97 Deep Depression Quotes And Sayings For A Painful Heart


Depression is a mental illness which you put whole energy on the negative side. We listed deep depression quotes and sayings and also few overcoming quotes.

Deep Depression Quotes and Sayings


“The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.”


“That moment when you burst out crying in your room & you realize that no one knows how unhappy you are.”


“Today I realized, you don’t care anymore.
And then I realized, you probably never did anyway.
And the sad thing is, you made me believe you did”


“The hardest prison to escape is in your mind”


“Sometimes when I say “I’m okay”, I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight, and say “I know you’re not”.”

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“My life is just one constant battle between wanting to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely.”


“Depression is feeling dead but not being able to die.”


“Depression has nothing to do with having a bad day or being sad.”


“Depression is not a sign of being weak. It is a sign that a person has been too strong for too long.”


“It’s so difficult to explain depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not just sadness.” – J.K. Rowling

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“That’s how depression hits. You wake up one morning, afraid that you’re gonna live.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel


“Depression and I are old friends but I do not court his company.” – Laura K. Rhodes


“I want to help people with depression understand that there is hope, so that they can get the help they need to live rich, fulfilling lives.” – Tom Bosley


“Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore.” – J. K. Rowling


“I feel so disconnected from the world, and I feel like no one even notices me or cares about me anymore.”

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“Until you’ve had depression I don’t think you’re qualified to talk about it.” -Geoffrey Boycott


“Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling.” – Judith Guest


“Depression is frustrating. It’s knowing there’s so much to be grateful for and happy about and to enjoy, but you just can’t get there.” – Allie Griffin


“You need self-confidence and determination: feeling depressed and losing hope will never really help to correct any situation.” – Dalai Lama


“Sick of crying, tired of trying, yes I’m smiling but inside I’m dying.”

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“Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts.” – Penelope Sweet


“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will only cause permanent psychological damage.”


“She hurts and she cries. But you can’t see the depression in her eyes. Because she just smiles.”


“Every thought is a battle, every breath is a war, and I don’t think I’m winning anymore.”


“Behind my smile is a breaking heart, behind my laugh I’m falling apart, behind my eyes are tears at night, behind my body is a soul trying to fight.”

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“When I’m alone, I think.
When I think, I remember.
When I remember, I feel pain.
When I feel pain, I cry.
When I cry, I can’t stop.”


“Tired of problems.
Tired of depression.
Tired of pain.
Tired of remembering.
Tired of counting minutes.
Tired of sleepless nights.
Well, when I’m tried the only thing I do is smile like an idiot.”


“Dear Destiny, please show some mercy on me because I’m in a stage that my heart is dealing with hurts more than blood.”


“Sleep isn’t just sleep anymore, it’s an escape.”


“Depression is feeling like you’ve lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.”

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“The worst kind of sad is not being able to explain why.”


“Depression: You’re going to feel lonely.
Me: Okay, let’s talk to a friend at least.
Anxiety: Nope. Too stressful. You’re bothering people and you have pathetic problems.
Me: Okay… *sits there*”


“What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.” – Jasmine Warge


“Sometimes the worst place you can be is in your own head.”


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

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“I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.”


“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”.


“If you could read my mind you’d be in tears.”


Are you okay?
All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are! – Robin Williams


“Depression is when you don’t really care about anything. Anxiety is when you care too much about everything. And having both is just like hell.”

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“I miss me. The old me. The happy me. The bright me. The smiling me. The laughing me. The gone me.”


“Maybe I’m just not meant to live a happy life. Maybe a pain is all I’ll ever know.”


“Depression is not being able to talk about your problems, while taking on everyone else’s just to hide your own.”


“I’m being murdered by own mind.”


“It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at that line for the rest of your life.”

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“Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” – atticus


“If someone won’t lift a finger to call you, see you, and spend time with you, it’s time for you to lift 5 fingers and wave goodbye.”


“I lied and said I was busy. I was busy; but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes, this is my busy, and I will not apologize for it.” – B.oakman


“Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you cared and scars mean you lived.”


“I think I’m afraid to be happy because whenever I get too happy, something bad always happens.”

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“I’m fine, I’m just tired”. My depression is setting in but I don’t want to bother you with it.”


“Depression is like a war. You either win or die trying”.


“I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I’m so depressed, or life is terrible.” – Tony Curtis


“Depression is like drowning. Except you can see everyone else around you breathing.”


“Sometimes it’s better to be alone. Nobody can hurt you.”

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


“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. 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


“Depression is like being in a totally round room and looking for a corner to sit in.” – Laura Sloate


“Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.” – Joyce Meyer


“Stop swimming across oceans for people who won’t jump a puddle for you.”

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“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” – J. K. Rowling


“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” – Dodie Smith


“Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lungs. I want to nurture it, grow it, and cultivate it. It’s mine. I want to check out with it, drift asleep wrapped in its arms and not wake up for a long, long time.” ― Stephanie Perkins


“Deep depression is due to a problem with brain chemistry not a problem with inner weakness.” – Karen Salmansohn


“Stop swimming across oceans for people who won’t jump a puddle for you.”


“Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.” – Chuck Palahniuk


Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.” – Franz Kafka


“Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.” – William Faulkner


“At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness.” – Dorothy Hamill


“I tell myself that I don’t need anyone but the truth is nobody needs me.”

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“I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.” – Kevin Gates


“I’m a happy-go-lucky manic-depressive. It does get very deep and dark for me, and it gets scary at times when I feel I can’t pull out of it. But I don’t consider myself negative-negative. I’m positive-negative.” – Tim Burton


“You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman


“Depression, for me, has been a couple of different things – but the first time I felt it, I felt helpless, hopeless, and things I had never felt before. I lost myself and my will to live.” – Ginger Zee


“I’m losing myself in the fight, I’m destroying myself little by little and soon there will be nothing left to destroy and I’ll destroy the only thing I have left, myself, I’m ready to lose the war, don’t save me, I want to lose, no I deserve to.”

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“If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling.” – Dr. R. W. Shepherd


“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


“Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself.” – Emily Dotterer


“The worst kind of pain is when you’re smiling just to stop the tears for falling.”


“Depression isn’t always at 3am. Sometimes it happens at 3pm, while you’re with friends and you’re halfway through a laugh.”

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“People with depression have something very valuable to teach us… how to live when it doesn’t ever feel good.” – Kay Warren


“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


“I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn’t one I’ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it’s worth it.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel


“I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.” – Henry Rollins


“Depression is not a sign of weakness. It means you’ve been strong for far too long.”

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“Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.” – Siri Hustvedt


“Pain is emotional. Depression and fear are always in company with chronic hurting.” – Siri Hustvedt


“Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.” – Rob Delaney


“Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That’s applicable to any kind of depression.” – Judy Collinss


“You look happy, but you don’t feel happy. That’s what depression does to you.”

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Overcoming Depression Quotes


“The first thing you need to do is stop being dead serious about life.”


“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”


“Fight back and gain back your passion by doing the things you love.”


“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for depression.”


“Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” – Matt Lucas

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”


“We all are found of counting our troubles, but not our joys. Once if we count them up we will have enough happiness.”

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