Suicide is the most sincere form of self-criticism.
Suicide does not mean there was no killer.
Nine men in ten are would-be suicides.
There is but one true philosophical problem and that is suicide.
Suicide is the punctuation mark at the end of many artistic careers.
—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Love is the sweetest and slowest form of suicide…
To be or not to be. That’s not really a question.
It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.
Write something, even if it’s just a suicide note.
Early on, if I was alone two or three nights in a row, I’d start writing poems about suicide.
We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
People rarely bring flowers to a suicide.
We couldn’t imagine the emptiness of a creature who put a razor to her wrists and opened her veins, the emptiness and the calm.
Death is easy. To live is the most painful thing I could imagine and I’m weak and no longer willing to fight.
The walls of her room are screaming out loud all of the secrets that she’s held onto for all these years, every tear that broke her heart and slashed her wrist, and every memory that rips apart her soul. And to this day, she still cant breathe.
Suicide seemed to me the greatest kind of freedom, a release from everything, from a life that had been ruined a long time ago.
Suicide is the role you write for yourself. You inhabit it and you enact it. All carefully staged—where they will find you and how they will find you. But one performance only.
Death is life’s way of telling you you’re fired. Suicide is your way of telling life you quit.
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
She already felt dead in everything but name. What remained to be taken from her—She longed to be enfolded, welcomed, into the earth—to breathe no more, love no more, hurt no more.
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.
On average, since the urge to kill myself isn’t so strong that I actually kill myself, the world is worth living in.
Gay teenagers are four times as likely to attempt suicide as straight ones. I wish they knew that there’s nothing wrong with them; that they are just a different shade of normal.
Suicide is not a blot on anyone’s name; it is a tragedy.
—Kay Redfield Jamison
The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage.
Women are constantly trying to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed.
—W. Somerset Maugham
When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
Suicide only really frightens those who are never tempted by it and never will be, for its darkness only welcomes those who are predestined to it.
Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It’s kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.
If my Valentine you won’t be,
I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.
No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.
Suicide. A sideways word, a word that people whisper and mutter and cough: a word that must be squeezed out behind cupped palms or murmured behind closed doors. It was only in dreams that I heard the word shouted, screamed.
Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
It would have been so pointless to kill himself that, even if he had wanted to, the pointlessness would have made him unable.
Cutting, and suicide, two very different symptoms of the same problem, are gaining on us. I personally don’t know a single person who doesn’t know at least two of these victims personally.
The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower.
Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.
—Karl A. Menninger
The language of love letters is the same as suicide notes.
Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide.
—Robert Louis Stevenson
What’s the big fucking deal—Lots of amazing people have committed suicide, and they turned out all right.
Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
They tell us that Suicide is the greatest piece of Cowardice… That Suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in this world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
There is something great and terrible about suicide.
—Honore de Balzac
Not only is suicide a sin, it is the sin. It is the ultimate and absolute evil, the refusal to take an interest in existence; the refusal to take the oath of loyalty to life. The man who kills a man, kills a man. The man who kills himself, kills all men. As far as he is concerned he wipes out the world.
—G. K. Chesterton
The great thing about suicide is that it’s not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later.
Life’s greatest gift is the freedom it leaves you to step out of it whenever you choose.
Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
—Arnold J. Toynbee
Killing myself was a matter of such indifference to me that I felt like waiting for a moment when it would make some difference.
Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide.
I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn’t,
So I jumped in and sank.
When people kill themselves, they think they’re ending the pain, but all they’re doing is passing it on to those they leave behind.
That’s the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it.
The parts of me that used to think I was different or smarter or whatever, almost made me die.
—David Foster Wallace
No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.
It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.
The suicide arrives at the conclusion that what he is seeking does not exist; the seeker concludes that what he has not yet looked in the right place.
So easy to go sailing off this road. A wonder more folks didn’t. All that space, waiting.
—S. M. Hulse
In most cases, suicide is a solitary event and yet it has often far-reaching repercussions for many others. It is rather like throwing a stone into a pond; the ripples spread and spread.
When you’re young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you’re laughing again.
If you don’t do it my way, I suggest you commit suicide.
He just wanted to see what a girl who was crazy enough to kill herself looked like.
If suicide is allowed then everything is allowed. If anything is not allowed then suicide is not allowed. This throws a light on the nature of ethics, for suicide is, so to speak, the elementary sin. And when one investigates it it is like investigating mercury vapour in order to comprehend the nature of vapours.
No man kills himself unless there is something wrong with his life.
Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people’s reaction to my trying to commit suicide.
Suicide doesn’t solve your problems. It only makes them infinitely, un-countably worse.
Suicide leaves everyone feeling guilty.
People do not die from suicide, they die from sadness.
Yeah, because you’ll really be showing them, won’t you. Talk about cutting up your wrists to spite your fate.
—Alexander Gordon Smith
suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse, suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better.
Fear of heights is fear of a desire to jump.
Nobody has ever killed themselves over a broken arm. But every day, thousands of people kill themselves because of a broken heart. Why—Because emotional pain hurts much worse than physical pain.
All my life I have had the utmost admiration for suicides. I have always considered them superior to me in every way.
You don’t know what cold is until you’ve experienced the cold you feel when the blood is draining out of your body.
I think many people kill themselves simply to stop the debate about whether they will or they won’t.
No woman kills herself for love, and rarely for shame. It is the cruelty of hope that does a woman in; for no matter how many men a woman has given herself to, she never holds her life cheap until she foolishly believed it to be valued.
The Suicide, as she is falling,
Illuminated by the moon,
Regrets her act, and finds appalling
The thought she will be dead so soon.
Here in the bathroom with me are razor blades. Here is iodine to drink. Here are sleeping pills to swallow. You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be. Every time you don’t throw yourself down the stairs, that’s a choice. Every time you don’t crash your car, you reenlist.
I’m the girl nobody knows until she commits suicide. Then suddenly everyone had a class with her.
Often it feels like I am breathing today only because a few years back I had no idea which nerve to cut…
I wonder if it will rain after we die. When you kill yourself, you don’t know what happens next, afterward.
It wasn’t until ’94 when I tried to commit suicide that I realized that it wasn’t about the money.
But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.
In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology.
Suicide creates a monstrous emotional upsurge of shame and guilt. Everyone participates in feeling responsible and even shamed at knowing the suicidal candidate. If these feelings are not healed the vampire of suicidal death can strike again and again.
—Linda Lee Landon
He killed himself for wanting to live.
No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.
Jesus was a suicide, if you ask me.
What else is there to do in college except drink beer or slit one’s wrists?
—Bret Easton Ellis
I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.
No neurotic harbors thoughts of suicide which are not murderous impulses against others redirected upon himself.
The world is full of ‘friends’ of suicide victims thinking ‘if I had only made that drive over there, I could have done something.’
—Darnell Lamont Walker
The red washing
down the bathtub
can’t change the color of the sea
Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn’t had an audience, and lines to speak?
All healthy men have thought of their own suicide.
All suicides have the responsibility of fighting against the temptation of suicide. Every one of them knows very well in some corner of his soul that suicide, though a way out, is rather a mean and shabby one, and that it is nobler and finer to be conquered by life than to fall by one’s own hand.
To make yourself something less than you can be—that, too, is a form of suicide.
Suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
Suicide—the only offence against the Laws for which men cannot devise a punishment.
Razors pain you; rivers are damp; acids stain you; and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful; you might as well live.