150+ Depression Quotes to help you cope with it

Depression (severe depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects your feelings, the way you think and the way you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes sad feelings and / or a loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and it can reduce the person’s ability to function at work and at home. Coping up with depression is something needs to be addressed and so we bring you some hundred quotes to fight your depression. This is the compilation of the best depression quotes to help you tackle depression.

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150+ Depression Quotes to help you cope with it

It’s hard to answer the question What’s wrong? when nothing’s right.

I hate this feeling. Like I’m here, but I’m not. Like someone cares. But they don’t. Like I belong somewhere else, anywhere but here.

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.

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

Depression makes you isolated. It’s very hard to think of other people when you’re wrapped in a prickly blanket of sadness and all you can think about is your own pain.

You don’t understand depression until you can’t stand your own presence in an empty room.

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

“There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.” — Fred Rogers

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.

“I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.” — Christopher Hitchens

“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

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.

Love your future more than your past.” — Joe Dispenza

150+ Depression Quotes to help you cope with it

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

“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced… It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” — J.K. Rowling

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

“Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.” — Janet Fitch

“Things like depression and obesity are global challenges.” — Jane McGonigal

“We cannot simply sit and stare at our wounds forever. We must stand up and move on to the next action.” — Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

I wish I could go back to a time when I could smile and it didn’t take everything in me to do it.

“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 doesn’t take away your talents–it just makes them harder to find.” — Lady Gaga

“Whereas pain is a physical experience, suffering is a mental one. It is the sense that things should be other than they are. Its antidote is acceptance.” — Wu Hsin

Atticus depression quote “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is”

“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 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, We Are the Ants

150+ Depression Quotes to help you cope with it

 “Every thought a person dwells upon, whether he expresses it or not, either damages or improves his life.” — Lucy Mallory

“This is my depressed stance. When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference 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 Shultz

“Choose everyday to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed and most of all worthy of love.” — Alison Malee

I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could was whisper I’m fine.

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

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My body and heart weren’t made for this. I’m tired of being tired and I’m tired of being sad.

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” — William Gibson

“Depression is being sad and not remembering why.” — Atticus

The silence depressed me. It wasn’t the silence of silence. It was my own silence.

Every thought is a battle. Every breath is a war, and I don’t think I’m winning anymore.

“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

“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

150+ Depression Quotes to help you cope with it

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

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

“Only stepping out of old ruts will bring new insights.” — Andy Grove

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

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

“No darkness lasts forever. And even there, there are stars.” — Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

I have depression. But I prefer to say I battle depression instead of I suffer with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.

Janet Fitch quote “Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human”

Jean-Paul Sartre quote “Life begins on the other side of despair”

“I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life. I just want these kids to know that this modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected…that’s not human.” — Lady Gaga

“The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls.” — Carrie Fisher

“Depression is rage spread thin.” — George Santayana

And something inside me just…broke…That’s the only way I could describe it.

150+ Depression Quotes to help you cope with it

 “Frustrations come because we impose our illusions on reality.” — Osho

“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Do not become bitter or hostile. Be hopeful, be optimistic.” — John Lewis

“With depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

I’m the type of girl who smiles to make everyone’s day. Even though I’m dying on the inside.

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

Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.” — Jeanette Winterson

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

“I tend to get pretty depressed and I have some issues with anxiety and things like that … For me, it’s more psychological. Exercise is a means of expelling those demons.” — Ryan Reynolds

“I was only able to start changing my life when I realized my depression was not a malfunction. It’s a signal. Your depression is a signal. It’s telling you something.” — Johann Hari

She hurts and she cries. But you can’t see the depression in her eyes. Because she just smiles…

“Depression and I are old friends but I do not court his company.” — Laura K. Rhodes

“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 Poli Schultz

150+ Depression Quotes to help you cope with it

 “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

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” — Eckhart Tolle

“Our generation has had no great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.” — Chuck Palahniuk

“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

You look happy, but you don’t feel happy. That’s what depression does to you.

You didn’t come this far, to only get this far.

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

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

“It is okay to have depression, it is okay to have anxiety and it is okay to have an adjustment disorder. We need to improve the conversation. We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health.” — Prince Harry

“The opposite of play is not work — the opposite of play is depression.” — Stuart Brown

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

“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

150+ Depression Quotes to help you cope with it

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

“Many depressed people can only see their pains, and their hurts, and their resentments, and their failures. They can’t see the blue sky and the yellow leaves, you know?” — Bill Richards

“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, Cloud Atlas

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

When depression takes over and I can’t push through it, I have to close my door and shut the world out. It’s the only way I know how to survive.

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.

I feel so disconnected from the world, and I feel like no one even notices me or cares about me anymore.

“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

It feels like everyone else is moving on with their lives while I am stuck here, in this hole that I can’t climb out of.

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

You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found.

“Clinically speaking, depression is a pessimistic sense of your own capabilities, and despondent lack of energy.” — Jane McGonigal

Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad and all the butterflies have broken wings.


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