80 Motivational Quotes To Overcome Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety and Depression quotes: In today’s world, people of all ages either they are male or female, older or child feel stress. In this present-day, anxiety disorder, depression is the most common mental illness across the country, with millions of adults infected every year.

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Once in a while, we all go through a phase in life where we feel anxious about the things we are afraid of. It is perfectly normal to feel anxiety in some areas of your life but if this starts stopping you to enjoy your life then it becomes a burden.

The experts at APA define anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure”.

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People who don’t know about it or have never felt anxious in their life don’t know how blessed they are and they also don’t understand how it feels like to be against your own mind all the time. Going through something bad or some kind of trauma in life also leads to depression and at that time having a good life partner by yourself really helps to go through that time.

Those who are going through anxiety disorders, panic attacks, or depression only understand what they really are going through. If you know someone who goes through it, be patient with them and lend them an ear. That will be really helpful.

You can also help them by sharing some of these anxiety and depression quotes. Words are more powerful than you can imagine. It can take one person to a place where they feel safe or really uncomfortable.

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These anxiety and depression quotes will help you to find out more about it or the ones who are already going through it, which will help them to get relax for a while.

Motivational Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”  
― Corrie Ten Boom 

“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.
You’re doing just fine.”
― Charlotte Eriksson, You’re Doing Just Fine

“Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud- falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I’m not the only thing that falls apart. It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.”
― Lone Alaskan Gypsy

“Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.”
― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

“If you walked away from a
toxic, negative, abusive,
one-sided, dead-end
low vibrational
relationship or friendship
— you won.”
― Lalah Delia

Motivational Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

“After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn’t bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it’s a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it’s sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we’re doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.”   ― Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello 

“Something inside me clicks. It’s like I’ve spent my whole life fiddling with a complicated combination only to discover I was toying with the wrong lock.”
― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

“Embrace the void and have the courage to exist.”
― Dan Howell

“If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.”
― Hippocrates

“A sense of humor is the best indicator that you will recover; it is often the best indicator that people will love you. Sustain that and you have hope.”
― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Motivational Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

Inspirational Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”  
― Søren Kierkegaard

“There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity, and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group.”
― Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

“There is no loss, if you cannot remember what you have lost.”
― Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Inspirational Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

“To hear the phrase “our only hope” always makes one anxious, because it means that if the only hope doesn’t work, there is nothing left.”  
― Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book 

“Depression is boring, I think
and I would do better to make
some soup and light up the cave.”
― Anne Sexton

“I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love.”
― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

Inspirational Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”  
― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation 

“You are on the floor crying,
and you have been on the floor crying
for days.
And that is you being brave.
That is you getting through it
as best you know-how.
No one else can decide
What your tough looks like.”
― Clementine von Radics

“Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back. I’m going to help you forgive the things that you won’t let yourself forget.”
― Jennifer Elisabeth

Inspirational Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

“The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.”  
― Rick Warren, The Purpose of Christmas 

Inspirational Quotes For Anxiety Sufferers

“Do research. Feed your talent. Research not only wins the war on cliche, but it’s also the key to victory over fear and its cousin, depression.”
― Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

“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

Inspirational Quotes For Anxiety Sufferers

“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems”  
― Epictetus 

“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

Inspirational Quotes For Anxiety Sufferers

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.”  
― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection 

“I will be stronger than my sadness.”
― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

“If you think of something, do it.
Plenty of people often think, “I’d like to do this, or that.”
― Lydia Davis

Inspirational Quotes For Anxiety Sufferers

“To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self…. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one’s self.”  
― Søren Kierkegaard 

“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.”
― Rob Liano

Living With Anxiety And Depression Positive Quotes

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

Living With Anxiety And Depression Positive Quotes

“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.”  
― Anais Nin 

“I’m in love with someone good and kind and gentle, and he’s seen the darkness too, but somehow we’ve become each other’s light.”
― Emma Forrest, Your Voice in My Head

“If killing yourself is not an option anymore,
you have to sink into the darkness instead,
and make something out of it.”
― Emma Forrest, Your Voice in My Head

Living With Anxiety And Depression Positive Quotes

“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.”  
― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 

“Depression is anger turned inward.”
― Sapphire, Push

“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.”
― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

Living With Anxiety And Depression Positive Quotes

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

“I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.”
― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

Living With Anxiety And Depression Positive Quotes

“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.”  
― C. H. Spurgeon 

Living With Anxiety And Depression Positive Quotes

Motivation For Depression Quotes

“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 AS

“I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love.”
― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 

Motivation For Depression Quotes

“Life is like a game of chess.
To win you have to make a move.
Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT
and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are
acculated along the way.
We become each and every piece within the game called life!”
― Allan Rufus, The Master’s Sacred Knowledge

Motivation For Depression Quotes

“I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go.”  
― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way 

“This is your life – not your parents’, teachers’ or significant other’s. If you ever find yourself on a path that just doesn’t feel safe anymore, you have every right to stop the car, get out – change your shoes and start walking.”
― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

Motivation For Depression Quotes

“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.”  
― Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home 

“I am a work in progress.”
― Violet Yates, Lost & Found

Motivation For Depression Quotes

“It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”  
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass 

“You always say such lovely things to me, Red. Do you say them to yourself?”
― Talia Hibbert, Get a Life, Chloe Brown

“You are a warrior in a dark forest, with no compass and are unable to tell who the actual enemy is, So you never feel safe ..”
― Anonymous

Motivation For Depression Quotes

Hope For Depression Recovery Quotes

“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”  
― Brené Brown 

“Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it but also the father who wipes away the tears.”
― Criss Jami

Hope For Depression Recovery Quotes

“I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.”  
― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

“I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.”
― Frida Kahlo

“Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack. A scar is healing. After the injury, a scar is what makes you whole.”
― China Miéville, The Scar

Hope For Depression Recovery Quotes

“Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling that has grown too large. A feeling has grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for its consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But…you’re not responsible for causing it. You’re not morally at fault for it. No more than you would be for a tumor.”  
― Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here 

“You were sick, but now you’re well again, and there’s work to do.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

Hope For Depression Recovery Quotes

“Anxiety was born at the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.”  
― Paulo Coelho, Manuscrito encontrado em Accra 

“The question is not how to get cured, but how to live.”
― Joseph Conrad

“If you focus your mind on problem, the problem would become bigger and bigger and you get into the circle of worrying and then your mind gives you the false impression that the problem is very big and mind than start multiplying your worries without any actual basis and you see no way of coming out of it. To come out of the problems you need to focus on solutions.”
― Subodh Gupta, Stress Management A Holistic Approach

Hope For Depression Recovery Quotes

Overcoming Anxiety Quotes

“But I can hardly sit still. I keep fidgeting, crossing one leg and then the other. I feel like I could throw off sparks, or break a window–maybe rearrange all the furniture.”  
― Raymond Carver, Where I’m Calling From New and Selected Stories 

“We can be redeemed only to the extent to which we see ourselves.”
― Martin Buber

Overcoming Anxiety Quotes

“Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer–both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.”  
― Bram Stoker, Dracula 

“Sometimes we create such powerful illusions so that we do not get lost in the darkness.”
― Christy Lefteri, The Beekeeper of Aleppo

“Nothing happens on its own, you have to make things happen. If you really want to come out of your stressful situation then you need to take action. Unless you stand up for yourself and take action, the problem is not going to get away. Let the fear of failure shouldn’t stop you from taking action.”
― Subodh Gupta, Stress Management A Holistic Approach

Overcoming Anxiety Quotes

“It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are like reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped.”  
― Kim Stanley Robinson, Icehenge

“I would not wish depression on anybody. And yet, it taught me a lot. I have not become suddenly mawkishly grateful for my life but I am more interested in it, more engaged you might say. When you have spent long years in the dark, there is joy in seeing the light and pleasure, above all, in the ordinary.”
― Sally Brampton, Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

Overcoming Anxiety Quotes

“Chronic anxiety is a state more undesirable than any other, and we will try almost any maneuver to eliminate it. Modern man is living in anxious anticipation of destruction. Such anxiety can be easily eliminated by self-destruction. As a German saying puts it: ‘Better an end with terror than a terror without end.”  
― Robert E. Neale, The Art of Dying 

“But no matter how much evil I see, I think it’s important for everyone to understand that there is much more light than darkness.”
― Robert Uttaro, To the Survivors: One Man’s Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence

“Majority of people who are easily stressed are the ones who think too much about the problems instead of solutions. Always focus on solutions. ”
― Subodh Gupta, Stress Management A Holistic Approach

Overcoming Anxiety Quotes

Positive Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

“I get so god damn lonely and sad and filled with regrets some days. It overwhelms me as I’m sitting on the bus; watching the golden leaves from a window; a sudden burst of realization in the middle of the night. I can’t help it and I can’t stop it. I’m alone as I’ve always been and sometimes it hurts…. but I’m learning to breathe deep through it and keep walking. I’m learning to make things nice for myself. To comfort my own heart when I wake up sad. To find small bits of friendship in a crowd full of strangers. To find a small moment of joy in a blue sky, on a trip somewhere not so far away, a long walk in the early morning in December or a handwritten letter to an old friend simply saying ”I thought of you. I hope you’re well.”
No one will come and save you. No one will come riding on a white horse and take all your worries away. You have to save yourself, little by little, day by day. Build yourself a home. Take care of your body. Find something to work on. Something that makes you excited, something you want to learn. Get yourself some books and learn them by heart. Get to know the author, where he grew up, what books he read himself. Take yourself out for dinner. Dress up for no one but you and simply feel nice. it’s a lovely feeling, to feel pretty. You don’t need anyone to confirm it.
I get so god damn lonely and sad and filled with regrets some days, but I’m learning to breathe deep through it and keep walking. I’m learning to make things nice for myself. Slowly building myself a home with things I like. Colors that calm me down, a plan to follow when things get dark, a few people I try to treat right. I don’t sometimes, but it’s my intent to do so. I’m learning. I’m learning to make things nice for myself. I’m learning to save myself.
I’m trying, as I always will.”
― Charlotte Eriksson, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself: growing up is a wonderful thing to do

“Life is full of issues no matter what social status you enjoy in society, only the nature of issue would be different. You solve one issue, others would come and they would be kept on coming till you are alive. This is a reality and nobody can escape from this truth.”
― Subodh Gupta, Stress Management A Holistic Approach

Positive Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

“How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, “Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?” To which the man responded, “That’s your worry.”  
― Max Lucado 

“A positive attitude may not solve all our problems but that is the only option we have if we want to get out of problems.
-Subodh Gupta

“Nothing is permanent in this world. Everything is changing, so no matter what problem or issue you are having in
your life at the moment, it would also change sooner or later but of course, you need to take positive action too.”
― Subodh Gupta, Stress Management A Holistic Approach

Positive Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

“It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.”  
― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest 

“I know that your soul is on life support and that you feel lost and like you’re completely spinning out of control, but you’re finding yourself — here, tonight… even in this darkness.”
― Jennifer Elisabeth

Positive Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

“Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith. I don’t agree at all. They are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the Passion of Christ” 
― C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer 

“Your personal truth is your gift to the world.”
― Jennifer Elisabeth

Positive Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

“Life is like a sandwich!
Birth as one slice,
and death as the other.
What you put in-between
the slices is up to you.
Is your sandwich tasty or sour?
― Allan Rufus

“If you are feeling unhappy in life for any reason and often getting negative results, try this -> start replacing negative thoughts with the positive one, make a plan and act on them. The more positive thoughts you have the more positive and happy you will become and results are bound to be positive sooner or later.”
― Subodh Gupta, Stress Management A Holistic Approach

Positive Quotes For Depression And Anxiety

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