Top 535 Depression Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Depression Quotes from famous people such as Quincy Jones, Frances McDormand, Zac Posen, Gayle Forman, Olly Alexander, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

We were in the heart of the ghetto in Chicago during th

We were in the heart of the ghetto in Chicago during the Depression, and every block – it was probably the biggest black ghetto in America – every block also is the spawning ground practically for every gangster, black and white, in America too.
Quincy Jones
I’m not really interested in promoting ‘Olive’ as a series about depression or mental illness.
Frances McDormand
I started cooking out of middle school depression.
Zac Posen
Many of depression’s symptoms – exhaustion, insomnia, nausea, headaches, weight loss, weight gain – are physical ailments.
Gayle Forman
With anxiety and depression, what’s been most helpful to me has been learning a toolbox – a set of skills I can use when I’m in periods of low mood or feel an anxiety attack coming on. When Years & Years took off it felt like I needed that toolbox really quickly.
Olly Alexander
My head is filled with things I think I should be doing or should’ve done already. I slow down because I doubt myself or I get anxious or have a bout of depression. Then I have to build my confidence back up, and once that happens, then I power through until the next time.
Jacob Anderson
I have all these rules for avoiding depression. One is going outside in the morning. I don’t keep breakfast in the house, so that I have to go out first thing when I first wake up. And then I come back and shower.
Rachel Miner
What you believe is very powerful. If you have toxic emotions of fear, guilt and depression, it is because you have wrong thinking, and you have wrong thinking because of wrong believing.
Joseph Prince
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
The Ghost Machine album was actually written when I was going through spiritual depression, as that was written right after Motograter and just prior to Five Finger Death Punch.
Ivan Moody
I’m the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
Herbert Hoover
Every experience feeds an actor, and I’ve learned that depression is all around us.
Bryan Cranston
I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?
Billie Eilish
In 2013, I went through a really great depression.
Israel Adesanya
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
What made me empathic was my depressions.
Alice Weaver Flaherty
Examples one finds in the philosophical literature are somebody who’s seen the trial of a child of theirs, where they’re being proved guilty of some crime that would drive the parent into a depression, maybe a suicidal depression.
Robert Nozick
The one question I would have for Donald Trump is inspired by his ‘Make America Great Again’ cap. I would ask him, ‘When was America great? When did America not have an economic depression or a war?’
Tech N9ne
When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression.
Jesse Jackson
Both depression and anxiety disorders, for example, are repeatedly described in the media as ‘chemical imbalances in the brain,’ as if spontaneous neural events with no relation to anything outside a person’s brain cause depression and anxiety.
Siri Hustvedt
The Panic of 1819 exerted a profound effect on American economic thought. As the first great financial depression, similar to a modern expansion-depression pattern, the panic heightened interest in economic problems, and particularly those problems related to the causes and cures of depressed conditions.
Murray Rothbard
Thinking about death makes you analyse what life is. Anxiety makes you curious, and curiosity leads to understanding. I wouldn’t be a writer without depression.
Matt Haig
In the case of Bosnia, studies showed that turning to religion was a consequence of post-war depression and dissatisfaction.
Jasmila Zbanic
I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they’ve had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering.
Kay Redfield Jamison
Depression and anxiety can’t fit in your head if you’re cultivating feelings of joy and inspiration.
Austin Butler
The minimum wage is something that F.D.R. put in place a long time ago during the Great Depression. I don’t think it worked then. It didn’t solve any problems then and it hasn’t solved any problems in 50 years.
John Raese
I continually still fight every day for my life, not only still battling mental health problems but battling multiple sclerosis, which also has depression as one of its side effects.
Jennifer Holliday
Depression is the inability to construct a future.
Rollo May
In the United States in the 20th century, every major event that America was going through, there was a boxer who seemed to symbolically represent it, from slavery to the Vietnam War to the Depression – all the way along, you just seemed to have boxers that carried the narrative.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
The ‘Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss’ harassment incident and the mob attack there had sent me spiralling into a deep state of depression in 2008.
Tanushree Dutta
Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.
Rob Delaney
Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide

Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.
Dick Cavett
Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.
J. K. Rowling
Running a successful, growing company in Silicon Valley can create an ironic sort of depression and delusion. The better you’re doing, the higher the stakes, and higher expectations for you to win. Maybe that’s why people say it’s so hard. But that doesn’t make it hard. That just makes it distracting.
David Ulevitch
I do a lot of research on the placebo effect, not just in depression but in irritable bowel syndrome, pain, arthritis of the knee, migraine, asthma.
Irving Kirsch
As a child actor, you experience a lot of depression and anxiety… Yes, I went through depression, and it was not comfortable. Yes, I struggle with anxiety and being paranoid, trying to figure out who I am.
Keke Palmer
I suffer depression only in the sense that I am a writer. We don’t have proper jobs to go to. We are on our own all day. Show me a writer who doesn’t get depressed: who has a completely stable mood. They’d be a garage mechanic or something.
Mark Haddon
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
I know so many people who feel hopeless, and they ask me, ‘What should I do?’ And I say: ‘Act. Do something.’ Because that is the best medicine against sadness and depression.
Greta Thunburg
I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realise is that you’re not alone.
Dwayne Johnson
In the summer of 1956, my mother was pregnant with me, which caused my father to confess his fear that I was going to be too much of a burden for him because he had a history of depression.
David Shields
Anybody who’s dealt with addiction and depression knows that sometimes they can make you forget who you are and kind of bring out a different person, somebody you don’t know as well.
Vic Mensa
I’m by no means an expert at giving advice on depression, but I would say that a lot of my show is about making the decision to be happy. We all think that happiness is something that just falls into our lap. But it’s something you have to really work on.
Lilly Singh
Everything I learned about the Great Depression was from a college textbook.
Ralph Abernathy
In my early days depression did inhibit me because I was too debilitated and terrified to tell anyone why I couldn’t get on a train from Manchester for auditions in London.
Sarah Lancashire
I feel like it’s big now with the passing of Mac Miller. Rest in peace, Mac Miller, who was a good friend of mine. That just showed people, like, it could happen to anybody. Just because you have fame or money, you’re not immune to negativity and depression and stress.
Soulja Boy
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
I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.
Christopher Hitchens
I think one of the lessons of the Depression – and this is something that Franklin Roosevelt demonstrated – was that when orthodoxy fails, then you need to try new things. And he was very willing to try unorthodox approaches when the orthodox approach had shown that it was not adequate.
Ben Bernanke
My manic depression was ravaging my life, but because nobody could see it, many people thought it was a figment of my imagination.
Andy Behrman
The little depression I experienced during my manic-depression was not like depression as anyone else had ever described it. It was very violent and angry, and I was full of rage. I wasn’t lying in bed.
Andy Behrman
Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth.
Bo Burnham
After graduation in June of 1984, I moved to Manhattan. My first stop was a psychiatrist, who in less than our first fifty-minute session again diagnosed me with depression.
Andy Behrman
I love night time, it’s the time I feel the world stops and my depression subsides.
Darren Hayes
If you look at the Greek economic record, it’s been very similar to the U.S. experience in the first four years of the Great Depression. And after having a Depression-sized event, they’ve cut the unit-labor cost in Greece – they’ve closed something like half the gap with Germany.
Austan Goolsbee
Even though loneliness affects so many of us, it has gotten scant research attention compared to related conditions like depression or anxiety.
Robin Marantz Henig
I’m a comedian, and I have my share of anxiety and depression; so do most of my friends. My humor tends to lie in the juxtaposition of extreme lightness – I’m a huge musical-theater fan – and extreme darkness. And so I really like playing with those because that’s how I feel.
Rachel Bloom
Depression – it falls into that small category of things like combat that, if you haven’t been in it, you can say you can imagine it all you like. But it’s truly different.
Dick Cavett
Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.
Murray Gell-Mann
I suffered from post-natal depression after Rowan was born. I had a healthy, beautiful baby girl and I couldn’t look at her. I couldn’t hold her, smile at her. All I wanted was to disappear and die.
Brooke Shields
Clinically speaking, depression is a pessimistic sense of your own capabilities, and despondent lack of energy.
Jane McGonigal
When I’m talking about depression, I’m talking about the more severe forms of depression, and I think that conceptualising as a form of grief is probably not the most effective way of looking at it. I mean, at the end of the day, people suffer enormously, and you want to treat it.
Kay Redfield Jamison
I've suffered through depression and anxiety my entire

I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life.
Lady Gaga
Depression is a very serious thing. People don’t realise how deadly it can be.
Ricky Hatton
Although no one treatment will ever be a panacea, research studies indicate that cognitive therapy can be helpful for a variety of disorders in addition to depression.
David D. Burns
When people dont know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.
Marion Cotillard
To my mind, the main reason for the Depression in the United States as a whole, is the bondage of debt and the spirit of speculation among the people.
Heber J. Grant
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
Maybe there’s a perception of me as grumpy old bugger who suffers from depression. It’s a total misconception. I don’t think of myself as any grumpier than the next person. I’m not even grumpy first thing in the morning.
Paul Merton
Big things, a real crisis, I think I’m pretty good, but this little thing will just wallop me. I think I’m managing depression better now: when the mood comes, I just try and sit it out.
Andrew Flintoff
Only those with skin as thick as elephant hide can hope to sail through their teens unscathed by self-doubt and bouts of depression.
Mariella Frostrup
I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn’t one I’ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it’s worth it.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
I felt very strongly the whole social impact of that depression, you know, and I felt very strongly about the efforts that this Resettlement Administration was trying to accomplish; resettling people, helping them, and so on.
Ben Shahn
No one is immune from the larger events of his or her time – the Depression, World War II, civil rights, Vietnam, the spring of 1989 in China. These events intrude upon our lives and radically affect our directions.
Paul Tsongas
We would go down to Riverside, California, which is very poor now, but that’s where my grandfather grew up. He grew up during the Depression in Riverside.
Greta Gerwig
Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.
Matt Lucas
I want to help people with depression understand that there is hope, so that they can get the help they need to live rich, fulfilling lives.
Tom Bosley
Stories come and go. The challenge is to frame the questions that voters will be asking on polling day, such as who has avoided a global depression and worked here to deliver jobs.
Douglas Alexander
I am, as it happens, a baby boomer, but not one who feels any broad-gauge nostalgia for the ’60s and ’70s. My attitude resembles that of my parents, who were born in the ’20s and lived through the Great Depression and World War II.
Terry Teachout
For people who deal with anxiety or depression or can’t be in large social groups cognitively, emotionally, or even physically, phones help bridge the gap.
Mary H.K. Choi
What got us out of the depression was capitalism, and we would have gotten out a lot quicker had the government not intervened.
Peter Schiff
I don’t think I was awake for much of my childhood. I did a lot of napping. This might have been a defensive measure against encroaching depression. Until about the age of eleven or twelve, I had zero interests other than trying to steal gumballs from supermarket gumball machines.
Michael Ian Black
Aim high and don’t sell yourself short. Know that you’re capable. Understand that a lot of people battle with a lot of things – depression, body image or whatever else – so know that it’s not just you. You’re not alone.
Holly Holm
In my family, depression is spoken of in hushed tones. As farmers we have always ploughed through our feelings.
John Whaite
The thing with depression is you don’t realise you have it and even when you do you don’t want to realise you have it.
Mark Cavendish
The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
I think the best comedies came out during the Depression. Personally.
Zooey Deschanel
I suffer anxiety and a lot of insecurities, depression and stuff.
Phil Rudd
As a woman in Saudi Arabia, you have one of two options. You either lose your mind – which at first happened to me because I fell into a deep depression – or you become a feminist.
Mona Eltahawy
Up until the Depression, recession had a moral character: it was supposed to purge the body economic of the greed and excess that attends a business expansion.
James Buchan
We all go through moments of depression. It’s part of being a human. Sometimes it’s not circumstantial, what makes you feel that way, it’s a chemical thing. You can get some help.
Martin Kemp
It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.
Harry S Truman
My parents survived the Great Depression and brought me up to live within my means, save some for tomorrow, share and don’t be greedy, work hard for the necessities in life knowing that money does not make you better or more important than anyone else. So, extravagance has been bred out of my DNA.
David Suzuki
The World Health Organization has recognized acupunctur

The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as effective in treating mild to moderate depression.
Andrew Weil
The Great War proved how confused the world is. Depression is proving it again.
Anne Sullivan
Anger is energising. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward.
Gloria Steinem
It’s not something I’m embarrassed about. Depression is an issue that tends to be brushed under the carpet. My hope is that if people with a public profile are prepared to talk about it, then it might prompt other people to talk about it too.
Sarah Lancashire
I imagine there’s a market for total depression. I grew up on George Jones and that really dark stuff.
Brad Paisley
At Somerset I played with Marcus Trescothick who has spoken very openly about his battle with depression and anxiety. I had a few conversations with him about his problems but I also read his book which provided me with a great insight into what he went though.
Jos Buttler
We expect well-informed treatment for cancer or heart disease; it matters no less for depression.
Kay Redfield Jamison
We’re all fighting for the same thin,g and I hope that the fight for equality, the fight to help people get over their anxiety or depression, whatever thing they’re going through, I hope that we can all come together more as a community.
Amber Liu
What I did is I bought a drum set and I listened to 80s music, and I played, and I was, like, DJ’ing, and I said, ‘this is what I wanna make. This is how I’m gonna give back to the people. I’m gonna make this party music.’ It pulled me out of the depression, and then I’ve never been depressed since.
I get messages from people telling me all the time through Twitter or Instagram about how my path has inspired their path. It’s good for them, for people who have a certain amount of mental problems, suffering from depression or anxiety, being able to have someone who recognises them and helps them.
Aleister Black
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
Jeanette Winterson
If I let myself sink into depression, I won’t be able to get out. And then I’ll be awfully unhappy. I just have to turn my face to the light and walk on. And trust that things will be all right.
Marianne Faithfull
They really do a disservice because these men and women came out of the Depression, they came out of the war.
Richard M. Daley
In 1997, a severe depression hit me, but I didn’t respond well to anti-depressants.
Pete Burns
It was a really lucky childhood and while, yeah, there were bits of darkness, which is known about because my mother has made no bones about her struggle with depression, the overriding memory of it is a very happy, good one.
Sophie Dahl
As we learned after President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff at the outset of the Great Depression, vibrant international trade is a key component to economic recovery; hindering trade is a recipe for disaster.
Asa Hutchinson
I still get awful depression. It’s who I am.
Marian Keyes
Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
David D. Burns
Declines in specific industries can never ignite a general depression. Shifts in data will cause increases in activity in one field, declines in another.
Murray Rothbard
One of things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder is that if you don’t have prior awareness, you don’t have any idea what hit you.
Kay Redfield Jamison
This might be controversial, but sometimes I think that being happy is a decision. I don’t mean that in a way to diminish clinical depression. But on a more day-to-day level.
Will Arnett
In his first term, President Barack Obama played a cautious manager navigating the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression and cleaning up the messes left by President George W. Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kevin O’Leary
I didn’t have any knowledge of the music industry when I first got to L.A., and I really didn’t know on a creative level what I wanted to sound like, so I had to do a lot of experimenting. It led to a spiral of depression and being broke.
Skylar Grey
People have said to me, ‘What have you got to be unhappy about?’ It’s naive and it’s hurtful. That person may not appear to have anything to be unhappy about, but anxiety and depression are illnesses.
Frankie Bridge
Bill Hewlett and I were brought up in the Depression. We weren’t interested in the idea of making any money. Our idea was if you couldn’t find a job, you’d make one for yourself.
David Packard
I always wanted to see people’s lives transformed from depression and anxiety to joy and peace.
David D. Burns
My brother and I laughed a lot as kids. We came up in the middle of the Depression, and neither one of us knew we were poor. We had nothing, but we didn’t know it.
Dick Van Dyke
As I kept having episodes of depression, I realized that it was not a one-off: that I had, well, not a disease, really – more an illness.
Spike Milligan
In order to be a good emergency contact, you need a lot of friend-patience and empathy. Often, this comes from personal experience with anxiety, trauma, and depression.
Mary H.K. Choi
Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.
Johan Huizinga
People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn’t help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people.
Deepika Padukone
I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the

I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don’t realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side.
Parker Posey
World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private industrial collaborations in the history of man.
Jon Meacham
Americans who have parents raised during the Great Depression or World War II understand how drastically things have changed on the home front. My father did not care a whit whether I liked him, and it would have been unthinkable for him to pick up my stuff. There were rules in the house, and they were enforced.
Bill O’Reilly
I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.
Ji-Hae Park
You are no less or more of a man or a woman or a human for having depression than you would be for having cancer or cardiovascular disease or a car accident.
Matt Haig
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
Psychologists, for reasons of clinical necessity or vagaries of temperament, have chosen to dissect and catalog the morbid emotions – depression, anger, anxiety – and to leave largely unexamined the more vital, positive ones.
Kay Redfield Jamison
People saw the Depression as a necessary thing – a chance to squeeze out the excesses, get back to Puritan morality. That just made things worse.
Ben Bernanke
I get the feeling that my songs aren’t that dark. There is a cynicism but humour also – it’s not depression upon depression upon depression. It’s a blend.
The greatest benefit of depression is the fact that when I have talked about it, every so often someone comes up and says, ‘You saved my dad’s life.’
Dick Cavett
Earlier in my life, I had a tendency toward depression.
Dean Ornish
The simple fact of the matter is, as I know everyone in this room knows, that the recession that this country faced when this President took office was the worst since the Great Depression.
Jay Carney
Don’t be scared to look for help. Depression is real… It’s crazy, and all these guys, us athletes, that keep thinking we’re superheroes. I like to think I’m a superhero, but superheroes got to fight their demons, too, sometimes.
Max Holloway
Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one’s taking.
Douglas Coupland
After Euro 2012, I had very little holiday and almost no desire to play football. I was slipping into depression, from all the travelling.
Mats Hummels
We’re all well-acquainted with depression, we all know what the low moods are, but the mania was not something I knew much about. I didn’t know that it would make someone dress extravagantly or start to pun, and to stay up and drink.
Jeffrey Eugenides
As a young girl, I saw commitment in my grandmother, who helped Grandpa homestead our farm on the Kansas prairie. Somehow they outlasted the Dust Bowl, the Depression, and the tornadoes that terrorize the Great Plains.
Sheri L. Dew
On May 6, 2013, I started hormone replacement therapy and began transitioning. I was very depressed, which is not uncommon for people with gender dysphoria. Two hours after my first estrogen injection, my depression went away for the first time in my life.
Zoey Tur
For those suffering from depression, I know how dark and endless that tunnel can feel. But if happiness seems impossible to find, please hold on to the possibility of hope, faint though it may be.
Zelda Williams
A doctor prescribed testosterone for depression and it truly helped me.
Shannon Briggs
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
My parents had become adults during the Great Depression, as had many of my aunts and uncles, so I got stories from all of them. They are fastened up inside me, and now and again, they have to come out.
Joe R. Lansdale
Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication.
Andrew Weil
People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide.
Travis Bradberry
Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
Thomas A. Edison
A lot of sportsmen get depression, all sorts of mental health issues. A lot of people retire and you don’t hear from them, but I don’t want to do that.
James Haskell
Things like depression and obesity are global challenges.
Jane McGonigal
Sufferers of depression have ‘episodes’ the same way those who suffer from multiple sclerosis do. It comes, wipes the floor with you, and then somehow returns you to the world. But it comes back.
Michael Redhill
I think a certain amount of depression is sort of a normal state of mind to have. Deep depression is another story – and I wouldn’t say I’ve been quite there, but you know I have been quite down at times, I have not wanted to leave the house for days on end.
Ardal O’Hanlon
Depression can take you into a black hole, so it is terrible.
Asha Parekh
Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind.
James Hillman
'Rainwater' was particularly special because it was a c

‘Rainwater’ was particularly special because it was a complete departure from the suspense novels. It’s set in the Great Depression and based on an incident that occurred when my dad was a boy.
Sandra Brown
Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me.
Susan Polis Schutz
The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything – meals, jobs, clothing.
Tom Brokaw
My grandma was a child of the Depression, and knew the tragedy of having her home outside Diller was destroyed by a tornado.
Ben Sasse
I had gone through a really rough patch in my life, struggling with anxiety and depression for the first time ever, and it was totally new to me. I really had no idea what was going on, and it was all I could think about, so it was all I could write about.
Matty Mullins
You throw sadness, you throw depression, you throw horror at Batman, he’s like, ‘Yeah, yawn, I’ve done that.’ You throw happiness at him? That’s something that riles him; that’s something that he’s not used to.
Tom King
When I was 19 years old, I quit football completely. For about a month, I stayed at home in a depression. This was in the summer of 2008.
It’s often difficult for those who are lucky enough to have never experienced what true depression is to imagine a life of complete hopelessness, emptiness and fear.
Susan Polis Schutz
Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout and sort of depression that we feel when we sit in front of a computer all day.
Richard Louv
The Democratic political juggernaut that emerged from the Depression and the New Deal meant that Republicans had to scramble to figure out a way to recover their former dominance.
Heather Cox Richardson
I personally dealt with a lot of depression and anxiety in my life.
Miles Heizer
The Depression was remarkable because you had nothing, and the salaries, when you got a job, were very small. But you could do anything. You see, a donut was ten cents. A cup of coffee was a nickel. That was lunch, with an apple. And I would be playing a lead on a Broadway show on that kind of diet.
Norman Lloyd
Coming down off crack is like the worst depression. The worst.
Ray Brown
I dealt with depression for my whole life. That’s not something that was caused by being trans.
Laura Jane Grace
A weekly column is not always a treat. It can be a tyranny. There are times when I have very little to say. There are times, every year, when I am weighed down with depression. At these times it takes days of slog to force the words on to the page.
Monty Don
When I’m not working on something, I seem to go through periods of depression. It helps to keep busy.
Gene Wilder
If the spectrum linking everyday depression to Major Depression sometimes hinders understanding of it, it also offers an opportunity for empathy. Because almost everyone, at some point, experiences feelings of sadness, of hopelessness, of emptiness, not to mention lethargy and irritability.
Gayle Forman
Depression is a surfeit of empathy – a killing empathy – that makes depressives great friends to everyone but themselves. Having a self is a rough business, and depressives can empathize with others who have to deal with it, but not with themselves.
Michael Redhill
A lot of followers would tell me, ‘You’ve helped me through my depression or helped me stop cutting.’ Something as easy as posting a video keeps them happy, or talking to them on Twitter helps them realize that what they’re going through is temporary.
Cameron Dallas
I felt I was a bit switched off for years, not really caring about things. I don’t know if that’s depression or whatever, but I was thinking ‘I might. Aye I will. No, I willnae’ as far as getting a second series goes.
Most of the depressions are self-created. A few people are pathologically ill: they cannot help it. It just comes from within because of genetic and other factors. But almost everybody else can be driven to madness, because the line between sanity and insanity is quite thin.
Jaggi Vasudev
I want to tell people that I had post-natal depression because there is so much stigma around the subject and there shouldn’t be.
Jennifer Ellison
Depression is melancholy minus its charms – the animation, the fits.
Susan Sontag
I remember that in the past I was overwhelmed with the mystery of anxiety, or the mystery of depression, but now when you feel that feeling coming on you no longer go into fight-or-flight mode. You go: ‘Oh, I know what this is’ and you ride it out.
Adam Granduciel
Studies by many labs have already started to identify specific circuits of neurons involved in normal cognitive function like memory and learning, as well as disease processes such as Parkinson’s disease, depression, and autism.
Feng Zhang
Animals in general have sparked a weird depression in me, because as much as I tried, I couldn’t layer a personality over them. You know what I mean? I would stare at the cows, and I would sing to the cows, and they would always just look at me blankly.
Kristen Schaal
In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient.
James Hillman
Recovery measures work better when they raise confidence – as Franklin D. Roosevelt understood. His fireside chats, and his inaugural address proclaiming he would fight the Great Depression with the same resolve he would muster against a foreign foe, were aimed at reassuring Americans.
Christina Romer
There are plenty of studies that have shown that depression is associated with decreased immunity. So I want to harness all of the positive emotional energy I can in a patient to get better.
Allan Hamilton
The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself.
Emanuel Celler
My calendar was empty. Touring the way we did and having a schedule like we did institutionalizes you in a way where you don’t know anything else. I think I went through the darkest depression I’ve ever felt in my life.
Andy Hurley
Wall Street has come a long way from the insider-domina

Wall Street has come a long way from the insider-dominated world that was blown apart by the Great Depression.
James Surowiecki
All behavioral or mood disorders – including depression, OCD, ADHD and addiction – have some neurochemical components, but sufferers can still work to overcome them.
Jeffrey Kluger
We described the coronavirus crisis as more of a shock to the system as opposed to a full-blown recession which would spiral into a depression as the economy shut down.
Cathie Wood
We know how to treat depression, we know how to treat mental illness, and we have not had the political will in our country to make it happen.
Rosalynn Carter
No matter where you are, depression responds to the same treatment.
Vikram Patel
For a long time, I’ve struggled very, very much with what people call treatment-resistant depression.
David Berman
Yes, this a disease, and men suffering with depression need help. It takes the right person to break through to someone who has been brave enough to reach out.
Zoe Ball
I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.
Mary Roach
When you’re on the verge of depression, a good leveller is to put one foot in front of the other and do some manual labour.
Rachael Stirling
I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.
Christopher Hitchens
By 1929, 5 percent of the population received one-third of the nation’s income. The structural weaknesses of this economy plunged the nation into the Great Depression.
Heather Cox Richardson
I have had issues with depression all my life, and it’s probably true to say there was a tendency towards it even when I was very young, during my schooldays. There was often – and this is quite common with comics – a sense of not feeling as if I belonged anywhere.
Jack Dee
I wish I had never got manic depression. When I was in junior high, I didn’t know what was the matter with me. It was as if I’d died or something. Now that I go to a clinic and get the right kind of medicine, I am not as depressed as I used to be.
Daniel Johnston
I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.
Selena Gomez
Most psychiatrists assume that mental illnesses such as depression are caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, which can be treated by drugs. But most psychotherapy doesn’t address the social causation of mental illness either.
Mark Fisher
In the Depression especially, I think you learn to face problems and not run away from them.
Lilla Crawford
Nothing good comes out of depression.
Kay Redfield Jamison
It was a lack of system that made the ’30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered.
Carroll O’Connor
Manic depression is a type of depression, technically, and it’s the opposite of uni-polar. Manic depression is also called bi-polar disorder. Some people don’t like to call it that because they think it makes it sound too nice, when the reality is if you have manic-depression you have manic-depression.
Andy Behrman
Americans did not suffer alone. World trade overall fell two-thirds in the first few years of the Depression.
Elaine Chao
There seem to be many causes of depression. One cause is profound loss, grief. Economic hardship we know is linked to depression. We don’t have a full picture.
Irving Kirsch
I’m lucky to have depression less severely than a lot of people. I know some find it useful to talk about it and people are definitely doing that more. It’s becoming less stigmatised.
Rachel Parris
Depression is a horrible, potentially life-threatening illness – but the lives it threatens are almost always those of the people who suffer from it.
Matt Haig
Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary.
Dolly Parton
Creative people are more prone to depression.
Adam Ant
I was perpetually this B-minus kid vacillating between eagerness and depression. I wasn’t a bad kid, and I definitely wasn’t aggressive, but I was a sad kid.
Oneohtrix Point Never
You look at guys with significant Alzheimer’s and dementia and the mood swings and the suicides that unfortunately NFL players have been faced with. And depression. Lou Gehrig’s disease. These are all things that have kind of been linked to the brain damage from football.
Joe Thomas
In general, the more food we eat in its natural state – without additives – and the less it is refined, the healthier it will be for us. Food can affect the mind, and deficiencies of certain elements in the body can promote mental depression.
Ezra Taft Benson
People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness.
Dan Reynolds
My mother wanted me to be a writer. But she was a child of the Depression and never understood that she wasn’t poor. So, you know, the idea of not having a job, it would creep through. But she tried very hard to be subtle about it.
Richard Greenberg
Issues deals with the issues I had, the fears I had and it isn’t a ‘nice’ album but fears and depressions are not particularly nice.
Jonathan Davis
People think rationally that the world really is more r

People think rationally that the world really is more risky. Imagine in 2008 that investors thought there was a 10% chance we’d have a depression. That would partly justify the drop in prices.
Eugene Fama
The observation that money changes induce output changes in the same direction receives confirmation in some data sets but is hard to see in others. Large-scale reductions in money growth can be associated with large-scale depressions or, if carried out in the form of a credible reform, with no depression at all.
Robert Lucas, Jr.
When you win a big title like the French Open, it’s tough. The emotion in doing this is really up and down. Afterwards, you feel a little bit lonely, a bit of depression mentally. Because it’s so much stress and emotion, so many people around – and then it’s completely empty.
Stan Wawrinka
You could argue that Barack Obama faced in ’08 a situation as bad as any president since the Great Depression. What Obama inherited from the Bush administration, we all remember, was just an absolute global catastrophe.
Tony Kushner
I’m not denying that depression can be spiritually induced. Guilt from having wronged and hurt others can bring it on. A sense of having failed to live out the will of God can give rise to depression. Certainly the fear of death and what might follow can sap the joy out of life.
Tony Campolo
I struggled with depression when I was in high school, and I remember thinking that if I got a record deal and got a hit song, that it would solve all those problems for me.
Mike Posner
Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days… or a few months after childbirth.
Richard J. Codey
I’ve suffered a little bit with depression in the past and I also have friends who have gone through depression.
Kym Marsh
I have struggled with anxiety and depression since I was a teenager.
Juliana Harkavy
I do go through a mini depression because one minute there are people yelling and screaming for me on stage and the next I’m at home and it’s dead quiet. So it takes a while to come down.
Carrot Top
We think, ‘I’m Ricky Hatton or I’m Tyson Fury, I can take on the world.’ You can take on the world in the ring but this problem called depression, you can’t take it on.
Ricky Hatton
It’s always been something that I’m so able and willing to talk about that it’s kind of foreign to me that people hide their depression and anxiety.
Lili Reinhart
Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.
What I find so interesting is, Herbert Hoover in August 1928 said no country in the world was closer to abolishing poverty than the United States. And then, of course, we had the Great Depression.
Robert Dallek
It does not mean you’re broken to have depression and anxiety. I would encourage you to speak out. Don’t hold it inside. Talk to friends. Talk to parents. If it’s available, go to a therapist.
Dan Reynolds
I had a lot of depression as a kid.
Sarah Silverman
In the depth of the near depression, that he faced when he came in, Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress provided ‘recovery funds’ that literally kept our classrooms open. Two years ago, these funds saved nearly 20,000 teacher and education jobs – just here in North Carolina.
Jim Hunt
In my experience, divorce takes you out for about 10 years, but you hear people talk about it lightly. The same with depression. You only have to have one good breakdown before you realize you need help. It’s pretty frightening.
Julia Cameron
I knew I didn’t have post-natal depression because it wasn’t all day, every day. But I felt very low. As a woman you think you should still be making dinner and looking nice. You think, ‘I can do a million and one things.’ But you can’t.
Rochelle Humes
There is a very moving and ancient connection between cancer and depression.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Depression is something that doesn’t just go away. It’s just… there and you deal with it. It’s like… malaria or something. Maybe it won’t be cured, but you’ve got to take the medication you’re prescribed, and you stay out of situations that are going to trigger it.
Adam Ant
Depression comes back over time in about 90 percent of people on antidepressants. Studies show that relapses are far less common when people are treated with psychotherapy.
Irving Kirsch
To have depression, it’s such an uphill battle and I feel for everyone that has it because it’s hard to have it.
Angelina Pivarnick
Even if consumer confidence hit rock bottom, that most likely would not be enough, by itself, to cause a depression.
Charles Duhigg
I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.
Leonard Cohen
Bipolar indicates that you’re not – you don’t just experience depression, but the mood swing goes up, and it can go very up.
Patty Duke
My own life was filled with so much love and joy that when depression struck, it was like a prison door slamming shut and I was being placed in an isolation cell. No one else could possibly be feeling what I was. I hated my depression and all of its symptoms.
Susan Polis Schutz
I was a Depression kid, growing up in Oklahoma.
James Garner
Depression is 80 per cent of my condition, and 10 per cent is mania, and 10 per cent is what we call normal. I say that must be when I am buying groceries. Or vacuuming.
Margaret Trudeau
History is fickle. We know that. The good and bad come around and go around, and go around again. There are recessions and depressions and economic boom and bust.
Rachel Nichols
The trade deficit always goes up when the economy is strong and plummets when the economy sinks, as it did during both the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession of 2008-09.
Stephen Moore
I was in depression. I was in my room, dark every night

I was in depression. I was in my room, dark every night, not wanting to talk to nobody, not going out with my friends, not doing anything, not having a great time. It was a lot of dark nights.
Tim Hardaway Jr.
During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one.
Jerry Stiller
I think what happened during the Great Depression was that African Americans understood that Republicans championed citizenship and voting rights but they became impatient for economic emancipation.
Rand Paul
I went from being very popular and the head of the clique in the sixth grade to having, like, kid depression in the seventh grade. Not leaving the house. Not looking people in the eye… My body made me feel bad at everything.
Tyra Banks
I’m really clear about what my life mission is now. There’s no more depression or lethargy, and I feel like I’ve returned to the athlete I once was. I’m integrating all the parts of me – jock, musician, writer, poet, philosopher – and becoming stronger as a result.
Alanis Morissette
I suppose I’m interested in sorrow, which is very different from depression or despair. Sorrow is continuous with the world; it allows for creativity.
Aleksandar Hemon
I struggled tremendously with anxiety and depression related in part to my sexuality and growing up in a time when to be gay felt to me like a death sentence.
Darren Hayes
I loved my mom so much because she had to work on a penny just to put food on the table… During the Depression in the United States, everybody had a tough time. And I was so hurt because she was crying that she didn’t have any food for us for Thanksgiving.
Tony Bennett
It’s anxiety that led to a depression that I’ve been dealing with since I was 16, 17. That was the first time I was ever prescribed medication for either of those disorders I guess you would call it.
Vic Mensa
Depression has been called the world’s number one public health problem. In fact, depression is so widespread it is considered the common cold of psychiatric disturbances. But there is a grim difference between depression and a cold. Depression can kill you.
David D. Burns
I did two years of walking the street and soul-searching. During that time I lived off $37.50 a week – that was $2.50 a week more than my Dad made during the Depression.
Eddie Rabbitt
They say that it’s rare, and for the longest time, I felt alone being a victim of TSS. It not only left physical wounds but mental ones. I battled PTSD and fell into a dark depression after what happened. I melted into my bed, and life just sort of stopped.
Lauren Wasser
After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson’s bold vision for westward expansion for America.
Russ Carnahan
If you had asked people in 1929, ‘Here is what is about to happen. How much would you pay to avoid the Great Depression from occurring?’ The answer is they would have paid a lot. They would have borrowed money if it could be used to prevent the Great Depression.
Austan Goolsbee
The Great Depression of the 1930s saw more American unmarried women working from nine to five, mostly in repetitive, boring, subordinate, dead-end jobs. But the number of working women doubled between 1870 and 1940. During World War II it doubled once again.
Helen Fisher
Depression, if it’s an unconsciously elected experience, is a luxury.
Jesse Eisenberg
Spreading the word about depression is my mission. I am working to build awareness, educate people about the symptoms, and change public opinion and individual attitudes about depression.
Susan Polis Schutz
I got a job in advertising. So even though I was writing, I was always supporting myself. That’s the thing that would matter for my father, who was absolutely a creature of the Great Depression.
Peter Carey
When public figures remain silent about depression, there is a cost to the rest of society. Silence contributes to the misperception that successful people do not get depressed, and it keeps the public from seeing that treatment allows many individuals to return to competitive professional lives.
Kay Redfield Jamison
Understanding the true causes of the Depression, as well as the real economic record of the United States in the 1930s, is an essential ingredient in anyone’s economic and historical education.
Thomas Woods
On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression.
Martin Seligman
Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.
You initially become funny as a kid because you’re looking for attention and love. Psychologists think that’s all to do with mother abandonment. I think John Cleese has his depressions, and Terry Gilliam’s the same. All of us together make one completely insane person.
Eric Idle
Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.
Janet Fitch
Unfortunately, I think depression and anxiety are really hard to live with. And what people don’t need is to feel bad about themselves because they decide to go on medication.
Rene Russo
I was diagnosed with depression at fourteen, but I couldn’t find any medication that did anything for me other than making things worse.
Zoe Quinn
Just like everybody else, celebrities have brains and those brains get conditions – addiction, depression.
Drew Pinsky
I felt like I was the only person on the planet with this ‘thing called depression’, and I remember being frightened. I was knocked out and dopey, and I cried all of the time.
Andy Behrman
I used to love to create outfits, and I still do – I just don’t have the time. How can you wear one thing and never wear it again? Even my wedding dress – I had a dress made that I could wear again. I’m a child of the depression, so I’m very, very practical.
Iris Apfel
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
I often say that the opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality.
Andrew Solomon
Growing up during the Depression, we didn't have much,

Growing up during the Depression, we didn’t have much, but we had each other, we had our friends, and that was pretty much all we needed. I was aware that some people had more, but those who did, shared.
Gordie Howe
Anxiety has been a big problem for me, but I think my biggest struggle has been depression.
Ileana D’Cruz
Obesity puts our children at risk of developing serious diseases – such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. It keeps our children from performing their best at school.
Kirsten Gillibrand
My mother was a big influence; she was exceedingly chic, completely dressed in a completely different manner than I did. I was a child of the Depression, so she taught me all about accessories, and I always tell everybody she worships at the altar of the accessory.
Iris Apfel
My parents, products of the Great Depression, were successful people, but lived in a state of constant fear that my sister and I, and they, would sink into the kind of economic insecurity that their generation knew so well.
Ben Stein
‘Melancholy’ is prettier than ‘depression’; it connotes a kind of nocturnal grace. Makes one feel more innocently beleaguered.
Margo Jefferson
We did a show called The Orphan Train, during the depression, when families didn’t have enough money to support their children, they’d put them on the train and hope someone would pick them up who had enough money to support their children.
Robert Stack
We know that chronic loneliness has consequences. It certainly depresses our mood. And in terms of our health, people who struggle with loneliness also have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression, and anxiety. Loneliness is also associated with a shorter lifespan.
Vivek Murthy
I have a master’s in psychology, and depression and anxiety are considered to be cyclical.
Autre Ne Veut
I wanted to write a story about my struggles with depression and mental health. It’s an issue that needs to be talked about more.
Ginger Zee
Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.
Bryce Dallas Howard
I had bad anxiety and bad depression. That’s like the worst thing you could have. You think too much about the past, you get depression. You think too much about the future, you get anxiety.
NLE Choppa
I was never very good at picking cotton, and then I only made fifty cents or $1 a day. People would work for $1 a day during the Depression. So we would get $2 for playing music and just having fun. I think that as a result of that it was not just the money, but we enjoyed doing it.
Johnny Gimble
As a teenager, even as a younger girl, I had some depression but no one really noticed that it was depression nor did I know in those days that that’s what it was but I did feel different from other people.
Linda Hamilton
Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
Ronald Reagan
I was born in 1935. But my mother and father – who were immigrants from Ireland – and everybody that I knew growing up in Brooklyn came out of the Depression, and they were remarkable people.
Pete Hamill
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
We do have depression in the family, and I’ve experienced it as it pops up from time to time. It is easier to deal with when I have someone looking to me to do things.
Joanna Going
Cognitive therapy is a fast-acting technology of mood modification that you can learn to apply on your own. It can help you eliminate the symptoms and experience personal growth so you can minimize future upsets and cope with depression more effectively in the future.
David D. Burns
I actually found it very moving how destructive depression is. I was really saddened by this burden people have to handle.
Ronnie Corbett
Because I teach and write about depression and bipolar illness, I am often asked what is the most important factor in treating bipolar disorder. My answer is competence. Empathy is important, but competence is essential.
Kay Redfield Jamison
If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.
Kris Carr
The Nasdaq bubble and crash were followed by the real estate bubble then subprime crash, which led to the unprecedented printing of trillions of dollars in an attempt to prevent a global depression.
Robert Kiyosaki
Compared to America or Europe, God isn’t a big part of our lives here. I don’t know anyone here who goes to church when he’s had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead.
I’d fallen in love with a woman but she broke up with me and I was devastated. Six months later, I went into a suicidal depression from the break-up of the relationship, but I resolved to not do what my friends had done. And so I reached out for help.
Aron Ralston
Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals.
Clarence Darrow
‘Up in the Air’ may be a glossy production sprinkled with laughter and sex, but it captures the distinctive topography of our Great Recession as vividly as a far more dour Hollywood product of 70 years ago, ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ did the vastly different landscape of the Great Depression.
Frank Rich
The fact that insomnia is associated with depression suggests that sleep might help us deal with emotionally stressful or otherwise disruptive events.
Maria Konnikova
Through my own struggles with depression, I discovered that knowledge, therapy, medication and education can provide the strength to get through it in one piece.
Susan Polis Schutz
I was depressed for a year after ‘The Pianist,’ and I don’t suffer from that, generally. It wasn’t just a depression; it was a mourning.
Adrien Brody
Depression is an illness and not a necessary part of healthy living.
David D. Burns
During the Great Depression, African Americans were fac

During the Great Depression, African Americans were faced with problems that were not unlike those experienced by the most disadvantaged groups in society. The Great Depression had a leveling effect, and all groups really experienced hard times: poor whites, poor blacks.
William Julius Wilson
The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.
Gary Larson
I have a tremendous battle with melancholy and depression.
Sebastian Faulks
Sometimes I think that I was forced to withdraw into depression because it was the only rightful protest I could throw in the face of a world that said it was alright for people to come and go as they please, that there were simply no real obligations left.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
I think somewhere along the line probably Tony Hancock did an interview and claimed that he was terribly depressed, and that he was hiding his depression with comedy. So then it’s been used as a template for every comedian since.
Vic Reeves
Depression is something that makes you lose your sight.
Michael Schenker
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
People who think that Sylvia Plath was a poor, sensitive poet are not getting that she had great amounts of ambition and anger that moved her along, or she wouldn’t have been able to fight against that depression to produce such an incredible body of work by the age of thirty.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
You take the negative, the bitter, the pain, the suffering, the depression, and all of those are ingredients for something far more purposeful than you can imagine.
When somebody openly talks about having depression, it’s a very brave thing to do.
Laila Rouass
When I diagnose my depression now, I think it was partially about saying goodbye to these kids that I always expected to have but already knew that I wouldn’t.
Elizabeth Gilbert
The topic is too big, there’s too many people who live with it, and too many moving pieces for anyone to do a definitive statement on what depression is like for everyone. ‘Depression Quest’s’ goal was to be a basic introduction to the concept and to get the conversation started.
Zoe Quinn
Autism doesn’t seem to have a seasonal component, unlike some forms of depression.
Simon Baron-Cohen
Oh, sure, we have another world war coming, and another great depression, but where are the leaders this time?
Kurt Vonnegut
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
My parents were not professionals. They were products of the Depression.
Carl Kasell
Depression is something I’ve dealt with every day of my life.
Graham Moore
Dealing with depression effectively is a mark not of weakness, but of strength.
Andrew Solomon
In my life I’ve gone through a lot of really hard times. I went through depression and had so many challenges that I overcame. And I overcame because I just decided to be happy.
Lilly Singh
I’m here to be lovesick, broke and drifting, writing heartache songs and singing about pain and misery and depression, with a few good times here and there.
Hank Williams III
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
Jeanette Winterson
I just think my body can’t handle it any more. I did try a little drink a while back, and I was actually physically ill. I went into an immediate depression, and felt awful, just dreadful. So that’s it. I’m over it now.
Ronnie Wood
When I am not acting, I am in depression, and then I do depression management.
Akshaye Khanna
In college I had a coach who did that for me. I was struggling so much mentally with depression, anxiety, eating disorders… and he told me: ‘You have to go and talk to a doctor, you are back on track until they clear you’ and he put my mental health first.
Bianca Belair
In a matter of weeks I developed gray hair on the lower half of the sides of my head. In my culture, people refer to this phenomenon as the extreme result of depression.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi
I believe that everyone experiences depression to some degree at some time in their lives. And there are probably millions of people who live with a low level of sadness and heaviness day in and day out.
Joyce Meyer
My daddy thought – no, he expected – that my brothers and I and our generation would make the world a better place. He was correct in his belief because he had lived in an America of continual social progress, depression followed by prosperity, segregation by integration, and so on.
Wynton Marsalis
I’ve lived through the Great Depression.
Carl Reiner
Depression Quest’s’ tone is one of hope. Many players have told me they’ve tried to take steps in their life to get their illness under control. I tear up while reading my e-mail on subways a lot.
Zoe Quinn
In my life I’ve gone through a lot of really hard times. I went through depression and had so many challenges that I overcame. And I overcame because I just decided to be happy.
Lilly Singh
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
It's hard to talk about childhood trauma. It's hard to

It’s hard to talk about childhood trauma. It’s hard to talk about depression. It’s hard to talk about anxiety. And we thought – I wonder if we just open up our subconscious and the things that we think about and hide from people every day and just let them come out in some of these lyrics.
Benji Madden
In order that people who suffer from depression seek treatment without a second thought, the stigmas must further fall until we reach a point in time when that person with leukemia and that person with depression both receive the same level of sympathy and the same level of rigorous treatment. Both people deserve it.
Gayle Forman
The student-loan crisis has an underappreciated emotional valence too: The debt makes people miserable. In one survey, more than half of borrowers said that they have experienced depression because of their debt. Nine in 10 reported experiencing anxiety.
Annie Lowrey
In some cases, some people do get depressed in the middle of their grief, and they really need to be treated for depression.
Kay Redfield Jamison
I know of people who don’t believe it, but depression is an illness, but unlike, say, a broken leg, you don’t know when it’ll get better.
Marian Keyes
You raise taxes during an economic crisis time, as we did in – back in the time of Herbert Hoover, you send the country into a depression.
John McCain
For me, 2016-17 was hell, and there’s no way around it for me. I went through pain, depression, fear, doubt, and all of that was a journey that I was able to write through, and then I wrote when I was coming out of that dark place as well.
At the beginning of ‘A Christmas Carol,’ Scrooge embodies one of the central tenets of depression: that one has always been this way – and always will be.
Elif Batuman
When I’m depressed is when I’m not interested in writing anything, whereas some people, I think, are spurred to creativity through their personal experiences and through depression. And for me, it’s a very low place, and it’s not fruitful.
Julia Holter
In particularly acute cases of depression, it is recognized that no verbal or therapeutic intervention will reach the patient. The only effective remedy is to do things, even though the patient will, at that time, believe that any act is pointless and meaningless.
Mark Fisher
One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives.
Polly Toynbee
I was always a very self-conscious person and was picked on for my body type. I used to feel low and sad all the time, but didn’t know I was suffering from depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder till I got help.
Ileana D’Cruz
World War II made prosperous the United States, which had been undergoing a depression for a dozen years, and made very rich those magnates and their managers who govern the republic – with many a wink – in the people’s name.
Gore Vidal
Depression, as far as I’m concerned, is just a waste of time.
Helen Reddy
An entire nation, it seemed, was standing in one long breadline, desperate for even the barest essentials. It was a crisis of monumental proportions. It was known as the Great Depression.
Kathi Appelt
I’m happy, I would say that I’m one of the happiest people I know but I’ve certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about.
Richard Marx
Depression is the inability to construct a future.
Rollo May
Franklin Delano Roosevelt eventually became the greatest liberal leader of 20th century United States, but he started as a fiscal conservative. His greatness is founded in his willingness to change his mind to save his country from the Great Depression.
Abhijit Banerjee
If you want to understand geology, study earthquakes. If you want to understand the economy, study the Depression.
Ben Bernanke
I think there’s a danger, for me at least, in retreating and going inward and depression. I have to stay diligent against that tendency.
Conor Oberst
The interesting thing about depression and anxiety is that, it’s not always wholly negative things that bring them on. Often times, those heavy swings of emotion can be brought on by just anything that is overly emotional.
Chris Sullivan
If it is true, for instance, that depression is constituted by low serotonin levels, what still needs to be explained is why particular individuals have low levels of serotonin. This requires a social and political explanation.
Mark Fisher
Anything that instills a sense of hope will at least temporarily help treat depression.
Irving Kirsch
We certainly had an upheaval at the start of the Great Depression, and that resulted in a lot of financial reform, but it wasn’t done in one stroke, and it wasn’t done immediately. The Depression was in 1929 and resulted in the Securities and Exchange Act of ’33, ’34, ’35, ’37, ’39, and ’41.
Lloyd Blankfein
Once the notion of depression had begun to dominate the diagnostic armamentarium, it became but a matter of time before patients with relatively mild disorders of mood or anxiety would be entered into it.
Sherwin B. Nuland
I have had periods of depression in my life.
Kathy Bates
In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
We are a resilient country. We’ve been through a Civil War; we’ve been through two World Wars. We’ve been through a Great Depression; we even made it through Jimmy Carter! We will make it through the Obama years!
Rick Perry
After Bush was elected in 2004 – please note that I didn’t say ‘re-elected’ – and I was walking around in my befuzzed state of confusion and low-grade depression, I set out more or systematically to read writers who’d grappled with that fundamental question of what America is, why it is the way it is.
Ben Fountain
‘Hairdresser Blues’ was written when I was deep in a ten-year depression that I escaped shortly after recording that album. I don’t like that album.
I guess I get a little impatient and frustrated when people ask what ‘Manic Depression’ is about.
Laura Jane Grace
America has always built ourselves out of adversity. Al

America has always built ourselves out of adversity. All the way back to the Great Depression.
Jim Gray
I talk about postpartum depression and all these things I don’t hear a lot of women talking about on TV.
Catherine Reitman
I’ve had a panic disorder since I was sixteen, and they always said that’s a subset of depression. And I’m like, ‘I don’t have depression.’
Duff McKagan
I’ve learned to recognize, a lot of it forced through the process of recovery, that I’m wired wrong in certain ways; the chemical balance of my brain is off in terms of depression a little bit.
Trent Reznor
I started to sing a lot more during my twenties when I was struggling with depression.
Jenny Ryan
I inherited depression from my mother’s side of the family.
Buzz Aldrin
I’ve been struggling with depression due to a lot going on in my life. And sometimes it doesn’t even have to be anything, I just get depressed out of nowhere.
Angelina Pivarnick
Stasis is something that has marked my life since I was a boy growing up in Pittsburgh with my mother. It was the natural state that we existed in. For one thing, she suffered from a debilitating depression throughout my childhood, and depression is nothing if not static.
Said Sayrafiezadeh
For me, when I went through my depression, I always felt like I was alone, and because people never understood me, I had to shut myself out from the world. Art and music was the only thing that could ever help me get over that.
Amber Liu
Depression is a leading cause of ill health and disability, and many do not have access to mental health services and face significant social stigma around their disease.
Tedros Adhanom
The truth is, I’ve always been wracked with self-loathing and terrible, paralysing depression.
Shirley Manson
The truth is that several years ago, I suffered from depression. And I remember during this time, I basically fell into this hole where my life became cold, and it became gray, and I lost sight of everything that was important to me.
Lindsey Stirling
My character had been in the chair for seven years. He had gone through his anger, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. He had gone through everything, now he was up, he was happy, he was filled with his dream.
Gregory Hines
My thing is, I’ve yet to meet a well person. The spectrum is unbelievably wide, the triggers for depression and manic depression.
Richard Ashcroft
Massage therapy has been shown to relieve depression, especially in people who have chronic fatigue syndrome; other studies also suggest benefit for other populations.
Andrew Weil
Depression and anxiety can’t fit in your head if you’re cultivating feelings of joy and inspiration.
Austin Butler
In the Great Depression, employment and investment were low because labor market institutions and industrial polices changed.
Edward C. Prescott
You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.
Albert Ellis
My grandfather was a persuasive man who made friends with people at every level of influence. In order to fight against our tribe’s termination, he went to newspapers and politicians and urged them to advocate for our tribe in Washington. He also supported his family through the Depression as a truck farmer.
Louise Erdrich
I went through depression, which is something that we don’t often talk about when we look at undocumented communities and deported families.
Diane Guerrero
The causes for my eating disorder ran along the usual lines: depression, an inability to express my rage, a desire to exert control, a desire to feel less, a desire to have my body express the things my voice could not. That, and I had gotten in the habit of believing it was better to take up less space.
Zoe Kazan
It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.
Matt Haig
When you study postpartum depression, there is a very clear understanding that in communities where you see more support, there is less depression.
Ariel Gore
Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated so that people can live happy, active lives.
Tom Bosley
I think Wilco is going to definitely stand the test of time – no question – and Uncle Tupleo, and the whole No Depression scene, which is now alt-country. I think that’s going to be around a long time.
Roger McGuinn
Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.
Karen Horney
There were nine children in my father’s family and eight in my mother’s. My grandparents did the best with what they had. After the Depression, they were scratching out a living and working hard. They kept the family going.
Cheryl Ladd
The financial catastrophe of 2008 nearly precipitated a calamitous economic depression, jolting America and much of the West into a sudden recognition of their systemic vulnerability to unregulated greed.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I’ve treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I’ve found that to be a tremendous help.
Judy Collins
The downturn following the collapse of Japan’s so-called bubble economy of the 1980s was not as severe as the Great Depression.
Ben Bernanke
I came close to depression, but when I started to feel I could really lose myself, I somehow escaped it.
Marion Cotillard
If you don't think your anxiety, depression, sadness an

If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.
Kris Carr
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
Grenville Kleiser
Realize that doing comedy is only going to make your depression worse.
Jim Norton
Indeed, the FHA was born out of the Great Depression, which was also caused in significant part by a foreclosure crisis. Mortgages in the early 1930s were mostly three- to five-year ‘bullet’ loans, which did not amortize and were due in full at maturity.
Mark Zandi
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Dodie Smith
I would rather there’s somebody who is just a wee bit down in the dumps believing that they’ve got depression and going to the doctor and getting it checked out, than not, I’d rather that everybody was given the benefit of the doubt.
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
If we take a hard look at what poverty is, its nature, it’s not pretty – it’s full of trauma. And we’re able to accept trauma with certain groups, like with soldiers, for instance – we understand that they face trauma and that trauma can be connected to things like depression or acts of violence later on in life.
Matthew Desmond
I had a low image of myself because I was brought up in the deep Depression.
S. Truett Cathy
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
Being in good physical shape is the best way to combat depression. You just have endorphins running around your body. It is the best anti-depressive that there is.
Chris Pratt
To avoid depression while travelling, I always take loads of items that make me feel connected with home. I can’t even explain the joy I felt when I realised I’d remembered to pack my vanilla and mango scented beard oil. The feeling of euphoria was similar to my kids being born.
Romesh Ranganathan
My depression is not something very special. A lot of people go through depression. My divorce is not something very special; a lot of people go through divorce.
Krista Tippett
I came along and was a teenager in the Depression, and nobody had jobs. So I went out hitchhiking, when I met a man named Woody Guthrie. He was the single biggest part of my education.
Pete Seeger
I’ve struggled with self-esteem and depression, like most singer-songwriters. I listen to my EPs on Bandcamp, and I can just hear the pain and the self-esteem struggle in my voice.
Natalie Prass
It was well after college that I learned about depression. I got my first job for Jack Paar. I realized I was sleeping 14 hours a day and just living for the Paar show.
Dick Cavett
Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication.
Andrew Weil
Depression scares people off. It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect.
Siobhan Fahey
Consider trade protectionism. It’s been tried – and found wanting – since the Great Depression.
Elaine Chao
There were some really tough times during those years of true heartache and depression from just not understanding why I couldn’t get anything going.
Carly Pearce
As far as I was concerned, the Depression was an ill wind that blew some good. If it hadn’t occurred, my parents would have given me my college education. As it was, I had to scrabble for it.
Sargent Shriver
When I was coming out of depression, I made one random video. It wasn’t funny or anything, but just the idea that people I didn’t know were watching it made me feel less alone than I’d felt in a long time.
Lilly Singh
In late 2011, I watched a documentary by Stephen Fry called ‘The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive.’ He shared his story of bipolar disorder and depression, and it sounded exactly like me. I just cried.
Tom Fletcher
I probably suffered with depression.
James Arthur
Depression is something that doesn’t just go away. It’s just… there and you deal with it. It’s like… malaria or something. Maybe it won’t be cured, but you’ve got to take the medication you’re prescribed, and you stay out of situations that are going to trigger it.
Adam Ant
I didn’t know my mother had it. I think a lot of women don’t know their mothers had it; that’s the sad thing about depression. You know, you don’t function anymore. You shut down. You feel like you are in a void.
Marie Osmond
We’ve gone through rounds of tax cutting and rounds of tax increases in modern U.S. history. We haven’t really had a big igniting of a trade war belligerence since the Depression era, and that’s not an era that we want to repeat.
Austan Goolsbee
Sadness is a super important thing not to be ashamed about but to include in our lives. One of the bigger problems with sadness or depression is there’s so much shame around it. If you have it you’re a failure. You are felt as being very unattractive.
Mike Mills
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Dodie Smith
I was born in 1928 and by 1931 the Depression was beginning to mount.
Vidal Sassoon
I often make movies that involve depression or deep holes of sadness, although there are also these other great things in ‘New Moon,’ like this epic set-piece at the end of the film in Italy.
Chris Weitz
I've been told to 'man up' after talking about depressi

I’ve been told to ‘man up’ after talking about depression on Twitter. Man up means ‘be strong because that’s what a man is.’ And they don’t just mean physical strength, they mean emotional strength. What, because men get into fights or go to wars to fight? It should be ‘woman up.’
In the past I’ve been very into the falling part, very into the swimming in the dark, deep emotional water. ‘Rampart’ I really went into it and it took me three times as long to get out of that depression as it did to just do the scenes. I had to learn to give it my all and then go home and laugh.
Brie Larson
There is nothing incompatible about laughter and demons, nor about athletic achievement and depression. Mike Flanagan made me laugh, too. But mostly, he made me brave.
Jane Leavy
In the Great Depression, you bought something if you had the cash to buy it.
S. Truett Cathy
I truly did deal with postpartum depression and no one pointed it out to me, and when you are in it you don’t know. I figured it out later on my own.
Sonja Morgan
‘Hard Times’ does not romanticize the Depression, but at least a few of Mr. Terkel’s subjects managed to find silver linings.
Adam Cohen
Then, when the Depression came, all of this changed completely. Since that time, the entire public is of a very different sort and there was not so much support for contemporary music in a direct way.
Elliott Carter
Broadcast radio was entering its own golden age during the Depression, with live programming on stations all through the day. Local stations needed singers, musicians, announcers, and whipcord personalities, along with Christian clergy to give prayers and pundits to speak on world affairs.
Douglas Brinkley
Hoovers didn’t like Democrats because of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s libelous partisan attacks on my great-grandfather Herbert Hoover, tethering him to the Great Depression.
Margaret Hoover
Usually halfway through a book I have a serious depression, so I go on safari on my ranch in South Africa, or fishing off my island in the Seychelles. When I come back and re-read it, I think: ‘What was all that about, Smith? It’s fine, just get on with it.’
Wilbur Smith
As we consider the causes of depression, those of us in the church must face the ways we might be responsible for creating it.
Tony Campolo
The mental health conversation is very important to me. I have friends that struggle with various mental illnesses. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety. I’m very interested in how we deal with that.
Matthew Quick
I went through a lot of changes and a period of depression. I’d reached an age when I had to grow up and start taking life a bit more seriously, which had a huge impact on me. I suffered terrible anxiety, and sometimes, in the middle of a game, my legs would start shaking uncontrollably. It was pretty scary.
Gianluigi Buffon
I’m always dealing with this sadness. I don’t want to be Morrissey or anything, but it is a thing I deal with it. Every day, when I wake up, I have to make a decision to fight this depression. That sounds horrible but I’m fine with it; it’s who I am; it’s my life. I try not to let it cripple me.
Bobcat Goldthwait
There are scientists all around the world looking for the genes responsible for bipolar illness and major depression.
Kay Redfield Jamison
Depression, for me, has been a couple of different things – but the first time I felt it, I felt helpless, hopeless, and things I had never felt before. I lost myself and my will to live.
Ginger Zee
Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth.
Bo Burnham
Because its hard to realize now that that was the end of the great depression, you know. All of a sudden all of this is in front of me and I’m solvent, you know. I’m making some money and I know where my next meal is coming from, and I have a new pair of shoes and that’s it.
Robert McCloskey
The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.
Gary Larson
I grew up on what everybody called a plantation – but believe me, it wasn’t a plantation. It was just an old farm. I grew up with a lot of black people working in the fields, and it was during the Depression between 1930 and the war, so we were all poor – black and white.
Sam Phillips
My depression at the end of Wham! was because I was beginning to realise I was gay, not bi.
George Michael
I can recall that nobody ever went out the door that wasn’t dressed nicely, even though it was the Depression. I particularly remember on Sunday, the day we all went to church, if you didn’t have it together, you kind of stayed in the house.
Faith Ringgold
Importantly, in the 1930s, in the Great Depression, the Federal Reserve, despite its mandate, was quite passive and, as a result, financial crisis became very severe, lasted essentially from 1929 to 1933.
Ben Bernanke
I am obsessed with the Great Depression and with former showgirls – and the Victorians – the idea of wistful, dark romance.
Karen Elson
The disturbing truth we have to recognize is that Bourdain is not alone in his loneliness and depression.
Ben Domenech
I’ve struggled with depression before. For me, music was always a very positive way to will myself out of that situation.
Washed Out
DiMaggio was never a rube. He was very smart and very urban. Coming out of the Great Depression, he was the immigrant boy who made it big. Coming back from World War II, he had all the wealth and power that New York aspired to. When New York saw itself as the center of the world, he was its paragon of class.
Richard Ben Cramer
A lot of people who have depression understand that the last thing in the world you want to do when you’re feeling that way is get up and exercise. It’s virtually impossible to do that. It’s like somebody beating you.
Dorothy Hamill
Certainly there is such a thing as chemical depression, and for that, obviously, there are issues that psychotherapists are much more expert at speaking to, but I think there is a low-grade depression that actually prevails in our society. And most of us feel it.
Marianne Williamson
When you are clinically diagnosed with depression as a teenager, sometimes people don’t understand it. You feel like you should be happy, especially when you have a very lucky upbringing, and you blame yourself.
Cara Delevingne
Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.
David D. Burns
Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
Thomas A. Edison
For me, a big part of anxiety and depression was not knowing how to say ‘no’ and wanting to please too many people… part of this process is learning to draw the line and slow down.
Melissa Leong
We don’t know why, but pancreatic cancer has a very interesting physiological link to depression. There seems to be a deep link, and we don’t know what it is.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Market capitalism survived and prospered after the boom-bust industrial revolution of the 19th century, and the Great Depression and world wars of the 20th century. It will recover from the financial panic of 2008-09 and Obamanomics.
Mark Skousen
Depression is a feeling without a cause. Mourning has a cause.
Edward Hirsch
I found, when I left, that there were others who felt the same way. We’d meet, they’d come and seek me out, we’d talk about the future. And I found that their depression and pessimism was every bit as acute as mine.
Wole Soyinka
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
Grenville Kleiser
You know, you become crazy. I had done a story for ’60 Minutes’ on depression previously, but I had no idea that I was now experiencing it. Finally, I collapsed and just went to bed.
Mike Wallace
I did not throw out my education lightly, but what I was being taught was of no use in explaining what I saw around me. It was the Great Depression.
Paul Samuelson
I’ve known elephants with broken hearts, others with depression.
Mark Shand
You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.
Albert Ellis
Thus, the use of fiat money is more justifiable in financing a depression than in financing a war.
Carroll Quigley
When I was drinking I was thinking I was having a good time but it came back twice as bad, the depression. It was just a vicious circle – drinking, not caring about myself – and it gave me a bad low.
Kell Brook
For me, I kind of just follow my passions and follow what I love to do and use my free time to kind of answer those questions and go through my bad moods and maybe a little light case of depression.
Chris Bosh
My grandmother raised five children during the Depression by herself. At 50, she threw her sewing machine into the back of a pickup truck and drove from North Dakota to California. She was a real survivor, so that’s my stock. That’s how I want my kids to be too.
Michelle Pfeiffer
Most of my friends are not actors. Most people have an idea of what an actor’s life is, and it’s pure glamour and excitement: it’s easy and free and everyone loves you. But with a certain level of fame, there’s a real level of paranoia and depression that comes with what you do, that nobody talks about.
Cush Jumbo
I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realise is that you’re not alone.
Dwayne Johnson
Kids in the entertainment industry are at a risk of developing depression, as they see glamour at an early age.
Divyanka Tripathi
Franklin D. Roosevelt was fortunate: He didn’t take office until nearly four years after the Wall Street crash, by which time the Republicans’ responsibility for the Depression was taken for granted.
Tina Brown
Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days… or a few months after childbirth.
Richard J. Codey
The dark areas, the ‘mare’ plains of the moon, are so incredibly smooth that the English astronomer Thomas Gold has suggested that they might really be depressions filled to the brim with dust. A rocket hit would show whether they are that or not.
Willy Ley
Depression, for me, wasn’t a dulling but a sharpening, an intensifying, as though I had been living my life in a shell, and now the shell wasn’t there. It was total exposure.
Matt Haig
I’m a mental-health advocate big time, so I think it’s great when depression is a thing that’s discussed out in the open, because it’s still way too stigmatized.
Emily V. Gordon
I have fought my own battle with depression, and it was important for me to bring a little awareness about it for others.
Deepika Padukone
Childhood depression tends to be more common in inner cities, being most frequently related to serious social deprivation, bullying, domestic violence, wartime experience and famine. It is, for example, a serious problem among children who are traumatised refugees.
Robert Winston
Americans are suffering so much from being in unrewarding environments that it has made us very cynical. I think that American suburbia has become a powerful generator of anxiety and depression.
James Howard Kunstler
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
Facts are facts: No president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Great Depression inherited a worse economy, bigger job losses or deeper problems from his predecessor. But President Obama is moving America forward, not back.
Martin O’Malley
In the midst of the pain and panic of the Great Depression, as many as 2 million people of Mexican descent were expelled from the United States.
Naomi Klein
The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
I’ve always liked depressing music because a lot of times, listening to it when you’re down can actually make you feel less depressed. Also, even though a person may have problems with depression, sometimes you can actually be kind of comfortable in that space because you know how to operate within it.
Chris Cornell
So people have been hurting and I understand that. And

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
I don’t know why there aren’t more Depression buffs.
Ben Bernanke
Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That’s applicable to any kind of depression.
Judy Collins
The movies saved my life. I grew up in the great depression, the only child of a pair of star crossed lovers. My father lost his job. My mother drank. They fought. The movies were my escape.
Orson Bean
Substandard housing was a blow to your psychological health, not only because things like dampness, mold, and overcrowding could bring about depression but also because of what living in awful conditions told you about yourself.
Matthew Desmond
You don’t think in depression that you’ve put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you’re seeing truly.
Andrew Solomon
Grief comes and goes, but depression is unremitting.
Kay Redfield Jamison
It takes a level of creative depression to hear ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ and weep.
Sloane Crosley
For many people who face anxieties, depression, trauma or grief that dominate their lives, a vital source of support may be a counsellor or psychotherapist.
Luciana Berger
I point out the Democratic party won two world wars and beat the depression, cut out the poverty by two thirds, and was responsible for the same sustained prosperity that we’ve had in the United States. What the hell do we have to apologize for?
James Carville
For me, depression is very much tied to my feeling that so much is being asked of me. I have to ‘perform’ rather than necessarily be myself. I have to perform a perfect Margo Jefferson, at an impossibly high level.
Margo Jefferson
Mandy’ came from grief and depression. I wanted this to be an outward volcanic expulsion of the emotion of my first film.
Panos Cosmatos
My parents were born in 1912; they graduated from college into the Depression. They kept notebooks of every nickel they spent, and these habits of frugality from having grown up so poor never left them.
Roz Chast
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. The fog is like a cage without a key.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
We can alleviate physical pain, but mental pain – grief, despair, depression, dementia – is less accessible to treatment. It’s connected to who we are – our personality, our character, our soul, if you like.
Richard Eyre
Keep reiterating, again and again, that depression is not something you ‘admit to.’ It is not something you have to blush about; it is a human experience. It is not you. It is simply something that happens to you.
Matt Haig
I went back to work about six weeks after I gave birth, which was crazy early, and experienced some pretty bad postpartum depression but didn’t know it at the time.
Catherine Reitman
The values transmitted through oral history are many – courage, selflessness, the ability to endure, and to do so with humor and grace. I got those values listening to my dad’s stories about the Depression and how their family survived. It gave me courage that I, too, could survive hard times.
Ann Turner
In the five years since the end of the Great Recession, the economy has made considerable progress in recovering from the largest and most sustained loss of employment in the United States since the Great Depression.
Janet Yellen
Depression is an illness. It is not a ticket to genius. It is not an interesting personality quirk. It is horrible and all-consuming and really hurts.
Matt Haig
I do suffer from depression, I suppose. Which isn’t that unusual. You know, a lot of people do.
Amy Winehouse
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.
Milton Friedman
That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.
Ernest Hemingway
Many people think that depression is something you just have to live with when you get older, but it’s not.
Tom Bosley
I went through a time of depression in my life when I was a teenager – I think a lot of teenagers do.
Madelaine Petsch
Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
Chuck Palahniuk
In all of my looking at happiness, one thing I noticed right away is that the opposite of happiness isn’t unhappiness or even depression, it’s anxiety. It is something that can constantly block our happiness, or our chance to reach that sort of meditative state in our work or our home lives.
Ariel Gore
Reporters now are better educated than the crowd I knew when I broke in. We still had guys shaped by Prohibition and the Depression, so the news business still had badly paid people who loved it for the life, because every day was different.
Pete Hamill
There is a direct correlation between gardening and mental health, not just to maintain good mental health but to repair it as well – that’s anything in the gamut from depression to serious brain damage, schizophrenia or autism.
Monty Don
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.
Daniel Goleman
I have money in my bank account. I have my own apartment. I have friends. I still go through and experience depression. You don’t have to be ashamed of it.
Lili Reinhart
Debates go on to this day about what caused the Great D

Debates go on to this day about what caused the Great Depression. Economics is not very good at explaining swings in economic activity.
Eugene Fama
I think I suffer from some mild depression.
Zach Braff
Those who are not very good at understanding mental health issues are not going to know what other people are going through in depression. You have to kind of put yourself in somebody else’s shoes.
M. Shadows
I don’t think you fully get away from something like the years of depression that I went through.
Ginger Zee
When I was Surgeon General, I spent a lot of time talking to people in living rooms and town halls all across the country, and one of the things I started to notice was that behind many of the stories of addiction, violence, depression and anxiety were threads of loneliness.
Vivek Murthy
Get away from the place that makes you feel comfortable with your depression. The reality is it’s never as bad as the insanity you’ve created in your head.
Ben Huh
While the line between stress, deep anxiety, and depression often blurs, most entrepreneurs struggle with broad mental health issues at various points in their lives.
Brad Feld
Everyone has some secret and some source of pain or sadness and I just said mine first and then everybody went after me. I get it every day in my Instagram direct messages, people thanking me for talking about depression and telling me how it helped them.
Neal Brennan