Quotes and Sayings about Suicide



"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
(Related: Democracy, Suicide)

"Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide."
- John Adams
(Related: Aristocracy, Democracy, Suicide)

"The joke of our time is the suicide of intention."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Time, Intention, Suicide)

"If you don't do it my way, I suggest you commit suicide."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Suicide)

"He was so depressed, he tried to commit suicide by inhaling next to an Armenian."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Suicide)

"I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Saying, Suicide, Will)

"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
(Related: Death, Cowardice, Suicide, Trouble)

"I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Time, Conversation, Obsession, Suicide, Visit, Want, Years)

"The way the terrorist is trained to operate, especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those who would prevent the crime."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Crime, Punishment, Suicide)

"Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?"
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Life, Society, Time, Key, Mystery, Suicide)

"There is something great and terrible about suicide."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Suicide)

"Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide."
- Henri Barbusse
(Related: Army, Fight, Suicide)

"I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Machine, Suicide)

"My husband and I didn't sign a pre-nuptial agreement. We signed a mutual suicide pact."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: HusbAgreement, Suicide)

"We're seeing the development of tactics in Iraq, such as suicide bombing. Insurgents have been driving cars with explosives into hotels and office buildings. The recruitment may be even more prolific outside Iraq."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Development, Driving, Iraq, May, Office, Suicide)

"She was what we used to call a suicide blonde - dyed by her own hand."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Suicide)

"The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Life, Character, Feeling, Living, Suicide, Trouble, Worth)

"Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It's literary suicide."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Literary, Suicide)

"I tried to commit suicide by sticking my head in the oven, but there was a cake in it."
- Lesley Boone
(Related: Suicide)

"There aren't many people who say that Europe is a territory, or Asia is a territory - it'd be suicide. And there are even more people in America than in Europe. I think it's strange, really. I basically see it as loads of different places."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, America, Europe, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Suicide)

"It's a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Religion, Suicide)

"Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Fame, Hollywood, Old, Suicide, Youth)

"I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way. He just decided to exit when he wanted to."
- Eric Burdon
(Related: Suicide)

"Religion kept some of my relatives alive, because it was all they had. If they hadn't had some hope of heaven, some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide, their lives were so hellish."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Religion, Hope, Companionship, Heaven, Relatives, Suicide)

"No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Reading, Suicide, Trying)

"There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Suicide)

"The Israelis have suffered a great deal, we must condemn suicide bombers, and we must never say that the plight of the Palestinians justifies this terrible thing."
- George Carey
(Related: Suicide)

"I am so sick of reading about another car bomb, another suicide bomber, another 10, 20, 30, 70, 100 people dead in a day, both Americans and Iraqis."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Car, People, Americans, Day, Reading, Suicide)

"In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Extreme, Fate, Man, Measure, Philosophy, Suicide, Writing)

"I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Indolence, Man, May, Suicide)

"Guantanamo Bay houses enemy combatants ranging from terrorist trainers and recruiters to bomb makers, would-be suicide bombers, and terrorist financiers."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Enemy, Houses, Suicide)

"The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Attention, Impossibility, Man, Obsession, Suicide)

"Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That's applicable to any kind of depression."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Body, Depression, Help, Meditation, Mind, Spirit, Suicide)

"I think suicide is sort of like cancer was 50 years ago. People don't want to talk about it, they don't want to know about it. People are frightened of it, and they don't understand, when actually these issues are medically treatable."
- Judy Collins
(Related: People, Cancer, Suicide, Talk, Want, Years)

"For many centuries, suicides were treated like criminals by the society. That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down into society's method of handling suicide recovery. Now we have to fight off the demons that have been hanging around suicide for centuries."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Society, Fight, Now, Suicide)

"I have friends who've tried suicide many times and haven't succeeded. I myself made an attempt, so I had a connection with that sort of group of people who have tried suicide at one time in their lives."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Time, People, Connection, Friends, Suicide)

"Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Cowardice, Suicide)

"One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Work, Mind, Self, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Life, End, Suicide, Thinking)

"The State of Israel has faced obstacles and challenges to its very survival, with conventional military attacks leading the way to suicide bombers who have killed innocent Israeli men, women, and children."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Men, Women, Survival, Children, Israel, Leading, Military, Obstacles, State, Suicide)

"As history since Hiroshima shows, the best, perhaps the only, way to curb war is to deter it with such overwhelming force as to turn it from a struggle into suicide."
- Martin van Creveld
(Related: History, War, Force, Struggle, Suicide)

"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
(Related: People, Courage, Commitment, Desperation, Killing, Suicide)

"When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Life, Suicide)

"I have said, with respect to authorization bills, that I do not want the Congress or the country to commit fiscal suicide on the installment plan."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Congress, Country, Respect, Suicide, Want)

"Seppuku is Japanese for ritual suicide. I thought, What a cute name for a coat."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Thought, Cute, Name, Ritual, Suicide)

"Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Solution, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Act, Causes, Suicide, Temperament)

"If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Intelligence, Men, War, Thought, Ability, Man, Solution, Suicide, Weapons)

"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."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Civilization, Doubt, Population, Suicide, Tension)

"When I wrote The Virgin Suicides, I gave myself very strict rules about the narrative voice: the boys would only be able to report what they had seen or found or what had been told to them."
- Jeffrey Eugenides
(Related: Boys, Rules)

"How do you dare to ask me for a solution? It's like asking Seneca for a solution. You remember what he did? He committed suicide!"
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Solution)

"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
(Related: Chance, Now, Suicide)

"Depression is close to me, but suicide hasn't been."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Depression, Suicide)

"Nine men in ten are would be suicides."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Men)

"Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Family, Health, Medical, Generations, Prevention, Problems, Relationships, Struggle, Suicide, Violence, Years)

"Keep talking about moving toxic wastes, but never let it cross your mind to quit producing them. Keep Judging yourselves in Manson. Don't look in the mirror. You will serve the Earth as much as she serves you or you will commit suicide."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Earth, Mind, Suicide, Talking, Will)

"Oregon is the only state in the union that facilitates suicide."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: State, Suicide)

"No law can give or take away the choice to commit suicide."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Choice, Law, Suicide)

"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Humor, Sense, Suicide)

"Suicide is not a remedy."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Suicide)

"Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn't had an audience, and lines to speak?"
- Jean Genet
(Related: Suicide)

"In fact, the Iraqi foreign minister admitted in March 2003 that Iraqi funds were sent to families of Palestinian suicide bombers who attacked and killed innocent Israeli citizens, and also 12 Americans in Israel in 2003."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Americans, Fact, Israel, March, Suicide)

"I think about death a lot, like I think we all do. I don't think of suicide as an option, but as fun. It's an interesting idea that you can control how you go. It's this thing that's looming, and you can control it."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Death, Idea, Control, Fun, Suicide)

"I was darkly convinced that at age 52 I would kill myself because my mother committed suicide at that age. I was fantasizing that she was waiting for me on the other side of the grave."
- Spalding Gray
(Related: Age, Mother, Grave, Suicide, Waiting)

"As anyone who has been close to someone that has committed suicide knows, there is no other pain like that felt after the incident."
- Peter Greene
(Related: Pain, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Blood, Forgetfulness, Living, Suicide, Worth, Yield)

"If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that."
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Related: Kids, Suicide, Want, Writing)

"The woman poet must be either a sexless, reclusive eccentric, with nothing to say specifically to women, or a brilliant, tragic, tortured suicide."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Women, Nothing, Suicide, Woman)

"Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Life, Fact, Meaning, Wonder)

"My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Idea, Fortune, Suicide)

"There was very little suicide among the men of the North, because every man considered it his duty to get killed, not to kill himself; and to kill himself would have seemed cowardly, as implying fear of being killed by others."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Men, Fear, Being, Duty, Man, Suicide)

"Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Philosophy, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Love, Death, Wife, People, End, Man, Suicide, Years)

"Most of the suicide hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, a place not lacking in wealth. But due to rapid population growth, the wealth per capita has fallen by about half in a generation."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Growth, Wealth, Population, Suicide)

"A large part of the problem, is that young people are being born into the world and growing up without much hope. And so, they become murderers, they become suicide bombers."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: People, Hope, Being, Growing up, Suicide, World)

"I think suicide is the most perfect thing you can do in life."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Life, Suicide)

"So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Dying, Smoking, Suicide)

"I have a suicide impulse."
- Hal Holbrook
(Related: Suicide)

"Suicide is possible, but not probable; hanging, I trust, is even more unlikely; for I hope that, by the time I die, my countrymen will have become civilised enough to abolish capital punishment."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Time, Trust, Hope, Punishment, Suicide, Will)

"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
(Related: God, Destruction, Suicide, World)

"It could be my downfall, but I don't think it is - Hollywood is run on perception, and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career, it's suicide."
- Charlie Hunnam
(Related: Perception, Career, Hollywood, Suicide, Want)

"Baghdad is determined to force the Mongols of our age to commit suicide at its gates."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Age, Force, Suicide)

"Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Science, Suicide)

"It wasn't until '94 when I tried to commit suicide that I realized that it wasn't about the money."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Money, Suicide)

"Sofia is so active, and she made The Virgin Suicides, which I thought was great - all these things are inspiring to me, not in terms of creating a particular dress, but just in terms of knowing that there is this type of woman out there."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Thought, Dress, Inspiring, Woman)

"The first time I heard of suicidegirls was when a model from there contacted me to see if I wanted to do a shoot. I can't remember what happened with that but we didn't end up doing it."
- Richard Kern
(Related: Time, End, First)

"Not for models. SuicideGirls is a mystery to me because I thought only women ran the site."
- Richard Kern
(Related: Women, Thought, Mystery)

"I don't persuade to suicide."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Suicide)

"You know when I really realized like "wow" what a gift this is was when I sang at camp and a girl wrote me a letter and said the song that I sung kept her from committing suicide."
- Charles King
(Related: Song, Suicide)

"The Labour Party's election manifesto is the longest suicide note in history."
- Greg Knight
(Related: History, Party, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Nature, Actions, Contemplation, Forget, Opinion, Suicide, Words)

"A world technology means either a world government or world suicide."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Government, Technology, Suicide, World)

"Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental shootings and suicides involving guns."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Laws, Prevention)

"Industry entirely left to itself, would soon fall to ruin, and a nation letting everything alone would commit suicide."
- Friedrich List
(Related: Nation, Ruin, Suicide)

"Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Faith, Life, Sacrifice, Suicide)

"I would be going until I went over the bounds of reality and was then caught up in a profound wish to be dead without having to go through the shaming defeat of suicide."
- Joshua Logan
(Related: Defeat, Reality, Suicide)

"It is matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Reason, Suicide)

"My mother's suicide attempts were a way to release anxiety and get attention. Some of the attempts were drug reactions she didn't even remember later on."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Mother, Anxiety, Attention, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Work, Choice, Kids, Solution, Suicide)

"Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit.""
- Bill Maher
(Related: God, Fire, Man, Suicide)

"Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly the "will of the people" goes out the window."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Marriage, Medical, People, Gay, Suicide)

"There have been a lot of murders and suicides in my family; it's like the primary cause of death. I wonder if there's a certain energy that attracts that."
- Rose McGowan
(Related: Death, Family, Cause, Energy, Wonder)

"We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal... in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Life, Ability, End, Suicide)

"Is it hard for the reader to believe that suicides are sometimes committed to forestall the committing of murder? There is no doubt of it. Nor is there any doubt that murder is sometimes committed to avert suicide."
- Karl A. Menninger
(Related: Doubt, Murder, Suicide)

"Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse."
- Karl A. Menninger
(Related: Life, Hope, Necessity, Suicide)

"A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that's what it's for!"
- Arthur Miller
(Related: People, Suicide)

"I just couldn't go back to Suddenly Susan after David Strickland's suicide. I didn't see how we could make the show light and funny any more."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Funny, Light, Suicide)

"Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Poems, Suicide, Writing)

"It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Night)

"My thinking tends to be libertarian. That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private realm - as in abortion, sodomy, prostitution, pornography, drug use, or suicide, all of which I would strongly defend as matters of free choice in a representative democracy."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Abortion, Choice, Democracy, Pornography, Prostitution, State, Suicide, Thinking)

"The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Difference, Press, Suicide)

"No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide."
- Cesare Pavese
(Related: Reason, Suicide)

"Should l go on playing bridge and dining, going in the same old monotonous circle? It's easy that way, but it's a sort of suicide, too."
- Antoinette Perry
(Related: Old, Suicide)

"Truth has very few friends and those few are suicides."
- Antonio Porchia
(Related: Truth, Friends)

"Allow me to say that I would long since have committed suicide had desisting made me a professor of Latin."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Suicide)

"I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Thought, Suicide, Swine)

"I saw Suicide in '74 and it was pretty horrifying."
- Robert Quine
(Related: Pretty, Suicide)

"They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide...?"
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Death, Life, Famine, Order, Pain, Suicide, World)

"A lot of people told me that I'm committing musical suicide with my sound."
- Kid Rock
(Related: People, Sound, Suicide)

"I think we are in the midst of this period where we are committing this suicide on the planet and everybody is just using up all of our natural resources like a bunch of insane people. That's what I worry about more than I worry about jazz."
- Sonny Rollins
(Related: People, Jazz, Suicide, Worry)

"On our watch, the conversation with a would-be suicide bomber will not begin with the words, 'You have the right to remain silent.'"
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Conversation, Right, Suicide, Will, Words)

"Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: War, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Life, Fire, Man, Order, Right, Risk, Suicide)

"Drunkenness is temporary suicide."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Suicide)

"I think a lot of what is going on with kids who get pushed too far and attempt either murder or suicide is that they are trying to deal with their own non-existence for the people who are supposed to care most for them."
- Richard Russo
(Related: People, Care, Kids, Murder, Suicide, Trying)

"I lost two of the greatest men I've ever known to assassination - and a son to suicide."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Men, Son, Assassination, Suicide)

"I'm convinced that we can shape a different future for this country as it relates to mental health and as it relates to suicide."
- David Satcher
(Related: Health, Country, Future, Mental health, 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 the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Life, Cowardice, Man, Nothing, Obvious, Suicide, World, Wrong)

"Political courage is not political suicide."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Courage, Suicide)

"Pol Pot will surrender, be captured or commit suicide."
- Hun Sen
(Related: Suicide, Surrender, Will)

"We have been in the territories since 1967. In 2002, we had sometimes three or four suicide attacks every day. We came to the conclusion that it can't continue like that."
- Silvan Shalom
(Related: Day, Suicide)

"Suicide bombers caused us more than 50 percent of our casualties. The fence works. There is a decline in the number of those terrorist attacks against Israelis."
- Silvan Shalom
(Related: Suicide)

"I thought: This is not racing, it's a suicide mission."
- Barry Sheene
(Related: Mission, Racing, Suicide)

"AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Sex, People, Murder, Suicide)

"People think that being on Star Trek is career suicide, but it's really just the opposite."
- Brent Spiner
(Related: People, Being, Career, Suicide)

"We might be on the brink of an apocalypse if, instead of poor people with suicide bombs killing middle class guys, middle-class people with suicide bombs started killing rich guys."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: People, Bombs, Class, Killing, Middle class, Poor, Suicide)

"Sylvia Plath was just a month and a half older than I, and when she committed suicide I was only 30 - and very shocked and sorry. I never knew her personally."
- Anne Stevenson
(Related: Suicide)

"Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Nothing, Suicide)

"I have a new joke today. Martha Stewart's on suicide watch. They had to unplug all of her ovens."
- Rip Taylor
(Related: Suicide, Today)

"The homosexual community has more acceptance in America than it ever has, and the suicide rate is as high as it's always been."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Acceptance, America, Community, Suicide)

"Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: Murder, Suicide)

"Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Government, Men, Assassination, Being, Mind, Spirit, Suicide, Want)

"But of course it's always gonna be Suicide, our fingerprints, ya know? You can't ever get rid of that."
- Alan Vega
(Related: Suicide)

"I always said I was never gonna be an entertainer, Suicide was never supposed to be entertainment."
- Alan Vega
(Related: Entertainment, Suicide)

"Write something, even if it's just a suicide note."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Suicide)

"The counterpart of the suicide is the seeker; but the difference between them is slight."
- Paul Watzlawick
(Related: Difference, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Right, Suicide)

"There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Confession, Suicide)

"We have many cases of men committing suicide rather than face their own individuality. I know of no case of a woman who committed suicide because she was gay."
- George Weinberg
(Related: Men, Gay, Individuality, Suicide, Woman)

"The best I can say is that it's better for me to write about despair and darkness than to be incapable of getting off the sofa. It's better to write about suicide than to contemplate it too heavily."
- Paul Westerberg
(Related: Darkness, Despair, Suicide)

"In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Advertising, Suicide)

"Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Man, Murder, Suicide)

"The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that you aren't even left with the possibility of taking revenge or punishing anyone; the terrorist is killed along with his victims, his blood mixing with theirs."
- A. B. Yehoshua
(Related: Possibility, Blood, Revenge, Suicide, Victims)