20 Quotes For When The Sadness Feels Like Too Much To Bear

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It may feel like you're drowning, but don't let it get the best of you.

You may think that there's no way out from your grief or no light at the end of the tunnel of your depression — but you're wrong. It really does get better, even if you can't see that right now. Sometimes we just need to have faith.

I know, I say that like it's the easiest thing in the world. Unfortunately, it's not.

It is unimaginably hard to stay positive when all you feel is constant negativity. It takes hard work, a lot of strength, and a real desire to keep your head above water. And even that isn't always enough.

Grief is a process and there's no telling how much time it will take for you to get through it. It's exhausting as hell and more often than not, you just feel like giving in to it. But you can't. You have to keep fighting because somewhere in the back of your head you know that this is going to pass.

Sure, your sadness may never fully go away (or maybe it's hard to imagine that it will right now), but it will fade and loosen it's grasp. Soon enough, it will become manageable. 

Grief and depression can go hand in hand in many cases, but depression is a wild, untamed beast all its own. Often it can strike out of nowhere. You may think you're having a good day, things are going your way, and then — boom — your depression hits like a linebacker knocking the wind out of you.

Handling it when it can be so unpredictable can seem impossible, but you have to remember that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to — including remaining hopeful and optimistic when every fiber of your being is telling you to do the opposite.

No matter your situation or how well you manage it on a day to day basis, we could all use a little encouragement. Here are 20 quotes on how to overcome sadness for when you need a boost to help you get back on track.

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"We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim."

R.M. Drake

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"It's going to get harder before it gets easier. But it will get better. You just have to make it through."


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"To that one soul reading this, I know you're tired. You're fed up. You're so close to breaking. But there's strength within you, even when you are weak. Keep fighting."

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"You either get bitter, or you get better. You either take what's been dealt to you and allow it to make you better, or you allow it to tear you down."


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"An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you into something great."

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"Grief never ends...but it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith...it is the price of love."


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"Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place."


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"Sometimes life doesn't give you something you want, not because you don't deserve it, but because you deserve more."

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"Whoever is trying to bring you down, is already below you."

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"The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away."

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"My entire life can be described in one sentence: it didn't go as planned, and that's ok."

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"Keep calm and be crazy, laugh, love, and live it up because this is the oldest you've been and the youngest you'll ever be again."

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"Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough."

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"I've learned more from pain than I could've ever learned from pleasure."

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"Pain doesn't just show up in our lives for no reason. It's a sign that something in our lives needs to change."

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"Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you."

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"Someday you're gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You'll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing."

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"Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once."

— Paulo Coehlo 

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"Don't carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to rise above them."

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"Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love."