100 Quotes About Suicide

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1.

Suicide is the most sincere form of self-criticism.

—Anonymous


2.

Suicide does not mean there was no killer.

—Anonymous


3.

Nine men in ten are would-be suicides.

—Benjamin Franklin


4.

There is but one true philosophical problem and that is suicide.

—Albert Camus


5.

Suicide is the punctuation mark at the end of many artistic careers.

—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


6.

Love is the sweetest and slowest form of suicide…

—Anonymous


7.

To be or not to be. That’s not really a question.

—Jean-Luc Godard


8.

It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.

—Friedrich Nietzsche


9.

Write something, even if it’s just a suicide note.

—Gore Vidal


10.

Early on, if I was alone two or three nights in a row, I’d start writing poems about suicide.

—Jack Nicholson


11.

We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.

—George Sand


12.

People rarely bring flowers to a suicide.

—Jennifer Niven


13.

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.

—Jeffrey Eugenides


14.

Death is easy. To live is the most painful thing I could imagine and I’m weak and no longer willing to fight.

—Hannah Wright


15.

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.

—Anonymous


16.

Suicide seemed to me the greatest kind of freedom, a release from everything, from a life that had been ruined a long time ago.

—Natascha Kampusch


17.

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.

—Philip Roth


18.

Death is life’s way of telling you you’re fired. Suicide is your way of telling life you quit.

—Anonymous


19.

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.

—Aristotle


20.

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.

—Alan Brennert


21.

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

—Phil Donahue


22.

Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.

—Dick Cavett


23.

On average, since the urge to kill myself isn’t so strong that I actually kill myself, the world is worth living in.

—Tao Lin


24.

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.

—Jodi Picoult


25.

Suicide is not a blot on anyone’s name; it is a tragedy.

—Kay Redfield Jamison


26.

The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage.

—Chuck Palahniuk


27.

Women are constantly trying to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed.

—W. Somerset Maugham


28.

When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.

—Edward Dahlberg


29.

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.

—Georges Bernanos


30.

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.

—Robert Crumb


31.

If my Valentine you won’t be,
I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.

—Ernest Hemingway


32.

No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.

—Cesare Pavese


33.

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.

—Lauren Oliver


34.

Drunkenness is temporary suicide.

—Bertrand Russell


35.

It would have been so pointless to kill himself that, even if he had wanted to, the pointlessness would have made him unable.

—Franz Kafka


36.

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.

—Pink


37.

The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower.

—Sylvia Plath


38.

Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.

—Karl A. Menninger


39.

The language of love letters is the same as suicide notes.

—Courtney Love


40.

Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide.

—Robert Louis Stevenson


41.

What’s the big fucking deal—Lots of amazing people have committed suicide, and they turned out all right.

—Emilie Autumn


42.

Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.

—Victor Hugo


43.

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.

—Arthur Schopenhauer


44.

There is something great and terrible about suicide.

—Honore de Balzac


45.

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


46.

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.

—Harvey Fierstein


47.

Life’s greatest gift is the freedom it leaves you to step out of it whenever you choose.

—André Breton


48.

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.

—Arnold J. Toynbee


49.

Killing myself was a matter of such indifference to me that I felt like waiting for a moment when it would make some difference.

—Fyodor Dostoyevsky


50.

Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide.

—Woodrow Wilson


51.

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.

—Langston Hughes


52.

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.

—Jeannette Walls


53.

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.

—Anderson Cooper


54.

The parts of me that used to think I was different or smarter or whatever, almost made me die.

—David Foster Wallace


55.

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.

—Robert Byrne


56.

It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.

—Emil Cioran


57.

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.

—Paul Watzlawick


58.

So easy to go sailing off this road. A wonder more folks didn’t. All that space, waiting.

—S. M. Hulse


59.

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.

—Alison Wertheimer


60.

When you’re young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you’re laughing again.

—Marilyn Monroe


61.

If you don’t do it my way, I suggest you commit suicide.

—Josef Albers


62.

He just wanted to see what a girl who was crazy enough to kill herself looked like.

—Sylvia Plath


63.

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.

—Ludwig Wittgenstein


64.

No man kills himself unless there is something wrong with his life.

—A. Alvarez


65.

Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people’s reaction to my trying to commit suicide.

—Emilie Autumn


66.

Suicide doesn’t solve your problems. It only makes them infinitely, un-countably worse.

—Sinead O’Connor


67.

Suicide leaves everyone feeling guilty.

—Robert Harris


68.

People do not die from suicide, they die from sadness.

—Anonymous


69.

Yeah, because you’ll really be showing them, won’t you. Talk about cutting up your wrists to spite your fate.

—Alexander Gordon Smith


70.

suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse, suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better.

—Kat Calhoun


71.

Fear of heights is fear of a desire to jump.

—Amruta Patil


72.

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.

—Oliver Markus


73.

All my life I have had the utmost admiration for suicides. I have always considered them superior to me in every way.

—Thomas Bernhard


74.

You don’t know what cold is until you’ve experienced the cold you feel when the blood is draining out of your body.

—Ry—Murakami


75.

I think many people kill themselves simply to stop the debate about whether they will or they won’t.

—Susanna Kaysen


76.

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.

—Sheri Holman


77.

The Suicide, as she is falling,
Illuminated by the moon,
Regrets her act, and finds appalling
The thought she will be dead so soon.

—Edward Gorey


78.

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.

—Chuck Palahniuk


79.

I’m the girl nobody knows until she commits suicide. Then suddenly everyone had a class with her.

—Tom Leveen


80.

Often it feels like I am breathing today only because a few years back I had no idea which nerve to cut…

—Sanhita Baruah


81.

I wonder if it will rain after we die. When you kill yourself, you don’t know what happens next, afterward.

—Albert Borris


82.

It wasn’t until ’94 when I tried to commit suicide that I realized that it wasn’t about the money.

—Vanilla Ice


83.

But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.

—Albert Camus


84.

In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology.

—Chuck Grassley


85.

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


86.

He killed himself for wanting to live.

—Markus Zusak


87.

No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.

—David Hume


88.

Jesus was a suicide, if you ask me.

—Marsha Norman


89.

What else is there to do in college except drink beer or slit one’s wrists?

—Bret Easton Ellis


90.

I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.

—David Levithan


91.

I can
almost understand
why
people
leap
from
bridges.

—Charles Bukowski


92.

No neurotic harbors thoughts of suicide which are not murderous impulses against others redirected upon himself.

—Sigmund Freud


93.

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


94.

The red washing
down the bathtub
can’t change the color of the sea
at all.

—Derrick Brown


95.

Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn’t had an audience, and lines to speak?

—Jean Genet


96.

All healthy men have thought of their own suicide.

—Albert Camus


97.

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.

—Hermann Hesse


98.

To make yourself something less than you can be—that, too, is a form of suicide.
–Benjamin Lichtenberg


99.

Suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.

—Julie Burchill


100.

Suicide—the only offence against the Laws for which men cannot devise a punishment.

—Abraham Miller


1.

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.

—Dorothy Parker
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