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Failure And Depression Quotes


"Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure." - Joseph Heller

"Being Negative and Lazy is a disease that leads to pain, hardship, depression, poor health and failure. Be pro active, and give a damn to achieve success!" - Phil Heath

"but a sanguine temper, though for ever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression. it soon flies over the present failure, and begins to hope again." - Jane Austen

"Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression." - John Harvey-Jones

"Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression." - Sir John Harvey

" mysteriously painful and elusive..." - William Styron

"The most likely cause of a man's depression is his failure to be the man he thinks he should be" - Frank Pittman

"Love, anger, depression, joy and dreams. ...And Zeppelin. Totally." - Jeff Buckley

"It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal. Teach our members that if they have a good, miserable day once in a while, or several in a row, to stand steady and face them. Things will straighten out. There is great purpose in our struggle in life." - Boyd K. Packer

"Frustration, discouragement, and depression mean you are working against yourself." - Jaggi Vasudev

"The Christian's chief occupational hazards are depression and discouragement." - John Stott

"The little depression I experienced during my manic-depression was not like depression as anyone else had ever described it. It was very violent and angry, and I was full of rage. I wasnt lying in bed." - Andy Behrman

"Stop putting it off! Procrastination breeds guilt, guilt breeds depression, and depression breeds failure." - Barbara Corcoran

"Failure is an event, not a person. Think of failure as 'it' and not 'me'." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Success and happiness spring from facing failure after failure with enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Both half success and half failure must be considered as a full failure!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"This idea that failure is not an option: It makes failure invisible, inconceivable and inevitable." - Rory Stewart

"Success attracts success and failure attracts failure because of the law of harmonious attraction." - Napoleon Hill

"I take medication every day for mental illness and depression and don't feel bad about it." - Lady Gaga

"Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer." - Dorothy Rowe

"The recurring theme which predisposes people to depression is rejection and lack of self-esteem." - Richard Winters

"I have started down the avenue of death and depression of a new kind of flatmate." - Dennis Nilsen

"It's very important to distinguish between chemical depression that requires medication and talk therapy." - Jodie Foster

"Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting." - Siri Hustvedt

"They say that depression is anger you turn on yourself, and I think women do that." - Mary Harron

"The way out of the depression is to start spending and doing things." - Henry Ford

"Depression has been called the worlds number one public health problem. In fact, depression is so widespread it is considered the common cold of psychiatric disturbances. But there is a grim difference between depression and a cold. Depression can kill you." - David D Burns

"Disappointment Can do a couple things. It can drop you into a giant sucking sinkhole of depression, a place you have to fight to climb out of. Or it can trigger an epic mania to overcome the odds and transform failure into success. Say you swing as high as the chains will take you because you seek the thrill of flight, and on the up- kick, you lose your seat. Injury is likely. But if you worry about falling down, and never chance "up," the sky will remain forever out of reach." - Ellen Hopkins

"Stay strong. Depression lies." - Wil Wheaton

"Depression starts slow." - Ned Vizzini

"Failure is awesome. Failure means you tried something, you tested it, and you learned some things. Failure gives you the tools to move forward." - Leah Busque

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all." - John Wooden

"Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal." - Don Francis

"Success doesn't make you and failure doesn't break you." - Zig Ziglar

"Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure." - Donald Trump

"Failure and success are not accidents, but the strictest justice." - Alexander Smith

"I hate failure and I am in love with achievement." - Lil Wayne

"Let's try and fail because through failure you learn" - Jared Leto

"Success is not forever, and failure is never final." - Don Shula

"Failure comes part and parcel with invention. It's not optional." - Jeff Bezos

"Success is never permanent, and failure is never final." - Mike Ditka

"I'm constantly having doubts and moments of depression and then excitement and then back into the slough of despond." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing." - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

"The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment." - Deborah Moggach

"Habits of pessimism lead to depression, wither achievement, and undermine physical health. The good news is that pessimism can be unlearned, and that with its removal depression, underachievement, and poor health can be alleviated." - Martin Seligman

"I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"The artist's personality, built upon strong desires and compassionate vision, is by its nature prone to depression." - Eric Maisel

"When blacks are unemployed, they are considered lazy and apathetic. When whites are unemployed, it's considered a depression." - Jesse Jackson

"September and October of 2008 was the worst financial crisis in global history, including the Great Depression," - Ben Bernanke

"Non-expectation, non-acceptance because the expectation leads to resentment and depression, so I have no expectations." - Anthony Hopkins

"I went through a lot of abuse and a lot of really difficult things growing up - depression, anxiety, attempted suicide." - Pattie Mallette

"This depression was deep, and you don't climb out of anything as quick as you fall in." - Will Rogers

"Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair." - Andrew Solomon

"Depression is not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, and it is not cured by medication. Depression may not even be an illness at all. Often, it can be a normal reaction to abnormal situations. Poverty, unemployment, and the loss of loved ones can make people depressed, and these social and situational causes of depression cannot be changed by drugs." - Irving Kirsch

"Depression is a serious problem, but drugs are not the answer. In the long run, psychotherapy is both cheaper and more effective, even for very serious levels of depression. Physical exercise and self-help books based on CBT can also be useful, either alone or in combination with therapy. Reducing social and economic inequality would also reduce the incidence of depression." - Irving Kirsch

"If we were never depressed we would not be alive - - only material things don't suffer depression. If human beings were not capable of depression, we would have no capacity for happiness and exaltation. Whenever you examine yourself, take into your capacity for depression," - Oswald Chambers

"We're in a political depression - a great political depression" - Chuck Todd

"Depression is anger turned inward." - Sapphire

"Failure to spend the [presentation] time wisely and well, failure to educate, entertain, elucidate, enlighten, and most important of all, failure to maintain attention and interest should be punishable by stoning. There is no excuse for tedium." - Jay H. Lehr

"Failure is a part of life and you have to learn to deal with it. Failure is something that is part of life's cycle and it's from failure that you gain life experience." - Colin Powell

"Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure." - Bryan Adams

"Trust is equal parts character and competence... You can look at any leadership failure, and it's always a failure of one or the other." - Stephen Covey

"Much of life is about failure, whether we acknowledge it or not, and your destiny is profoundly shaped by how effectively you learn from and adapt to failure." - David Brooks

"Failure is a badge of honor. It means you risked failure. And if you don't risk failure, you're never going to do anything that's different from what you've already done or what somebody else has done." - Charlie Kaufman

"Failure is a badge of honor. It means you risked failure. And if you do' risk failure, you're never going to do anything that's different from what you"ve already done or what somebody else has done." - Charlie Kaufman

"Manic depression distorts moods and thoughts, incites dreadful behaviors, destroys the basis of rational thought, and too often erodes the desire and will to live." - Kay Redfield Jamison

"People are more impulsive and they get slightly less impulsive as they get older and the impulsiveness interacting with the depression is particularly devastating and lethal, potentially lethal." - Kay Redfield Jamison

"The unfulfilling job is not the failure; not pursuing your dreams is the real failure. Developing a vision requires conquering your fears and finding motivation from within." - Peter Murphy

"Failure is information-we label it failure, but it's more like, 'This didn't work, I'm a problem solver, and I'll try something else.'" - Carol S. Dweck

"Your incredible brain can take you from rags to riches, from loneliness to popularity, and from depression to happiness and joy - if you use it properly." - Brian Tracy

"Only where there is disillusionment and depression and sorrow does happiness arise; without the despair of loss, there is no hope." - Haruki Murakami

"Failure and setbacks and struggles are where all the good stuff happens." - Teri McKeever

"A leader should have higher endurance and ability to accept and embrace failure." - Jack Ma

"You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss into gain and failure to success." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"It is only through failure and through experiment that we learn and grow." - Isaac Stern

"To recognize an opportunity and use it is the difference between success and failure." - Anonymous

"Failure instructs, failure improves. Failure shouldn't deter you." - Tucker Max

"The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else." - Arnold Bennett

"Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst. We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression." - Robert Johnson

"For me war has become a flat, black depression without highlights, a revulsion of the mind and an exhaustion of the spirit." - Ernie Pyle

"After the war, Prohibition was passed, and with liquor no longer legally available the nation plunged headlong into the Great Depression." - Dave Barry

"The more these readjustments are delayed ... the longer the depression will have to last, and the longer complete recovery is postponed." - Murray Rothbard

"This is the difference between depression and sorrow - sorrowful, you are in great trouble because something matters so much; depressed, you are miserable because nothing really matters." - J. E. Buckrose

"If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief." - Brene Brown

"Among all the tragic consequences of depression and war, this suppression of personal self-expression through one's life work is among the most poignant." - Henry Wriston

"Do research. Feed your talent. Research not only wins the war on cliche, it's the key to victory over fear and it's cousin, depression." - Robert Mckee

"As I've gotten older, I find I am able to be nourished more by sorrow and to distinguish it from depression." - Robert Bly

"Anger and depression are not diseases or dysfunctions or anomalies; they are perfectly rational responses to the myriad avoidable disappointments that begin in a thoroughly irrational hope." - Shalom Auslander

"Even in the worst depression, 25% of businesses are booming - in your industry find out what they're doing and do it." - Mark Victor Hansen

"This story ["The Depressed Person"] was the most painful thing I ever wrote. It's about narcissism, which is a part of depression. The character has traits of myself. I really lost friends while writing on that story, I became ugly and unhappy and just yelled at people. The cruel thing with depression is that it's such a self-centered illness - Dostoevsky shows that pretty good in his "Notes from Underground". The depression is painful, you're sapped/consumed by yourself; the worse the depression, the more you just think about yourself and the stranger and repellent you appear to others." - David Foster Wallace

"I certainly have a very colorful nature, filled with great highs and great lows... in my early adulthood I probably was grappling with some serious depression issues." - Sally Field

"Depression is so treacherous - it can be so alluring as well as punishing. After all, it's yours and yours alone - no one else can interfere with it." - Margo Jefferson

"In some cases, some people do get depressed in the middle of their grief and they really need to be treated for depression." - Kay Redfield Jamison

"Even in the worst depression, 25% of businesses are booming - in your industry find out what they"re doing and do it." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Anger, depression, guilt, and shame are the product of the thinking that is at the base of violence on our planet." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"When you feel depressed, it helps to actively change your environment. Go and do something different. Martin Luther conquered his depression by going outside to work in his garden. Surprisingly enough, one of the best ways to handle depression is to go to work immediately on the task you least enjoy. (The chances are your depression is caused by guilt feelings arising out of neglect of those tasks.)" - R C Sproul

"Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding." - Jim Valvano

"The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action." - Alexander Graham Bell

"Failure make people bitter and cruel. Success improves the character of the man." - W Somerset Maugham

"You can only really learn from failure ... To win, you need to fail, and fail hard." - Aisha Tyler

"Show me a completely contented person and I'll show you a failure." - Thomas A Edison

"Failure leaves open a door for us to try, and try again." - Robert M. Hensel

"The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation." - C Northcote Parkinson

"Plan and execute your first failure so that you no longer have to fear it." - John C Maxwell

"There is one guaranteed formula for failure, and that is to try to please everyone." - Will Rogers

"It is curious how vanity helps the successful man and wrecks the failure." - Oscar Wilde

"Speciesism: A failure, in attitude or practice, to accord any nonhuman being equal consideration and respect" - Joan Dunayer

"Failure happened. The trick was to accept the risk and try anyway." - Ilona Andrews

"The difference between success and failure is often about 5% more effort." - S Truett Cathy

"Success is generally due to holding on, and failure to letting go." - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

"Evil is simply a grammatical error: a failure to leap the precipice between "he" and "I." - Linda Pastan

"There is nothing that teaches you more than regrouping after failure and moving on." - Charles Bukowski

"There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit." - Craig Breedlove

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy." - Winston Churchill

"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure." - Thomas Edison

"The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm." - Orison Swett Marden

"When your goal is to gain experience, perspective, and knowledge, failure is no longer a possibility" - Sophia Amoruso

"Failure is not having the courage to try, nothing more and nothing less." - Robin S. Sharma

"I need people who look at adversity as a challenge and failure as a learning opportunity." - John Calipari

"You cannot grow and expand your capabilities without running the risk of failure." - Dean Karnazes

"If I could go back and give myself advice, it would be to embrace failure." - Mary Sue Milliken

"Ryanair's biggest achievement? Bringing low fares to Europe and still lowering em. Biggest failure? Hiring me." - Michael O'Leary

"Meet your failure nobly, and it will not differ from success." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"She knows there's no success like failure, and that failure's no success at all." - Bob Dylan

"I'm never a failure, unless I quit trying, and neither are you." - Joyce Meyer

"Mastery is a journey, and that the master must have the courage to risk failure." - George Leonard

"Show me a satisfied man, and I'll show you a failure." - Albert Einstein

"If your goals are ambitious and crazy enough, even failure will be a pretty good achievement." - Laszlo Bock

"Enjoy failure and learn from it. You never learn from success." - James Dyson

"Lamon, that speech won't scour. It is a flat failure and the people are disappointed." - Abraham Lincoln

"I think the two most difficult things to deal with in life are failure and success" - David Lee Roth

"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." - Colin Davis

"Show me a gracious loser and I'll show you a failure." - Knute Rockne

"Cooking is one failure after another, and that's how you finally learn." - Julia Child

"Success is never final and failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts." - Jules Ellinger

"The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one's desire." - Anonymous

"Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Depression is pain in its purest form." - J.A. Redmerski

"I think, though, the biggest heroes in my life would have been both my mother and father. My father because he was very brave and a kid from the Depression. And my mother, a child from the Depression too, who always remained so lovely her whole life." - Susan Stroman

"Depression is a death within, a knowledge - terrifying - that you cannot resurrect yourself. Depression is loss of the vision that lets leaves breathe and fall, that lets the air smell of seed and soil. And there must be rage, yes I think there is rage toward such a severing, such a ragged-deep rupture with the world." - Lauren Slater

"I don't think grief of grief in a medical way at all. I think that I and many of my colleagues, are very concerned when grief becomes pathological, that there is no question that grief can trigger depression in vulnerable people and there is no question that depression can make grief worse." - Kay Redfield Jamison

"In the psychological literature, depression is often seen as a defense against sadness. But I'll take sadness any day. There is no contest. Sadness carries identification. You know where it's been and you know where it's headed. Depression carries no papers. It enters your country unannounced and uninvited. Its origins are unknown, but its destination always dead-ends in you." - Martha Manning

"Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition, both physically and mentally. So, eat lots of chocolate!" - Elaine Sherman

"My theory is that nine times out of ten, if there's a depression, more a social depression than anything, it brings out the best art in black people. The best example is, Reagan and Bush gave us the best years of hiphop." - Questlove

"I know of no severe depression, in any country or any time, that was not accompanied by a sharp decline in the stock of money, and equally of no sharp decline in the stock of money that was not accompanied by a severe depression." - Milton Friedman

"This depression comes over me whenever the Lord is preparing a larger blessing for my ministry; the cloud is black before it breaks, and overshadows before it yields its deluge of mercy. Depression has now become to me as a prophet in rough clothing, a John the Baptist, heralding the nearer coming of my Lord's richer benison" - Charles Spurgeon

"Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance. It is tumbleweed distress that thrives on thin air, growing despite its detachment from the nourishing earth. It can be described only in metaphor and allegory." - Andrew Solomon

"I've never considered failure." - Jennifer Lawrence

"success is 99% failure" - Henry Ford

"Failure: the renewable resource." - Kay Ryan



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