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Depression, a mysterious and terrible foe, casts a pall over countless lives. Depression quotes emerge as strong, resonating voices of empathy and understanding in the middle of this emotional storm.

These words, fashioned from the depths of human experience, offer lifelines to people who are struggling with the weight of this mental health issue.

In this post, we’ll take a look at depression quotes and see how they may inspire, console, and remind us that we’re never truly alone in our battles against the gloom.

Depression Quotes

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

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

“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality.” – Andrew Solomon

“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

“I am bent but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured.” – Rikki Rogers

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

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

“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.” – J.K. Rowling

“I can’t eat, and I can’t sleep. I’m not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?” – Ned Vizzini

“I want to be like the air. I want to be everywhere.” – Sylvia Plath

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

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

“Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret, and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” – Swami Sivananda

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

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

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

“People think depression is sadness. People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong.” – Unknown

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

“The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.” – Morris Mandel

“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

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

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

“Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.” – Charlotte Brontë

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

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

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

“Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel

“When you come out of the grips of a depression, there is an incredible relief, but not one you feel allowed to celebrate.” – Sally Brampton

“You are not a burden. You have something to give to others, to the world, and to yourself.” – S. Alexandra

“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Unknown

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

“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

“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

“When all these people surround you, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.” – Fiona Apple

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

Postpartum Depression Quotes

“Postpartum depression is a thief that robs a mother of her joy and a child of their mother.”

“The strongest women are not the ones who show strength in front of us but who win battles we know nothing about.”

“You are not alone; you are never alone. Reach out and let someone help you carry the burden.”

“Postpartum depression is a reminder that motherhood is not all rainbows and butterflies, but the strength to face the storm.”

“It’s okay not to be okay. It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to take care of yourself.”

“Postpartum depression isn’t something you can just snap out of. It’s a battle, but you’re not alone in it.”

“The weight of the world is heavy, but the weight of a mother’s world is immeasurable.”

“Remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

“Postpartum depression is a thief, but with support, you can take back what’s rightfully yours.”

“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”

“The love and support of family and friends are the best medicine for postpartum depression.”

“It’s not weakness to seek help; it’s a sign of strength and love for your child.”

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”

“The beauty of life lies in its imperfections and struggles, for that’s where growth and strength are born.”

“Postpartum depression is a battle, and you are a warrior. Don’t ever forget that.”

“In the darkest moments, reach out your hand, and you’ll find the strength to carry on.”

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother never.”

“You are not alone in this journey; you are a part of a strong, supportive community of mothers.”

“Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Take care of both.”

“The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could.”

“No one can prepare you for the emotional rollercoaster of motherhood, but you’re stronger than you think.”

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority.”

“The only way out of the darkness is to reach for the light. You are not alone.”

“A mother’s love is unconditional, but so should be the love and support she receives in return.”

“You don’t have to be a superhero; you’re a super mom just the way you are.”

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes, courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'”

“Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.”

“You’re not alone, and you don’t have to fight this battle on your own. Reach out for help.”

“Motherhood is a constant battle between the love you have for your child and the need to take care of yourself.”

“You are the author of your own story. Don’t let postpartum depression write the ending.”

“You are stronger than you think, and you are never alone in this journey.”

“The beauty of motherhood is not in the perfection but in the love and strength that emerge through imperfections.”

“The road to recovery may be long, but every step you take is a step towards healing.”

“You have the power to write your own story of resilience and recovery.”

“The darkest nights produce the brightest stars. You are a star, shining through the darkness of postpartum depression.”

Depression and Anxiety Quotes

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

“The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.” — Morris Mandel

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” — Søren Kierkegaard

“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

“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles; it takes away today’s peace.” — Randy Armstrong

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela

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

“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.” — Jodi Picoult

“I’m not sick, I’m broken. But I am happy as long as I can paint.” — Frida Kahlo

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” — T.S. Eliot

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

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

“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” — Arthur Somers Roche

“I don’t need easy. I just need possible.” — Bethany Hamilton

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

“Don’t believe everything you think.” — Unknown

“The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” — Alain de Botton

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

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

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

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

“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” — Andrew Solomon

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

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

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

“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

“You are stronger than you know. More capable than you ever dreamed. And you are loved more than you could possibly imagine.” — Unknown

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” — Søren Kierkegaard

“You are stronger than you seem, braver than you believe, and smarter than you think.” — A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius

Depressed Quotes About Life

“Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” — Oliver Goldsmith

“In the depths of sadness, we find the strength to carry on.” — Unknown

“The pain I feel is the only thing that reminds me I’m still alive.” — Unknown

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

“The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.” — Unknown

“I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless.” — Unknown

“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” — Jean de La Bruyère

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

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

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

“The sun will rise and we will try again.” — Tyler Joseph

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

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” — Rumi

“Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” — Carl Jung

“Even for me, life had its gleams of sunshine.” — Charlotte Brontë

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford

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

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

“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

“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… isn’t me.” — Unknown

“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

“What you feel only matters to you. It’s what you do to the people you love. That’s what matters. That’s the only thing that counts.” — Unknown

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

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.” — Haruki Murakami

“You are stronger than you seem, braver than you believe, and smarter than you think.” — A.A. Milne

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” — Lao Tzu

“It’s not the future that you’re afraid of. It’s repeating the past that makes you anxious.” — Unknown

“And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.” — Morris Mandel

“I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colors and shades I knew existed.” — Katie McGarry

Sad Quotes About Depression

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

“I’m lonely. And I’m lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs.” – Douglas Coupland

“My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others and comforting those who are sad.” – Olive Schreiner

“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

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

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.” – Dr. Reid

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

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

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

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

“The 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

“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

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

“The irony of depression is that it’s a profoundly solitary experience, but it’s one of”

Feeling Depressed Quotes

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

“When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.” — Fiona Apple

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

“My recovery must come first so that everything I love in life does not have to come last.” — Unknown

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

“Depression is the flaw in love.” — Andrew Solomon

“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

“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

“I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colors and shades I knew existed.” — Katie McGarry

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

“It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.” — Matt Haig

“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

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

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

“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

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

“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

“Depression is the flaw in love.” — Andrew Solomon

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

“When all these people surround you, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.” — Fiona Apple

“The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.” — Dalai Lama

“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

“I want to sleep until I feel better.” — Unknown

“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

“I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colors and shades I knew existed.” — Katie McGarry

“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

“I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.” — Unknown

“I’m not sick. I’m broken. But I’m happy as long as I can paint.” — Frida Kahlo

“I don’t want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just want out. I’ve had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted.” — Elizabeth Wurtzel

“The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.” — Dalai Lama

“I’m not sick. I’m broken. But I’m happy as long as I can paint.” — Frida Kahlo

“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

“I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.” — Unknown

Phrases to Beat Depression

-You look sad! Are you okay?

-I know something is bothering you. Share it!

-Do know I am always there for you!

-Stay strong dear!

-I know you are a fighter! 

-Is there anything I can do for you?

-You are strong; you can get through this!

-This phase too, has to pass!

-Just a friendly reminder! You will get through this as well!.

-I know things are quite very tough for you.

-Hold yourself! 

-Life is not all about fun!

-Someday it needs the courage to get up from the bed!

-Hope in hopelessness!

-You just need to protect your peace of mind!

-Don’t let anybody destroy your sanity!

-Don’t be anxious!

-Try to mix up with people!

-Reach out for help!

-No one but you can help yourself!

-Don’t be sad because it finished! 

-I would suggest you go with the flow!

-Every dark night is followed by a bright day!

-Be hopeful!.

-This storm will also come to an end!

-There is no rush, take your time!

-Cry out loud when you want to!

-Always remember, crying is not a weakness!

-Meditation helps!

-Things will change for good!

-Learn to let go of things!

-Accept things that cannot be changed!

-Stay positive!

-This is just a phase!

-I and your family are always there!

-You got my back, always!

-A hug can fix many things sometimes!

-There is no harm in being depressed!

-I know what being in depression means, trust me!

-Stop overthinking!

-Things will take its folds when it is meant to!

-I know what failing in life feels like!

-After every storm there is calmness!

-Preserve your inner peace!

-Always remember, I care for you!

-I understand you!

-Let’s go out somewhere to let go the negativity!

-Try to replace expectation with acceptance! 

-When you stop expecting, nothing can hurt you!

-Be kind to yourself!

-Do things that make you happy!

-Work on yourself!

words phrases to beat depression

-Self-love is very important!

-Don’t let your insecurities overpower your abilities!

-I know it’s tough but you can!

-You are not alone!

-Anything that destroys your peace, remove it from your life!

-Get going!

-Go out and give a good treat to yourself!

-Nothing is permanent, not even this!

-You don’t need to fake a smile when you don’t want to!

-Be gentle to yourself!

-Express yourself!

-Put your pain into words!

-Write everything you want!

-You are doing great!

-Don’t lose hope!

-We all have flaws!

-Let this sad wave end!

-Give yourself rest and care!

-Think positive!

-Surround yourself with positive people!

-It is okay to not feel good all the time!

-Try exercising and maintaining a proper routine!

-Avoid eating junk foods!

-You can’t change things, accept them!

-The urge to be happy makes us depressed!

-Everyone does not get everything!

-Try to adjust and adapt to the ongoing things!

-Do not surrender meekly to the challenges of life!

-It’s all about how you think!

-Don’t let your brain control you!

-Be your pillar of strength!

-Gather courage to live every day!

-Talk to someone when you don’t feel good!

-If needed you can always consult a psychiatrist! 

-Stop thinking about what people will say!

-You are very brave, dear!

-I am proud of you!

-There are always rays of lights in darkness too!

-Don’t let your mind fool you!

-Work on your thought process!

-Try to live an introspective life!

-Try to see kindness around you!

-There is still hope!

-Don’t give up on yourself!

-You have faced every situation very bravely!

-Try to see the beautiful aspect of life!

-It us who makes our lives difficult!

-It is you who can help yourself!

-Talk to yourself!

-You are Precious!

-Life in itself is beautiful!

-Life is a present to all of us, don’t have it!

-How wonderful it is even to prevail!

-Dude, you gotta be strong!

-Get up and work on yourself if you are not happy!

-When in doubt or confusion, remember you have us!

-Better days are coming!

-I know you are not meek!

-You are the bravest person I have known to date!

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