When you go through depression, a lot of things become hard to understand. Sometimes, reality become so hard to distinguish from fiction. At other times, depression makes you lose track of everything that’s going on around you.
These 15 depression quotes have been chosen to help you see more than the dark cloud that’s above your head.
1. Swami Sivananda
“Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.”
“Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.”
3. David Mitchell
“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.”
4. Gilbert Baker
“You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.”
5. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
6. Janet Fitch
“Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.”
7. Jasmine Warga
“You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.”
8. John Keats
“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”
9. Kay Warren
“People with depression have something very valuable to teach us… how to live when it doesn’t ever feel good.”
10. Lili Reinhart
“I’m not grateful for depression, but it honestly made me work harder and gave me the drive that I have to succeed and to make it work.”
11. Andrew Solomon
“I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.”
12. Ben Shapiro
13. Chuck Palahniuk
“Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.”
14. Clifford Odets
“If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.”
15. Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
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