I was in a very deep, dark slump, and I needed to find a way to get myself out of it. I had to force myself back out into life, back out into experiencing things.
— Shania Twain

slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.
Yogi Berra slump quote

Slumps are like a soft bed. They're easy to get into and hard to get out of.
— Johnny Bench

Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push, and you push alone.
— Laurence J. Peter

Many people believe letters the most personal and revealing form of communication. In them, we expect to find the charmer at his nap, slumped, open-mouthed, profoundly himself without thought for appearances. Yet, this is not quite true. Letters are above all useful as a means of expressing the ideal self; and no other method of communication is quite so good for this purpose. In conversation, those uneasy eyes upon you, those lips ready with an emendation before you have begun to speak, are a powerful deterrent to unreality, even to hope. In letters we can reform without practice, beg without humiliation, snip and shape embarrassing experiences to the measure of our own desires...
— slump quotation by Elizabeth Hardwick