Depression Quotes

Most popular depression quotes

I'm here to tell you that the primary culprit in your bad moods is a deficit in one of the big five: flexible schedule, imagination, sleep, diet, and exercise.

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Depression is melancholy minus its charms.
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.

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A suicidal depression is a kind of spiritual winter, frozen, sterile, unmoving.
Depression is a wimp of a word for an illness that creates a howling tempest in the brain.
Sadness is more or less like a head cold—with patience, it passes.  Depression is like cancer.
A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.


Lock up your house, go across the railroad tracks, and find someone in need and do something for him.
Depression can be usefully seen, from one point of view, as the inability to see or construct a future.
There is no perfect solution to depression, nor should there be. And odd as this may sound we should be glad of that. It keeps us human.


If one imagines a soul of iron that weathers with grief and rusts with mild depression, then major depression is the startling collapse of the whole structure.
Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain.
Depression is the flaw in love.  To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair.
Depression—though that seemed a limp word for the storm of black panic and half-demented malfunction—had over the years worked itself out in Charlotte's life in a curious pattern.
Depression is a natural condition.  It is a natural formation.  Better yet, depression is a natural resource.  The list of implications of the cave metaphor can provide strategies to deal with depression.
Depression is the common cold of psychopathology and has touched the lives of us all, yet it is probably the most dimly understood and most inadequately investigated of all the major forms of psychopathology..
When depression is stigmatized as illness and weakness, a double-bind is created; if we admit to depression, we will be stigmatized by others; if we feel it but do not admit it, we stigmatize ourselves, internalizing the social judgment. ... The only remaining choice may be truly sick behavior—to experience no emotion at all.