Depressed Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old depressed quotes, depressed sayings, and depressed proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If you feel depressed you shouldn't go out on the street because it will show on your face and you'll give it to others. Misery is a communicable disease.

Martha Graham

People with depression have something very valuable to teach us... how to live when it doesn't ever feel good.     

Kay Warren

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.

Laurell K. Hamilton

It’s like being in a glass elevator in the middle of a crowded mall; you see everything and would love to join in, but the door won’t open so you can’t.

Lisa Moore Sherman

It's not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it's the smile we fake.

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Depression is like being in a totally round room and looking for a corner to sit in.     

Laura Sloate

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.

Mother Teresa

Telling a depressed person to be happy is the same as telling a cancer patient to cure themselves.     

Dissentient

Often the people with the strongest hearts carry the heaviest ones.

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You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found.

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

Joyce Meyer

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

Albert Ellis

Depression is like falling so deep down the rabbit hole you forget what the sky looks like.     

Robin Brodsky Curtin

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher

The worst kind of pain is when you're smiling just to stop the tears for falling.

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No one is depressed when they're being chased by a bear.

Adam Carolla

Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die.     

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If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.

Dante

Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself.

Emily Dotterer

If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself.

Dr. Rollo May

Sometimes It's easier to pretend that you don't care, than to admit it's killing you.     

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Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient. Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth.

Peter Damian

Being depressed is like being grounded except it's your brain ruining your life instead of your mom.     

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If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling.

Dr. R. W. Shepherd

A new study found that people who are depressed have a greater risk of stroke. Well that should cheer them up.     

Jay Leno

When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking.

Elayne Boosler

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.

Jim Rohn

You need self-confidence and determination: feeling depressed and losing hope will never really help to correct any situation.     

Dalai Lama

It's a bit like walking down a long, dark corridor never knowing when the light will go on.     

Neil Lennon