As human beings, we feel certain emotions which are caused by a magnificent organ we call a brain. One of these emotions is depression. Although depression is linked with health problems such as diseases, drugs, alcohol, or during pregnancy, others may feel depressed because they are going through a big change in life or a sudden death of a loved one.
This feeling begins by worrying a lot, sadness or lack of energy. It becomes a problem if it lasts for days, months, or even years. To feel sad is normal but to stay depressed for a long time may cause problems in your health, relationships, and well being. So how do you fight back this negative emotion? How will you live your life if you’re in a constant battle with yourself?
One first and small step you can take is to accept the fact that it’s normal for us to feel down sometimes. While we’re still alive, we will always encounter disappointments, heartbreaks, losses, and change. You must have the courage to face them all. Once you overcome these difficult challenges, you will find yourself taking pride in what you’ve achieved and how you survived through it all. Secondly, start appreciating the people that you love such as your friends and family. Travel to different places and see the beauty of the world with your own eyes. Once you begin to explore life more and appreciate what you have, you will find that there are countless reasons to smile than to cry about.
If you’re currently battling from depression, we hope you never give up and may you find the light at the end of the tunnel soon. Express what you’re going through right now by reading these list of depressing quotes we prepared for you. Cheer up, buttercup! There is so much more to life! Believe that.
1. Sometimes you gotta pretend everything’s okay.
2. It’s always worse than it seems.
3. I get lost inside my mind.
4. At some point you have to realize, he can stay in your heart but not in your life.
5. People cry not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long.
6. No amount of sleep in the world could cure the tiredness I feel.
7. Dear Past, stop tapping me on the shoulders, I don’t want to look back.
8. You’re scared to tell people how much it hurts, so you keep it all to yourself.
9. The only thing standing between me and total happiness is a reality.
10. Some of the most painful scars: the ones that hurt the most are the scars that can’t be seen.
11. Instead of wiping your tears, wipe away the people who create them.
12. Every time people ask me if I’m okay, it’s just a reminder that I’m not.
13. No amount of sleep in the world could cure the tiredness I feel.
14. Depression is like a war. You either win or you die trying.
15. Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.
16. I like to pretend that everything’s alright. Because when everybody else thinks you’re fine, sometimes you forget for a while that you’re not.
17. It sucks, doesn’t it? Feeling like you’re not good enough.
18. I hate those moments when you couldn’t talk because you’re about to cry.
19. Lost myself trying to please everyone, now I’m losing everyone else trying to find myself.
20. I keep a lot of shit to myself because, in reality, nobody really gives a f..ck.
21. You have no idea how worthless you made me feel.
22. Sometimes all you can do is smile. Move on with your day, hold back the tears and pretend you’re okay.
23. Maybe I’m just not meant to live a happy life. Maybe pain is all I’ll ever know.
24. The worst feeling in the world is knowing you did the best you could and it still wasn’t good enough.
25. I’ve been having a lot of bad days lately.
26. Please forgive me if I don’t talk much at times. It’s loud enough in my head.
27. My demons, though quiet, are never quite silenced. Calm as they may be, they wait patiently for a reason to wake, take an overdue breath, and crawl back to my ear.
28. The people experiencing the most pain tend to be the ones who are always trying to make others smile.
29. How do you run away from things that are in your head?
30. Sometimes when I say, “I’m okay”, I need someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight and say, “ I know you are not.”
31. It’s really sad how one day I seem to have everything going right, then the next day I lose everything so fast.
32. Being alone with your feelings is the worst because you have nowhere to run.
33. They’re here dancing in your mind and all you can do is handle.
34. I’ve been sad for years. Don’t tell me it gets better.
35. The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
36. Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart. – William C. Hannan
37. Some say I’m too sensitive but the truth is I just feel so much. Every word, every action, and every energy goes straight to my heart.
38. Just because her eyes don’t tear doesn’t mean her heart doesn’t cry. And just because she comes off strong doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong.
39. I’m not even a person anymore. I’m just stress and sadness.
40. There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live.
41. Maybe it’s a little depressing to think that my vision of a perfect world is actually so messed up, but I think it means that I don’t really understand what ‘perfect’ is. – Veronica Roth
42. What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. – Henri Matisse
43. It sounds depressing, but I think when you truly love someone, you’ll never stop loving them. – Sam Smith
44. I never understand when people say, ‘School days are the best of your life.’ So it’s all downhill from 16? How depressing. – Marsha Thomason
45. Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It’s a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It’s the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most. – Ben Shapiro
46. To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
47. To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth. – H. P. Lovecraft
48. People always say when they meet me that I’m not what they expect. I assume they think I’m this super dark and depressing guy, but I like to channel all of those emotions into my work. – The Weeknd
49. The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time. – Luis Bunuel
50. It was depressing, very depressing. I worried about how I would make a living. I didn’t want to stay on the farm. It didn’t offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck. – Clyde Tombaugh
51. The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall. – Mitch Hedberg
52. Those who see the cosmic perspective as a depressing outlook, they really need to reassess how they think about the world. Because when I look up in the universe, I know I’m small but I’m also big. I’m big because I’m connected to the universe, and the universe is connected to me. – Neil deGrasse Tyson
53. Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don’t give some value to friendships and it can be depressing. – Adriana Lima
54. When you’re choosing furniture for your home that’s supposed to express who you are, what you are also saying is you want other people to infer what you want them to infer. What if they see something different? Wouldn’t it be really depressing if you’re trying to be bohemian and instead they see you as Rush Limbaugh? – Sheena Iyengar
55. Although the story of George and Lennie in ‘Of Mice and Men’ ends on a depressing note, there is a peculiar aura of human dignity in it, a hint of redemption. – Jay Parini
56. I’m actually not a big fan of the word hope. I think it’s a depressing word. I don’t want to hope – I want to know. Like I don’t hope there’s a God, I know there’s a God. – Kelly Clarkson
57. All too much of the man-made is ugly, inefficient, depressing chaos. – Dieter Rams
58. It just seems to me that the world’s kind of a mess, and the more messy it gets, the more interested I am in escapist fare. Having a good time is something that isn’t about the war in Iraq or the Asian flu or the Kyoto protocol – things that are horribly depressing to consider in our real lives. I’m eager to get away from them. – Eric Stoltz
59. Some nightlife places, people aren’t there for the music, and it’s depressing. I’m not just a club DJ; I am a producer, and I’ll only DJ when the crowd is there to enjoy the music. – Ansel Elgort
60. But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting, that revealed an underlying pattern, and gave us a sense that, against all the depressing and chaotic evidence to the contrary, life had meaning and value. – Karen Armstrong
61. Frankly, it’s depressing, each night sleeping in someone else’s home. I miss having a roof to my name. Our situation isn’t an ‘All in the Family’ cliche, but it’s still easy to see reality in plain terms: I live with my in-laws, and I can’t say when that will change. – Rosecrans Baldwin
62. My motto: ‘No good movie is depressing. All bad movies are depressing.’ – Roger Ebert
63. ‘Sunset Boulevard’ – the story of Hollywood movies draped on a depressing sex affair – is an uncompromising study of American decadence displaying a sad, worn, methodical beauty few films have had since the late twenties. – Manny Farber
64. I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids. – Dolly Parton
65. People say that I am always serious and depressing, but it seems to me that the English are never serious – they are flippant, complacent, ineffable, but never serious, which is sometimes maddening. – Anita Brookner
66. It’s depressing to think what it would mean to be impaired down the neck. – Akkineni Nagarjuna
67. You can either look at things in a brutal, truthful way that’s depressing, or you can screw around and have fun. – David Spade
68. It’s easy to imagine ways the future can be ugly and depressing. It’s harder, but more worthwhile, to imagine plausible ways we can make it better. – Stanley Schmidt
69. You do not get gold stars for cleaning your toilet. In actual life, there is a depressing lack of stickers. – Alexandra Petri
70. You have to stick to what you love, as writing is such a lonely and depressing existence… stick to what you love and someone will hear your voice. – Chris Terrio
71. Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening. – Willa Cather
72. If I do something that depresses, it’s not because I’m depressed, but because political life and history is depressing. – Anselm Kiefer
73. I like singer-songwriters, and I find sad songs comforting rather than depressing. It makes you realise you’re not alone in the world. – Natalie Imbruglia
74. I try not to be too optimistic or pessimistic. If you’re a pessimist then that’s depressing all the time; if you’re an optimist and things don’t work out then that’s depressing, too. – Nicholas Hoult
75. I don’t know how much you follow current events. For some, there’s not enough time to keep up on what’s happening; for others, the news is too depressing, and peering too deeply fills one with boiling frustration all too quickly. – Henry Rollins
76. No breed of cats in its proper condition can by any stretch of the imagination be thought of as even slightly ungraceful – a record against which must be pitted the depressing spectacle of impossibly flattened bulldogs, grotesquely elongated dachshunds, hideously shapeless and shaggy Airedales, and the like. – H. P. Lovecraft
77. I just got tired of being sick and tired and feeling down. Unfortunately, you don’t realize this until you’re getting sober but the reason why you’re depressed all the time is it’s the drugs that are depressing you. – Steven Adler
78. Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war. Donald Rumsfeld
79. There’s something depressing about a young couple helplessly in love. Their state is so perfect, it must be doomed. They project such qualities on their lover that only disappointment can follow. – Roger Ebert
80. I think the depressing litany of projections about World War Three and global Brexit recession we hear from the Remain side is not the sort of approach we should take into the future. – Michael Gove
81. I’m just trying to say that it should reassure us that the inevitable traumas of being human do end up producing some good. Otherwise, the human condition is overwhelmingly depressing. – Malcolm Gladwell
82. The depressing thing about battery technology is that it gets better, but it gets better slowly. There are a whole bunch of problems in materials science and chemistry that come in trying to make existing batteries better. – Nathan Myhrvold
83. Effort without talent is a depressing situation but talent without effort is a tragedy. – Mike Ditka
84. It would be so depressing to be a model and not get to say a word. There’s no personality involved. – Olivia Wilde
85. School is such an encouraging and safe environment. It’s filled with idealism and just really working on your craft. When you enter the business world – where art meets commerce – it can become quite depressing. – Troy Garity
86. Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic, with the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, strange beings and so on, but I don’t really think it is. – H. R. Giger
87. Sometimes I feel like I’m taking on a role when I’m writing a song, and it doesn’t always have to be true. I’m not sitting in my room crying with my guitar, writing a slow solo about a depressing breakup; that’s not me. – Mitchel Musso
88. What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers. – Dave Barry
89. It’s depressing when you’re still around and your albums are out of print. – Lou Reed
90. There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing. – Gertrude Stein
91. These places I’ve seen have clubbed my mind – they are so poor and depressing. I don’t know what we can do to help these people, but we’ve got to do something. – Norman Borlaug
92. When you say ‘failure,’ that seems really dramatic, but a lot of failures is just really depressing and mundane. I remember the first time I ever played a concert in Italy. I played a venue that held 900 people, and I think five people showed up. It wasn’t a big, ‘John Carter of Mars’ type failure. It wasn’t dramatic; it was just depressing. – Moby
93. I feel like people have more in common than the news reports. People getting along doesn’t sell very well in the news. I find that to be deeply depressing. – Mike Birbiglia
94. A lot of people work out to be skinny. That’s so boring, and it seems like a depressing goal for a modern woman. – Zooey Deschanel
95. Nobody gets excited about the future at all, ever. The future is something we find depressing and worrisome. – Bill Bryson
96. I didn’t much like being in Parliament physically. I found it a bit depressing. It’s very dark and heavy. I like being out and about. – Geoff Mulgan
97. The free-from aisle is the most depressing place in the supermarket. – Ella Woodward
98. With eating well, there’s a perception that it’s depressing. People think they’re just going to meditate and eat kale. – Ella Woodward
99. We don’t make glamorous movies today. Everything now is very realistic, artistic – and depressing. When is the last time you saw a wonderful musical or a fabulous fantasy? – Edith Head
100. My parents wanted me to be a doctor. So I took up science, but then realized that my heart was not in it at all. The thought of treating ailing people was very depressing. – Kangana Ranaut
101. When you meet someone, of course you want it to last forever. It’d be very depressing if you didn’t feel that way. But things change, and you maybe grow apart. You have to accept that. – Alexander Skarsgard
102. If we, in the future, have confidence in ourselves, then there’s no limit to what we can achieve, and I think the depressing litany that we hear from the Remain side is not the type of approach we should take into the future. – Michael Gove
103. If you write satire, the guilty pleasure these days is that there’s just so much material about. On the other hand, if you have a family it can be depressing. – Carl Hiaasen
104. Oh God, to think that you only fall in love once in your entire life is such a depressing thought. – Olivia Wilde
105. It’s really funny – when I’m depressed or I’m having a hard time, I’ll write really fun stuff. And then when I’m really happy, I write really depressing stuff. – Kathleen Hanna
106. Breakups just hit you harder when you’re younger. When I was a teenager, it felt like the most depressing thing in the world if a boy I was infatuated with didn’t like me back. – Ellie Goulding
107. I believe in justice, maybe not in this life, but there has to be justice. And if there isn’t a God, I think it would be very depressing. I’d prefer to believe there is. – David Zucker
108. I don’t really like hospitals that much. People are sick; sometimes it can be depressing. There’s people going through a lot of pain in there. It has that funny smell. – Mekhi Phifer
109. I love to laugh and dance. That’s kind of my nature, though I end up always playing these angry, depressing characters. – Brendan Sexton III
110. Of course there are depressing periods when nothing appears to be happening. But whenever anything was happening, and even when nothing was happening, it was fun just to do phage experiments. – Alfred Hershey
111. Nothing is more depressing and more illogical than aggressive Christianity. – Gerald Vann
112. I don’t know why I write really depressing songs. I’m a kind of melancholy guy, I suppose. But I figure I’m about normal. – Townes Van Zandt
113. I’m falling apart right in front of your eyes but you don’t even see me.
114. I felt so much, that I started to feel nothing.
115. I get nervous about everything, sometimes I literally don’t know why I’m anxious I just am and no-one seems to understand that.
116. Why is everything I do, wrong?
117. We all get addicted to something that takes away the pain.
118. I want someone to be afraid of losing me. No one has and I don’t think no one ever will.
119. My biggest fear is that eventually you will see me the way I see myself.
120. Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad and all the butterflies have broken wings.
121. You don’t know pain until you’re staring at yourself in the mirror with tears streaming down your face and you’re begging yourself to just hold on and be strong. That is pain.
122. Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about.
123. I hate those moments after I’m done crying and I just sit there emotionless.
124. I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there’s no relief in waking.
125. Yeah. She’s smiling. But don’t let that fool you. Look into her eyes. She’s breaking inside.
126. It’s frustrating to watch everyone else’s dreams come true while knowing your own are slipping farther and farther away from becoming reality.
127. She fakes a smile and says she’s okay but in reality, she barely made it through the day.
128. Stop asking me to trust you while I’m still coughing up water from the last time you let me drown.
129. No, it doesn’t work that way. I can’t just wake up one day, say “Oh I want to be happy: and be happy. Believe me, I’ve tried.