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800 Best Depression Quotes That Will Make You Feel Less Alone

1. “People don’t die from suicide; they die from sadness.”


2. “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.”


3. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray


4. “Sad hurts but it's a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” ― J.K. Rowling


5. “I’m fine. Well, I’m not fine – I’m here.”


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


7. “A scar had been beaten into his mind which would only heal by experience.”― Ian Fleming


8. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” Robert Frost


9. “This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


10. “You are not one you are a thousand. Just light your lantern.”


11. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly


12. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” ― George Bernard Shaw13. “Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually”.


14. “You smile, but you wanna cry. You talk, but you wanna be quiet. You pretend like you’re happy but you aren’t.”


15. “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” — Christopher Reeve


16. “Some of us would think that holding on to something makes us strong. But what we don’t realize is that it is in letting go that we become stronger.”


17. “There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.” – Ovid


18. “I’m not sure if I’m depressed. I mean, I’m not sad, but I’m not exactly happy either. I can laugh and joke and smile during the day, but sometimes when I’m alone at night I forget how to feel.”


19. “This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor… Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”


20. “Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. It’s too much for me.’ You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you’ve been trying to play.” —Jim Carrey


21. “I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment, and sorrow, just 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, to experience grace.” – Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha


22. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper


23. “When you go through a hard period, when everything seems to oppose you, when you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, never give up! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!”


24. “A Christian should resemble a fruit tree with real fruit, not a Christmas tree with decorations tied on” – John Stott


25. “She was drowning, but nobody saw her struggle.”


26. “Let the beauty we love be what we do.”


27. “Like basketball, fashion is hard work.” – Amar’e Stoudemire


28. “Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football.” -Roger Staubach


29. Best Overcoming Anxiety Depression Quotes30. “Hustle in silence and let your success make the noise.” – Unknown


31. “Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.” – Virginia Satir


32. “Honestly, sometimes I still think I have to deal with [postpartum depression]. I think people need to talk about it more because it’s almost like the fourth trimester, it’s part of the pregnancy. I remember one day, I couldn’t find Olympia’s bottle and I got so upset I started crying... because I wanted to be perfect for her.” — Harper’s Bazaar UK, May 2018


33. When the people you love are gone, you’re alone. – Keanu Reeves


34. “Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love.”


35. “Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” — Gordon B. Hinckley36. “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.”


37. “There is no person in this whole world who is a mistake, no matter how different that person may seem.”– Fred Rogers


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


39. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”


40. “When it is darkest, we can see the stars.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


41. “Don’t complain. Just work harder” – Unknown


42. “I can’t think of another type of illness where the sufferer is made to feel guilty and question their self-care when their medications need to be changed.”43. “Any problem that arose was too much for Mom now.”


44. “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.


45. As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong. – Tabitha Suzuma


46. “In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” – Robert Frost


47. “My career has been successful, but it’s been a grind of hard work.” – Emmanuelle Chriqui


48. 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


49. “You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” ―Jasmine Warga


50. “You are allowed to take your time to grow in your own beautiful way.”


51. “I disliked myself so intensely. It was just a mindset. I didn’t know how to love myself. I didn’t know how to love anybody.” — Anne Hathaway


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


53. “The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.” —Unknown author


54. I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.- Dwayne Johnson


55. “Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.” – Peter A. Levine


56. “God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one.”


57. “I love people, and the hustle.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


58. “It was a little thing, but on top of the other little things, it broke something in me.”― John Howard Griffin


59. “Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.”― Jo Nesbo


60. “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


61. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


62. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.”– Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss


63. “Even from a dark night, songs of beauty can be born.” Mary Anne Radmacher


64. “I badly need a break from all these loneliness that is consuming me. I deserve to be happy so please, let go and free me.”


65. “But no matter how much evil I see, I think it’s important for everyone to understand that there is much more light than darkness.”― Robert Uttaro


66. “Sanity is a cozy lie.”


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


68. “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. 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


69. “My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So, why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?” — Kerry Washington70. “Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.” William Hazlitt


71. “I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, it’s malignity.” — Sylvia Plath, Ariel


72. “Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud — falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I’m not the only thing that falls apart. It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.” — Lone Alaskan Gypsy


73. “It’s a bit like walking down a long dark corridor, never knowing when the light will go on.” – Neil Lennon


74. “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, Hold Still


75. Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth II76. The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God. - Victor Hugo


77. “Only you can make yourself strong. Nobody else can do it for you.”


78. “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – Unknown


79. “There is no substitute for hard work. There is a little luck along the way, but there is no substitute for really super-hard work, first in, last out. Mary Callahan Erdoesk. There is a little luck along the way, but there is no substitute for really super-hard work, first in, last out.” – Mary Callahan Erdoes


80. “I think that little by little, I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.”


81. “It’s so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself. That’s above and beyond everything else, and it’s not a mental complaint-it’s a physical thing, like it’s physically hard to open your mouth and make the words come out.”― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story


82. “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. The fog is like a cage without a key.” —Elizabeth Wurtzel, author


83. “Find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith and fortify yourself from the inside out.” – Les Brown


84. 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


85. “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


86. “At some point in your life, you will realize that some people could stay in your heart but never in your life”


87. “We are not to blame for our illness, but we are responsible for our health.” Victoria Maxwell


88. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe


89. “I hid my deepest feelings so well I forgot where I placed them.” - Amy Tan, Saving Fish from Drowning


90. “Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.”― Jennifer Elisabeth


91. “The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.” – Maxine Hong Kingston


92. “Part of me wants to die tonight, part of me wants it to be an accident and part of me wants somebody to notice and stop me”


93. “We are always trying to build a bridge between ‘what is’ and ‘what should be’. And in that, there is contradiction and conflict.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti


94. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. — Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression


95. “Scars that hurt the most are scars that wound our hearts. It might be healed but the mark of pain will remain forever.”


96. “Depression is anger turned inward.”― Sapphire, Push


97. “I thought I had a really bad case of the baby blues. I was three months into it before I realized it could be postpartum depression. [My husband] Tye [Strickland] — clearly he knew something was wrong. When I brought it up, he said he’d been thinking it, but I was the one to bring it up. I had a massive case of denial, though. I thought women with postpartum depression wanted to hurt their babies. But for me, it had nothing to do with [my baby] Ava. I had this big emptiness that you shouldn’t have right after you have a baby. I was like, I don’t want to seem like I’m not happy — it’s just that there’s something chemically wrong. I would get frustrated and angry really easily. Usually I’m very in control with my emotions, and that had changed. ... I’m still not 100 percent yet, but I’m getting there. … I urge everyone to talk about it, so it can be much easier for other women who go through it.” — The Bump, March 2017


98. “Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘You can not withstand the storm.’


99. “The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is: You don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.” – Demi Lovato


100. “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


101. “Even when the world throws its worst and then turns its back, there is still always hope.” – Pittacus Lore


102. “Dead, but not allowed to die. Alive, but as good as dead.” ― Suzanne Collins


103. “Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” – Plato


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105. “Nothing worth having comes easy.” – Theodore Roosevelt” – Theodore Roosevelt


106. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” This quote is not directly related to depression, however, it teaches us that even in the midst of difficult situations, with the right mindset, we can overcome any battle and succeed.” – Edelys Diaz, LMFT107. “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


108. “You don’t understand depression until you can’t stand your presence in an empty room.”


109. “I want to be honest about postpartum depression because I think there’s still so much shame when you have mixed feelings about being a mom instead of feeling this sort of ‘bliss.’ I think a lot of people still really struggle with that, but it’s hard to find other people who are willing to talk about it.” – Amanda Peet


110. “Imagination has a great deal to do with winning.” —Mike Krzyzewski


111. “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


112. “Well, I realized finally that all of the hard work paid off.” – David Naughton


113. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. The pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis114. “Hope fills the holes of my frustration in my heart.”


115. “It is scary to tell people how much you are hurting so it would be better to keep the pain all to yourself.”116. “A man does not recover from such jolts– he becomes a different person and, eventually, the new person finds new things to care about.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


117. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain


118. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” – Dr. Seuss


119. 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


120. “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” Mary Engelbreit


121. I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are evil. — J.R.R. Tolkien


122. “I like to work hard and see the results of my hard work.” – Erin Heatherton


123. “Depression is rage spread thin.”


124. “After every Olympics, I think I fell into a major state of depression, and after 2012 that was probably the hardest fall for me. I didn’t want to be in the sport anymore…a year and a half, two years after that…” – Micheal Phelps


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


126. “Since the day you left, I have been so depressed and cannot even put myself to sleep. I am absolutely tired of crying. You might see me smiling, but deep inside me, I am dying.”


127. “This fall I think you’re riding for—it’s a special kind of fall, a horrible kind. The man falling isn’t permitted to feel or hear himself hit bottom. He just keeps falling and falling.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (see more Catcher in the Rye quotes)


128. “After every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression, and after 2012 that was probably the hardest fall for me.” – Michael Phelps


129. “We’re all damaged in our own way. Nobody’s perfect. I think we are all somewhat screwy, every single one of us.”


130. “She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.” ―Patricia Briggs,


131. “Depression is difficult to battle but we can get through it once we decide to wake up from our bed no matter what. Doing small tasks seems like moving a mountain with depression but if we keep moving forward, the weight of depression feels less on our shoulders.” – Job Kapilakan, CEO of Abundance No Limits


132. “Depression makes you isolated. It’s tough to think of other people when you’re wrapped in a prickly blanket of sadness, and all you can think about is your pain.”133. “I’m often silent when I’m screaming inside”


134. “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.” ― Shannon L. Alder, 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It’s Too Late


135. “Depression on my left. Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.” — Elizabeth Gibert


136. “Deep depression is like quicksand: if you struggle too much, you will only dig yourself in further.” — Gillian Butler


137. “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have the right to be here.” — Max Ehrmann from “Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life.”


138. “The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything – meals, jobs, clothing.” — Tom Brokaw


139. “Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


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141. “I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing deep down inside that I am a good person and that I am worthy of a good life.” – Jonathan Harnisch


142. “Even on your worst days, you are always worth love and respect. Don’t ever settle for anything less.”


143. “Love is the water of life. Everything other than love for the most beautiful God is agony of the spirit, though it be sugar-eating. What is agony of the spirit? To advance toward death without seizing hold of the water of life.”


144. “By admitting that I suffered from depression and letting others help me on this journey, I have become more self-aware, sensitive, and compassionate not only to how I’m feeling but how others are as well.”


145. “The real reasons for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.” – Ernest Hemingway


146. “I am not using my depression as an excuse. Trust me; I’d give anything to function “normally” on a day to day basis.”


147. “Not everyone who sells Christmas trees believes in Santa Claus.” – Matt Barr


148. “You can’t live the life you owe yourself without living it loudly, boldly, and without apology.”


149. “I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.”


150. “Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.”


151. “Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.”


152. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss


153. “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 LaCour154. “Hello, Pooh. Hello, Piglet,” said Eeyore, in a Glum Sounding Voice.


155. “Have you ever been so melancholy, that you wanted to fit in the palm of your beloved’s hand? And lie there, for fortnights, or decades, or the length of time between stars? In complete silence?” — Sarah Ruhl, Melancholy Play


156. When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune. – Albert Camus


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


158. “The silence depressed me. It wasn’t the silence of silence. It was my silence.”


159. “Depressed” is a word that often describes somebody who is feeling sad and gloomy, but in this case it describes a secret button, hidden in a crow statue, that is feeling just fine, thank you.”


160. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” — Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral's Kiss


161. “‘Are you feeling okay?’ I try not to sound like the blaming girlfriend. Why won’t you spend time with me? Why won’t you call me back? Don’t you like me anymore?”


162. “I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life’s problems.” – James Cash Penney


163. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.”


164. “Life passes. Then comes the depression. That feeling that you’ll never be right again. The fear that these outbreaks will become more familiar, or worse, never go away. You’re so tired from fighting that you start to listen to all the little lies your brain tells you. The ones that say you’re a drain on your family. The ones that say that if you were stronger or better this wouldn’t be happening to you.”


165. “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox


166. “I’m a happy-go-lucky manic-depressive. It does get very deep and dark for me, and it gets scary at times when I feel I can’t pull out of it. But I don’t consider myself negative-negative. I’m positive-negative.”


167. “In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.” – David Viscott


168. “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


169. “The key word here is roots,” Maestra had countered. “The roots of depression. For most people, self-awareness and self-pity blossom simultaneously in early adolescence. It's about that time that we start viewing the world as something other than a whoop-de-doo playground, we start to experience personally how threatening it can be, how cruel and unjust. At the very moment when we become, for the first time, both introspective and socially conscientious, we receive the bad news that the world, by and large, doesn't give a rat's ass. Even an old tomato like me can recall how painful, scary, and disillusioning that realization was. So, there's a tendency, then, to slip into rage and self-pity, which if indulged, can fester into bouts of depression.”


170. “I can feel the hurt. There’s something good about it. Mostly it makes me stop remembering.”― Albert Borris


171. “Happiness comes as a result of conflict, resolution, and growth — as the result of having to work at something.”


172. “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.”


173. “If emotions are like a roller coaster then depression is like a derailment. Your spirits crash to the depths of a decline in which all happiness is lost.” — Ginny Stroud


174. “It is recession if your neighbor will lose his job. But it is depression if you lose yours if you lose yourself in the process of loving someone else.”


175. “It's not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.”


176. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” Lee Iacocca


177. “No darkness lasts forever. And even there, there are stars.” – Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore


178. “I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me. ” —Elizabeth Wurtzel, author


179. “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.”


180. “The greatest wisdom lies on the other side, immediately on the other side, of the greatest despair.” – Alan Watts


181. “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.”


182. “The thought that once in your life, you are happy together with your loved one, will make you wonder why bad things happened to the both of you. This is definitely heartbreaking if not depressing.”


183. “The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it” – Unknown


184. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth185. “If God consistently sent lightning bolts in response to bad doctrine, our planet would sparkle nightly like a Christmas tree.” – Philip Yancey


186. Accepting care: “Anxiety can go away through pranayama, knowledge, and meditation, and knowing that someone is taking care of you.” ~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


187. “I try to smile at all times so that no one else will know how sad and lonely I really am since that day you left me.”


188. “A sense of humor is the best indicator that you will recover; it is often the best indicator that people will love you. Sustain that and you have hope.”― Andrew Solomon


189. “Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. But the realism is merely a mask for depression’s actual essence, which is an overwhelming estrangement from humanity.”― Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone


190. I’m completely alone at a table of friends. I feel nothing for them. I feel nothing. Nothing. – Conor Oberst


191. “Make your plate look like a Christmas tree,” I tell people, “mostly green with splashes of other bright colors.” – Victoria Moran


192. “Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.”


193. “However, when we are depressed, being reminded of other people’s suffering only serves to increase our self-hatred.”― Dorothy Rowe


194. “Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.” – Ronald Reagan


195. “I’m very available to depression. I can slip in and out of it quite easily. It started when my granddad died, when I was about 10, and while I never had a suicidal thought, I have been in therapy, lots.” — Adele


196. “Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle” – Ross Simmonds


197. “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. This act has been encouraged for centuries and is accepted even now as an important reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your mind.” – Emilie Autumn


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


199. “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” – John Keats200. “Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.” – Elizabeth Wentzel


201. “Don't interrupt. Now, unless someone stronger and wiser—a friend, a parent, a novelist, filmmaker, teacher, or musician—can josh us out of it, can elevate us and show us how petty and pompous and monumentally useless it is to take ourselves so seriously, then depression can become a habit, which, in tern, can produce a neurological imprint. Are you with me? Gradually, our brain chemistry becomes conditioned to react to negative stimuli in a particular, predictable way. One thing'll go wrong and it'll automatically switch on its blender and mix us that black cocktail, the ol’ doomsday daiquiri, and before we know it, we’re soused to the gills from the inside out. Once depression has become electrochemically integrated, it can be extremely difficult to philosophically or psychologically override it; by then it's playing by physical rules, a whole different ball game. That's why, Switters my dearest, every time you've shown signs of feeling sorry for yourself, I've played my blues records really loud or read to you from The Horse’s Mouth. And that’s why when you’ve exhibited the slightest tendency toward self-importance, I’ve reminded you that you and me— you and I: excuse me—may be every bit as important as the President or the pope or the biggest prime-time icon in Hollywood, but none of us is much more than a pimple on the ass-end of creation, so let’s not get carried away with ourselves. Preventive medicine, boy. It’s preventive medicine.”


202. “Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.”


203. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia


204. 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


205. “Mental illness lives all around us every day. I’ve seen it in other family members, I’ve seen it in friends, and I’ve dealt with it myself with my own postpartum depression.” – Rachel Hollis


206. “If you desire healing,


207. “Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself. Emily Dotterer”


208. “It’s a bit like walking down a long, dark corridor, never knowing when the light will go on.”209. “If you can recognize that what you are experiencing (i.e., depression) is something that feels off to you, your True Self is already working to help heal you by guiding you to that awareness. If you were meant to be depressed, you would not notice that it was an unpleasant state of being; it would feel natural. In other words, you are not your depression and it is not you!


210. ‘The sad part isn’t that we never talk, it’s that we used to talk every day.”


211. “To say there is no Santa Claus is the most erroneous statement in the world. Santa Claus is a thought that is passed from generation to generation. After a time, this thought takes on a human form. Maybe if all children and adults understand the symbolism of this thought we can actually attain Peace on Earth and goodwill to men everywhere.” (Charles W.Howard)212. “This is my depressed stance. When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this.” — Charles M. Schulz


213. “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


214. “I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?” —Billie Eilish


215. “Sometimes we create such powerful illusions so that we do not get lost in the darkness.”― Christy Lefteri


216. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”


217. “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. They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.” ―Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking


218. “Nothing is quite as depressing as depression.”― Claire Weekes


219. “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbel


220. “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


221. “No one ever drowned in sweat.” – Unknown


222. “I’m often silent when I’m screaming inside.”223. “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.” — Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression


224. “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


225. “The deepest fear we have, ‘the fear beneath all fears,’ is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It’s this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life.” – Tullian Tchividjian


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


227. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”- Richard L. Evans228. “Habits of pessimism lead to depression, wither achievement, and undermine physical health. The good news is that pessimism can be unlearned, and that with its removal depression, underachievement, and poor health can be alleviated.”


229. “Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke


230. “Let silence be the art you practice.”


231. “Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment…this day…is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day…each moment of this day…a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.” – Dan Custer


232. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott.


233. “The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.”


234. “When you come out of the grips of a depression there is an incredible relief, but not one you feel allowed to celebrate. Instead, the feeling of victory is replaced with anxiety that it will happen again, and with shame and vulnerability when you see how your illness affected your family, your work, everything left untouched while you struggled to survive. We come back to life thinner, paler, weaker … but as survivors. Survivors who don’t get pats on the back from coworkers who congratulate them on making it. Survivors who wake to more work than before because their friends and family are exhausted from helping them fight a battle they may not even understand. I hope to one day see a sea of people all wearing silver ribbons as a sign that they understand the secret battle, and as a celebration of the victories made each day as we individually pull ourselves up out of our foxholes to see our scars heal, and to remember what the sun looks like.”


235. “Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they actually were.”


236. “I was postnatally depressed but I didn’t know it. I saw a doctor for the medical check, and I just burst into tears. She said I was postnatally depressed and I went, ‘Am I? Why is that?’ I saw a great guy and he sorted me out, but I did the first year on "Game of Thrones" in that space, figuring out motherhood and going through a weird time personally. It was tricky.” — Porter, July 2017


237. “No sin is necessarily connected with sorrow of heart, for Jesus Christ our Lord once said, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death.” There was no sin in Him, and consequently none in His deep depression.”238. Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis. – Brené Brown


239. “When you study postpartum depression, there is a very clear understanding that in communities where you see more support, there is less depression.” – Ariel Gore


240. “Depression isn’t always at 3 am. Sometimes it happens at 3 pm, while you’re with friends and you’re halfway through a laugh.”


241. “I wanted to write a story about my struggles with depression and mental health. It’s an issue that needs to be talked about more.” – Ginger Zee


242. “The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke


243. “It’s my mission to share this with the world and to let them know that there is life on the other side of those dark times that seem so hopeless and helpless. I want to show the world that there is life — surprising, wonderful and unexpected life after diagnosis.” —Demi Lovato ​


244. “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have the right to be here.” – Max Ehrmann


245. “You think you want to die but in reality, you just want to be saved”246. “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.”


247. “Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.” — Murray Gell-Mann248. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau


249. “Depression doesn’t take away your talents; it just makes them harder to find.” — Lady Gaga


250. “To become spiritual, you must die to self, and come alive in the Lord. Only then will the mysteries of God fall from your lips. To die to self through self-discipline causes suffering but brings you everlasting life.”


251. “May I not forget that poverty and riches are of the spirit. Though the world knows me not, may my thoughts and actions be such as will keep me friendly with myself.”


252. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”


253. “Sometimes we create such powerful illusions, so that we do not get lost in the darkness.”― Christy Lefteri


254. “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” — Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting


255. “If happiness is determined by our thoughts it is necessary to drive off the thoughts which make for depression and discouragement.”


256. “Being depressed, all I needed was someone who could listen to me, believe in me, encourage me, but most of all, understand me.” – Maxime Lagacé


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


258. “Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lungs.


259. “Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That’s applicable to any kind of depression.” – Judy Collins


260. “You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” – Jasmine Warga


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


262. “I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.” — Anonymous


263. “Ultimately, Santa is here to teach us about giving unconditionally. That’s why he visits so many children. But when kids get older they don’t need him as much because they have already learned the lesson and have started giving to others just as Santa gave to them.”


264. If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. – Fred Rogers


265. “It’s been raining outside and I feel like a sad poet, hating my imagination pissing on the roof.”― Munia Khan


266. “Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.” – Ben Carson


267. “You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me.” – Donald Sutherland


268. “Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.”


269. “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.” – Epictetus


270. “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


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


272. “I love Christmas tree bulbs, and I started putting them in my paintings. You’ve got to plug this painting in, and it’s got a rig in the back so that each one can be replaced if it burns out.” – David Lynch


273. “Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.” – Dick Cavett


274. “Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.” — Charlotte Eriksson


275. “Take control of your emotions before your emotions take control of you.”― Scott Dye


276. “What I would tell kids going through anxiety, which I have and can relate to, is that you’re so normal. Everyone experiences a version of anxiety or worry in their lives, and maybe we go through it in a different or more intense way for longer periods of time, but there’s nothing wrong with you. To be a sensitive person that cares a lot, that takes things in in a deep way is actually part of what makes you amazing… I wouldn’t trade it for the world, even when there are really hard times. Don’t ever feel like you’re a weirdo for it because we’re all weirdos.” — Emma Stone​


277. “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


278. “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


279. “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​


280. “The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne.”― William Styron


281. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” – Thomas Jefferson


282. “People think depression is sadness, crying, or dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is a constant feeling of being numb. You wake up in the morning to go back to bed again.”


283. “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.”


284. “Part of managing and recovering from depression is learning to be strong when I feel weakest. It’s learning that no matter how painful those emotions get, they will pass.”


285. Do you know what hurts so very much? It’s love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. – Corrie ten Boom


286. “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.”


287. “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


288. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” – Thomas A. Edison


289. “Some of the first days after I came home, I was a little outside myself. My mother remarked that she noticed I had moments of lifelessness, but reassured me that this was entirely normal. It’s for things like that after having a baby that mothers really need emotional support.” – Celine Deon


290. “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


291. “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.


292. “You aren’t the things that haunt you. You aren’t the pain you feel. You aren’t defective or broken. You’re human, you’re doing the best you can, and you have so much to offer the world than the demons you’re fighting.” – Daniell Koepke


293. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplin


294. “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


295. “If at least I had solved my problems! Oh, I had not settled one of them, and how many they were! But I gave up caring about anything, and all the problems disappeared.”296. “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 wants friends, but hate socializing. It wants to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely. It’s feeling everything at once then feeling paralyzingly numb.”


297. “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 Plath


298. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.”


299. “I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today.” – Serena Williams


300. “I usually forgive easily, and I do forgive a lot. However, I can never forget what has been said and done, especially if it came from someone who was once a part of your life.”


301. “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” Jean de La Fontaine


302. “If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel.” — Keanu Reeves


303. “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


304. Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop. Never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another. – Shaun David Hutchinson


305. “I disliked myself so intensely. It was just a mindset. I didn’t know how to love myself. I didn’t know how to love anybody.” – Anne Hathaway​


306. “If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”


307. “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


308. “I can tell you that ‘Just cheer up’ is almost universally looked at as the most unhelpful depression cure ever. It’s pretty much the equivalent of telling someone who just had their legs amputated to ‘just walk it off.’ ”


309. “If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn't spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say.”


310. “We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.” R.M. Drake


311. “The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature. If some of our great decorated trees had been grown in a remote forest area with lights that came on every evening as it grew dark, the whole world would come to look at them and marvel at the mystery of their great beauty.” – Andy Rooney


312. “I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.”


313. “The only thing that stands between happiness and me is reality.”


314. “I hope one day I live in a world where the personal fight for mental stability is viewed with pride and public cheers instead of shame. I hope it for you too.”


315. “Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.'”


316. “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.” – Margaret Thatcher


317. “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”


318. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation


319. “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged.”


320. “Imagine if we obsessed about the things we love about ourselves?” Mental health disorders, including depression, are just the opposite. Whether you have a major depressive disorder, seasonal affective disorder, persistent depressive disorder or postpartum depression, your mood to take over our thoughts and emotions. Whether we are telling ourselves we are not good enough, not strong enough, not pretty enough or not successful enough, we often feel like we are losing the battle to depression. For those who do not have depression, it may be difficult to understand the gravity of the situation and to be able to truly empathize with those who are fighting the battles with depression. These insightful depression quotes provide inspiration for those battling depression and also provide awareness for those who may have a loved one with depression.


321. “It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.” – Napoleon Hill


322. “I have struggled with depression (and anxiety) and still do. When I learned to leverage my depression and triggers, I learned to change my lifestyle accordingly and start turning the drawbacks of this mental state into something that can benefit me. Learning to leverage adversity can help people thrive. My depression and anxiety both helped me leave places and people not meant for me which helped me discover my true potential, rather than stay around places that saw this part of me as a limitation.” – Karisa Karmali, Founder of Self-Love and Fitness


323. “Stay with friends who support you in these. Talk with them about sacred texts, and how you are doing, and how they are doing, and keep your practices together.”


324. “I hide all my scars with an “I’m fine.”


325. “When I started flirting with the hustle, failure became my ex. Now engaged to the game and married to success.” – Unknown


326. “Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say, “Be more silent.” As that happens, your soul starts to revive.”


327. “You cannot change anyone but yourself. Always hope for the best, but keep living your life no matter what.” – Kate Anderson


328. “I wish people could understand that the brain is the most important organ of our body. Just because you can’t see mental illness like you could see a broken bone, doesn’t mean it’s not as detrimental or devastating to a family or an individual.” – Demi Lovato


329. “They’ve got plastic Christmas trees now. They’re hard to tell from the real aluminum ones.” – Milton Berle


330. “Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”


331. “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Robin Williams


332. “My forest is dark, the trees are sad, and all the butterflies have broken wings.”- Raine Cooper.


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


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


335. “Stop putting it off! Procrastination breeds guilt, guilt breeds depression, and depression breeds failure.” — Barbara Corcoran


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


337. “Hard work and a good education will take you further than any government program.” – Aaron Schock


338. “I’m struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are. This life can rip you apart.” – Justin Bieber


339. “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” ―Brené Brown


340. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.”


341. “Meditation can and will order your thinking and therefore your mind. As we heal the wounded places in our minds, we grow.” – Iyanla Vanzant


342. “Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. It will turn to gold. Resurrection will be now. Every moment, a new beauty.”


343. “They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow, washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss.” — Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects344. “Now that I was famous, I was afraid I would never find somebody again to love me for me. I was afraid of making new friends. Then one day my mom said: ‘Why do you think a person wouldn’t love you? Don’t you know how smart and sweet and beautiful you are?’ That’s when I decided I only have two choices: I can give up, or I can go on.” — Beyoncé


345. “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” —Grantland Rice346. “After every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression, and after 2012 that was probably the hardest fall for me. I didn’t want to be in the sport anymore…a year and a half, two years after that…I didn’t want to be alive anymore. I think people actually finally understand it’s real. People are talking about it and I think this is the only way that it can change.” — Michael Phelps


347. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”


348. “Mum seemed more and more often to sit gazing out of the window, oblivious to us.”


349. “Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.” – George Weinberg


350. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” — Wayne W. Dyer


351. “Everything everybody does is so ... not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. ”


352. Don’t leave me, even for an hour, because then the little drops of anguish will all run together, the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift into me, choking my lost heart. – Pablo Neruda


353. “Sadly, too often, the stigma around mental health prevents people who need help from seeking it. But that simply doesn’t make any sense.” – Michelle Obama


354. “We all have problems. But it’s not what happens to us, it’s the choices we make after.” – Elizabeth Smart


355. “Always be the hardest worker in the room” – Unknown


356. But fighting – and beating – depression is possible. Here are some quotes of from men who know what it’s like.


357. “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.” ― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story


358. “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde.


359. “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


360. “I feel lost inside of myself.”


361. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” —Confucius


362. “When you adopt a positive mindset, you are harnessing the power of choice.” – Victor Schueller


363. “We must travel in the direction of our fear.” – John Berryman


364. “An entire nation, it seemed, was standing in one long breadline, desperate for even the barest essentials. It was a crisis of monumental proportions. It was known as the Great Depression.” — Kathi Appelt


365. “I was only able to start changing my life when I realized my depression was not a malfunction. It’s a signal. Your depression is a signal. It’s telling you something.” – Johann Hair


366. “There’s a lot of females that hustle, just like men hustle.” – Fetty Wap


367. “Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.” – John Green


368. “No amount of love can cure madness or unblacken one's dark moods. Love can help, it can make the pain more tolerable, but, always, one is beholden to medication that may or may not always work and may or may not be bearable”


369. “It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn’t heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and coats and trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore’s stick house. Inside the house was Eeyore.


370. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”


371. “Sometimes, I think depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.” – Ned Vizzini


372. “If I want to put a Christmas tree in my yard, or three crosses for the crucifixion story, that’s fine. But if I try to use public property or a public school as a way to impress my religion on other people, I think that violates the constitution.” – John Shelby Spong


373. “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not sadness.”


374. “My dark days made me stronger. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” – Emery Lord


375. “Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.” ― Shaun David Hutchinson


376. “Depression gets a bad rep, but actually can be a signpost that something is missing….something is not working for you…..and you know there is a better way to live. Use this pain as a helpful indicator that something needs to be fixed or resolved or addressed in your life, and find something/someone to help you do so.” – Nancy B. Irwin, PsyD, C.Ht.


377. Born to soar: “You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” ~ Rumi


378. “Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.“ – Joyce Meyer379. “Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky


380. “Depression is being sad and not remembering why.” – Atticus


381. “To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy.”


382. “The Universe has your back even when things aren’t working out the way you expected.” – Gabby Bernstein


383. “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


384. “Depressions may bring people closer to the family but so do funerals.”


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


386. “I’d like to show people that if you put the hard work in and you believe in yourself, then you can do whatever you want to.” – Oscar Pistorius


387. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.”


388. “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have the right to be here.” — Max Ehrmann


389. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”


390. “I didn’t know why I was feeling anxious or what was wrong with me, when I would go into public and feeling like I could vomit. I didn’t know why I wanted to sit on a couch while I was supposedly becoming something that everyone was so excited for me.” — Goldie Hawn


391. 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


392. Knowing your power: “When you’re feeling anxious, remember that you’re still you. You are not anxiety. Whenever you feel otherwise, remember that’s the anxiety talking. You are still you and hold the power in every moment.” – Deanne Repich


393. “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.”


394. “I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.” ― Andrew Solomon


395. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”


396. Quotes On Loneliness And Depression


397. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray


398. “The Meaning of Love”


399. “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Samuel Butler


400. “We all have an edge. We all are floating our psyche on top with a great ocean underneath.” – Brad Dourif


401. HERE402. “It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” ― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot


403. “She hurts, and she cries. But you can’t see the depression in her eyes. Because she smiles…”


404. “In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.” ― Judy Garland


405. “Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lungs. I want to nurture it, grow it, cultivate it. It’s mine. I want to check out with it, drift asleep wrapped in its arms, and not wake up for a long, long time.” — Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door


406. “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


407. In Conclusion


408. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” – Dolly Parton


409. “Self-help gurus are constantly telling us that we can get anything we want through the ‘power of positive thinking.’ This is an unrealistic and potentially damaging message, I think. By contrast, meditation is a doable, realistic, scientifically researched way to get significantly happier, calmer, and nicer.” — Dan Harris


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


411. “Nothing has a hold on your mind that you cannot break free of.” – Iyanla Vanzant


412. “Depression is like having the lights in your head turned off. You can’t see your way clearly through anything. You can’t handle anything.” — Bettina Flores


413. “Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.”


414. Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. – Jacques Prevert


415. “It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.” ― Amy Poehler


416. “I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.” ― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression


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


418. We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. – Orson Welles


419. “Change your thinking, change your mind. Act the way you want it to be and soon you will be the way you act. Master your mind or your mind will master you.” – Les Brown


420. “I thought I was going to avoid [postpartum depression]. When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.” — Harper’s Bazaar, February 2019


421. “You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” — Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes


422. “Nothing is more depressing than despite the fact of having it all but still feeling empty.”


423. “Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It's one bloody fray after another.”


424. “Depression is not madness, it’s just depression, the loser version, the low-energy response to bad stuff that happens in your life. ”― Ana Menendez


425. “Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.” – Dorothy Rowe


426. “Never give up. Have hope. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it.” – Catherine Pulsifer


427. “So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet


428. I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy. – Franz Kafka


429. I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does. – Henry Rollins


430. “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”


431. “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close


432. “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, The Problem of Pain


433. “Work hard! In the end, passion and hard work beats out natural talent.” – Pete Docter434. “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, philosopher


435. “Let them sleep while you grind. Let them party while you work. The difference will show.” – Unknown


436. “When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” — Marion Cotillard


437. “I had moments of postpartum [depression] after our first baby that I felt like it was coming through. But my husband was so incredibly supportive and always got me out of it. I think it's very normal, though, as a young mom and a new mom to feel helpless and to feel overly emotional, you know. And I think I got lucky not to have it to an extreme case, but you can see yourself spiraling. And I think that the message is just that it's never too little to ask for help. So no matter how small your feelings and stress — or whatever it is about being a new mom — there's always help out there and support from family and friends. And I think nobody judges anyone.” — Today, June 2019438. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer


439. “Depression is like a virus, once it gets inside your mind it multiplies itself and tries to poison every happy thought in your mind.” — John Davidson


440. “We all naturally want to become successful… we also want to take shortcuts. And it’s easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.” – Apolo Ohno


441. “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing


442. “I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?” – Billie Eilish443. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius444. “Gone to the Unseen”


445. “To me, forgiveness is the cornerstone of healing.” – Sylvia Fraser


446. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha


447. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.“ – Jonathan Safran Foer


448. “Don’t let your struggle become your identity. Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage do.” –Unknown


449. “Happiness comes as a result of conflict, resolution, and growth — as the result of having to work at something.” – Chrissy Stockton


450. “Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find.” – Lady Gaga


451. Son Tells His Parents He’ll Never Speak To Them Again After Finding Out They’re Paying For Sister’s Education Yet Didn’t Pay For His


452. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” ― Deepak Chopra453. “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” – Margaret Mead


454. “Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.”


455. “Feelings seem vague, everything seems dreary. You feel like doing nothing, and somehow that feeling is the only thing you seem to understand.”


456. “LADY LAZARUS


457. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Amy March, from “Little Women”


458. “And then suddenly I became sad for no reason at all”


459. I am not a broken heart. I am not collarbones. Or drunken letters never sent. I am not the way I leave or left or didn’t know how to handle anything, at any time. And I am not your fault. – Charlotte Eriksson


460. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” — William James


461. “No matter how bad things are right now. No matter how stuck you feel. No matter how many days you’ve spent crying and wishing things were different. No matter how hopeless and depressed you feel. I promise you that you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going.”


462. “Worrying often gives a small thing a big shadow.


463. “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation


464. “No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.” —Karen Salmansohn


465. “Sometimes when I say “I’m okay,” I want someone to look me in the eyes, and say, “I know you’re not.”


466. “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.”


467. “Sometimes I wonder if my heart is like a black hole--it's so dense that there's no room for light, but that doesn't mean it can't still suck me in.”


468. “When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy


469. “I love what I’m doing most of the time, but it’s hard work. People only see your albums in the charts. They see us at award shows and after-show parties. They don’t know about your doubts, the hard work that goes in.” – Gavin Rossdale


470. “I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me.” —Elizabeth Wurtzel, author471. “The worst type of crying wasn't the kind everyone could see—the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.” ― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits472. “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


473. “Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud- falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I’m not the only thing that falls apart . It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.”― Lone Alaskan Gypsy474. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.”― Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss


475. “…talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” – Patrick Süskind, writer


476. “You’re fucked. You thought you were going to be someone, but now it’s obvious you’re nobody. You haven’t got as much talent as you thought you had, and there was no Plan B, and you got no skills and no education, and now you’re looking at forty or fifty years of nothing.


477. “Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day.” — Shaun David Hutchinson


478. “Sorrow… It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”


479. You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” - Jasmine Warga


480. Even when I try to stir myself up, I just get irritated because I can’t make anything come out. And in the middle of the night I lie here thinking about all this. If I don’t get back on track somehow, I’m dead, that’s the sense I get. There isn’t a single strong emotion inside me. – Banana Yoshimoto481. I felt exhausted, and worried, and friendless and hopeless and everything-else-less. – Philip Pullman


482. “Hard work pays off – hard work beats talent any day, but if you’re talented and work hard, it’s hard to be beat.” – Robert Griffin III


483. It’s depression. You can’t put it into words. You get stuck and time passes by. I’m stood there on the edge of a cliff, can’t go back and can’t go forward. Days go by. I’m still in the same place. Everyone else’s life goes on, but you’re stuck. You try and try and try and I don’t know how, but you came out of it eventually. – Kell Brook


484. “Depression and anxiety are a symptom of too much consumption and too little creation. You were put on this earth to create.“ – Bill Masur485. Because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok—I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air. – Sylvia Plath


486. “My mother, poor fish, wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times a week, telling me to be happy: “Henry, smile! Why don’t you ever smile?” and then she would smile, to show me how, and it was the saddest smile I ever saw” ― Charles Bukowski


487. Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. – Stephen Chbosky


488. “It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” ― Stephen Fry489. “In her month and a half of turbulent motherhood, Bebe did not once seek help from a psychologist or a doctor... she had no idea where to turn... She did not know how to find the social workers who might have helped her... she did not know how to file for welfare.”


490. “Positive thoughts and prayer have been the best means available, since the beginning of time, to transform darkness to light.” – Cate Stevens


491. “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


492. “Telling a depressed person to be happy is the same as telling a cancer patient to cure themselves.” -Dissentient493. “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. Rowling494. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Fredrick Douglas


495. “The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.”


496. “It’s not too late to recover. You’re young, you’re tough. You’re adaptable. You can patch up your wounds, lift up your head and move on.” – Haruki Murakami


497. “Because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok—I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.” ― Sylvia Plath


498. “I disliked myself so intensely. It was just a mindset. I didn’t know how to love myself. I didn’t know how to love anybody.” — Anne Hathaway​


499. “I’m tired of trying, sick of crying, I know I’ve been smiling, but inside I’m dying.”


500. “We are all the same… all the same… longing to find our way back… back to the One… back to the only One!”


501. “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, Either/Or: A Fragment of Life


502. “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.” ―Shannon Alder


503. “If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.”― Tamara Ireland Stone


504. “Depression is boring, I think and I would do better to make some soup and light up the cave.” — Anne Sexton


505. “Depression is feeling dead but not being able to die.”


506. Depression, instead, is flat, hollow, and unendurable. It is also tiresome. — Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness


507. “The worst type of crying wasn't the kind everyone could see — the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it." — Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits


508. “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, Prozac Nation


509. “Sometimes I just think depression's one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there's so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.”


510. “People think depression is sadness. People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is a constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning to go back to bed again.”


511. “To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, ‘Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.’” – Jeffrey R. Holland


512. “If we live our lives on the superficial level, life becomes depressing. But when we connect with each other from the heart, then that makes life beautiful and authentic.” ~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


513. “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.”


514. “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


515. “What is depression like? It’s like drowning, except everyone around you is breathing.”


516. “It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.”


517. “Depression, you take me to dark places.”― Steven Magee518. “The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression.”― Brian Sutton-Smith


519. “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


520. “We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.”


521. “If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.”


522. “Depression is the inability to construct a future.” – Rollo May


523. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” — Douglas Adams


524. “When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people understood that.”


525. Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside – remembering all the times you’ve felt that way. – Charles Bukowski526. “I felt like a zombie. I couldn’t access my heart. I couldn’t access my emotions. I couldn’t connect. It was terrible.” – Gwyneth Paltrow


527. I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep. – Ursula K. Le Guin


528. “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.” ― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics


529. “People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness.” —Dan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons


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


531. “Depression, for me, has been a couple of different things — but the first time I felt it, I felt helpless, hopeless, and things I had never felt before. I lost myself and my will to live.” — Ginger Zee


532. “Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room. All those presents under it, all that anticipation. Just a way of saying there’s always light and hope in the world.” – Nora Roberts


533. “Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood.” – Jasmine Warga


534. “Moods are complicated and very much a part of who we are. People would be very boring without them.” – Kay Redfield Jamison


535. “Without hard work and discipline, it is difficult to be a top professional.” – Jahangir Khan


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


537. “Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”


538. “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” – Roy T. Bennett


539. “Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they actually were.”― Kay Redfield Jamison


540. “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.”


541. “While I was walking I passed these two guys that were unloading this big Christmas tree of a truck. One guy, kept saying to the other guy, ‘Hold the sonunvabitch up! Hold it up, for Chrissake!’ It certainly was a gorgeous way to talk about a Christmas tree.” – J. D. Salinger


542. “Honor yourself by not criticizing, judging, or denying what you feel.” – Iyanla Vanzant


543. “Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.” – Bryant H. McGill


544. “Some things do not die a natural death. It dies since we do not know how to replenish the source. It has died of betrayals, errors and blindness. It dies of wounds and illness and it dies of withering, weariness and tarnishing.”


545. ‘Debbie Downer’ was one of the few sketches where I broke, and I remember watching Horatio Sanz laugh so hard that tears squirted out of his eyes. I still believe that sketch may be a cure for low-level depression if watched regularly.546. “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard Bach


547. “Every need brings what’s needed. Pain bears its cure like a child. Having nothing produces provisions. Ask a difficult question, and the marvelous answer appears.”


548. That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation


549. “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.”


550. “People think depression is sadness. People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning just to go to bed again.“


551. “The difference between hope and despair is the ability to believe in tomorrow.” —Jerry Grillo


552. “Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.” – Andre Agassi


553. “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney


554. “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.”


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


556. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” – Atticus


557. “You are not broken. You are breaking through.” -Alex Myles


558. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” – Robert Frost


559. “As a person who suffers from depression, there are days when the enormity of it, feels like it defines you. But remember you are so much more than an illness. Don’t give up on yourself. Be kind be well.” – Bob Morley


560. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”


561. Beautiful people: “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat. They’ve known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life. That fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


562. “If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.”


563. If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely. – Aldous Huxley


564. “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.”


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


566. “Depression is like a war. You either win or die trying.”


567. “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.”


568. “What you are seeing now is not what it always is. It is just like pain. It might not seem visible, however, deep inside, it is just so much to take.”


569. “I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colors and shades I knew existed.” ― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits


570. “Some catastrophic moments invite clarity, explode in split moments: You smash your hand through a windowpane and then there is blood and shattered glass stained with red all over the place; you fall out a window and break some bones and scrape some skin. Stitches and casts and bandages and antiseptic solve and salve the wounds. But depression is not a sudden disaster. It is more like a cancer: At first its tumorous mass is not even noticeable to the careful eye, and then one day -- wham! -- there is a huge, deadly seven-pound lump lodged in your brain or your stomach or your shoulder blade, and this thing that your own body has produced is actually trying to kill you. Depression is a lot like that: Slowly, over the years, the data will accumulate in your heart and mind, a computer program for total negativity will build into your system, making life feel more and more unbearable. But you won't even notice it coming on, thinking that it is somehow normal, something about getting older, about turning eight or turning twelve or turning fifteen, and then one day you realize that your entire life is just awful, not worth living, a horror and a black blot on the white terrain of human existence. One morning you wake up afraid you are going to live.


571. “What I find so interesting is, Herbert Hoover in August 1928 said no country in the world was closer to abolishing poverty than the United States. And then, of course, we had the Great Depression.” — Robert Dallek


572. “People with depression have something very valuable to teach us… how to live when it doesn’t ever feel good.” – Kay Warren


573. “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.”― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression


574. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius


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


576. “If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.” – Rumi


577. “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” (Edna Ferber)


578. I finally faced the fact that it isn’t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems. – Whitney Houston


579. “Oh! Joy for he who has escaped from this world of perfumes and color! For beyond these colors and these perfumes, these are other colors in the heart and the soul.”


580. “The only cure I have ever known for fear and doubt and loneliness is an immense love of self.” – ALISON MALEE


581. “You’re only given a spark of madness and you mustn’t lose it.” — Robin Williams


582. “Even though summers were made mostly of sun and heat, summers for me were about storms that came and went. And left me feeling alone.”


583. “One of the ways I know I’m feeling better is when I want to get out and run. Running is my ultimate therapy, it helps me meditate and burn off all the excess energy my brain holds when I’m not feeling 100%”


584. “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, Hold Still


585. “Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don't need to show me thier badges. I know these guys very well.”


586. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Victor Hugo.587. “When you’re lost in the 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. The right 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 Gilbert588. “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


589. “Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.” – Shannon L. Alder


590. “‘I’m broken, and no one can fix it. I’ve tried. I’m still trying. I can’t love anyone because it’s not fair to anyone who loves me back.’” - Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places


591. “Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.” – Rick Warren


592. “Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.” ― Ned Vizzini


593. “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


594. “I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute.” — Marilyn Monroe


595. “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


596. “The emotional experience of depression is difficult to describe to people who have not experienced it.” — Beth Doll


597. “There is nothing more depressing than seeing the one you love happy with someone else and you are no longer part of his life.”598. “Every day is a second chance.”


599. “I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow, the million moving shapes and cul-de-sacs of shadow. There was shadow in bureau drawers and closets and suitcases, and shadow under houses and trees and stones, and shadow at the back of people's eyes and smiles, and shadow, miles and miles and miles of it, on the night side of the earth.”


600. “It is so hard to learn to put sadness in perspective so hard to understand that it is a feeling that comes in degrees, it can be a candle burning gently and harmlessly in your home, or it can be a full-fledged forest fire that destroy almost everything and is controlled by almost nothing. It can also be so much in-between ”


601. “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi


602. “I mustn’t run away.”― Hideaki Anno


603. “Yes, you can. End of story.”


604. Never, never underestimate the power of desire. If you want to live badly enough, you can live. The great question, at least for me, was: How do I decide I want to live? – Marya Hornbacher


605. “Faking a smile is so much easier than explaining why you are sad.”


606. “Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lungs. I want to nurture it, grow it, cultivate it. It’s mine. I want to check out with it, drift asleep wrapped in its arms and not wake up for a long, long time.”


607. “We consider rain as problems in life. And sometimes, these problems just keep on coming back to us.”


608. “I am willing to wait for you until the day I can forget you or until the day you realize that you want me back into your life.”


609. “If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo Buonarroti


610. “I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for a minute.”611. “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.”


612. “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


613. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” —Will Rogers


614. “This is the great lesson the depressive learns: Nothing in the world is inherently compelling. Whatever may be really “out there” cannot project itself as an affective experience. It is all a vacuous affair with only a chemical prestige. Nothing is either good or bad, desirable or undesirable, or anything else except that it is made so by laboratories inside us producing the emotions on which we live. And to live on our emotions is to live arbitrarily, inaccurately—imparting meaning to what has none of its own. Yet what other way is there to live? Without the ever-clanking machinery of emotion, everything would come to a standstill. There would be nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing to be, and no one to know. The alternatives are clear: to live falsely as pawns of affect, or to live factually as depressives, or as individuals who know what is known to the depressive. How advantageous that we are not coerced into choosing one or the other, neither choice being excellent. One look at human existence is proof enough that our species will not be released from the stranglehold of emotionalism that anchors it to hallucinations. That may be no way to live, but to opt for depression would be to opt out of existence as we consciously know it.”


615. “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?


616. “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.”


617. “What they don’t tell you about depression is that sometimes it feels a lot less like sadness and a lot more like the emotional equivalent of watching paint dry.” —Alexis


618. “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


619. “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


620. There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.”- John Green


621. “Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. But the realism is merely a mask for depression's actual essence, which is an overwhelming estrangement from humanity. The more persuaded you are of your unique access to the rottenness, the more afraid you become of engaging with the world; and the less you engage with the world, the more perfidiously happy-faced the rest of humanity seems for continuing to engage with it.”


622. “I feel like I bother people just by being alive”


623. “Since you left, people will always ask if I still love you. I really don’t know but all I know is that there is something about you that is just hard for me to let go.”


624. “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


625. “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” ― John Keats, Letters of John Keats626. “Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually. Don’t give up on yourself just yet.”- Someone


627. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.”


628. When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.- Marion Cotillard


629. “The Lord will not reject his people; he will not abandon his special possession.”


630. “When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.” – Steve Pavlina


631. “Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.”


632. “When all these people surround you, 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 alone.” – Fiona Apple


633. “My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?” — Kerry Washington


634. “Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all, you don’t know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going?


635. “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.”


636. “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you” – Mark Cuban


637. “Others imply that they know what it is like to be depressed because they have gone through a divorce, lost a job, or broken up with someone. But these experiences carry with them feelings. Depression, instead, is flat, hollow, and unendurable. It is also tiresome. People cannot abide being around you when you are depressed. They might think that they ought to, and they might even try, but you know and they know that you are tedious beyond belief: you are irritable and paranoid and humorless and lifeless and critical and demanding and no reassurance is ever enough. You're frightened, and you're frightening, and you're "not at all like yourself but will be soon," but you know you won't.”


638. “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.” — Anonymous


639. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” -Norman Vincent Peale


640. “In fact, hope is best gained after defeat and failure, because then inner strength and toughness is produced.” – Fritz Knapp


641. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation


642. “Sometimes, no matter how you tried your best to forget your past, there are instances where the past will keep on coming back and will always give you something that will remind you about the pain that goes with it.”


643. “My head is a very dark place”


644. “There is nothing to save, now all is lost,


645. “Normal is a setting on the washing machine.” — Unknown


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


647. “The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve an inner balance between three realms: love, work, and play.” – Erik Erikson


648. “My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.” – Patty Duke


649. “The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.”


650. Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general. And the rottenness of your life in particular. But the realism is merely a mask for depression’s actual essence. Which is an overwhelming estrangement for humanity. – Jonathan Franzen651. “I can't deceive myself that out of the bare stark realization that no matter how enthusiastic you are, no matter how sure that character is fate, nothing is real, past or future, when you are alone in your room with the clock ticking loudly into the false cheerful brilliance of the electric light. And if you have no past or future which, after all, is all that the present is made of, why then you may as well dispose of the empty shell of present and commit suicide.”


652. “Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky


653. “Sometimes I get so sad. So sad that I completely shut down. I stare blankly at the wall and it doesn’t matter what you say to me. Because in that moment. I don’t exist.”


654. “Stop doubting yourself, work hard and make it happen” – Unknown


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


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


657. “Depression is rage spread thin.” – George Santayana


658. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh


659. “Hope fills the holes of my frustration in my heart.” – Emanuel Cleaver


660. “Tears are words that need to be written.” Paulo Coelho661. Quotes About Depression


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


663. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”


664. “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.” ― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits


665. “Depression is darkness filling your heart, surrounding your soul. Everything takes so much energy. People around you don’t understand, you’re doing the best you can Responsibilities overwhelm, expectations you can’t meet weigh heavily, Sorrow fills you until there is no room for anything else. Strength to fight, to find joy and love, slowly seeps from your soul. Endless days without hope loom before you, enveloping you in the darkness.”


666. “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.”


667. “I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?” –Billie Eilish


668. “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.” ―Andrew Solomon


669. “My head is a very dark place.”


670. “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.”


671. “Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.” — Stephen Chbosky


672. “The only way out is through.” ― Robert Frost


673. “There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.” – Matt Haig


674. “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.”


675. “Choking with dry tears and raging, raging, raging at the absolute indifference of nature and the world to the death of love, the death of hope and the death of beauty, I remember sitting on the end of my bed, collecting these pills and capsules together and wondering why, why when I felt I had so much to offer, so much love, such outpourings of love and energy to spend on the world, I was incapable of being offered love, giving it or summoning the energy with which I knew I could transform myself and everything around me.” ― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot


676. “When you have depression, simply existing is a full-time job.”


677. “We hide to try our feelings, but we forget that our eyes speak.”


678. “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, writer


679. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.”


680. Talk to me about sadness. I talk about it too much in my own head but I never mind others talking about it either; I occasionally feel like I tremendously need others to talk about it as well. – Anne Sexton


681. “Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.” – Iain Duncan Smith


682. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha


683. “This is my depressed stance. When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this.” —Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist


684. “My depression and my ego are two things that I treat equally, just like this, where I go, ‘{gentle parent voice} Oh, here you go, what do you want now? Alright, ok, I’m not gonna give you that, but we’ll do this, how about that? Is that reasonable?” George Saunders said when you deny a fault in yourself you’ve made it ten times more powerful. AND now you have two faults: the fault you had and the lie you’re telling yourself about it.” — Patton Oswalt685. “The simple act of raising my hand and admitting I needed some help really turned things around for me and I was surprised how supportive everyone was.”


686. “I can’t think of anything more disheartening than living a life without a clear purpose.”― Daniel Willey


687. “Even when I try to stir myself up, I just get irritated because I can’t make anything come out. And in the middle of the night I lie here thinking about all this. If I don’t get back on track somehow, I’m dead, that’s the sense I get. There isn’t a single strong emotion inside me.” ― Banana Yoshimoto


688. “I’m a firm believer in the hustle game.” – Eric Snow


689. “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.” – Jonathan Davis


690. “All that you think is rain is not. Behind the veil angels sometimes weep.”


691. “She says she’s fine, but she’s going insane. She says she feels good, but she’s in a lot of pain. She says it’s nothing, but it’s a lot. She says she’s okay. but she’s not.”


692. “Just remember that the darkest night did not turn out all the stars.” –


693. “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel


694. “Depression is such a coward; it won’t come out when other people are around and tortures you when you are alone.” — Greeshma Manohar


695. “Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.” — Ned Vizzini


696. “Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”


697. “Everyone thinks I’ve gotten better. I haven’t. I’ve just gotten better at hiding it.”698. “Remember the times you could have pressed quit– but you hit continue.” – Shane Koyczan


699. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


700. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”


701. “So you try to think of someone else you’re mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone.” ― Ellen Hopkins


702. “Depression isn’t just a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It does not want to be alive anymore.”


703. “I think the postpartum [depression] caught me off guard. Because when I realized, oh, this is what [perinatal depression] looks like; postpartum [depression] looks so different. I didn’t realize you could be struck twice by lightning with the same child.” — What to Expect podcast, September 2020


704. “Depressed, anxious, sad, frightened? Yes. But I’ve never been bored.” — Dustin Hoffman


705. “Life is a battle, so do not give up fighting.”― Savannah Harris


706. “...occasionally I wished I could walk through a picture window and have the sharp, broken shards slash me to ribbons so I would finally look like I felt.”707. “Some of the most painful scars are the ones that cannot be seen.”


708. “I cried until my eyes swelled shut, and then I slept, a black, dreamless sleep from which I awoke amazingly refreshed, at least until I remembered.”― Elizabeth Berg


709. “Whenever you get to win, you feel the satisfaction of all of your hard work, all the sacrifices, all the blood, sweat and tears. It feels right and makes you realise that you are really doing the right thing.” – Abby Wambach


710. “Choking with dry tears and raging, raging, raging at the absolute indifference of nature and the world to the death of love, the death of hope and the death of beauty, I remember sitting on the end of my bed, collecting these pills and capsules together and wondering why, why when I felt I had so much to offer, so much love, such outpourings of love and energy to spend on the world, I was incapable of being offered love, giving it or summoning the energy with which I knew I could transform myself and everything around me.”


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


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


713. “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, The Problem of Pain


714. “Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.”


715. “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.”


716. “There is no salvation for the soul but to fall in love. Only lovers can escape out of these two worlds.”


717. “I take medication daily and have for many years. I also try to exercise a lot, because there’s some evidence that exercise lessens the symptoms of anxiety, and I try to use the strategies that I’ve learned in cognitive behavioral therapy to cope with my illness. But it’s a chronic illness and it hasn’t, like, gone into remission or anything for me. It’s something I live with, something that I’ve integrated into my life. And we all have to integrate stuff into our lives, whether it’s mental illness or physical disability or whatever. There is hope. There is treatment. You are not alone, and while I know the struggle feels at times completely hopeless and futile, there is a far shore for the vast majority of people, and I wish you the best.” — John Green


718. “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 Mitchell719. “Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.” – Pythagoras


720. “What if I feel this way for the rest of my life?”


721. “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”


722. “As a young man, I lived through the Great Depression, when banks failed and so many lost their jobs and homes and went hungry. I was fortunate to have a job at a canning factory that paid 25 cents an hour.” — James E. Faust


723. “A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell


724. “We must bring the issue of mental illness out into the sunlight, out of the shadow, out of the closet, deal with it, treat people, have centers where people can get the necessary help.” – John Lewis


725. “Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.”


726. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” ― Dan Millman


727. “There are instances when the only thing that can make you very happy happens only in your dreams and will not actually happen in reality.”728. “Real depression is when you stop loving the things you used to love.”


729. “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 Plath


730. “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


731. “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” – Fred Rogers


732. Do you know who you are? Don’t ask. Act. Action will delineate and define you. – Thomas Jefferson


733. “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel


734. “If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.” ― Clifford Odets


735. “She wasn’t sad anymore, she was numb, and she knew somehow numb was worse.” – Atticus


736. “Zainullah’s angry now. Zahra’s withdrawn. She used to be so bright and bubbly. But I think it’s making Hassan get some sense. Everyone gets nightmares.”


737. “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.”


738. “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, The Problem of Pain


739. “It sucks when you know that you need to let go but you just can’t because you are still waiting for the impossible to happen.”


740. “I think I’m afraid of being happy because whenever I get too happy something bad always happens.”


741. “I have achieved everything through either hard work or luck.” – Sandra Bullock


742. “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


743. “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


744. “Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less. Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself.”


745. “Walking alone is not really difficult. But what is more difficult is walking a mile with someone only to come back alone.”


746. “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. 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


747. “My entire life can be summed up in four word: I hustled. I conquered.” – Unknown


748. “Keep searching for the colors when everything turns grey.” – Christy Ann Martine


749. “In my experience the best way to beat depression is to get involved in something inspiring.” — Pink


750. “If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.” – Selena Gomez


751. “Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it.” – Charles Bukowski


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


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


754. “Do not ever let agony get comfortable beneath your skin.” – F.D. SOUL


755. “Depression is feeling like you’ve lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.” —Anonymous


756. “When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.”


757. “Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done” – Unknown


758. “Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me. You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you’ve been trying to play.” — Jim Carrey


759. “In the meantime, I could withdraw to my room, could hide and sleep as if I were dead”


760. “I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” – Ray Bradbury


761. “My hard work and excellent training entitled me to be a better actress than some of my competitors.” – Pola Negri


762. “There’s nothing more depressing than having it all and still feeling sad.”


763. “If I didn’t try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time.” — Lynda Barry


764. “Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but you are not the rain.” – Matt Haig


765. “For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.” – Jessica Savitch


766. “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


767. “If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.” – Kurt Lewin


768. “Every soul craves to fill the void. Only God can satisfy and set us free.”769. “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


770. “I am so broken that I can feel it. I mean it and I can physically feel it. This is so much more than feeling sad at this point in my life. I’m afraid that it’s already affecting my whole body and this is all because you left me.”


771. “Pretending that you are okay after someone broke your heart is also one way of showing people that you are strong enough despite the things that tears you apart.”


772. “For some nights I slept profoundly; but still every morning I felt the same lassitude, and a languor weighed upon me all day. I felt myself a changed girl. A strange melancholy was stealing over me, a melancholy that I would not have interrupted. Dim thoughts of death began to open, and an idea that I was slowly sinking took gentle, and, somehow, not unwelcome possession of me. If it was sad, the tone of mind which this induced was also sweet. Whatever it might be, my soul acquiesced in it.”773. “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.”


774. “I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.” – Charles Evans Hughes


775. “Even on your worst days, you are always worth love and respect. Don’t ever settle for anything less.” – Hannah Irelan


776. “I am bent, but not broken. I am scared, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.”


777. “You think you deserve that pain but you don't.” — Richard Swersey, Me and You and Everyone We Know


778. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost


779. “Depression – it falls into that small category of things like combat that, if you haven’t been in it, you can say you can imagine it all you like. But it’s truly different.” – Dick Cavett


780. “Heh! Self-esteem is for sissies. Accept that you’re a pimple and try to keep a lively sense of humor about it. That way lies grace—and maybe even glory.”


781. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” — William James


782. “At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness.” – Dorothy Hamill783. “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


784. “All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.” ― Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates


785. “A lot of people are living with mental illness around them. Either you love one or you are one.” – Mark Ruffalo


786. “I am not crying now. I am not anything.”787. “Depression is feeling like you’ve lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.” — Anonymous


788. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers


789. “I’m fine. Well, I’m not fine – I’m here.”


790. “I wish I could go back to a time when I could smile and it didn’t take everything in me to do it.”


791. “Somewhere there is a past you overflowing with so much pride looking at how far you’ve come.” – Unknown


792. “Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.”


793. “Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back. I’m going to help you forgive the things that you won’t let yourself forget.”― Jennifer Elisabeth


794. “You become what you think about.” – Earl Nightingale


795. “Depression isn’t always at 3am. Sometimes it happens at 3pm, while you’re with friends and you’re halfway through a laugh”


796. “I want to sleep until I feel better.”


797. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius


798. “I withdraw from people and places from time to time, a world that is filled with millions of mouths that talks too much but never have anything to say.” – Kaitlin Foster


799. “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


800. “Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they were.”

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