Depression

«My unhappiness precluded all else; unhappiness is a kind of narcissism, in which nothing that does not resonate with your unhappiness can interest you.»

Caroline Kettlewell


«I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself — my past and the kaleidoscope of mistakes, failures and wrong turns that have stacked unbearable regret upon my shoulders.»

Jennifer Elisabeth


«At times everything grows misty and dark before my eyes, and I feel that the strength of my whole body is oozing away through my finger tips.»

Osamu Dazai


«There is a valid reason why they say live everyday as if it were your last, the truth is...., there is no tomorrow - just today»

Uneñ Ameji


«Alcohol has its own well-know defects as a medication for depression but no one has ever suggested - ask any doctor - that it is not the most effective anti-anxiety agent yet known.»

Joan Didion


«I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.»

Ned Vizzini


«Of course I began to see Nikki, which was strange because I was staring into Danny's eyes, and Danny is a six-foot-three black man who looks nothing like my ex-wife.»

Matthew Quick


«I couldn't even muster the enthusiasm to hate myself anymore.»

Allie Brosh


«All I feel are the assaults of apprehension and terror at the thought that I am the only one who is entirely unlike the rest. It is almost impossible for me to converse with other people. What should I talk about, how should I say it? - I don't know.»

Osamu Dazai


«Serotonin, the "feel-good" brain chemical that is boosted by Prozac, depends on magnesium for its production and function.»

Carolyn Dean


«To the extent that I had come to understand that despair does not necessarily result in annihilation, that one can go on as usual in spite of it, I had become hardened. Was this what it means to be an adult, to live with ugly ambiguities? I didn't like it, but it made it easier to go on.»

Banana Yoshimoto


«I'll fail."»

Ned Vizzini


«In the old days, when travelers would get lost, they would follow the stars and I love that idea. I wish that I could rely on something as simple and magnificent as a star for all of my aching questions.»

Jennifer Elisabeth


«The worst type of crying wasn't the kind everyone could see--the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.»

Katie McGarry


«Maybe anosognosia, the inability to see your own disability, is the human condition and I'm the only one who doesn't suffer from it.»

Karen Joy Fowler


«If you only knew how to respect my heart, I wouldn't have found a reason to let you go.»

Jourdane Erasquin


«Standing naked on the beach with all of my secrets between my legs, I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself…»

Jennifer Elisabeth


«If depression was a choice, no one would choose it. Depression is not a choice.»

Northern Adams


«Dissociation, in a general sense, refers to a rigid separation of parts of experiences, including somatic experiences, consciousness, affects, perception, identity, and memory. When there is a structural dissociation, each of the dissociated self-states has at least a rudimentary sense of "I" (Van der Hart et al., 2004). In my view, all of the environmentally based "psychopathology" or problems in living can be seen through this lens.»

Elizabeth F. Howell


«Depression is rage spread thin.»

George Santayana


«There are times when I'm caught up in everything and I have to say to myself, "Please feel good; please feel better; everything's okay; you're fine; things aren't falling apart; take a second; get back to a place where you realize that you don't actually have real problems." That happens. You never know when those tables are gonna turn... For me, confidence is something that can come crashing down in one second.»

Taylor Swift


«He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.»

Henry David Thoreau


«I'd laugh, only my stupid lizard brain has disabled the laugh button for now. I'm too frozen up with tension.»

Sophie Kinsella


«To be happy to be sad and sad to be happy is to sing an echo in that beautiful language called Sorrow.»

Criss Jami


«I felt sure of this. However much I loved him, and as beautiful as the world was, none of it was powerful enough to take the weight off his heart, that heaviness that dragged him down, into the beyond, making him yearn to be at peace.»

Banana Yoshimoto


«-Quand vous regardez le plafond de cette chambre, qu'est-ce que vous y voyez?»

Fred Vargas


«I fantasize the night sky to be like a cosmic blue print of my life as I close my eyes and unbutton my heart…. just in case anyone up there is listening.»

Jennifer Elisabeth


«When we are crushed like grapes, we cannot think of the wine we will become.»

Henri J.M. Nouwen


«My New Year's Eve is always 2 July, the night before my birthday. That's the night I make my resolutions. And this year scares the life out of me, because no matter how successful, how good things appear, there is always a deep core of failure within me, although I am trying to deal with it. My biggest fear, this coming year, is that I will be waking up alone.»

Tracey Emin


«Some days I am the flower beneath the machine. And the machine rolls slowly on, blocking the sun, without a care for what it tramples beneath.»

Craig Stone