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I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. (Maya Angelou)

Existential depression occurs when one confronts issues of existence such as life, death, disease, and freedom... While some people may experience this kind of depression after a traumatic event... gifted people may suffer from it spontaneously; that is, there is no apparent triggering event. (Carol Bainbridge)

You feel frustrated, depressed and life is unbearable, because you can't do the one thing you love to do most... (Rachel Ballon)

If I didn't try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time. (Lynda Barry)

Keep painting your demons. (Jack Beal)

- b.AD 480 d.ca.AD 525...
For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy. (Boethius)

Sharing our depressions felt like having survived a war. The experience bonds you to the other person for life. (Art Buchwald)

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. (Albert Camus)

The world is horrid right straight through and so am I... I want to grouch and sulk and rip and snort. I am a pail of milk that has gone sour. (Emily Carr)

The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape. (Leonard Cohen)

Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking. (Doug Coupland)

-Shop Class as Soulcraft...
The question that hovers over your character is no longer that of how good you are, but of how capable you are, where capacity is measured in something like kilowatt hours - the raw capacity to make things happen. With this shift comes a new pathology. The affliction of guilt has given way to weariness - weariness with the vague and unending project of having to become one's fullest self. We call this depression. (Matthew B. Crawford)

From these broken days of anguish, some day soon I'm gonna rise, / I'm gonna raise my head to Heaven, I'm gonna fly the starry skies. (Donovan)

May I not forget that poverty and riches are of the spirit. Though the world knows me not, may my thoughts and actions be such as will keep me friendly with myself. (Max Ehrmann)

It is in the middle of misery that so much becomes clear. The one who says, 'Nothing good came of this' is not yet listening. (Clarissa Pinkola Estes)

We're all well-acquainted with depression, we all know what the low moods are, but the mania was not something I knew much about. I didn't know that it would make someone dress extravagantly or start to pun, and to stay up and drink. (Jeffrey Eugenides)

Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm. (Euripides)

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)

Some people worry that if the addiction or depression goes away, the creativity goes away too. Not true. When your spirit is no longer weighed down with these distractions, you are finally able to find your authentic self. (Nina Allen Freeman)

Passion is the force that springs an artist from the needling cushion of depression. (Robert Genn)

I tend to follow a very nocturnal sort of existence mainly because I don't much care for sunlight. Bright colors of any kind depress me, in fact. And my moods are more or less inversely related to the clarity of the sky, on any given day.... my private motto has always been that behind every silver lining there is a cloud. (Glenn Gould)

Depression needs to lift and clutter needs to disband. Even these two elements serve a purpose in the path to a new piece of work. Clutter meets clutter, and creates a spark. In the lull of a dark cloud and sedate thought, images come. (Gail Griffiths)

There are two dangers in choosing a friend for support rather than a psychologist. I call them the container effect and the birds of a feather effect. (Dr. John Grohol)

Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. (Judith Guest)

It was such a depressing time. I didn't look very depressed, maybe, but it was really dire. I made a conscious decision not to stop, but it could have gone the other way. (Zaha Hadid)

Apathy and depression are the prices we pay for having settled for and bought into our smallness. (David R. Hawkins)

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

What's the use? The people are too stupid. They do not understand. (Winslow Homer)

To some degree depression is a function of unconscious anger. Pay attention to your angry feelings. Don't feel guilty about them. (Steve Hovland)

There were times when depression, anxiety, whatever, would keep me from writing. I still get depressed and anxious, but I just don't let it stop me. I've just learned to move it to one side if I want to work. (David St. John)

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

In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant. My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known - no wonder, then, that I return the love. (Soren Kierkegaard)

- The Bean Trees...
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)

My own image of my work is that I no sooner settle into something than a break occurs. These breaks are always painful and depressing but despite them I see that there's a consistency that holds out, but is hard to define. (Lee Krasner)

The world's religions, for all their parochialism, did supply a kind of consolation for this great ache... This shattering recognition of our mortality is at the root of far more mental illness than I suspect even psychiatrists are aware. (Stanley Kubrick)

The nearer the dawn the darker the night. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

The shades of an artist's depression are much deeper and cross a greater tonal value than the average bear's. (Cyd Madsen)

The artist's personality, built upon strong desires and compassionate vision, is by its nature prone to depression. (Eric Maisel)

Just remember that the darkest night did not turn out all the stars. (Louis L. Mann)

Depression is anger slowed down; panic is grief speeded up. (Ann-Marie McDonald)

I am very depressed and deeply disgusted with painting. It is really a continual torture. (Claude Monet)

To have gone to all this trouble to get to this is just too stupid! Outside there's brilliant sunshine but I don't feel up to looking at it... (Claude Monet)

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)

I know that in everybody's life must come days of depression and discouragement when all things in life seem to lose savour. The sunniest day has its clouds; but one must not forget the sun is there all the time. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Storms make trees take deeper roots. (Dolly Parton)

In time of test, family is best. (Burmese proverb)

Sometimes one has simply to endure a period of depression for what it may hold of illumination if one can live through it, attentive to what it exposes or demands. (May Sarton)

This is my depressed stance. When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this. (Charles Schulz)

Once a depressed person becomes active and hopeful, self-esteem always improves. Bolstering self-esteem without changing hopelessness, without changing passivity, accomplishes nothing. (Martin Seligman)

The unanswered solicitation can be more depressing than the unwanted art. (Ian Semple)

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. (William Shakespeare)

Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain. (William Styron)

Depression is a disorder of mood, so mysteriously painful and elusive in the way it becomes known to the self - to the mediating intellect - as to verge close to being beyond description. It thus remains nearly incomprehensible to those who have not experienced it in its extreme mode. (William Styron)

No rain. No rainbows. (Author unknown)

The more melancholic I get, the deeper art I can feel. Although I like what I sense, I am afraid of my destiny. Next time I look at Van Gogh or Gerstl, I do not want to ask myself if I still want to live. (Milos Vujasinovic)

In every dark room, there is a breeze coming from somewhere and we have to search for it, learn how to use it and enjoy it. (Mona Youssef)