Meaningful depression quotes can help you realize that others can relate to the way you feel, give you more understanding and brighten things up a bit.
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Deep Depression Quotes
I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. Dwayne Johnson
We hide to try our feelings, but we forget that our eyes speak.
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
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
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
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’.
Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do. Stephen Fry
I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, 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.
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
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 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
I have depression. But I prefer to say I battle depression instead of suffering with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.
You look happy, but you don’t feel happy. That’s what depression does to you.
A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people. Lilly Singh
When you suffer from depression ‘I’m tired’ means a permanent state of exhaustion that sleep doesn’t fix.
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
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.
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, 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
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.
Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad and all the butterflies have broken wings.
What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.
I’ll never forget how depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does. Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins
When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.
No matter how bad things are right now. No matter how stuck you feel. No matter how many days you’ve spent crying and wishing things were different. No matter how hopeless and depressed you feel. I promise you that you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going.
Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is. Atticus, Love Her Wild
I am not using my depression as an excuse. Trust me, I’d give anything to function normally on a day to day basis.
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
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.
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
I miss me. The old me, the happy me, the bright me, the smiling me, the laughing me, the gone me.
Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent. Elizabeth Wintzel
The worst kind of sad is not being able to explain why.
Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. Janet Fitch
When you have depression simply existing is a full time job.
Nobody ever tells you that emptiness weighs the most.
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
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
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 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?
My silence is just another word for my pain.
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
I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.
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
People don’t die from suicide, they die from sadness.
Inspirational Depression Quotes
When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental. Marion Cotillard
It is important not to suppress your feelings altogether when you are depressed. It is equally important to avoid terrible arguments or expressions of outrage. You should steer clear of emotionally damaging behavior. People forgive, but it is best not to stir things up to the point at which forgiveness is required. When you are depressed, you need the love of other people, and yet depression fosters actions that destroy that love. Depressed people often stick pins into their own life rafts. The conscious mind can intervene. One is not helpless. Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
Sometimes I’m sad and tired and miserable for no reason at all.
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
I’ll be okay just not today and probably not tomorrow.
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
I really want to talk to someone about my thoughts and feelings but I can’t.
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
The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.
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
There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. John Green
That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful. Elizabeth Wurtzel
Behind my smile is a hurting heart, behind my laugh I’m falling apart. Look closely at me and you will see, the girl I am, it isn’t me.
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
When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people understood that.
It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do. Stephen Fry
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.
Listen closely to the songs I play because the lyrics speak the words I fail to say.
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.
The magic will happen when you stop listening to the negative voices in your head and start believing in yourself.
Everyday is a second chance.
I wish you could hear all the words I’m too afraid to say.
I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute. Marilyn Monroe
They tell me I’m not trying but how would they know.
You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.
There is no person in this whole world who is a mistake, no matter how different that person may seem. Fred Rogers
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
We cannot stop what’s already occurred. We can just try again till it gets better.
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.
I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull your own self out of a dark place mentally. So if you’ve done that today or any day I’m proud of you.
I hate seeing everything blooming around me while I’m here still withering into nothingness, i feel like I’m already dead so what difference would it make.
I’m not better, you know. The weight hasn’t left my head. I feel how easily I could fall back into it, lie down and not eat, waste my time and curse wasting my time, look at my homework and freak out and go and chill at Aaron’s, look at Nia and be jealous again, take the subway home and hope that it has an accident, go and get my bike and head to the Brooklyn Bridge. All of that is still there. The only thing is, it’s not an option now. It’s just a possibility, like it’s a possibility that I could turn to dust in the next instant and be disseminated throughout the universe as an omniscient consciousness. It’s not a very likely possibility. Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with a real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep. Clive Barker
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
It’s easy to say you’re over someone if you aren’t seeing them. The challenge is to look them in the eye and see their smile and hear their voice and still be able to say this is not what I want anymore.
In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me. Julia Cameron
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
Depression is the inability to construct a future. Rollo May
Some friends don’t understand this. They don’t understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you’re wonderful just the way you are. They don’t understand that I can’t remember anyone ever saying that to me. 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. Elizabeth Wurtzel
The feeling when someone asks you if you’re okay and just want to cry every little thing in your life because everything you but everything you say is just I’m fine.
When you’re lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you’ve just wandered off the path, that you’ll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it’s time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don’t even know from which direction the sun rises anymore. Elizabeth Gilbert
I think the reason why I get upset so quickly is that I would never do the things people do to hurt me, to hurt them.
I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good. Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. Og Mandino
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
The worst kind of sadness is not being able to explain why.
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. The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. Goldie Hawn
Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually. Don’t give up on yourself just yet.