top of page

800 Relatable Depression Quotes That Capture What You're Feeling

1. “One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”


2. “Don’t let your struggle become your identity.”


3. “When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety; If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without any pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.”


4. “Awareness is the first step in healing.” – Dean Ornish


5. “I mean, I look back now and realize that I was unprepared for what my emotions and body and energy level would, you know, consist of…There’s not enough, in my opinion, not enough working mothers who kind of talk about who they leaned on and how they got through that difficult time.” – Amy Poehler


6. “She’s battling things her smile will never tell you about.” – Jonny Ox


7. “Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.” – Virat Kohli


8. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller


9. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”


10. “Be your own best advocate. Only you know how you feel. Don’t hide away from what you need because society tells you it isn’t “manly” to ask for help. Find what helps you and commit to it. It takes real strength to admit that you need help and take action. “


11. “I was depressed because I was nothing. And I couldn’t become something again because I was depressed. I was stuck in quicksand.”― Abhaidev12. “When your past shows up to haunt you, make sure it comes after supper so it doesn’t ruin your whole day.”― Jay Wickre


13. “Don’t wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, leave and let the sea be you.”


14. “I can’t describe what I’m feeling. I’m not happy, and I know that. But I’m also not exactly sad either. I’m just caught right in between all these emotions, and I feel so empty.”


15. “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”


16. “Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.” — Keanu Reeves


17. “Sometimes, you have to choose between planting roots or growing wings.”


18. “A melancholy-looking man, he had the appearance of one who has searched for the leak in life’s gas-pipe with a lighted candle.” ― P.G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs and Other Stories


19. “This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.”― Cammie McGovern


20. “The monsters were never


21. “This miry slough is a place that can’t be repaired. It is a low-lying place where the scum and filth that come with the conviction of sin drain and collect as the traveling sinner becomes aware of his lost condition. It is the fears, doubts, and discouraging apprehensions about oneself that arise in his soul.”


22. “A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.”


23. “If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness, and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.” – Kris Carr


24. “Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.”–Someone


25. “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


26. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac


27. “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


28. “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.”


29. I have depression. But I prefer to say, ‘I battle’ depression instead of ‘I suffer’ with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.”


30. “You will feel better than this, maybe not yet, but you will. You just keep living until you are alive again.” – CALL THE MIDWIFE


31. “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”


32. “Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one’s taking.” – Douglas Coupland


33. “The scientific evidence is clear that exercise significantly reduces depression and anxiety.” – Johann Hari


34. “When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, Faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.” – Patrick Overton


35. The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time. – Louis-Ferdinand Céline


36. “Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” (Eric Sevareid)


37. “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


38. “A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.” — Lilly Singh39. “But you, oh Lord, are a shield about me, my glory and the lifter of my head.”


40. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” — Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor


41. “Is there something wrong with that?”


42. Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen


43. “I have only been having counseling sessions with Iris for a couple of months but she has already made such a difference to my life. I've learned so much about how to manage the depression which has affected my life for so long. I feel like a normal functioning person for the first time in ages and if I do go through a bad spell, I know how to get myself back to normal. It's not an easy journey to break habits of a lifetime but Iris is very friendly, non-judgemental and encouraging. She is sympathetic, a good listener and makes me feel like I can beat this illness.”


44. “Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.” – Byron Dorgan


45. “At times, I feel overwhelmed, and my depression leads me into darkness.” – Dorothy Hamill


46. “The one thing that’s worse than being hated is to be ignored by someone you love.”


47. “The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.” – Alfred Adler


48. “When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So, I did ten times more work.” — George Bernard Shaw


49. “Depression is like a war – you either win or die trying.” —Anonymous


50. “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” — Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle


51. As a confirmed melancholic, I can testify that the best and maybe only antidote for melancholia is action. However, like most melancholics, I suffer also from sloth. – Edward Abbey


52. Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. – Alan Cohen


53. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”


54. “No matter how dark the night may get, your light will never burn out.”


55. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”— Louise L. Hay


56. The thing about depression is that, if you’re not the one who’s actually suffering from it, there’s very little you can do to be proactive. If someone in your family is depressed, all you can really do is send them to a shrink, get them their meds, be gentle, and wait. – Sarah Silverman


57. “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


58. “Be grateful for your life, every detail of it, and your face will come to shine like a sun, and everyone who sees it will be made glad and peaceful.”


59. “Success for an athlete follows many years of hard work and dedication.” – Michael Diamond60. “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”


61. “I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.” ― Katie McGarry


62. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro


63. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Author Unknown


64. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” -Laurell K. Hamilton


65. 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


66. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” — Barack Obama


67. “Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.“ – Siri Hustvedt


68. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


69. Everyone goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest. – Voltaire


70. “The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud.” – Goldie Hawn


71. “That feeling when you’re not necessarily sad, but you just feel really empty.”


72. “Until you’ve had depression I don’t think you’re qualified to talk about it.” — Geoffrey Boycott


73. “Embrace the void and have the courage to exist.”― Dan Howell


74. “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” – Anne Lamott


75. “I am heartbroken, I am hurting and I am terribly sad and depressed. I have been crying all day and night, but I do not want to let this ruin my life.”


76. “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


77. “Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.” – Philip K. Dick


78. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln


79. Best Positive Quotes For Depression And Anxiety


80. “Depression could bring people closer to their loved ones, but so as funerals.”


81. “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


82. You don’t think in depression that you’ve put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you’re seeing truly. – Andrew Solomon


83. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms – the animation, the fits.” – Susan Sontag


84. “You are no less or more of a man or a woman or a human for having depression than you would be for having cancer or cardiovascular disease or a car accident.”


85. “The faster you accept reality, the faster you find peace of mind.” – Maxime Lagacé


86. “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.”


87. “Caught in your youniverse again? Try reaching out to the one besides you!”― Stefan Emunds


88. “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”


89. “One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” – Linda Poindexter


90. “I have the normal complement of anxieties, neuroses, psychoses and whatever else – but I’m absolutely nothing special.” – Clive Barker


91. “It’s difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness”. – J.K. Rowling


92. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” — Buddha


93. “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.”


94. Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart. – William C. Hannan


95. “Suffering has been stronger than all other teachings and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” – Charles Dickens96. “Even from a dark night, songs of beauty can be born.” – Mary Anne Radmacher


97. “I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”― Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins


98. “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


99. “What a plot twist you were.” – faraway


100. “We must abandon completely the notion of blaming the past for any kind of situation we’re in.” – Alan Watts


101. “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, Prozac Nation


102. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by a**holes.” —Debihope103. “I Throw it All Away”


104. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.” — James Branch Cabell


105. “The people that are quick to walk away are the ones who never intended to stay.”


106. “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


107. “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, It’s Kind of a Funny Story


108. “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


109. “Depression engulfs all your thoughts. The world seems like a dark place, with no hope, no light. Other things that seemed interesting once now seem dull and hopeless.”


110. “I thought by masking the depression with silence, the feelings might disappear.”


111. Feeling lost? Take a dream and convert it into small goals, then start taking the steps to hit those goals. – Dave Ramsey


112. “It is okay to have depression, it is okay to have anxiety and it is okay to have an adjustment disorder. We need to improve the conversation. We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health.” — Prince Harry


113. “People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong too long.” – Johnny Depp


114. “Lovers have heartaches that can’t be cured by drugs or sleep, or games, but only by seeing their beloved.”


115. “The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.”


116. “When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.”


117. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.”


118. I don’t want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn. And nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong. Something so huge I can’t even see it. Something that’s drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid. Without worth. I might as well be dead. – Margaret Atwood


119. “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” – Clive Barker


120. “Let silence take you to the core of life.”


121. “Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.” —Chuck Palahniuk, writer


122. “Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.” – Anonymous


123. “Whoever has heart’s doors wide open, could see the sun itself in every atom.”


124. “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication.” – Gail Devers


125. “As a human that has a diagnosis of major depressive disorder, and a mental health advocate and educator, one quote I say a LOT both to myself and when I am teaching is: ‘Feelings aren’t facts but feelings do have power.’ In other words, when I am feeling really down or when my depression kicks in, I have to remind myself that the feelings that I am feeling—no, I can’t build a house with them, they are ‘just feelings.’ BUT, if I don’t listen to them, if I don’t take care of myself, then I am giving that feeling a TON of power that it does not deserve.” – Archie Messersmith-Bunting, M.S., MHFA, mental wellness coach


126. “There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.”


127. “At heart, I have always been a coper, I’ve mostly been able to walk around with my wounds safely hidden, and I’ve ever stored up my deep depressive episodes for the weeks off when there was time to have an abbreviated version of a complete breakdown.”


128. “my mother, poor fish,


129. “Wisdom tells us we are not worthy; love tells us we are. My life flows between the two.”


130. “Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.” ― Philip K. Dick


131. “It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitably lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?” ― Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls


132. “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


133. “There is a difference between depression and sadness. I am happy to be sad.”― Amanda Mosher


134. “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


135. “Doubt comes when your energy is low, when the body and mind feel exhausted. Someone who is full of enthusiasm or energy does not get doubts.” ~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


136. “Killing oneself is, anyway, a misnomer. We don't kill ourselves. We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive. When somebody dies after a long illness, people are apt to say, with a note of approval, "He fought so hard." And they are inclined to think, about a suicide, that no fight was involved, that somebody simply gave up. This is quite wrong.”


137. “I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace.” ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha (see all suicide quotes to inspire prevention)


138. “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”


139. “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


140. “Hard work always wins in the end.” – Lucas Till


141. “If you are feeling depressed and you are asked how you are feeling, sometimes it is better to answer you are fine than to make people know the real feelings and be haunted by the pain that goes with it.”


142. “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”


143. “You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk” – Alan Alda


144. “Some hustle for respect. Some hustle for love. Others hustle for truth. We all hustle to survive.” – Unknown


145. “Do not stumble on something behind you.” – Seneca


146. “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” — Lao Tzu


147. “Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” Jasmine Warga


148. “Depression on my right, loneliness on my left. They do not need to show me their badges, because ever since you left, I have known these things so well.”


149. “Never put yourself in a situation where you have to shoulder the burden alone… Talk to someone about what you are going through. Find positive things/activities to do and channel your energy and emotion into it.”150. “I asked Santa to Put You Under My Tree This Morning. Where Are You? LOL”


151. “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


152. “Therapy is not a ‘white thing.’ It’s a clinical thing.” – Rosie Perez


153. “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”


154. “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, Prozac Nation


155. “Woke up this morning afraid I was gonna live.”― Elizabeth Wurtzel


156. “Keep calm and jingle on.” -Anonymous


157. “I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could was whisper “I’m fine.”- Unknown.


158. “The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.” – Unknown


159. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” — Madeleine L’Engle


160. “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.”


161. “I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could was a whisper, I’m fine.”


162. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” – Charles Spurgeon


163. “Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.” – Robert Green Ingersoll164. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”165. “If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking ”


166. “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


167. “Bipolar robs you of that which is you. It can take from you the very core of your being and replace it with something that is completely opposite of who and what you truly are. Because my bipolar went untreated for so long, I spent many years looking in the mirror and seeing a person I did not recognize or understand. Not only did bipolar rob me of my sanity, but it robbed me of my ability to see beyond the space it dictated me to look. I no longer could tell reality from fantasy, and I walked in a world no longer my own.”


168. “Don’t fight your emotions; learn to acknowledge them.” — Ray Giunta


169. “When we calm our mind, our thoughts, our complete being, we create in and around us a beautiful glow of positivity and peace.” – Zeenat Merchant Syal


170. “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear." — C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain


171. “Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.” – Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


172. “Sometimes just the thought of facing the day, feels like broken glass in my soul.”


173. “I was born with a great awareness of my surroundings and other people… Sometimes that awareness is good, and sometimes I wish I wasn’t so sensitive.” — Scarlett Johansson


174. “During the depression, the world disappears — language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk. Because the inner voice is so urgent in its discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on?”


175. “To me, at one time, depression made me feel like I was trying to move through a foot-deep layer of peanut butter. The simplest things took enormous effort. Getting up. Brushing my hair. Putting on makeup was the worst. Maybe that was because I was trying so hard to look normal when inside I felt like I was dying. When I was told depression was caused by bottled-up anger, I was horrified! Me? angry? I was never allowed to be angry. And then the dam burst and anger flowed out in every direction. Then came the task of learning how to manage this powerful force that I was turning on those around me. Someone who’s never been depressed cannot possibly understand. Others just want you to act normal, perform normally, not rock the boat. Medication can help. It helped me. But it’s not the whole answer. Eventually, depression and anger introduced me to my true self in exchange for exposing and discarding the false self I’d been wearing for so many years…a gift!” – Nancy Landrum, MA, Author and Relationship Coach


176. “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” – Henry Ward Beecher


177. “I don’t want to die. Really, I don’t. It’s not a lie. I’m not suicidal. I just feel like sometimes I can’t keep myself from hurting me. It’s like there’s someone else inside of me who needs to physically peel those bad thoughts out of my head and there’s no other way to get in there. The physical pain distracts me from the mental pain.”


178. “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


179. “It doesn't get better," I said. "The pain. The wounds scab over and you don't always feel like a knife is slashing through you. But when you least expect it, the pain flashes to remind you you'll never be the same.”


180. “Nobody understands another’s sorrow, and nobody another’s joy.”


181. “I remain someone of little consequence, as if nothing more than dandelion fluff caught on a breeze.”― Kelly Moran


182. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” — Steve Maraboli


183. “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.”


184. “In their seeking, wisdom and madness are one and the same. On the path of love, friend and stranger are one and the same.”185. “It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake.”


186. “I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”― Henry Rollins


187. “When you’re depressed, you don’t control your thoughts; your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.”


188. “Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.“ – Pythagoras


189. “Healing is not linear.”


190. “I’ve got a bad case of the 3:00 am guilts – you know, when you lie in bed awake and replay all those things you didn’t do right? Because, as we all know, nothing solves insomnia like a nice warm glass of regret, depression and self-loathing.” ― D.D. Barant, Dying Bites


191. “Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anais Nin


192. ‘Tis The Season To Be Freezin’


193. “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” —Lao Tzu, philosopher194. “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.” ―Jeffrey Eugenides


195. “All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.”196. I’m broken from the inside. The depression that has slowly eaten away at me has finally consumed me, and I couldn’t beat it. – Kim Jonghyun


197. Resilience: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius


198. “I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they’ve had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering.” – Kay Redfield Jamison


199. “The role of anxiety in the development of human personality is central, and it is intricate beyond our understanding.” – Timothy Leary


200. “Life is way too short to spend it at war with yourself.” – Unknown201. “I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?” ― Laurie Halse Anderson


202. “Work harder than you think you did yesterday” – Unknown


203. “There are no windows within the dark house of depression through which to see others, only mirrors.” – Miriam Toews


204. “I’m hurt, and I’m heartbroken, and I’m sad, and I’m depressed, and I have been crying, but I don’t want to let it ruin my life.”


205. Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. – Regina Brett


206. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller


207. “The worst kind of pain is when you’re smiling just to stop the tears for falling.”


208. “If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation


209. “It’s not too late to recover. You are young, you are tough. You are adaptable. You can patch up your wounds, lift up your head and move on.” – Haruki Murakami210. “The head worries and the heart feels. They cannot function at the same time. When your feelings dominate, worry dissolves.” ~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


211. “On the path of love, we are neither masters nor the owners of our lives. We are only a brush in the hand of the master painter.”


212. “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 ever to see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.”


213. “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


214. “Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” – Noam Shpancer


215. “It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” – Harry S Truman


216. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” ―Susan Sontag


217. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” – Leonardo da Vinci


218. “When you suffer from depression, “I’m tired” means a permanent state of exhaustion that sleep doesn’t fix.”


219. “[Slow breathing] is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm goes away, but it will hold you steady until it passes. — Russ Harris


220. “I have been bent and broken, but — I hope — into a better shape.” – Charles Dickens


221. “The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.” -Andy Rooney


222. “In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known — no wonder, then, that I return the love.”


223. “Depression is the overwhelming sense of numbness and the desire for anything that can help you make it from one day to the next.”


224. “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


225. “If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.”


226. “Depression is not generalized pessimism, but pessimism specific to the effects of one’s own skilled action.” – Robert M. Sapolsky


227. It was against my principles and all, but I was feeling so depressed I didn't even think. That's the whole trouble. When you're feeling very depressed, you can't even think.” — J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye


228. “Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.” – Maza Dohta


229. “I’d rather hustle 24/7 than slave 9 to 5.” – Unknown


230. “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.” — Stephen Fry


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


232. “Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.” – Adam Ant


233. “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” Alexander Pope234. “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.”


235. “Anticipate good things will happen, keep your mind positive, never lose hope, and it will amaze you.” – C Pulsifer


236. “Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” – Meister Eckhart


237. “Saying “I’m tired” when you’re actually sad.”


238. “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


239. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.”


240. “Sometimes, even to live is an act of courage.”


241. “I used to fell a lot of guilt about having depression but then I realized that’s a lot like feeling guilty for having brown hair.”


242. “How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.”


243. “Good humor is a tonic for the 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 , fighting depressing quotes about friends244. “The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”


245. “I wish it would rain all day; maybe that would make the pain go away.”


246. ‘Til He appeared and the Soul Felt Its Worth


247. “This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.”


248. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not surrounded by assholes.” – Sigmund Freud


249. “So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key.” – The Eagles


250. “Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley


251. “Whether an illness affects your heart, your arm, or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there shouldn’t be any distinction. We would never tell someone with a broken leg that they should stop wallowing and get it together. We don’t consider taking medication for an ear infection something to be ashamed of. We shouldn’t treat mental health conditions any differently. Instead, we should make it clear that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness – it’s a sign of strength – and we should ensure that people can get the treatment they need.” —Michelle Obama, former first lady


252. “Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears of happiness and of sadness.”


253. “At some stages of your life you will deal with things and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.” – Nigella Lawson


254. “You got this. One day at a time. You are resilient, courageous, and capable. Be proud of yourself. It isn’t easy enduring depression/anxiety.” – The Anxiety Man (@RealAnxietyMan)


255. “But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience, etc.” – Bob Geldof


256. Change will come: “Life is a combination of happiness and pain. Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional. Having a broad perspective on life gives you the strength to move forward through painful times. Know that you are very much needed in this world. With all its infinite possibilities, this life is a gift for it can become a fountain of joy and happiness not just for oneself but for many others as well.” ~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


257. “I didn’t eat. I stayed in my room. I was in a really bad place in life, going through that lonely period: ‘Who am I? Who are friends? My life changed.'” – Beyonce258. “I understand your pain. Trust me, I do. I’ve seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living a happy, fulfilling life. You can do it too. I believe in you. You are not a burden. You will NEVER BE a burden.” – Sophie Turner


259. “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


260. “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


261. “I’m the type of girl who smiles to make everyone’s day. Even though I’m dying on the inside.”


262. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn


263. “One of things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder is that if you don’t have prior awareness, you don’t have any idea what hit you.” – Kay Redfield Jamison


264. “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


265. “I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time, and I am quite proud that I got out of that.” –


266. “The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.”


267. “In a moment of clarity, out of nowhere, I saw that when I believed my thoughts I suffered and when I questioned my thoughts I didn’t suffer, and I have come to see that this is true for every human being. – Bryon Katie


268. “Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you.”


269. “She has love in her words, pain in her silence.” – Laura Jane


270. “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, poet


271. “Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” – Mariska Hargitay


272. “At some point, you will realize that some people can choose to stay in your heart but never in your life.”


273. “Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”274. “I’ve had a tremendous problem with depression in my life. I’d rather not talk about it, because it’s over. But depression is real.” – Henri Nouwen275. “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


276. “It's brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.”


277. “The waves of pincer-like pain keep pummeling your brain as your body is dragged down, down, down onto the inky, cold depths of the ocean floor, choking you.”


278. “I always hustled to make money and pay for school. I was never afraid of hard work.” – Tom Freston


279. “Being sad and being depressed are two different things. Also, people going through depression don’t look so, while someone sad will look sad. The most common reaction is, ‘How can you be depressed? You have everything going for you. You are the supposed number one heroine and have a plush home, car, movies… What else do you want?'” —Deepika Padukone, Indian actress


280. “Ways of worshipping are not to be ranked as better or worse than one another… It’s all praise, and it’s all right.”


281. “Fra-gee-lay. Must Be Italian.”


282. “It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.” – Richard Evans


283. “But what about self-esteem?”


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


285. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” (Dr. Seuss)


286. “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.”—Viktor E. Frankl


287. “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


288. “It is the custom to sneer at the modern apartment-house, television, big-city Christmas, with its commercial taint . . . office parties, artificial . . . Christmas trees . . . but future generations in search of their lost Christmases may well remember its innocence; yes, and its beauty, too.” – Paul Gallico


289. In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known—no wonder, then, that I return the love. – Søren Kierkegaard


290. “Acquainted with the Night


291. “Rocks in my path, I keep them all. With them, I shall build my castle.”292. “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


293. “Instead of wiping your tears away, wipe the people who create them instead.”


294. “Maybe all you need to pull you back from the ledge is to know someone would miss you if you fell.”― Leah Raeder


295. “You don’t just wake up one day and find that everything has worked itself out. You must get out of bed, morning after morning, and make a conscious effort to control the circumstances of that given day.”296. “I Felt So Shaken Up”: Woman Leaves Family Trip After Eavesdropping On Husband’s Conversation With Mother-In-LawSomeone Asks "What Makes You Not Want To Have Kids?" And 30 People Deliver Sincere Answers


297. “The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.” ― Pete Wentz


298. “As a mid-twenties professional working woman fresh out of college, depression was a huge detriment not only to my mental health but my financial stability. Choosing to go to therapy and get the professional help I needed has been the single best decision I’ve made in the last several years and has really turned my life around. In September I was depressed and constantly suicidal to the point that my boyfriend refused to let me get off the phone sometimes because he was afraid of what I would do to myself. Mid-September was when I started therapy and got on some antidepressant medication and it has revolutionized my life. I’ve been working through childhood trauma that I barely remembered but what I’ve discovered has had a huge impact on my adult life, and today I’m consistently able to find that even the darkest days aren’t debilitating even though the brightest days were depressing a few months ago.


299. “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.


300. “Only that day dawns to which we are awake.”


301. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link


302. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.”


303. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten


304. “Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.”


305. “Every emotion has a story to tell.” – k. tolnoe


306. “Like most people who’ve never experienced it, your view of depression is optimistically misguided.”


307. “It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”


308. “That depressing feeling when you feel you are important to someone and realize you are not.”


309. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” — Matt Lucas


310. “No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” – George Chakiris


311. “Being a new mother is supposed to be the happiest time of your life, but postpartum depression and anxiety strip that away for a time, but trust that it will not last forever.” – Judy Dippel


312. “Almost everyone is overconfident—except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists.” ― Joseph T. Hallinan


313. “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”


314. “It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.” – Bela Lugosi


315. “One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you're living with this illness and functioning at all, it's something to be proud of, not ashamed of.


316. “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 Plath317. “Sometimes, in the midst of heartbreak, you just choose to keep the pain with you because you do not want people to judge you or humiliate you for what you are going through.”


318. “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 Gilbert319. “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. The whole arrangement's designed for men who, at some time or other in their lives, were looking for something their own environment couldn't supply them with. Or they thought their own environment couldn't supply them with. So they gave up looking. They gave it up before they ever really even got started.”


320. “I open up a paper clip and scratch it across the inside of my left wrist. Pitiful. If a suicide attempt is a cry for help, then what is this? A whimper, a peep? I draw little windowcracks of blood, etching line after line until it stops hurting. It looks like I arm-wrestled a rosebush.”


321. It is okay to admit that your wounds are still open. That you are still healing. It takes time. It takes time. - Alison Malee


322. “Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.” — Elizabeth Wintzel


323. “Last month, as Victor drove me home so I could rest, I told him that sometimes I felt like his life would be easier without me. He paused a moment in thought and then said, ‘It might be easier. But it wouldn’t be better.‘”


324. “Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.” — Andrew Solomon


325. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


326. “Almost everyone is overconfident except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists.” – Joseph T. Hallinan327. “Madness is a kind of mental suicide.”


328. “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 ever to see the end.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel


329. “We all know pain doesn’t exist without some coexisting depression.” — Jerry Hall


330. “I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.”


331. “Feeling your feelings will not lead to depression.” — Jordan Pickell, MCP RCC


332. “This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children.”


333. “No matter how depressed you are or how much pain you’re in, you have to return to your routine, daily life.”


334. “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” Dodie Smith


335. “Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river–and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you.” – Alysha Speer


336. “Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.” — Jasmine Warga


337. “There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?”


338. “Anything that instills a sense of hope will at least temporarily help treat depression.” – Irving Kirsch


339. Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. – Arthur C. Clarke


340. New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. – Lao Tzu


341. “I understand your pain. Trust me, I do. I’ve seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living a happy, fulfilling life. You can do it too. I believe in you. You are not a burden. You will NEVER BE a burden.” — Sophie Turner


342. Make your worries bigger! “We should start worrying about the whole world instead of ourselves.” ~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


343. “You don’t know where you are or where your dreams end and the world begins.”― Rachel Klein


344. There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. – John Green


345. “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.”346. “Sometimes one has simply to endure a period of depression for what it may hold of illumination if one can live through it, attentive to what it exposes or demands.” — May Sarton


347. “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


348. “Nobody ever tells you that emptiness weighs the most.”


349. “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.”


350. Inspirational Quotes On Social Anxiety:


351. “Depression is a gift. The only inconvenience is that you need to wait a few weeks, and sometimes a few years, to appreciate it. Be patient.” – Maxime Lagacé


352. “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


353. “Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.” – T. S. Eliot


354. “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now — and do it.”— William Durant


355. “Just as the triggers for depression are correct and present every day, so are triggers for joy.”― Shaista Tayabali


356. “The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.”


357. The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared. – Lois Lowry


358. “You should not have to rip yourself into pieces to keep others whole.”


359. “You don’t always have to do stuff or achieve stuff. You don’t have to always spend your free time productively. You don’t have to be doing yoga or painting or bread making. Sometimes you can just be and feel things and get through and eat pasta and survive, and that is more than enough.” – Aisling, Blogger


360. “There’s nothing wrong with you that a little Prozac and a polo mallet can’t cure.”


361. “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.“ – Robbie Williams


362. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” — Jonathan Safran Foer


363. “A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.” – Lilly Singh


364. “Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.” ― Philip K. Dick


365. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” Madeleine L’Engle


366. “There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are super mom.” – Stephanie Precourt


367. “The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!”


368. “When you are happy, you enjoy the music. But, when you are sad you understand the lyrics.’


369. “I don’t want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a slow wave.”


370. “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”


371. Exercise regularly. Exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. A moderate amount of exercise is the key here – too much or too little can actually worsen your mood and eat a healthy diet in order to feel better..


372. No matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back. – Albert Camus


373. “Everything you have ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” — George Addair


374. “There is a lot of misunderstanding, and I feel like there’s a lot of people out there who think that it’s not real, that it’s not true, that it is something that is made up in their mind… It’s something that’s completely uncontrollable, and it’s really painful, and it’s really scary, and women need a lot of support.” – Hayden Panettiere


375. “Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path…Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.”


376. “Postpartum depression is hard to describe — the way the body and mind and spirit fracture and crumble in the wake of what most believe should be a celebratory time. I cringed when I watched my interview on television because of my inability to share authentically what I was going through, what so many women go through. I fear more often than not, for this reason alone, we choose silence. And the danger of being silent means only that others will suffer in silence and may never be able to feel whole because of it.” — Goop


377. “Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure, but an 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.” — Anonymous378. “It is okay to have depression, it is okay to have anxiety and it is okay to have an adjustment disorder. We need to improve the conversation. We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health.” – Prince Harry


379. “You are strong enough to face it all, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now” – Unknown


380. “At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.” -Thomas Tusser381. “I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason, every event has a why and all adversity teaches us a lesson… Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is.”


382. “There’s nothing weak about struggling with mental illness.” – Kristen Bell


383. The only cure I have ever known for fear and doubt and loneliness is an immense love of self.


384. “The dream doesn’t lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education.” – Alphonso Jackson


385. “But for me to have the opportunity to stand in front of a bunch of executives and present myself, I had to hustle in my own way. I can’t tell you how frustrating it was that they didn’t get that. No joke – I’d leave meetings crying all the time.” – Kanye West


386. “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”- Jacques Prevert


387. “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


388. “Only those with skin as thick as elephant hide can hope to sail through their teens unscathed by self-doubt and bouts of depression.” – Mariella Frostrup


389. “epression looks normal from the outside, but it devours the person experiencing it on the inside.” — Prateeksha Ranjan


390. “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


391. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”


392. “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 me—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?


393. “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”


394. “The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.”


395. “Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.”


396. “The way you speak of yourself, the way you degrade yourself, into smallness is abuse.” – RUPI KAUR


397. “It’s hard to part the curtains when the dark holds such familiarity.” – Donna Lynn Hope


398. “My hustle is nonstop. I never stop hustling.” – Young Jeezy


399. “My schedule for today lists a six-hour self-accusatory depression.”


400. “In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known — no wonder, then, that I return the love.” ―Soren Kierkegaard


401. The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost


402. “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off – then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.” ― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick


403. “Regular exercise can really help you to reduce your stress levels, anxiety and depression. When you exercise your brain releases endorphins.” — Heather Rose


404. “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.”