31 Motivational Quotes which help you to overcome Depression and Anxiety

31 Motivational Quotes which help you to overcome Depression and Anxiety

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

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”.

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.

Those who are going through anxiety disorders, panic attacks or depression only understand what they really are going through. If you know someone who going 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.

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

1. “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 

2. “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 

3. “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”  

― Søren Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic Issue of Hereditary Sin 

4. “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 

5. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”  

― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation 

6. “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 

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

― Epictetus 

8. “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 

9. “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 

10. “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 

Social Anxiety Quotes

11. “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 

12. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”  

― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer 

13. “Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.”  

― C. H. Spurgeon 

14. “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 

15. “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 

16. “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 

17. “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 

18. “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 

19. “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 

20. “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 – Short Quotes

21. “Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling 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 

22. “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 

23. “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 

24. “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 

25. “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

26. “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 

27. “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 realisation 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 an 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 

28. “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 

29. “It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.”  

― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest 

30. “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 

Inspirational quotes for anxiety sufferers

31. “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 

So yes, these were some of the anxiety and depression quotes which you should read.

Which ones are your favorite anxiety and depression quotes that really touched you in a way or something?

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