Are you looking for the best depressing quotes?

Do you think the world doesn’t care about you anymore and life turns out to be absolutely meaningless? You can give yourself a boost with meaningful depression quotes and find your purpose in life.

Sadly, depression can happen to anyone and at any age which most likely to be affected age range are people between the ages of 45 and 65. According to Everyday Health, the very young and very old may be at higher risk for severe depression, with the female gender twice as common as it is in men.

Although the major causes of depression are linked to health issues, sadness, and disappointments or the loss of a loved one can lead to been affected by depressive disorder.

Keeping positive emotions even when you are in the saddest part of life, is a sure way to dealing with depression. Although this is not as easy as it sounds but you can overcome depression with time by being positive.

May the following positive words about depression, inspire you to lift your mood and find meaning again in life whenever you are feeling depressed.

Best depressing quotes of all time

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  • “Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.” —   Francois de la Rochefoucauld
  • “All too much of the man-made is ugly, inefficient, depressing chaos.”— Dieter Rams
  • “Although the story of George and Lennie in ‘Of Mice and Men’ ends on a depressing note, there is a peculiar aura of human dignity in it, a hint of redemption.”— Jay Parini
  • “And I knew it was bad when I woke up in the mornings and the only thing I looked forward to was going back to bed.” —  unknown
  • “And something inside me just….. broke…. That’s the only way I could describe it.” —  Ranata Suzuki
  • “Anger, resentment, and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others-it only changes yours.” —  Shannon Alder
  • “But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting, that revealed an underlying pattern, and gave us a sense that, against all the depressing and chaotic evidence to the contrary, life had meaning and value.”— Karen Armstrong
  •  “Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.” —  Donald Rumsfeld
  •  “Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though.” —  Jeffrey Eugenides
  • “Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seems like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood.” —  Jasmine Warga
  •  “Effort without talent is a depressing situation but talent without effort is a tragedy.”— Mike Ditka
  • “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
  •  “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
  •  “For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’.” —   John Greenleaf Whittier
  • “For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.” —   Boethius
  • “Frankly, it’s depressing, each night sleeping in someone else’s home. I miss having a roof to my name. Our situation isn’t an ‘All in the Family’ cliche, but it’s still easy to see reality in plain terms: I live with my in-laws, and I can’t say when that will change.”— Rosecrans Baldwin
  • “Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don’t give some value to friendships and it can be depressing.”— Adriana Lima
  • “I don’t know how much you follow current events. For some, there’s not enough time to keep up on what’s happening; for others, the news is too depressing, and peering too deeply fills one with boiling frustration all too quickly.”— Henry Rollins
  • “I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids.”— Dolly Parton
  • “I just got tired of being sick and tired and feeling down. Unfortunately, you don’t realize this until you’re getting sober but the reason why you’re depressed all the time is it’s the drugs that are depressing you.”— Steven Adler
  • “I like singer-songwriters, and I find sad songs comforting rather than depressing. It makes you realize you’re not alone in the world.”— Natalie Imbruglia
  • “I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for a minute.” —  Marilyn Monroe
  • “I never understand when people say, ‘School days are the best of your life.’ So it’s all downhill from 16? How depressing.”— Marsha Thomason
  • “I think the depressing litany of projections about World War Three and global Brexit recession we hear from the Remain side is not the sort of approach we should take into the future.”— Michael Gove
  • “I try not to be too optimistic or pessimistic. If you’re a pessimist then that’s depressing all the time; if you’re an optimist and things don’t work out then that’s depressing, too.”— Nicholas Hoult
  • “I wanted to kill someone, and I wanted to die, and I wanted to run as far and as fast as I could because she was never coming back. She had fallen off the face of the earth and she “was never coming back.” —  Melissa Kantor, Maybe One Day
  • “I’m actually not a big fan of the word hope. I think it’s a depressing word. I don’t want to hope – I want to know. Like I don’t hope there’s a God, I know there’s a God.”— Kelly Clarkson
  • “I’m just trying to say that it should reassure us that the inevitable traumas of being human to end up producing some good. Otherwise, the human condition is overwhelmingly depressing.”— Malcolm Gladwell
  • “If I do something that depresses, it’s not because I’m depressed, but because political life and history is depressing.”— Anselm Kiefer
  • “If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.” —  Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • “It is a crushing moment when you realize that your life has either been a series of huge mistakes or worse; it hasn’t.” —  Temperance
  • “It just seems to me that the world’s kind of a mess and the messier it gets, the more interested I am in the escapist fare. Having a good time is something that isn’t about the war in Iraq or the Asian flu or the Kyoto protocol – things that are horribly depressing to consider in our real lives. I’m eager to get away from them.”— Eric Stoltz
  • “It was depressing, very depressing. I worried about how I would make a living. I didn’t want to stay on the farm. It didn’t offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck.”— Clyde Tombaugh
  • “It would be so depressing to be a model and not get to say a word. There’s no personality involved.”— Olivia Wilde
  • “It’s depressing to think what it would mean to be impaired down the neck.”— Akkineni Nagarjuna
  • “It’s depressing when you’re still around and your albums are out of print.”— Lou Reed
  • “It’s easy to imagine ways the future can be ugly and depressing. It’s harder, but more worthwhile, to imagine plausible ways we can make it better.”— Stanley Schmidt
  • “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not sadness.” —  J.K Rowling
  • “Living with hope is like rubbing up against a cheese grater. It keeps taking slices off you until there’s so little left you just crumble.” —  Catherine Austen
  • “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” —  Mother Teresa
  • “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden. It is easier to say, “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken”.” —  C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
  • “My motto: ‘No good movie is depressing. All bad movies are depressing.’ – Roger Ebert
  • “No breed of cats in its proper condition can by any stretch of the imagination be thought of as even slightly ungraceful – a record against which must be pitted the depressing spectacle of impossibly flattened bulldogs, grotesquely elongated dachshunds, hideously shapeless and shaggy Airedales, and the like.”— H. P. Lovecraft
  • “Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.”— Willa Cather
  • “People always say when they meet me that I’m not what they expect. I assume they think I’m this super dark and depressing guy, but I like to channel all of those emotions into my work.”— The Weeknd
  • “People aren’t born sad; we make them that way.” —  Nikita Gill
  • “People say that I am always serious and depressing, but it seems to me that the English are never serious – they are flippant, complacent, ineffable, but never serious, which is sometimes maddening.”— Anita Brookner
  • “School is such an encouraging and safe environment. It’s filled with idealism and just really working on your craft. When you enter the business world – where art meets commerce – it can become quite depressing.”— Troy Garity
  • “She can paint a pretty picture but this story has a twist. The paintbrush is a razor and the canvas is her wrist.” —  Amy Efaw
  • “Some nightlife places, people aren’t there for the music, and it’s depressing. I’m not just a club DJ; I am a producer, and I’ll only DJ when the crowd is there to enjoy the music.”— Ansel Elgort
  • “Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic, with the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, strange beings and so on, but I don’t really think it is.”— H. R. Giger
  • “Sometimes I feel like I’m taking on a role when I’m writing a song, and it doesn’t always have to be true. I’m not sitting in my room crying with my guitar, writing a slow solo about a depressing breakup; that’s not me.”— Mitchel Musso
  • “Sometimes you break your heart in the right way if you know what I mean.” —  Gregory David Roberts
  • “The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time.”— Luis Bunuel
  • “The depressing thing about battery technology is that it gets better, but it gets better slowly. There are a whole bunch of problems in materials science and chemistry that come in trying to make existing batteries better.”— Nathan Myhrvold

 

  • “The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall.”— Mitch Hedberg
  • “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” —  Mother Teresa
  • “The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.” —  William Somerset Maugham
  • “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” —  W. M. Lewis
  • “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” —  Jim Rohn
  • “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” —  Laurell K. Hamilton
  • “There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.”— Gertrude Stein
  • “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
  • “Those who see the cosmic perspective as a depressing outlook, they really need to reassess how they think about the world. Because when I look up in the universe, I know I’m small but I’m also big. I’m big because I’m connected to the universe, and the universe is connected to me.”— Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • “To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing.”— F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “To love and not be loved; is to die and not be dead.” —  Jerry Darroch
  • “To perceive is to suffer.” —  Aristotle
  • “To the scientist, there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth.”— H. P. Lovecraft
  • “Wanting to be happy is not the worst thing in the world, but wanting it badly enough to make us depressed is.” —  John Washington
  • “We begin to die from the moment we are born, for birth is the cause of death. The nature of decay is inherent in youth, the nature of sickness is inherent in health, in the midst of life we are verily in death.” —  Gautama Buddha
  • “What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers.”— Dave Barry
  • “When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” —  Marion Cotillard
  • “When you’re choosing furniture for your home that’s supposed to express who you are, what you are also saying is you want other people to infer what you want them to infer. “What if they see something different? Wouldn’t it be really depressing if you’re trying to be bohemian and instead they see you like Rush Limbaugh?” — Sheena Iyengar
  • “You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.” —  David Mitchell
  • “You can either look at things in a brutal, truthful way that’s depressing, or you can screw around and have fun.”— David Spade
  • “You do not get gold stars for cleaning your toilet. In actual life, there is a depressing lack of stickers.”— Alexandra Petri
  • “You have moved my world when you came, but you made it shake when you left.” —  Israel Ryun
  • “You have to stick to what you love, as writing is such a lonely and depressing existence… stick to what you love and someone will hear your voice.”— Chris Terrio