

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

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
(Keywords: People, Depression, Value, Worry)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Depression, Economy, Unemployment)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Financial, Depression, May, Popular, Right)

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
(Keywords: Wife, College, Depression, Jobs, Open, Washington)

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
(Keywords: Anxiety, Depression, Example, Mind, Nothing)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Anger, Dream, Character, Abuse, Alcohol, Depression, Now, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Action, Body, Depression, Wounds)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Anger, Music, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Society, People, Development, American, Depression, Future, Skepticism)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Business, Humor, Anxiety, Body, Contentment, Depression, Friends, Mind, Serenity)

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

Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.
- Murray Gell Mann
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Depression, Sadness)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Being, Crime, Depression, Literature)

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
(Keywords: Day, Depression, Reading, Writer)



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