Quotes of Depress

“ The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time. ”

- Luis Bunuel

“ In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many. ”

- Adam Ferguson

“ The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall. ”

- Mitch Hedberg

“ At the top of the cycle you write policies for everybody, no matter how bad, and at the bottom you cancel everybody, no matter how good. It's a manic-depressive cycle. ”

- Robert Hunter

“ I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids. ”

- Dolly Parton

“ Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war. ”

- Donald Rumsfeld

“ All adverse and depressing influences can be overcome, not by fighting, by by rising above them. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Never, never listen to anybody that try to discourage you. ”

- Mariah Carey

“ I find nothing more depressing than optimism. ”

- Paul Fussell

“ Almost anything carried to a logical extreme becomes depressing. ”

- Ursula K. Le Guin

“ All adverse and depressing influences can be overcome, not by fighting, but by rising above them. ”

- Cicero

“ Nothing is more depressing than the conviction that one is not a hero. ”

- George Moore

“ I was once thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients. ”

- Oscar Levant

“ The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. ”

- Henri Matisse

“ Perhaps nothing is so depressing an index of the inhumanity of the male-supremacist mentality as the fact that the more genial human traits are assigned to the underclass: affection, response to sympathy, kindness, cheerfulness. ”

- Kate Millet

“ Unless criticism refuses to take itself quite so seriously or at least to permit its readers not to, it will inevitably continue to reflect the finicky canons of the genteel tradition and the depressing pieties of the Culture Religion of Modernism. ”

- Leslie Fiedler

“ The same educational process which inspires and stimulates the oppressor with the thought that he is everything and has accomplished everything worth while, depresses and crushes at the same time the spark of genius in the Negro by making him feel that his race does not amount to much and never will measure up to the standards of other peoples. ”

- Merle Woo

“ It is very fashionable for good-looking ladies to say how hard it is to be beautiful, but that's not true. There are times when it depresses and bothers me to see just how easy things are made for a beautiful woman. ”

- Catherine Deneuve

“ Nothing can be more depressing than to expose, naked to the light of thought, the hideous growth of argot. Indeed it is like a sort of repellent animal intended to dwell in darkness which has been dragged out of its cloaca. One seems to see a horned and living creature viciously struggling to be restored to the place where it belongs… ”

- Victor Hugo

“ I wanted to write a film and I thought the best way to do so was to train myself within the field… It was just like a cycle of people trying to make it, not making it, doing extra work, and it was pretty depressing in the end. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ You can take on the problems of the makeup and use them to your advantage. I was always working against the costume, it was compressing me all the time, so I used it to make my movements a little more liquid. The process became depressing and exhausting… ”

- Tim Roth

“ There is no mystery, at least not the kind you want. In real life there are no fogbound moors or clues on matchbooks or fifth columnists waiting to be unmasked. it would be nice if here were, because then there would be solutions to things in life, but it doesn't always work that way… ”

- Rogers Turrentine

“ Many of the most successful men I have known have never grown up. They have retained bubbling-over boyishness. They have relished wit, they have indulged in humor. They have not allowed "dignity" to depress them into moroseness. Youthfulness of spirit is the twin brother of optimism, and optimism is the stuff of which American business success is fashioned… ”

- B.C. Forbes

“ Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent relieves we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life. ”

- Malcolm De Chazal

“ It is easy to talk of sitting at home contented, when others are seeing or making shows. But not to have been where it is supposed, and seldom supposed falsely, that all would go if they could; to be able to say nothing when everyone is talking; to have no opinion when everyone is judging; to hear exclamations of rapture without power to depress; to listen to falsehoods without right to contradict, is, after all, a state of temporary inferiority, in which the mind is rather hardened by stubbornness, than supported by fortitude… ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ I'm tired of playing worn-out depressing ladies in frayed bathrobes. I'm going to get a new hairdo and look terrific and go back to school and even if nobody notices, I'm going to be the most self-fulfilled lady on the block. ”

- Joanne Woodward

“ A country survives its legislation. That truth should not comfort the conservative nor depress the radical. For it means that public policy can enlarge its scope and increase its audacity, can try big experiments without trembling too much over the result… ”

- Walter Lippmann

“ It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them… ”

- Terry Pratchett

“ I'll tell you, too, that's starting to depress me about UFO's, about the fact that they cross galaxies, or wherever they come from to visit us, and always end up in places like Fife, Alabama. Maybe these are not super-intelligent beings, man. ”

- Bill Hicks
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