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“When I've thought about him dying - which admittedly isn't that much - I always thought of it like you said, that all strings inside him broke. But there are a thousand ways to look at it: maybe the strings break, or maybe our ships think, or maybe we're grass - our roots are so interdependent that no one is dead as long as soneone is still alive. We don't suffer from a shortage of metaphors, is what I mean. But you have to be careful which metaphor you choose, because it matters. If you choose the strings, then you're imagining a world in which you can become irreparably broken. If you choose grass, you're saying that we are all infinitely interconnected, that we can use these root systems not only to understand one another but to become one another. The metaphors have implications...
I like the strings, I always have. Because that's how it feels. But the strings make pain seem more fatal than it is...We are not as frail as the strings would make us believe. And I like the grass, too. The grass got me to you, helped me imagine you as an actual person. But we're not different sprouts from the same plant. I can't be you. You can't be me. You can imagine another well- but not quite perfectly, you know?
"Maybe, it's more like you said before, all of us being cracked open. Like each of us starts out as a watertight vessel. And these things happen-these people leave us, or don't love us, or don't get us, or we don't get them, and we lose and fail and hurt one another. And the vessel starts to crack open in places. And I mean, yeah, once the vessel cracks open, the end becomes inevitable...But there is all this time between when the cracks start to open up and when we finally fall apart. And it's only in that time that we can see each other, because we see out of ourselves through our cracks and into others through theirs. When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never looking inside. But once the vessel cracks, the like can get in. The like can get out.”
― John Green, Paper Towns
Quote on depression - And something inside me just broke Quote on Depression quote: “If you know someone who's depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. I wish people would understand this.” Quote on.
Depression can be incredibly isolating. A small (but growing) online community is forming around graphic quotes using social media sites such as Tumblr.com and Pinterest.com. The images and messages posted on these sites are a raw look into the thoughts and struggles of many thousands of depressed individuals. Unfiltered these images can quickly become overwhelming (especially on Tumblr). I have collected a samples of 93 depression Quotes from the last week. The list is long, and a lot of scrolling, but well worth looking over. Give them a read, and let us know what you think.
Every thought is a battle. Every breath is a war, and I don’t think I’m winning anymore.
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will only cause permanent psychological damage.
We all want someone to notice, but as soon as they do, we wish they never did.
I hide all my scars with an “I’m fine”.
I’m here, I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long. I will stay with you. If you need the medication again, go ahead and take it. I will love you through that, as well. If you don’t need the medication, I will love you too. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die. And after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will exhaust me.
Hard times will always reveal true friends
Say someone can’t be sad because someone else may have it worse is just like saying someone can’t be happy because someone else might have it better.
My thoughts were so loud I couldn’t hear my mouth
Sometimes the girl who’s always been there for everyone else needs someone to be there for her.
you’re scared to tell people how much it hurts, so you keep it all to yourself.
She says she’s fine but she’s going insane. She says she feels good but she’s in a lot of pain. She says it’s nothing but it’s really a lot. she says she’s okay. but really she’s not.
Sometimes we just say “I just want you to be happy”, but deep inside in our hearts we know we still want to be there happiness.
Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high
I’m just sad most days
Stop keeping track of the mistakes you’ve made. It’s time to forgive yourself.
If life doesn’t kill you, emptiness will
Nothing really matters anymore
I wanna make this cloud above me disappear. I don’t want to hurt anymore.
Scars tell the story of where you’ve been, They don’t dictate where you’re going.
I often miss this little girl. Whose dreams had no barriers, who believed in a world where anything is possible. with a heart that was full and unbroken.
I like to be alone, but I hate being lonely.
I hate getting flashbacks from things I don’t want to remember.
I just wanna feel okay again.
And sometimes it hits me out of nowhere. All of a sudden this overwhelming sadness rushes over me. And I get discouraged and I get upset and I feel hopeless, sad and hurt. And once again, I feel numb to the world.
Yes, I have depression. No I can’t just “get over it”
She hurts and she cries. But you can’t see the depression in her eyes. Because she just smiles….
yes, I have depression. No, that doesn’t mean I am ungrateful.
Sometimes i’m sad and tired and miserable for not reason at all
People always tell me that I look sad and tired. I know I look sad and tired.. I AM sad and tired.
Every second, every minute, every hour, every day it never ends, it never ends.
I don’t want you to have to save me. I want you to stand by my side as I save myself.
Why does it always rain on me?
I get lost inside my mind.
This is not a choice, it is a disease.
She’s standing on a line between giving up & seeing how much she can take.
Pain makes people change.
I think i’m afraid to be happy because whenever I get to happy, something bad always happens.
Panic and Run Away
I am just fine. I am a daughter hiding my depression. I’m your sister making a good impression. I’m a friend acting like I’m fine. I’m a teenager pushing her tears aside, I’m the girl sitting next to you. I’m the one asking you to care. Your your best friend hoping you’ll be there.
Hey Bro, Time for bed? Let’s go over every mistake you ever made.
I’m not totally useless. I can be used as a bad example.
You know where I can get this fixed?
My head is a very dark place
I just want to lay in my bed and listen to sad music all day.
Am I a bad person for wanting to die?
I had to fight like hell and hell has made me what I am
Feeling completely worthless every day
I’ve had enough of the things that make me nervous and sad
Hello, my name is…. Irrelevant
Panic attacks and Anxiety. When you lose control, can’t think straight, can’t stop shaking and totally break down.
If you only knew how much, how bad, how often, I hurt….
Do you know what it’s like to feel ugly all the time?
I wish I could go back to a time when i could smile and it didn’t take everything in me to do it.
Stop asking if I’m ok. I’m tired of lying
You go home, you look in the mirror, you cry, you think you are ugly, you think you are fat, you want to die and the worst thing is, the next day it happens all over again until the day you give up.
Self Harm isn’t just cutting
Do you ever feel like people just forget you exist and have feelings too?
She was drowning but nobody saw her struggle
It’s getting harder to hide pain
Everyone is better, prettier, skinnier, funnier…. than me.
I just want to be skinny
Death seems more inviting than life
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Great thinkers and philosophers have been trying to understand themselves, their relationships, life and the reasons “why” everything else exists since the dawn of time.
The first cave paintings were expressions of, “why am I here” and “what does it all mean”.
Looking for quotes from these great thinkers about understanding yourself is just the newest expression of that ancient need. The need to understand yourself and your place in the universe.
In this collection of quote posts, we look at quotes about understanding yourself, understanding others, understanding life, understanding relationships, and understanding why.
These quotes will give us some insights into self awareness and what it means to a human in our modern-day and age.
There are a lot of lessons to be learned from these understanding quotes. But don’t just listen to me, let’s get into the first set of quotes.
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What You Will Learn
“‘Know thyself?’ If I knew myself, I’d run away.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”– George Moore
“All the wonders you seek are within yourself.”– Sir Thomas Browne
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – C.G. Jung
“I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.”– Mark Twain
“I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision.”– Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.”– Jiddu Krishnamurti
“Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.”– Ann Landers
“To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.”– Socrates
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”– Henry David Thoreau
“Self-questioning and a desire to gain self-understanding is the fêted act of humankind.”– Kilroy J. Oldster
“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.”– Julien Green
“The man that wars with and judges others is eternally lost. The man that wars with and judges himself is eternally found.”– Jason Versey
“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.”– Benjamin Franklin
“There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness.”– Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”– Aldous Huxley
“What I do is the truest mirror of who I am.”– Craig D. Lounsbrough
“You may never live long enough to discover who you are, but by the time you reach middle age you will hopefully realize who you are not.”– James Rozoff
“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”– Buddha
Understanding yourself. Sometimes easier said than done.
This is key to the practice of mindfulness.
When we are mindful we try to slow down the world around us and truly pay attention to our surroundings and our reactions to the stimuli. Being mindful will help you be more aware and vice versa.
If you want to understand about yourself, therefore, a good way to go about it is to practice a little mindfulness or self-awareness training. It just so happens I have some great articles on both self-awareness and mindfulness to help you out…
What is mindfulness? As the title suggests, this might be the post for you to read if you have never heard of the concept of mindfulness. It gives you the basics and adds a few exercises to help you get started.
How to Practice Mindfulness: This is basically the ultimate guide to mindfulness: it includes 20 benefits of mindfulness, history of mindfulness, basics of how to practice mindfulness, step-by-step mindfulness guide, how to be mindful: at work, when anxious, in classroom, for parents, for students, for teens and more. It even has a bunch of nifty mindfulness picture quotes for you to enjoy.
Mindfulness Exercises: This is a long list of 71 different exercises you can do to increase mindfulness. This does not mean you need to (or would even want to) do all 71 exercises. It just gives you a large reservoir of mindfulness exercises to pick and choose from.
What is self-awareness & how can you become more self aware. The concepts of self-awareness and mindfulness are very close. But they are not exactly the same thing. This post explains self-awareness in detail and gives you the tools to become more self-aware in your everyday life.
Self Awareness Activities. This is a simple, but detailed post giving you many clear options and activities to increase your self-awareness. Like mindfulness. This is a buffet of ideas. Pick your favorites. Not a list of “must-have” steps for being self-aware.
Let’s dig back into the understanding quotes. Next up we have quotes on understanding others…
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“…treat people with understanding when you can, and fake it when you can't until you do understand.”– Kim Harrison
“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”– Marvin J. Ashton
“If you want understanding try giving some.”– Malcolm Forbes
“If you wish to please people, you must begin by understanding them.”– Charles Reade
“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these.” – Lloyd Shearer
“There’s nothing as significant as a human face. Nor as eloquent. We can never really know another person, except by our first glance at him. Because, in that glance, we know everything. Even though we’re not always wise enough to unravel the knowledge.” – Ayn Rand
“Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.” – Roy T. Bennett
“We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.” – Gwendolyn Brooks
“What better way is there no make men love one another than to make men understand one another. True charity comes only with clarity-just as mercy is but justice that understands. Surely the root of all evil is the inability to see clearly that which is.”– Will Durant
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Most of the quotes on this page are about “Understanding”. That is understanding with the capital U. LIke understanding your place in the world. The universe. LIfe. The big questions. This next section is sort of the opposite of those big questions.
These are quotes about not understanding. Quotes about confusion. Quotes about bewilderment, uncertainty, ignorance, disarray, puzzlement, perplexity, befuddlement. Everything to do with the angst of not knowing or understanding why…
“A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” – Bertrand Russell
“Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding.”– Chinese proverb
“But why, why, why can't people just say what they mean?” – Graeme Simsion
“If you can't understand it without an explanation, you can't understand it with an explanation.” – Haruki Murakami
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair
“It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.” – J.D. Salinger
“Just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist.” – Madeleine L'Engle
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”– Albert Einstein
“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” – Joseph Fort Newton
“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.” – Shannon L. Alder
For the next question philosophers, writers, scientists and even the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer give us their own personal views about understanding life.
This is a big question. Probably the biggest question.
My personal take is that life is about building good habits to help ourselves grow as people as we get older. Do good for others as often as possible, and try to give more to the world than we take from it.
I would be interested in hearing YOUR philosophy about what is important in life in the comments at the end of the page.
But for now, let’s get to the quotes about understanding life….
“I have tried sedulously not to laugh at the acts of man, nor to lament them, nor to detest them, but to understand them.”– Baruch Spinoza
“Life is your teacher. How can you learn to understand your truth, if you deny your reality?” – Lorraine Nilon
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”– Marie Curie
“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.”– Hayley Williams
“The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.” – James Patterson
“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard
“The more thoroughly a person understands life, the less he will mock, though in the end, he might still mock the “thoroughness of his understanding.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” – Aristotle
“To waste one hour is proof that you lack an understanding of life.” – Sunday Adelaja
Relationships seem to be incomprehensible to many people. Why are two people who are so similar doomed for estrangement and divorce, while another couple who seem to have nothing in common may live happily together for 50 years?
How do relationships work? Why are we attracted? Why do we not understand our friends and loved ones?
This next batch of understanding quotes are ones about understanding relationships. The powerful quotes below are trying to get a handle on the thread that weaves all relationships together and understand how to make relationships work and why even when they should, sometimes they don’t
“Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.” – Anaïs Nin
“I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.” – Martha Gellhorn
“Love is when you can understand each other's silences.” – Avijeet Das
“One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.” – John O'Donohue
“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” – Ernest Hemingway
“True love is born from understanding.” – Gautama Buddha
“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”– Richard Bach
“When the heart is won, the understanding is easily convinced.”– Charles Simmons
“When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.” – Catherine Gilbert Murdock
“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller
In the final section of understanding quotes, we come to the ultimate question. Why. Why are we here? Why do we exist? What is our purpose?
Of course, “God” is the simple answer for all believers out there. It gives us a warm feeling to know that there is an ultimate reason and purpose to our existence. But ever since Eve pulled the apple off the tree, people have still wanted to understand more of the why’s of life.
Below are the attempts of some of history's greatest minds to find answers to those hard to fathom “why” questions.
“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”– Galileo Galilei
“Don't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see.” – Douglas Adams
“I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.” – Hermann Hesse
“Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.” – Criss Jami
“Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are ultimately to be at peace with themselves. What humans can be, they must be.”– Abraham Maslow
“No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.” – Sigmund Freud
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”– J.K. Rowling
“If you know the ‘why', you can live any ‘how'.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.”– Barbara Hall
“There exists a passion for comprehension, just as there exists a passion for music. That passion is rather common in children but gets lost in most people later on. Without this passion, there would be neither mathematics nor natural science.”– Albert Einstein
“Truth searches for no one. It waits to be found.” – Suzy Kassem
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Below, you'll find 33 quotes from the book that help you understand what If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost What could I say to myself next time that would help me think more clearly? 18. In addition to deciding which abilities you wish to develop, you must also.
A lot of times you are going through a bout of depression and there’s so many people around you with no idea how to help. Maybe they don’t even understand what you are going through. In fact, there’s a high chance that they would only make things worse by trying to help. They simply don’t get it.
This is why you should give them a chance to see inside your mind. Letting people in might be a tough on but you should at least try.
#1: No one wishes to have dark days, sleepless nights, grumpy mornings and this endless dark tunnel with no sign that it ever ends. Depression is not a choice.
#2: If the silence does not kill you, the way people assume all is well without asking to find out would. Depression is not about having no friends, it’s about having friends that don’t care.
#3: Some days are just like volcanoes, your throat burns, your eyes sting, you feel like throwing up, you scream into a pillow. Other days you can feel the cold hands of death and horrible isolation.
#4: Being with a crowd does not stop you from being depressed. in actual fact, it’s the idea that so many people exist who really don’t know what you are going through that keeps you depressed.
#5: Depression is not some passing cold, nausea or food deprivation, stop trivializing it with your ignorant comments asking me to get over it. I’m not heartbroken.
#6: The most insensitive people are those who think you are just depressed because you lack faith, not every problem can be explained away by your religious expectations.
#7: Getting your act together is not something you can achieve because some selfish individual keeps yelling that into your ears. Sometimes all you need is for people to allow you cry, and act crazy in your own space.
#8: No one goes about with a “I am depressed” sign on their forehead, you just need to be sensitive to the fact the world is too messed up for you to assume everyone around you is fine.
#9: Don’t jump to conclusions, not everyone suffering depression suffered some tragic loss or got raped at birth. Life is enough on it’s own, it’s enough tragedy that you need to wake up everyday.
#10: Being depressed is not because I have nothing great going on in my life. In fact, the job is dope, the pay is super, my girlfriend is awesome. I just have those days when life seems so pointless.
#11: Some days, I don’t even know what time it is, which century I am in, where I come from, or any other thing. Life suddenly becomes mostly a blur of sad dark feelings with nothing to live for.
#12: Depression is so much misunderstood and still so powerful. If you asked me what I was feeling, I would tell you I actually feel absolutely nothing, I try so hard to feel something but nothing works.
#13: Let’s say you were falling down a bottomless dark well and you had people patting you on the back, shaking hands with you, telling you how beautiful the day is, that’s a little picture of depression.
#14: Love conquers all things except the fact that depression is not a thing, it’s a living force that consumes everything in it’s path, it takes no prisoners.
#15: I’ve seen perfectly normal looking people give up on life, everyone starts to say how they were so full of life as if depression is some virus that should make you look like you’ll be dead in a jiffy.
#16: Depression is not gender specific, so when you tell me to man up, I just wonder which year in the stone age you crawled out from. A little reading would have helped you.
#17: Blaming myself for all the things going wrong in my life and the world in general is just the early stages, I soon graduate into thinking I deserve nothing more than cold silent isolation and death.
#18: When people talk about hope, I only imagine a time when I would be able to get out of my bed without thinking I am the worst thing that has ever happened to humanity.
#19: Being depressed is not about how many times you have failed, it’s about so many successes that go totally unrecognized by your subconscious, none of them matters to you.
#20: Sometimes you realize being alone to wallow in your dark thoughts would have been better than the crowd of people who keep reminding you how much they expect of you.
#21: I don’t need you to remind me how much high hopes you have for me, It only adds so much pressure that I fear I would rather just hide away till you forget I exist. Stop expecting so much!
#22: Telling me to talk to someone is not going to help when all I want to do is just keep quiet forever until I am nothing but a fragment of memory, some shade of history no one talks about.
#23: We can only get treated for the other things that comes with depression, the fear and apathy to life does not go away with the drugs, you just have to understand this.
#24: Everyone keeps telling me how good my life is and why I shouldn’t always look like I have so much problems but I don’t have so much problems, just one. I feel like jumping out my window, that’s all the problem one needs.
#25: Sad people are not the same with those of us who just don’t know why we steadily want to just end it all. Stop saying I should go watch a movie, I’m not angry at anyone either.
You can beat depression and you deserve to be happy. If anyone is going to reach out, you should let them understand you so they don’t end up leaving you worse off. Hope you find these quotes useful.
83 Valuable Quotes About Understanding Yourself, Life, Others, Relationships and the Big But don't just listen to me, let's get into the first set of quotes. This does not mean you need to (or would even want to) do all 71 exercises. “If you wish to please people, you must begin by understanding them.