210 Depression Quotes and Sayings That Will Relate To Sadness And Anxiety

Depression Quotes: Are you looking for quotes on the subject of sadness? Depression quotes and sayings, captions, and status updates (with images and pictures) can help you realize that you’re not the only one who feels this way and that you’re far from being the only one in this struggle. They are not here to make you feel worse, but to let you realize that suffering and challenges are a part of life and that we all have to confront them and emerge stronger. #depression quotes You won’t feel so alone after reading these stories of despair. If you can’t find the words to explain yourself, these sayings will assist you in doing so.

Isolation from the epidemic may cause occasional episodes of sadness, but no matter what, it’s vital to realize you’re not the only one going through this—others understand and care about how you feel. Despite this, it isn’t always simple to convey your feelings and communicate your thoughts. To hear a few lines from someone who is feeling the same way might be a welcome change of pace. You’re not the only one with depression, and that’s a fact.

Do not forget to check out the grieving and feeling down quotations that you might identify within our collection! Depression is a mental illness in which a person feels a deep sense of loneliness. Most individuals avoid talking about their melancholy, anxiety, and unhappiness because they don’t want to be judged. They succumb to the suffocating effects of their loneliness. It’s crucial to talk to your loved ones about your worries and concerns and to seek expert help if you’re not sure you’ll be able to turn things around. Don’t forget to go through our selection of inspirational and motivational sayings to lift your spirits when you’re feeling low.

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1. “Saying “I’m tired” when you’re sad.”

2. “Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure, but no urge to be productive. I want friends, but hate socializing. It’s wanting to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely. It’s feeling everything at once then feeling paralyzingly numb.” — Anonymous

3. “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.

4. “If you could read my mind, You’d be in TEARS.”

5. They ask, “How are you doing?” But what they mean is, “Are you over it yet?”

6. “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

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

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

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

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

11. 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

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

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

14. “I couldn’t be with people and I didn’t want to be alone. Suddenly my perspective whooshed and I was far out in space, watching the world. I could see millions and millions of people, all slotted into their lives; then I could see me—I’d lost my place in the universe. It had closed up and there was nowhere for me to be. I was more lost than I had known it was possible for any human being to be.” ― Marian Keyes, Anybody Out There?

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

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

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

18. “I’ve got a bad case of the 3: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.” ― Dying Bites

19. “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

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

21. “The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.” ―

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

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

24. “Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river–and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you.” ―

25. “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​

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

27. “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. There is a good chance you know someone who is struggling with it since nearly all American adults face some form of mental illness in their lifetime. So why aren’t we talking about it?” — Kristen Bell

28. “They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow, washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss.”― Sharp Objects

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

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

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

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

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

34. “Often the people with the strongest hearts carry the heaviest ones.”

35. “They tell me I’m not trying but how would they know?”

36. “It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” – Harry S Truman

37. “I’m not better, you know. The weight hasn’t left my head. I feel how easily I could fall back into it, lie down and not eat, waste my time and curse wasting my time, look at my homework and freak out and go and chill at Aaron’s, look at Nia and be jealous again, take the subway home and hope that it has an accident, go and get my bike and head to the Brooklyn Bridge. All of that is still there. The only thing is, it’s not an option now. It’s just… a possibility like it’s a possibility that I could turn to dust in the next instant and be disseminated throughout the universe as an omniscient consciousness. It’s not a very likely possibility.” ― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

38. “Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.” – Miriam Toews

39. “Whenever I have a good few months and I think I’ve gotten over the worst of my depression, it silently returns. This isn’t a battle I asked to fight. I’m tired of knowing it’s always coming back.” — Anonymous

40. “The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.” ― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

41. “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.”

42. “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.”

43. “I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I’m so depressed, or life is terrible.” – Tony Curtis

44. “My lips say, ‘Fine, thanks,‘ but my eyes tell a different story, my heart sings a different tune, and my soul just weeps.”

45. “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.” ―

46. “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 alone.” ― Fiona Apple

47. “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

48. “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you are.” — Robin Williams​

49. “The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. To grow and gain wisdom, first, you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. … Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying, and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, kindness, and compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ” ―

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

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

52. “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

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

54. “Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure, coupled with no urge to be productive. It’s wanting friends but hating socializing. It’s wanting to be alone but not wanting to be lonely. It’s feeling everything at once, yet being paralyzingly numb.”

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

56. “What people don’t understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.”

57. “If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.”― Every Last Word

58. “I had everything I needed to be happy. And yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy. I started taking an antidepressant, which helped and I started sharing the news with friends and family—I felt like everyone deserves an explanation, and I didn’t know how else to say it other than the only way I know: just saying it. It got easier and easier to say it aloud every time.” — Chrissy Teigen

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

60. “To get rid of depression, I swim with dolphins.” – Patti Stanger

61. “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

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

63. “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.” ― Either/Or: A Fragment of Life

64. “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

65. “It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.” – Stephen Fry

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

67. “I don’t want to do anything. I don’t even want to start this day because then I’ll just be expected to finish it.” ― Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

68. “A big part of depression is feeling lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.” — Lilly Singh

69. “I want to talk to someone about my thoughts and feelings but I can’t.”

70. “The worst kind of pain is when you’re smiling just to stop the tears from falling.”

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

72. “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

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

74. “During your battle with depression, it is important to remember that someday, sometime you will feel better. Someday you would feel awake and alive instead of wanting to feel awake and alive.”

75. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” ― Illness as Metaphor

76. “I am not living. I am surviving.”

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

78. 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

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

80. “Alone has always felt like an actual place to me as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room, where I could retreat to BE Who I Was.”Sometimes you feel sad without any reason. And you can’t help it. And you can’t deal with it.

81. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” – Atticus, Love Her Wild

82. “Have you ever been so sad that it physically hurts inside.”

83. “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.” ― All the Bright Places

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

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

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

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

88. It’s not just an average case of “the blues.”

89. “And then it all started to fall apart. Again…”

90. “I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whisper in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?” ― Laurie Halse Anderson

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

92. “Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. But 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

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

94. “Sleep doesn’t help, if it’s your soul that’s tired.”

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

96. “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​

97. “I’ll be okay just not today, and probably not tomorrow.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

104. “Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.” ― We Are the Ants

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

106. “Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.” – Siri Hustvedt

107. “They call it depression, I call it war.”

108. “When you suffer from depression, ‘I’m tired‘ means a permanent state of exhaustion that sleep doesn’t fix. Sleep just doesn’t sleep anymore—it escapes.”

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

110. “Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart, and Other Black Holes

111. “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

112. “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

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

114. “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.”

115. “I have depression. But I prefer to say, ‘I battle’ depression instead of ‘I suffer with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.” — Anonymous

116. I’m slowly giving up.

117. “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

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

119. “I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself”.

120. “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

121. “Depression, panic attacks, and anxiety are not signs of being weak. They are signs that a person has been strong for too long.”

122. “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 work and may or may not be bearable”― An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

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

124. “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 lying. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again. Days aren’t days; they are just annoying obstacles that need to be faced. And how do you face them? Through medication, drinking, smoking, 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.”

125. “My head is a very dark place.”

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

127. “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.”

128. “I am terrified by this dark thing That sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.” ― Ariel

129. “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

130. “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.” ―

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

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

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

134. “You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you want is to be found.”

135. “I feel lost inside of myself.”

136. “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​

137. “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”

138. “Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.” ― Stephen Fry

139. “One of the things that baffle me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.”― Wishful Drinking

140. “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

141. “I feel like such a disappointment.”

142. “Listen closely to the songs I play because the lyrics speak the words I fail to say.” – Unknown

143. “Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.”

144. “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

145. “Everyone thinks I’ve gotten better. I haven’t. I’ve just gotten better at hiding it.”

146. “Depression engulfs all your thoughts. The world seems like a dark place, with no hope, no light. Other things which seemed interesting once now seem dull and hopeless.”

147. “Being an actress hasn’t made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress.” — Amy Adams

148. “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.” ― The Marriage Plot

149. “Every day is a second chance.” — Anonymous

150. “I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.”

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

152. “The sun stopped shining for me, that’s 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

153. “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.” ― The Wanderess

154. “Sometimes, you gotta pretend everything is okay”

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

156. “I’ve got a bad case of the 3:am guilt – 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. Brant

157. “My silence is just another word for my pain.”

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

159. “Dead, but not allowed to die. Alive, but as good as dead.”―

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

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

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

163. “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, Cloud Atlas

164. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” — Atticus, Love Her Wild

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

166. “The worst feeling isn’t being lonely, but being forgotten by someone you can’t forget.”

167. “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

168. “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

169. “After every Olympics, I think I fell into a major state of depression, and after that was probably the hardest fall for me. I didn’t want to be in the sport anymore…a year and a half, two years after that…I didn’t want to be alive anymore. I think people finally understand it’s real. People are talking about it and I think this is the only way that it can change.” — Michael Phelps

170. “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

171. “But he [Depression] just gives me that dark smile settles into my favorite chair, puts his feet on my table, and lights a cigar, filling the place with his awful smoke. Loneliness watches and sighs then climb into my bed and pull the covers over himself, fully dressed, shoes and all. He’s going to make me sleep with him again tonight, I just know it.”― Eat, Pray, Love

172. “It is okay to have depression, it is okay to have anxiety and it is okay to have an adjustment disorder. We need to improve the conversation. We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health.” — Prince Harry

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

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

175. “Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” ― J.K. Rowling

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

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

178. “You will never understand the hell I feel inside my head.”

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

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

181. “Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.”― Miriam Toews, Swing Low

182. “It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake.”

183. “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

184. You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.” – Gilbert Baker

185. “I’m often silent when I’m screaming inside”

186. “Some friends don’t understand this. They don’t understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you’re wonderful just the way you are. They don’t understand that I can’t remember anyone ever saying that to me. I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me you would.”― Prozac Nation

187. “I understand your pain. Trust me, I do. I’ve seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living 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

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

189. “The feeling when someone asks you if you’re okay and just wants to cry every little thing in your life because everything you but everything you say is just: I’s fine.”

190. “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

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

192. “I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull yourself out of a dark place mentally. So if you’ve done that today or any day I’m proud of you.”

193. “You’re like a gray sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” ― My Heart and Other Black Holes

194. “Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.” -Miriam Toews

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

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

197. “I’m hurt, and I’m heartbroken, and I’m sad, and I’m depressed, and I have been crying, but I don’t want to let it ruin my life.”

198. “There are times when explanations, no matter how reasonable, just don’t seem to help.”

199. “I went through a time where I was depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down. It was a lot to do with, like, I had really bad skin, and I felt bullied because of that. But I never was depressed because of the way someone else made me feel, I just was depressed.” — Miley Cyrus

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

201. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” ― Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

202. “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

203. I want to be happy, but there’s something inside me. That screams, “You don’t deserve it.”

204. “It is important not to suppress your feelings altogether when you are depressed. It is equally important to avoid terrible arguments or expressions of outrage. You should steer clear of emotionally damaging behavior. People forgive, but it is best not to stir things up to the point at which forgiveness is required. When you are depressed, you need the love of other people, and yet depression fosters actions that destroy that love. Depressed people often stick pins into their life rafts. The conscious mind can intervene. One is not helpless.”― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

205. “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

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

207. “When you’re lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you’ve just wandered off the path, that you’ll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it’s time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don’t even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.” ―

208. “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

209. “You may look happy to others. You may laugh at jokes, dance with others, or sing along to songs, but inside, you still feel sad. Internally, you still feel lifeless.”

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

211. “Deep inside where nothing’s fine I’ve lost my mind.”

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

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