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We see how depression impacts people and causes problems in their daily life. Dealing with depression can be a challenge, but not impossible. So, here are some of the best depression quotes.

Everything Unsaid: Best Depression Quotes

As we all are increasingly becoming aware, we see how Depression is a serious matter. We see how it impacts people and causes problems in their daily life. Dealing with depression can be a challenge, but not impossible. So, here are some of the best depression quotes that describe how it feels as well as quotes on how you can feel better and fight the battle.

  • “In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer”- Albert Camus
  • “When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” – Marion Cotillard
  • “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
  • “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


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  • “The worst kind of sadness is not being able to explain why.” -Unknown.
  • “I am fading away, and no one is noticing”- Unknown.
  • “My thoughts are destroying me. I try not to think, but the silence is a killer too.”- Unknown

  • “In the darkest time, I have always believed, the light will shine.” – Laila Akita
  • “If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking ” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
  • “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, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
  •  “I’m fine. Well, I’m not fine – I’m here.” “Is there something wrong with that?” “Absolutely.” ― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story
  • “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
  • “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.” — Anonymous
  • “I have depression. But I prefer to say, ‘I battle’ depression instead of ‘I suffer’ from it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.” — Anonymous
  • “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
  • “So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key.” – The Eagles
  • “It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.” ― Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
  • “I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.” ― John Keats
  • “There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,–when it did not seem worthwhile to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.” ― Kate Chopin
  • “Just because all you see is suffering does not mean that overcoming it is out of the question.” — Anonymous
  • “Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins – is self-pity.”― Stephen Fry
  •  “My mother, poor fish, wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times a week, telling me to be happy: “Henry, smile! Why don’t you ever smile?” and then she would smile, to show me how, and it was the saddest smile I ever saw” ― Charles Bukowski
  • “This fall I think you’re riding for—it’s a special kind of fall, a horrible kind. The man falling isn’t permitted to feel or hear himself hit bottom. He just keeps falling and falling.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
  • “Life is not about gaining happiness it is about creating it.” — Anonymous
  • “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, It’s Kind of a Funny Story


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  • “I am laughing and smiling but on the inside, I am dying.” — Anonymous
  • “The wisest people are the ones who have experienced the worst.” — Anonymous
  • “I can no longer tell when I am awake or in a nightmare.” — Anonymous
  • “My mask no longer works. I still try, but they know. They know I am dead inside.” — Anonymous
  • “The only way I stop from breaking is by hiding.” — Anonymous
  •  “If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.” ― Clifford Odets
  • “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
  • “Nobody considers they’re simply imagining.” — Anonymous
  • “I let myself know I needn’t bother with anybody yet in all actuality, they needn’t bother with me.” — Anonymous
  • “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” — C. S. Lewis
  • “Dance until your bones clatter. What a prize you are. What a lucky sack of stars.” – Gabrielle Calvocoressi
  • Awareness is the first step in healing.” – Dean Ornish
  • “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” ― George Bernard Shaw
  • “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”— Louise L. Hay
  • “Everything you have ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” — George Addair

  • “I don’t pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.” – NAYYIRAH WAHEED
  • “You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” — Eckhart Tolle
  • “Show me the most damaged parts of your soul, and I will show you how it still shines like gold.” – NIKITA GILL
  • “The only way out is through.” ― Robert Frost
  • “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
  • “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” — Christopher Reeve
  • “Thought I saw it coming regardless its harms.” — Anonymous
  • “The most exceedingly awful sort of agony is the point at which you’re grinning just to prevent the tears from falling.” — Anonymous
  •  “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now — and do it.”— William Durant
  • 200. “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.” – Epictetus

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  • “I quit discussing how I felt since I knew nobody minded at any rate.” — Anonymous
  • “You don’t know the amount you hurt me with the reality that I will never be sufficient for you.” — Anonymous
  • “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” —  William James

  •  “I’ll never forget how depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.” – Henry Rollins
  • “I don’t have a mentality issue. You have a problem with my state of mind, and that is not my issue.” — Anonymous
  • “Just a couple of people mind the rest are simply inquisitive.” — Anonymous
  • “Not all scars leave, and not all minds heal. Here and there you can’t generally see what somebody feels.” — Anonymous
  • “We try to hide  our feelings, but we forget that our eyes speak.” — Anonymous
  • “You look happy, but you don‘t feel happy. That‘s what depression does to you.” — Anonymous
  • “I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better.” — Anonymous
  • “What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.” — Anonymous

  • “Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.”― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  • “Depression is the inability to construct a future.” — Rollo May
  • “Until you’ve had depression I don’t think you’re qualified to talk about it.” — Geoffrey Boycott
  • “Depression is anger slowed down; panic is grief speeded up.” — Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • “Depression is boring, I think and I would do better to make some soup and light up the cave.” — Anne Sexton
  • “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
  • “Deep depression is like quicksand: if you struggle too much, you will only dig yourself in further.” — Gillian Butler
  • “Don’t fight your emotions; learn to acknowledge them.” — Ray Giunta
  • “Depression is like having the lights in your head turned off. You can’t see your way clearly through anything. You can’t handle anything.” — Bettina Flores’
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.”― Philip K. Dick
  • “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
  • “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
  • “La tristesse durera toujours. [The sadness will last forever.]” ― Vincent van Gogh
  • “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” ― Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor
  • “I’ll never speak to God again.” ― Sylvia Plath
  • “If you walked away from a, toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end, low vibrational
  • “The soulless have no need of melancholia” ― Vladimir Odoyevsky, The Salamander and Other Gothic Tales

  • “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
  • “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, Fanzzgirl
  • “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” —Richard Bach
  • “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Amy March, from “Little Women”
  • “Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” – Noam Shpancer, PhD
  • “Just keep swimming.” — Dory from “Finding Nemo”
  • “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have the right to be here.” — Max Ehrmann
  •  “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” — Douglas Adams
  •  “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  • “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • “You will feel better than this, maybe not yet, but you will. You just keep living until you are alive again.” – CALL THE MIDWIFE

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  • “She wondered that hope was so much harder than despair.” ― Patricia Briggs, Cry Wolf
  • “I wonder if that’s how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out. I don’t want it to win.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes
  • “If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.” ― Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word
  • “I met a boy whose eyes showed me that the past, present and future were all the same thing.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth
  • “Everyone’s moving on without me, into a world I don’t understand.”― Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • “Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.” ― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
  • “Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl
  • “After being hurt by the world so much, they began to see the demons within humans. So without hiding it through trickery, they worked to express it.” ― Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human

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Harshita Bajaj

Harshita has a background in Psychology and Criminology and is currently pursuing her PhD in Criminology. She can be found reading crime thrillers (or any other book for that matter) or binge-watching shows on Netflix when she is not in hibernation.
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