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67 Greatest Quotes About Depression


The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God. Victor Hugo
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche
One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy. Aristotle
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
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. Swami Sivananda
When I'm not working on something, I seem to go through periods of depression. It helps to keep busy. Gene Wilder
The Great War proved how confused the world is. Depression is proving it again. Anne Sullivan
The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy. Pete Wentz
When I diagnose my depression now, I think it was partially about saying goodbye to these kids that I always expected to have but already knew that I wouldn't. Elizabeth Gilbert
Among writers, if you don't have a therapist, it's like saying you don't keep a journal or use the thesaurus. It's a natural accompaniment. Amy Tan
Depression is melancholy minus its charms. Susan Sontag
I suffer from anxiety, moments of depression. I'm in my head so much, and I'm thinking so much, I'm playing a tug-of-war within my mind. Khalid
Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression. Karen Horney
I am very depressed and deeply disgusted with painting. It is really a continual torture. Claude Monet
Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don't need to show me thier badges. I know these guys very well. Elizabeth Gilbert
In my experience the best way to beat depression is to get involved in something inspiring. Pink
You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it. Albert Ellis
Depression is the inability to construct a future. Rollo May
I've dealt with depression my entire life, on and off, which makes me the perfect author for teenage readers. Laurie Halse Anderson
Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life. Carrie Fisher
I suffered from severe depression for over a decade. My condition deteriorated steadily. I was suicidal. Byron Katie
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy. Milton Friedman
As I say I don't want to kill myself, I just wouldn't mind dying. Stephen Fry
There is something demoralizing about watching two people get more and more crazy about each other, especially when you are the only extra person in the room. Sylvia Plath
I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realise is that you're not alone. Dwayne Johnson
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. Pythagoras
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. George Lucas
I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music. Kevin Gates
A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. Joyce Meyer
You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you. Dan Millman
Oh, sure, we have another world war coming, and another great depression, but where are the leaders this time? Kurt Vonnegut
Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude. Joyce Meyer
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself. Pythagoras
I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does. Henry Rollins
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
Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly. Richard Bach
Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. Chuck Palahniuk
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. Nathaniel Hawthorne
It gets on top of me and I get frustrated. Hugh Laurie
Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain. William Faulkner
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. Carl Jung
Since I was 16, I've felt a black cloud hangs over me. Since then, I have taken pills for depression. Amy Winehouse
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. Marcus Aurelius
If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself. Rollo May
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul? John Keats
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us. Meister Eckhart
Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. Steven Wright
He sighed. "The clouds I can handle. But I can't fight with an eclipse. Stephenie Meyer
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top. John Keats
So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone. Ellen Hopkins
You know what scares me? When you have to be nice to some paranoid schizophrenic, just because she lives in your head. Steven Wright