Depressing Quotes

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Dr. Seuss
“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot!”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go! and The Lorax

John Green
“And then something invisible snapped insider her, and that which had come together commenced to fall apart.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Haruki Murakami
“But I didn't understand then. That I could hurt somebody so badly she would never recover. That a person can, just by living, damage another human being beyond repair.”
Haruki Murakami

John Green
“Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Sally Rooney
“Most people go through their whole lives, without ever really feeling that close with anyone.”
Sally Rooney , Normal People

Cassandra Clare
“She had loved him for such a long time, she thought. How was it that she did now know him at all?”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Now the standard cure for one who is sunk is to consider those in actual destitution or physical suffering—this is an all-weather beatitude for gloom in general and fairly salutary day-time advice for everyone. But at three o’clock in the morning, a forgotten package has the same tragic importance as a death sentence, and the cure doesn’t work—and in a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

Janne Teller
“From the moment we are born, we begin to die.”
Janne Teller, Nothing

Amy Efaw
“She can paint a pretty picture but this story has a twist. The paintbrush is a razor and the canvas is her wrist.”
Amy Efaw, After

John Green
“Where is my chance to be somebody's Peter Van Houten?' He hit the steering wheel weakly, the car honking as he cried. He leaned his head back, looking up. 'I hate myself I hate myself I hate this I hate this I disgust myself I hate it I hate it I hate it just let me fucking die.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Adam Silvera
“Time doesn’t heal all wounds. We both know that’s bullshit; it comes from people who have nothing comforting or original to say.”
Adam Silvera, History Is All You Left Me

Robert Jordan
“Death comes to us all; we can only choose how to face it when it comes.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn

“Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.”
Ann Demeulemeester

Sarah J. Maas
“Maybe I'd always been broken and dark inside.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Mark Z. Danielewski
“...and there you have it, another body on the floor surrounded by things that don't mean much to anyone except to the one who can't take any of them along. ”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

Nikita Gill
“People aren't born sad; we make them that way.”
Nikita Gill

J. Cornell Michel
“The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

Suzanne Young
“After all, suicide is contagious.”
Suzanne Young, The Program

Thalia Chaltas
“I got an A on the third quiz in American history,
an A,
Last time I got a B
up from a C
and my father said,
"if you can get a C
you can get a B,
if you can get a B
you can get an A."-
I got an A
and my father said,
"grades don't mean anything.”
Thalia Chaltas, Because I Am Furniture

J.K. Rowling
“No - no - no!" someone was shouting. "No! Fred! No!"

And Percy was shaking his brother, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred's eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Antonia Michaelis
“And the snow that fell onto the roof in winter... it fell softly... softly... and it covered the house, the armchair, the books, the children's voices. It covered Anna and Abel, covered their parallel world, and everything was finally, very, very quiet.”
Antonia Michaelis, The Storyteller

Daniel Willey
“I can’t think of anything more disheartening than living a life without a clear purpose.”
Daniel Willey

Chang-rae Lee
“...whether the people are happy or not in their lives, they have learned to keep steadily moving, moving all the time.”
Chang Rae Lee, Gesture Life

Charles Bukowski
“why don't we go back out there and tell them what happened?

because nothing happened except that everybody has been driven insane and stupid by life. in this society there are only two things that count: don't be caught without money and don't get caught high on any kind of high.

(Night Streets of Madness)”
Charles Bukowski, Tales of Ordinary Madness

Felicia Day
“Quite frankly, every single day that I do something creative, and show it to people, I'm nervous. Even this video, I'm like, 'You're too earnest, it's not funny enough, nobody likes you.' Um, well, I gotta do it, because unless I say something about the world I don't know if it's worth gettin' up in the morning.
...Was that depressing, or inspirational?”
Felicia Day

Nick Cave
“It's a wonderful life if you can find it.”
Nick Cave, Complete Lyrics

Douglas Coupland
“Hasn't it been a long time since you had a flying dream?”
Douglas Coupland, JPod

“Pero, en general, la humanidad me pareció siempre detestable. No tengo inconvenientes en manifestar que a veces me impedía comer en todo el día o me impedía pintar durante una semana el haber observado un rasgo; es increíble hasta qué punto la codicia, la envidia, la petulancia, la grosería, la avidez y, en general, todo ese conjunto de atributos que forman la condición humana pueden verse en una cara, en una manera de caminar, en una mirada. Me parece natural que después de un encuentro así uno no tenga ganas de comer, de pintar, ni aun de vivir.”
Ernesto Sabato, El túnel

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