Depression Quotes for the Depressed

Here are some depression quotes to either make you feel better or let you know you’re not alone in feeling what you’re feeling. You can get through this. If you need more than just quotes, here are some depression tips.

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

“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” – Greenville Kleisser

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is illusion. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.” – Richard Bach

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” – M. Scott Peck

“If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel

“She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.” – Patricia Briggs

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

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” – Unknown

“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” – Unknown

“So you try to think of someone else you’re mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone.” – Ellen Hopkins

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” – C.S. Lewis

“I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.” – J. K. Rowling

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.” – Charles Dickens

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them, every day begin the task anew.” – Saint Francis de Sales

“The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one’s sympathy the gloom of somebody else.” – Arnold Bennett

“Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst. We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression.” – Robert Johnson

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” “I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.” – Henry Rollins

“That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel

“You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” – Paulo Coelho

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

“Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.” – Philip K. Dick

“What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think.” – Dr. Patrick Gentempo

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

“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

“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” – Dodie Smith

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