29 Best Depressing Quotes And Sayings

If you’re feeling down about something, there’s always a way to cheer up. With the right attitude and a few positive words, you can feel better about yourself or about your situation. These depressing quotes will help you see the silver lining in even the darkest of clouds, so read them if you need some motivation.

She had loved him for such a long time, she...
She had loved him for such a long time, she thought. How was it that she did now know him at all? Cassandra Clare
Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.
Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die. John Green
Although sex was something they both regarded as perilous, marriage had, by contrast, seemed safe— a safe house in a world of danger; the ultimate haven of two solitary, fearful souls. When you were single, this was what everyone who was already married was always telling you. Daniel himself had said it to his unmarried friends. It was, however, a lie. Sex had everything to do with violence, that was true, and marriage was at once a container for the madness between men and women and a fragile hedge against it, as religion was to death, and the laws of physics to the immense quantity of utter emptiness of which the universe was made. But there was nothing at all safe about marriage. It was a doubtful enterprise, a voyage in an untested craft, across a hostile ocean, with a map that was a forgery and with no particular destination but the grave. . Michael Chabon
It is a crushing moment when you realize that your life has either been a series of huge mistakes, or worse; it hasn’t. Temperance
You're FAT - and don't try to sugarcoat it, because you'll just eat that, too. Phillip C. McGraw
You ultimately become the one/what you hate. Elia Maxwell
I’m busy saving everybody else when I can’t even save myself Rajesh
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It seems to me that our lives are consumed by countless wasting years, but only a few shining moments. I missed mine. Yes is what I should have said. Of course I should have said yes. Mordecai Richler
From the moment we are born, we begin to die. Janne Teller
There's a lot of beauty to be found in sadness and melancholia. One of the things that you find time and time again - not just with music, but with literature - is that things that appear to be quite depressing on the surface can ironically be very uplifting and touching to other people. When you hear something that really reminds you that you're not alone in feeling sad, depressed, melancholic, angry - I think that can actually be a very cathartic experience. Steven Wilson
I got an A on the third quiz in American history, an A, dammit. Last time I got a Bup from a Cand my father said, "if you can get a Cyou can get a B, if you can get a Byou can get an A."-I got an Aand my father said, "grades don't mean anything. Thalia Chaltas
Please Tommy. Please. James Dashner
It's more real to me here than if I went up, " he suddenly heard himself say; and the fear lest that last shadow of reality should lose its edge kept him rooted to his seat as the minutes succeeded each other. Edith Wharton
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. This means the when you go to sleep you close your eyes and you are and look like you are dead but then when you wake up it looks like you are reborn because you are up and ready. Mahatma Gandhi
And that's just it. This is how it is. Always. To pay attention to things. People. It's too easy to fail other people. And the good-byes. You never have the time you think. It brings tears to my eyes. I blink them away. Amy McNamara
It was like this blackness that crept into the corners of my life until everything was grey and dirty. My insides felt burnt out, like if you cut me open, all you would find would be smoke. No heart. No bones. There was nothing left, just the anger. It followed me everywhere. It sat on my bed and watched me sleep and when I had to eat, it looked at me across the table. Tanya Byrne
There was something horribly depressing, she felt, about watching the weather report. That life could be planned like the perfect summer picnic drained it of spontaneity. Galt Niederhoffer
That's depressing, when somebody says "please" to you. J.d. Salinger
I felt shame - I see this clearly, now - at the instinctive recognition in myself of an awful enfeebling fatalism, a sense that the great outcomes were but randomly connected to our endeavors, that life was beyond mending, that love was loss, that nothing worth saying was sayable, that dullness was general, that disintegration was irresistible. Joseph ONeill