10 quotes about depression everyone should hear

Depression can make you feel lonely, isolated, and misunderstood by the rest of the world. Sometimes, it can help to remember some words of wisdom to remind you that you’re not alone in this, and there are other people out there who understand what you’re going through.

Here are a couple of quotes about depression that you might resonate with, that might help you get through the bad days, or that might help you understand depression better. We have chosen to include some quotes from works of fiction, however these words were written by real authors, and can still help us explore our true feelings and reflect on our mental health.

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“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.” –Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

“A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight.” –Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation

“I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.” –Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

“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, Cloud Atlas

“I don't want to do anything. I don't even want to start this day because then I'll just be expected to finish it.” –Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

“We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.” –R.M. Drake

“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?

“Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.” –Christopher Morley

“All rain is, is a cloud – falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I'm not the only thing that falls apart . It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.” –Lone Alaskan Gypsy

There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” –John Green

Olivia Holland
Medical Writer