Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
- Greenville Kleisser
It's like being in a glass elevator in the middle of a crowded mall; you see everything and would love to join in, but the door won't open so you can't.
- Lisa Moore Sherman
Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it's a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.
- J.K. Rowling
Depression is not only an experience in the mind; it is also an affliction of the body. There is a lack of energy, a painful heaviness; sadness and a grief that permeate to our marrow.
- Philip Martin
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
- Laurell K. Hamilton