Depression Quotes

Never judge someone. Especially if you don’t know them, because you don’t know what they’re going through. And for all you know, your words could be the last thing they hear before they decide they have had enough.

Danny O’Donoghue

Judging, Decision, Feelings



Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore.

J. K. Rowling

Feeling Down, Feelings, Feeling Sad



As I say I don’t want to kill myself, I just wouldn’t mind dying.

Stephen Fry

Bipolar, Mind, Dying


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

Laurell K. Hamilton

Sad, Pain, Hurtful



You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.

Dan Millman

Inspirational, Recovery, Anxious Thoughts


No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

Maya Angelou

Inspirational, Life, Motivational



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. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.

Stephen Fry

Inspirational, Friendship, Sympathy


Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.

Dorothy Rowe

Inspirational, Depressing, Psychology



I may have looked happy but inside I was hopelessly depressed.

Stephen Fry

May, Mental Illness



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

Pain, Heart, Broken


Dale Carnegie quote: One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that…
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 that are blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie

Inspirational, Life, Motivational



Depression is about as close as you get to somewhere between dead and alive, and it’s the worst.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Alive, Worst, Inertia



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

Life, Happiness, Sad


I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.

Franz Kafka

Feelings, Feeling Lost, Unhappy



I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you… There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Love, Romantic, Uplifting



After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

Sophia Loren

Inspirational, Life, Motivational



Eleanor Roosevelt quote: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Inspirational, Motivational, Happiness



Depression is the inability to construct a future.

Rollo May

Sad, Depressing, Future



I don’t want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can’t even see it, something that’s drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead.

Margaret Atwood

Lying, Stupid, Self Worth



If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

Inspirational, Motivational, Change


George Bernard Shaw quote: A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more…
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

Inspirational, Life, Motivational



Its so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself. That’s above and beyond everything else, and it’s not a mental complaint-it’s a physical thing, like it’s physically hard to open your mouth and make the words come out. They don’t come out smooth and in conjunction with your brain the way normal people’s words do; they come out in chunks as if from a crushed-ice dispenser; you stumble on them as they gather behind your lower lip. So you just keep quiet.

Ned Vizzini

Ice, People, Brain



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

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Pain, Being Sad, Want



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.

Jonathan Davis

Depressing, Thinking, People