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Positive Quotes about Depression

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Objectivity is the cure for depression.
- Bono

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Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job:
it's a depression when you lose yours.
- Harry S. Truman

I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had
a depression named for him.
- Herbert Hoover

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

Depression is when you have lots of love,
but no one's taking.
- Doug Coupland

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

 

Concern should drive us into action,
not into a depression.
- Karen Horney

Well over fifty years ago I was making radio loudspeakers
and radio sets in Rochester,
New York; pretty young and inexperienced;
but we survived the depression.
- Stuart Symington

During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared.
Audiences loved these funny men.
I decided to become one.
- Jerry Stiller

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
- Dodie Smith

The time when I had desire to go to the United States I didn't have a penny.
It was in the middle of the depression,
you know.
I couldn't get as far as Hoboken at that time.
- Ben Shahn

Coming down off crack is like the worst depression.
The worst.
- Ray Brown

You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity.
- Patty Duke

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer,
because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
- David D. Burns

Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing,
back to a place of innocence.
- Jeanette Winterson

Depression is the inability to construct a future.
- Rollo May

You largely constructed your depression.
It wasn't given to you.
Therefore, you can deconstruct it.
- Albert Ellis

If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depression,
that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of
the American people for years to come.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

They really do a disservice because these men and women
came out of the Depression,
they came out of the war.
- Richard M. Daley

Many people think that depression is something you
just have to live with when you get older,
but it's not.
- Tom Bosley

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

We all know pain doesn't exist without some coexisting depression.
- Jerry Hall

So people have been hurting and I understand that.
And it doesn't give them comfort or solace for me to tell them,
you know, but for me, we would be in a worldwide depression.
- Harry Reid

In spite of the Depression, or maybe because of it,
folks were hungry for a good time, and an evening of
dancing seemed a good way to have it.
- Lawrence Welk

But through world wars and a Great Depression,
through painful social upheaval and a Cold War,
and now through the attacks of September 11,
2001, our Nation has indeed survived.
- Nick Rahall

The Great War proved how confused the world is.
Depression is proving it again.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

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

I, I don't think anybody's continually happy,
uh, except idiots, you know.
You know, you have to have little moments of depression.
- Rube Goldberg

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.
- Bo Bennett

I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

When we're unemployed, we're called lazy;
when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
- Jesse Jackson

Being a typical Pisces, I might have experienced mood shifts,
but I don't remember any depression,
or needing to do anything,
or to have someone bring me out of being depressed.
- Julius Erving

I can certainly see how people are overcome by depression.
- Stuart Appleby

The depths of the Depression.
You didn't ask what the job was, what the pay was,
you didn't ask about stock options, or -
you said yes.
- Art Linkletter

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.
- Leonard Cohen

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression.
No man is free who cannot control himself.
- Pythagoras

Depression is something that makes you lose your sight.
- Michael Schenker

Depression scares people off.
It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect.
- Siobhan Fahey

There was a time when I was 19 when I really,
really, really thought I was going crazy.
I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression.
- Winona Ryder

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

I grew up in the heart of the Depression.
- Bob Cousy

That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any
good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.
- Ernest Hemingway

I have suffered from depression for most of my life.
It is an illness.
- Adam Ant

Thus, the use of fiat money is more justifiable in
financing a depression than in financing a war.
- Carroll Quigley

It was good fortune to be a child during the Depression
years and a youth during the war years.
- Martin Lewis Perl

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.
- Frances Perkins

Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction,
it is a functioning phenomenon.
It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
- James Hillman

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

The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced
budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression.
- William Vickrey

Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind.
- James Hillman

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

We had a booming stock market in 1929 and then went
into the world's greatest depression.
We have a booming stock market in 1999.
Will the bubble somehow burst, and then we enter depression? Well,
some things are not different.
- Jeffrey Sachs

Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression,
and then by renewed enthusiasm.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Depression is rage spread thin.
- George Santayana

Depression, as far as I'm concerned,
is just a waste of time.
- Helen Reddy

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

Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated
so that people can live happy,
active lives.
- Tom Bosley

I've had this problem since I was in my 20s.
They don't call it manic depression anymore.
They call it a bipolar disorder, and I'm a Type 2.
- Ned Beatty

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

We're in the money, the skies are sunny;
old man depression,
you are through, you done us wrong!
- Al Dubin

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.
- William Styron

It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression
as inevitable as all others previously suffered.
- Carroll O'Connor

My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution,
not a sudden miracle.
- Patty Duke

If you suffer from depression, anything that makes
you feel has to the most important thing in your life,
because it's the only thing that can save you.
- Siobhan Fahey

The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the
Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters.
- James Tobin

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.
- James Keller

The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life,
Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.
- Gary Larson

Depression is close to me, but suicide hasn't been.
- Claire Forlani

I used to be good friends with my depression,
saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
- Tony Curtis

Depression is melancholy minus its charms -
the animation,
the fits.
- Susan Sontag


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