Suicide Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Suicide quotes and Suicide sayings, and Suicide proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession. "

"On ‘Phoenix,’ I talk about thoughts of suicide and my whole life. It’s called ‘Phoenix’ because it’s talking about dying – but when a phoenix dies, it’s reborn from its own ashes. I related to that."

"Political courage is not political suicide."

"I decided that life rationally considered seemed pointless and futile, but it is still interesting in a variety of ways, including the study of science. So why not carry on, following the path of scientific hedonism? Besides, I did not have the courage for the more rational procedure of suicide."

"What difference is there between a smoker and a suicide, except that the one takes longer to kill himself than the other."

"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."

"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."

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

"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."

"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."

"No one is promiscuous in his way of dying. A man who has decided to hang himself will never jump in front of a train."

"Suicide , moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society"

"Just as when a man commits suicide ne negates the body, this rational limit of subjectivity, so when he lapses into fantastic and trascendental practice he associates himself with embodied divine and ghostly appearances, namely, he negates in practise the difference between imagination and perception."

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

"Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren’t in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life."

"No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide."

"Suicide is a fundamental human right. This does not mean that it is morally desirable. It only means that society does not have the moral right to interfere."

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

"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."

"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."

"If you must commit suicide… always contrive to do it as decorously as possible; the decencies, whether of life or of death, should never be lost sight of."

"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."

"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 afterward. These are games; one must first answer."

"If suicide be supposed a crime, ’tis only cowardice can impel us to it. If it be no crime, both prudence and courage should engage us to rid ourselves at once of existence, when it becomes a burden."

"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."

"Suicide is the remedy of pain."

"Did you really want to die? No one commits suicide because they want to die. Then why do they do it? Because they want to stop the pain."

"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."

"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."

"Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem."

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