Catharsis comes from the ancient Greek word...which literally translated means 'to pass a hard stool'

— Tim Sandlin

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Traumatic events always happen exactly two years before I reach the maturity level to deal with them.

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Manic depressives have all the luck; they soar between crashes. The best us regular depressives can do is battle our way up to normal every now and then.

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Once you get used to being treated like you matter, it's hard to uproot and move somewhere where you don't.

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Something has to matter. Otherwise, a person's life will be miserable and empty.

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Movement eases turmoil.

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Hysteria means the same thing with either laughter or tears.

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Friendship is so much healthier than other crutches -alcohol or TV or religious fanaticism. One healthy crutch shouldn't be against the rules.

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Contrary to what we've been told, children can detect deceit in parents much easier than parents can detect deceit in children.

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Depression is like a headache or true love or any of those indefinable concepts.

If you've never been there, you don't know what it's like until you're too far in to stop the process.

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Whenever a woman says 'We need to talk,' it means she's reached a decision and it's already too late for you to talk back.

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Depression must be avoided, no matter what the cost.

Depression is lying on the Edwardian couch for six months, too tired to unlace your shoes. Depression is awakening each morning feeling as if someone near and dear and closely related died the night before. Bad news. Don't tempt depression.

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Everybody's vaguely miserable sometimes.

..and most people are vaguely miserable most of the time. The trick is to scrap your way from the most-of-the-time to the some-of-the-time category.

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About Tim Sandlin

Quotes 15 sayings
Profession Novelist
Birthday 1950

Bravery isn't what you do so much as how you look back at what you did.

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The instinct to notice changes gives women a tremendous advantage over men.

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