Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.
Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking.
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression.
No man is free who cannot control himself.
That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.
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The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.
Depression is anger without enthusiasm
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
This depression was deep, and you don't climb out of anything as quick as you fall in.
Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression.
Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.
Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind.
I feel like a defective model, like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.
Depression is the inability to construct a future.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.
The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it.
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.
Depression is rage spread thin.
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
I have suffered from depression for most of my life. It is an illness.
The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality
Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon.
It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.
My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.
When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
Depression is melancholy minus its charms -- the animation, the fits.
The concept of the "good ol' days" must be one of our society's biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success.
The seeds of will never take root in a grateful heart!
Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
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.
Human existence must be a kind of error.
..it may be said of it, 'it is bad today and every day it will get worse, until the worst of all happens'.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.
Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
Since I was 16, I've felt a black cloud hangs over me.
Since then, I have taken pills for depression.
There's no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.
The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.
I can certainly see how people are overcome by depression.
I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
Coming down off crack is like the worst depression. The worst.
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.
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.
You're fucked. You thought you were going to be someone, but now it's obvious you're nobody. You haven't got as much talent as you thought you had, and there was no Plan B, and you got no skills and no education, and now you're looking at forty or fifty years of nothing. Less than nothing, probably. That's pretty heavy. That's worse than having the brain thing, because what you got now will take a lot longer to kill you. You've got the choice of a slow, painful death, or a quick, merciful one.
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.
The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
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.
It's so easy for me to fall back into depression.
I think it comes with having money. I don't have to work. I could be sitting bored and depressed at home with a bag on my head.
I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.
In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known — no wonder, then, that I return the love.
Eventually sinking into despair, [Heinrich von Kleist] shot himself in 1811 as part of a suicide pact made with a woman suffering from incurable cancer.
At heart, I have always been a coper, I've mostly been able to walk around with my wounds safely hidden, and I've always stored up my deep depressive episodes for the weeks off when there was time to have an abbreviated version of a complete breakdown. But in the end, I'd be able to get up and on with it, could always do what little must be done to scratch by.
That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end.
Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time.
Anger is energising. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward.