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Life can be challenging at times, but no matter what you are going through, you shouldn’t see suicide as a solution. You have to learn ways of overcoming your challenges. In addition, you need to stay focused and motivated so as to keep going even when you are in a difficult situation. To help you stay focused and not think such an act, you should read suicide quotes and sayings. The quotes and sayings will enlighten and encourage you to continue living. Here are popular quotes and sayings about suicide.

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

― Albert Camus 

“What he knows now is that guilt isn’t the only reason people commit suicide. Sometimes you can just get bored with afternoon TV.”

― Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes 

“I can’t eat and I can’t sleep. I’m not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?”

― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story 

“No code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition.”

― Albert Camus 

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca 

“Self-destruction would be a brief, almost autoerotic free-fall into a great velvet darkness.”

― Mark Mirabello, The Cannibal Within 

“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.”

― J. Michael Straczynski, Babylon 5: The Scripts of J. Michael Straczynski, Vol. 2 

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“I bought salvation from a man on the street. He said, “Go down to the beach and let the waves wash your feet.”

― Gabriel Rheaume 

“Everything…affects everything”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why 

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

― Charles Bukowski 

“This is what I want so don’t be sad.”

― Nina LaCour, Hold Still 

“It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.”

― Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born 

“Suicide is an attack on society–an attack on its omnipotence, on its denial of death, and on its own despair.”

― Robert E. Neale, The Art of Dying 

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

― Phoebe Stone, The Boy on Cinnamon Street 

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

― Bill Maher 

“Messy, isn’t it?”

― Richard Brautigan 

“I’m the girl nobody knows until she commits suicide. Then suddenly everyone had a class with her.”

― Tom Leveen, Party 

“A book is a suicide postponed.”

― Cioran 

“When the suicide arrived at the sky, the people there asked him: “Why?” He replied: “Because no one admired me.”

― Stephen Crane, Complete Poems of Stephen Crane 

“We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.”

― George Sand, Mauprat 

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

― Susanna Kaysen 

“I was so blinded by her talent that I didn’t recognize the tremendous pain behind her work. She gave me hundreds of images, so many chances to see that she was in trouble. I failed her.”

― Nina LaCour 

“Bye-bye. I’m off on a journey to the real world. ‘Cause within this meta-reality what’s real is this – my death.”

― Natsuo Kirino, Real World 

“My room is so quiet and empty it hurts.”

― Nina LaCour, Hold Still 

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

― Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls 

“Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes 

“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.”

― Jeannette Walls 

“When you’re young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you’re laughing again.”

― Marilyn Monroe, My Story 

“If wild my breast and sore my pride,

I bask in dreams of suicide,

If cool my heart and high my head

I think ‘How lucky are the dead.”

― Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker 

“He killed himself for wanting to live.”

― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief 

“By four o’clock, I’ve discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.”

― Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3: Year of the Bastard 

“Killing myself was a matter of such indifference to me that I felt like waiting for a moment when it would make some difference.”

― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Dream Of A Ridiculous Man 

“If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.”

― Clifford Odets 

“You might be looking for reasons but there are no reasons.”

― Nina LaCour, Hold Still 

“The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower.”

― Sylvia Plath 

“The literal meaning of life is whatever you’re doing that prevents you from killing yourself.”

― Albert Camus 

“I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.”

― Roger Zelazny, Frost & Fire 

“What’s the big fucking deal? Lots of amazing people have committed suicide, and they turned out alright.”

― Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls 

“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, Mouchette 

“I saw the world from the stars’ point of view, and it looked unbearably lonely.”

― Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants 

“Keep passing the open windows.”

― John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire 

“In the meantime, I could withdraw to my room, could hide and sleep as if I were dead”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation 

“The language of love letters is the same as suicide notes.”

― Courtney Love, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love 

“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, Orthodoxy 

“No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.”

― David Hume, Essays on Suicide and the Immortality of the Soul 

“Life’s greatest gift is the freedom it leaves you to step out of it whenever you choose.”

― André Breton, Anthology of Black Humor 

“I wonder if that’s how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out.

I don’t want it to win.”

― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes 

“A man devoid of hope and conscious of being so has ceased to belong to the future.”

― Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays 

“It would have been so pointless to kill himself that, even if he had wanted to, the pointlessness would have made him unable.”

― Franz Kafka, The Trial 

“The girls took into their own hands decisions better left to God. They became too powerful to live among us, too self-concerned, too visionary, too blind.”

― Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides 

“Put a gun to my head and paint the wall with my brains.”

― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club 

“To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape.”

― John Fowles, The Magus 

“If my Valentine you won’t be,

I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.”

― Ernest Hemingway, 88 Poems 

“I’m trying to let him know what I’m about to do.

I’m hoping he can save me, even though I realize he can’t.”

― Matthew Quick, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock 

“Can you do it? When the time comes? When the time comes there will be no time. Now is the time. Curse God and die.”

― Cormac McCarthy, The Road 

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

― Kay Redfield Jamison, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide 

“Dear Anyone Who Finds This, Do not blame the drugs.”

― Lynda Barry, Cruddy 

“For weeks Tyrone thought he was going to die any minute, and there were also times when he was afraid he wasnt going to die.”

― Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream 

“Women are constantly trying to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed.”

― W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence 

“It’s better to burn out than to fade away.”

― Kurt Cobain 

“There are a thousand thousand reasons to live this life, everyone of them sufficient”

― Marilynne Robinson 

“He could only consider me as the living corpse of a would-be suicide, a person dead to shame, an idiot ghost.”

― Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human 

“After all, suicide is contagious.”

― Suzanne Young, The Program 

“It is unfortunate for the gods that, unlike us, they cannot commit suicide.”

― Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Rashōmon and Seventeen Other Stories 

“One little Indian left all alone, he went out and hanged himself and then there were none.”

― Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None 

“It is good to be a cynic — it is better to be a contented cat — and it is best not to exist at all.”

― H.P. Lovecraft, Collected Essays 5: Philosophy, Autobiography and Miscellany 

“All the whispering, glaring, pointing and judging makes them no better than whoever or whatever it is they’re gossiping about.”

― Tiffany King 

“The instant that the blade tore open his flesh, the bright disk of the sun soared up and exploded behind his eyelids.”

― Yukio Mishima, Runaway Horses 

“And at the instant he knew, he ceased to know.”

― Jack London 

“Is today a good day to die?

Is today the day?

And if not today–when?”

― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places 

“To be or not to be. That’s not really a question.”

― Jean Luc Godard 

“Each time a breeze starts, I feel the air all the way through me.”

― Nina LaCour, Hold Still 

“Grief takes many forms, including the absence of grief.”

― Alison Bechdel 

“There is a certain right by which we many deprive a man of life, but none by which we may deprive him of death; this is mere cruelty.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits 

“Often it feels like I am breathing today only because a few years back I had no idea which nerve to cut…”

― Sanhita Baruah 

“He wipes tears off my face and then snot. He uses his hands. He loves me that much.”

― Nina LaCour, Hold Still 

“Maybe all you need to pull you back form the ledge is to know someone would miss you if you fell.”

― Leah Raeder, Black Iris 

“What if I just want to die?”

“Then I will be sad and disappointed that you cheated yourself out of your chance at existence. Not all of us have that opportunity, you know, to choose life.”

― Megan Bostic, Never Eighteen 

“Yes — or rather, it’s not so much that I want to die as that I’m tired of living.”

― Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Rashōmon and Seventeen Other Stories 

“The sun stopped shining for me is all.”

― Nina LaCour, Hold Still 

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

― Juliette Lewis 

“The fog is clearing; life is a matter of taste.”

― Frank Wedekind, Spring’s Awakening 

“There isn’t so much to be afraid of, out there. I can remember thinking it was funny to find that out, on the last night of my life; I’d spent the rest of it being afraid of everything.”

― Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down 

“How it’s so easy for her to not feel anything at all, to be just completely gone, to not be around to see how fucked up she’s made me. She got to disappear completely and I feel like I’m about to combust.”

― Nina LaCour, Hold Still 

“I could never kill myself. I approve of suicide if you have horrible health. Otherwise it’s the ultimate hissy fit.”

― John Waters 

“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 

“There was a moment in my life when I really wanted to kill myself. And there was one other moment when I was close to that. . . . But even in my most jaded times, I had some hope.”

“I knew that I had been partially right in the storeroom above the bar on Christmas Day.

Whoever I had become had to die.”

― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot 

“Once I tried to kill myself with a bungee cord. I kept almost dying.”

― Steven Wright 

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

― Mahatma Gandhi 

“Suicide isn’t really about death, though. It’s about change. Release.”

― Leah Raeder, Black Iris 

“I decided to find out how people at school might react if one of the students never came back.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why 

“I don’t want to hurt you or anybody so please forget about me. Just try. Find yourself a better friend.”

― Nina LaCour, Hold Still 

“I can feel the hurt. There’s something good about it. Mostly it makes me stop remembering.”

― Albert Borris, Crash Into Me 

“Let them think what they liked, but I didn’t mean to drown myself. I meant to swim till I sank — but that’s not the same thing.”

― Joseph Conrad, The Secret Sharer and other stories 

“During a warm winter rain … the basins of her collarbones collected water.”

― Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides 

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

― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor 

“The New York Daily News suggested that my biggest war crime was not killing myself like a gentleman. Presumably Hitler was a gentleman.”

― Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night 

“I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I’m afraid I’ll stutter.”

― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

“We who burrow in filth every day may be forgiven perhaps the one sin that ends all sins.”

― Vladimir Nabokov 

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

― Nietzsche 

“No man kills himself unless there is something wrong with his life.”

― Al Alvarez, The Savage God 

“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”

― Vincent Willem van Gogh 

“There is but one true philosophical problem and that is suicide.”

― Albert Camus 

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

― David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson 

“God forgive me everything!’ she said, feeling the impossibility of struggling…”

― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 

“It’s better to have a gay life of it than to commit suicide.”

― Vincent Willem van Gogh

Sometimes life can be unfair, but you don’t have to see suicide as a permanent solution to your challenges. The above suicide quotes and sayings will enlighten and encourage you to fight on. Any time you feel hopeless, you just need to read or remember some these quotes, and you will be inspired and encouraged to keep going. Remember you won’t have a second chance in life when you commit suicide.

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