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quote by Aleksandar Hemon: 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. with background image: brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime
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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
quote by Siobhan Fahey: This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason. with background image: brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime
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This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason.

--Siobhan Fahey
quote by Ariel Gore: When you study postpartum depression, there is a very clear understanding that in communities where you see more support, there is less depression. with background image: pug lying on pet bed
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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
quote by Andy Dunn: Oddly, I believe that emotional proximity we feel to close loved ones makes it hard to be honest with them about feelings of depression. with background image: woman standing on beachfront
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Oddly, I believe that emotional proximity we feel to close loved ones makes it hard to be honest with them about feelings of depression.

--Andy Dunn
quote by Siddhartha Mukherjee: There is a very moving and ancient connection between cancer and depression. with background image: photo of author Siddhartha Mukherjee with quote

There is a very moving and ancient connection between cancer and depression.

--Siddhartha Mukherjee
quote by Andrew Solomon: Oh yes, I certainly have low days. I feel that in treating the depression, it's not so much that I've become happier as it is that I can be unhappy in better ways. with background image: photo of author Andrew Solomon with quote

Oh yes, I certainly have low days. I feel that in treating the depression, it's not so much that I've become happier as it is that I can be unhappy in better ways.

--Andrew Solomon

quote by Helen Reddy: Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time. with background image: mountain summit during sunset
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Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time.

--Helen Reddy
quote by David D. Burns: Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem. with background image: yellow green leaf
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Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.

--David D. Burns
quote by Kay Redfield Jamison: Never once, during any of my bouts of depression, had I been inclined or able to pick up a telephone and ask a friend for help. It wasn't in me. with background image: photo of author Kay Redfield Jamison with quote

Never once, during any of my bouts of depression, had I been inclined or able to pick up a telephone and ask a friend for help. It wasn't in me.

--Kay Redfield Jamison
quote by Vic Mensa: They say depression is just anger turned inward. Sometimes I turn it outwards, sometimes I turn it inward, but I know it's about self-worth. with background image: selective focus photography of woman taking selfie
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They say depression is just anger turned inward. Sometimes I turn it outwards, sometimes I turn it inward, but I know it's about self-worth.

--Vic Mensa

quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Johan Huizinga with quote

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
quote by Margo Jefferson: Depression is so treacherous - it can be so alluring as well as punishing. After all, it's yours and yours alone - no one else can interfere with it. with background image: grayscale photo of woman in white shirt

Depression is so treacherous - it can be so alluring as well as punishing. After all, it's yours and yours alone - no one else can interfere with it.

--Margo Jefferson
quote by Christopher Hitchens: I've had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat. with background image: photo of author Christopher Hitchens with quote

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

--Christopher Hitchens
quote by Chris Pratt: 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. with background image: photo of author Chris Pratt with quote

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
quote by Robbie Williams: Depression isn't about, 'Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other', it's like having the worst flu all day that you just can't kick. with background image: shallow focus photography of purple flower
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Depression isn't about, 'Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other', it's like having the worst flu all day that you just can't kick.

--Robbie Williams
quote by Ginger Zee: 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. with background image: photo of author Ginger Zee with quote

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
quote by Lilly Singh: A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you're in a room full of a million people. with background image: white stars in the sky during night time
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A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you're in a room full of a million people.

--Lilly Singh

quote by Kevin Gates: I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music. with background image: close shot of yellow flowers
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I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.

--Kevin Gates

Longer Version:

I suffer from depression. Severe cases of it. Not one case of depression, not a severe case, but severe cases of depression. Music is my only outlet, it's therapeutic to me. It's a release. It's how I vent emotionally.


quote by Geoffrey Boycott: Until you've had depression I don't think you're qualified to talk about it. with background image: photo of author Geoffrey Boycott with quote

Until you've had depression I don't think you're qualified to talk about it.

--Geoffrey Boycott
quote by Patty Duke: My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle. with background image: photo of author Patty Duke with quote

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

--Patty Duke
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Spike Milligan with quote

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
quote by Dodie Smith: Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. with background image: photo of author Dodie Smith with quote

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

--Dodie Smith
quote by Richard Louv: 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. with background image: photo of author Richard Louv with quote

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
quote by Andrew Solomon: I often say that the opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality. with background image: yellow sunflowers
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I often say that the opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality.

--Andrew Solomon

quote by Karen Horney: Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression. with background image: pavement surrounded with dried leaves
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Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.

--Karen Horney

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



quote by Robert Smith: It's really easy to slide into a depression fueled by the pointlessness of existence. with background image: photo of author Robert Smith with quote

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

--Robert Smith
quote by Jonathan Davis: A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it. with background image: photo of author Jonathan Davis with quote

A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.

--Jonathan Davis
quote by Dick Cavett: Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently. with background image: yellow rose flower
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Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.

--Dick Cavett
quote by Michael Greger: Mental health can be just as important as physical health - and major depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses. with background image: brown grass field under blue sky and white clouds during daytime
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Mental health can be just as important as physical health - and major depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses.

--Michael Greger

quote by Dwayne Johnson: I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realise is that you're not alone. with background image: photo of author Dwayne Johnson with quote

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

--Dwayne Johnson

quote by Sivananda Saraswati: 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. with background image: photo of author Sivananda Saraswati with quote

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.

--Sivananda Saraswati
quote by Rollo May: Depression is the inability to construct a future. with background image: sliced lemon on pink surface
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Depression is the inability to construct a future.

--Rollo May
quote by Matt Lucas: Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy. with background image: yellow flowers
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Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.

--Matt Lucas
quote by Marion Cotillard: When people don't know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental. with background image: photo of author Marion Cotillard with quote

When people don't know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.

--Marion Cotillard
quote by Fred Rogers: There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth. with background image: photo of author Fred Rogers with quote

There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.

--Fred Rogers
quote by Woody Allen: There's nothing wrong with you that a little Prozac and a polo mallet can't cure. with background image: photo of author Woody Allen with quote

There's nothing wrong with you that a little Prozac and a polo mallet can't cure.

--Woody Allen


quote by Sylvia Plath: Because wherever I sat--on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok--I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air. with background image: photo of author Sylvia Plath with quote

Because wherever I sat--on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok--I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.

--Sylvia Plath
quote by Michel de Montaigne: When I am attached by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind. with background image: photo of author Michel de Montaigne with quote

When I am attached by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.

--Michel de Montaigne
quote by Lysa TerKeurst: Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress. with background image: flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime
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Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress.

--Lysa TerKeurst
quote by Stephen King: What happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality breaks and the glass begins to fly? with background image: photo of author Stephen King with quote

What happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality breaks and the glass begins to fly?

--Stephen King
quote by Wayne W. Dyer: Depression is inertia. with background image: tall green flowering grasses under blue and white cloudy sky
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Depression is inertia.

--Wayne W. Dyer
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Every act of life, from the morning toothbrush to the friend at dinner, became an effort. I hated the night when I couldn't sleep and I hated the day because it went toward night. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Every act of life, from the morning toothbrush to the friend at dinner, became an effort. I hated the night when I couldn't sleep and I hated the day because it went toward night.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by J. K. Rowling: I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that. with background image: photo of author J. K. Rowling with quote

I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.

--J. K. Rowling
quote by Dorothy Rowe: Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer. with background image: tilt shift lens pink fetal flowers
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Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.

--Dorothy Rowe
quote by Steven Wright: Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. with background image: black and white photo of woman looking upward
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Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

--Steven Wright

quote by Ursula K. Le Guin: I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep. with background image: photo of author Ursula K. Le Guin with quote

I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep.

--Ursula K. Le Guin
quote by Dan Millman: You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you. with background image: green trees under white sky during daytime
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You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.

--Dan Millman
quote by Lady Gaga: Depression doesn't take away your talents--it just makes them harder to find. with background image: photo of author Lady Gaga with quote

Depression doesn't take away your talents--it just makes them harder to find.

--Lady Gaga
quote by Jane McGonigal: Things like depression and obesity are global challenges. with background image: photo of author Jane McGonigal with quote

Things like depression and obesity are global challenges.

--Jane McGonigal
quote by Victor Hugo: The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God. with background image: photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.

--Victor Hugo
quote by Gloria Steinem: Anger is energizing. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward. with background image: photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Anger is energizing. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward.

--Gloria Steinem

quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel: I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Wurtzel with quote

I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me.

--Elizabeth Wurtzel
quote by Miriam Toews: Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions. with background image: orange moon during nighttime
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Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.

--Miriam Toews
quote by Aristotle: One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.

--Aristotle

quote by Lady Gaga: The scrutiny that young people face on social media can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. with background image: photo of author Lady Gaga with quote

The scrutiny that young people face on social media can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts.

--Lady Gaga
quote by Iyanla Vanzant: Meditation can and will order your thinking and therefore your mind. As we heal the wounded places in our minds, we grow. with background image: aerial photography of mountain range covered with snow under white and blue sky at daytime
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Meditation can and will order your thinking and therefore your mind. As we heal the wounded places in our minds, we grow.

--Iyanla Vanzant
quote by Alan Watts: We must abandon completely the notion of blaming the past for any kind of situation we're in. with background image: photo of author Alan Watts with quote

We must abandon completely the notion of blaming the past for any kind of situation we're in.

--Alan Watts

Longer Version:

We must abandon completely the notion of blaming the past for any kind of situation we're in and reverse our thinking and see that the past always flows back form the present. That now is the creative point of life. So you see its like the idea of forgiving somebody, you change the meaning of the past by doing that...Also watch the flow of music. The melody as its expressed is changed by notes that come later. Just as the meaning of a sentence...you wait till later to find out what the sentence means...The present is always changing the past.


quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti: Despair can never be dissolved through escape, but by observing it. with background image: photo of author Jiddu Krishnamurti with quote

Despair can never be dissolved through escape, but by observing it.

--Jiddu Krishnamurti
quote by Fyodor Dostoevsky: Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering. with background image: photo of author Fyodor Dostoevsky with quote

Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.

--Fyodor Dostoevsky
quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti: Suffering is an indication of ignorance, but in seeking an escape from suffering you are only nourishing ignorance. with background image: photo of author Jiddu Krishnamurti with quote

Suffering is an indication of ignorance, but in seeking an escape from suffering you are only nourishing ignorance.

--Jiddu Krishnamurti
quote by Lucy Mallory: Every thought a person dwells upon, whether he expresses it or not, either damages or improves his life. with background image: milky way wallpaper
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Every thought a person dwells upon, whether he expresses it or not, either damages or improves his life.

--Lucy Mallory
quote by Sigmund Freud: Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. with background image: photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.

--Sigmund Freud

quote by Iyanla Vanzant: Nothing has a hold on your mind that you cannot break free of. with background image: green and blue chevron textile
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Nothing has a hold on your mind that you cannot break free of.

--Iyanla Vanzant
quote by Iyanla Vanzant: Don't attack your problems. Face them, confess them, understand what they are. That is the process. with background image: blue rose with water droplet
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Don't attack your problems. Face them, confess them, understand what they are. That is the process.

--Iyanla Vanzant
quote by Eckhart Tolle: Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. with background image: photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.

--Eckhart Tolle
quote by Paulo Coelho: To heal a wound you must stop scratching it. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

To heal a wound you must stop scratching it.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Brené Brown: Numb the dark and you numb the light. with background image: photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Numb the dark and you numb the light.

--Brené Brown
quote by Paulo Coelho: I need a break from my own thoughts. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I need a break from my own thoughts.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Mel Robbins: Nothing changes if nothing changes. with background image: woman and man holding hands
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Nothing changes if nothing changes.

--Mel Robbins
quote by Marilyn Monroe: I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute. with background image: photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute.

--Marilyn Monroe
quote by Eminem: I have never felt so much pain in my life. It was tough for me to even get out of bed and I had days when I couldn't walk, let alone write a rhyme. with background image: photo of author Eminem with quote

I have never felt so much pain in my life. It was tough for me to even get out of bed and I had days when I couldn't walk, let alone write a rhyme.

--Eminem
quote by Oprah Winfrey: Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. with background image: photo of author Oprah Winfrey with quote

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.

--Oprah Winfrey
quote by Paulo Coelho: Make peace with your past so it won't destroy your present. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Make peace with your past so it won't destroy your present.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Jim Carrey: Depressed means you need deep rest from the character you've been playing in the world. with background image: photo of author Jim Carrey with quote

Depressed means you need deep rest from the character you've been playing in the world.

--Jim Carrey
quote by Adam Grant: Depression is a medical condition. We need to create a world where people are as comfortable seeking care for their minds as they are for their bodies. with background image: photo of author Adam Grant with quote

Depression is a medical condition. We need to create a world where people are as comfortable seeking care for their minds as they are for their bodies.

--Adam Grant
quote by Bill Richards: Depression is a kind of constricted consciousness. with background image: bare tree on mountain during sunset
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Depression is a kind of constricted consciousness.

--Bill Richards
quote by Haruki Murakami: We cannot simply sit and stare at our wounds forever. We must stand up and move on to the next action. with background image: photo of author Haruki Murakami with quote

We cannot simply sit and stare at our wounds forever. We must stand up and move on to the next action.

--Haruki Murakami
quote by Haruki Murakami: And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come o… with background image: photo of author Haruki Murakami with quote

And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in.

--Haruki Murakami
quote by Naval Ravikant: The fundamental delusion -- there is something out there that will make me happy and fulfilled forever. with background image: photo of author Naval Ravikant with quote

The fundamental delusion -- there is something out there that will make me happy and fulfilled forever.

--Naval Ravikant
quote by Joe Dispenza: Love your future more than your past. with background image: orange tabby cat on black textile
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Love your future more than your past.

--Joe Dispenza
quote by Johann Hari: Depression is, in part, grief for your own life not turning out how it should; grief for your own needs not being met. with background image: green grass field
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Depression is, in part, grief for your own life not turning out how it should; grief for your own needs not being met.

--Johann Hari
quote by Iyanla Vanzant: No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever. The storm is just passing over. with background image: photo of brown parquet
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No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever. The storm is just passing over.

--Iyanla Vanzant
quote by Jo Nesbø: Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living. with background image: green ceramic mug beside book
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Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.

--Jo Nesbø
quote by John Keats: I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top. with background image: photo of author John Keats with quote

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

--John Keats
quote by Rob Delaney: Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles. with background image: pair of white lace-up shoes
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Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.

--Rob Delaney
quote by 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. with background image: Arizona landscape
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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
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