Depression Quotes

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If you're going through hell, keep going.

- Winston Churchill

You never know what a person is going through, regardless of how much money they make or however great a life you think they're living.

- Terrell Owens

Everyone sees who I appear to be but only a few know the real me. You only see what i choose to show. There's so much behind my smile you just don't know.

- Unknown

The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire.

- Lemony Snicket

We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.

- R.M. Drake

There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, "There now, hang on, you'll get over it." Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.

- Barbara Kingsolver

Tears are words the mouth can't say nor can the heart bear.

- Joshua Wisenbaker

Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself.

- Emily Dotterer

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

- Greenville Kleisser

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

- Matt Lucas

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

Depression Quotes


In a world where conversations about mental health are becoming increasingly prevalent, there remains a lingering challenge in explaining the intricate nuances of depression.


It’s like trying to describe the colors of the wind or the taste of silence – words often fall short in capturing its essence. Yet, it’s in these moments of struggle, in these battles fought silently within, that individuals find solace in knowing they are not alone.


This curated collection of quotes aims to bridge the gap between the unspoken and the understood. Each quote is a beacon of understanding, shedding light on how depression feels like, offering a lifeline for those fighting, overcoming, and dealing with its grasp.

Top 10 Quotes Describing the Life with Depression

  1. “Depression is like falling so deep down the rabbit hole you forget what the sky looks like.” – Robin Brodsky Curtin
  2. “I’m not okay, I’m just good at pretending I am.” – Unknown Author
  3. “Sometimes it’s easier to pretend that you don’t care, than to admit it’s killing you.” – Unknown Author
  4. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.” – Dante
  5. “Depression is like being in a totally round room and looking for a corner to sit in.” – Laura Sloate
  6. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” – Laurell K. Hamilton
  7. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” – Madeleine L’Engle
  8. “Depression is like living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die.” – Unknown Author
  9. “It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake.” – Unknown Author
  10. “Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself.” – Emily Dotterer


Depression is a silent epidemic, hidden behind smiles and laughter, tucked away in the corners of minds. It’s an indescribable weight that presses down relentlessly, leaving individuals gasping for breath in a sea of despair.

Through these quotes, we attempt to unveil the veil of silence surrounding depression. They are not just words on a screen; they are echoes of shared experiences, whispers of understanding in a world that often feels deaf to the cries of the depressed.

These quotes hit hard, striking a chord deep within the soul, articulating what seems inexpressible. They are a reminder that sadness is not weakness, that struggling does not equate to failure. Rather, they are testaments to the resilience of the human spirit, to the courage found in battling against the darkness within.

Whether shared with loved ones to explain the unexplainable or written in journals as a cathartic release, each quote serves as a beacon of hope in a world that often feels bleak.

So let us navigate this journey together, armed with words that resonate and hearts that understand, for in our collective struggle lies the path to overcoming.


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