Inspirational Quotes for Depression

Depression is one of the most common disorders these days. Millions of people around the world are affected by depression. It devastatingly affects the neural system of the brain. It is the main cause of various potentially fatal diseases. It deteriorates the mental health of an individual. People with depression could not concentrate on their work due to their continuous mood swings.


It is a kind of disease that changes the normal functionality of the brain. People with depression feel sad and lonely, which leads to behavioral and physical disturbances. They start to lose interest in everything.


The change in mood and behavior is sometimes normal, but if one starts to feel hopeless, he becomes depressed. There are a myriad of reasons for depression in life. Today, people of all ages feel depressed. Students due to increasing academic pressure find it difficult to achieve academic success. They have to struggle a lot to compete with the students in the world and achieve the goals they have to work hard on by devoting maximum hours to focusing on their program. If students fail to do this, they are likely to become depressed.


In the age of materialism, everyone wants to become more affluent than others and to win the rat race they work longer hours which consequently affects their relationships and family life. People speeding up their lives forget to care about their partners and loved ones and in the end become depressed.

Entrepreneurs also lead fast and busy lives. They also have pressure to reach the peak of success. They have to deal with many employees with different behaviors. Due to the expansion of business globally, they have to compete with the international market. Eventually, under pressure to meet requirements and guidelines, they begin to feel depressed.


Overall, depression is not some kind of illness that causes a certain group of people, but people in every profession and age group have fallen victim to it. A report published by The Times found that over the past decade the number of depressed people has increased at a rapid rate and this is an alarming problem facing nations around the world.


Although depression can be treated medically, people who are depressed need a shoulder to cry on. At this time, they need inspiration from their family and loved ones. Some magical motivational words work for them like a silver line in the clouds. Inspirational quotes about depression can bring about a positive transformation in their life to help them come out of depression. Here we give you the rich collection of positive depression quotes and sayings to share with others to give them hope to overcome depression.

Depression Quotes and Sayings That Makes You Feel Better 


Depression is melancholy minus its charms.

Susan Sontag, American Writer Filmmaker Philosopher

If you desire to heal, let yourself fall ill, let yourself fall ill.

Rumi, Persian Poet

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


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

Joyce Meyer, American Author Speaker

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

Dodie Smith, English Novelist

Depression is a 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.


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, American Television Personality

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, American Author

That is all I want in life; for this pain to seem purposeful.

Elizabeth Wurtzel, American Writer

I feel like a defective model like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.

Elizabeth Wurtzel, American Writer-Journalist

Our Generation has had no Great war, No Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.

Chuck Palahniuk, American Novelist-Freelance Journalist

Dealing with depression effectively is a mark not of weakness, but of strength.

Andrew Solomon, Politics Writer

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

Marion Cotillard, French Actress

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.


My lips say, ‘Fine’ thanks, but my eyes tell a different story, my heart sings a different tune, and my soul just weeps.

Author Unknown

Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.

Elizabeth Wurtzel, American Writer-Journalist

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken”.

C.S. Lewis, British Writer-Lay Theologian

I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colors and shades I knew existed.

Katie McGarry, American Writer

I can’t eat and I can’t sleep. I’m not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?

Ned Vizzini, American Writer

The broken will always be able to love harder than most because once you’ve been in the dark, you learn to appreciate everything that shines.

Author Unknown

It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling—that really hollowed-out feeling.

J.K. Rowling, British Novelist Screenwriter Producer

Even for me, life had its gleams of sunshine.

Charlotte Bronte, English Novelist-Poet

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

John Keats, English Romantic Poet

Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories ‘Depression’ takes away and project them into the future.

Andrew Solomon, Politics Writer

I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I’m afraid I’ll stutter.

Ned Vizzini, American Writer

The real fear of depression isn’t dying, it’s living with yourself, forever.


I’ll never forget how ‘Depression’ and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.

Henry Rollins, American Singer-Songwriter Musician Actor

Sometimes I just think ‘Depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.

Ned Vizzini, American Writer

Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time.


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,  British Comedian Actor Writer Television Presenter

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, Author

Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It’s just too much for them.

Phoebe Stone, Author of Romeo and Juliet Code

I am in that temper that if I were underwater I would scarcely kick to come to the top.

John Keats, English Romantic Poet

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.

Dr. Amit Ray, Indian Author & Spiritual Master

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, American Poet

The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end, finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end, finds God.

Victor Hugo, French Poet Novelist Dramatist

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

Laurell K. Hamilton, American Fantasy & Romance Writer

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

Jasmine Warga, Author

I will be stronger than my sadness.

Jasmine Warga, Author

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, English Actor Comedian Writer

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, Author of The Humans

When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people understood that.

Author Unknown

Sometimes I just think ‘Depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.

Ned Vizzini, American Writer

I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment, and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace.

Hermann Hesse, German Poet, Novelist & Painter

Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about ‘Depression.

Jasmine Warga, Author

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

John Keats, English Romantic Poet

Getting better from Depression’ demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me.

Susan Polis Schutz, American Poet

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