Depression is a sensitive topic, to say the least. Yet so many of us experience it.
One time or another, we’ve experienced depression, are experiencing depression, or know someone who is battling it.
It seems as if at its peak, even great food and company doesn’t cut it. I’ve curated a list of my favorite depression quotes which highlight the nuances and complexities of this disease. Also, you’ll discover positive thinking quotes that inspire you to overcome these strong emotions and thoughts clouding your day.
Did you know that:
Depression affects around 7% of the American population every year.
Depression is a very serious issue, and you have to need to fight back with this illness.
Because if your health is not good you can’t able to achieve anything in your life. And then you start feeling very sad about your life. So stay healthy and achieve what you really want. Since nobody has the power to stop you from achieving your goals in your life.
According to the WHO:
Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
What do you feel when you’re depressed?
Handing with depression can be very difficult, especially if the person is feeling powerless to his/her thoughts and emotions.
- “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
- “It is okay to have depression, it is okay to have anxiety and it is okay to have an adjustment disorder. We need to improve the conversation. We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health.” — Prince Harry
- “A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.” — Lilly Singh
- “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
- “Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.” – Elizabeth Wintzel
- “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.” — Stephen Fry
- “Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find.” — Lady Gaga
- “My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?” — Kerry Washington
- “If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel.” — Keanu Reeves
- “What I would tell kids going through anxiety, which I have and can relate to, is that you’re so normal. Everyone experiences a version of anxiety or worry in their lives, and maybe we go through it in a different or more intense way for longer periods of time, but there’s nothing wrong with you. To be a sensitive person that cares a lot, that takes things in in a deep way is actually part of what makes you amazing… I wouldn’t trade it for the world, even when there are really hard times. Don’t ever feel like you’re a weirdo for it because we’re all weirdos.” — Emma Stone
- “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
- “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.” — Dwayne Johnson
- I don’t feel very much like Pooh today. Winnie the Pooh
- “I had everything I needed to be happy. And yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy. I started taking an antidepressant, which helped and I started sharing the news with friends and family—I felt like everyone deserved an explanation, and I didn’t know how else to say it other than the only way I know: just saying it. It got easier and easier to say it aloud every time.” — Chrissy Teigen
- “It is easy to be heavy: hard to be light.” — G.K. Chesterton
- Love your future more than your past. Joe Dispenza
- There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering. Alan Watts
- I struggled with anxiety and depression and questioned whether or not I wanted to be alive anymore. It was when I hit this low that I decided to reach out and ask for the help of a licensed therapist. This decision ultimately helped save my life. You don’t have to wait for things. Michael Phelps
- I need a break from my own thoughts. Paulo Coelho
- The Universe has your back even when things aren’t working out the way you expected. Gabby Bernstein
- I am always with myself, and it is I who am my tormentor. Leo Tolstoy
- Despair can never be dissolved through escape, but by observing it. Jiddu Krishnamurti
- If you are depressed, you live in the past. If you are anxious, you live in the future. But if you are at peace, you live in the present. Lao Tzu
- Whereas pain is a physical experience, suffering is a mental one. It is the sense that things should be other than they are. Its antidote is acceptance. Wu Hsin
- It is okay to admit that your wounds are still open. That you are still healing. It takes time. It takes time.ALISON MALEE
- The way you speak of yourself, the way you degrade yourself, into smallness is abuse.RUPI KAUR
- But if you’re broken, you don’t have to stay broken.SELENA GOMEZ
- There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.LAURELL K. HAMILTON
- P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it. ― Danielle LaPorte
- The only way out is through. ― Robert Frost
- The perfect is the enemy of the good. ― Voltaire
- If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. ― Steven Hayes
- There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind. — C. S. Lewis
- It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. — Isaac Asimov
I hope you enjoyed these quotes on depression and anxiety, I know some of them are not necessarily joyful but they can provide some comfort in knowing that others also experience these emotions. If you’re feeling down, take some time to reconnect with yourself and implement small habits every day that allows time for healing.
If you don’t see anything getting better, talk to someone you trust and seek help from reliable and qualified professionals. Remember, doing something about what you’re experiencing is the best way to move forward.