55 Depression Quotes & Feeling Down Sayings (With Images)

Depression is a mental health disorder which causes loss in interest in daily life activities and rapid mood swings. It is an epidemic of Millenials. Without further ado, Explore our inspirational quotes for sad depression about developing anxiety & deteriorated mental health.

1) There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.Laurell K. Hamilton

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

2) Depression is the inability to construct a future.Rollo May

Depression is the inability to construct a future.

3) Depression on my left, loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.Elizabeth Gilbert

Depression on my left, loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.

4) 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

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

5) Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.Elizabeth Wintzel

Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.

6) 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.Anonymous

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.

7) That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.Elizabeth Wurtzel

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

8) It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.Matt Haig

It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.

9) If you feel depressed you shouldn’t go out on the street because it will show on your face and you’ll give it to others. Misery is a communicable disease.Martha Graham

If you feel depressed you shouldn't go out on the street because it will show on your face and you'll give it to others. Misery is a communicable disease.

10) The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever.Nina LaCour

The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can't get away from it. Not ever.

11) Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.Miriam Toews

Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.

12) People with depression have something very valuable to teach us, how to live when it doesn’t ever feel good.Kay Warren

People with depression have something very valuable to teach us, how to live when it doesn't ever feel good.

13) 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

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.

14) Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.Ned Vizzini

Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.

15) It’s like being in a glass elevator in the middle of a crowded mall; you see everything and would love to join in, but the door won’t open so you can’t.Lisa Moore Sherman

It's like being in a glass elevator in the middle of a crowded mall; you see everything and would love to join in, but the door won't open so you can't.

16) Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others, it only changes yours.Shannon Alder

Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others, it only changes yours.

17) The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.

18) Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It’s just too much for them.Phoebe Stone

Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It's just too much for them.

19) 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.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.

20) It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake.Anonymous

It's not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it's the smile we fake.

21) Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.Jo Nesbo

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

22) Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.Janet Fitch

Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.

23) Depression is like being in a totally round room and looking for a corner to sit in.Laura Sloate

Depression is like being in a totally round room and looking for a corner to sit in.

24) You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.Jasmine Warga

You're like a grey sky. You're beautiful, even though you don't want to be.

25) I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.Katie McGarry

I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.

26) The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.Mother Teresa

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.

27) It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.Nick Hornby

It's brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.

28) Telling a depressed person to be happy is the same as telling a cancer patient to cure themselves.Dissentient

Telling a depressed person to be happy is the same as telling a cancer patient to cure themselves.

29) Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.Shaun David Hutchinson

Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It's one bloody fray after another.

30) Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.Joyce Meyer

Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.

31) In the meantime, I could withdraw to my room, could hide and sleep as if I were dead.Elizabeth Wurtzel

In the meantime, I could withdraw to my room, could hide and sleep as if I were dead.

32) You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.Albert Ellis

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

33) Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.Philip K. Dick

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.

34) When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.Marion Cotillard

When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.

35) Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.Andrew Solomon

Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.

36) Depression is like falling so deep down the rabbit hole you forget what the sky looks like.Robin Brodsky Curtin

Depression is like falling so deep down the rabbit hole you forget what the sky looks like.

37) When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone. Fiona Apple

When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.

38) 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

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.

39) If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.Tamara Ireland Stone

If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.

40) Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.Henry Ward Beecher

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

41) Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.Dodie Smith

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.

42) You think you deserve that pain but you don’t.Richard Swersey

You think you deserve that pain but you don't.

43) 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

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.

44) Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die.Anonymous

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

45) Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.Pythagoras

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.

46) The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.James Branch Cabell

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

47) Luck always seems like it belongs to someone else.David Levien

Luck always seems like it belongs to someone else.

48) If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking.Elizabeth Wurtzel

If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking.

49) 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.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.

50) Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.Jennifer Elisabeth

Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.

51) There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.Dante

There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.

52) The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering.Goldie Hawn

The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering.

53) Once you start down the slippery slope of depression, it’s hard to climb off of it. And sometimes you don’t want to climb off of it.Keary Taylor

Once you start down the slippery slope of depression, it's hard to climb off of it. And sometimes you don't want to climb off of it.

54) Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself.Emily Dotterer

Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself.

55) If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself.Dr. Rollo May

If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself.

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