Famous Depression Quotes

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Depression is the inability to construct a future. Rollo May

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

Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth. Bo Burnard

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

To get rid of depression, I swim with dolphins. Patti Sanger

Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts.Penelope Sweet

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

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

Unemployment is skyrocketing; 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 Campanella

To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth. H. P. Lovecraft

I try not to be too optimistic or pessimistic. If you’re a pessimist then that’s depressing all the time; if you’re an optimist and things don’t work out then that’s depressing, too. Nicholas Holt

Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise. Rumi

The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall. Mitch Heidelberg

I would dearly love to resist the temptation, if you can call it that, to worry. It’s boring, it’s anti-social, it’s unproductive and it’s depressing. Peter Mayne

I never understand when people say, ‘School days are the best of your life.’ So it’s all downhill from 16? How depressing. Marsha Thomasin

Watching TV is the most popular leisure activity in Britain. I find that very depressing. Jeremy Taxman

Maybe it’s a little depressing to think that my vision of a perfect world is actually so messed up, but I think it means that I don’t really understand what ‘perfect’ is. Veronica Roth

I can’t eat and I can’t sleep. I’m not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know.Ned Vizzini

As you get older you realize that nothing lasts forever. It’s not depressing, but it does make moments more intense. Victoria Le grand

Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war. Donald Rumsfeld

The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time. Luis Bunuel

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.Laurel K. Hamilton

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul. John Keats

That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.Elizabeth Wurlitzer

It’s depressing when you’re still around and your albums are out of print. Lou Reed

I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.Andrew Solomon

I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.Henry Rollins

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

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

Sometimes, you gotta pretend everything is okay.