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Quotes to Help You Cope with Depression

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I thought it might be helpful to put together a list of quotes to help people cope with depression. For those times when you are having trouble getting through the day, maybe one of these quotes will bring you some relief or hope. Maybe someone’s words will help to lighten your load. That is what I hope this post is able to do for someone.

So here are some inspirational quotes for you:

Lili Reinhart

"You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on...Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you'll ever know."

Demi Lovato

"It's my mission to share this with the world and to let them know that there is life on the other side of those dark times that seem so hopeless and helpless. I want to show the world that there is life—surprising, wonderful and unexpected life after diagnosis."

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Sophie Turner

"I understand your pain. Trust me, I do. I've seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living a happy, fulfilling life. You can do it too. I believe in you. You are not a burden. You will NEVER BE a burden."

John Green

"There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't."

Charlotte Eriksson

"Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more time. You're doing just fine."

Emily Dickinson

“'Hope' is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all "

Christopher Reeve

"Once you choose hope, anything is possible."

Fred Rogers

"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."

Madeleine L'Engle

"Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light."

Leonard Cohen

"Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

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“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


“I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.”

Andrew Solomon

“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.”


"Everyday is a second chance.”

“I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute.”


“You're not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.”

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“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ”

John Green

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

Brooke Davis

“Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor. You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything life throws your way."

Charles Bukowski

“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside – remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.”

Albert Camus

“In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.”

Queen Elizabeth II

"It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change."

Booker T. Washington

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."

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A.A. Milne

"You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

Lupita Nyong'o

"You can't rely on how you look to sustain you, what sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion; for yourself and your those around you."

Naomi Judd

"A dead-end street is a good place to turn around."

Charles Dickens

"The Sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on."

Jimmy Dean

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."

Naomi Judd

"You shouldn't be ashamed of your pain; you have the right to have your pain treated."

Maya Angelou

"Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud."

Closing Thoughts

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I genuinely hope that someone was able to find hope and life their resiliency from one of the quotes in this blog. If you or someone you know is depressed and would like to talk with someone about pursuing depression treatment, please follow the link- I promise to contact you if you reach out.



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