“The sun stopped shining for me is all.”

— Nina LaCour, Hold Still, Share via Whatsapp

“My desperation is deliberate. Despondency s a pheromone.”

— Kris Kidd, Share via Whatsapp

“I began to picture the world without me in it.”

— Jean Kyoung Frazier, Pizza Girl, Share via Whatsapp

“If I can ever get my hands on it, I’m gonna smack the shit out of your sadness.”

— Curtis Tyrone Jones, Share via Whatsapp

“Empty teacups gathered around her and dictionary pages fell at her feet.”

— Nicole Krauss, The History of Love, Share via Whatsapp

“People change big when they feel they’re not needed anymore. They shut themselves into the corners you never knew existed.”

— Sarvesh Jain, Share via Whatsapp

“People think depression is dark: it is White noise covering the mental landscape”

— Richard L. Ratliff, Share via Whatsapp

“That s the problem with letting the light in-after it s been taken away from you, it feels even darker than it was before”

— Kim Liggett, The Grace Year, Share via Whatsapp

“I daresay you know how it is when one falls into a fit of the dismals; one says things one doesn t mean.”

— Georgette Heyer, Black Sheep, Share via Whatsapp

“I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn t one I ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it s worth it.”

— Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation, Share via Whatsapp

“I don t want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just want out. I’ve had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted.”

— Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation, Share via Whatsapp

“It s my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.”

— Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places, Share via Whatsapp

“Others imply that they know what it is like to be depressed because they have gone through a divorce, lost a job, or broken up with someone. But these experiences carry with them feelings. Depression, instead, is flat, hollow, and unendurable. It is also tiresome. People cannot abide being around you when you are depressed. They might think that they ought to, and they might even try, but you know and they know that you are tedious beyond belief: you are irritable and paranoid and humorless and lifeless and critical and demanding and no reassurance is ever enough. You re frightened, and you re frightening, and you re not at all like yourself but will be soon, but you know you won t.”

— Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, Share via Whatsapp

“The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can t get away from it. Not ever.”

— Nina LaCour, Hold Still, Share via Whatsapp

“عادة ما أشعر انى خفيفة قادرة على ان أطير وأنا مستقرة فى مقعد أقرأ رواية ممتعة. حين أشعر بنفسى ثقيلة أعرف أنى على مشارف نوبة جديدة من الاكتئاب”

— رضوى عاشور, فرج, Share via Whatsapp

“Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lungs. I want to nurture it, grow it, cultivate it. It’s mine. I want to check out with it, drift asleep wrapped in its arms and not wake up for a long, long time.”

— Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door, Share via Whatsapp

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

— Jo Nesbo, Share via Whatsapp