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 That was depression: being stuck, clinging to an out-of-date version of oneself.”― Edward St. Aubyn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