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Quotes About Depression In Life

Depression is a slow creeping mental disorder.  It doesn’t magically show up one day contrary to what society thinks.

This disorder often turns into a mental disorder that’s lifelong.  It can leaves you feeling lost, helpless, and hopeless.  The most essential thing to remember when battling depression is to know you are not alone.

Life isn’t easy and depression can make it even harder. Discover helpful quotes about depression in life to help you understand the severity of the disorder and the comfort that you’re not alone.

Quotes About Depression In Life

 

“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

“The thing about depression is that, if you’re not the one who’s actually suffering from it, there’s very little you can do to be proactive. If someone in your family is depressed, all you can really do is send them to a shrink, get them their meds, be gentle, and wait”

– Sarah Silverman

“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”

– Søren Kierkegaard

“And sometimes when you’re on, you’re really fucking on. And your friends, they sing along, and they love you. But the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap. And it teases you for weeks in its absence”

– Rilo Kiley

“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

“As a confirmed melancholic, I can testify that the best and maybe only antidote for melancholia is action. However, like most melancholics, I suffer also from sloth”

– Edward Abbey

“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

quotes about depression in life

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

– Dodie Smith

“When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental”

– Marion Cotillard

“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

“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days”

– Kris Carr

“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

“You don’t think in depression that you’ve put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you’re seeing truly”

– Andrew Solomon

“I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone”

— Dwayne Johnson

“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, Cloud Atlas

“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

“A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people”

— Lilly Singh

quotes about depression in life

“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

“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

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

― Henry Rollins

“Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human”

– Janet Fitch

“I couldn’t be with people and I didn’t want to be alone. Suddenly my perspective whooshed and I was far out in space, watching the world. I could see millions and millions of people, all slotted into their lives; then I could see me—I’d lost my place in the universe. It had closed up and there was nowhere for me to be. I was more lost than I had known it was possible for any human being to be”

― Marian Keyes

“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 from humanity. The more persuaded you are of your unique access to the rottenness, the more afraid you become of engaging with the world; and the less you engage with the world, the more perfidiously happy-faced the rest of humanity seems for continuing to engage with it”

― Jonathan Franzen

“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

“Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others”

― Jasmine Warga

quotes about depression in life

“That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“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

“Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living”

― Jo Nesbo

“Depression is melancholy minus its charms”

― Susan Sontag

“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

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

― Miriam Toews

‘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 

“That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful”

— Elizabeth Wurtzel

“The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever”

— Nina LaCour

“If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn’t spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say”

— Gail Honeyman

“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

“Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others”

— Jasmine Warga

“It doesn’t get better,” I said. “The pain. The wounds scab over and you don’t always feel like a knife is slashing through you. But when you least expect it, the pain flashes to remind you you’ll never be the same”

— Katie McGarry

“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

quotes about depression in life

“Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair”

— Andrew Solomon

“She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair”

— Patricia Briggs

“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

“I never felt like that before. Maybe it could be depression, like you get. I can understand how you suffer now when you’re depressed; I always thought you liked it and I thought you could have snapped yourself out any time, if not alone then by means of the mood organ. But when you get that depressed you don’t care. Apathy, because you’ve lost a sense of worth. It doesn’t matter whether you feel better because you have no worth”

— Philip K. Dick

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

— Tamara Ireland Stone

Works cited
https://www.thecoolist.com/depression-quotes/

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