Depression Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Depression quotes and Depression sayings, and Depression proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"When I was born, the economy wasn’t in a great state; it was the Depression, and my father had to be quick to try and find work."

Clint Eastwood

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

Christopher Hitchens

"The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls. "

Carrie Fisher

"Depression is not interesting to watch."

Brad Pitt

"Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth."

Bo Burnham

"It took capitalism half a century to come back from the Great Depression."

Ben Shapiro

"To some degree depression is a function of unconscious anger. Pay attention to your angry feelings. Don’t feel guilty about them."

Steve Hovland

"This is my depressed stance. When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this."

Charles Schulz

"Sharing our depressions felt like having survived a war. The experience bonds you to the other person for life."

Art Buchwald

"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

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

Matt Lucas

"Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one’s taking."

Doug Coupland

"Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling."

Judith Guest

"Every time you feel depressed about something, try to identify a corresponding negative thought you had just prior to and during the depression. Because these thoughts have actually created your bad mood, by learning to restructure them, you can change your mood."

David D. Burns

"During depression the world disappears … because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on?"

Kate Millett

"My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known — no wonder, then, that I return the love."

Soren Kierkegaard

"Depression has been labelled the common cold of psychopathology. This comparison is unfortunate, for it conveys the impression of a frequent but mild complaint. In reality … depression is not only the most frequent mental health problem, but is among the most serious."

PAUL GILBERT

"Depression is a choice."

A.B. CURTISS

"Something crucial about depression … The smarter you were, the worse it was. The sharper your brain, the more it cut you up."

Jeffrey Eugenides

"Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind."

James Hillman

"Living with depression is like trying to keep your balance while you dance with a goat – it is perfectly sane to prefer a partner with a better sense of balance."

Andrew Solomon

"Depression is the inability to construct a future."

Rollo May

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

Joyce Meyer

"Many people think that depression is something you just have to live with when you get older, but it’s not."

Tom Bosley

"Depression is boring, I think and I would do better to make some soup and light up the cave."

Anne Sexton

"Depression is useful. It signals that you need to make changes in your life, it challenges your tendency to withdraw, it reminds you to take action."

Gloria Anzaldua

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

Albert Ellis

"Depression is only reached the instant your mind rejects the most basic of instincts – the need to survive at all costs."

Demarcole

"Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer."

Dorothy Rowe

"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

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