120+ Depression Quotes and Sayings to Not Feel Alone

– Depression Quotes –

There are many useful options for treating depression, but depression quotes may also be beneficial if only to give you hope.

Depression Quotes

Whether you suffer from regular depression or have depressive episodes as a result of the pandemic’s lasting sense of isolation, it’s vital to realize that you’re not alone in your mental health struggles—others understand and care for you.

However, expressing yourself and the emotions you’re experiencing isn’t always simple. It might be energizing to read a few lines from others who are experiencing similar feelings. Because the fact is that you are not alone if you are depressed.

If you’re going through a rough patch psychologically, these inspiring depression quotes can be just what you need to rekindle your passion.

Enlightening Depression Quotes

1. “It’s hard to part the curtains when the dark holds such familiarity.”― Donna Lynn Hope

2. “The faster you accept reality, the faster you find peace of mind.” – Maxime Lagacé

3. “I’m tired of trying, sick of crying, I know I’ve been smiling, but inside I’m dying.” – Depression Quotes

4. “Resistance to unwanted circumstances has the power to keep those circumstances alive and well for a very long time.” – Pema Chödrön

5. “Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

6. “When you do not get to the root of the problem, you cannot solve it in any meaningful manner.” – Robert Greene

7.“The greatest wisdom lies on the other side, immediately on the other side, of the greatest despair.” – Alan Watts

8.“My life is just one constant battle between wanting to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely.” – Depression Quotes

9. “Depression is a gift. The only inconvenience is that you need to wait a few weeks, and sometimes a few years, to appreciate it. Be patient.” – Maxime Lagacé

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

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Depressing Quotes

11. “Nothing is more depressing than despite the fact of having it all but still feeling empty.” – Depression Quotes

12. “Meditation can and will order your thinking and therefore your mind. As we heal the wounded places in our minds, we grow.” – Iyanla Vanzant

13. “We are always trying to build a bridge between ‘what is’ and ‘what should be’. And in that, there is contradiction and conflict.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

14. “Difficult events occur for our spiritual growth. These aren’t meant to be punishment. Beautiful sunset awaits after heavy rain.” – Haemin Sunim

15. “Not all storms come to disturb your life. Some come to clear your path.” – Depression Quotes

16. “Suffering is not holding you; you are holding suffering.” – Osho

17. “However, when we are depressed, being reminded of other people’s suffering only serves to increase our self-hatred.”― Dorothy Rowe

18. “Maybe all you need to pull you back from the ledge is to know someone would miss you if you fell.”― Leah Raeder

19. “Depression is anger turned inward.”― Sapphire, Push

20. “Most of your unhappiness in life comes from the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself.”― John Piper

Depressed Quotes

21. “You don’t know where you are or where the end of your dreams and the world begins.”― Rachel Klein

22. “Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they actually were.”― Kay Redfield Jamison

23. “Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is a plain and simple reduction of feeling.”― Judith Guest

24. “Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back. I’m going to help you forgive the things that you won’t let yourself forget.”― Jennifer Elisabeth

25. “You didn’t get past something like that, you go through it — and for that reason alone, I understood more about her than she ever would have guessed.”― Jodi Picoult

26. “Everything was usual. That was depression: being stuck, clinging to an out-of-date version of oneself.”― Edward St. Aubyn

27. “A sense of humor is the best indicator that you will recover; it is often the best indicator that people will love you. Sustain that and you have hope.”― Andrew Solomon

28. “Life is a battle, so do not give up fighting.”― Savannah Harris

29. “Every soul craves to fill the void. Only God can satisfy and set us free.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

30. “Only you can make yourself strong. Nobody else can do it for you.”― Kim Pape

Depression Quotes

Quotes About Depression

31. “There is a difference between depression and sadness. I am happy to be sad.”― Amanda Mosher

32. “Every day of our lives, we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference.” – Mignon McLaughlin

33. “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

34. “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

35. “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

36. “There are times when explanations, no matter how reasonable, just don’t seem to help.”- Depression Quotes

37. “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

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

39. “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.”- Depression Quotes

40. “What is depression like? It’s like drowning, except everyone around you is breathing.” – Depression Quotes

Quotes For Depression

41. “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

42. “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

43. “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

44. “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

45. “Nothing has a hold on your mind that you cannot break free of.” – Iyanla Vanzant

46. “Being depressed, all I needed was someone who could listen to me, believe in me, encourage me, but most of all, understand me.” – Maxime Lagacé

47. “The Universe has your back even when things aren’t working out the way you expected.” – Gabby Bernstein

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

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

50. “You got this. One day at a time. You are resilient, courageous, and capable. Be proud of yourself. It isn’t easy enduring depression/anxiety.” – The Anxiety Man

Depression And Anxiety Quotes

51. “I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.” – Kevin Gates

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

53. “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

54. “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

55. “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

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

57. “Depression isn’t always at 3am. Sometimes it happens at 3pm, while you’re with friends and you’re halfway through a laugh.” – Depression Quotes

58. “Pain is emotional. Depression and fear are always in company with chronic hurting.” – Siri Hustvedt

59. “Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself.” – Emily Dotterer

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

Uplifting Words

Deep Depression Quotes

61. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Depression Quotes

62. “My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.” – Patty Duke

63. “Just remember that the darkest night did not turn out all the stars.” –Louis Mann

64. “Sometimes when I say “I’m okay”, I want someone to look me in the eyes, and say, “I know you’re not.” – Depression Quotes

65. “In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

66. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

67. “No matter how dark the night may get, your light will never burn out.”― Jeanette LeBlanc

68. “Take control of your emotions before your emotions take control of you.”― Scott Dye

69. “A scar had been beaten into his mind which would only heal by experience.”― Ian Fleming

70. “Caught in your universe again? Try reaching out to the one besides you!”― Stefan Emunds

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Sad Quotes About Depression

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

72. “If you often feel alone, ignored, or forgotten, think about this: closing the door and locking yourself in won’t change anything—literally and figuratively.”― Richelle E. Goodrich

73. “There are no windows within the dark house of depression through which to see others, only mirrors.” – Miriam Toews

74. “You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found.” – Depression Quotes

75. “A lot of people don’t realize that depression is an illness. I don’t wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.” – Jonathan Davis

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

77. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” — William James

78. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Depression Quotes

79. “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” — Joyce Meyer

80. “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now — and do it.”— William Durant

Inspirational Quotes For Depression

81. “One of the most healing things you can do is recognize where in your life you are your own poison.” – Steve Maraboli

82. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

83. “But if you’re broken, you don’t have to stay broken.” – SELENA GOMEZ

84. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” — Wayne W. Dyer

85. “You will feel better than this, maybe not yet, but you will. You just keep living until you are alive again.” – CALL THE MIDWIFE

86. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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

88. “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

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

Inspiring Words

Positive Quotes For Depression

91. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” ― Deepak Chopra

92. “The only way out is through.” ― Robert Frost

93. “Show me the most damaged parts of your soul, and I will show you how it still shines like gold.” – NIKITA GILL

94. “You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” — Eckhart Tolle

95. “I don’t pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.” – NAYYIRAH WAHEED

96. “Everything you have ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” — George Addair

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

98. “Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make it better.” – Depression Quotes

99. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”— Louise L. Hay

100. “Awareness is the first step in healing.” – Dean Ornish

Lonely Depressing Quotes

101. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” ― George Bernard Shaw

102. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” ― Dan Millman

103. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” — Christian D Larson

104. “The way you speak of yourself, the way you degrade yourself, into smallness is abuse.” – RUPI KAUR

105. “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

106. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro

107. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” — Steve Maraboli

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

109. “It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.”— Isaac Asimov

110. “Life is not a dress rehearsal. Every day, you should have at least one exquisite moment.” — Sally Karioth

Overcoming Depression Quotes

111. “Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.” – Maza Dohta

112. “I’m hurt, and I’m heartbroken, and I’m sad, and I’m depressed, and I’ve been crying, but I don’t wanna let it ruin my life.” – Depression Quotes

113. “Do not ever let agony get comfortable beneath your skin.” – F.D. SOUL

114. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” — Buddha

115. “It is okay to admit that your wounds are still open. That you are still healing. It takes time. It takes time.” – ALISON MALEE

116. “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” — Carl Jung

117. “The mind is everything.  What you think you become.” – Buddha

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

119. “If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.” ― Hippocrates

120. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

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Depressed Quotes About Life

121. “Healing is an inside job.” – Dr. B.J. Palmer

122. “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

123. “It is okay to still be putting yourself together.” – B.M.

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

125. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” — William James

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

127. “We must abandon completely the notion of blaming the past for any kind of situation we’re in.” – Alan Watts

128. “In the flame of awareness, all problems are finally resolved.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

129. “My silence is just another word for my pain.” – Depression Quotes

130. “I’m the type of girl who smiles to make everyone’s day. Even though I’m dying on the inside.” – Depression Quotes

Frequently Asked Questions About Depression Quotes

Below are FAQs about depression quotes

1. What are the Saddest Quotes?

▸  “Sadness is also a kind of defense.”

▸  “Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”

▸  “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”

▸  “Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling.”

▸  “Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.”

▸  “Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.”


2. Can you Give me a Quote About Depression?

▸ A human being can survive almost anything as long as she sees the end in sight.

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

▸ If you feel everything intensely, ultimately, you feel nothing at all.


3. What was the Great Depression Quotes?

▸ “In other periods of depression, it has always been possible to see some things which were solid and upon which you could base hope, but as I look about, I now see nothing to give ground to hope—nothing of man.”

▸ “If with all the advantages I’ve had, I can’t make a living, I’m just no good, I guess.”


4. What is Depression in Simple Words?

Depression is a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest, which stops you from doing your normal activities.

Different types of depression exist, with symptoms ranging from relatively minor to severe. Generally, depression does not result from a single event, but from a mix of events and factors.


5. What will Happen During Depression?

Depression is a serious mental illness that can interfere with a person’s life. It can cause long-lasting and severe feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities.

It can also cause physical symptoms of pain, appetite changes, and sleep problems.


6. What Does Anxiety Stand for?

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life.

For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting for an exam or having a medical test or job interview.


7. What is the 3 3 3 Rule for Anxiety?

‘See, absorb, identify, accept it’


8. What is the Cause of Overthinking?

The two basic things that underly overthinking are stress and anxiety. Apart from these basics, issues with one’s self-esteem and self-doubt are other common causes of overthinking.

Highlighting the pandemic situation, social distancing has caused us stress and anxiety, and anxiety is a natural response to fear.


9. How do I Stop Worrying?

▸ Mindfulness and meditation.

▸ Deep breathing.

▸ Practice self-compassion.

▸Do a body scan.

▸ Share your fears with friends and family.

▸ Practice gratitude.

▸ Keep an emotions journal.

▸ Maintain a consistent sleep schedule.


10. How do I Shut my Brain Off?

▸ Take Action.

▸ Mindfulness.

▸ Busy Yourself.

▸ Rename Your Thoughts.


11. Why do I Worry at Night?

There are many reasons why your anxiety may be worse at night. Daily stressors, poor sleep habits, and other health conditions can lead to increased anxiety and panic attacks at night.

However, there are many treatments available that can help ease your anxiety and improve your quality of sleep.


12. How do I Calm my Mind to Sleep?

With your breath, you have a ready-made tool to relax your body and slow down the thoughts that keep you awake. Try this: Place a hand on your heart and feel its rhythm.

 Breathe in deep for 4 seconds, then take a long, slow breath out. Repeat this pattern until you can feel your heartbeat slow down.


13. Why do I Feel Scared for no Reason?

Anxiety can be caused by a variety of things: stress, genetics, brain chemistry, traumatic events, or environmental factors.

Symptoms can be reduced with anti-anxiety medication. But even with medication, people may still experience some anxiety or even panic attacks.


14. What is Fuzzy Brain?

Brain fog is characterized by confusion, forgetfulness, and a lack of focus and mental clarity. This can be caused by overworking, lack of sleep, stress, and spending too much time on the computer.


15. How can I Fall Asleep in 10 Seconds?

Relax your legs, thighs, and calves. Clear your mind for 10 seconds by imagining a relaxing scene. If this doesn’t work, try saying the words “don’t think” over and over for 10 seconds. Within 10 seconds, you should fall asleep!


16. What to Think About Before Sleeping?

▸ Think about your favorite part of your day.

▸ Picture the most beautiful place you can.

▸ Try positive affirmations.

▸ Think about nothing but your breathing.

▸ Focus on one positive thing for tomorrow.


17. Can’t Sleep at Night Covid?

Even if you have not been in hospital, being ill at home can get in the way of a good night’s sleep.

Symptoms of COVID include breathlessness, a dry cough, and fever; each of which can make it difficult to sleep.

Another common symptom is fatigue which can lead to daytime sleeping and disrupt the day/night cycle.


18. When Should you Go to Bed?

If your school or work schedule requires you to be up between 5:00 and 7:00 a.m., these are the suggested bedtimes:

▸ School-age children should go to bed between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.

▸ Teens should try to go to bed between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.

▸ Adults should try to go to sleep between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m


19. Why Can’t I Sleep Even Though I’m Tired?

If you’re tired but can’t sleep, it may be a sign that your circadian rhythm is off.

However, being tired all day and awake at night can also be caused by poor napping habits, anxiety, depression, caffeine consumption, blue light from devices, sleep disorders, and even diet.


20. What Causes Female Insomnia?

The female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are involved in a variety of processes that regulate sleep.

Fluctuating levels during menstruation, pregnancy, and perimenopause can cause insomnia. Stress and mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, can also increase the risk of insomnia in females


21. How Long Can you Go Without Sleep?

The longest recorded time without sleep is approximately 264 hours or just over 11 consecutive days.

Although it’s unclear exactly how long humans can survive without sleep, it isn’t long before the effects of sleep deprivation start to show.

After only three or four nights without sleep, you can start to hallucinate.


22. Why I Wake up in the Middle of the Night?

Most people wake up once or twice during the night. Reasons this might happen include drinking caffeine or alcohol late in the day, a poor sleep environment, a sleep disorder, or another health condition.

When you can’t get back to sleep quickly, you won’t get enough quality sleep to keep you refreshed and healthy


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