Suicides The Best Quotes About Suicide  

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A list of the best suicide quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous suicide quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic suicide quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational suicide quotes from that same writer.

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

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

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Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life. Václav Havel

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There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say. Cyril Connolly

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I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown. Ezra Pound

10 2
At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death. Cesare Pavese

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Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

12 4
When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing possible: one thereby almost deserves to live. Friedrich Nietzsche

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He who does not accept and respect those who want to reject life does not truly accept and respect life itself. Thomas Szasz

9 2
One said of suicide, As long as one has brains one should not blow them out. And another answered, But when one has ceased to have them, too often one cannot. F. H. Bradley

11 4
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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If I commit suicide, it will not be to destroy myself but to put myself back together again. Suicide will be for me only one means of violently reconquering myself, of brutally invading my being, of anticipating the unpredictable approaches of God. By suicide, I reintroduce my design in nature, I shall for the first time give things the shape of my will. Antonin Artaud

6 1
If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words. Fran Lebowitz

7 2
It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late. Emil Cioran

6 1
Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn't had an audience, and lines to speak? Jean Genet

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The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps. Havelock Ellis

6 1
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. Émile Durkheim

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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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Then is it sin to rush into the secret house of death. Ere death dare come to us? William Shakespeare

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However great a man's fear of life, suicide remains the courageous act, the clear-headed act of a mathematician. The suicide has judged by the laws of chance -- so many odds against one that to live will be more miserable than to die. His sense of mathematics is greater than his sense of survival. But think how a sense of survival must clamor to be heard at the last moment, what excuses it must present of a totally unscientific nature. Graham Greene

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Whenever any affliction assails me, I have the keys of my prison in mine own hand, and no remedy presents it selfe so soone to my heart, as mine own sword. Often meditation of this hath wonne me to a charitable interpretation of their action, who dy so: and provoked me a little to watch and exagitate their reasons, which pronounce so peremptory judgments upon them. John Donne

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Suicide may also be regarded as an experiment -- a question which man puts to Nature, trying to force her to answer. The question is this: What change will death produce in a man's existence and in his insight into the nature of things? It is a clumsy experiment to make; for it involves the destruction of the very consciousness which puts the question and awaits the answer. Arthur Schopenhauer

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And one of his partners asked Has he vertigo? and the other glanced out and down and said Oh no, only about ten feet more. Ogden Nash

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There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest -- whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories -- comes afterwards. These are games; one must first answer. Albert Camus

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Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World Aberjhani

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It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under some massive tomb, thereby to shun the strokes of fortune. Michel de Montaigne