30 Deepest Quotes About Depression

Depression hits hard sometimes.  Life’s circumstances can throw us into a depressive state.  There are good days and there are bad days.

Those bad days however are difficult to deal with.  Time seems to move slower than normal.  You see by looking through a grey veil.  The colors of the world are no colorful and bright.

Although these days won’t last forever, it’s hard to express into words what you’re actually feeling inside.  Especially to those who are concerned about you.

These 30 deepest quotes about depression help to describe your inner turmoil known as depression.

“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

“Embrace the void and have the courage to exist”

Dan Howell

deepest quotes about depression

“There are edges around the black and every now and then a flash of color streaks out of the gray. But I can never really grasp any of the slivers of memories that emerge”

Katie McGarry

“I have a sense of melancholy isolation, life rapidly vanishing, all the usual things. It’s very strange how often strong feelings don’t seem to carry any message of action”

Philip Larkin

“Burnout is nature’s way of telling you, you’ve been going through the motions your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system”

Sam Keen

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“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

deepest quotes about depression

“I bet if you cut open my stomach, the black slug of depression would slide out”

Jasmine Warga

“The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne. The prevention of many suicides will continue to be hindered until there is a general awareness of the nature of this pain”

William Styron

“I do not sleep because I am not only afraid of the monsters at my door, but also of the monsters my own mind can conjure. The ones that live within”

Samantha Shannon

“Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum”

Vincent van Gogh

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

Miriam Toews

“It’s like I have this large black hole in my brain and it’s sucking the life out of me. The answers are in there so I sit for hours and stare. No matter how hard and long I look, I only see darkness”

Katie McGarry

“If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling”

Tamara Ireland Stone

“The monsters were never
under my bed.
Because the monsters
were inside my head.

I fear no monsters,
for no monsters I see.
Because all this time
the monster has been me”

Nikita Gill

“I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep”

Ursula K. Le Guin

“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

“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

“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds”

Laurell K. Hamilton

“Sick of crying, tired of trying, yes I’m smiling but inside I’m dying”


“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”


“Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is”


“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, Imagine Dragons

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“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

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

Elizabeth Wurtzel

“Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine”

Charlotte Eriksson

“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

“That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end”

Elizabeth Wurtzel

 “You begin to forget what it means to live. You forget things, you forget that you used to feel all right, you forget what it means to feel alright. Because you feel like shit all the time, and you can’t remember what it was like before. People take the feeling of ‘full’ for granted”

Marya Hornbacher

“Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general. And the rottenness of your life in particular. But the realism is merely a mask for depression’s actual essence. Which is an overwhelming estrangement for humanity”

Jonathan Franzen

“It’s depression. You can’t put it into words. You get stuck and time passes by. I’m stood there on the edge of a cliff, can’t go back and can’t go forward. Days go by. I’m still in the same place. Everyone else’s life goes on, but you’re stuck. You try and try and try and I don’t know how, but you came out of it eventually”

Kell Brook


Works Cited

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