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100 Powerful Depression Quotes To Reignite Your Fire Within

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Depression, suffering, and anger are all part of being human. Depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. You should always battle depression instead of suffering with it. Here’re the 100 powerful depression quotes that will reignite your fire within.

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

-Fi wasElizabeth Gilbert

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

-Dorothy Hamill


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

-Matt Lucas


4. “Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.”

-Rob Delaney


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

-Danny Baker

6. “You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.”

-Albert Ellis

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


8. “I’m very available to depression. I can slip in and out of it quite easily. It started when my granddad died, when I was about 10, and while I never had a suicidal thought, I have been in therapy, lots.”


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

-Tony Curtis

10. “I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me.”

-Elizabeth Wurtzel

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11. “Depression is, in part, grief for your own life not turning out how it should; grief for your own needs not being met.”

-Johann Hari

12. “A depressing and difficult passage has prefaced every page I have turned in life.”

-Charlotte Brontë

13. “Depression lies. It tells you you’ve always felt this way, and you always will. But you haven’t, and you won’t.”

-Halley Cornell

14. “Every thought a person dwells upon, whether he expresses it or not, either damages or improves his life.”

-Lucy Mallory

15. “There are times when explanations, no matter how reasonable, just don’t seem to help.”

-Fred Rogers

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

-Elizabeth Wurtzel

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


18. “Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.”

-Murray Gell-Mann

19. “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

20. “I tend to get pretty depressed and I have some issues with anxiety and things like that … For me, it’s more psychological. Exercise is a means of expelling those demons.”

-Ryan Reynolds

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21. “Depression isn’t about, ‘Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other’, it’s like having the worst flu all day that you just can’t kick.”

-Robbie Williams

22. “It’s recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.”

-Harry Truman

23. “Our generation has had no great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.”

-Chuck Palahniuk


24. “If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel.”

-Keanu Reeves

25. “Frustrations come because we impose our illusions on reality.”


26. “I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.”

-Ji-Hae Park


27. “That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.”

-Ernest Hemingway

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

-Joyce Meyer

29. “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

-Lao Tzu

30. “Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; Depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.”

-Andrew Solomon

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31. “Anger is energizing. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward.”

-Gloria Steinem

32. “I was born with a great awareness of my surroundings and other people … Sometimes that awareness is good, and sometimes I wish I wasn’t so sensitive.”

-Scarlett Johansson​

33. “Almost everyone is overconfident except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists.”

-Joseph T. Hallinan

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

-Siri Hustvedt

35. “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

36. “I do suffer from depression, I suppose. Which isn’t that unusual. You know, a lot of people do.”

-Amy Winehouse

37. “Only those with skin as thick as elephant hide can hope to sail through their teens unscathed by self-doubt and bouts of depression.”

-Mariella Frostrup

38. “They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow, washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss.”

-Gillian Flynn

39. “Depression and anxiety are a symptom of too much consumption and too little creation. You were put on this earth to create.”

-Bill Masur

40. “Depression isn’t a disease; depression is a normal response to abnormal life experiences.”

-Johann Hari

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41. “Being an actress hasn’t made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress.”

-Amy Adams

42. “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

43. “The opposite of play is not work – the opposite of play is depression.”

-Stuart Brown

44. “Things like depression and obesity are global challenges.”

-Jane McGonigal

45. “Clinically speaking, depression is a pessimistic sense of your own capabilities, and despondent lack of energy.”

-Jane McGonigal

46. “I disliked myself so intensely. It was just a mindset. I didn’t know how to love myself. I didn’t know how to love anybody.”

-Anne Hathaway​

47. “Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find.”

-Lady Gaga

48. “The fundamental delusion – there is something out there that will make me happy and fulfilled forever.”

-Naval Ravikant

49. “All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.”

-Tom Robbins

50. “Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find.”

-Lady Gaga

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51. “No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever. The storm is just passing over.”

-Iyanla Vanzant

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

-Dodie Smith

53. “The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls.”

-Carrie Fisher

54. “There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.”

-Fred Rogers

55. “There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering.”

-Alan Watts

56. “We cannot simply sit and stare at our wounds forever. We must stand up and move on to the next action.”

-Haruki Murakami

57.“Almost everyone is overconfident—except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists.”

-Joseph T. Hallinan

58. “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Do not become bitter or hostile. Be hopeful, be optimistic.”

-John Lewis

59. “Only stepping out of old ruts will bring new insights.”

-Andy Grove

60.“With depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.”

-Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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61. “I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.”

-Christopher Hitchens

62. “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

63. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.”

-William Gibson

64. “Choose everyday to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed and most of all worthy of love.”

-Alison Malee

65. “It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.”

-Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

66. “To get rid of depression, I swim with dolphins.”

-Patt Stanger

67. “Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.”

-Jeanette Winterson

68. “Depression and anxiety can’t fit in your head if you’re cultivating feelings of joy and inspiration.”

-Austin Butler

69. “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.”

-Dwayne Johnson

70. “A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.”

-Lilly Singh

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

-Henry Rollins

72. “I have depression. But I prefer to say, ‘I battle’ depression instead of ‘I suffer’ with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.”


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


74. “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

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

-Elizabeth Wintzel


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

-Janet Fitch

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

-Laurell K. Hamilton

78. “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


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

-Marion Cotillard

80.“Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.”

-Jasmine Warga

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81.“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

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

-Elizabeth Wurtzel

83. “When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people understood that.”


84. “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.”


85. “I don’t want to do anything. I don’t even want to start this day because then I’ll just be expected to finish it.”

-Rainbow Rowell

86. “You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.”


87. “I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute.”

-Marilyn Monroe

88. “Every day is a second chance.”


89.“You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.”

-Jasmine Warga

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

-Jo Nesbo

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91. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.”

-Susan Sontag

92. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

-Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

93. “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


94. “I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.”

-Sylvia Plath

95. “Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though.”

-Jeffrey Eugenides

96. “If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.”

-Tamara Ireland Stone


97. “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

98.“Dead, but not allowed to die. Alive, but as good as dead.”

-Suzanne Collins


99. “In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”

-Judy Garland

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

-Miriam Toews

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