Depression Quotes | Inspirational Sayings on Feeling Down

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Depression Quotes | Inspirational Sayings on Feeling Down

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects the way you feel, the way you think and the way you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness, emotional problems, lack of interest in things you used to do with pleasure.

Quotes and sayings about depression can provide information about what it is like to live with depression, but they can also better understand people suffering from this disease. These quotes can be a source of inspiration that will make you feel better.

On this page, we have listed some of the best quotes about depression, inspirational quotes about depression and more. If you like, you can share these quotes about depression on your website, blog, or social media page.

Enjoy reading! And never lose hope and faith!

“You look happy, but you don’t feel happy. That’s what depression does to you.”

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“I define depression as a comparison of your current reality to a fantasy about how you wish your life would be.”

“The ugly truth is no one is really happy in their life”

“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.”

“Sleep just isn’t sleep anymore, it’s an escape.”

“What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.”

“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

“When you suffer from depression ‘I’m tired’ means a permanent state of exhaustion that sleep doesn’t fix.”

“I am only good at hiding my feelings.”

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“In this life each and everything comes to end so cherish everything and everyone you have in life.”

“No matter how bad things are right now. No matter how stuck you feel. No matter how many days you’ve spent crying and wishing things were different. No matter how hopeless and depressed you feel. I promise you that you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going.”

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” —Richard L. Evans

“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

“When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.”

“No one realizes how strong someone with depression has to be just to do daily stuff like shower, brush hair or get out of bed.”

“Whether an illness affects your heart, your arm, or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there shouldn’t be any distinction. We would never tell someone with a broken leg that they should stop wallowing and get it together. We don’t consider taking medication for an ear infection something to be ashamed of. We shouldn’t treat mental health conditions any differently. Instead, we should make it clear that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness – it’s a sign of strength – and we should ensure that people can get the treatment they need.” —Michelle Obama

“You never want people to see you cry because you want to be strong. But you hate how nobody seems to notice that you’re completely broken and torn apart inside.”

“Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually. Don’t give up on yourself just yet.”

“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.” 

“Depression is like a war. You either win or die trying.”

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“I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better.”

“Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad and all the butterflies have broken wings.”

“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” —Albert Camus

“Our generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.” —Chuck Palahniuk

“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.”

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