Elizabeth Wurtzel

A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel on depression

That's the one thing I want to make clear about depression: It's got nothing at all to do with life. In the course of life, there is sadness and pain and sorrow, all of which, in their right time and season, are normal—unpleasant, but normal. Depression is in an altogether different zone because it involved a complete absence: absence of affect, absence of feeling, absence of response, absence of interest. The pain you feel in the course of a major clinical depression is an attempt on nature's part (nature, after all, abhors a vacuum) to fill up the empty space. But for all intents and purposes, the deeply depressed are just the walking, waking dead.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

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A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel on depression

That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

Contributed by: Charles

A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel on depression

There is a classic moment in The Sun Also Rises when someone asks Mike Campbell how he went bankrupt, and all he can say in response is, 'Gradually and then suddenly.' When someone asks how I lost my mind, that is all I can say too.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

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A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel

I start to get the feeling that something is really wrong. Like all the drugs put together...can no longer combat whatever it is that was wrong with me in the first place. I feel like a defective model, like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

Contributed by: Charles

A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel on depression

I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

Contributed by: Charles

A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel

...occasionally I wished I could walk through a picture window and have the sharp, broken shards slash me to ribbons so I would finally look like I felt

Elizabeth Wurtzel

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