9 Anxiety and Depression Quotes

Quotes can often inspire us and make us feel not so alone; these nine and a half anxiety and depression quotes are good for support and encouragement when times are tough.

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I love looking through mental health quotes and being inspired, and I hope you feel the same way, as sometimes you come across the perfect one you can carry with you all day, making you feel better.

I have sourced 9 anxiety and depression quotes that will hopefully resonate with you somehow, maybe not today, but you may reflect on them and think, ah, I was not the only one, someone had this thought before me, and I am not alone.

I’ve placed the quotes in the form of pins for Pinterest; feel free to share with your boards if you have them.

4 Depression Quotes

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  • 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
  • Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
  • Almost everyone is overconfident—except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists. Joseph T. Hallinan
  • 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. Sophie Turner

4 Anxiety Quotes

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  • It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave. Mandy Hale
  • Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly. Ali Ibn Abi Talib
  • Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths. Etty Hillesum
  • When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill

Like I said earlier, I read many quotes, and the last one deserves a pin all to itself because, from my point of view, it sums up depression in a unique and thought-provoking way.

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  • Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. But the realism is merely a mask for depression’s actual essence, which is an overwhelming estrangement from humanity. The more persuaded you are of your unique access to the rottenness, the more afraid you become of engaging with the world; and the less you engage with the world, the more perfidiously happy-faced the rest of humanity seems for continuing to engage with it. Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone

Although not the most motivational of quotes, the edge of realism is quite profound, and this is probably why I like it, and I thought it should go within the anxiety and depression quotes.

I have to say my favourite quote is “this too shall pass“, and I refer to this many times; it can be found in the bible but is thought to originate within Persia, which is now modern-day Iran. It is the only one I remember fully and helps me when I have challenging days.

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Peace & Blessings


Lou Farrell

Welcome to the mental health blog of Lou Farrell. I am a writer and copywriter who pens all manner of articles relating to mental wellness and mental illness. I write about my own experiences and the knowledge I have gained over the years as someone who has bipolar disorder. I hope you enjoy the website :-)

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1 Response

  1. Kelly Diane says:

    These quotes are just what I needed to hear right now. The 4th anxiety quote really spoke to me and its so true.

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