Suicide Quotes

Posted on February 17, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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

A lot of people told me that I’m committing musical suicide with my sound.
Kid Rock

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

A world technology means either a world government or world suicide.
Max Lerner

AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.
Susan Sontag

Al Qaeda is nothing more than a mutant supply chain. They’re playing off the same platform as Wal-Mart and Dell. They’re just not restrained by it. What is al Qaeda? It’s an open source religious political movement that works off the global supply chain. That’s what we’re up against in Iraq. We’re up against a suicide supply chain.
Thomas Friedman

Allow me to say that I would long since have committed suicide had desisting made me a professor of Latin.
Ezra Pound

Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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Baghdad is determined to force the Mongols of our age to commit suicide at its gates.
Saddam Hussein

But of course it’s always gonna be Suicide, our fingerprints, ya know? You can’t ever get rid of that.
Alan Vega

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

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

Depression is close to me, but suicide hasn’t been.
Claire Forlani

Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth… suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
Julie Burchill

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

Guantanamo Bay houses enemy combatants ranging from terrorist trainers and recruiters to bomb makers, would-be suicide bombers, and terrorist financiers.
Chris Chocola

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

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

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

Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It’s literary suicide.
Erma Bombeck

I always said I was never gonna be an entertainer, Suicide was never supposed to be entertainment.
Alan Vega

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

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

I don’t persuade to suicide.
Jack Kevorkian

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I don’t think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way. He just decided to exit when he wanted to.
Eric Burdon

I have a new joke today. Martha Stewart’s on suicide watch. They had to unplug all of her ovens.
Rip Taylor

I have a suicide impulse.
Hal Holbrook

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

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

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

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

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

I lost two of the greatest men I’ve ever known to assassination – and a son to suicide.
Pierre Salinger

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


I saw Suicide in ’74 and it was pretty horrifying.
Robert Quine

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

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

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

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

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

I thought: This is not racing, it’s a suicide mission.
Barry Sheene

I tried to commit suicide by sticking my head in the oven, but there was a cake in it.
Lesley Boone

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

I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.
Travis Barker

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.
Thornton Wilder

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

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


Industry entirely left to itself, would soon fall to ruin, and a nation letting everything alone would commit suicide.
Friedrich List

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

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

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

It is matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.
Clare Boothe Luce

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

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

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

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

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

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Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
Martin Heidegger

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

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

My husband and I didn’t sign a pre-nuptial agreement. We signed a mutual suicide pact.
Roseanne Barr

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

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

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

No law can give or take away the choice to commit suicide.
Maggie Gallagher

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.
Robert Byrne

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


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

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

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

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

Oregon is the only state in the union that facilitates suicide.
Maggie Gallagher

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

People think that being on Star Trek is career suicide, but it’s really just the opposite.
Brent Spiner

Pol Pot will surrender, be captured or commit suicide.
Hun Sen

Political courage is not political suicide.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

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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

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

Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
Thomas Huxley

Seppuku is Japanese for ritual suicide. I thought, What a cute name for a coat.
Lexa Doig

She was what we used to call a suicide blonde – dyed by her own hand.
Saul Bellow

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

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

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

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

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


Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Phil Donahue

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

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

Suicide is not a remedy.
James A. Garfield

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
Walter Benjamin

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

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

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

The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Theodor Adorno

The Labour Party’s election manifesto is the longest suicide note in history.
Greg Knight

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

When someone isn’t ready we must not try to force them out. People are being bullied and committing suicide because they’re gay and it’s horrible.
Ricky Martin

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

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

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

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

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