150 Best Quotes About Depression That Will Help You Feel Better

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Depression is the state of physical disease in which one feels sadness, loss of interest, and colorless life. Depression is another form of clinical depression or mood disorder. Quotes about depression will heal you from these critical mental situations by enlightening your inner soul, make you feel relax and flying in the air.

Depression may affect people in different ways such as how they feel about some situations, events, like or dislike, behave towards some events. Resultantly, it could lead to emotional and physical disorders.

It has some adverse effect on your mental health, daily routine activities, and sometimes make you think that you are aimlessly living in this world.  Quotes about depression in this regard act as light of hope you can embrace and feel better.

If we talk about, what causes depression; includes mood vibes, irregular, and unwanted thinking, overthinking, negativity, anger, revenge, life incidents, accidents, medication, and harmful events, etc. these all are big sources of depression in life and disturb mental and physical life.

Scroll down for our list of Quotes About Depression:

“I want to tell you how to help me. I won’t tell you what I need. I wish I could.”

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

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“Even for me, life had its gleams of sunshine.” Charlotte Brontë

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“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 at that moment. I don’t exist.”

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“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

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“Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” 

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“I’m too tired for long explanations” Haruki Murakami

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“I have never felt so much pain in my life. It was tough for me to even get out of bed and I had days when I couldn’t walk, let alone write a rhyme” Eminem

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

“I need a break from my own thoughts” Paulo Coelho

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“The wound is the place where the light enters you” Rumi

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“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create” Oprah Winfrey

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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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“One of the best things that help depression is work, and socializing with other people and connecting. Because when you work you find purpose” Trevor Noah

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“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

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“Hold on to this hope: You can get better from depression”

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“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that” Robin Williams

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“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) J.K. Rowling

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

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“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

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“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in” Haruki Murakami

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“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

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“We hide to try our feelings, but we forget that our eyes speak”

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“It’s not too late to recover. You’re young, you’re tough. You’re adaptable. You can patch up your wounds, lift up your head and move on” Haruki Murakami

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“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,

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“Please be aware, I am trying my hardest to push through the pain, the exhaustion, and fatigue, the brain fog, insomnia, the fear, the guilt, the judgment, the relentlessness of it all. All the time”

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

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

“I am bent, but not broken. I am scared, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up”

“Listen. Really, really listen if someone opens up to you about their mental health. A response isn’t always needed, but a compassionate ear is”

“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

“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

“I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better”

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

“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

“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”

“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

“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”

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

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

“If you desire healing,

let yourself fall ill

let yourself fall ill” Rumi

“When you suffer from depression ‘I’m tired’ means a permanent state of exhaustion that sleep doesn’t fix”

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

“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

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by a**holes” Debi hope

“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression” Dodie Smith (I Capture the Castle)

“We are all alone, trapped in these bodies and our own minds, and whatever company we have in this life is only fleeting and superficial” Jennifer Niven

“I am broken. I am a fraud. I am impossible to love” Jennifer Niven

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

“When you suffer from depression ‘I’m tired’ means a permanent state of exhaustion that sleep doesn’t fix.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“No one realizes how strong someone with depression has to be just to do daily stuff like shower, brush hair or get out of bed”

“I’ll never forget how depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does” Henry Rollins

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

“Sleep just doesn’t sleep anymore, it’s an escape”

“We can’t take away the suffering of others. What we can do is show up for them. And in doing so, take away the pain of having to suffer alone” Jason Garner

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

“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

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

“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. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead” Margaret Atwood

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

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

“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” (quotes about depression)

“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

“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

“I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel”

“Winter always comes to an end, always” Maxime Lagacé (quotes about depression)

“Depression is a much-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

“The shadows are as important as the light” Charlotte Brontë (quotes about depression)

“Anxiety contaminates the present with the pains of all imaginable futures. We cannot experience the fullness of the moment if we are forever suffering from hypothetical hardships” The Stoic Emperor

“A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusion” Alan Watts

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

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

“If you’re constantly in the river you’ll drown. Learn to relax and pause on the shore. We are not evolved to swim 24/7” Maxime Lagacé (quotes about depression)

“There is no end to ever-expanding desire. The mad desire for possessions ever leads to strife and misery” Jiddu Krishnamurti

“We crave for things which create the illusion of security and comfort but which bring us only conflict, confusion and antagonism” Jiddu Krishnamurti

“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

“If you run away from pain without identifying and solving the underlying issue, you will probably run to exactly the same situation again” Justin Kan (quotes about depression)

“Life begins on the other side of despair” Jean-Paul Sartre (Nausea)

“Sometimes, when I say “I am ok”, I want someone to hold me tight, look me in the eyes and say “No, I know you are not” Paulo Coelho (Hippie)

“But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can’t forgive yourself for” Melina Marchetta

“It’s a bit like walking down a long, dark corridor, never knowing when the light will go on”

“As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong” Tabitha Suzuma (quotes about depression)

“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

“All healthy men have thought of their own suicide” Albert Camus

“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” (quotes about depression)

“But a part of me lies buried in lace and roses on a riverbank in France-a part of me is broken off forever. A part of me will be un-flyable, stuck in the climb” Elizabeth Wein

“And just because your life isn’t as awful as someone else’s, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck”

“Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you” Veronica Roth

“There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering” Alan Watts (quotes about depression)

Quotes About Suicidal Depression:

“We couldn’t imagine the emptiness of a creature who put a razor to her wrists and opened her veins, the emptiness, and the calm” Jeffrey Eugenides

“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die” Juliette Lewis

“When you feel like giving up, just remember the reason why you held on for so long”

“I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me” David Levithan

“I am going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual. Call it Eternity” Jerzy Kosinski, suicide note

“Suicide. It’s something I’ve been thinking about. Not too seriously, but I have been thinking about it. The thought would come into my head and I’d push it away. But I pushed it away a lot” Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why)

Suicide is a serious thing. And if you know anyone who is suicidal, you need to get them help. No one should be in pain. Everyone should love themselves” Gerard Way

“Suicide does not mean there was no killer”

“I’m the girl nobody knows until she commits suicide. Then suddenly everyone had a class with her” Tom Leveen

“If you hate your life, change your way of living”

“I’m trying to let him know what I’m about to do. I’m hoping he can save me, even though I realize he can’t” Matthew Quick

“I’ve given up already in life but something or someone keeps pushing me to keep going” Jonathan Anthony Burkett

“No one commits suicide because they want to die. They do it because they want to stop the pain”

 “Just couldn’t live with myself knowing I had just killed myself” Author Unknown

“He killed himself for wanting to live” Markus Zusak

Deepest Quotes About Depression:


“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.”

“Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard” David Levithan

“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”

“Nobody listened. Nobody cared” (quotes about depression)

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

“The words that come out of me belong to someone else because the sound is turned off and what I’m saying can’t be heard”

My lips say, ‘Fine, thanks,‘ but my eyes tell a different story, my heart sings a different tune, and my soul just weeps

“But in the end, one needs more courage to live than to kill himself. Be strong”

“There is no rush of having survived, only emptiness. Jennifer Niven”  

“I am in pieces” Jennifer Niven

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

“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”

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