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

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

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

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

  • Tom Brokaw - The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything - meals, jobs, clothing.

    Tom Brokaw - The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything - meals, jobs, clothing.

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

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

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

  • Gilbert Baker - You don't have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.

    Gilbert Baker - You don't have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.

  • John McCain - 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 - 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Jon Meacham - World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private industrial collaborations in the history of man.

    Jon Meacham - World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private industrial collaborations in the history of man.

  • Philip K. Dick - When I believe, I am crazy. When I don't believe, I suffer psychotic depression.

    Philip K. Dick - When I believe, I am crazy. When I don't believe, I suffer psychotic depression.

  • Graham Moore - Depression is something I've dealt with every day of my life.

    Graham Moore - Depression is something I've dealt with every day of my life.

  • Janet Fitch - Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.

    Janet Fitch - Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.

  • Ray Bradbury - When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money.

    Ray Bradbury - When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money.

  • Lawrence R. Klein - Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career.

    Lawrence R. Klein - Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career.

  • Barry Eichengreen - The 24% unemployment reached at the depths of the Great Depression was no picnic.

    Barry Eichengreen - The 24% unemployment reached at the depths of the Great Depression was no picnic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dorothy Hamill - At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness.

    Dorothy Hamill - At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness.

  • A Boogie wit da Hoodie - The album 'Hoodie SZN' is about the result of where I come from: it gave me this black heart. And the black heart represents depression.

    A Boogie wit da Hoodie - The album 'Hoodie SZN' is about the result of where I come from: it gave me this black heart. And the black heart represents depression.

  • Henri Nouwen - I've had a tremendous problem with depression in my life. I'd rather not talk about it, because it's over. But depression is real.

    Henri Nouwen - I've had a tremendous problem with depression in my life. I'd rather not talk about it, because it's over. But depression is real.

  • Bugzy Malone - What I found with depression was that it occurred when I was lying dormant, when I had nothing better to do.

    Bugzy Malone - What I found with depression was that it occurred when I was lying dormant, when I had nothing better to do.

  • Ben Bernanke - If you want to understand geology, study earthquakes. If you want to understand the economy, study the Depression.

    Ben Bernanke - If you want to understand geology, study earthquakes. If you want to understand the economy, study the Depression.

  • Ann Richards - I was born during the Depression in a little community just outside Waco, and I grew up listening to Franklin Roosevelt on the radio.

    Ann Richards - I was born during the Depression in a little community just outside Waco, and I grew up listening to Franklin Roosevelt on the radio.

  • Tom Glazer - I met my wife in Washington, D.C. I was a senior in college. WW II was about to descend upon us. Jobs were starting to open up after a prolonged depression.

    Tom Glazer - I met my wife in Washington, D.C. I was a senior in college. WW II was about to descend upon us. Jobs were starting to open up after a prolonged depression.

  • Gayle Forman - Many of depression's symptoms - exhaustion, insomnia, nausea, headaches, weight loss, weight gain - are physical ailments.

    Gayle Forman - Many of depression's symptoms - exhaustion, insomnia, nausea, headaches, weight loss, weight gain - are physical ailments.

  • Washed Out - I've struggled with depression before. For me, music was always a very positive way to will myself out of that situation.

    Washed Out - I've struggled with depression before. For me, music was always a very positive way to will myself out of that situation.

  • Andrew Solomon - Dealing with depression effectively is a mark not of weakness, but of strength.

    Andrew Solomon - Dealing with depression effectively is a mark not of weakness, but of strength.

  • Dick Cavett - Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.

    Dick Cavett - Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.

  • Dolly Parton - Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary.

    Dolly Parton - Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary.

  • Kirstie Alley - For some reason I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression.

    Kirstie Alley - For some reason I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression.

  • Frances McDormand - I'm not really interested in promoting 'Olive' as a series about depression or mental illness.

    Frances McDormand - I'm not really interested in promoting 'Olive' as a series about depression or mental illness.

  • Ron Howard - I've always been interested in the Depression as this very dramatic pivotal period in American history.

    Ron Howard - I've always been interested in the Depression as this very dramatic pivotal period in American history.

  • Amy Winehouse - I do suffer from depression, I suppose. Which isn't that unusual. You know, a lot of people do.

    Amy Winehouse - I do suffer from depression, I suppose. Which isn't that unusual. You know, a lot of people do.

  • Adrien Brody - 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 - 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.

  • Amy Grant - I never thought getting older would be so great. But when it comes to depression, I have experienced less the older I've gotten.

    Amy Grant - I never thought getting older would be so great. But when it comes to depression, I have experienced less the older I've gotten.

  • Jennifer Ellison - 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 - 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.

  • Andrew Weil - The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as effective in treating mild to moderate depression.

    Andrew Weil - The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as effective in treating mild to moderate depression.

  • Claire Tomalin - When I kept a diary, I realised that it was all moanings and depression, and I think that is quite common.

    Claire Tomalin - When I kept a diary, I realised that it was all moanings and depression, and I think that is quite common.

  • Andrew Solomon - I often say that the opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality.

    Andrew Solomon - I often say that the opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality.

  • Rosalynn Carter - My mother made all of our clothes, my friends' mothers made all of their clothes. This was the Depression.

    Rosalynn Carter - My mother made all of our clothes, my friends' mothers made all of their clothes. This was the Depression.

  • Andrew Flintoff - I'll be fine, and suddenly I'll feel the depression coming on. It can start with the smallest thing.

    Andrew Flintoff - I'll be fine, and suddenly I'll feel the depression coming on. It can start with the smallest thing.

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

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

  • Brooke Shields - Depression is so smart - it uses all your references and patterns.

    Brooke Shields - Depression is so smart - it uses all your references and patterns.

  • Peter Capaldi - The best advice is to get on with it. I'm very prone to falling into depressions - not clinical, just 'can't be bothered.' It's such a waste of time.

    Peter Capaldi - The best advice is to get on with it. I'm very prone to falling into depressions - not clinical, just 'can't be bothered.' It's such a waste of time.

  • Austin Butler - Depression and anxiety can't fit in your head if you're cultivating feelings of joy and inspiration.

    Austin Butler - Depression and anxiety can't fit in your head if you're cultivating feelings of joy and inspiration.

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

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

  • Margo Jefferson - Melancholy' is prettier than 'depression'; it connotes a kind of nocturnal grace. Makes one feel more innocently beleaguered.

    Margo Jefferson - Melancholy' is prettier than 'depression'; it connotes a kind of nocturnal grace. Makes one feel more innocently beleaguered.

  • Dorothy Hamill - My whole family, my father's side, there was a great deal of depression, and my mother's side as well.

    Dorothy Hamill - My whole family, my father's side, there was a great deal of depression, and my mother's side as well.

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

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

  • Swami Sivananda - Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

    Swami Sivananda - Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

  • Dwayne Johnson - I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realise is that you're not alone.

    Dwayne Johnson - I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realise is that you're not alone.

  • Joyce Meyer - Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.

    Joyce Meyer - Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.

  • Matt Haig - 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 - 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.

  • Amy Winehouse - Since I was 16, I've felt a black cloud hangs over me. Since then, I have taken pills for depression.

    Amy Winehouse - Since I was 16, I've felt a black cloud hangs over me. Since then, I have taken pills for depression.

  • James O'Shaughnessy - Fear, greed and hope have destroyed more portfolio value than any recession or depression we have ever been through.

    James O'Shaughnessy - Fear, greed and hope have destroyed more portfolio value than any recession or depression we have ever been through.

  • Chuck Palahniuk - Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.

    Chuck Palahniuk - Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.

  • Michael Greger - Mental health can be just as important as physical health - and major depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses.

    Michael Greger - Mental health can be just as important as physical health - and major depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses.

  • Christopher Hitchens - 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've had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.

  • Johan Huizinga - 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 - Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.

  • Marion Cotillard - When people dont know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.

    Marion Cotillard - When people dont know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.

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

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

  • Bryce Dallas Howard - Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.

    Bryce Dallas Howard - Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.

  • Kim Jong-hyun - I'm broken from the inside. The depression that has slowly eaten away at me has finally consumed me, and I couldn't beat it.

    Kim Jong-hyun - I'm broken from the inside. The depression that has slowly eaten away at me has finally consumed me, and I couldn't beat it.

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

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

  • Kurt Vonnegut - Oh, sure, we have another world war coming, and another great depression, but where are the leaders this time?

    Kurt Vonnegut - Oh, sure, we have another world war coming, and another great depression, but where are the leaders this time?

  • Gloria Steinem - Anger is energising. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward.

    Gloria Steinem - Anger is energising. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward.

  • Selena Gomez - I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.

    Selena Gomez - I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.

  • Kay Redfield Jamison - We expect well-informed treatment for cancer or heart disease; it matters no less for depression.

    Kay Redfield Jamison - We expect well-informed treatment for cancer or heart disease; it matters no less for depression.

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

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

  • Frances McDormand - It's a scary thing going into the workforce with a $50,000 debt and you've been trained as a classical theatre actor. There's always a depression in the theatre.

    Frances McDormand - It's a scary thing going into the workforce with a $50,000 debt and you've been trained as a classical theatre actor. There's always a depression in the theatre.

  • Robert Smith - It's really easy to slide into a depression fueled by the pointlessness of existence.

    Robert Smith - It's really easy to slide into a depression fueled by the pointlessness of existence.

  • Rachel Hollis - Mental illness lives all around us every day. I've seen it in other family members, I've seen it in friends, and I've dealt with it myself with my own postpartum depression.

    Rachel Hollis - Mental illness lives all around us every day. I've seen it in other family members, I've seen it in friends, and I've dealt with it myself with my own postpartum depression.

  • Patty Duke - 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 - Bipolar indicates that you're not - you don't just experience depression, but the mood swing goes up, and it can go very up.

  • Dominick Cruz - I'm not always 'Dominick Cruz, Tough Guy.' Depression runs in my bloodline.

    Dominick Cruz - I'm not always 'Dominick Cruz, Tough Guy.' Depression runs in my bloodline.

  • Kay Redfield Jamison - 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 - 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.

  • John Updike - I was raised in the Depression, when there was a great sense of dog-eat-dog and people fighting over scraps.

    John Updike - I was raised in the Depression, when there was a great sense of dog-eat-dog and people fighting over scraps.

  • Shirley Manson - The truth is, I've always been wracked with self-loathing and terrible, paralysing depression.

    Shirley Manson - The truth is, I've always been wracked with self-loathing and terrible, paralysing depression.

  • Keith Barry - If you feel depressed, go and buy twenty books about depression. Learn about it; find out how it works.

    Keith Barry - If you feel depressed, go and buy twenty books about depression. Learn about it; find out how it works.

  • Edward Hirsch - Depression is a feeling without a cause. Mourning has a cause.

    Edward Hirsch - Depression is a feeling without a cause. Mourning has a cause.

  • Larry Elder - Raised by an irresponsible mother during the Great Depression in the Jim Crow south, my father was on his own from the age of 13.

    Larry Elder - Raised by an irresponsible mother during the Great Depression in the Jim Crow south, my father was on his own from the age of 13.

  • Ji-Hae Park - When you are in depression, almost magically, nothing motivates you.

    Ji-Hae Park - When you are in depression, almost magically, nothing motivates you.

  • Alexandra Stoddard - Colors are important. People are in clinical depression whether they are on medication or not. Neutrals are another form of medication.

    Alexandra Stoddard - Colors are important. People are in clinical depression whether they are on medication or not. Neutrals are another form of medication.

  • Peter Schiff - 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 - What got us out of the depression was capitalism, and we would have gotten out a lot quicker had the government not intervened.

  • Ben Shapiro - It took capitalism half a century to come back from the Great Depression.

    Ben Shapiro - It took capitalism half a century to come back from the Great Depression.

  • Spike Milligan - 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 - 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.

  • Kirsten Dunst - I think most human beings go through some sort of depression in their life. And if they don't, I think that's weird.

    Kirsten Dunst - I think most human beings go through some sort of depression in their life. And if they don't, I think that's weird.

  • Ricky Hatton - Depression is a serious thing and, after my defeat to Pacquiao, I was facing retirement and didn't cope with it very well.

    Ricky Hatton - Depression is a serious thing and, after my defeat to Pacquiao, I was facing retirement and didn't cope with it very well.

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

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

  • Vidal Sassoon - I was born in 1928 and by 1931 the Depression was beginning to mount.

    Vidal Sassoon - I was born in 1928 and by 1931 the Depression was beginning to mount.

  • Rick Springfield - You never really shake depression and that's a tough road you have to deal with.

    Rick Springfield - You never really shake depression and that's a tough road you have to deal with.

  • Shirley Temple - I class myself with Rin Tin Tin. People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog and a little girl.

    Shirley Temple - I class myself with Rin Tin Tin. People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog and a little girl.

  • Gene Wilder - When I'm not working on something, I seem to go through periods of depression. It helps to keep busy.

    Gene Wilder - When I'm not working on something, I seem to go through periods of depression. It helps to keep busy.

  • Sloane Crosley - It takes a level of creative depression to hear 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and weep.

    Sloane Crosley - It takes a level of creative depression to hear 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and weep.

  • Kay Redfield Jamison - There are scientists all around the world looking for the genes responsible for bipolar illness and major depression.

    Kay Redfield Jamison - There are scientists all around the world looking for the genes responsible for bipolar illness and major depression.

  • Winona Ryder - 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 - 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.

  • Kay Redfield Jamison - 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 - In some cases, some people do get depressed in the middle of their grief, and they really need to be treated for depression.

  • Steny Hoyer - But despite historic levels of obstruction, President Obama was able to bring the economy back from the verge of a second Great Depression.

    Steny Hoyer - But despite historic levels of obstruction, President Obama was able to bring the economy back from the verge of a second Great Depression.