200+ Best Depression Quotes And Sayings

Having a bad day? You are not alone. Let the collection below of depression quotes help you manage your negative thoughts and feelings. We all have bad days, but these quotes will remind you that everything is going to be okay.

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Dearest, I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have been in every way all that anyone could be. I don't think two people could have been happier 'til this terrible disease came. I can't fight any longer. I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work. And you will I know. You see I can't even write this properly. I can't read. What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good. I want to say that — everybody knows it. If anybody could have saved me it would have been you. Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness. I can't go on spoiling your life any longer. I don't think two people could have been happier than we have been. V. Virginia Woolf
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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
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You know all that sympathy that you feel for an abused child who suffers without a good mom or dad to love and care for them? Well, they don't stay children forever. No one magically becomes an adult the day they turn eighteen. Some people grow up sooner, many grow up later. Some never really do. But just remember that some people in this world are older versions of those same kids we cry for. Ashly Lorenzana
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Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHTand knowledge, and by learning the lessons that areacculated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called life! Allan Rufus
Sometimes I wonder if my heart is like a black...
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Sometimes I wonder if my heart is like a black hole--it's so dense that there's no room for light, but that doesn't mean it can't still suck me in. Jasmine Warga
Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you...
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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
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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
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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
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains...
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Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul? John Keats
I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm...
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I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good. Andrew Solomon
Losing your life is not the worst thing that can...
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Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living. Unknown
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Sometimes I just think depression's one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there's so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it. Ned Vizzini
Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message...
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Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up. Steve Maraboli
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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. Unknown
I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us...
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I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out. I don't want it to win. Jasmine Warga
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There had been times when he knew, somewhere in him, that he would get used to it, whatever it was, because he had learnt that some hard things became softer after a very little while. Nick Hornby
I saw the world from the stars' point of view,...
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I saw the world from the stars' point of view, and it looked unbearably lonely. Shaun David Hutchinson
Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let...
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Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back. Jennifer Elisabeth
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I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love. Jennifer Elisabeth
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He was fucking sad. That's it. That's the point. He knows life is never going to get any different for him. That there's no fixing him. It's always going to be the same monotonous depressing bullshit. Boring, sad, boring, sad. He just wants it to be over. Jasmine Warga