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.
I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.
Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.
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.
Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
Life begins on the other side of despair.
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.
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
The nearer the dawn the darker the night.
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
Depression is rage spread thin.
I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.
That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.
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.
At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness.
Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary.
The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls.
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.