Quotations About / On: DEPRESSION

  • 1.
    Economic depression can not be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement.
    (Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Ed. Arnold S. Rice, Herbert Hoover, 1874-1964: ChronologyDocumentsBibliographical Aids, p. 61, Dobbs Ferry (1971).)
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  • 2.
    When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
    (Jesse Jackson (b. 1941), U.S. clergyman, civil rights leader. Interview in The Americans, "When Whites Are Unemployed, It's Called a Depression," David Frost (1970).)
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  • 3.
    I cling to depression, thinking it a form of truth.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 4.
    Depression is melancholy minus its charms—the animation, the fits.
    (Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. Illness As Metaphor, ch. 7 (1978).)
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  • 5.
    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 (1872-1945), Dutch historian. The Autumn of the Middle Ages, ch. 2 (1921, trans. 1995).)
  • 6.
    Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness.
    (Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter. Jacques Tourneur. Printed on screen, The Cat People, the opening of the movie (1943).)
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  • 7.
    If we can "boondoggle" ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come.
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. Democratic politician, president. speech, Jan. 18, 1936, to the New Jersey State Emergency Council, Newark.)
  • 8.
    That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.
    (Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. letter, Sept. 13, 1929, to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Selected Letters, ed. Carlos Baker (1981). Biographer and critic Leon Edel observed, in a 1988 interview, "The greatest enemy of writers is depression, which they can't avoid.")
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  • 9.
    There are times when the pain becomes a torture for a man. But the phoenix is always supposed to rise from the ashes. So let us not be bogged down by depression but we must confront the adversities slowly but firmly.
    (How to face the adversities?)
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  • 10.
    During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk. 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 (b. 1934), U.S. feminist theorist, literary critic, essayist, autobiographer, sculptor. The Loony-Bin Trip, pt. 3, Simon and Schuster (1990).)
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