depression quotes for life recovery | radically life changer

“In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known—no wonder, then, that I return the love.” —Søren Kierkegaard, philosopher

“Depression is like a war—you either win or die trying.” —Anonymous

“That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.” —Elizabeth Wurtzel, author

“I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.” —John Keats, poet

“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, writer

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. When you are at peace you are living in the present.” —Lao Tzu, philosopher

“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.”

“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.”

“You look happy, but you don’t feel happy. That’s what depression does to you.”

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

“When you suffer from depression ‘I’m tired’ means a permanent state of exhaustion that sleep doesn’t fix.”

“Whenever I have a good few months and I think I’ve gotten over the worst on my depression, it silently returns. This isn’t a battle I asked to fight. I’m tired of knowing it’s always coming back.”

“I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better.”

“No one realizes how strong someone with depression has to be just to do daily stuff like shower, brush hair or get out of bed.”
“Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad and all the butterflies have broken wings.”

“What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.”

“When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.”

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

“I am not using my depression as an excuse. Trust me, I’d give anything to function “normally” on a day to day basis.”
“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.”

“I miss me. The old me, the happy me, the bright me, the smiling me, the laughing me, the gone me.”

“The worst kind of sad is not being able to explain why.”

“And then suddenly I became sad for no reason at all.”
“When you have depression simply existing is a full-time job.”

“Why does everything always feel worse at night?”

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

“Depression is not the same as sadness.”

“Nobody ever tells you that emptiness weighs the most.”

“I want to sleep until I feel better.”

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”

“She was drowning, but nobody saw her struggle.”

“My silence is just another word for my pain.”

“I miss the person I used to be.”

“I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.”

“People don’t die from suicide, they die from sadness.”

“Sometimes I’m sad and tired and miserable for no reason at all.”

“There’s nothing more depressing than having it all and still feeling sad.”

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