Quotes About Depression and Sayings

Quotes About Depression: Almost everyone has to suffer stress and anxiety in any stage of their lives. Suffering can be momentary or on long term basis. Many times, it can make a person sick or completely dysfunctional.

Good news is that stress is not an unusual thing. Many people become its victim and hence there are techniques to combat it. Most of the times, sufferers succeed in finding comfort when they can relate their condition to someone else. Knowing that we are not alone and our peers understand what we are going through, is something that helps us to lead a relaxed life.Just go through the following quotes to know how life of stressed persons can be so relatable.


Famous Quotes About Depression

“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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“Depression is boring, I think and I would do better to make some soup and light up the cave.” Anne Sexton

“Depression is about as close as you get to somewhere between dead and alive, and it’s the worst.” Elizabeth Wurtzel

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

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

“Sometimes when I say “I’m OK, I need someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight and say “I know you are not.”

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

“I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim.”

There is no person in this whole world who is a mistake, no matter how different that person may seem.” Fred Rogers

“We know you’re tired, tired and scared. Happens to everyone, okay? Just don’t let your feet stop.”  Haruki Murakami

“If you suffer from depression, anything that makes you feel has to the most important thing in your life, because it’s the only thing that can save you.” Siobhan Fahey

“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

“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

“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

“There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,–when it did not seem worthwhile to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.” Kate Chopin

“Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind.” James Hillman

“Depression is rage spread thin.” George Santayana

“In my experience the best way to beat depression is to get involved in something inspiring.” Pink

“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

“Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock themdown, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”  Steve Maraboli

“Sadness is more or less like a head cold – with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” Barbara Kingsolver

“Depression, as far as I’m concerned, is just a waste of time.” Helen Reddy


“Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling.” Judith Guest

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

“Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.” Steven Wright

“Depression is something that makes you lose your sight.” Michael Schenker

“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. 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

“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

“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 anger slowed down; panic is grief speeded up.” Ann-Marie MacDonald


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

“Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.” Karen Horney

“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. 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

“Work is always an antidote to depression.” Eleanor Roosevelt


“Becoming active is the key remedy for depression.” Pat Robertson

“Many people think that depression is something you just have to live with when you get older, but it’s not.”Tom Bosley

“Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” Matt Lucas

“Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.” Rob Delaney


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage – Seneca

When people who are suffering from the depression always thinks that there is nothing left in their life and sometimes they don’t even think for a second to take any danger and serious steps which have no meaning. Bad days never remains last longer, it has to pass one day so it is really an act of courage if you will live for yourself and for your family and relatives.

Instead of Wiping Tears, Wipe Away the People who created them:

Instead of being worried and facing depression time, you should forget the people who are the reason for your situation and come out of your depression. Life is full of joy. Try to find out the moment that gives you smile and joy. Prove to the society and to the life that you have so many reasons to smile.

However, helplessness and lack of understanding of relatives, doctors, and pharmacists for what is really happening in depressed people also lead to the fact that those affected prefer to keep their illness secret and only treat their symptoms. There is not much to explain “headaches” or “sleep disorders”. If one says, “I have a depression,” you run the risk of encountering incomprehension or prejudice. Depression Quotes have magic to cure any people.