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Readers Respond: What Are Your Favorite Quotes?

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Updated December 10, 2011

From the article: True Stories of Depression

Do you have any favorite depression quotes? Maybe there was someone who said something that you felt completely summed up your experience of depression? Or maybe they shared words of wisdom which led you to a breakthrough or somehow lightened your load? My favorite quotes are the ones that speak truth while at the same time making you laugh, such as the following:

"Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm."

--Steven Wright

What are your favorite depression quotes? Please include the name of who said it. Quotes with no attribution will not be published. Google is helpful with this if you can't remember.

dear prozac,

"I'm not broken. Stop trying to fix me" -anonymous
—Guest dollface


1. I'm okay... isn't that what I'm supposed to say? - Anonymous 2. It's hard to answer the question 'What's wrong?' when nothing is right - Anonymous
—Guest Milly

depression song quote

'I shot for the sky, but i'm stuck on the ground, so why do i try, i know i'm gonna fall down' {song} jason walker
—Guest Lexi

Depression Quote

"I think you're afraid to be happy, because every time you're happy, something bad happens." - my sister.
—Guest Kellie

the logical song

there are times when all the world asleep,the questions run to deep for such a simple man. supertramp.
—Guest peter dwyer

Depression quote

Depression is like a never ending sad story, where you're the main character. - My Uncle
—Guest Penguinfish


“Life is like a movie, if you've sat through more than half of it and its sucked every second so far, it probably isn't gonna get great right at the end and make it all worthwhile. None should blame you for walking out early.” -Doug Stanhope
—Guest bec


I feel like I'm standing in a room full of people, screaming at the top of my lungs, and no one even looks up. (paraphrased from Titanic)
—Guest Amz.

Eugene Ionesco

~ No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa. ~ Eugene Ionesco
—Guest Ashley

it's not my whole life

'life is a series of short stories, pretending to be a novel' - anonymous


"Isn't it amazing when depression comes along it tells us life not worth it and we feel we can't go on, so as we go on believing all the tripe it has to say, we have drifted down the bottom and it's there we think we'll stay, but like the tides that ebb and flow so will your depression before you know." -- Peter Dwyer
—Guest peter

Depression quote

''I have a tendency to hurt myself. Physically. When I'm hurting inside.'' -- Portia in the novel "Bookends" by Jane Green
—Guest Yuki-chan

about depression

"Why do you stay in prison when the door is wide open? " -- Jalal ad-Din Rumi, Persian poet and mystic
—Guest Nikki

if you're going through hell...

If you're going through hell Keep on going, Don't slow down If you're scared, don't show it You might get out Before the devil even knows you're there --Rodney Atkins [[song]]
—Guest ms. meow

Depression Quote

Depression comes from fear of confronting yourself for your past. Healing comes from self-confrontation. My Pastor.
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