"Depressions happen once every five years – like the pox."
"My marriage ended because I'd had two, three, four, five nervous breakdowns. 'The Goon Show' did it. That's why they were so good."
"Depression has always figured in my life, but now I'm dealing with it." (2006)
"I remember buying champagne and the next thing I woke up in hospital [the Priory]."
"I was just in a pool of despair and mania."
"It wasn't about depression. I couldn't stop having ideas. It was just pouring out of me."
"It doesn't make you want to kill yourself – you just don't want to be."
"There's no doubt that I have extremes of mood."
"It was certainly more than feeling a bit sad."
"That's where depression hits you most – your home life." (1996)Reuse content