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33 Depression Quotes

Depression is a silent battle that many endure, and within the darkness of this struggle, there are poignant sayings that offer solace and understanding. One such saying reminds us that “the darkest nights produce the brightest stars.” This beautifully encapsulates the notion that even in our most challenging moments, there is potential for growth and resilience. Another saying speaks of how “broken crayons still color,” highlighting the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. These sayings remind us that despite the weight of depression, there is hope, strength, and beauty to be found in the depths of our emotions.

Depression Quotes

Depression Quotes



“You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.”

-Jasmine Warga



“Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.”

-Miriam Toews



“Depression lies. It tells you you’ve always felt this way, and you always will. But you haven’t, and you won’t.“

-Halley Cornell



“Every thought a person dwells upon, whether he expresses it or not, either damages or improves his life.”

-Lucy Mallory



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

-Rob Delaney



“Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.”

-Murray Gell-Mann



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

-Fred Rogers



“Frustrations come because we impose our illusions on reality.”




“Depression isn’t about, ‘Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other’, it’s like having the worst flu all day that you just can’t kick.”

-Robbie Williams



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

-Matt Lucas



“That’s how depression hits. You wake up one morning, afraid that you’re gonna live.”

-Elizabeth Wurtzel



“Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die.”

-Danny Baker



“It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.”

-Matt Haig



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

-Philip K. Dick



“I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.”

-Ji-Hae Park



“I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me.”

-Elizabeth Wurtzel



“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

-Lao Tzu



“You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.”

-Albert Ellis



“Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.”

-Joyce Meyer



“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

-Dorothy M. Neddermeyer



“It’s recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.”

-Harry Truman



“A depressing and difficult passage has prefaced every page I have turned in life.”

-Charlotte Brontë



“Depression is frustrating. It’s knowing there’s so much to be grateful for and happy about and to enjoy, but you just can’t get there.”

-Allie Griffin



“Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.”




“At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness.”

-Dorothy Hamill



“I’m not grateful for depression, but it honestly made me work harder and gave me the drive that I have to succeed and to make it work.”

-Lili Reinhart



“I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”

-Henry Rollins



“Many depressed people can only see their pains, and their hurts, and their resentments, and their failures. They can’t see the blue sky and the yellow leaves, you know?”

-Bill Richards



“You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.”

-Gilbert Baker



“I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I’m so depressed, or life is terrible.”

-Tony Curtis



“The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.”



“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



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

-Dodie Smith