Remember that you are not the only one in the mental health struggle, whether you are suffering from depression daily or emotional imbalance due to the isolation caused by the pandemic. It’s important to take care of yourself.
However, expressing yourself and your mood is not always easy. It’s sometimes refreshing to read some words from others who share the same experience as you.
There are many reasons for mental illness, such as trauma, loss of someone you love, side effects of other health conditions, or for no apparent reason. But focus on doing things that will help you feel better and keep your life moving.
Here are the quotes by inspirational people who battled depression and struggled really hard to get over it. To be honest, there is no substitute or medicine, but if you want to understand what your loved ones are going through, talk to them, take them to their favorite places or cook their favorite food, do something that makes them feel good, and eventually, they will open up!
Depression Quotes on Love And Life
Depression is difficult.
Too many people wear it silently from shame and stigma. But it doesn’t have to be. It’s time for us to start a conversation on the subject. We can save lives by making it easier for affected people to seek help. Read below the quotes about depression related to love and life.
- I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.” — Dwayne Johnson
- “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
- “Whenever I have a good few months and I think I’ve gotten over the worst on 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
- “A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.” — Lilly Singh
- “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” — Atticus
- “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
- “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
- “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 Nive
- “Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” ― Jasmine Warga
- “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
- “Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.” – Elizabeth Wintzel
- “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
- “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
- “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 own life rafts. The conscious mind can intervene. One is not helpless.”― Andrew Solomon
- “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
- “When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” – Marion Cotillard
- “You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” ― Jasmine Warga
- “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 always work and may or may not be bearable”― Kay Redfield Jamison
- “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.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
Depression Quotes About Giving Up
Depression quotes about giving up provide insights into what it’s like to live with depression and inspiration for self-healing. These depression quotes cover various aspects of the illness, including sadness, heartbreaks, loneliness, and other related topics.
- “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
- “I was 25 years old. I had my own TV show. I was happy with my work, but I couldn’t figure out what it was; it doesn’t always make sense is my point. 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
- “Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.”― Jo Nesbo
- “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.”― Lone Alaskan Gypsy
- “Dead, but not allowed to die. Alive, but as good as dead.”― Suzanne Collins
- “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
- “Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.”― Miriam Toews
- “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
- “I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.” ― Sylvia Plath
- “You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.” — Anonymous
- “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” ― Brené Brown
- “I understand your pain. Trust me, I do. I’ve seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living a 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
- “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.” ― Pete Wentz
- “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.’ ― C.S. Lewis
- “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.” — Anonymous
- “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
- “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
- “I disliked 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
- “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
- “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
- “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
- “Being an actress hasn’t made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress.” — Amy Adams
- “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
- “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.” — Robin Williams
- “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.”― Gillian Flynn
- “I didn’t know why I was feeling anxious or what was wrong with me, when I would go into public and feeling 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
Heart-warming Depression Quotes Of All Time
Depression is a serious issue that no one talks about. It’s a “stigma” in the society we live in. Depression adversely affects emotions and life. These depression quotes will help you get some inspiration and feel better. Therefore, if you have depression, you can read these depression quotes to help yourself heal and improve your mental health.
- “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
- “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 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
- “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
- “Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find.” — Lady Gaga
- “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
- “When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people understood that.” — Anonymous
- “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
- “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. It’s wanting 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
- “I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.” ― Andrew Solomon
- “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
- “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.” ― Judy Garland
- “Almost everyone is overconfident—except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists.” ― Joseph T. Hallinan
- “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
- “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
If you are depressed yourself, you probably know directly how painful a mental illness is. Hope these quotes about depression were powerful enough to inspire each one of us to be better in terms of both mental and physical health. What actually matters is good mental health. “Health is Wealth” – This actually holds true for both physical and mental health.