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Depressing Quotes

We’ve collected the best Depressing Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Gavin Esler, Prunella Scales, Stephen Hough, Brendan Sexton III, Dina Merrill. Use them as an inspiration.

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.
Being out of work is very depressing. But luckily I haven‘t been there for a long time.
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.
I love to laugh and dance. That’s kind of my nature, though I end up always playing these angry, depressing characters.
Brendan Sexton III
It’s really so depressing to be still listed in the Social Register after all the acting I’ve done.
Dina Merrill
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 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.
Watching TV is the most popular leisure activity in Britain. I find that very depressing.
Jeremy Paxman
I went back and reread the Dinosaur chapter in ‘Our Band Could Be Your Life,’ and it was so depressing.
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!’
I don’t really do sad, depressing songs.
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.
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.
It’s depressing to think what it would mean to be impaired down the neck.
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.
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.
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.
It’s kind of depressing to make a lot of records and not get the kind of response they deserve.
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.
Kangana Ran
The depressing thing about battery technology is that it gets better, but it gets better slowly. There are a whole bunch of problems in materials science and chemistry that come in trying to make existing batteries better.
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.
Alfred Hershey
When you don’t get hits it’s depressing.
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.
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 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.
Rob Beckett
A Hallmark card with paragraphs about my beauty written by a stranger is vaguely depressing.
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.
I would dearly love to resist the temptation, if you can call it that, to worry. It’s boring, it’s anti-social, it’s unproductive and it’s depressing.
Peter Mayle
To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth.
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.
It’s often been said that I’m an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I’ve never known what to make of that.
Ever since Hiroshima, we’ve been faced with the depressing fact that you cannot un-invent something.
I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
Paul Fussell
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 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.
If you are in a breakup, you might as well go all the way and spend the summer in Samarkand, with no air-conditioning, learning a language you have no use for. At least it adds some romance to a depressing situation.
It is true that from a behavioral economics perspective we are fallible, easily confused, not that smart, and often irrational. We are more like Homer Simpson than Superman. So from this perspective it is rather depressing. But at the same time there is also a silver lining. There are free lunches!
Dan Ariely
Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don’t give some value to friendships and it can be 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.
It is a depressing business talking to journalist.
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.
Lee Krasner
If I do something that depresses, it’s not because I’m depressed, but because political life and history is depressing.

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