Suicide Quotes & Sayings

“Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’” – Bill Maher

“Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.” – Henri Barbusse

“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” – Phil Donahue

“So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it’s bad, it’s really simple.” – Damien Hirst

“Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” – Arnold J. Toynbee

“One of my favorite movies of all time is ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ which is a pretty interesting choice for a seasonal Christmas favorite, because it’s about a guy who wants to commit suicide and is presented with reasons not to.” – Frank Darabont

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams

“Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice.” – Franz Liszt

“When one realizes that his life is worthless, he either commits suicide or travels.” – Edward Dahlberg

“There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.” – Daniel Webster

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

“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.” – Ernest Hemingway

“The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.” – Emil Cioran

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“Write something, even if it’s just a suicide note.” – Gore Vidal

“Suicide is a serious thing. And if you know anyone who is suicidal, you need to get them help. No one should be in pain. Everyone should love themselves.” – Gerard Way

“Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“The whole notion of pain, and how every individual experiences pain, is up for debate. We don’t know how another person experiences pain – physical pain or psychic pain. Some of these clinics where assisted suicide or euthanasia is practiced, they call it ‘weariness of life.’” – Miriam Toews

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“Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide.” – Woodrow Wilson

“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

“No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.” – Cesare Pavese

“What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.” – Zane Grey

“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

“I think suicide is the most perfect thing you can do in life.” – Damien Hirst

“He was so depressed, he tried to commit suicide by inhaling next to an Armenian.” – Woody Allen

“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 the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon.” – Emile Durkheim

“The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage.” – Chuck Palahniuk

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“A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that’s what it’s for!” – Arthur Miller

“Online I see people committing ‘social media suicide’ all the time by one of two ways. Firstly by responding to all criticism, meaning you’re never going to find time to complete important milestones of your own, and by responding to things that don’t warrant a response. This lends more credibility by driving traffic.” – Tim Ferriss

“Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.” – Henry Adams

“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

“Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.” – Thomas Huxley

“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Suicide is a choice and I think if we work with that with kids, we’ll get somewhere.” – Peter Lynch

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“When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.” – Victor Hugo

“People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide.” – Travis Bradberry

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

“The counterpart of the suicide is the seeker; but the difference between them is slight.” – Paul Watzlawick

“Suicide is the most sincere form of self-criticism.” – Anonymous

“Suicide does not mean there was no killer.” – Anonymous

“Nine men in ten are would-be suicides.” – Benjamin Franklin

“There is but one true philosophical problem and that is suicide.” – Albert Camus

“Suicide is the punctuation mark at the end of many artistic careers.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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“Love is the sweetest and slowest form of suicide.” Anonymous

“To be or not to be. That’s not really a question.” – Jean-Luc Godard

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

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

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

“People rarely bring flowers to a suicide.” – Jennifer Niven

“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

“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

“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 can’t breathe.” – Anonymous

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“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

“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

“Death is life’s way of telling you you’re fired. Suicide is your way of telling life you quit.” – Anonymous

“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

“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” – Phil Donahue

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“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

“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

“Suicide is not a blot on anyone’s name; it is a tragedy.” – Kay Redfield Jamison

“Women are constantly trying to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“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

“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

“If my Valentine you won’t be, I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.” – Ernest Hemingway

“No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.” – Cesare Pavese

“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

“Drunkenness is temporary suicide.” – Bertrand Russell

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“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

“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

“The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower.” – Sylvia Plath

“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.” – Courtney Love

“Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

“Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.” – Victor Hugo

“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

“There is something great and terrible about suicide.” – Honore de Balzac

“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

“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

“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.” – Robert Byrne

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“It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.” – Emil Cioran

“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

“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.” – Alison Wertheimer

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

“If you don’t do it my way, I suggest you commit suicide.” – Josef Albers

“He just wanted to see what a girl who was crazy enough to kill herself looked like.” – Sylvia Plath

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“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

“No man kills himself unless there is something wrong with his life.” – A. Alvarez

“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

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“Suicide doesn’t solve your problems. It only makes them infinitely, un-countably worse.” Sinead O’Connor

“Suicide leaves everyone feeling guilty.” – Robert Harris

“People do not die from suicide, they die from sadness.” – Anonymous

“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.” – Kat Calhoun

“Fear of heights is fear of a desire to jump.” – Amruta Patil

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

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

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

“It wasn’t until ’94 when I tried to commit suicide that I realized that it wasn’t about the money.” – Vanilla Ice

“In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology.” – Chuck Grassley

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