63 Depression quotes

The best thing for depression is to meditate and exercise and laugh out loud. Depression is the thing that can fully destroy you. Do workouts till you are tired. When you are tired, the mind releases hormone called endorphins that de-stress the body and keeps you in good mood. Throughout the day you will have a good mood and have good sleep- at night. Exercise till you feel tired and hungry

Now, here I will share some depression quotes that might help you cure your depression, or maybe you will feel good by reading those quotes.

  1. “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 hollowed-out feeling.” – JK Rowling
  2. 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
  3. Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles. – Rob Delaney
  4. At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness. – Dorothy Hamill
  5. Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions. – Miriam Toews
  6. The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.
  7. I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was all of me.
  8. I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I’m so depressed, or life is terrible. 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
  9. 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 stopped on some linear timeline in grief. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  10. I have had issues with depression all my life, and it’s probably true to say there was a tendency towards it even when I was very young, during my schooldays. There was often – and this is quite common with comics – a sense of not feeling as if I belonged anywhere. – Jack Dee
  11. 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. – cs lewis
  12. “Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all, you don’t know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going? Since you know, after all, that you are amid transitions and you wished for nothing so much as to change. If there is anything unhealthy in your reactions, just bear in mind that sickness is how an organism frees itself from what is alien; so one must simply help it to be sick, to have its whole sickness, and to break out with it since that is the way it gets better.”
    ― Rainer Maria Rilke,
  13. “Killing oneself is, anyway, a misnomer. We don’t kill ourselves. We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive. When somebody dies after a long illness, people are apt to say, with a note of approval, “He fought so hard.” And they are inclined to think, about a suicide, that no fight was involved, that somebody simply gave up. This is quite wrong.”
    ― Sally Brampton
  14. “Others imply that they know what it is like to be depressed because they have gone through a divorce, lost a job, or broken up with someone. But these experiences carry with them feelings. Depression, instead, is flat, hollow, and unendurable. It is also tiresome. People cannot abide being around you when you are depressed. They might think that they ought to, and they might even try, but you know and they know that you are tedious beyond belief: you are irritable and paranoid and humorless and lifeless and critical and demanding and no reassurance is ever enough. You’re frightened, and you’re frightening, and you’re “not at all like yourself but will be soon,” but you know you won’t.”
    ― Kay Redfield Jamison
  15. “It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitably lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. This act has been encouraged for centuries and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your mind?”
    ― Emilie Autumn
  16. “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
  17. “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.”
     Virginia Woolf
  18. “Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It’s just too much for them.”
     Phoebe Stone
  19. “Even for me, life had its gleams of sunshine.”
    ― Charlotte Brontë,
  20. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
    ― Amit Ray
  21. “If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking”
    ― Elizabeth Wurtzel
  22. “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
  23. “I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?”
    ― Laurie Halse Anderson
  24. “It doesn’t get better,” I said. “The pain. The wounds scab over and you don’t always feel like a knife is slashing through you. But when you least expect it, the pain flashes to remind you you’ll never be the same.”
    ― Katie McGarry
  25. “Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.”
    ― Jo Nesbo
  26. “I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment, and sorrow, just to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, to experience grace.”
    ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
  27. “The pupil dilates in darkness and the end finds the light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and the end finds God.”
    ― Victor Hugo
  28. “One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly, one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”
    ― Aristotle
  29. “Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent”
    ― Elizabeth Wurtzel
  30. “If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.”
    ― Clifford Odets
  31. “You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.”
    ― Jasmine Warga
  32. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.”
    ― Susan Sontag
  33. “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
  34. “I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colors and shades I knew existed.”
    ― Katie McGarry
  35. “Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.”
    ― Philip K. Dick
  36. “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
  37. “It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.”
    ― Nick Hornby
  38. “Anyone who has been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.”
    ― Jasmine Warga
  39. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
     Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
  40. “Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows to cry 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
  41. We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
  42. It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
  43. With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.
  44. There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.
  45. Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
  46. Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.
  47. “Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”
    ― Steve Maraboli
  48. “Sometimes I wonder if my heart is like a black hole–it’s so dense that there’s no room for light, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still suck me in.”
     Jasmine Warga
  49. “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” – Robert Hughes
  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.”
    ― Jeffrey Eugenides
  51. “I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn’t one I’ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it’s worth it.”
     Elizabeth Wurtzel
  52. “Sometimes it feels like we’re all living in a Prozac nation. The United States of Depression. ”
     Elizabeth Wurtzel
  53. “I’ll never speak to God again.”
    ― Sylvia Plath
  54. “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
  55. “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you are.” – robin Williams
  56. “Being an actress hasn’t made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress.” — Amy Adams
  57. “I was born with a great awareness of my surroundings and other people … Sometimes that awareness is good, and sometimes I wish I wasn’t so sensitive.” — Scarlett Johansson​
  58. “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
  59. Our generation has had no great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. – Chuck Palahniuk
  60. It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours. – Harry Truman
  61. Only those with skin as thick as elephant hide can hope to sail through their teens unscathed by self-doubt and bouts of depression. – Mariella Frostrup
  62. Frustrations come because we impose our illusions on reality. – Osho
  63. “Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.”― Miriam Toews, Swing Low

Depression is a serious problem in different age groups and everyone needs to understand something about whether you are suffering from depression, or in love with or suffering from a friend, or are you listening to it. Even if you are not suffering from depression or know someone suffering from it, it is good to familiarize yourself with it so that you can recognize its symptoms at any time, get diagnosed immediately and you or your friends Seek the help of a loved one.

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