Friday, 13 July 2012


Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer. - Dorothy Rowe

Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It's always there, though. - Jeffrey Eugenides

Depression is one of the few psychological disorders that can be said to be fatal. Of all the consequences, suicide is, of course, the starkest consequence of the individual’s feelings of hopelessness and debility. - Constance Hammen

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

Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she wants to say. - Carl Jung

During depression the world disappears ... because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on? - Kate Millett

Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful. - Giles Andrea

I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I’m afraid I’ll stutter. - Ned Vizzini

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

If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling. - R. W. Shepherd

Like those rare conditions which causes a person's own immune system to assault itself, depression is a disorder wherein the self-attacks the self. - Terrence Real

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken. - C.S. Lewis

Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from normal experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain ... it is entirely natural that the victim begins to think ceaselessly of oblivion. - William Styron

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

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

Something crucial about depression ... The smarter you were, the worse it was. The sharper your brain, the more it cut you up. - Jeffrey Eugenides

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. - Elizabeth Wurtzel

The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever. - Nina LaCour

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

There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, "There now, hang on, you'll get over it." Sadness is more or less like a head cold – with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer. - Barbara Kingsolver

When you're in a Slump, you're not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done. - Dr. Seuss

You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone. - Fiona Apple

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