Best 55 Depression Quotes of All Time For Inspiration

Best 55 Depression Quotes of All Time For Inspiration

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“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.” ― depression quotes by Jonathan Davis

“A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.” ― depression quotes by Geoffrey Norman

“After all, what are birthdays? Here today and gone tomorrow.” ― depression quotes by Eeyore

“Are monsters born or being created ?” ― depression quotes by Camelia Louise

“Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.” ― depression quotes by Pythagoras

“Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.” ― depression quotes by Joyce Meyer

“Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.” ― depression quotes by David D. Burns

“Depression has been called the world’s number one public health problem. In fact, depression is so widespread it is considered the common cold of psychiatric disturbances. But there is a grim difference between depression and a cold. Depression can kill you.” ― depression quotes by David D. Burns

“Depression is anger without enthusiasm” ― depression quotes by Anon

“Depression is melancholy minus its charms — the animation, the fits. ” ―depression quotes by Susan Sontag

“Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm."” ― depression quotes by Steven Wright

“Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling…People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.” ― depression quotes by Judith Guest

“Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts.” ― depression quotes by Penelope Sweet

“Depression is rage spread thin.” ― depression quotes by George Santayana

“Depression is something that doesn’t just go away. It’s just… there and you deal with it. It’s like… malaria or something. Maybe it won’t be cured, but you’ve got to take the medication you’re prescribed, and you stay out of situations that are going to trigger it.” ― depression quotes by Adam Ant

“Depression is the inability to construct a future.” ― depression quotes by Rollo May

“Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one’s taking.” ― depression quotes by Douglas Coupland

“Depression isn’t about, ‘Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other’, it’s like having the worst flu all day that you just can’t kick.” ― depression quotes by Robbie Williams

“Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” ―depression quotes by Swami Sivananda

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

“Don't make time for people who don't make time for you. It's pointless.” ― Dissentient

“Don't you dare mock a pain that you haven't endured. Depression is just as real as cancer.” ― Dissentient

“During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one.” ― depression quotes by Jerry Stiller

“Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves.” ― Herbert Hoover

“Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.” ―depression quotes by Johan Huizinga

“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

“Every time you feel depressed about something, try to identify a corresponding negative thought you had just prior to and during the depression. Because these thoughts have actually created your bad mood, by learning to restructure them, you can change your mood.” ― David D. Burns

“Funny thing is, if I were to die, you wouldn't care and neither would I.” ― depression quotes by Dissentient

“Get away from the place that makes you feel comfortable with your depression. The reality is it’s never as bad as the insanity you’ve created in your head.” ― Ben Huh

“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

“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” ― Grenville Kleiser

“Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance. It is tumbleweed distress that thrives on thin air, growing despite its detachment from the nourishing earth. It can be described only in metaphor and allegory” ― depression quotes by Andrew Solomon

“He did not mean to depress us, rather to free us from expectations which inspire bitterness. It is consoling, when love has let us down, to hear that happiness was never part of the plan. ” ― Alain de Botton

“Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful.” ― depression quotes by Giles Andreae

“Human existence must be a kind of error…it may be said of it, 'it is bad today and every day it will get worse, until the worst of all happens'. ” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

“I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top. ” ― John Keats

“I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don’t realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side.” ― depression quotes by Parker Posey

“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 cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my surface. I don't want to hold anything in so it it festers and turns into pus – a pustule of emotion that explodes into a festering cesspool of depression. ” ― Nicolas Cage

“I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” ― depression quotes by Ned Vizzini

“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, Prozac Nation

“I drink to stay warm, and to kill selected memories…” ― depression quotes by Conor Oberst

“I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn’t love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression.” ― Albert Ellis

“I have had issues with depression all my life, and it’s probably true to say there was a tendency towards it even when I was very young, during my schooldays. There was often – and this is quite common with comics – a sense of not feeling as if I belonged anywhere.” ― Jack Dee

“I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.” ― depression quotes by Leonard Cohen

“I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn’t one I’ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it’s worth it.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“I suffered from a mild case of postpartum depression after my second child and the physical challenge of maintaining an overnight shift at CBS, a marriage, and two in diapers made the symptoms worse and everyone in the house paid the price.” ― Mika Brzezinski

“I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I'm afraid I'll stutter.” ― Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

“I’d fallen in love with a woman but she broke up with me and I was devastated. Six months later, I went into a suicidal depression from the break-up of the relationship, but I resolved to not do what my friends had done. And so I reached out for help.” ― Aron Ralston

“I’m happy, I would say that I’m one of the happiest people I know but I’ve certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about.” ― depression quotes by Richard Marx

“I’m really clear about what my life mission is now. There’s no more depression or lethargy, and I feel like I’ve returned to the athlete I once was. I’m integrating all the parts of me – jock, musician, writer, poet, philosopher – and becoming stronger as a result.” ― Alanis Morissette

“I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.” ― Christopher Hitchens

“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

“If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I've treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I've found that to be a tremendous help. ” ― Judy Collins

“If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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