We all feel a little down and depressed at times and sometimes we need a break from the optimistic and motivational quotes and to wallow in a little self-pity and also to know that we are not alone in feeling this way.
This selection of depressing quotes is not intended to make you more depressed but to make you realize that you are not alone and that everyone encounters life’s pains at some point, and things will get better.
So please enjoy reading our selection of depressing quotes, but remember that depression is a real illness and seek help if you are really suffering, or if you know someone who is suffering from depression be there for them and make sure they get the help they need.
All adverse and depressing influences can be overcome, not by fighting, by rising above them.
~ Charles Caleb Colton
I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time.
~ Charles Schultz
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
~ Dodie Smith
All too much of the man-made is ugly, inefficient, depressing chaos.
~ Dieter Rams
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
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
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
~ Laurell K. Hamilton
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
The darkness is death – we can speak, but we are not heard. We can scream but they turn their backs. We can run, but we cannot catch them. It is the dream where arms and legs won’t work the way they should, and the air is too thick to breathe. Loved ones walk a mile ahead, forgetting to stop as we fall behind. This is the reality of the darkness. We are buried alive inside ourselves.
~ Dana-Christine Umanetz
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
Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.
~ Ann Demeulemeester
Depression makes me hate the world, but it gives me a million things to think.
~ Richard Hancock
I no longer pursue happiness, for it alludes me in every occasion. It is as if I’m trying to find something that is invisible, and sometimes I can’t help to wonder if I’m the only one who it is oblivious to.
~ Dave Guerrero
I can’t think of anything when I’m depressed. I just want to be alone.
~ James Smith
Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile.
~ Judith Guest
Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts.
~ Penelope Sweet
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.
~ Brian W. Aldiss
For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.”
~ John Greenleaf Whittier
The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.
~ Madame de Lambert