Depressing Quotes by Michael Gove, Mike Ditka, Alice Merton, Ben Lovett, Martha Grimes, Chris Thile and many others.
If we, in the future, have confidence in ourselves, then there’s no limit to what we can achieve, and I think the depressing litany… that we hear from the Remain side is not the type of approach we should take into the future.
Effort without talent is a depressing situation… but talent without effort is a tragedy.
The actual thought of not really having a home was, for me, very depressing, and it was something that I was dealing with for quite some time.
I’d happily just stay on the road. Getting home from America, sitting in my kitchen with a cup of tea, staring out of the window is pretty depressing. I didn’t have a tour manager to tell me what to do so I had to start reaching out to people and making plans. That was hard. You become very vegetable-y.
There are people who read Tolstoy or Dostoevski who do not insist that their endings be happy or pleasant or, at least, not be depressing. But if you’re writing mysteries – oh, no, you can’t have an ending like that. It must be tidy.
Everyone talks about how depressing Radiohead are. I don’t hear it. They’ve created their own universe and it is dimly lit, but it’s not inherently dark.
You know Mildred would never do anything wrong or foolish. I reflected a little sadly that this was only too true and hoped I did not appear too much that kind of person to others. Virtue is an excellent thing and we should all strive after it, but it can sometimes be a little depressing.
Theres nothing more depressing than having everything and still feeling sad. We must learn to water our spiritual garden.
I think my music is a reflection of what I think life is. Which is beautiful and sad, you know. I’m a bit of a sad-sack, in a way. I try not to be a mope. But life is hard, you know, and life is weird. Not to get too depressing. But it’s also beautiful and gorgeous, and I’m glad I’m here.
I’ve just made a cancer drama, called ‘Now Is Good,’ directed by Ol Parker and starring Dakota Fanning. We filmed in Brighton and it’s about a girl dying of leukemia, although it’s not as depressing as it sounds.
School is such an encouraging and safe environment. It’s filled with idealism and just really working on your craft. When you enter the business world – where art meets commerce – it can become quite depressing.
There is nothing quite so depressing as waking up to face a day when you know that you are going to have to deal with a government office or bureaucrat.
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
One of the more depressing things about reading your fiction 25 years later, or 10 years later, is you realize the only things going on are things you made go on. Strange and interesting and new and wonderful things don’t happen. It’s the book you wrote; that’s all.
The aim of Satanic power is to cut off communication with God. To accomplish this aim he deludes the soul with a sense of defeat, covers him with a thick cloud of darkness, depresses and oppresses the spirit, which in turn hinders prayer and leads to unbelief – thus destroying all power.
Now, I’m getting a little older, got more responsibility, I don’t need to be depressed.
The most depressing thing is the political slogan: there is no alternative. But there is.
The people on programmes like ‘Made in Chelsea’ just want to be celebrities. It’s so depressing. No proper actor has that as a goal. I’m striving for longevity in my career.
Decline and Fall was a very depressing Evelyn Waugh novel, I think it was his first. I didn’t get it at all, and then I got to love Waugh. And I think that maybe “Cosmopolitans” has a bit of an Evelyn Waugh vibe to it at some point.
Football can teach us that although a team’s individual players may be weak, it can still be successful if it uses common sense. Or that we should not attack anyone physically when we suffer a depressing defeat.
I remember the ’80s being about the Cold War and Reagan and the homeless problem and AIDS. To me, it was kind of a dark, depressing time.
In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.
When fortune has been abolished, when every profession is open to everyone, an ambitious man may think it is easy to launch himself on a great career and feel that he has been called to no common destiny. But this is a delusion which experience quickly corrects.
I find myself going out less and less. When you’re 22 and see older people start to do that, it’s depressing, but once you hit 30, you think, ‘Wow, I’ve been working all week – it might be really nice to stay in!
Some men just want to watch the world burn
That’s starting to depress me about UFOs. The fact that they cross galaxies…and always end up in places like Fyfe, Alabama.
When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.
I try to make my bed every day for mental health. Coming home to an unmade bed or a room with clothes all over will depress me.
Sometimes I’ll feel down and realise it’s because of a depressing plot.
I’ve suffered from pretty dark depressing times, and it’s probably – not probably – it is the reason why I chose to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Monica Langley of the “Wall Street Journal” is reporting that Donald Trump’s strategy is essentially two-pronged. that he’s trying to use the split in the GOP to rally his base and trying to depress Democratic turnout.
At some point, I went to the studio and nothing happened. It can be really depressing to sit there and wait for the inspiration that doesn’t come. I had to start recording rough song ideas before going to the studio. I did that at home whenever I had a good idea.
When you meet someone, of course you want it to last forever. It’d be very depressing if you didn’t feel that way. But things change, and you maybe grow apart. You have to accept that.
It is depressing but not shocking to witness the liberal intelligentsia embrace Ari Shavit so enthusiastically. Shavit is someone who is as consistently wrong as Thomas Friedman on major issues, and at least as much a courtier of power.
What moron said that knowledge is power? Knowledge is power only if it doesn’t depress you so much that it leaves you in an immobile heap at the end of your bed.
Sometimes it’s a little depressing – why does the world need any more pictures?
You may feel depressed, but it can’t be so depressing that you can’t move. No, I would say that people create in moments when they are elated about expressing their depression!
In the beginning, we made the usual mistake of looking at houses we could afford. I am working on a proposition, hereafter to be known as Kerr’s law, which states in essence: All the houses you can afford to buy are depressing.
I got into the habit of filtering out all the good in my life, focusing on only the negative. I’m not sure why I did it, but it’s a pretty depressing state.
It’s really funny – when I’m depressed or I’m having a hard time, I’ll write really fun stuff. And then when I’m really happy, I write really depressing stuff.
I didn’t much like being in Parliament physically. I found it a bit depressing. It’s very dark and heavy. I like being out and about.
It’s kind of depressing. A double relegation is something a few of us have – and we don’t want it on our CV’s.
If you go into the eastern bloc countries we are huge, and in Russia. Maybe there is something about the depressing nature of our music and lyrics that some people find an affinity with.
I like talking about subjects that aren’t funny in the first place and making them funny. So anything down and depressing is something I’ll talk about.
I kind of have a happy magnet. I can’t stand being depressed, so I work my ass off to get out of it as soon as possible.
One of the most depressing aspects of the whole Brexit debate has been the rush to instant judgment about the motives of MPs and others and the readiness to accuse others of treachery or betrayal.
The free-from aisle is the most depressing place in the supermarket.
I like swimming or go to the gym, but I am alone a lot, and that can get a little depressing.
It’s expensive to get studio space and dancers. My whole first three years, I was sneaking around in the studios and getting kicked out of them. It was kind of depressing.
We can’t allow ouselves to be depresses or discouraged. There are people who depend on us, things to accomplish. We only have a little bit of time in this world before death swallows us up.
I think people were very skeptical always when they said, “Oh docs, they don’t work. When you make depressing docs that don’t have ‘save this or save that,’ they just can’t do well.” I fought very hard to say, “No. This is important. I think people care and I think it’s interesting.” I hope people go see it.
Boy, did he depress me! I don’t mean he was a bad guy- he wasn’t. But you don’t have to be bad guy to depress somebody- you can be a good guy and do it.
I love New York. I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow countrymen and what they’ve done. I wanted to give people a chance to see something funny, have a distraction.
I have become down-hearted, I have become discouraged, I have become depressed. I’m just like you. I’m a human being and I have my problems.
When I go to work, I don’t want to make depressing, gritty, urban stories that are depressing to watch. I want to give people something to enjoy. When people think I’m a control freak and an ogre – which I am – it’s only because I want my work to be accessible and Everyman, in a way.
My own image of my work is that I no sooner settle into something than a break occurs. These breaks are always painful and depressing but despite them I see that there’s a consistency that holds out, but is hard to define.
It always depresses me when people moan about how commercial Christmas is. I love everything about it. The tradition of having this great big feast, slap bang in the middle of winter, is an essential thing to look forward to at the end of the year.
Enthusiasm reaches out with joy, for there is nothing depressing about it; it reaches out in faith, for there is no fear in it; it reaches out with acceptance, for there is no doubt in it; it reaches out as a child for there is no uncertainty about it.
There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future? If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing.
With the MacArthur grant, I realized that people have high expectations of me, that they were placing me in this group of achievers. I compared what Id actually achieved in my life with what I would like to achieve and what other people have achieved, and I found that comparison depressing.
I like to be depressing. I feel it’s my duty to make everyone a little less happy. You know that line in the Declaration of Independence, “the pursuit of happiness”? I’ve come to think that it has no meaning at all. You cannot pursue happiness. And to think that this bad little sentence has determined our lives.
There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
It’s kind of depressing to make a lot of records and not get the kind of response they deserve.
I think the depressing litany of projections about World War Three and global Brexit recession we hear from the Remain side is not the sort of approach we should take into the future.
Oh God, to think that you only fall in love once in your entire life is such a depressing thought.
We’ve got tremendous dumping of steel into our country and aluminum into our country – all manner of products being sold in our country at below cost, stealing American jobs or depressing wages.
Those who see the cosmic perspective as a depressing outlook, they really need to reassess how they think about the world. Because when I look up in the universe, I know I’m small but I’m also big. I’m big because I’m connected to the universe and the universe is connected to me.
I took religion much too seriously, however, and its overall effect was depressing. I would have really liked to discard it, but somehow I couldn’t.
All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!
They are quite hopeless – drooling, driveling, doleful, depressing, dropsical drips.
It is not badness, it is the absence of goodness, which, in Art as in Life, is so depressing.
There are major benefits to building a game once and improving it over a long period of time based on user feedback and behavior. It’s kind of depressing to have to build a game once, take all the user feedback, and then spend the next 3 years building another game.
The competitive nature of most mums and dads is astounding. The fear they instil in our promising but sensitive Johnny is utterly depressing. We need a parental cultural revolution.
Everything we do really is just a little marker on the long road to death. And sometimes thatвЂ™s overwhelmingly depressing to me, and sometimes it makes me feel kinship and forgiveness. WeвЂ™ve all got the same ending to the story. The way we make that story more elaborate, I got to respect.
He did not mean to depress us, rather to free us from expectations which inspire bitterness. It is consoling, when love has let us down, to hear that happiness was never part of the plan.
It’s depressing and scary, but he needs to know the world around him because he’s fourteen now and in two years he’s going to drive. He needs to know what goes on out in the world. I’m not going to always be there.
I don’t want to read a book that’s depressing.
I like things that start depressing and dark and end up romantic, and thats what I really loved about King Kong.
The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.
One of the most depressing features of the ethical side of the matter is that instead of such methods arousing contempt they are more or less openly admired. And this is logical. Canonise ‘business success,’ and men who made a success like that of the Standard Oil Trust become national heroes!
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.
I think that’s a responsibility I have, to not leave the listener with complete dread or depressing, dark thoughts, but to leave a little door open so that you can dance your way out if you want to.
August depresses me a little. I don’t even feel like eating. And when I don’t eat, that’s a sure sign of stagnation.
I delivered Chinese food on Long island, which is pretty depressing. I lived with my parents and did that for six months. I got a job a few towns over from mine so I wouldn’t have to see people from my high school.
Indeed, as any one who has ever worked among the poor knows only too well, the brotherhood of man is no mere poet’s dream, it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.
The older I get, the more I want to do. It beats death, decay or golf in unfortunate trousers. Peace and quiet depress me.
The most depressing part of the 2016 election is that the candidates often failed to show any cultural leadership: any recognition that the world of public policy was important but hardly the only good and necessary part of our shared society.
During two decades, on and off, reporting in Russia and the post-Soviet states – in the turbulent ’90s, the wealthy but depressing aughts and, finally, during the eruption of violence in Ukraine – I occasionally heard people talk about how ‘the Americans’ wanted this or that political outcome.
Good breeding and good nature do incline us rather to help and raise people up to ourselves, than to mortify and depress them, and, in truth, our own private interest concurs in it, as it is making ourselves so many friends, instead of so many enemies.
The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall.
The very fact that the planet is probably unsustainable with all that we’ve done to it and are doing to it, it’s an appalling piece of evidence. It shows our complacency, our lack of passion or inclination to be authentic and really understand our true values. It’s consistently depressing, but nevertheless, we carry on.
I think dead humans rising from their graves with little to no sense of who they were in their past lives to mindlessly roam the earth consigning others to the same fate would be a bit depressing.
People sometimes come up to me, and it’s like they just want to capture Passenger. I feel like Pikachu. Sometimes, in the more sort of depressing moments, it feels like it’s not about the music, it’s just about the photo, and that really worries me.
I have more fun and more grand and glorious moments of my life than anyone I’ve never known. I know that some people call that manic-depress, and that other people call that being touched by God. I just call myself lucky.
Even when I was very depressed, I could hold on to something. It seems that I have always had that streak of gold that I could hold on to.
A lot of people don’t realize that depression is an illness. I don’t wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
Writers tend to think they occupy a much more relevant place in society than we actually do. But we really are closer to buffoons and jesters than we are to whistle-blowers or moral guides. Accepting our rather insignificant place in society can be depressing – but it’s also freeing.
Those who are animated by hope can perform what would seem impossibilities to those who are under the depressing influence of fear.
You totally need to watch the news.” “Can’t.” “Why?” “It’s too depressing.” “Right, because hanging with dead people isn’t.
I don’t like to watch myself. For the most part, I find it weird. It depresses me; I’m very critical.
Nothing is quite as depressing as depression.
if you play the numbers game and become obsessed with it, as so many in Hollywood are, sooner or later you have to face the depressing fact that if you are number one the only place you can go is down.
Going to rehearsals was too depressing, and missing rehearsals was also depressing, so it was like a vicious circle.
In America people get depressed for no reason. They say, ‘I’m sad my boyfriend didn’t call me.’ I tell them, ‘How would you like to spend 12 hours on a line to get bread or a chicken?’ That is depressing.
No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.
Descriptions of my work depress me. They make me feel pinned down.
Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.
Everything that exalts and expands consciousness is good, while that which depresses and diminishes it is evil.
I think Hillary Clinton’s been’s depressing democratic turnout.
This is my depressed stance. When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this.
Night Watch itself is a very Russian movie. Its impossible to imagine this kind of movie somewhere else: a movie with a depressing ending, a lot of inexplicable storylines, strange characters. Its a Russian reflection of American film culture.
God, I am afraid he won’t give me his answer today. If only somebody would help me – it is all so terribly depressing.
I find it discouraging – and a bit depressing – when I notice the unequal treatment afforded by the media to UFO believers on the one hand, and on the other, to those who believe in an invisible supreme being who inhabits the sky.
I always find the most depressing stuff most interesting.
I don’t set out to write a play a year. Sometimes I’ve written two plays a year. There was a period of a year and half when I only wrote half a play. If it depresses some critics that I seem prolific, well, that’s their problem as much as mine.
International politics, by and large, are a depressing study.
All adverse and depressing influences can be overcome, not by fighting, by by rising above them.
The depressing reality is that campaigns like the Everyday Sexism Project would not need to exist were casual sexism not so startlingly commonplace.
I find myself going out less and less. When you’re 22 and see older people start to do that, it’s depressing, but once you hit 30, you think, ‘Wow, I’ve been working all week – it might be really nice to stay in!’
Your explanation depresses me,” I said. “Your nonsense depresses me,” said Simple.
One of the most depressing things about President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back elements of the Cuba opening is how predictable it was.
Men have an easier time buying bathing suits. Women have two types: depressing and more depressing. Men have two types: nerdy and not nerdy.
It can be very lonely and depressing to be a writer, and to be alone in your own head.
We either misdirect or depress great amounts of energy in order to keep ourselves from feeling pain, including what we feel in the moment and being who we are in the moment.
In one sense, I wanted to study philosophy and theology, getting into the history of the Bible. I went through that for, like, two years while I took a desk job at Warners. It was very depressing but exhilarating at the same time.
One of the depressing things in England is the total orthodoxy: the law is handed down from Downing Street.
Some nightlife places, people aren’t there for the music, and it’s depressing. I’m not just a club DJ; I am a producer, and I’ll only DJ when the crowd is there to enjoy the music.
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
It’s really so depressing to be still listed in the Social Register after all the acting I’ve done.
Most politicians are ever eager to regulate industrial and commercial activity and strike at the economic elite with confiscatory taxation. Unfortunately, regulation and taxation tend to hamper economic activity, inhibit productivity, and depress levels of living.
While at first it seemed like a depressing realization, I soon realized that makeup is powerful – it’s every woman’s secret weapon.
Over the years I’ve never written or made movies about political themes ’cause while they do have current critical importance, in the large, large scheme of things, only the big questions matter and the answers to those big questions are very, very depressing.
The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.
Ever since Hiroshima, we’ve been faced with the depressing fact that you cannot un-invent something.
In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant. … My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known – no wonder, then, that I return the love.
Christmas is cheery for some people and depressing for others.
It’s easy to imagine ways the future can be ugly and depressing. It’s harder, but more worthwhile, to imagine plausible ways we can make it better.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.
I’ll audition for something and then the feedback has been, ‘The director wants you, the creative people want you, but the studio is saying no.’ It’s depressing, but I understand. People are investing a lot of money and they want somewhat of a guarantee; they want someone who’s been on the cover of magazines.
She tried to remind herself that beauty was only skin deep, but that didn’t offer any helpful excuses when she was berating herself for never knowing what to say to people. There was nothing more depressing than an ugly girl with no personality.
I hated ‘The Lovely Bones’. I thought her vision of Heaven was amazingly uninspired and very depressing. The book was just tedious.
Watching National League pitchers trying to hit or even bunt is depressing.
Not having a roof over your head at night must be frightening, cold, lonely and depressing. To be seriously ill as well must be beyond upsetting.
Guns aren’t lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful. So you might as well live.
Although one is not inclined to be timid or nervous, it is nevertheless a trifle depressing to receive letters full of expostulation and entreaty: ‘If you are determined to commit suicide, why not come home and do so in a quiet lady-like manner?’
I turn down invitations to do things for money. I have almost no interest in making money. Actually, I’ve acquired a fair amount of money that I will never live to spend. So earning money, in a way, depresses me, because I feel it’s just piling up.
You’re lucky if you’re in three great movies, or even one great movie. I’ve been so lucky. But if you rely on the business to dictate whether you’re happy, it gets really complicated. You just can’t do that. There have been times in my life that I’ve done that, and I’ve found it depressing.
As long as movies are depressing, life isn’t.
It’s an exciting place to go, really. The rain, the drizzle, the cold, the depressing people, the smokes in the bath … I don’t know of anyone who has been to Blackpool and enjoyed it.
Fortune rules in all things, and advances and depresses things more out of her own will than right and justice.
I can’t stand on a podium and beat my chest saying I’m the best. I just think I’ve been the luckiest of all. Yes, I’m talented. The movies that I’ve chosen and the way they’ve fared have also helped. I’ve always done films I would love to watch. I have stayed away from films which I thought were depressing.
Nobody gets excited about the future at all, ever. The future is something we find depressing and worrisome.
Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.
We live in a very classist society, and it’s sad and depressing.
Some people think reality must be constantly depressing, but I think reality is something you rise above.
You know that melancholy feeling when you watch the end of a movie and you’re crying – but also there is hope? I wanted that feeling in ‘Monsoon.’ I don’t want people to be like, ‘This is a really depressing EP. I just want to cry the whole way through.’
Without art, without communicating, we wouldn’t live beyond 30 because we’d be so sad and depressed.
I think a lot of people take a scholarly approach where they feel like you’re supposed to study things that depress you.
I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition.
When we depress, we believe we are the victims of a feeling over which we have no control.
To dwell on the things that depress or anger us does not help in overcoming them. One must knock them down alone.
We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.
Abstract art as it is conceived at present is a game bequeathed to painting and sculpture by art history. One who accepts its premises must consent to limit his imagination to a depressing casuistry regarding the formal requirements of modernism.
The crazy thing is that when we go to somebody’s house, what’s better than looking at their bookshelves? Nobody’s ever going to say, “Can I see the index to your Kindle?” It’s so depressing and so unsexy. Sure, it’s there, but nobody is going to get excited by that.
The Lord’s way builds individual self esteem and develops and heals the dignity of the individual, whereas the world’s way depresses the individual’s view of himself and causes deep resentment
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
There is nothing so depressing as a constant contemplation of one’s self, and the greatest moral cowardice in the world’s opinion comes from consulting one’s own personal convenience.
There’s something depressing about a young couple helplessly in love. Their state is so perfect, it must be doomed. They project such qualities on their lover that only disappointment can follow.
I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids.
The polls are just being used as another tool of voter suppression. The polls are an attempt to not reflect public opinion, but to shape it. Yours. They want to depress the heck out of you…
It was such a depressing time. I didn’t look very depressed, maybe, but it was really dire. I made a conscious decision not to stop, but it could have gone the other way.
I think for me, the only depressing music is music that doesn’t give credence to those kinds of feelings, music that’s just written for money or commercial reasons. Sad music can be the most uplifting thing in the world.
Other niggas’ situations, they are all depressing.
Depression makes me hate the world, but it gives me a million things to think.
I’d come to believe there was no food more depressing than Danish, a pastry that seemed stale upon arrival
The streets of a modern city are depressing. They are so aimless and so weak in their lines and their masses, that the mind and senses jog on their way like passengers in a train with blinds down in an overcrowded carriage.
As music became more profitable in the 1990s, it seemed like it attracted a lot of people who were just interested in the financial aspect of it, which is depressing.
Good cheer is a state of mind or mood that promotes happiness or joy… With GodвЂ™s help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances. It is a process of positive reassurance and reinforcement. It is sunshine when clouds block the light.
It is a depressing business talking to journalist.
Sunset Boulevard’ – the story of Hollywood movies draped on a depressing sex affair – is an uncompromising study of American decadence displaying a sad, worn, methodical beauty few films have had since the late twenties.
I don’t watch television! At least not when I’m traveling. For some reason, I have always found it depressing to watch television in hotel rooms. I try to use that time, as well as time on planes, to write.
Whenever I see the news, it’s always the same depressing things.
For the first actual comedy-comedy I did, I took a comedy class in New York, which was full of slightly unhinged people. It was a pretty depressing crowd, very angry and strange people. But then I took a class at the Upright Citizens Brigade and I loved those people.
New York in spring and autumn is absolutely beautiful, but the winter is absolutely depressing.
Eighty percent of everything ever built in America has been built in the last 50 years, and most of it is depressing, brutal, ugly, unhealthy, and spiritually degrading.
Real Understanding manifests itself as spontaneous natural and simple action, free of the depressing process of choice, pure without indecisions of any type.
Our coach was absolutely out of his head. He must have read Bear Bryant’s book. We had 78 players out. The first day 35 quit. Twenty quit the second day. We ended with 17 players. It was depressing.
It made you feel very small, very lost, and yet it was not altogether depressing, that feeling. After all, if you were small, the grimy beetle crawled on – which was just what you wanted it to do.
Simple determinism, whether of the genetic or environmental kind, is a depressing prospect for those with a fondness for free will.
Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you’ve got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
When people hear sing-songy melodies, they think the lyrics will be nice, too. I guess there’s a depressing or psychotic side to my personality that pops out in the lyrics.
Not to get too depressing, I’ve always been a slight whirling dervish in my life. I’ve always been at once a very spritely and energetic hilarious lady, but at the same time there is an equal dark side that’s as comparable to the jovial – constantly walking on the high wire trying to figure out who to be each day.
Happy Hour: a depressing comment on the rest of the day and a victory for the most limited Dionysian view of human nature.
Man, I hate to get depressing on you, but I don’t have a game. I’m so alone, so depressed, so dark, no.
Tranqility is a certain quality of mind, which no condition or fortune can either exalt or depress.
I’ve played in some pretty weird settings; busking puts you in all kinds of situations. I can tell you the most depressing gig I’ve played was in the North of England. At that time, I was playing with a band. We drove 7 or 8 hours to Carlisle to play a 600 – 700 capacity venue – 9 people showed up.
I think my music’s kind of cold, but I don’t know if it’s related to the weather. It might be because it’s always grey [in Montreal], it’s very depressing.
When you don’t get hits it’s depressing.
I have no idea where my pathetic nature comes from. If I thought about it too long, it would depress me.
I momentarily but genuinely believed that Barack Obama was the answer not only to our nation’s depressing politics but to the question of our racial enlightenment.
One of the things I find depressing about some of the upper echelons of Anglicanism on both sides of the Atlantic is that it’s sort of taken for granted that we all basically know what’s in the Bible, and so we just glance at a few verses for devotional purposes and then get on to the real business.
Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.
When I first visited the Hospice in Milton, I had a pre-conceived idea as to what to expect. Far from being a clinical, depressing place for sick children, it was a home. Most importantly, it was a family home, a happy place of stability, support and care. It was a place of fun.
Unfortunately, I think I’m going to be typecast in Hollywood as the kid who can cry. I don’t like putting audiences through those emotional ups and downs. I don’t want people to think Dana Hill is so depressing all she does is cry. But the parts are so good, I can’t turn them down.
When my mind is operating at its peak, it should depress me to think that this is the best I can do, because it’s not very good at all. When my mind is operating normally, I should be even more depressed.
In my experience, staying in a marriage that my ex and I both agreed had all its best moments behind it was epically depressing.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits, anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers, and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.
A Hallmark card with paragraphs about my beauty written by a stranger is vaguely depressing.
Human existence is an error…it is bad today and every day it gets worse, until the worst happens.
All too much of the man-made is ugly, inefficient, depressing chaos.
But the thought of moving on from something I never had is depressing.
A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
I’ve always had a tendency to keep an emergency exit in a song. I can’t remember ever writing a song that is completely and thoroughly depressing; there’s always been a way out somehow. A sense of hope in song, regardless of the subject matter.
If the numbers mean anything, they tell us that vastly more life is left in the reviled internal-combustion engine than any of the blue-state lefties could imagine. First, that madman Bush wins, and now this news. How depressing.
If you write satire, the guilty pleasure these days is that there’s just so much material about. On the other hand, if you have a family it can be depressing.
Although it’s depressing to admit this, more than a handful of post-‘Donnie Brasco’ Al Pacino roles would have been better served by Steve Buscemi.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
The cycle of jobless youth, uncertainty about the future, depressing consumption, and weak investment and stresses on both the supply and demand side of economies are all thorns in the wheel of capitalism.
The point is not to take the world’s opinion as a guiding star but to go one’s way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.
The sheer quantity of brain power that hurled itself voluntarily and quixotically into the search for new baseball knowledge was either exhilarating or depressing, depending on how you felt about baseball. The same intellectual resources might have cured the common cold, or put a man on Pluto.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we begin it so late.
I’ve seen a lot of doom and gloom and depressing things, and it’s [the] youth that give me hope.
I suffer from life and from other people. I canвЂ™t look at reality face to face. Even the sun discourages and depresses me. Only at night and all alone, withdrawn, forgotten and lost, with no connection to anything real or useful вЂ” only then do I find myself and feel comforted.
When you see your male counterparts living a completely different lifestyle, I think it would be quite depressing! So no, it’s not for me.
I’d been in hairier situations than this one. Actually, it’s sort of depressing, thinking how many times I’d been in them. But if experience had taught me anything, it was this: No matter how screwed up things are, they can get a whole lot worse.
I love depressing movies and depressing books.
Almost anything carried to a logical extreme becomes depressing.
One of the depressing things one realizes as one gets older is how much of one’s tastes and attitudes are simply products of economic circumstance at the time.
We have no companies now, not in the sense that I know, that nurture actors. It’s very depressing that, given the money they get, the companies today don’t number up in my estimation. They should be bringing on young talent, and they don’t.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Despite my extremely modest prices, dealers and art lovers are turning their backs on me. It is very depressing to see the lack of interest shown in an art object which has no market value.
You do not get gold stars for cleaning your toilet. In actual life, there is a depressing lack of stickers.
I’m actually not a big fan of the word hope. I think it’s a depressing word. I don’t want to hope – I want to know. Like I don’t hope there’s a God, I know there’s a God.
Does it depress you? To know just how alone you really are?
Of course there are depressing periods when nothing appears to be happening. But whenever anything was happening, and even when nothing was happening, it was fun just to do phage experiments.
When persons manifest the least kindness and love to me, O what power it has over my mind, while the opposite course has a tendency to harrow up all the harsh feelings and depress the human mind.
‘Mask’ wasn’t the version that I wanted when it was originally released. It made money, but it would have made a lot more money. My version was a lot less depressing – tragic, but a lot less depressing.
When I look for self-help books for myself, I used to be scared that I was going to pick up a book that would depress me even more.
You can take a picture of New York and one person looking at it will think it looks really depressing, frightening; and someone else will look at it and think of all the fun things you can do in New York. I think songs are kinda like that.
‘Batgirl’ and ‘Harley Quinn’ are the first DC hit books in a while that aren’t starring Batman personally, really. But some of the attempts to reach the female audience have been really depressing to me.
The mind is satisfied with phrased, but not the body, the body is more fastidious, it wants muscles. A body always tells the truth, that’s why it’s usually depressing and disgusting to look at.
It is, of course, a luxury to create art and, on top of this, to insist on expressing one’s own artistic opinion. Nothing is more luxurious than this. It is a game and a good game, at least for me; one of the few games which make life, difficult and depressing as it is sometimes, a little more interesting.
In the early ’90s, New York was a pretty depressing place.
I never understand when people say, ‘School days are the best of your life.’ So it’s all downhill from 16? How depressing.
I don’t really watch shows as a regular routine any more, but I loved ‘Happy Valley’. Yes it was depressing, but at least I knew it would all be over in six episodes.
It depresses me when people expect me to be like the characters I play on film. I’m not some whiny loser punk, I’m a man’s man.
I really don’t like going out. I don’t like restaurants because I don’t like the idea of someone, a waitress, being responsible for my evening. I like seconds, and more, and lots of conversation, and I’ve always hated the idea that in a restaurant an evening just ends. I find that incredibly depressing.
I could go on and on about how the statements and concepts that used to depress me now bring me joy, but that is not easily understood for people who think the way I used to think and believe what I used to believe.
Listening to the radio every day for an entire year was a prison sentence. It was the most depressing, annoying, debilitating project I have ever undertaken, and I have a master’s degree in art history.
When I had the heart attack, it was pretty depressing. I was really angry. I just couldn’t find anything to feel good about.
I feel like people have more in common than the news reports. People getting along doesn’t sell very well in the news. I find that to be deeply depressing.
There was something horribly depressing, she felt, about watching the weather report. That life could be planned like the perfect summer picnic drained it of spontaneity.
When you go to a power spot, and you think negative or depressing thoughts they tend to grow stronger. Whereas, if you think more positive, happier thoughts, they tend to increase in strength.
To me there is no more depressing sight than a five-year-old staring at a screen, unsmiling, mouse in hand. Besides whatever dreadful things this prolonged exposure to screens is doing to their brains, computer games tend to be solitary affairs, and produce little laughter.
For the first actual comedy-comedy I did, I took a comedy class in New York, which was full of slightly unhinged people. It was a pretty depressing crowd, very angry and strange people. But then I took a class at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and I loved those people.
The truth frequently seems unreasonable; the truth frequently is depressing; the truth sometimes seems to be evil, but it has the eternal advantage, it is the truth and what is built thereon neither brings nor yields to confusion.
The prospects were depressing: Adulthood meant that I’d have to stop having fun and do something I didn’t really want to do for the rest of my life вЂ“ which was apparently a considerable chunk of time.
Sooner or later, the great men turn out to be all alike. They never stop working. They never lose a minute. It is very depressing.
The service in L.A. is the best. You don’t get sarcastic, surly, fed-up waiters and waitresses like you do in England. They’re good at their job and they’re there for the customer. The only depressing thing is a lot of them have written more screenplays than me.
I’ve always liked depressing music because a lot of times, listening to it when you’re down can actually make you feel less depressed. Also, even though a person may have problems with depression, sometimes you can actually be kind of comfortable in that space because you know how to operate within it.
I’m trying to get at something a little transcendent between humans. But at the same time, there’s all that baggage: What’s beautiful about humans is what’s balanced by what’s kind of ugly and petty and depressing.
The ordinary, utterly mundane reason behind the massacre makes it somehow more terrible, and far more depressing. The word ‘senseless’ springs to mind, and Idris thwarts it. It’s what people always say. A senseless act of violence. A senseless murder. As if you could commit sensible murder.
We do not like to be robbed of an enemy; we want someone to hate when we suffer. It is so depressing to think that we suffer because we are fools; yet, taking mankind in the mass, that is the truth.
We don’t make glamorous movies today. Everything now is very realistic, artistic – and depressing. When is the last time you you saw a wonderful musical or a fabulous fantasy?
If you Google St Petersburg, it shows you some amazing buildings. When you go there, you realise that there are a lot of grey depressing ones that aren’t on Google.
Endings of television shows are sometimes such depressing things. It’s like you’re not going to hang out with these people anymore, and that’s bad enough.
You have to stick to what you love, as writing is such a lonely and depressing existence… stick to what you love and someone will hear your voice.
I believe there’s other forms of intelligence in the universe. I’ve seen and heard some pretty convincing UFO stuff. Besides, if we’re the most intelligent things in the universe… well, that’s just depressing.
It sometimes takes me a fortnight to unpack. I find it so depressing. A bit of sand will come out of a shoe and it’ll just take me back to where we were: lovely and relaxed on holiday.
I was once thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients.
Nothing is as depressing as absolute logic. Look at the maze of French politics perpetrated by a logical people.
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.
Steve Carell is good. I like him. Who else? Here’s another depressing thing: animation has kind of taken over, too. You know, ‘Family Guy?’ I watch that because the guy is good.
It is the greatest of crimes to depress true art and science.
Black is not sad. Bright colours are what depress me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.
My parents wanted me to be a doctor. So I took up science, but then realised that my heart was not in it at all. The thought of treating ailing people was very depressing.
Maybe it’s a little depressing to think that my vision of a perfect world is actually so messed up, but I think it means that I don’t really understand what ‘perfect’ is.
I know some people are like “I’m depressed and I’m a struggling artist” and that really works for some people, but that doesn’t work for me. I have to be really happy, even when I’m writing my depressing songs; I have to come through that stage before I can write. I have to be in a good place. I’m a positive person.
It was depressing, very depressing. I worried about how I would make a living. I didn’t want to stay on the farm. It didn’t offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck.
I went through a whole phase when I was younger of being obsessed with Tolstoy and Kafka and Camus, all those really, beautiful, dark depressing books.
The process of making films is so technically demanding that it’s a distraction. You don’t spend your time thinking about the philosophical content, which is often very depressing.
The simplest comment on my book came from my ballet teacher. She said, “I wish you hadn’t made every line funny. It’s so depressing.”
I find, on my own travels, that the most depressing form of culture shock is experienced when you go into a country that is under the thumb of a dictator.
Bob Dylan will be thirty years old this month…” “That’s the most depressing thing I’ve ever heard.
I don’t really do sad, depressing songs.
There are so many negative things out there on television and movies right now. Even the daily news, it gets depressing.
It is a culturally interesting (but also deeply depressing) fact that many religious claims seem to retain their emotional power for believers only if taken in ways that are intellectually unsupportable and even morally contemptible.
Those who see the cosmic perspective as a depressing outlook, they really need to reassess how they think about the world. Because when I look up in the universe, I know I’m small but I’m also big. I’m big because I’m connected to the universe, and the universe is connected to me.
I like singer-songwriters, and I find sad songs comforting rather than depressing. It makes you realise you’re not alone in the world.
There’s nothing so obscene and depressing as an American Christmas.
Dealing with ads is depressing. You don’t make anyone’s life better by making advertisements work better.
I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement with Johnny ten years ago. I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time, but you have to remember I was only 19 years old.
I think that chain stores in general are really super depressing and I think it really sucks the life out of a city such as San Francisco.
If I didn’t try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time.
As you get older you realise that nothing lasts forever. It’s not depressing, but it does make moments more intense.
Hungry Hungry Hippos is so depressing. You continuously chomp away at those balls and you are alone and it’s your birthday.’
Harry, I’ve left a letter telling your aunt and uncle not to worry–” “They won’t,” said Harry. “That you’re safe–” “That’ll just depress them.” “–and you’ll see them next summer.” “Do I have to?
I’ve always found paintings of nudes depressing because they can’t compete with photographs. The grainiest photograph of some girl, a blurry Polaroid – you’d rather look at that than the Venus de Milo, because you think, Wow, that’s really somebody… This camera really was in front of this real naked lady.
Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
I like my name. My mom named me after a song by the 1970s group Bread. So, it’s meaningful, and I like the song. It’s a love song – kind of – but it’s kind of depressing and dark.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
When strong, avoid them. If of high morale, depress them. Seem humble to fill them with conceit. If at ease, exhaust them. If united, separate them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.
This is the saddest, most depressing music I’ve ever heard. It makes me so happy.
If I do something that depresses, it’s not because I’m depressed, but because political life and history is depressing.
I realized that I loved using computers to create something, but being an architect just wasn’t going to keep me interested. The idea of a life spent obsessing over bathroom details for an Upper East Side penthouse was pretty depressing.
His crush went from exciting to depressing, as if he’d gone from the first blush of infatuation to the terminal nostalgia of a former lover without even the temporary relief of an actual relationship in between.
The Runaways’ audience was 90 percent male. That was kind of depressing…Why don’t women-our own gender-come out and support us?
There was a scene in ‘Qubool Hai’ where Asad shoots his father. After shooting for it, I was drained completely. At times, my character’s mood gets very depressing. Post shoot, it takes a good half hour to get out of character, to leave Asad behind.
The worst thing you can do is nothing.
We are almost in a time beyond jokes, beyond satire. When the Trump era is called the ‘post-truth’ period, then this is the greatest joke of all, albeit quite depressing.
It’s depressing to think what it would mean to be impaired down the neck.
Now I’m searching for a slightly overweight, single, childless woman who doesn’t have a date and isn’t too depressing to be around. It’s getting harder to find a girlfriend than a boyfriend.
It’s low-key depressing when you’re not winning.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
The biggest misconception about me and my work is that I only make political films denouncing human-rights atrocities, even though all of my films are about people fighting for their rights and their quest for justice. My films aren’t depressing, are very human, and always offer a way forward.
I always like to sing along to some depressing, angry Morrissey.
I don’t like mansions. They depress me. In fact, I even feel sorry for a rich husband and wife living in a forty-room mansion. They’re obviously searching for something they don’t have, such as happiness or the respect of others.
I dislike nothing more than finding fault with a man’s nature or talent; it only depresses and worries and does no good; one cannot add a cubit to one’s stature, all striving and struggling are useless there, so one has to be silent about it, and let the responsibility rest with God.
Although the story of George and Lennie in ‘Of Mice and Men’ ends on a depressing note, there is a peculiar aura of human dignity in it, a hint of redemption.
If I’m trying to get into character and it’s an emotional scene, I’ll listen to depressing or really sad music.
Our camels plodded along. Katrina tried to kiss, or possibly spit on Hindenburg, and Hindenburg farted in response. I found this a depressing commentary on boy-girl relationships.
This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people, but they were all sort of… well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant, and this was rather depressing to me.
I hate junk food. It depresses me.
Eternal boyhood is the dream of a depressing percentage of American males, and the locker room is the temple where they worship arrested development.
I’m just happy to be a film where for once I don’t have to worry about my hair, because my managers are always complaining about my hair looking depressing in my movies. Which is true. I mean, it’s true.
‘Comfy,’ that’s one of the worst words! I just picture a woman feeling bad, with a big bottle of alcohol, really puffy. It’s really depressing, but she likes her life because she has comfortable clogs.
A lot of time, people enter the most depressing situations, and they are the funniest people on Earth, because they have to be. It’s a coping mechanism.
Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.
I don’t want to make a depressing movie. I want it to allow us to ask some questions and stay asking those questions. How predetermined are our lives? It’s something I don’t have the answer to.
When you’re a touring musician, you’re always turning over new rocks, and there’s always a certain level of tension in your life. The music business, and the travel that comes with it, is stressful, challenging, redundant, exhausting, exciting, and often very depressing.
The Conservatives do not want to go into an election with the leaders’ relative ratings as they are – but it is depressing to hear that plans are afoot to paint Miliband as the Michael Dukakis of British politics: part of a metropolitan elite with no understanding of mainstream concerns.
There is hardly any contact more depressing to a young ardent creature than that of a mind in which years full of knowledge seem to have issued in a blank absence of interest or sympathy.
We’re in a situation where talented, motivated school leavers and graduates can send off a hundred CVs and not get a reply, and where a trip to the Job Centre is depressing rather than inspirational. And you know what, that just feels wrong.
I did a lot of crazy gigs man. I hosted a Jack and Jill strip club in Woonsocket Rhode Island which is this tiny depressing fishing town, all Portuguese immigrants and it’s just a humorless, dark town.
I do talk less now because the sound of my voice saying over and over the things I said years ago embarrasses and depresses me. Why do I say the same things over and over?
Publishers, naturally, loathe used books and have developed strategies to depress the secondhand market. They bring out new, even more expensive editions of popular textbooks every three to four years, in a classic cycle of planned obsolescence.
The average man gets his living by such depressing devices that boredom becomes a sort of natural state to him.
I don’t wanna make something depressing, I wanna make something sorrowful.
No,” said the priest, “you don’t need to accept everything as true, you only have to accept it as necessary.” “Depressing view,” said K. “The lie made into the rule of the world.
If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself.
To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing.
Sometimes I feel like I’m taking on a role when I’m writing a song, and it doesn’t always have to be true. I’m not sitting in my room crying with my guitar, writing a slow solo about a depressing breakup; that’s not me.
Without humor, a sports fan is a religious fanatic. Without humor, a newscast is a terrible, depressing, unpalatable thing.
The devil’s one object is so to depress God’s people that he can go to the man of the world and say: There are God’s people. Do you want to be like that?
Every video from Russia is depressing, it’s like they have their cameras set to sad.
I’ve been watching a lot of A&E’s ‘Intervention.’ I know that’s sort of depressing, but I love watching it.
Employees hate meetings because they reveal that self-promotion, sycophancy, dissimulation and constantly talking nonsense in a loud confident voice are more impressive than merely being good at the job – and it is depressing to lack these skills but even more depressing to discover one’s self using them.
I love to read about anger. A “feel bad” book always makes me feel good. And no other novel in the history of literature is more depressing than Christina Stead’s The Man Who Loved Children.
The United States tried, by depressing the clutch of diplomacy and downshifting the gearshift lever of rhetoric, to remain neutral, but it became increasingly obvious that the nation was going to get into a war, especially since it was almost 1812.
I read the most extravagant things about people who suffer and depress because of things written about them.
If you play acoustic guitar you’re the depressed, sensitive guy.
In the midst of depressing care and labor I turn constantly to divine Love for guidance, and find rest.
Real humility does not depress you, but allows you to call intensely and brings us closer to Krishna.
I don’t really want to make this sound depressing, but I will say that I didn’t really have my first kiss until really, really late.
When we are able to receive life’s challenges as koans rather than problems, they become interesting and exciting, rather than ponderous and depressing.
I’m a crier. I always cry. I cry at the dumbest things, too. This is why I sort of steer clear of movies and films that I know are going to be depressing. I don’t care how many awards they’ve won – I know they’re good. I don’t need to watch them, because I don’t want to be depressed, and I don’t want to cry.
It’s kind of depressing, if you think about it. I mean, me being so young, and yet so cynical and suspicious.
You should never pick up a newspaper when you’re feeling good, because every newspaper has a special department, called the Bummer Desk, which is responsible for digging up depressing front-page stories.
I like to write about things that are dark or twisted. Where the poetry seems to be is when you start in the dark and reach for the light – that’s what makes it not depressing to me.
There is much depressing evidence that the religious voice is required to stay out of the public square only when it is pressed in a conservative cause.
To perceive is to suffer.
I have absolutely no interest in creating depressing images.
I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
It was that depressing time in the early morning where the only people about were milkmen, police officers- and time travellers.
My parents signed me up for classical guitar lessons, which made for two years of the most depressing Wednesday evenings.
I could have played in a lot of Monday qualifiers for PGA Tour events, which would have been fine as long as I was getting through. But Monday qualifiers can also be depressing if you are missing out time and again.
Scorn also to depress thy competitor by any dishonest or unworthy method; strive to raise thyself above him only by excelling him; so shall thy contest for superiority be crowned with honour, if not with success.
People always say when they meet me that I’m not what they expect. I assume they think I’m this super dark and depressing guy, but I like to channel all of those emotions into my work.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
It may at first appear strange, but I believe it is true, that I cannot by means of money raise a poor man and enable him to live much better than he did before, without proportionably depressing others in the same class.
Apparently, union bosses are so distraught about declining enrollments they will stoop to exploiting illegal workers. There is no doubt that this would hurt American workers, who would suddenly face a flooded job market full of cheap foreign labor. It would depress the wages of the American workers and cost them jobs.
The very things in your life that seem
to be depressing and oppressing you
right now are going to be the means
by which you set yourself free.
to be depressing and oppressing you
right now are going to be the means
by which you set yourself free.
Why do people have to build such depressing places? I’m not saying that every nook and cranny of the world has to be beautiful, but does it have to be this ugly?
I have always kept notes and have kept letters from my friends and mother, which is rather depressing, as it takes you to the past.
It’s depressing a little when you don’t see outside the tour bus and underground in a stadium. If you go outside near the venue there are lots of fans everywhere so you can’t just have a minute to enjoy the sunshine alone and think.
I don’t like novels that end happily. They depress me so much
Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It’s a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It’s the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most.
I won’t write every one of my personal experiences into songs as I think it could be a bit depressing – and its nice to not be too open.
I thought I was going to go into politics, but that became disheartening. You see that a lot of stuff doesn’t get done, people walk around all self-important, and it’s just depressing.
I love to laugh and dance. That’s kind of my nature, though I end up always playing these angry, depressing characters.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened
Depression is the inability to construct a future.
It’s much easier to write when you’re sad. But you can end up isolated and depressed because you almost need to put yourself in that situation to have that angst to write from.
There is not a country on earth that could get its fiscal house in order by shrinking opportunity and depressing growth.
A good disposition is a virtue in itself, and it is lasting; the burden of the years cannot depress it, and love that is founded on it endures to the end.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you.
Depressing thought: my friends were the girls I ate lunch with, all buddies from kindergarten who knew one another so well we weren’t sure if we even liked one another anymore.
Wallowing was for elephants, depressing people and depressing elephants
I think it would be exhausting and depressing, to write, to watch and to live, if it was just focused on drama. It’s heavy. Also, I think the humor really highlights the pathos and the struggle. You can slam it up against drama, and it makes both shine.
A winter without snow seems depressing, lacking.
We need not seek our own best selves, and in the meantime we inoculate ourselves against the viruses of age and idealism, which, as the advertising agencies well know, depress sales and sour the feasts of consumption.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
A dull, dark, depressing day in Winter: the whole world looks like a Methodist church at Wednesday night prayer meeting.
A depressing number of people seem to process everything literally. They are to wit as a blind man is to a forest, able to find every tree, but each one coming as a surprise.
The phrase ‘work/life balance’ encapsulates a depressing outlook.
There is nothing funny about aging: It is rotten and depressing. Anyone who tells you otherwise just hasn’t been paying attention.
My understanding of this life is that you tour and play for years and years, have some longevity and a steady career. That may sound boring, but I always thought that was less depressing than being a one-hit wonder.
‘My Swan Song’ – that song is so depressing but uplifting at the same time, you know what I mean?
In ‘Notting Hill,’ I was part of a whole plot line over six scenes that was completely taken out. That was rather depressing.
It’s extremely depressing that a country of this magnitude, and where it thinks it lies in itself, can allow so many foodbanks to be operating in this country.
With eating well, there’s a perception that it’s depressing. People think they’re just going to meditate and eat kale.
Dealing with ads is depressing. You donвЂ™t make anyoneвЂ™s life better by making advertisements work better.
I’m just trying to say that it should reassure us that the inevitable traumas of being human do end up producing some good. Otherwise, the human condition is overwhelmingly depressing.
The idea that I have to be on the same side of the fence as Dan Quayle is cruelly depressing to me, but the truth is, I believe in family values.
Actually, I was rock climbing on this film at 7 in the morning. It was quite unique! But in any event, the colour of the leaves disturbed me so we had to work on that. On the other hand, I didn’t want to drench it in a kind of depressing tone.
I like things that start depressing and dark and end up romantic, and that’s what I really loved about ‘King Kong.’
And painful pleasure turns to pleasing pain.
To love you was pleasant enough. And, oh! ’tis delicious to hate you!
Like anyone from any party who has stood for election, I’ve often had the depressing experience of meeting an 18- or 19-year-old new voter on the doorstep and being told: ‘I’m not interested in voting’ or ‘none of this matters to me.’
A man that hath no virtue in himself, ever envieth virtue in others. For men’s minds, will either feed upon their own good, or upon others’ evil; and who wanteth the one, will prey upon the other; and whoso is out of hope, to attain to another’s virtue, will seek to come at even hand, by depressing another’s fortune.
So few people did good in their lives. It was depressing.
A depressing and difficult passage has prefaced every page I have turned in life.
When you’re choosing furniture for your home that’s supposed to express who you are, what you are also saying is you want other people to infer what you want them to infer. What if they see something different? Wouldn’t it be really depressing if you’re trying to be bohemian and instead they see you as Rush Limbaugh?
I’m always trying to find the next comedian that just gives me something a little funny to combine with all of the depressing news that I’m processing.
We’re best at doing pop music – we’re not good at doing down, depressing music.
If I wasn’t an actor, I’d be a moody folk singer, sitting on stools and being very depressing.
How is it that hope so powerfully excites, and fear so absolutely depresses all our faculties?
If you think Hollywood is depressing and corrupt, politics is really depressing and corrupt — and fueled even more than Hollywood by money — if that’s possible.
A lot of people work out to be skinny. That’s so boring, and it seems like a depressing goal for a modern woman.
If you want to become a concert pianist, do it every day. You want to be a writer, do it every day. You want to become depressed, think depressing thoughts every day. You want to become an optimist, think a cheerful thought every day. Do it every day.
But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting, that revealed an underlying pattern, and gave us a sense that, against all the depressing and chaotic evidence to the contrary, life had meaning and value.
In thinking about ‘depressing movies,’ many people don’t realize that all bad movies are depressing, and no good movies are.
Because the oils work in a different way from antibiotics, they do not have the usual side effects, and they tend to stimulate the immune system instead of depressing it.
The problem with unfilled dreams is that they give us tunnel vision. We focus on ourselves, and that can be depressing and discouraging place to look.
I knew you could find a certain relief in begging God, it had helped me, but on the other hand, God never answered directly and that was always depressing.
Life, like any other exciting story, is bound to have painful and scary parts, boring and depressing parts, but it’s a brilliant story, and it’s up to us how it will turn out in the end.
I was kind of bored playing drums in a band. Which was depressing, because playing in the band was kind of a golden ticket.
I only allow that which is good into my life. No one can depress you. No one can make you anxious. No one can hurt your feelings. No one can make you anything…..other than what you allow!
Of all the depressing abuses of language in business, there is none that gets me so incensed as the rampant overuse of the word ‘passionate’ in company slogans, marketing blurbs, mission statements and on the sides of vans.
My father worked for the same firm for 12 years. They fired him and replaced him with a tiny gadget that does everything my father does, only much better. The depressing thing is my mother ran out and bought one
It sounds depressing, but I think when you truly love someone, you’ll never stop loving them.
You ask if you look good and you know people are lying. It was a depressing thing to experience. I was going to these parties where I used to be ignored and then all of a sudden people are paying attention to me.
That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.
I’m not always depressed: only when I think and feel.
Watching these channels all day is incredibly depressing. I live in a constant state of depression. I think of us as turd miners. I put on my helmet, I go and mine turds, hopefully I don’t get turd lung disease.
Mind is infinitely creative. And when it’s not stuck, that’s where the joy comes from. Something happens, and the way we think about it, understand it, see it, is actually hilarious, whereas before it used to depress us.
Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.
Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that Americans don’t want to do the jobs.
People getting along doesn’t sell very well in the news. I find that to be deeply depressing. I don’t even talk about it on stage, because it would take too long to explain.
We should have absolute control over our borders. If we want cheap labor to depress wages and disempower the unions, then we could have guest workers. But we have to face that issue. What is it that we want to do? Rather than not facing it, and having porous borders, and the effect is that it disempowers the unions.
A modern librarian, who has faith in the law that ‘BOOKS ARE FOR USE,’ is happy only when his readers make his shelves constantly empty. It is not the books that go out that worry him. It is the stay-at-home volumes that perplex and depress him.
Even after the greatest defeats, the depressing thought of being a failure is best combated by taking stock of all your past achievements.
For me, I’m a fan of really dark, depressing stuff. Even something like The Wire, which can be hugely depressing and really serious, the bits I always remember are the jokes, you know?
Nobody’s impressed back home. All my friends were going, ‘Oh right, so you’re doing a play up in Leeds? Another depressing one is it? Do you mind if we don’t bother coming?’ I love that.
The chief problem about death … is the fear that there may be no afterlife – a depressing thought.
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
I’m really interested in making movies that people see: I’ve made a lot of independent films and it’s really depressing when no one sees them.
As a journalist, I have spent years reporting on often difficult and depressing conflicts, on poverty, and the inhuman way we sometimes treat each other.
Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones.
Then in came this script with another very low offer, and another drug addict and a depressing and difficult part to play. I thought, ‘Why should I put myself through that for hardly any money?’
I just got tired of being sick and tired and feeling down. Unfortunately, you don’t realize this until you’re getting sober but the reason why you’re depressed all the time is it’s the drugs that are depressing you.
I guess I have a gift for expressing pedestrian tastes. In a way, it’s kind of depressing.
I see so much more than I used to see. The effect has been to depress and sadden and hurt me terribly.
That’s a depressing and practical thought,” Sam said. “I’d rather it was something magical.
You know what is a nice thought? Retirement.
I don’t always enjoy curating, but I do believe it’s part of my job. It’s a good exercise for my brain, like warming up. Just focusing on my work would be so depressing! For me, curating is necessary – it’s like physical training.
Rural poverty happens because people aren’t being paid to take adequate care of their places. There’s lots of work to do here. And you can’t afford to pay anybody to do it! If you depress the price of the products of the place below a certain level, people can’t afford to maintain it. And that’s the rural dilemma.
You can’t get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement.
Documentaries are my favorite thing, and the more depressing, the better.
The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time.
I can’t think of anything when I’m depressed. I just want to be alone.
I married a man who was jealous about everything. If I got enthusiastic about a book, about a flower, about a place, about a human being – jealous. ‘Don’t do it! Stop.’ It was depressing, and I couldn’t take it.
…we almost never speak
I don’t feel welcome anymore
baby what happened, please tell me?
I don’t feel welcome anymore
baby what happened, please tell me?
It is depressing to hear the unfortunate or dying man jest.
It’s often been said that I’m an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I’ve never known what to make of that.
the costume of the nineteenth century is detestable. It is so sombre, so depressing. Sin is the only real colour-element left in modern life.
It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.
If you are burdened with depressing feelings of guilt or disappointment, of failure or shame, there is a cure.
For me, I’m a fan of really dark, depressing stuff.
I don’t hate you for loving you. I just hate my heart for choosing someone like you.
it is rather depressing to think that one will still be oneself when one is dead, but I dare say one won’t be so critical then.
I wrote a script – a script about a guy working on the automobile assembly line; I never could get money for that. I did a pilot about minimum wage workers for HBO that didn’t get picked up; they thought it was depressing, even though it was a comedy.
The one thing that’s depressing as a comedian to realize is that rock stars get groupies, and comedians don’t.
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
The Commons is one of the most depressing and intellectually unstimulating places in the country. [On the state of British politics
Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.
Retirement, to me, is depressing. Depressing.
The body loaded by the excess of yesterday, depresses the mind also, and fixes to the ground this particle of divine breath.
[Lat., Quin corpus onustum
Hesternis vitiis, animum quoque praegravat una
Atque affigit humo divinae particulam aurae.]
[Lat., Quin corpus onustum
Hesternis vitiis, animum quoque praegravat una
Atque affigit humo divinae particulam aurae.]
It’s depressing to see blacks wanting to dive into the mainstream of American commercial life. They come from a magnificent African culture based on aesthetics, and they all want to become fort builders like the vicious people who originally enslaved them.
I wanted to talk about how stupid music is. I wanted to talk about how awesome music is, and how depressing it is, and why we all make music if it doesn’t last forever.
ItвЂ™s a depressing habit you have of loving to sneeze and of eating apples as if they were juicier for you and being the first one to exclaim how good the movie is. You depress people. We like apples too.
It was depressing, … I worried about how I would make a living. I didn’t want to stay on the farm. It didn’t offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck.
It’s depressing that ambition and feminism have become almost dirty words for working women. But, there is no reason that they should be and, increasingly, I am struck by how the next generation is challenging conceptions of what it means to be successful at work.
What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers.
I hope to God I don’t win an Oscar tomorrow night. It would really depress me if I did. I really don’t deserve it. It wasn’t that important a part anyhow.
I remember trying so hard to get into Bon Iver. I’d lie in bed listening with my eyes screwed up, like, ‘This is just depressing me.’
It is quite gratifying to feel guilty if you haven’t done anything wrong: how noble! Whereas it is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent.
I fought back, got injured again and I had to have another operation. I got down and depressed and I think I was drinking more than I should. Well, I know I was.
The revival of consumers saving their money for retirement – rather than expecting their homes to provide the cushion – added with ‘move down’ buyers will depress real-estate prices.
Hollywood films are alienating to the spectator because they use too much dialogue, too much explication and leave no space for the viewer. They depress me.
Fate stalks us with depressing monotony from womb to tomb, and, when we are least expecting it, deals us a series of crushing blows from behind.
There is a difference between broke and being poor. Being broke is a temporary economic condition, but being poor is a disabling frame of mind and a depressed condition of your spirit, and you must vow to never, ever be poor again.
To the Taoist mentality, the aimless, empty life does not suggest anything depressing. On the contrary, it suggests the freedom of clouds and mountain streams, wandering nowhere, of flowers in impenetrable canyons, beautiful for no one to see, and of the ocean surf forever washing the sand, to no end.
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.
People keep a dog and are ruled by this dog, and even Schopenhauer was ruled in the end not by his head, but by his dog. This fact is more depressing than any other.
It is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent
These places I’ve seen have clubbed my mind – they are so poor and depressing. I don’t know what we can do to help these people, but we’ve got to do something.
At some point, I thought that, as I got older, I’d come to terms with a lot of things. I’d solve some big problems, and eventually I’d become content. It’s almost more depressing to think that the older you get, the more your problems multiply.
When you’re out there in America, meeting with regular people, it’s a pretty mellow, relaxed, kind-hearted country. The direction from the top, from the President, is following mean-spirited tendencies: fear and undue caution and distrust of the other, so it’s very depressing.
What depresses me is the inevitable way the second rate forges ahead and the deserving is left behind.