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There's a book that's critical to understanding anxiety, a 17th-century book, 'The Anatomy of Melancholy,' by Robert Burton. I wanted to write something like that.
A lot of people say I wouldn't have a down day, but you look at the music and there's real melancholy.
A lot of the time there is a lot of melancholy in the lyrics.
Cities produce in me melancholy or a tension I don't need.
That's one thing about fashion that you really shouldn't be-you can't be melancholy in fashion because people don't respond to it.
It is better, however, for his own reputation that the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks.
My earlier poems were sadder than my poems are today, perhaps because I wrote them in confusion or when I was unhappy. But I am not a melancholy person, quite the contrary, no one enjoys laughing more than I do.
Well, the musicals give emphasis to love, longing, melancholy, sadness. All of that is always there.
'American Graffiti' stayed in my mind, but I don't think to this day I've done a film that captured that same level of melancholy. It was so well done. Talking about it has given me the idea I might try harder to make that melancholy film!
Diabetes is caused by melancholy.
There's a lot of melancholy in my tracks.
Richard D. James
There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better.
I'm always drawn to melancholy personalities.
There is the melancholy of Europe. There is the romantic malaise. Feeling sad is almost a form of deepness.
I think melancholy is part of the natural condition, you know. Anyway, I think it's the artist's function to have their melancholy and not hide it, you see.
I have a tremendous battle with melancholy and depression.
It's true, there's a lot of melancholy in my music. I don't know why, I'm not a melancholy person. I've always been drawn to it. Ever since I was a kid, if I had an album I would play the ballads on repeat.
Sometimes when you write something on the page, it can seem very funny, but when you act it out - and this happens to me a lot, actually - the melancholy of the situation becomes more front and center.
The more melancholy side of my literary personality is much in tune with BS Johnson's.
Purcell is a composer who had a formative influence on British music - even The Who now cite him as an influence. There's an intense, dirty harmony, but there's a Louis XIV kind of elan and style, too. He had the melancholy DNA of our national folk heritage.
I'm not writing just about melancholy stuff anymore, I made a point to cover a wide range of emotions.
No one would ever cast me as an aristocrat. I think the big thing about being an Irish artist is access to melancholy. Especially the American Irish. The availability of loss, some kind of pain, is an important part of who we are. I think my Irishness gave me that.
In applying this subject to the melancholy event, which has deprived this Diocese of its venerable Bishop, we presume not to compare him with the blessed Apostle, of whom we have been speaking.
Japanese horror films take the business of being frightening seriously. There is no attempt at postmodernism or humour. They are incredibly melancholy, with a strong emotional core, while remaining absolutely terrifying.
But the eighteenth century, on the whole, loathed melancholy.
John F. Kennedy
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