30 Quotes That Explain What Depression Really Feels Like

30 Quotes That Explain What Depression Really Feels Like

Here are 30 Quotes That Explain What Depression Really Feels Like.

1.  “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

2.  “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



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


4.  “If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking ” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel

5.  “Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.” ― Philip K. Dick

6.  “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

7.  “How do you run away from things that are in your head?” — Unknown


8.  “I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

9.  “You think you deserve that pain but you don’t.” — Me and You and Everyone We Know 

10.  “When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.” — Yann Martel, Life of Pi

11.  “Very jaded and tired and depressed and cross…Must fill my mind with air and light, and walk and blanket it in fog.” — Virginia Woolf

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

13.  “Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but ‘steal’ some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.” — Albert Camus

14.  “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.'” — Unknown

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

16.  “Have you ever been so melancholy, that you wanted to fit in the palm of your beloved’s hand? And lie there, for fortnights, or decades, or the length of time between stars? In complete silence?” — Sarah Ruhl, Melancholy Play

17.  “I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim…” — Frida Kahlo

18.  “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” — Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting

19.  “It was against my principles and all, but I was feeling so depressed I didn’t even think. That’s the whole trouble. When you’re feeling very depressed, you can’t even think.” — J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

20.  “Need a whole new syntax for fatigue on days like this” — David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

21.  “Tonight, once more, life sinks its teeth into my heart.” — Simone de Beauvoir

22.  “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

23.   “Everyone gets tired of me at some point. Then eventually they’ll leave. They all do.” — Unknown



24. “Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” ― J.K. Rowling

25.  “It’s a beautiful day to leave me alone.” — Unknown


26.  “It feels like everyone else is moving on with their lives while I am stuck here in this hold that I can’t climb out of.” — Unknown


28.  “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” ― Susan Sontag
29.  “Once you’re grown up you can’t come back.” — Peter Pan
30.  “I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.”  — Unknown

30 Quotes That Explain What Depression Really Feels Like


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