Andrew Solomon Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old andrew solomon quotes, andrew solomon sayings, and andrew solomon proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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.     

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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.     

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Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds.     

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A large proportion of my best friends are a little bit crazy...I try to be cautious with my friends who are too sane. Depression is itself destructive, and it breeds destructive impulses: I am easily disappointed in people who don't get it      

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You don't think in depression that you've put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you're seeing truly.     

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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.     

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A sense of humor is the best indicator that you will recover; it is often the best indicator that people will love you. Sustain that and you have hope.     

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Fixing is the illness model; acceptance is the identity model; which way any family goes reflects their assumptions and resources.     

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It is easy to keep secrets by being honest in an ironic tone of voice.     

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Your gender identity is who you are. Sexual identity is who you bounce that off of.     

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There is a great deal of sin that comes from homosexuals who believe their homosexuality is a sin.     

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There is so much pain in the world, and most of these people keep theirs secret, rolling through agonizing lives in invisible wheelchairs, dressed in invisible bodycasts.     

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You can exorcise the demons of schizophrenics who perceive that there's something foreign inside them. But it's much harder with depressed people because we believe we are seeing the truth. But the truth lies.     

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We cannot bear a pointless torment, but we can endure great pain if we believe that it's purposeful.      

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We must love them for themselves, and not for the best of ourselves in them, and that is a great deal harder to do. Loving our own children is an exercise for the imagination.     

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The Parental predisposition to love prevails in the most harrowing of circumstances.      

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You need to take the traumas and make them part of who you've come to be, and you need to fold the worst events of your life into a narrative of triumph, evincing a better self in response to things that hurt.     

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