Depression Quotes | Best Motivational Quotes For Depression

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

Hello friends, are you search Depression Quotes? ok No problem, this article is perfect for you. Because in this article we collect and publish 500+ most popular motivational quotes for depression. A mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. Thus 500+ Depression Quotes inspire you to remove your depression. So read and share with others.

500+ Best Depression Quotes

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. — Richard L. Evans


Once you choose hope, anything is possible. — Christopher Reeve

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

When a depressed person shrinks away from your touch it does not mean she is rejecting you. Rather, she is protecting you from the foul, destructive evil which she believes is the essence of her being and which she believes can injure you. – Dorothy Rowe


A positive friend gives you power over your circumstances, instead of your negativity having power over you.  – Joyce Meyer


Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well. – Elizabeth Gilbert


Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is. – Atticus


Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication. – Andrew Weil


There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. ― Laurell K. Hamilton

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me.  —Susan Polis Schutz


I will be stronger than my sadness. – Warga


Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say My heart is broken.  – C.S. Lewis


It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours. – Harry S Truman


I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. — Dwayne Johnson


Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

If you feel depressed you shouldn’t go out on the street because it will show on your face and you’ll give it to others. Misery is a communicable disease. – Martha Graham


I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they’ve had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering. – Kay Redfield Jamison


Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.  – Elizabeth Wintzel


The difference between baby blues and postnatal depression. – Dr. Malie Coyne


Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves. – Herbert Hoover


There are times when explanations, no matter how reasonable, just don’t seem to help. – Fred Rogers

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.  – Marion Cotillard


It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling—that really hollowed-out feeling. —J.K. Rowling


What they don’t tell you about depression is that sometimes it feels a lot less like sadness and a lot more like the emotional equivalent of watching paint dry.  —Alexis


I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare. ― Ned Vizzini


There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.  — John Green


The character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved— Helen Keller

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

Sometimes all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart. – William C. Hannan


You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it. –Albert Ellis


Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting. – Siri Hustvedt


Depression exists without you knowing it, even denying it. It is not an illusion. You don’t even know you’re in it. It takes a while before you realize it. – Ann Marie Aguilar


Depression has been called the world’s number one public health problem. In fact, depression is so widespread it is considered the common cold of psychiatric disturbances. But there is a grim difference between depression and a cold. Depression can kill you. – David D. Burns


I’ll never forget how depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. – Henry Rollins

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl. — Stephan Hoeller


The only cure I have ever known for fear and doubt and loneliness is an immense love of self. – ALISON MALEE


It’s my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.” – Jennifer Niven


The pupil dilates in darkness and the end, finds the light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune, and the end finds God.  – Victor Hugo


You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.  ― David Mitchell


Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different. ― J.K. Rowling

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

People with depression have something very valuable to teach us… how to live when it doesn’t ever feel good. – Kay Warren


If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days. – Kris Carr


Depression is the inability to construct a future. – Rollo May


During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one. – Jerry Stiller


There is no person in this whole world who is a mistake, no matter how different that person may seem. – Fred Rogers


When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.  ― Fiona Apple

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me.  — Elizabeth Wurtzel


In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known—no wonder, then, that I return the love. — Søren Kierkegaard


Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. ― John Green


Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’. — Viktor E. Frankl


Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy. — Matt Lucas


It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook.  – James Keller


Studies show… Intelligent girls are more depressed. – Emilie Autumn

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch. – Matt Haig


In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression. Dr. Sterling was right about that. I loved it because I thought it was all I had. I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony. – Elizabeth Wurtzel


The bravest thing I have ever done was continuing to live when I wanted to die. – Juliette Lewis


Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. — Fyodor Dostoevsky


Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer. – Dorothy Rowe


The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows… – David Foster Hollace

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold – with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.  – Barbara Kingsolver


Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do. ― Stephen Fry


If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking. ― Elizabeth Wurtzel


It’s like being in a glass elevator in the middle of a crowded mall; you see everything and would love to join in, but the door won’t open so you can’t. – Lisa Moore Sherman


But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience, etc. – Bob Geldof


Mental illness lives all around us every day. I’ve seen it in other family members, I’ve seen it in friends, and I’ve dealt with it myself with my own postpartum depression. – Rachel Hollis


Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth. – Bo Burnham

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

It is easy to be heavy: hard to be light. – G.K. Chesterton


One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly, one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy. ― Aristotle


The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not. —Anonymous


Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. — Chuck Palahniuk


That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. ― Elizabeth Wurtzel


Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.— Jacques Prevert


Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. — Madeleine L’Engle

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

I’m what you call a Depression sailor.  – Ernest Borgnine


If I can’t feel if I can’t move, if I can’t think, and I can’t care, then what conceivable point is there in living? – Kay Redfield Jamison


What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside. – Jasmine Warga


You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle. – Julian Seifter


Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself. — Emily Dotterer


If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.  — Fred Rogers


It is okay to admit that your wounds are still open. That you are still healing. It takes time. It takes time. -Alison Malee

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

I don’t want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can’t even see it, something that’s drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead. – Margaret Atwood


All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously. – Tom Robbins


People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness. — Dan Reynolds


Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. ― Philip K. Dick


Depression is like being in a totally round room and looking for a corner to sit in.  – Laura Sloate


At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness.  – Dorothy Hamill


Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions. – Miriam Toews

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

You know, my Grandpop Finnegan used to have an expression: he used to say, ‘Joey, the guy in Olyphant’s out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law’s out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression. – Joe Biden


No darkness lasts forever. And even there, there are stars. – Ursula K. Le Guin


I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colors and shades I knew existed. ― Katie McGarry


The broken will always be able to love harder than most because once you’ve been in the dark, you learn to appreciate everything that shines. —Anonymous


My mental health problems are real and they are valid. I will not judge myself for the bad days when I can barely get out of bed. I will not make myself feel worse because someone else appears to be handling their mental illness better than I am handling mine. Recovery is not a competition. — Matt Joseph Diaz


Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul? ― John Keats


Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. — Will Rogers


There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind. — C. S. Lewis

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

Many people think that depression is something you just have to live with when you get older, but it’s not.  – Tom Bosley


Almost everyone is overconfident- – except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists. – Joseph T. Hallinan


Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore. – J.K. Rowling


A thickening of the brain cortex associated with regular meditation or other spiritual or religious practice could be the reason those activities guard against depression – particularly in people who are predisposed to the disease… – Lisa Miller


Depression is like having something heavy sitting on your head all the time. — Megan Heasley Cutter


What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. — Richard Bach


Depression is being sad and not remembering why. – Atticus

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. – Mother Teresa


I’m happy; I would say that I’m one of the happiest people I know, but I’ve certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression, and heartache and those are the kinds of things that are interesting to me to write about. – Richard Marx


I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?  – Billie Eilish


Depression is melancholy minus its charms.  ― Susan Sontag


Depression is like falling so deep down the rabbit hole you forget what the sky looks like. – Robin Brodsky Curtin


The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.  – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward. – Ernest Hemingway


We know you’re tired, tired and scared. Happens to everyone, okay? Just don’t let your feet stop. -Haruki Murakami

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be. ― Jasmine Warga


I am in that temper that if I were underwater I would scarcely kick to come to the top. —John Keats


To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it’s mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I’m glad I did. It ain’t about the ass, it’s about the brain.  —Lena Dunham


Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. ― Dodie Smith


In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. — Albert Camus


Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.  — Greenville Kleisser


Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.  – Swami Sivananda


Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts. – Penelope Sweet

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. –  Ned Vizzini


Happiness is only real when shared. – Jon Krakauerm


Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living. – Jo Nesbo


Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.  —Thich Nhat Hanh


Pause your life if you need to, care for yourself lovingly, do not ignore your rest, slow down so you can take a deep breath. – Yung Pueblo


Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood.  – Jasmine Warga


A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people. — Lilly Singh


Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find the meaning or don’t find meaning but ‘steal’ some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be. — Albert Camus

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven. – Henry Ward Beecher


Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.  – Rob Delaney


I’ve got a bad case of the 3:00 am guilts – you know, when you lie in bed awake and replay all those things you didn’t do right? Because, as we all know, nothing solves insomnia like a nice warm glass of regret, depression and self-loathing. – D.D. Barant


If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come. – Franklin D. Roosevelt


A depressing and difficult passage has prefaced every page I have turned in life. – Charlotte Brontë


Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself. – Pythagoras


If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. —Stephen Fry

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

This is my depressed stance. When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference in how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this. — Charles M. Schulz


That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful. ― Elizabeth Wurtzel


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. — Confucius


It always seems impossible until it’s done.  – Nelson Mandela


Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm. -Murray Gell Mann


Cause I swear that I’m dying, slowly but its happening. – Conor Oberst


You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. – Margaret Thatcher


Depression is frustrating. It’s knowing there’s so much to be grateful for and happy about and to enjoy, but you just can’t get there. – Allie Griffin

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.  —Leonard Cohen


You deserve roots that do not, even on their worst days, strangle you. – Alison Malee


I can’t eat, and I can’t sleep. I’m not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know. – Ned Vizzini


Depression, for me, has been a couple of different things – but the first time I felt it, I felt helpless, hopeless, and things I had never felt before. I lost myself and my will to live. — Ginger Zee


The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true. — James Branch Cabell


No one is depressed when they’re being chased by a bear. – Adam Carolla


To get rid of depression, I swim with dolphins. – Patti Stanger


So you try to think of someone else you’re mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone. – Ellen Hopkins

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

Oh, sure, we have another world war coming, and another great depression, but where are the leaders this time? – Kurt Vonnegut


Depression lies. It tells you you’ve always felt this way, and you always will. But you haven’t, and you won’t. – Halley Cornell


You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.  – Gilbert Baker


If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. — Lao Tzu


The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever.  — Nina LaCour


I don’t want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just want out. I’ve had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted. ― Elizabeth Wurtzel


I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive. — Frida Kahlo


Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Francis of Assisi

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

Creative people are more prone to depression. – Adam Ant


You start with darkness to move through, but sometimes the darkness moves through you. – Dean Young


The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. —Tenzin Gyatso


I don’t pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for me many times and began again in the morning. – Nayyirah Waheed


As a person who suffers from depression, there are days when the enormity of it, feels like it defines you. But remember you are so much more than an illness. Don’t give up on yourself. Be kind be well. – Bob Morley


Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.  – Janet Fitch


When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling. — Yann Martel


There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy. – Dante

Depression Quotes
Depression Quotes

Depression isn’t about, ‘Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other’, it’s like having the worst flu all day that you just can’t kick. – Robbie Williams


I’m not grateful for depression, but it honestly made me work harder and gave me the drive that I have to succeed and to make it work.  – Lili Reinhart


Great Depression and money was always a very big concern. I was weaned on a shortage mentality and placed in foster homes largely because there simply wasn’t enough money to take care of the most basic of needs. – Wayne Dyer


No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever. The storm is just passing over. – Iyanla Vanzant


The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first, you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering… ― Goldie Hawn


Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It’s just too much for them. ― Phoebe Stone


Suffering has been stronger than all other teachings and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape. – Charles Dickens

 Read More: Confidence Quotes

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible! – Audrey Hepburn


I find nothing more depressing than optimism. – Paul Fussell


People lose their enthusiasm and disengage for a variety of reasons. It can be due to boredom, disinterest, rejection, apathy, overwhelm, or exhaustion. Once a person begins to disengage, the tendency can bleed over into other areas of their life and disconnect them from what would actually bring them joy. ― Susan C. Young


Choose every day to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love. – Alison Malee


It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like. – Nick Hornby


I couldn’t be with people and I didn’t want to be alone. Suddenly my perspective whooshed and I was far out in space, watching the world. I could see millions and millions of people, all slotted into their lives; then I could see me—I’d lost my place in the universe. It had closed up and there was nowhere for me to be. I was more lost than I had known it was possible for any human being to be. ― Marian Keyes


Very jaded and tired and depressed and cross…Must fill my mind with air and light and walk and blanket it in fog. — Virginia Woolf


If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself. – Dr. Rollo May


I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn’t one I’ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it’s worth it. – Elizabeth Wurtzel


Only those with skin as thick as elephant hide can hope to sail through their teens unscathed by self-doubt and bouts of depression. – Mariella Frostrup


Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary. – Dolly Parton


The more you see and accept reality, the more you’ll understand and love yourself. – Maxime Lagacé


If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. ― Amit Ray


Anger, resentment and jealousy don’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours. ― Shannon Alder


It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.  — Grantland Rice


It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.   – Aristotle


I can feel the hurt. There’s something good about it. Mostly it makes me stop remembering. – Albert Borris


Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river–and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you. ― Alysha Speer


Grief is a depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance. – Andrew Solomon


I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me, you would.  – Elizabeth Wurtzel


Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.  ― Jasmine Warga


Have you ever been so melancholy, that you wanted to fit in the palm of your beloved’s hand? And lie there, for fortnights, or decades, or the length of time between stars? In complete silence? — Sarah Ruhl


Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient. Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth. – Peter Damian


Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That’s applicable to any kind of depression. – Judy Collins


Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows to cry, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer.  – Kripalvanandji


Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools. – J. K. Rowling


There are some things about myself I can’t explain to anyone. There are some things I don’t understand at all.  – Haruki Murakami


Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. ― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer


Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine. ― Charlotte Brontë


I’ve certainly had periods when I felt like life was winning and I was losing, so I think everybody can relate to that quandary—the temptation to give in, to give up, and then what It takes to keep going.  —Malcolm Gets


Change your thoughts and you change the world.  – Norman Peale


If you know people who are suicidal, or if you know people who are bipolar, depressed, have panic attack disorder, just be there for them. They’re going through something that’s very, very hard. – Eric Millegan


People aren’t born sad; we make them that way. – Nikita Gill


He isn’t coming back, whispered my head. He has to, sobbed by heart. – Rupi Kaur


I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment, and sorrow, just to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair; I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, to experience grace. – Hermann Hesse


It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them, I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.  ― Stephen Fry


I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim. — Frida Kahlo


If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling. – Dr. R. W. Shepherd


The deepest fear we have, ‘the fear beneath all fears,’ is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It’s this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life.  – Tullian Tchividjian


I did not throw out my education lightly, but what I was being taught was of no use in explaining what I saw around me. It was the Great Depression. – Paul Samuelson


Depression is, in part, grief for your own life not turning out how it should; grief for your own needs not being met. –  Johann Hari


A melancholy-looking man, he had the appearance of one who has searched for the leak in life’s gas-pipe with a lighted candle.  ― P.G. Wodehouse


I feel like a defective model like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out. ― Elizabeth Wurtzel


Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others. — Parker Palmer


Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you will start having positive results.  – Willie Nelson


Sadness misses happiness not here; depression discounts happiness that is. – Alan Robert Neal


She wasn’t sad anymore, she was numb, and numb, she knew, was somehow worse. – Atticus


Do not ever let agony get comfortable beneath your skin. – F.D. Soul


If you desire to heal, let yourself fall ill, let yourself fall ill.  – Jalaluddin Rumi


I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for a minute.  — Marilyn Monroe


Need a whole new syntax for fatigue on days like this. — David Foster Wallace


A new study found that people who are depressed have a greater risk of stroke. Well, that should cheer them up. – Jay Leno


I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I’m so depressed, or life is terrible. – Tony Curtis


When I was born, the economy wasn’t in a great state; it was the Depression, and my father had to be quick to try and find work. – Clint Eastwood


Love your future more than your past. – Joe Dispenza


You’re frightened, and you’re frightening, and you’re “not at all like yourself but will be soon, but you know you won’t. ― Kay Redfield Jamison


If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn’t spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say. ― Gail Honeyman


Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, but you also have an obligation to be one.  — Eleanor Roosevelt


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.  – Albert Einstein


Bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, black dog, whatever you want to call it, is inherent in our society. It’s a product of stress and in my case over-work. – Adam Ant


Tears are words that need to be written. – Paulo Coelho


Even strong hearts break. – R.H. SIN


Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.  – Dick Cavett


I don’t want to do anything. I don’t even want to start this day because then I’ll just be expected to finish it.  ― Rainbow Rowell


It was against my principles and all, but I was feeling so depressed I didn’t even think. That’s the whole trouble. When you’re feeling very depressed, you can’t even think.  — J.D. Salinger


When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking. – Elayne Boosler


I have had issues with depression all my life, and it’s probably true to say there was a tendency towards it even when I was very young, during my schooldays. There was often – and this is quite common with comics – a sense of not feeling as if I belonged anywhere.  – Jack Dee


Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement. – Joyce Meyer


The shadows are as important as the light. – Charlotte Brontë


I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?  ― Laurie Halse Anderson


If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul. ― Clifford Odets


I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason, every event has a why and all adversity teaches us a lesson… Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is. –  Robin Sharma


We learn from failure, not from success.  – Bram Stoker


There are scientists all around the world looking for the genes responsible for bipolar illness and major depression. – Kay Redfield Jamison


Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. – Kahlil Gibran


The way you speak of yourself, the way you degrade yourself, into smallness is abuse. – Rupi Kaur


It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitably lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. This act has been encouraged for centuries and is accepted even now as an important reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your mind.  – Emilie Autumn


Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.  ― Shaun David Hutchinson


Tonight, once more, life sinks its teeth into my heart.  — Simone de Beauvoir


The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. – Jim Rohn


I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair. –  Ji Hae Park


Depression is rage spread thin.  – George Santayana


Winter always comes to an end, always. – Maxime Lagacé


If there is no struggle, there is no progress. — Fredrick Douglas


In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on. – Robert Frost


Happiness does not depend upon who you are or what you have. It depends solely upon what you think.  – Dale Carnegie


To keep my mind occupied when I can’t sleep. Some people count sheep. I self-loathe. – Rainbow Rowell


Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Show me the most damaged parts of your soul, and I will show you how it still shines like gold. – Nikita Gill


Even when I try to stir myself up, I get irritated because I can’t make anything come out. And in the middle of the night, I lie here thinking about all this. If I don’t get back on track somehow, I’m dead, that’s the sense I get. There isn’t a single strong emotion inside me. – Banana Yoshimoto


I am terrified by this dark thing That sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity. ― Sylvia Plath


Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.  ― Oscar Wilde


You need self-confidence and determination: feeling depressed and losing hope will never really help to correct any situation.  – Dalai Lama


The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape. – Leonard Cohen


Life begins on the other side of despair. – Jean-Paul Sartre


Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.  – Lemony Snicket


It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. — Maya Angelou


The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. – William James


I have a thousand reasons to die and many millions of tears to cry. – Draconian


You have sadness living in places sadness shouldn’t live. – Rupi Kaur


Killing oneself is, anyway, a misnomer. We don’t kill ourselves. We are defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive. When somebody dies after a long illness, people are apt to say, with a note of approval, He fought so hard. And they are inclined to think, about a suicide, that no fight was involved, that somebody gave up. This is entirely wrong.  – Sally Brampton


Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though.  ― Jeffrey Eugenides


I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are evil. — J.R.R. Tolkien


It’s a bit like walking down a long, dark corridor never knowing when the light will go on. – Neil Lennon


Anger is energizing. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward. – Gloria Steinem


All obstacles that are perceived with love can transform into the greatest life lessons. – Gabby Bernstein


Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.  — Albus Dumbledore


When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future. — Bernard Meltzer


The secret of getting ahead is getting started.  – Mark Twain


I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying. – Charlie Chaplin


But if you’re broken, you don’t have to stay broken. – Selena Gomez


Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.  ― Charlotte Eriksson


Once you’re grown up you can’t come back. — Peter Pan


Having depression is like seeing a rainbow in grayscale. – Hazel Strickland


When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. – Ray Bradbury


Being deluded and scared will make you suffocate. Being honest with yourself and responsible will make you breathe. – Maxime Lagacé


The only journey is the journey within.  – Rainer Maria Rilke


Imagination has a great deal to do with winning. — Mike Krzyzewski


People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. – NORMAN VINCENT PEALE


You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. – Jonathan Safran Foer


All of the love in the world doesn’t seem to matter, if it isn’t the kind you want, from the person you need. – Jessica Katoff


If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling. ― Tamara Ireland Stone


You handle depression in much the same way you handle a tiger.  – R. W. Shepherd


I’m the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him. – HERBERT HOOVER


There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering.  –  Alan Watts


Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.  — Pastor Rick Warren


In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. – Lee Iacocca


If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life. – Abraham H. Maslow


Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. – Kahlil Gibran


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here