Depression is not often talked about, but it is something that affects our lives and our happiness in fundamental ways. We need to speak more about depression, about what it means, and about how it can be healed. By being open about it, we become more powerful against it. Everyone deals with depression at some point in life so it’s better to be ready to recognize it.
Top Depression Quotes
I will be stronger than my sadness.
The only cure I have ever known for fear and doubt and loneliness is an immense love of self.
Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.
It is okay to admit that your wounds are still open. That you are still healing. It takes time. It takes time.
Depression is being sad and not remembering why.
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.
You deserve roots that do not, even on their worst days, strangle you.
I don’t pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.
Choose everyday to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed and most of all worthy of love.
Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; Depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.
And all of a sudden I felt really tired. Like the world had drained me for everything that I had.
You will feel better than this, maybe not yet, but you will. You just keep living until you are alive again.
It is okay to still be putting yourself together.
He isn’t coming back, whispered my head. He has to, sobbed by heart.
Do not ever let agony get comfortable beneath your skin.
Even strong hearts break.
The way you speak of yourself, the way you degrade yourself, into smallness is abuse.
Show me the most damaged parts of your soul, and I will show you how it still shines like gold.
Sometimes I get so sad. So sad that I completely shut down. I stare blankly at the wall and it doesn’t matter what you say to me. Because in that moment. I don’t exist.
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
You have sadness living in places sadness shouldn’t live.
It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness.
But if you’re broken, you don’t have to stay broken.
And sometimes letting go is the only option sometimes saving yourself is the only way.
The only thing exhausting than being depressed is pretending you’re not.
I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me.
She was just another broken doll, dreaming of a boy with glue.
Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die.
It felt like you threw me so far from myself I’ve been trying to find my way back ever since.
She knew she was really sad, when she stopped loving the things she loved.
People aren’t born sad; we make them that way.
She wasn’t sad anymore, she was numb, and numb, she knew, was somehow worse.
What is depression like? It’s like drowning, except you can see everyone around you breathing.
That’s how depression hits. You wake up one morning, afraid that you’re gonna live.
Promises are weapon; Please only wield them when you need, For just a touch of one left broken. Is all it takes to make you bleed.
Depression is melancholy minus its charms.
In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression.
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.
It felt like this was never going to end. The world wasn’t going to stop crashing down until there was nothing left of me but dust.
I’m sorry that you’re dealing with a heart the you didn’t break. Hopelessly apologetic
Falling for you was more like drowning; the further I sank, the more it hurt, until the pressure crushed me entirely.
Depression is being sad and not remembering why.
Depression and I are old friends but I do not court his company.
Her eyes gave her away, there was a drowning girl behind that smile.
The monsters were never in my bed. Because the monsters were inside my head.
It’s a bit like walking down a long dark corridor, never knowing when the light will go on.
Sometimes, I think I’d be better off without me.
Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore
I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better.
Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.
Popular Depression Quotes
You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it. – Albert Ellis
Depression is the inability to construct a future. – Rollo May
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself. – Pythagoras
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. – Laurell K. Hamilton
Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. – Stephen Fry
That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful. – Elizabeth Wurtzel
I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does. – Henry Rollins
The sun stopped shining for me at 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
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
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
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. – Amit Ray
Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning. – Johan Huizinga
I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat. – Christopher Hitchens
That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward. – Ernest Hemingway
Through my own struggles with depression, I discovered that knowledge, therapy, medication and education can provide the strength to get through it in one piece. – Susan Polis Schutz
When I believe, I am crazy. When I don’t believe, I suffer psychotic depression. – Philip K. Dick
Depression is melancholy minus its charms – the animation, the fits. – Susan Sontag
If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying. – Matthew Quick
I want to help people with depression understand that there is hope, so that they can get the help they need to live rich, fulfilling lives. – Tom Bosley
Anything that instills a sense of hope will at least temporarily help treat depression. – Irving Kirsch
Depression, for me, wasn’t a dulling but a sharpening, an intensifying, as though I had been living my life in a shell, and now the shell wasn’t there. It was total exposure. – Matt Haig
I think most human beings go through some sort of depression in their life. And if they don’t, I think that’s weird. – Kirsten Dunst
My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle. – Patty Duke
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence. – Jeanette Winterson
Depression and anxiety can’t fit in your head if you’re cultivating feelings of joy and inspiration. – Austin Butler
Creative people are more prone to depression. – Adam Ant
Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm. – Murray Gell-Mann
I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. – Dwayne Johnson
A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people. – Lilly Singh
Depression, suffering, and anger are all part of being human. – Janet Fitch
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
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