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“As a confirmed melancholic, I can testify that the best and maybe only antidote for melancholia is action. However, like most melancholics, I suffer also from sloth.”

― Edward Abbey

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“He had the feeling that there was something physically behind his eyes, blocking the light.”

― Jeffrey Eugenides

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“Depression is not generalized pessimism, but pessimism specific to the effects of one’s own skilled action.”

― Robert M. Sapolsky

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“When your past shows up to haunt you, make sure it comes after supper so it doesn’t ruin your whole day.”

― Jay Wickre

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“I can feel the hurt. There’s something good about it. Mostly it makes me stop remembering.”

― Albert Borris

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“I keep telling you that feeling is not selective. You can’t feel pain, you aren’t gonna feel anything else either.”

― Judith Guest

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“There is nothing to save, now all is lost,
but a tiny core of stillness in the heart
like the eye of a violet.”

― D.H. Lawrence

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“Depression is not madness, it’s just depression, the loser version, the low-energy response to bad stuff that happens in your life. When you’re depressed, you think you’re the only one to have ever tasted this kind of hurt. And that lonely self-regard brings with it its own painful pleasure.”

― Ana Menendez

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“I cried until my eyes swelled shut, and then I slept, a black, dreamless sleep from which I awoke amazingly refreshed, at least until I remembered.”

― Elizabeth Berg

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“It’s hard to part the curtains when the dark holds such familiarity.”

― Donna Lynn Hope