50 Fighting Depression Quotes : Battling Depression Quotes

Depression can lead to a big dark tunnel where every hope seems to die slowly. But we can definitely cheer up, find a new excuse to laugh/smile and live life happily. Always remember a great saying “This too shall pass”. Hope this fighting depression quotes will inspire you.

  1. “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.”
  2. “Nobody ever tells you that emptiness weighs the most.”
  3. “We hide to try our feelings, but we forget that our eyes speak.”
  4. “Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.” – Rob Delaney
  5. “You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.” – Albert Ellis
  6. “Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.”
  7. “I am bent, but not broken. I am scared, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.”
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  9. “And something inside me just…broke…That’s the only way I could describe it.”
  10. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” 
  11. “I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better.”
  12. “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden. It is easier to say, “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken”.”
  13. “What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.”
  14. “When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.”
  15. “Feelings seem vague, everything seems dreary. You feel like doing nothing, and somehow that feeling is the only thing you seem to understand.”
  16. “That feeling when you’re not necessarily sad but you just feel really empty.”
  17. “Most of the time, people may feel inadequate, not enough. They feel that they are not enough for others, which may make them feel useless, like broken things. They feel that they have no utility anymore because they feel dispirited.”
  18. “Depression engulfs all your thoughts. The world seems like a dark place, with no hope, no light. Other things that seemed interesting once now seem dull and hopeless.”
  19. “Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern, just the slow erosion of self, as insidious as cancer. And like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience; a room in hell with only your name on the door”
  20. “I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.”
  21. “During your battle with depression, it is important to remember that someday, sometime you will feel better. Someday you would feel awake and alive instead of wanting to feel awake and alive.”
  22. “If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness, and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.” – Kris Carr
  23. “Sleep just isn’t sleep anymore, it’s an escape.”
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  25. “Depression exist without you knowing it, even denying it. It is not an illusion. You don’t even know you’re in it. It takes a while before you realize it.”
  26. “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 was whisper “I’m fine.”
  27. “You smile, but you wanna cry. You talk, but you wanna be quiet. You pretend like you’re happy but you aren’t.”
  28. “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”
  29. “No matter how bad things are right now. No matter how stuck you feel. No matter how many days you’ve spent crying and wishing things were different. No matter how hopeless and depressed you feel. I promise you that you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going.”
  30. “Depression is not a sign of weakness. It means you’ve been strong for far too long.”
  31. “I’m often silent when I’m screaming inside.”
  32. “You think you want to die but in reality, you just want to be saved.”
  33. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” – Matt Lucas
  34. “It feels like everyone else is moving on with their lives while I am stuck here, in this hole that I can’t climb out of.”
  35. “I hide all my scars with an “I’m fine.”
  36. “People think depression is sadness. People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again.” , fighting depressing quotes about life
  37. “It all starts with not wanting to get out of bed, that’s how you know you’re getting bad again.”
  38. “I miss me. The old me, the happy me, the bright me, the smiling me, the laughing me, the gone me.”
  39. “Just because you think you’re worthless doesn’t make it true.”
  40. “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
  41. “I want to sleep until I feel better.”
  42. “I feel so disconnected from the world, and I feel like no one even notices me or cares about me anymore.”
  43. “They ask. “How are you doing?” But what they mean is “Are you over it yet?” My lips say, “Fine, thanks”, but my eyes tell a different story, my heart sings a different tune, and my soul just weeps.”
  44. “Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they actually were.”
  45. “Good humor is a tonic for the 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.” – Grenville Kleiser , fighting depressing quotes about friends
  46. “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
  47. “Get away from the place that makes you feel comfortable with your depression. The reality is it’s never as bad as the insanity you’ve created in your head.” – Ben Huh
  48. “Cuddling literally kills depression, relieves anxiety and strengthens the immune system.” , fighting depression and anxiety quotes
  49. “Everyone thinks I’ve gotten better. I haven’t. I’ve just gotten better at hiding it.”
  50. “Depression isn’t always at 3 am. Sometimes it happens at 3 pm, while you’re with friends and you’re halfway through a laugh.”

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