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800 Inspirational Depression Quotes: Uplifting, Encouraging

1. 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


2. Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem. – David D. Burns


3. “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


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


5. “Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.” — J. K. Rowling


6. “I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” – Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story


7. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” Epicetus


8. “Everything was usual. That was depression: being stuck, clinging to an out-of-date version of oneself.”― Edward St. Aubyn


9. “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.”


10. “Suffering is not holding you; you are holding suffering.” – Osho


11. The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


12. “People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.” – Ramona L. Anderson


13. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. – Pablo Neruda


14. “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 Kierkegaard15. “There is no greater sadness than to recall those miseries during the times when we were so happy.”


16. “You hate when people see you cry because you want to be a strong girl. At the same time, though, you hate how nobody notices how torn apart and broken you are.”


17. When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental – Marion Cotillard18. “When a depressed person shrinks away from your touch it does not mean she is rejecting you. Rather, she is protecting you from the foul, destructive evil which she believes is the essence of her being and which she believes can injure you.” Dorothy Rowe


19. “If I can’t feel, if I can’t move, if I can’t think, and I can’t care, then what conceivable point is there in living?” ― Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness20. Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.”- Viktor E. Frankl


21. “A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm.” – Kate Middleton​


22. “Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die.”


23. “Shoot for the moon; even if you fail, you’ll land among the stars.”24. “Mental health is a continuum, and people may fall anywhere on the spectrum.” – Amy Morin


25. “my beer drunk soul is sadder than all the dead Christmas trees of the world.” – Charles Bukowski


26. “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, author


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


28. “Dear Past, stop tapping me on the shoulders, I don’t wanna look back” —Unknown29. “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


30. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — Steve Jobs


31. “Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.”


32. “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” —Richard Bach


33. “Sporting success doesn’t happen by accident. It takes hard work and determination on the part of the individual athletes. And it also takes investment in facilities and training support.” – Nicola Sturgeon


34. “Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


35. “Do good to the people for the sake of God or for the peace of your own soul that you may always see what is pure and save your heart from the darkness of hate.”


36. “When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.” – Derek Jeter


37. “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.” —Stephen Fry, author


38. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”39. “When depression takes over, and I can’t push through it, I have to close my door and shut the world out. It’s the only way I know how to survive.”


40. “Ridding yourself of depression is not about adding missing pieces to yourself, it is about letting go of all the thoughts that are telling you you’re not already complete.”


41. “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway.


42. “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”


43. “The lion is most handsome when looking for food.”


44. “What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.”


45. “If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking ” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel


46. “I don’t want to look back in five years’ time and think, ‘We could have been magnificent, but I was afraid.’ In five years I want to tell of how fear tried to cheat me out of the best thing in life, and I didn’t let it.” – Unknown


47. “At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely knows that other beings also suffer.”


48. “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”


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


50. “Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It's always there, though.”


51. “Recognize that even though you may feel like you aren’t doing anything, you are fighting an extraordinary battle, and it can be exhausting.”


52. “Depression and I are old friends but I do not court his company.” – Laura K. Rhodes


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


54. “The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it.”


55. “Depression and I are old friends, but I do not court his company.”


56. “She was a free bird one minute: queen of the world and laughing. The next minute she would be in tears like a porcelain angel, about to teeter, fall and break. She never cried because she was afraid that something ‘would’ happen; she would cry because she feared something that could render the world more beautiful, ‘would not’ happen.” ― Roman Payne


57. “When you think about your heritage, you think about toughness and hard work.” – Jeff Garcia


58. “All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.” – Tom Robbins


59. “You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


60. “Some people avoid thinking deeply in public, only because they are afraid of coming across as suicidal.”― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


61. “Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights, and new truths to enter.” – Amit Ray


62. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


63. “Success has a lot to do with luck, but it also involves a lot of real hard work.” – Jerry Cantrell


64. “Life is not a dress rehearsal. Every day, you should have at least one exquisite moment.” — Sally Karioth


65. “Talk to friends or family members and if you feel that no one can understand, then go and speak to someone professionally. I’d even say start with a professional.”


66. “Depression is a devastating illness, causing great suffering in the afflicted and anxiety to their nearest and dearest: it can hit at any age.” – John Cornwell


67. “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – African Proverb


68. “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


69. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


70. “I want to be happy, but something inside me screams that I do not deserve it.”


71. “The fact is, I was sick, but not in an easily explained flu kind of way. 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 recognizable disease just to make it simple for me and also for them.”


72. “Even when I try to stir myself up, I 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 Yoshimoto73. “I’m not grateful for depression, but it honestly made me work harder and gave me the drive that I have to succeed and to make it work.” – Lili Reinhart


74. “My store, Wine Library, outsells big national chains. How do you think we do it? It started with hustle. I always say that our success wasn’t due to my hundreds of online videos about wine that went viral, but to the hours I spent talking to people online afterward, making connections and building relationships.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


75. “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 Bukowski


76. “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.” —Dwayne Johnson


77. “Nothing has a hold on your mind that you cannot break free of.” – Lyanla Vanzant78. “Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but 'steal' some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.” — Albert Camus


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


80. “You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.” – Albert Ellis


81. “In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidante… 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


82. “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 back to bed again.” , fighting depressing quotes about life83. “Depression, suffering, and anger are all part of being human.” — Janet Fitch


84. “I am lonely in places I didn’t even know existed inside me.” – Nikita Gill


85. “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.’”


86. “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”


87. “The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.” – Tommy Hilfiger


88. “Let us carve gems out of our stony hearts and let them light our path to love.”


89. “I thought by masking the depression with silence; the feelings might disappear.”


90. “‘Now I am depressed myself,’ I said. ‘That’s why I never think about these things. I never think and yet when I begin to talk I say the things I have found out in my mind without thinking.‘”


91. “The worst kind of sad is not being able to explain why.”


92. “A thickening of the brain cortex associated with regular meditation or other spiritual or religious practice could be the reason those activities guard against depression – particularly in people who are predisposed to the disease…”


93. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow94. “I wasn’t empty because others abandoned me, but because I had abandoned myself.”― L.M. Browning


95. “But emotional experience is as real and as valid as physical experience.”


96. “There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.”


97. “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.” — Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone


98. “I moved out of L.A., went into a severe depression, started seeing a therapist and had to go on antidepressants for the first time in my life. It was scary and lonely. I can’t believe I came back from that point.” — Ellen DeGeneres


99. “I feel so disconnected from the world, and I feel like no one even notices me or cares about me anymore.”


100. “If my Valentine you won’t be; I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.” – Ernest Hemingway


101. Authenticity: “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


102. “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, All the Bright Places


103. “It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.”— Isaac Asimov


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


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


106. “If you’re going through hell keep going.” – Winston Churchill


107. Don’t be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That’s only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself. – Olga Korbut


108. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha


109. “What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.” ― Jasmine Warga


110. “Just because you carry it well, doesn’t mean it’s not heavy.” – Unknown


111. “I’m living everyday like a hustle. Another drug to juggle. Another day, another struggle.” – Notorious BIG


112. “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen


113. “You think you want to die but in reality, you just want to be saved.”


114. “You didn’t get past something like that, you go through it — and for that reason alone, I understood more about her than she ever would have guessed.”― Jodi Picoult


115. “Whenever I start to doubt if I’m worth the eternal trouble of medication and therapy, I remember those people who let the fog win. And I push myself to stay healthy. I remind myself that I’m not fighting against me … I’m fighting against a chemical imbalance.”


116. “If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.” – Russell Wilson


117. “Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.” – Ani DiFranco


118. “My life is just one constant battle between wanting to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely.”


119. “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, The Bean Trees


120. “When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.” – George Harrison


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


122. “Even lost and alone, I kept moving forward. Even sacred and confused, I kept moving forward. In the end, that’s what you must do: keep moving forward.” – Maxime Lagace


123. “If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.”


124. “In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.”


125. “I’ve been open about my struggles with postpartum depression, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized I had extreme PPD. …. Moms are expected to ‘bounce back’ physically and emotionally. We are expected to ‘stay strong’ for the family. Yet most of us (myself included) still have days where we feel like a stranger in our bodies, unattractive to ourselves (and partners), lonely because friends stop inviting you to stuff, etc. I’m grateful to have support in my life, friends to talk to, but it got so bad that I had to take action and by doing so it potentially saved my life… I guess what I’m saying is, moms/parental figures: you have to take time to care for YOU. Don’t let it get to the point mine did where you feel like you’re losing your mind. Don’t think because your child isn’t a ‘baby’ that you couldn’t still be suffering from PPD, because I’m here to tell you, you most definitely can. Ask for help, talk to someone, find a support group or hell, message me. You aren’t alone & you don’t need to suffer alone.” — Instagram, May 2018


126. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt


127. “Keeping a lot to myself, because it is hard to find someone who understands”- Unknown.


128. “Most of your unhappiness in life comes from the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself.”― John Piper


129. “I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.”


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


131. “Your pain is an opportunity for you to learn about yourself.” – Gary Zukav


132. “Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul.”


133. “If you love someone, you are always joined with them – in joy, in absence, in solitude, in strife.”


134. “I didn’t have postpartum the first time so I didn’t understand it, because I was like, ‘I feel great!’ The second time, I was like, ‘Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand.’ It’s a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud.” – Drew Barrymore


135. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – J.K. Rowling


136. “There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveller, if you are in search of that, don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek that.”


137. “Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me.” —Susan Polis Schutz, poet


138. “Sometimes, I just wish I were a kid again. Why? Because skinned knees are so much easier than fixing broken hearts.”


139. “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.”


140. Nothing was slowly clotting my arteries. Nothing slowly numbing my soul. Caught by nothing, saying nothing, nothingness becomes me. When I am nothing they will say surprised in the way that they are forever surprised, “but there was nothing the matter with her. – Jeanette Winterson


141. “In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus


142. “To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.” – Summer Sanders


143. “You think you want to die, but in reality, you just want to be saved.”


144. Take the next steps: “Don’t wait until everything is right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger. You’ll be more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” – Po Bronson


145. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” – Richard L. Evans


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


147. “The illuminated life can happen now, in the moments left. Die to your ego, and become a true human being.”


148. “There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.” — Viggo Mortensen


149. “Whenever someone tells me to ‘Just be happy,’ I want to yell, ‘Oh, hey, depression’s gone! Why didn’t I think of that?’ But usually I just roll my eyes instead.” —Anonymous


150. “They ask. “How are you doing?” But what they mean is “Are you over it yet?” My lips say, “Fine, thanks”, but my eyes tell a different story, my heart sings a different tune, and my soul just weeps.”


151. “There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: We know her woof, her texture; she is given In the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings.”


152. Quotes for People When Feeling Alone


153. “You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.”


154. “I have depression. But I prefer to say “I battle” depression instead of “I suffer” with it. Because recession hits, but I hit back. Battle on.”


155. “See, winners embrace hard work.” – Lou Holtz


156. “Join the community of saints and know the delight of your own soul. Enter the ruins of your heart and learn the meaning of humility.”


157. “Now I’m an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.” – Orson Welles


158. “Some friends don’t understand this. They don’t understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you’re wonderful just the way you are. They don’t understand that I can’t remember anyone ever saying that to me. ” – Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation


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


160. “Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” – Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book


161. “A melancholy-looking man, he had the appearance of one who has searched for the leak in life’s gas-pipe with a lighted candle.” – P.G. Wodehouse


162. “You know all that sympathy that you feel for an abused child who suffers without a good mom or dad to love and care for them? Well, they don't stay children forever. No one magically becomes an adult the day they turn eighteen. Some people grow up sooner, many grow up later. Some never really do. But just remember that some people in this world are older versions of those same kids we cry for.”


163. “Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.” – Lucille Ball


164. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” – Ann Landers


165. “There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.”


166. Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher


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


168. “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


169. “I don’t hate people. I just feel better when they aren’t around.” – Charles Bukowski


170. “Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.”


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


172. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” — Atticus


173. “In a mad world, only the mad are sane.”


174. “The spirit is so near that you can’t see it! But reach for it… don’t be a jar, full of water, whose rim is always dry. Don’t be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him.”


175. “Every thought is a battle. Every breath is a war, and I don’t think I’m winning anymore.”


176. “The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end, finds the light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.” – Victor Hugo


177. “Depressed means you need deep rest from the character you’ve been playing in the world.” – Jim Carrey


178. “Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.” – ( Karl Kraus)


179. “The broken will always be able to love harder than most because once you’ve been in the dark, you learn to appreciate everything that shines.” —Anonymous, Twitter.


180. “The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows…” -David Foster Wallace


181. “Discard yourself and thereby regain yourself. Spread the trap of humility and ensnare love.”


182. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


183. “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”


184. “The pupil dilates in darkness and the end, finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune, and the end finds God.” – Victor Hugo


185. “Just because you think you’re worthless doesn’t make it true.”


186. “If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.” ― Hippocrates


187. “We expect well-informed treatment for cancer or heart disease; it matters no less for depression.” – Kay Redfield Jamison


188. “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


189. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey


190. “I want to take a nap. I am not tired or sleepy, I just don t want to be awake.” -Unknown.


191. “I thought when I first spoke up I was being weak, but in fact it was me talking about depression that ultimately made me tough and made me into the man I am today.”


192. “To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it’s mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I’m glad I did. It ain’t about the ass, it’s about the brain.” —Lena Dunham


193. “The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There’s a kind of glory to them when they’re all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy.”


194. “Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day; that’s just the way it is!”


195. “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.”


196. “Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner.”


197. “Our task is to stand tall in God’s love, secure in our place, sparkling in kindness, surrounded by his goodness, freely giving to all who come our way. You, me, and the Christmas tree. Picked, purchased, and pruned.” – Max Lucado


198. Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor. You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything life throws your way.- Brooke Davis199. “We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson


200. “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


201. “Melancholia is, I believe, a musical problem: a dissonance, a change in rhythm. While on the outside everything happens with the vertiginous rhythm of a cataract, on the inside is the exhausted adagio of drops of water falling from time to tired time. For this reason the outside, seen from the melancholic inside, appears absurd and unreal, and constitutes ‘the farce we all must play’. But for an instant – because of a wild music, or a drug, or the sexual act carried to its climax – the very slow rhythm of the melancholic soul does not only rise to that of the outside world: it overtakes it with an ineffably blissful exorbitance, and the soul then thrills animated by delirious new energies”


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


203. “I’m fine, I’m just tired”. My depression is setting in but I don’t want to bother you with it.”


204. “Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.”


205. “I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” – Frida Kahlo


206. “Don’t be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don’t forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds.”


207. “I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out.


208. “She was ‘nervous,’ she suffered ‘little spells’—such were the sheltering expressions used by those close to her. Not that the truth concerning ‘poor Bonnie’s afflictions’ was in the least a secret; everyone knew she had been an on-and-off psychiatric patient the last half-dozen years.”


209. “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.”


210. “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


211. When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. – George R.R. Martin


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


213. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”


214. “I feel like a defective model, like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.”


215. “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.”216. “If everything is perfect and I’m miserable, then is this as good as it gets? The answer is no. it gets better. You get better.”


217. “Don’t be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That’s only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself.” – Olga Korbut


218. “Evelyn was a miserable and resentful wife before she met Mrs. Threadgoode at the Rose Terrance Nursing Home. Before their meeting, she often thought about committing suicide because she was so unhappy and depressed with the way her life was going.”


219. “When you’re depressed, you don’t control your thoughts; your thoughts control you. I wish people understood that.” — Anonymous


220. “It is that feeling when you are not necessarily sad, but just really empty”- Unknown.


221. “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


222. “Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up!. Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don’t come with a book on how to get it right all the time.” – Les Brown


223. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”


224. “No amount of sleep can cure the depression I feel for you are no longer near.”


225. “There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.” – Heather Bresch


226. “I couldn’t sleep. My heart was racing. And I got really depressed. I went to the doctor and found out my hormones had been pummeled.” – Courteney Cox227. “You're like a grey sky. You're beautiful, even though you don't want to be.”


228. “For someone like myself in whom the ability to trust others is so cracked and broken that I am wretchedly timid and am forever trying to read the expression on people's faces.”


229. “Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.”


230. “Promise me you will always remember. You are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh


231. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore


232. “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” – Carl Rogers


233. “I am fading away, and no one is noticing”- Unknown.


234. “Meanwhile in my head, I’m undergoing open-heart surgery.” – Anne Sexton


235. “When I meet successful people, I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people.” – Kiana Tom


236. “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


237. There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. – Laurell K. Hamilton


238. “Don’t get frustrated with yourself over how long it’s taking you to heal. It might take months. It might take years. That is okay. Everyone’s timeline is different.”


239. “Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.”


240. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” –– Unknown241. “I’m so broken that I can feel it. I mean, physically feel it. This is so much more than being sad now. This is affecting my whole body.”


242. “It is okay to admit that your wounds are still open. That you are still healing. It takes time. It takes time.” – ALISON MALEE


243. “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


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


245. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ― Beverly Sills


246. “I have had bouts of situational depression, and my heart was broken last year because, unknowingly, I put so much validity in the reaction of the public, and the public didn’t react in the way I had expected to.” – Katy Perry


247. “Christmas tree stands are the work of the devil and they want you dead.” – (Bill Bryson)


248. “It takes you a while [to know you have PPD] and you feel off, you don't feel like yourself. But, you know, women are so resilient and that's the incredible thing about them. And I think I'm all the stronger for it. I think I'm a better mom because of it, because you never take that connection for granted.” — Good Morning America, January 2017


249. “Hard work – I mean, does anybody use that term anymore? Laziness doesn’t fly. It’s all in the practice. It does take work and it ain’t easy – but man, the rewards!” – Susan Powter


250. “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.”


251. “Not weak, not strong. Different...”


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


253. “Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor. You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything life throws your way.” – Brooke Davis


254. “I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep.”


255. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by a**holes.” —@Debihope


256. “I’ve got a bad case of the 3:00 am guilts — you know, when you lie in bed awake and replay all those things you didn’t do right? Because, as we all know, nothing solves insomnia like a nice warm glass of regret, depression and self-loathing.” ― D.D. Barant257. “The more we forgive, forget and let go, the less defined by our past we are.” – Unknown


258. “I’m the girl who is lost in space, the girl who is disappearing always, forever fading away and receding farther and farther into the background. Just like the Cheshire cat, someday I will suddenly leave, but the artificial warmth of my smile, that phony, clownish curve, the kind you see on miserably sad people and villains in Disney movies, will remain behind as an ironic remnant.”― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation


259. “I keep telling you that feeling is not selective. You can’t feel pain, you aren’t gonna feel anything else either.”― Judith Guest


260. “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.” —Stephen Fry


261. “The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.” – Unknown


262. “It hurts but it’s ok… I’m used to it”


263. “The vast majority of people who have mental illness problems never hurt anybody.” – Penn Jillette


264. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


265. “In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me.”


266. “I thought by masking the depression with silence, the feelings might disappear.” ― Sharon E. Rainey


267. “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”268. “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”


269. “Just keep swimming.” — Dory from “Finding Nemo”


270. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett


271. “After having my first daughter Delilah, I had severe postpartum depression. I kept it secret. I didn't say a word to anybody in the world. [My husband] thought I was just nuts. He had no idea what was going on and I was so hopeless and felt so lost, that when I finally, 10 months later, opened up to him and told him how worthless I felt … Opening up [about] something that I felt so much shame about was the most valuable thing that I could have done. … I suffered silently and I don't want any woman to ever have to do that again. You have to talk about it.” — HLN, December 2012


272. “Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there though.”- Jeffery Eugenides.


273. “I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.” – Ji-Hae Park


274. “Everyday is a second chance.”


275. “Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.” – Bryce Dallas Howard


276. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley


277. “I tend to get pretty depressed and I have some issues with anxiety and things like that … For me, it’s more psychological. Exercise is a means of expelling those demons.” – Ryan Reynolds


278. I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone. – Audrey Hepburn


279. “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.” — Dwayne Johnson


280. “I feel like a defective model, like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel


281. “Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.” – Michelle Obama


282. “Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.”


283. “Nothing’s more important than your mental health. There’s lots of help out there, but you need to recognize that you need it before it can help you.”


284. “Depression is when you don’t really care about anything. Anxiety is when you care too much about everything. And having both is just like hell.” —Unknown


285. “Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.”


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


287. “Some people are silently struggling with burdens that would break our backs.” -Wayne Gerard Trotman


288. “The 24% unemployment reached at the depths of the Great Depression was no picnic.” — Barry Eichengreen


289. “Dearest, I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have been in every way all that anyone could be. I don't think two people could have been happier 'til this terrible disease came. I can't fight any longer. I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work. And you will I know. You see I can't even write this properly. I can't read. What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good. I want to say that – everybody knows it. If anybody could have saved me it would have been you. Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness. I can't go on spoiling your life any longer. I don't think two people could have been happier than we have been. V.”


290. “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


291. “The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny … it is the light that guides your way.” – Heraclitus


292. “Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern, just the slow erosion of self, as insidious as cancer. And like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience; a room in hell with only your name on the door”


293. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ―Dorothy M. Neddermeyer


294. “The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”


295. “Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands looks for something, will find it.”


296. “It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.” ― Nick Hornby


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


298. “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”― Kay Redfield Jamison


299. “Depression isn’t what you are, who you are, or what you are chronically afflicted with—it’s an experience that you are going through. There is a reason for depression. Often it’s natural and normal to experience depression. Since it is part of the cycle of the birth of new feelings and experiences, we don’t have to attach to it or feel shame about it. We can honor depression. We can respect depression. We can get through depression. We can accept any depression that we may go through.” – Sonya Zappone RYT, C.MI, C.LAC – Author & Life Coach


300. “You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” — Eckhart Tolle


301. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” – Colin Powell


302. “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.” – Vince Lombardi


303. “My mental health problems are real and they are valid. I will not judge myself for the bad days when I can barely get out of bed. I will not make myself feel worse because someone else appears to be handling their mental illness better than I am handling mine. Recovery is not a competition.” — Matt Joseph Diaz


304. “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” – Anne Frank


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


306. Tonight, once more, life sinks its teeth into my heart.” — Simone de Beauvoir


307. “Work is always an antidote to depression.”


308. “I am a work in progress.”― Violet Yates


309. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” - Atticus Poetry, Love Her Wild


310. “To love is to burn, to be on fire.” – Jane Austen311. “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen


312. “Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.”313. “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling—that really hollowed-out feeling.” —J.K. Rowling, author


314. “Hello Eeyore,” said Pooh.


315. “Not every day will be good, but there’s something good in every day.” – Beth Tyson, MA


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


317. “All the world is happy when Santa Claus comes.” (Maud Lindsay)


318. “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.


319. “Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually. Don’t give up on yourself just yet.”–Someone


320. “Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you're prepared for. I love my children more than anything in the world. But like a lot of women, I too struggled with postpartum depression after my first baby was born. I got help, and made it through, and every day since has been the best gift I could ever have asked for. To those of you going through this, know that you're not alone and that it really does get better.” — Instagram, May 2017


321. “Depression is the inability to construct a future.”


322. “The only thing that is more exhausted than being depressed is pretending that you are not.”


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


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


325. “Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”


326. “I was 25 years old. I had my own TV show. I was happy with my work, but I couldn’t figure out what it was; it doesn’t always make sense is my point. It’s not just people who can’t find a job, or can’t fit in in society that struggle with depression sometimes.” — Jared Padalecki


327. “I don’t pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.” – NAYYIRAH WAHEED


328. “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​


329. “I've had three kids. And then after each child, I had a different experience. One kid, I had kind of mild postpartum and then one kid, I had severe postpartum where I had to take pretty heavy medication because I just wasn't thinking straight at all. And then I had one kid where I had no postpartum at all. … But I do think hormones are such an understudied and under, not understood, and I kept reaching out to my doctors for answers. ... So I have deep compassion for women who are, who are going through that and really always trying to help, you know, the people that I'm in touch with. And even my audience on Instagram and everything connected to people over that. Postpartum is very real. And there's so many resources that we just have to help each other find what they are and keep getting the word out there.” — I Weigh podcast, April 2020


330. “I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love.”― Jennifer Elisabeth


331. “I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I'm afraid I'll stutter.”


332. “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


333. “All wealth is the product of labor.” – John Locke


334. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” –Henry Ford


335. “Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins - is self pity. Self pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive. It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, and I think actually hatred's a subset of self pity and not the other way around - ' It destroys everything around it, except itself '.


336. “No visible symptoms, no runny nose, just a head full of darkness. No fever or rash no fractures or sprains, just a longing for something unable to explain.”


337. “He had the feeling that there was something physically behind his eyes, blocking the light.”― Jeffrey Eugenides


338. “There are things that happened in our life that will always come to haunt us. As for me, it is when you have decided to stop loving me.”


339. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed, until it is faced” – James Baldwin


340. “Mental health is just as important as… physical health and deserves the same quality of support.” – Kate Middleton341. “You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without want and a grief. But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.” – Khalil Gibran


342. “Depression cannot be explained, it’s impossible, even if two people with depression come together to talk about it. No one knows how to explain it properly but, if you get it you’ll know what it is straight away, it changes your whole perspective on life & in a way in the long run depression can sometimes be a good thing.”


343. “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


344. “Hard work always pays off, whatever you do.” – Dustin Lynch


345. “You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.”


346. “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.”


347. “I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.”


348. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”


349. “Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” — Vincent van Gogh


350. “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.”


351. “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. Less than nothing, probably. That's pretty heavy. That's worse than having the brain thing, because what you got now will take a lot longer to kill you. You've got the choice of a slow, painful death, or a quick, merciful one.”


352. “All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.”


353. “We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive ones.” – Brene Brown


354. “I will be stronger than my sadness.”


355. “What you seek is seeking you.”


356. “Don’t buy into the lie that to struggle with mental health means you are any less of a person or a man.”


357. “Sometimes, crying is the only way your eyes speak when your mouth can’t explain how broken your heart is.”


358. “The only thing standing between me and total happiness is reality” —Unknown


359. “I didn’t know what had happened to me. I was stuck in this gray depression where I just wanted to retreat and pull the covers over my head and weep.” – Margaret Trudeau


360. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn


361. Woman Takes DNA Test For Fun Only To Discover Her Long-Term Boyfriend Is Her Full Sibling


362. “The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stopping on some linear timeline in grief.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


363. “Its 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. They don't come out smooth and in conjunction with your brain the way normal people's words do; they come out in chunks as if from a crushed-ice dispenser; you stumble on them as they gather behind your lower lip. So you just keep quiet.”


364. “Set goals. Say prayers. Work hard” – Unknown


365. If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. – Stephen Fry


366. “Hustle is the most important word. Ever” – Gary Vaynerchuk


367. “I was so self-critical. I still am; but it’s not as bad anymore.”― Fiona Apple


368. “The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”


369. “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.”


370. “Of course I’m crazy, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.”


371. “Depression is not a sign of weakness. It means you’ve been strong for far too long.”


372. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone else” -Charles Schulz


373. “It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative–whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it.” – Sylvia Plath


374. “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, author


375. “There is certainly a distinct and awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they have loved you.”


376. “Make not your thoughts your prisons.” – William Shakespeare


377. “You can make the decision now to have pain. Clean pain, that leads to a clean break, that allows you to heal. Or you can choose to hurt yourself over and over again until that big pain comes. Or you do it now.” – Unknown


378. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”


379. “Life is balance of holding on and letting go.”


380. “Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there's nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.”


381. “A phenomenon that a number of people have noted while in deep depression is the sense of being accompanied by a second self — a wraithlike observer who, not sharing the dementia of his double, is able to watch with dispassionate curiosity as his companion struggles against the oncoming disaster, or decides to embrace it. There is a theatrical quality about all this, and during the next several days, as I went about stolidly preparing for extinction, I couldn't shake off a sense of melodrama — a melodrama in which I, the victim-to-be of self-murder, was both the solitary actor and lone member of the audience.”


382. Washington Street,


383. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”


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


385. “You must hold your quiet center, where you do what only you can do.” – Ha Jin, “A Center”


386. “I saw the world from the stars' point of view, and it looked unbearably lonely.”


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


388. “You don’t like anything. You are the most depressed person I’ve ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help.”


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


390. “With a few bad experiences, [high sensitive children] are more likely than others to become shy, fearful, or depressed.”


391. “Remember that you were given this life because you’re strong enough to live it.” –– Unknown


392. “Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.”


393. “It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.” – Nick Hornby


394. “The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time.”


395. “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Bill Vaughan


396. “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.”


397. Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever. – Charles Xavier398. “I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?” — Billie Eilish


399. “The saddest kind of depression is when your tears cannot even drop and you feel nothing at all. It is like the world has already ended for you. You do not cry, but you just don’t hear and don’t see. You just stay there – for a second, until the heart dies.”


400. “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


401. Once you're grown up you can't come back. — Peter Pan


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


403. “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, Tumblr


404. “On the outside, I seem like a happy go lucky person who has their shit together. On the inside, I am breaking down and battling years of hidden depression and just making it all up as I go.”


405. “I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” -Ned Vizzini, It's Kind Of a Funny Story


406. “‘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.’”


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


408. “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


409. “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


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


411. “And I knew it was bad when I woke up in the mornings and the only thing I looked forward to was going back to bed.


412. “Patients with complex PTSD often come to doctors with vague complaints - intractable insomnia, unrelenting aches and pains, or stubborn depressive symptoms - so the link between their trauma and the present situation is not clearly identifiable.”


413. “I feel like a defective model, like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation


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


415. “I hate getting reminded by the things that broke my heart. If only you can delete memories in the same way you can delete text messages.”


416. “In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” —Albert Camus


417. “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” -Bob Hope


418. If all you can do is crawl, start crawling. – Rumi


419. However, like most melancholics, I suffer also from sloth.” ― Edward Abbey


420. “Minds are like parachutes; they function only when open.”


421. “The best gifts in life will never be found under a Christmas tree, those gifts are friends, family, children, and the one you love.”


422. “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”


423. “I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me. … My knowledge of postpartum — or postnatal, as we call it in England — is that you don’t want to be with your child; you’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job. But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life. … It can come in many different forms.” — Vanity Fair, October 2016


424. “Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die.“ – Danny Baker


425. “One of the most healing things you can do is recognize where in your life you are your own poison.” – Steve Maraboli


426. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah


427. “I’m tired of people telling me to ‘stop thinking negatively’ and to ‘just let it go’ and ‘stop trying to control everything’ because I can’t. People need to understand that anxiety is a mental health disorder, and it can’t just be turned off.”


428. “Maybe it’s not about having a beautiful day, but about finding beautiful moments. Maybe a whole day is just too much to ask. I could choose to believe that in every day, in all things, no matter how dark and ugly, there are shards of beauty if I look for them.”


429. “Action is the antidote to despair.” Joan Baez


430. “Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore.” — J. K. Rowling


431. “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'” - Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country


432. “Moving on may sound easy, but I died a thousand times in pain and depression just so I can fully grasp the meaning behind this phrase.”


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


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


435. “Conflict with and hostile criticism from loved ones increase our self-doubts and create a sense of helplessness, classic triggers for depression. We need validation from our loved ones. Researchers say that marital distress raises the risk for depression tenfold!”


436. “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 Sivananda437. “I enjoy hard work; I love setting goals and achieving them.” – Jewel


438. “Do You Love Me?”


439. “I felt like a zombie. I couldn't access my heart. I couldn't access my emotions. I couldn't connect. It was terrible. It was the exact opposite of what had happened when Apple was born. With her, I was on cloud nine. I couldn't believe it wasn't the same [after Moses was born]. I just thought it meant I was a terrible mother and a terrible person. … I think it was the fear of loving a little boy as much as I loved my dad and more. … About four months into it, Chris [Martin] came to me and said, 'Something's wrong. Something's wrong.’ I kept saying, 'No, no, I'm fine.' But Chris identified it, and that sort of burst the bubble. … The hardest part for me was acknowledging the problem. I thought postpartum depression meant you were sobbing every single day and incapable of looking after a child. But there are different shades of it and depths of it, which is why I think it's so important for women to talk about. It was a trying time. I felt like a failure." — Good Housekeeping, January 2011


440. “Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent ”441. “You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp


442. “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.”


443. “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


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


445. “I’m just broken. But in a way that makes me … me. My drugs don’t define me. I’m not psychotic. I’m not dangerous. The drugs I take are just a pinch of salt. A little seasoning in life, if you will.”


446. “A melancholy-looking man, he had the appearance of one who has searched for the leak in life's gas-pipe with a lighted candle.”


447. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” — William Gibson


448. “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have troubles. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


449. “If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again.” – C.S. Lewis


450. “Whenever someone tells me to ‘Just be happy,’ I want to yell, ‘Oh, hey, depression’s gone! Why didn’t I think of that?’ But usually I just roll my eyes instead.” –Anonymous


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


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


453. “I have found that taking time to invest in myself through retreats to nature is one of the best cures for inner hurt.”


454. “You can’t cheat the grind, it knows how much you have invested, it won’t give you anything you haven’t worked for.” – Anonymous


455. “Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” – Audre Lorde


456. “I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better.”


457. “I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time, I wake in sleep.”


458. “I was only 9 years old. At that time you don’t realize that you can work super hard and give everything you have and lose. It was the best message for me.” —Beyoncé Knowles-Carter


459. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu460. “Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.”


461. “I felt plagued with a negative attitude and a sense that I was permanently in the shade. I’m normally such a bubbly, positive person, and all of a sudden I stopped feeling like myself. Anyone can be affected, despite their level of success or their place on the food chain. In fact, there is a good chance you know someone who is struggling with it since nearly 20% of American adults face some form of mental illness in their lifetime. So why aren’t we talking about it?” — Kristen Bell


462. “Love your future more than your past.” – Joe Dispenza


463. “Melancholy suicide. —This is connected with a general state of extreme depression and exaggerated sadness, causing the patient no longer to realize sanely the bonds which connect him with people and things about him. Pleasures no longer attract;”464. “I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.”


465. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”


466. “People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn’t help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people.” — Deepika Padukone


467. “I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”


468. “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 lie. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again. Days aren’t really days; they are just annoying obstacles that need to be faced. And how do you face them? Through medication, through drinking, through smoking, through drugs, through cutting. When you’re depressed, you grasp on to anything that can get through the day. That’s what depression is, not sadness or tears, it’s the overwhelming sense of numbness and the desire for anything that can help you make it from one day to the next.”


469. “People who don’t understand think that depression is being unhappy, in a bad mood, or sad. Depression is like being in a hole with no escape.” – Eli Bliliuos, certified hypnotist in New York City


470. “It hurts, but it’s ok… I’m used to it.”


471. “I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on the good things still in my life. I don't allow myself any more self-pity than that. A little each every morning, a few tears, and that's all.”472. “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.” – Paulo Coelho


473. “Don’t give up on yourself just yet.”


474. “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


475. “Your silence furnishes a dark house.


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


477. “Behind my smile is a hurting heart, behind my laugh I’m falling apart. Look closely at me and you will see, the girl I am, it isn’t me.”478. “Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is a plain and simple reduction of feeling.”― Judith Guest


479. “No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun — for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax — This won't hurt”


480. “Depression is like a war — you either win or die trying.”


481. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”


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


483. “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 postpartum depression.” – Rachel Hollis


484. “The worst type of crying wasn’t the kid 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 Limits


485. “You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression, and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know.” — Lili Reinhart


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


487. “Focused. I’m a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else.” – Mos Def


488. The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere. – Michel de Montaigne


489. “Depression is when you don’t really care about anything. Anxiety is when you care too much about everything. And having both is just like hell.”


490. “Depression is anger turned inward.” – Sigmund Freud


491. Best Uplifting Quotes For Depression And Anxiety492. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli


493. “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 it should get you pretty near.” — Margaret Thatcher


494. “Depression is a treatable medical illness like cancer and heart disease.” — Judith Peacock


495. “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.”496. “My words are like a ship, and the sea is their meaning. Come to me and I will take you to the depths of spirit. I will meet you there.”


497. “I’ve certainly had periods when I felt like life was winning and I was losing, so I think everybody can relate to that quandary—the temptation to give in, to give up, and then what It takes to keep going.” —Malcolm Gets


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


499. “Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern, just the slow erosion of self, as insidious as cancer. And like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience; a room in hell with only your name on the door.”


500. Talk to someone who understands what you’re going through. It can be helpful to talk to someone who has experienced depression or knows how to support someone who is dealing with it. This could be a friend, family member, therapist, or support group.


501. “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” – Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home


502. “The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches: you are the goal. You are the answer. It’s never outside.” – Eckhart Tolle


503. “In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.”


504. “I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow, the million moving shapes and cul-de-sacs of shadow.


505. “It seemed silly to wash one day when I would only have to wash again the next.


506. “Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and to learn something new.” – Barack Obama


507. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


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


509. “Some people will leave you at one point or another, but that is definitely not the end of your story. This is just the end of their part in your life story.”


510. “Make peace with your broken pieces.” – r.h. Sin


511. “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 Schutz512. “You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three.” – Haile Gebrselassie


513. “Don’t dismiss the heart, even if it’s filled with sorrow. God’s treasures are buried in broken hearts.”


514. Your presence can give happiness. I hope you remember that. – Kim Seokjin


515. “Auslyn has been absolutely phenomenal. She has helped me with my depression, anxiety, some relationship coping, and even some parenting skills. She has made such an impact not only on myself but in my marriage as well. 10 out of 10!”


516. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks


517. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.”


518. “I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle.” —Prince Harry


519. “Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.” –Janet Fitch


520. “We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”


521. “This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.”


522. “Magic is believing in yourself. If you can make that happen, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


523. “She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.”


524. “I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.”


525. “You are allowed to take your time to grow in your own beautiful way.” – Dhiman


526. “Conflict is the beginning of consciousness.” – M. Esther Harding


527. “You may grow frustrated and depressed, never realizing that the source of it is your alienation from your own creative potential.”


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


529. “Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.”530. “Depression is like a heaviness you can’t ever escape.”― Jasmine Warga


531. “This story ["The Depressed Person"] was the most painful thing I ever wrote. It's about narcissism, which is a part of depression. The character has traits of myself. I really lost friends while writing on that story, I became ugly and unhappy and just yelled at people. The cruel thing with depression is that it's such a self-centered illness - Dostoevsky shows that pretty good in his "Notes from Underground". The depression is painful, you're sapped/consumed by yourself; the worse the depression, the more you just think about yourself and the stranger and repellent you appear to others.”


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


533. “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.”


534. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” – Brené Brown


535. “Fear can paralyze you. Or it can fuel you. Let it do the latter, my friends. Good luck and keep at it.”


536. “Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James


537. “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, The Problem of Pain


538. “Like I said, repetition in practice and hard work.” – Jerry Rice


539. “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.”― Stephen Fry


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


541. “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


542. “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life.” – Jean-Luc Picard


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


544. “Healing is an inside job.” – Dr. B.J. Palmer


545. “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”


546. “Life begins on the other side of despair.” – Jean-Paul Sartre


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


548. “When I knew that I had postpartum [depression]… I didn’t want to admit it. It was that shame. ... I told my sister about it. I told my husband about it, and I told my friends about it. They became my support system. So when I was sad or going through my emotions, I would talk about it. I didn’t suppress them. I think that helped.” — Romper, November 2019


549. “Sometimes you just need someone to tell you you’re not as terrible as your u think you are.”


550. “If everyone could just wear new clothes every day, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.”


551. “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


552. Best Quotes To Help With Depression And Anxiety


553. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful our experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”


554. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou


555. “During the Great Depression, African Americans were faced with problems that were not unlike those experienced by the most disadvantaged groups in society. The Great Depression had a leveling effect, and all groups really experienced hard times: poor whites, poor blacks.” — William Julius Wilson


556. “True love is knowing that you have given your all for the person and all you can do is think of the great memories spent while forgetting the hard times and forgiving him for breaking your heart.”


557. “Isolation and loneliness are central causes of depression and despair.”― Bell Hooks


558. In the middle of winter, I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.”


559. “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling—that really hollowed-out feeling.” — J.K. Rowling


560. “Sometimes the ones who smile the widest, hide the most troubled tears, and those who roar the loudest laughs, do so to drown the saddest frowns.” – Daryl Kho


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


562. “Even in the midst of devastation, something within us always points the way to freedom.” – Sharon Salzberg


563. “There is a big part of me that aches at the though of you being so near, yet you are no longer mine.”


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


565. “The message behind the words is the voice of the heart.”


566. 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


567. “You may see me smiling each day, but you will never know whose world is actually upside down.”


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


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


570. “I wondered why I couldn’t go the whole way doing what I should anymore. This made me sad and tired. Then I wondered why I couldn’t go the whole way doing what I shouldn’t, the way Doreen did, and this made me even sadder and more tired.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar


571. “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” J.R.R. Tolkien


572. “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.


573. “If kisses were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard.” -Anonymous