42+ Best Overcoming Depression Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Profoundly inspirational overcoming depression quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Overcoming Depression Quotes

I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. Dwayne Johnson

If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you  you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again. C.S. Lewis

You say you’re depressed, all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective  it just means you’re human. David Mitchell

I wish people could understand that the brain is the most important organ of our body. Just because you can’t see mental illness like you could see a broken bone, doesn’t mean it’s not as detrimental or devastating to a family or an individual. Demi Lovato

Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do. Stephen Fry

People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong too long. Johnny Depp

People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness. Dan Reynolds

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 anybody else to feel like that. Robin Williams

I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do? Billie Eilish

Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart. William C. Hannan

A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people. Lilly Singh

People in therapy are often in therapy to deal with the people in their lives who won’t go to therapy

When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone Fiona Apple

She wasn’t sad anymore, she was numb, and she knew somehow numb was worse

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. C.S. Lewis

We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive ones Brene Brown

Depression, for me, has been a couple of different things  but the first time I felt it, I felt helpless, hopeless, and things I had never felt before. I lost myself and my will to live. Ginger Zee

Do not be numb. If you wish to heal your wounds; first learn to feel where they are. A. Daniel

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. Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. Paulo Coelho

Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is. Atticus, Love Her Wild

I withdraw from people and places from time to time, a world that is filled with millions of mouths that talks too much but never have anything to say. Kaitlin Foster

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

They say follow your heart but if your heart is in a million pieces which piece do you follow?

There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, There now, hang on, you’ll get over it Sadness is more or less like a head cold  with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer. Barbara Kingsolver

My darling, you hold so much sadness in your eyes, I can almost touch the scars of your soul and cry Alexandra Vasiliu

Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent. Elizabeth Wintzel

Angry is just a sad bodyguard. Liza Palmer

Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. Janet Fitch

You have to die a few times before you can really live Charles Bukowski

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My heart hides so many wounds that never bleed Alexandra Vasiliu

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss

I am lonely in places I didn’t even know existed inside me Nikita Gill

I couldn’t be with people and I didn’t want to be alone. Suddenly my perspective whooshed and I was far out in space, watching the world. I could see millions and millions of people, all slotted into their lives; then I could see me I’d lost my place in the universe. It had closed up and there was nowhere for me to be. I was more lost than I had known it was possible for any human being to be Marian Keyes, Anybody Out There?

No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun Chinese Proverb

I didn’t want my picture taken because I was going to cry. I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I’d cry for a week. I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full Sylvia Plath

I don’t want to look back in five years time and think, We could have been magnificent, but I was afraid.’ In five years I want to tell of how fear tried to cheat me out of the best thing in life, and I didn’t let it.