Depression quotes that you’ll hopefully find uplifting, inspirational, or that really put into words the feelings you’re currently experiencing.
Inspiring and Uplifting Depression Quotes
If you’re going through hell
Keep on going,
Don’t slow down
If you’re scared, don’t show it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you’re there
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.
Whenever someone sorrows, I do not say, “forget it,” or “it will pass,” or “it could be worse” — all of which deny the integrity of the painful experience. But I say, to the contrary, “It is worse than you may allow yourself to think. Delve into the depth. Stay with the feeling. Think of it as a precious source of knowledge and guidance. Then and only then will you be ready to face it and be transformed in the process.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I’ve treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I’ve found that to be a tremendous help.
In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing.
In moments of discouragement, defeat, or even despair, there are always certain things to cling to. Little things usually: remembered laughter, the face of a sleeping child, a tree in the wind-in fact, any reminder of something deeply felt or dearly loved.No man is so poor as not to have many of these small candles. When they are lighted, darkness goes away-and a touch of wonder remains.
“These Small Candles” …gravestone inscription in the UK
Humorous Depression Quotes
It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.
Harry S. Truman
You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.
I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito
Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
General Depression Quotes
Depression is rage spread thin.
Depression is the inability to construct a future.
Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling…People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile.
Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts.
I start to feel like I can’t maintain the facade any longer, that I may just start to show through. And I wish I knew what was wrong. Maybe something about how stupid my whole life is. I don’t know. Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?… I don’t know the answer, I know only that I can’t. I don’t want any more vicissitudes, I don’t want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just want out. I’ve had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted..
Elizabeth Wurtzel (from book Prozac Nation)
A lot of people don’t realize that depression is an illness. I don’t wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.
We hope you found these Depression Quotes inspiring.