60+ Best Suicidal Thoughts Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Suicidal ideation (or suicidal thoughts) is thinking about, considering, or planning suicide. It is not a diagnosis for the DSM-5, but is rather a symptom of many mental disorders. Inspirational suicidal thoughts quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Suicidal Thoughts Quotes

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 the most sincere form of self-criticism. – Unknown

Suicide does not mean there was no killer. – Unknown

Nine men in ten are would-be suicides. – Benjamin Franklin

There is but one true philosophical problem and that is suicide. – Albert Camus

Suicide is the punctuation mark at the end of many artistic careers. – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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

Love is the sweetest and slowest form of suicide… – Unknown

To be or not to be. That’s not really a question. – Jean-Luc Godard

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

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

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

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

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

People rarely bring flowers to a suicide. – Jennifer Niven

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

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

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

The walls of her room are screaming out loud all of the secrets that she’s held onto for all these years, every tear that broke her heart and slashed her wrist, and every memory that rips apart her soul. And to this day, she still cant breathe. – Unknown

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

Suicide is the role you write for yourself. You inhabit it and you enact it. All carefully staged – where they will find you and how they will find you. But one performance only. – Philip Roth

Death is life’s way of telling you you’re fired. Suicide is your way of telling life you quit. – Unknown

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

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

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

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

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 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

On average, since the urge to kill myself isn’t so strong that I actually kill myself, the world is worth living in. – Tao Lin

Gay teenagers are four times as likely to attempt suicide as straight ones. I wish they knew that there’s nothing wrong with them; that they are just a different shade of normal. – Jodi Picoult

Suicide is not a blot on anyone’s name; it is a tragedy. – Kay Redfield Jamison

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

Women are constantly trying to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed. – W. Somerset Maugham

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

All healthy men have thought of their own suicide. – Albert Camus

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

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

If my Valentine you won’t be,

I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree. – Ernest Hemingway

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

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

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

Drunkenness is temporary suicide. – Bertrand Russell

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

Cutting, and suicide, two very different symptoms of the same problem, are gaining on us. I personally don’t know a single person who doesn’t know at least two of these victims personally. – Pink

The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower. – Sylvia Plath

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

The language of love letters is the same as suicide notes. – Courtney Love

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

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

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