In the larger view the major forces of the depression now lie outside of the United States, and our recuperation has been retarded by the unwarranted degree of fear and apprehension created by these outside forces.
(Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Ed. Arnold S. Rice, Herbert Hoover, 1874-1964: ChronologyDocumentsBibliographical Aids, p. 61, Dobbs Ferry (1971).)
Geez, if I could get through to you, kiddo, that depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. Reduction, see? Of all feeling. People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
(Judith Guest (b. 1936), U.S. author. The psychiatrist Berger to Conrad Jarrett, in Ordinary People, ch. 27 (1976).)