“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray
“Depression is when you don’t really care about anything. Anxiety is when you care too much about everything. And having both is just like hell.”
“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 hating socializing. It’s wanting to be alone but not wanting to be lonely. It’s caring about everything then caring about nothing. It’s feeling everything at once then feeling paralyzingly numb.”
“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
“You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.” – Gilbert Baker”
“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” – Charles Spurgeon
“Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety, doesn’t make them less valid.” – Lauren Elizabeth
“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” – Anaïs Nin
“No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.” – Karen Salmansohn
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Depression and sadness quotes
People who experience depression understand how different it is from sadness, regardless of how profound sadness is.
That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” – J.K. Rowling
“The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever.” – Nina LaCour
“When you are happy, you enjoy the music. But, when you are sad you understand the lyrics.’
“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.” – Ned Vizzini
“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope.
“We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.” – R.M. Drake
‘The sad part isn’t that we never talk, it’s that we used to talk every day.”
“It’s hard to part the curtains when the dark holds such familiarity.” – Donna Lynn Hope
Depression quotes on love and relationships
Relationships have always been a source of great joy and deepest sorrow. Interestingly, studies have shown that married women are more likely to experience depression than married men or single women.
Depression quotes on love and relationships elaborate on the struggles of being vulnerable, trying to find love and keep it.
“It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Samuel Butler
Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” – Jasmine Warga
It’s hard to pretend you love someone when you don’t, but it’s harder to pretend that you don’t love someone when you really do.”
“The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.”
“Healing is an inside job.” – Dr. B.J. Palmer
“To love is to burn, to be on fire.” – Jane Austen
“How do you know when it’s over? Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.” – Gunnar Ardelius
“Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you’d clicked ‘Send’.” – Faraaz Kazi
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis
“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” – Paulo Coelho
“Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. The pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis
I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry. – Dr. Seuss
Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.”
“It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. – Miguel de Unamuno
“Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.” – Shannon L. Alder
“Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself. Emily Dotterer”
“You will never know how damaged a person is until you try to love them.”
“When a depressed person shrinks away from your touch it does not mean she is rejecting you. Rather, she is protecting you from the foul, destructive evil which she believes is the essence of her being and which she believes can injure you.” Dorothy Rowe
“You should not have to rip yourself into pieces to keep others whole.”
Hopefully, these quotes can bring some sense of connection and commonality to your life.
“It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper
There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you. – Ashleigh Brilliant
Sometimes, I don’t know what haunts me more… The memories of you… Or the happy person I used to be.” – Ranata Suzuki
“Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially, it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurts you. Finally, it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the… BURN!” – Syed Arshad
“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” – Laurell K. Hamilton
The hardest part about walking away from someone is the part where you realize that, no matter how slowly you go, they will never run after you.
The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained.
“Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” – Faraaz Kazi
“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
“The people that are quick to walk away are the ones who never intended to stay.”
Depression quotes on being misunderstood
Some of the most difficult parts about depression are the stigma, the inability to verbalize how bad it feels, and being misunderstood by close ones.
In order to get the support you really need you first have to communicate your struggle.
A study showed that women who have attended a support group describe feeling accepted and encouraged knowing there are others experiencing similar feelings.
Positively, these depression quotes demonstrate you are not alone!
“When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” – Marion Cotillard
“I’m drowning, and you’re standing three feet away screaming ‘learn how to swim.’”
“Nobody understands another’s sorrow, and nobody another’s joy.”
“I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.”
“You hate when people see you cry because you want to be a strong girl. At the same time, though, you hate how nobody notices how torn apart and broken you are.”
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“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
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder 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
“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
“Faking a smile is so much easier than explaining why you are sad.”
“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” – Lemony Snicket
“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.”
“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. ” – Elizabeth Wurtzel
Feeling depressed quotes illustrate the state of utter numbness very well.
These depression quotes seem to capture the struggles people go through and illustrate the hardship they are enduring.
“Sometimes all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.” – William C. Hannan
“Real depression is when you stop loving the things you used to love.”
“All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.” – Tom Robbins
“And I felt like my heart had been so thoroughly and irreparably broken that there could be no real joy again, that at best there might eventually be a little contentment. Everyone wanted me to get help and rejoin life, pick up the pieces and move on, and I tried to, I wanted to, but I just had to lie in the mud with my arms wrapped around myself, eyes closed, grieving until I didn’t have to anymore.” – Anne Lamott
“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
“On the outside, I seem like a happy go lucky person who has their shit together. On the inside, I am breaking down and battling years of hidden depression and just making it all up as I go.”
“Sleep isn’t just sleeping anymore in depression. It’s an escape.”
“I think about dying but I don’t want to die. Not even close. In fact, my problem is the complete opposite. I want to live, I want to escape. I feel trapped and bored and claustrophobic. There’s so much to see and so much to do but I somehow still find myself doing nothing at all. I’m still here in this metaphorical bubble of existence and I can’t quite figure out what the hell I’m doing or how to get out of it.”
“And I knew it was bad when I woke up in the mornings and the only thing I looked forward to was going back to bed.
“The worst kind of sad is not being able to explain why.”
“It doesn’t happen all at once, you know? You lose a piece here. You lose a piece there. You slip, stumble, and adjust your grip. A few more pieces fall. It happens so slowly, you don’t even realize you’re broken… until you already are.” – Grace Durbin
“It’s like being in a glass elevator in the middle of a crowded mall; you see everything and would love to join in, but the door won’t open so you can’t.” – Lisa Moore Sherman
“Sometimes, crying is the only way your eyes speak when your mouth can’t explain how broken your heart is.”
“Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears of happiness and of sadness.”
Insightful depression quotes to uplift and inspire
There are many inspirational quotes about depression. Not all motivational depression quotes will touch you or resonate with you, but we sure hope some of them will inspire you and brighten your day.
Depression is a state that can be overcome!
“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
“The difference between hope and despair is the ability to believe in tomorrow.” – Jerry Grillo
“Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.” – Pythagoras
“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
“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn
“Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” – Noam Shpancer
“Don’t let your struggle become your identity.”
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — Saint Francis of Assisi
“You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” ― Jasmine Warga
“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… “ – Goldie Hawn
“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplin
“The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end, finds the light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.” – Victor Hugo
“Depression is not generalized pessimism, but pessimism specific to the effects of one’s own skilled action.” – Robert M. Sapolsky
“If you’re going through hell keep going.” – Winston Churchill
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James
“I’m not grateful for depression, but it honestly made me work harder and gave me the drive that I have to succeed and to make it work.” – Lili Reinhart
“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman
Everyone can be affected by depression. Hopefully, these famous quotes show you are not going through this alone and they inspire you.
“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.” – Robin Williams
“You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp
“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplin
“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
“But if you’re broken, you don’t have to stay broken.” – Selena Gomez
“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” – Leonardo da Vinci
What is your favorite quote about depression? When you are feeling down, which one is the most helpful to assist you in going through the pain or simply enduring it?
Depression quotes help you put into words some of the non-verbal experiences that elude the spoken realm. When we are able to give something a linguistic form we can battle it more successfully.
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Rachael Pace is a noted relationship writer associated with Marriage.com. She provides inspiration, support, and empowerment in the form of motivational articles and essays. Rachael enjoys studying the evolution of loving partnerships and is passionate about writing on them. She believes that everyone should make room for love in their lives and encourages couples to work on overcoming their challenges together.