Suicidal Quotes

Depression is a terrible thing which unfortunately nearly everyone goes through at some point in their life. For some, the feelings become so overwhelming that they aren’t able to bear them and so thoughts turn to suicide. These suicidal quotes express the feelings of despair that come with suicidal thoughts.

Note: we hope you find comfort in these suicidal quotes, but if you are, or know someone who is suffering please get professional help.

Suicidal Quotes

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.


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.

Jeanette Walls

The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.

Juliette Lewis

I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.

Ned Vizzini

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

David Levithan

Suicide is the dumbest possible way of getting revenge. Why is that? Because the people you want to strike back at are the very same folks who won’t even remember you a week after you’re gone, while the people you want to spare most — the people who love you — are the ones who will have to live with the pain of your suicide for the rest of their lives.

David J. Lieberman

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

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.


Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Phil Donahue

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.

Tiffanie DeBartolo

There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.

Tennessee Williams

Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It’s just too much for them.

Phoebe Stone

Nine men in ten are would-be suicides.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Karl A. Menninger

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

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

Suicide leaves everyone feeling guilty.

Robert Harris

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

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

Kay Redfield Jamison

Suicide is the remedy of pain.

Matt Harman

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

I used to think it utterly normal that I suffered from “suicidal ideation” on an almost daily basis. In other words, for as long as I can remember, the thought of ending my life came to me frequently and obsessively.

Stephen Fry

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

Albert Camus

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

Bill Maher

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

The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Kat Calhoun

You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.

Shaun Hick

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

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

I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again.

Charles Bukowski

The only difference between a suicide and a martyrdom really is the amount of press coverage.

Chuck Palahniuk

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

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 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

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

Susanna Kaysen

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

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

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

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

Friedrich Neitzsche

There is something great and terrible about suicide.

Honore de Balzac

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

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.

Herman Hesse

That the very delusion which drove me to a death-loving desperation should so suddenly vanish would seem to indicate that many a suicide might be averted if the person contemplating it could find the proper assistance when such a crisis impends.

Clifford Whittingham Beers

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

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

Sigmund Freud

Even if those who take their own lives feel they have no choice–indeed, they often tragically believe their family and friends will be better off without them–the death rarely appears inevitable to those left behind. Feelings of anger and guilt and abandonment invade them, as if love should or could have prevented what happened. Survivors relive, over and over, the last days and months, even years, before the suicide, seeing now the signs that were missed, which they believe they should have recognized.

Susan Sterling

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