Suicidal Thoughts Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old suicidal thoughts quotes, suicidal thoughts sayings, and suicidal thoughts proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Suicide is a form of murder - premeditated murder. It isn't something you do the first time you think of doing it. It takes getting used to. And you need the means, the opportunity, the motive. A successful suicide demands good organization and a cool head, both of which are usually incompatible with the suicidal state of mind. Susanna Kaysen
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
But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself. Albert Camus
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
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
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
From the perspective of the one committing suicide, his or her act can be one of the most perverse forms of moral manipulation, as it abandons those left behind to their shame, guilt, and grief. Suicide is something like a metaphysical "I gotcha!" It is often an attempt to kill or wound others. Stanley Hauerwas
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
Anyone desperate enough for suicide...should be desperate enough to go to creative extremes to solve problems: elope at midnight, stow away on the boat to New Zealand and start over, do what they always wanted to do but were afraid to try. Richard Bach
You think suicide is cowardly? I'll tell you what's cowardly. Hurting someone so much that they think ending their lives is the only way to make it better. Ashley Purdy
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say. Cyril Connolly
Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life. Vaclav Havel
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
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Phil Donahue
I just couldn't live with myself knowing I had just killed myself. Author Unknown
You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be. Chuck Palahniuk
All healthy men have thought of their own suicide. Albert Camus
We are all that girl on the bathroom floor. Rock bottom just means crisis. It is not the end. Life does not evict us from anything unless it's inviting us to something better. Glennon Doyle Melton
To anyone out there who's hurting—it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It's a sign of strength. Barack Obama
Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You're doing just fine. Charlotte Eriksson
Life is naturally unfair, if the troubles it brings are to be all acknowledged then we all should jump into the lagoon. Michael Adegoke
It is the way of weakened minds to see everything through a black cloud. The soul forms its own horizons; your soul is darkened, and consequently the sky of the future appears stormy and unpromising. Alexandre Dumas
Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony, and music inside me. Vincent Van Gogh
You feel your strength in the experience of pain. Jim Morrison
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say, "My tooth is aching" than to say, "My heart is broken." C. S. Lewis
All suicides of the insane are either devoid of any motive or determined by purely imaginary motives. Now, many voluntary deaths fall into neither category; the majority have motives, and motives not unfounded in reality. Not every suicide can therefore be considered insane, without doing violence to language. Emile Durkheim
Life seems... a horrible fact. Sometimes I wonder how long I shall support it... I am not strong enough to live without happiness... I struggle through each new day working with suicidal thoughts early in the morning... Eight-and-twenty [years old], and living without hope. Beatrice Webb
I often thought of killing myself but then I wanted lunch. Paula Fox
I slipped a bullet into a chamber and, holding the revolver behind my back, spun the chambers [cylinders] round... I put the muzzle... into my right ear and pulled the trigger. There was a minute click, and looking down at the chamber I could see that the charge [the bullet] had moved into the firing position. Graham Greene
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