41 Most Effective Quotes to Fight with Depression

9. Quotes To Help With Depression - 41 Most Effective Quotes to Fight with Depression

Whenever you feel like nothing runs well in your life, be sure to read these quotes to help with depression. Everybody has problems. So, it is normal if you have to face even many issues at the same time. Take your time, sit, and think about the precious memories that you have. Think about people who care about you.

You do not always have to act strong. Crying is not a sin. You should know that nobody is perfect, and you are not expected to be so. You are better than what people think about you. Below are some quotes to help you relax.

Quotes to Help With Depression

“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.”
– Madeleine L’Engle

“So you try to think of someone else you’re mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone.”
– Ellen Hopkins

“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.”
– Epicetus

“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

“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

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

– Tom Robbins

“The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”

– Carl Jung

“In the meantime, I could withdraw to my room, could hide and sleep as if I were dead”

– Elizabeth Wurtzel

“Action is the antidote to despair.”

– Joan Baez

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

– Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

“The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.”

– Tenzin Gyatso

“If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.”

– Clifford Odets

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can change his life by changing his attitude of mind.”

– William James

“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

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”

– Alexander Pope

“I can’t eat and I can’t sleep. I’m not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?”

– Ned Vizzini

“When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.”

– Alexander Graham Bell

“If you desire healing, let yourself fall ill, let yourself fall ill.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

– St. Francis of Assisi

“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

“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.”

– C. S. Lewis

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

– Jasmine Warga

“It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.”

– Isaac Asimov

“Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.”

– Ned Vizzini

“We are not to blame for our illness, but we are responsible for our health.”

– Victoria Maxwell

“Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.”

– Philip K. Dick

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

– Albert Einstein

“There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,–when it did not seem worthwhile to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.”

– Kate Chopin

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”

– Shauna Niequist

“I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.”

– John Keats

“Have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.”

– St. Francis de Sales

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

– Amit Ray

“Even from a dark night, songs of beauty can be born.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher 

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

– Nick Hornb

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”

– Fred Rogers

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”

– William James

“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours.”

– Shannon L. Alder

“Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”

– Percy Bysshe Shelley

“I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?”

– Laurie Halse Anderson

“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

– Leonard Cohen

“If I can’t feel, if I can’t move, if I can’t think, and I can’t care, then what conceivable point is there in living?”

– Kay Redfield Jamison

Those are some inspirations that you can get from people who are just as strong as you. They might have had a worse life or faced more terrible problems. However, they chose to stand up and let the issues go. You have to acknowledge what you feel and solve things, one by one.

Reading quotes to help with depression might help you to survive through a hard time. If you think your friend needs these quotes, you can share them with him or her. Who knows, you are saving someone from depression just by sharing the quotes.

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