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Andrew Solomon

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Total Quotes : 64
Proposal Based Donald

Britain's withdrawal from the E.U., like Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, is based on a false belief in self-reliance.

- Andrew Solomon

Hope Own Prisoners

A great hope gets crushed every time someone reminds us that happiness can be neither assumed nor earned; that we are all prisoners of our own flawed brains; that the ultimate aloneness in each of us is, finally, inviolable.

- Andrew Solomon

Lucky Forged Remains

Gay rights are not primarily marriage rights, and for the millions who live in unaccepting places with no resources, dignity remains elusive. I am lucky to have forged meaning and built identity, but that's still a rare privilege. And gay people deserve more, collectively, than the crumbs of justice.

- Andrew Solomon

Identity Meaning World

Forging meaning is about changing yourself. Building identity is about changing the world.

- Andrew Solomon

Doing I Remember Breakdown

A breakdown involves getting to the point at which your mental state prevents you from doing the normal things of your everyday life. I remember from my own experience that I was completely ambushed by mine.

- Andrew Solomon

Strength Weakness Dealing

Dealing with depression effectively is a mark not of weakness, but of strength.

- Andrew Solomon

England Literacy Some

I like the relative literacy of at least some of England. I mean, I didn't come for the food or the weather!

- Andrew Solomon

Anxiety Six Phase

The anxiety phase of my first depression lasted six months. It was incredibly paralyzing.

- Andrew Solomon

Means Idea Journalistic

I am not a great believer in the idea that journalistic neutrality means you have to abandon the people you talk to.

- Andrew Solomon

Maturity Young Eager

Every stage of life longs for others. When one is young and eager, one aspires to maturity, and everyone older would like nothing better than to be young.

- Andrew Solomon

Worse Your About

Depression is so exhausting - it takes up so much of your time and energy - and silence about it, it really does make the depression worse.

- Andrew Solomon

Race Level Income

If you look at the language of illness, you can use it to describe race - you could experience race as an illness. You can experience income level, at many different levels, as a form of illness. You can experience age as an illness. I mean, it's all got an illness component.

- Andrew Solomon

Kid Constant Caught

As a little kid in the late 1960s, I was afraid of the world. Even if I didn't get caught in the draft that was sending American teenagers to Vietnam, there was always the possibility of a Soviet nuclear attack. I made constant escape plans and imagined a life going from port to port.

- Andrew Solomon

Father Our Fortunately

Fortunately for me, my mother loved travel. Our first non-beach family trip abroad - to England, France, and Switzerland - came when I was 11, and thereafter, we often tagged along on my father's European business trips.

- Andrew Solomon

Love Need Genetic

We need to acknowledge that families come in multiple shapes and sizes, that love is not a finite asset, and that caregiving involves more than a genetic imperative.

- Andrew Solomon

Understand Dealing Them

People who are different are constantly dealing with families who don't understand them.

- Andrew Solomon

I Think Distinction

I think that people are most comfortable when the world is orderly. I think there's the sense that when you begin questioning basic distinctions, such as the distinction between being male and being female, it represents a threat to the social order.

- Andrew Solomon

Values Your Child Separate

Parenting involves two separate activities. You have to change your child in that you need to educate your child and instill moral values in them. But you also need to celebrate your child for who he or she is and make them feel really good.

- Andrew Solomon

Which Attended Weird Thing

Writing 'The Noonday Demon' turned me into a professional depressive, which is a weird thing to be. A class at the university I attended assigns the book and invited me to be a guest lecturer.

- Andrew Solomon

Believe Nation Importance

I started traveling out of curiosity, but I have come to believe in travel's political importance, that encouraging a nation's citizenry to travel may be as important as encouraging school attendance, environmental conservation, or national thrift. You cannot understand the otherness of places you have not encountered.

- Andrew Solomon