1. “The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.” —Anonymous

2. “When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” – Marion Cotillard

3. “If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.”― Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word

4. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” ― Susan Sontag

5. “The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.” ―Pete Wentz

6. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

7. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” —Atticus poetry

8. “Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.” – Elizabeth Wintzel

9. “Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

10. “I have depression. But I prefer to say, ‘I battle’ depression instead of ‘I suffer’ with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.” — Anonymous

11. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss

12. “Almost everyone is overconfident—except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists.” ― Joseph T. Hallinan

13. “Depression is feeling like you’ve lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.” —Unknown

14. “Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.”― Miriam Toews, Swing Low

15. “Dead, but not allowed to die. Alive, but as good as dead.”― Suzanne Collins

16. “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling—that really hollowed-out feeling.” —J.K. Rowling

17. “You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

18. “I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”― Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins

19. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” -Matt Lucas

20. “Whenever I have a good few months and I think I’ve gotten over the worst on my depression, it silently returns. This isn’t a battle I asked to fight. I’m tired of knowing it’s always coming back.” — Anonymous

21. “What they don’t tell you about depression is that sometimes it feels a lot less like sadness and a lot more like the emotional equivalent of watching paint dry.” —Alexis

22. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”

23. “In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.” ― Judy Garland

24. “Depression is feeling like you’ve lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.” — Anonymous

25. “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.” — Dwayne Johnson

26. “Depression on my left, loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.”-Elizabeth Gilbert

27. “You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.” — Anonymous

28. “I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.” ― Sylvia Plath, Ariel

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

30. “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

31. “When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.” ― Fiona Apple

32. “No amount of love can cure madness or unblacken one’s dark moods. Love can help, it can make the pain more tolerable, but, always, one is beholden to medication that may or may not always work and may or may not be bearable”― Kay Redfield Jamison

33. “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel

34. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” ―Susan Sontag

35. “Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.” – Janet Fitch

36. “When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people understood that.” — Anonymous

37. “People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness.” — Dan Reynolds

38. “It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.” – Matt Haig

39. “A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.” —Lilly Singh

40. “Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.”― Jo Nesbo

41. “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.” — Stephen Fry

42. “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

43. “Depression on my left. Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

44. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” — Atticus

45. “Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.” ― Kripalvanandji