Depression

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Depression can refer to either a sad mood or a medical condition in which persistent sadness or misery has a major impact on one's ability to function.

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  • … the best thing for being sad… is to learn something.
    • Merlin to Arthur; The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White
  • People here [in Congress] often think of depression as being sad; no matter what I tell other legislators, they don't know. They don't understand how it is emptiness, how it is a vast nothing.
  • Living with depression is like trying to keep your balance while you dance with a goat -- it is perfectly sane to prefer a partner with a better sense of balance.
    • Andrew Solomon, in The Noonday Demon

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