43 Comforting Depression Quotes that You can Relate to
Depression is a mood disorder that severely affects the way you feel, think and behave. When a person is struggling with depression. They lose interest in activities, which they otherwise loved doing. The most common symptoms of depression are:
A person dealing with depression undergoes constant mood swings and has problem in concentrating on one thought.
Since depression hinders brain functioning. Therefore, the person struggling with depression fails to do daily activities as simple as bathing, cleaning their room and going on work. He cannot make up his mind to do it, as he has low level of energy and lacks the willpower to do daily tasks.
If you know someone, who is dealing with depression. Then spending time with them, listening to their problems and being empathic will help them to recover fast.
Also, involving them in small activities, cheering them, making changes in their diet and motivating them to pick up a hobby will also help them in managing symptoms of depression.
According to experts, medications and talk therapy works the best, when it comes to elevating the symptoms of depression. Even positive talk and affirmations work wonders when a person has hit rock bottom.
If you want to help, then you can share some comforting words or quotes with your friend or partner, who is struggling with depression. Because it’s important to realise your loved one that he or she isn’t alone in this battle.
So if you or your loved one is battling depression. Then you must read~ these 43 comforting depression quotes that will make you feel better.
1. “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
2. “We try to hide our feelings, but we forget that our eyes speak.”
3. “I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” – Ned Vizzini, Depression Quotes
4. “A human being can survive almost anything as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel
5. “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, Depression Quotes
6. “People think depression is sadness. That it’s crying and dressing in black, but people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. It’s being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again.” – Depression Quotes
7. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” – Laurell K. Hamilton, Depression Quotes
8. “You don’t understand depression until you can’t stand your own presence in an empty room.”
9. “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, Depression Quotes
10. “Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure but no urge to be productive. It’s wanting friends but hating to socialize. It’s wanting to be alone but not wanting to be lonely. It’s caring about everything, then caring about nothing. It’s feeling everything at once, then feeling paralyzingly numb”
11. “Depression is like a heavy blanket. It covers all of me, and it’s hard to get up. But there’s comfort in it too. I know who I am when I’m under it.”
12. “I didn’t want my picture taken because I was going to cry. I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I’d cry for a week. I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full.” – Sylvia Plath, Depression Quotes
13. “I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could do was whisper, “I’m fine.””
14. “I’ll be okay just not today and probably not tomorrow.”
15. “The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.”
17. “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, Depression Quotes
18. “Behind my smile is a hurting heart, behind my laugh I’m falling apart. Look closely at me and you will see, the girl I am, it isn’t me.”
19. “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, Depression Quotes
20. “Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.” – William C. Hannan
21. “I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”
– Henry Rollins
22. “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, Depression Quotes
23. “Listen closely to the songs I play because the lyrics speak the words I fail to say.”
24. “It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake.”
25. “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, Depression Quotes
26. “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.”
27. “I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.” – Andrew Solomon, Depression Quotes
28. “I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, 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.”
29. “The magic will happen when you stop listening to the negative voices in your head and start believing in yourself.”
30. “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, Depression Quotes
32. “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. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” – Andrew Solomon
33. “Sometimes, what a person needs is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens.”
34. “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, Depression Quotes
35. “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
36. “Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”
37. “We cannot stop what’s already occurred. We can just try again till it gets better.”
38. “I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull your own self out of a dark place mentally. So if you’ve done that today or any day I’m proud of you.”
39. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” – John Green
40. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” – Richard L. Evans
41. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
42. “I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing deep down inside that I am a good person and that I am worthy of a good life.” – Jonathan Harnisch
43. “I guess I just feel like, the joke’s getting old. The future is fading and the past is on hold. But I know that I’m open and I know that I’m free. And I’ll always let hope in, wherever I’ll be. And if I go blind I’ll still find my way.” – John Mayer, I guess I just feel like, Depression Quotes
I you need any kind of help regarding depression, you can contact Vandrevala Foundation.