Depression Quotes

110 Depression Quotes to let you know you are not alone

Depression is one of the most common and frequently heard words; but very few people come out of stigma and express their feelings when suffer from it. Depression affects more people than most think. Some of the famous personalities Dwayne Johnson, Lady Gaga, Michael Phelps,  Kristen Bell, J.K. Rowling, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Abraham Lincoln, and Ellen DeGeneres to name few have suffered with depression at some point of time in life. In this article we have curated depression quotes from such personalities to let you know that you are not alone. These depression quotes will remind you that this is something many people live with.

Depression Quotes

  1. “One, who sees ‘difficulties’ as ‘challenges‘, never falls into depression.” ~ Invajy

Depression Quotes

  1. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” ~ Atticus, Love Her Wild

Depressed Quotes

  1. You have to accept – ‘YES I have depression’ instead of denying; before you can learn to understand and alter its hold over your mind.” ~ Invajy

Depression Quotes

  1. “Your daily routine, diet, and lifestyle changes may be a game changer in your depression recovery.” ~ Invajy

Depression Recovery Quotes

  1. “In depression, support creates hope. Recovery becomes a lot quicker, if someone let down a rope.” ~ Invajy

Depression Quotes

  1. “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.” ~ Anonymous

Quotes about Depression

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

Depression Quotes

  1. “Depression isn’t always dark rooms and crying endlessly. Sometimes, it is getting up, going to work, smiling and laughing all day to just come back home and sit quietly doing nothing till it’s time for bed.” ~ Anonymous

depression quotes

  1. “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

depression quotes

  1. “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, Imagine Dragons

Depressing Quotes

  1. “A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.” ~ Lilly Singh
  2. “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
  3. 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, The Problem of Pain
  4. “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
  5. “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, Prozac Nation
  6. “I want to take a nap. I am not tired or sleepy, I just don t want to be awake.” ~ Anonymous
  7. “I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.” ~ Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “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

Quotes about Depression

  1. “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, The Bean Trees
  2. Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.” ~ Elizabeth Wintzel
  3. “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
  4. “Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.” ~ Janet Fitch
  5. “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
  6.  “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
  7. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss
  8. “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, Anybody Out There?
  9. “I didn’t want my picture taken because I was going to cry. I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I’d cry for a week. I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full.” ~ Sylvia Plath
  10. “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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Depressed Quotes

  1. “Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. But the realism is merely a mask for depression’s actual essence, which is an overwhelming estrangement from humanity. The more persuaded you are of your unique access to the rottenness, the more afraid you become of engaging with the world; and the less you engage with the world, the more perfidiously happy-faced the rest of humanity seems for continuing to engage with it.” ~ Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone
  2. “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. ” ~ Lena Dunham
  3. “When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” ~ Marion Cotillard
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” ~ Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes
  7. “The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.” ~ Anonymous
  8. “Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.” ~ Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story
  9. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” ~ Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
  10. “It’s my mission to share this with the world and to let them know that there is life on the other side of those dark times that seem so hopeless and helpless. I want to show the world that there is life — surprising, wonderful and unexpected life after diagnosis.” ~ Demi Lovato

Depression Quotes

  1. “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
  2.  “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, Moab Is My Washpot
  3. “When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people understood that.” ~ Anonymous
  4. “Depression is feeling like you’ve lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.” ~ Anonymous
  5. “People think depression is sadness. People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning just to go to bed again.” ~ Anonymous
  6. “Everyday is a second chance.” ~ Anonymous
  7. “I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
  8. “You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.” ~ Anonymous
  9. “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, Fangirl
  10. “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

Deep Depression Quotes

  1. “Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure, but no urge to be productive. It’s wanting friends, but hate socializing. It’s wanting to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely. It’s feeling everything at once then feeling paralyzingly numb.” ~ Anonymous
  2. “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
  3. “People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn’t help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people.” ~ Deepika Padukone
  4. “Whenever I have a good few months and I think I’ve gotten over the worst on my depression, it silently returns. This isn’t a battle I asked to fight. I’m tired of knowing it’s always coming back.” ~ Anonymous
  5. “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
  6. “The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.” ~ Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits
  7. “We repeat what we don’t repair” ~ Anonymous
  8. “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
  9. “Stop trying to calm the storm, calm yourself, the storm will pass.” ~ Anonymous
  10. “I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle.” ~ Prince Harry

Quotes for Depressed People

  1. “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, All the Bright Places
  2. “I disliked myself so intensely. It was just a mindset. I didn’t know how to love myself. I didn’t know how to love anybody.” ~ Anne Hathaway​
  3. “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, Dying Bites
  4. “Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.” ~ Jo Nesbo
  5. “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.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or: A Fragment of Life
  6. “You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” ~ Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes
  7. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” ~ Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor
  8. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” ~ Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl
  9. “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 M. Schulz
  10. “Depression is like a war—you either win or die trying.” ~ Anonymous

Quotes to Help with Depression

  1. “Even when I try to stir myself up, I just 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
  2. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ~ Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
  3. “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” ~ Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
  4. “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
  5. “I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.” ~ Sylvia Plath, Ariel
  6. “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, The Marriage Plot
  7. “Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.” ~ Kripalvanandji
  8. “One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.” ~ Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
  9. “I am fading away, and no one is noticing.”~ Anonymous
  10. “Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

Depression Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.” ~ Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word
  3. “Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud- falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I’m not the only thing that falls apart . It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.” ~ Lone Alaskan Gypsy
  4. “They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow, washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss.” ~ Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects
  5. “The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.” ~ Pete Wentz
  6. “Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.” ~ Miriam Toews, Swing Low
  7. “She was a free bird one minute: queen of the world and laughing. The next minute she would be in tears like a porcelain angel, about to teeter, fall and break. She never cried because she was afraid that something ‘would’ happen; she would cry because she feared something that could render the world more beautiful, ‘would not’ happen.” ~ Roman Payne, The Wanderess
  8. “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
  9. “Keeping a lot to myself, because it is hard to find someone who understands” ~ Anonymous
  10. “Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find.” ~ Lady Gaga

Depression Sad Quotes

  1. “In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.” ~ Judy Garland
  2. “Dead, but not allowed to die. Alive, but as good as dead.” ~ Suzanne Collins
  3. “Almost everyone is overconfident—except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists.” ~ Joseph T. Hallinan
  4. “I didn’t know why I was feeling anxious or what was wrong with me, when I would go into public and feeling like I could vomit. I didn’t know why I wanted to sit on a couch while I was supposedly becoming something that everyone was so excited for me.” ~ Goldie Hawn
  5. “It is that feeling when you are not necessarily sad, but just really empty” ~ Anonymous
  6. “Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me. You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you’ve been trying to play.” ~ Jim Carrey
  7. “I’m very available to depression. I can slip in and out of it quite easily. It started when my granddad died, when I was about 10, and while I never had a suicidal thought, I have been in therapy, lots.” ~ Adele
  8. “I moved out of L.A., went into a severe depression, started seeing a therapist and had to go on antidepressants for the first time in my life. It was scary and lonely. I can’t believe I came back from that point.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  9. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” ~ Dan Millman
  10. “In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer” ~ Albert Camus

Feeling Depressed Quotes

  1. “You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know.” ~ Lili Reinhart
  2. “I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout. But all I could was whisper “I’m fine.” ~ Anonymous
  3. “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
  4. “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.” ~ Robin Williams​
  5. “A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm.” ~ Kate Middleton​
  6. “Being an actress hasn’t made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress.” ~ Amy Adams
  7. “I was born with a great awareness of my surroundings and other people… Sometimes that awareness is good, and sometimes I wish I wasn’t so sensitive.” ~ Scarlett Johansson​
  8. “If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel.” ~ Keanu Reeves
  9. “The worst kind of sad is not being able to explain why.” ~ Anonymous
  10. “My forest is dark, the trees are sad, and all the butterflies have broken wings.” ~ Raine Cooper

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