“First love is unrequited ultimately because it’s so huge. It’s such an act of giving and it requires so much back that it can never be given back. It’s like an atom bomb. It’s like… It’s all the energy of who you are and who you want to be and what you love and what you hope to be explodes. It is impossible for a single… human being to offer that back to you in a mutual way.”
— Stephen Fry (via bornreadygeneration)
“There comes a time when the blankness of future is so extreme, it is such a black wall of nothingness: not even of bad things – it’s not like there’s a cave full of monsters that you’re afraid of entering the future . It is just nothingness – the neo as the French would say – la vide, the void. emptyiness….. and it is just horrible.”
— Stephen Fry (via blahff)
- Interviewer: Give us your best tip for overcoming depression.
- Stephen Fry: To regard it as being like the weather. It's not your responsibility that it's raining, but it is real when it rains, and the fact that it's raining does not mean that the rain is never going to stop. The only thing to do is to believe that, one day, it won't be raining and accept it so you can find a mental umbrella to shield yourself from the worst. The sun will eventually come up.
“Everyone has it in them to express themselves that fundamental thing that they know they are inside. That rather beautiful afraid person. Which might get translated into aggression, or silence, or shyness, or all kinds of other things. But inside we know that we are huggable and lovable, and we want to love and be loved. That person is yearning for fulfillment. To be the person they know they can be and that’s a constant journey; that’s a process. It’s not acquiring about this thing and then that thing, getting to this place, learning this technique, and finding out how this works. It’s about the fact that other people are always more interesting than oneself. Let’s forget what successful people have in common, if there’s a thing unsuccessful people have in common it’s that they talk about themselves all the time.”
— Stephen Fry (What I Wish I’d Known When I Was 18)
“In the same way that one has to accept the weather, so one has to accept how one feels about life sometimes. “Today’s a crap day,” is a perfectly realistic approach. It’s all about finding a kind of mental umbrella. “Hey-ho, it’s raining inside: it isn’t my fault and there’s nothing I can do about it, but sit it out. But the sun may well come out tomorrow and when it does, I shall take full advantage.””
It feels kind of sad, but sometimes when I can’t get my brain in order, I just read this letter from Stephen Fry.
It really does help, though that shouldn’t be surprising, because we have the same diagnosis. It makes sense that the things he says in regards to moods and feelings would work for me, because our brains work in the same basic sort of way.
I will always reblog this. So good.
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