20 Emotional Quotes For When Life Keeps Bringing You Down

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Life is tough, but so are you.

We've all been in the kind of situation where someone asks you how you’ve been and all you can say is, “It’s been a rough couple of months.” Life is hard for everyone at times, and no matter how much you try to explain, no one else can truly relate to your situation if they've never experienced it themselves.

And when a rough patch has turned into what feels like a rough life, it can be hard to see anything as falling on the bright side.

Your mood turns super negative and your brain starts overthinking EVERYTHING. You feel like no one says hello to you at work and you must be invisible. And of course, you left your keys at home because you can’t keep track of anything.

No wonder even your closest friends don’t want to hang out with you, you think to yourself. You're a mess.

Obviously, these feelings are exaggerated, but when you’re already feeling down, even the littlest things can set you off or make you cry.

Trust me, I have been there.

Those are the days when you want to crawl back into bed and stay there for a month, and when you realize that's not possible and you'll just have to tough it out like always, that just brings your mood down even more.


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These are the times when it feels like life you just can't catch a break and you constantly wonder why life has to be so hard?

It feels like everyone and everything is against you, like it wouldn’t matter if you disappeared because no one seems to have any sympathy for you.

All these thoughts can make you emotional. At least, I know they make me really emotional. And no matter how many times someone tells me to cheer up or get over it, it still feels like life is pulling the rug out from underneath me.

If you’re thinking, “I can relate, sister,” then you know I don’t have to keep describing this feeling.

Just try to remember that even though not everyone understands your struggle or how you’re feeling when you’re lower than low, they do want to help you feel better, and their suggestions come from the heart.


Most of the time, when people tell you to try meditation or a hobby to get your mind off of things, it’s usually because that’s what helped when they were the one feeling as though the world was out to get them.

So no, you don’t have to necessarily take their advice — especially if you already know that deep breathing doesn’t help you in particular — but it’s good to remind yourself that the world really isn’t against you and that while life may be hard right now, it isn’t purposefully bringing you down.


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That’s not to say that getting emotional, or even reading emotional quotes that are totally relatable, doesn’t help, but don’t let yourself wallow for too long.

Take Ariana Grande’s advice and keep your chin up because we’re gonna be alright.

In the meantime, here are some relatable quotes when it feels like life is way too hard and just keeps bringing you down, because if one things for certain, we've ALL been there.


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On giving life a piece of your mind. 
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“They broke the wrong parts of me. They broke my wings and forgot I had claws.”


On reminding yourself that you are a force of nature.
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“You are a hurricane of a girl; remember to breathe every once in a while, do not drown within your own storm.”


On taking charge of your life.
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“Above all, be the heroine of your life. Not the victim.” — Nora Ephron


On using all of your strengths.
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“When life knocks you down, stand the f*ck up and say, ‘You hit like a bitch.’”

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On remembering that you're still standing through it all.
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“If I can still breathe, I’m fine.”


On learning from the bad to find the good.
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“Sometimes, it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.”


On figuring out who you are when times get bad.
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“You never really know the true quality of someone’s character until the road gets rocky.”


On living life the way YOU want.
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“The world is gonna judge you no matter what you do, so live your life the way you f*cking want to.”

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On fighting your battles.
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“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.”


On living the life you deserve.
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“You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life that lights you up. Don’t ever forget that.” — Coco Calla


On keeping your chin up, no matter what.
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“Stay positive even when it feels like your whole world is falling apart.”


On being your own cheerleader.
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“You must tell yourself, ‘No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I’m going to make it.” — Les Brown

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On taking it one day at a time.
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“The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.”


On choosing how to deal with bad situations.
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“When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”


On rising above.
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“You have the power within you to rise about whatever is currently seeking to bring you down.”


On changing your life one thought at a time.
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“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”

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On believing in yourself.
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“If you were able to believe in Santa Claus for like 8 years, you can believe in yourself for like 5 minutes.”


On trusting that everything will happen in its own time.
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“Relax and trust the timing of your life. You will figure out your career. You will find the right relationship. You will become the person you always wanted to be. Just don’t forget to appreciate who you are now.” — Ruben Chavez


On being open to life's changes.
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“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” — Rumi


On finding strength in the things that try to weaken you.
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