Depression Quotes and Inspiration

Motivational depression quotes and inspirational writing directly transmitted from the pens and lips of successful, brilliant and influential men and women past and present provide us with an immediate source of inspiration.

Through their simple words, we feel motivated and find the strength and energy within us to overcome adversities. We also find the strength and courage to overcome depression and anxiety.

The thing about depression is that it assails all from time to time, at one time or another in the span of a lifetime. There are many factors which can cause us to be become depressed, including relationships, career, money, illness, appearance, grief, stress, etc.

The key is to identify the root causes of depression and to deal with them with patience, fortitude, self-love, and other treatments and remedies, if necessary. On the flip side, making excuses to oneself, pretending all is fine, and being in self-denial tend to exacerbate the condition.

Listed below are some inspirational depression quotes highlighting the fact that it is perfectly normal to be depressed from time to time. Well-known, renowned, successful and respected people also go through bouts of acute depression, but they live to tell the tale of how they overcame this dreaded condition, and of how they were enriched and strengthened by the experience.

Some of these quotes on depression also look at the condition with a sense of humor.

Positive Depression Quotes that help tide over low moods and help you rediscover happiness

"You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it." - Albert Ellis

A depression quote that reminds us that we have a choice

"This is my depressed stance. When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this." - Charlie Brown

"Depression is only reached the instant your mind rejects the most basic of instincts - the need to survive at all costs." - Demarcole

"Depression is referred to as 'the common cold of the psyche'. Sprinkle a cloth handkerchief with Tangerine & Lavender aromatherapy oil before going to sleep. Breathing the scent makes a person very relaxed and it also helps with night waking's." - Depression Guide

"If you're feeling low, don't despair. The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." - Dolly Parton, singer, in "What's Love Got To Do With It"

A depression quote that teaches us to ride the roller coasters of life

"Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer." - Dorothy Rowe

"The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop." - Eric Hoffer, American philosopher and author

"If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; if you are depressed, it will cheer you; if you are excited, it will calm you." - Galdstone, on using tea to deal with depression

"Better keep yourself clean and bright; youÂ’re the window through which you must see the world." - George Bernard Shaw

A depression quote which tells us that, by changing ourselves, we can indeed change the world

"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment." - Greenville Kleiser

"Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before." - James Buckham

"Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind." - James Hillman

Two depression quotes that tell us that there is something good awaiting after depression

"Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon. It stops y-you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable." - James Hillman

"Depression moods lead, almost invariably, to accidents. But, when they occur, our mood changes again, since the accident shows we can draw the world in our wake, and that we still retain some degree of power even when our spirits are low. A series of accidents creates a positively light-hearted state, out of consideration for this strange power." - Jean Baudrillard

"Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm." - Murray Gell-Mann

"You handle depression in much the same way you handle a tiger." - R. W. Shepherd

"If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling." - R. W. Shepherd

"It is the ego that gets depressed. Do not mind it. Go on quietly with your work and the depression will disappear." - The Mother 18 August 1971

"In moments of discouragement, defeat, or even despair, there are always certain things to cling to. Little things usually: remembered laughter, the face of a sleeping child, a tree in the wind - in fact, any reminder of something deeply felt or dearly loved. No man is so poor as not to have many of these small candles. When they are lighted, darkness goes away - and a touch of wonder remains." - Tombstone inscription in Britain

An important depression quote reminding us of the importance of life's little simple joys

"Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember - A kite rises against the wind rather than with it." - Unknown

"Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts." - Unknown

Did the above depression quotes inspire you, teach you something, or issue an important reminder? If you have any inspirational depression quotes to share, do let us know.

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