Quotes About Depression

Zuletzt aktualisiert am 10. Februar 2023 von Dr. med. Andrea Weidemann

Depression describes as a mood disorder that causes a persistent emotion of sadness and lack of interest, to the scope that it interferes with your daily life. Believe it or not, depression is a mental health problem that impacts around 5% of the world’s adult population every single year.

There are various reasons why a person might be identified with depression, right from simple biological roots on the way to psychological and social issues. Whatever the cause is, it is important to always remember that there is help out there for everyone.


Depression Quotes

These depression quotes are meant to help you get a healthier understanding of your feelings and inspire you to have a better mindset. Remember that being down will not last forever. One day, you would feel better again.

“What is depression like? It’s like drowning, except everyone around you is breathing.”

This quote perfectly defines how completely alone and frightening it is to be trapped inside the inescapable marsh that contains severe depression. You would feel extremely helpless, sluggish, grey, and unable to move.  

“We hide to try our feelings, but we forget that our eyes speak.”

Depression can make you want to hide within yourself. However, hiding your feelings or become a lack of feeling would never help you to be healed.

“I am bent, but not broken. I am scared, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.”

This quote describes that giving up when you have a typical mental illness like depression seems to be comfortable in your darkest moments. But then the quote also suggests to never give up on depression.

“I have depression. But I prefer to say “I battle” depression instead of “I suffer” with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.”

This is another great quote as self-help for depression is a practical method to ease the symptoms of depression itself. In fact, instead of ‘suffer’ from it, you could actually ‘battle’ your depression.

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

Have you ever thought that forcing yourself to smile and be happy is actually a warning sign of depression? Never try to force that smile, instead, you should open up and talk about your feelings.

“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.” 

Performing self-care for your mental health can really help when you feel depressed. Some days you might stay in bed all day, or some days you don’t feel like it’s necessary to brush your hair. But it’s alright. Always do what you can do and forgive yourself for what you cannot do.

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

A positive mental attitude can be really challenging to be assembled when you’re depressed. Some days you might feel just as the above depression quote says: quite miserable. But keep in mind that those days will not last forever.

“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.”

Hopelessness will always feel horrible, crushing, and disappointing. It can even make you feel fed up and sick enough to help yourself. But just the same as all things, it will end, and you would feel hopeful again!


Depression Quotes from Famous Celebrities

“Depressed means you need deep rest from the character you’ve been playing in the world.”

– Jim Carey

This quote reflects that when you are depressed, you need to take rest from all your routine activities and make your brain calm down.

“Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.”

– Matt Lucas

Different from the previous quote, this quote suggests you keep yourself busy to avoid depression. Well, undoubtedly, some people who keep their minds busy in working will no space for any negative thinking that might cause depression to appear.

“Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.”

– Rob Delaney

This quote teaches us that behind every bad thing, there will always be a good thing. Even the worst cases as depression can teach us about compassion and hard work, and that you have the ability to overcome even the giant obstacles. 

“You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.”

– Albert Ellis

Another quote that motivates us that depression isn’t naturally given. Instead, we are the ones who have constructed that depression itself. Therefore, we can actually deconstruct it as well.

“Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die.”

– Danny Baker

This quote describes how depression impacts our body and mind. But, no matter how hard our minds try to die, our bodies will always help us to survive, and thus, if we could make a balance between our body and mind, then we could eventually remove depression away from our lives. 

“Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.”

– Jo Nesbo

This last quote describes that depression can cause you to lose your reason for living. However, we could eventually fight depression and get our spirit back to life!

Final Words

No matter how hard you are struggling from depression, always have the positive thinking that nothing will last forever, and nor does this depression, it will be over by the passage of time. So, always have that confidence that you could win this battle, free yourself from depression, and take back your life.