Quotations The Best Quotes About Depression  

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A list of the best depression quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous depression quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic depression quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational depression quotes from that same writer.

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I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top. John Keats

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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

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Depression moods lead, almost invariably, to accidents. But, when they occur, our mood changes again, since the accident shows we can draw the world in our wake, and that we still retain some degree of power even when our spirits are low. A series of accidents creates a positively light-hearted state, out of consideration for this strange power. Jean Baudrillard

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

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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. Søren Kierkegaard

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The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop. Eric Hoffer

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

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It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own. Harry S. Truman