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.
    Your body's immume system reacts instantly with the muse of the stress around you! Showing the signals of depression on you.
    (Stress.)
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  • 6.
    'Time Regards Eliminating Nonsense To Overcoming Nuisance Justifying All Righteous Roles Over Depression Hoping Unity Never Tramples.'
    (Trenton Hunt)
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  • 7.
    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).)
  • 8.
    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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  • 9.
    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.)
  • 10.
    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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