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Depression Quotes To Shine Some Light On Your Darkest Days


Although we’ve come a long way as a society in terms of being more open about discussing mental health, there are many people who live with depression who feel as if they are often misunderstood. And that’s a completely valid thing to feel for a person who is experiencing depression. Thankfully, there are depression quotes which can provide some solace.

If you live with depression on a daily basis, know that you’re not alone on your journey. You don’t have to feel isolated or like it’s not okay to accept how you’re feeling.

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Remember: You matter. You are enough. And you’re stronger than you think you are.

And if anyone second guesses your feelings or patronizes you for what you’re feeling, they simply don’t deserve you in their life. You are special, unique, and your struggles are real and no one should make you feel less for having them. Sometimes it just takes longer for you to find your inner phoenix to rise from the ashes.

And there are also many people who are very successful and still struggle with depression regularly. Depression knows no bounds. It can affect any person at any age of any background. And it’s not something to brush aside or take lightly.

I’ve experienced waves of depression, and I know firsthand how empty it can make you feel. And I can say for myself, talking about it doesn’t make me feel any better. Especially to those who can’t relate or empathize.

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Allow these depression quotes to shine a little light on your day…and maybe even make you smile.

  1. “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling—that really hollowed-out feeling.” — J.K. Rowling
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.”
  5. “I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I’m so depressed, or life is terrible.” — Tony Curtis
  6. “I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.” — Henry Rollins
  7. “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
  8. “Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyredepression quotes
  9. “If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.” ― Brené Brown
  10. “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.” – Swami Sivananda
  11. “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
  12. There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” — John Green
  13. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers
  14. “I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” — Frida Kahlo
  15. “I’ve certainly had periods when I felt like life was winning and I was losing, so I think everybody can relate to that quandary—the temptation to give in, to give up, and then what It takes to keep going.” — Malcolm Gets
  16. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller
  17. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”– Robert Frostquotes about depression
  18. “I think it’s important that people no longer look at mental illness as something taboo to talk about. It’s something that’s extremely common, one in five adults has a mental illness, so basically everyone is essentially connected to this problem and this epidemic.” — Demi Lovato
  19. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” — Leroy Satchel Paige
  20. “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” — C.S. Lewis
  21. “Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.” — William Hazlitt
  22. “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  23. “We are not to blame for our illness, but we are responsible for our health.” — Victoria Maxwell
  24. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” — Frank A. Clark
  25. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. ” — Mark Twain

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If you or someone you know is experiencing depression, it’s important to get help so you/they can have a better quality of life. The Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is here to help anytime you need—365 days a year, 24/7. Their service is completely free and totally confidential, so you need not to worry about feeling ashamed, embarrassed, or nervous.

The first step to getting the help that you need is to recognize the problem. So, if this speaking to you, give yourself a pat the back for taking the crucial first step.


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