Deep Meaningful Quotes

Short & Long, Inspirational

So True Words

Here is a collection of deep meaningful quotes, some short quotes, famous quotes, positive quotes, & some encouraging quotes.

If you’ve lived through a lot, you can relate to deep meaningful quotes. It’s always a good thing to honor your feelings to make healing possible so you can live a happy and fulfilling life.

Here are some words that try to capture the essence of deep meaningful quotes.

Most are quotes but sometimes I use lyrics.

Some of these deep meaningful quotes are about being in the depths of trauma.

Some quotes are about the healing.

Some quotes I make duplicates of if I’m feeling creative.


Deep Meaningful Quotes

“Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.”

Taraji P. Henson


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“I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.”

Sylvia Plath


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“I knew nothing but shadows and I thought them to be real”

Oscar Wilde


“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.”

Sonia Gandhi


“A child weaned on poison considers harm a comfort.”
Gillian Flynn

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“I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.”

Marie Lu


“What brings us to tears, will lead us to grace. Our pain is never wasted.”

Bob Goff


“I survive at the edge of friends circles.”
Holly Black


“Foolishness sleeps soundly, while knowledge turns with each thinking hour, longing for the dawn of answers.”
Anthony Liccione


“The trauma said, ‘Don’t write these poems. Nobody wants to hear you cry about the grief inside your bones.”

Susan Pease Banitt


“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.”
Andrea Gibson


“Failure gave me strength. The pain was my motivation.” 

Michael Jordan


“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

Mark Twain


“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”

E.A. Bucchianeri


“Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.”

C. S. Lewis


“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”

Carl Jung


“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘It might have been.”

Kurt Vonnegut


“When you’re happy you enjoy the music, but when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.”

Frank Ocean


“I learned how to be happy because I know what unhappiness felt like.”

Lilly Singh


“Your sadness is a gift. Don’t reject it. Don’t rush it. Live it fully and use it as fuel to change and grow.”

Maxime Lagacé


“In the circle of life there is no top, no corner, and no straight lines.”

Mike Dolan


“Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.”

Alain de Botton


“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
Carl Jung


“Pronounce a lover ‘perfect’ can only be a sign that we have failed to understand them. We can claim to have begun to know someone only when they have substantially disappointed us.”

Alain de Bottom


“You don’t need water to feel like you’re drowning, do you?”

Jodi Picoult


“Tears are words the heart can’t express.”

Gerard Way


“Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.”
Alain de Botton


“Blaming other people for things that are going wrong guarantees your continued misery.”

Justin Kan


“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
Carl Jung


“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
Carl Jung


“Not being understood may be taken as a sign that there is much in one to understand.”

Alain de Botton



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Many people that can relate to deep meaningful quotes have experienced a lot of loss, abuse, or other form of emotional pain.

This means you’re more likely to have formed negative thoughts about yourself, have anxiety, depression, PTSD and other thought cognitive beliefs that can be counterproductive for you.

If that sounds like something that applies to you, you might want to check out Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to shift the thought patterns you commonly have, into healthier ones.

CBT is a form of psychotherapy that helps a person identify negative thought patterns so they can change them.

The underlying principle is that thought patterns are learned, and therefore can be unlearned.

Replacing negative thought patterns can improve symptoms for many mental health disorders in the DSM 5.

There is more information about CBT below.


More resources you may find helpful: Here are some some free programs I’ve personally used

Hope Recovery

A non profit organization that offers TONS of free support. They have individualized therapy and support groups for eating disorders, abuse, PTSD, dissociation, sexual trauma, grief and loss, self esteem, self care, men’s support groups, and substance abuse.

They have one on one services and group/workshops. I have joined many of their PTSD groups. I always felt safe & definitely felt connected with someone who’s understands.


Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families  | ACOA

Another amazing place to connect and practice self love. ACOA changed my life. I know that many others feel the same admiration for this program. There are thousands of groups and they all have their own flavor. If you don’t like one, try another! They have guidelines to ensure that you feel safe. It’s all free.

You never have to turn on a camera or mic, or speak at all. I sometimes just join to listen to others. Don’t be turned off if you’re not from an alcoholic family; alcohol aside; there are tons of people that are just as welcome as anyone else.

Lack of self love is a common theme within the group that unfortunately, many experience. Many times it is because of the environment we were forced to endure. Dysfunction and abuse comes in a lot of forms and so many people come together and accept each other, as they are, in ACOA. I like the humor within the groups. Listening to the stories and hearing what others have learned is pretty insightful too. 

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