Suicide quotes can help during depression and times of sadness. We all have difficulties in our lives, but some people cannot cope with the challenges efficiently and decide to take their life. What makes someone commit such an act? What motivates a person to end his own life?
It has become a serious matter in societies. Development nations have formed regular suicide prevention hotlines in order to deal with his situation. Here we have curated suicidal and depression related quotes for an in-depth understanding of the matter.


“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, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

“I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.”
David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
Albert Camus – Suicide Quotes

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“A lot of you cared, just not enough.”
Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“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

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

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

“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

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“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

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

“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 – Suicide Quotes

“Killing oneself is, anyway, a misnomer. We don’t kill ourselves. We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive. When somebody dies after a long illness, people are apt to say, with a note of approval, “He fought so hard.” And they are inclined to think, about a suicide, that no fight was involved, that somebody simply gave up. This is quite wrong.”
Sally Brampton, Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

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

“It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?”
Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

“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 – Suicide 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, Girl, Interrupted

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

“It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.”
Emil M. Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

“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

“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

“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”
Mahatma Gandhi – Suicide Quotes

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

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“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.”
Gerard Way

“The parts of me that used to think I was different or smarter or whatever, almost made me die.”
David Foster Wallace – Suicide Quotes

“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

“My room is so quiet and empty it hurts.”
Nina LaCour, Hold Still

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

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“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

“A book is a suicide postponed.”
Emil M. Cioran

“They tell us that Suicide is the greatest piece of Cowardice… That Suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in this world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

“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 – Suicide Quotes

“No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun — for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax — This won’t hurt”
Hunter S. Thompson

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“Actually, it was only part of myself I wanted to kill: the part that wanted to kill herself, that dragged me into the suicide debate and made every window, kitchen implement, and subway station a rehearsal for tragedy.”
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

“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

“There used to be days that I thought I was okay, or at least that I was going to be. We’d be hanging out somewhere and everything would just fit right and I would think ‘it will be okay if it can just be like this forever’ but of course nothing can ever stay just how it is forever.”
Nina LaCour, Hold Still – Suicide Quotes

“I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

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“There are so many things that I want so badly to tell you but I just can’t.”
Nina LaCour, Hold Still

“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

“I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.”
Roger Zelazny, Frost & Fire

“It was easy enough to kill yourself in a fit of despair. It was easy enough to play the martyr. It was harder to do nothing. To endure your life. To wait.”
Erica Jong, Fear of Flying – Suicide Quotes

“People rarely bring flowers to a suicide.”
Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

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“You might be looking for reasons but there are no reasons.”
Nina LaCour, Hold Still

“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

“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

“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 Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

“Keep passing the open windows.”
John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire

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“The trouble about jumping was that if you didn’t pick the right number of storeys, you might still be alive when you hit bottom.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“The language of love letters is the same as suicide notes.”
Courtney Love, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love

“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.”
Shaun Hick – Sad Suicide Quotes

“And I want to tell you about everything but I can’t because I couldn’t stand for you to have that look on your face all the time. I just need you to look at me and think that I’m normal. I just really need that from you.”
Nina LaCour, Hold Still

“In the meantime, I could withdraw to my room, could hide and sleep as if I were dead.”
Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation

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“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

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

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

“Life’s greatest gift is the freedom it leaves you to step out of it whenever you choose.”
André Breton, Anthology of Black Humor

“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

“You were said to have died of suffering. But you died because you searched for happiness at the risk of finding the void.”
Edouard Levé

“People try to say suicide is the most cowardly act a man could ever commit. I don’t think that’s true at all. What’s cowardly is treating a man so badly that he wants to commit suicide.”
Tommy Tran

“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, Delirium

“I saw the world from the stars’ point of view, and it looked unbearably lonely.”
Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

“There are a thousand thousand reasons to live this life, everyone of them sufficient.”
Marilynne Robinson – Suicide Quotes

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

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

“After all, suicide is contagious.”
Suzanne Young, The Program

sad quotes about suicide
“A phenomenon that a number of people have noted while in deep depression is the sense of being accompanied by a second self — a wraithlike observer who, not sharing the dementia of his double, is able to watch with dispassionate curiosity as his companion struggles against the oncoming disaster, or decides to embrace it. There is a theatrical quality about all this, and during the next several days, as I went about stolidly preparing for extinction, I couldn’t shake off a sense of melodrama — a melodrama in which I, the victim-to-be of self-murder, was both the solitary actor and lone member of the audience.”
William Styron, Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

“When people are suicidal, their thinking is paralyzed, their options appear spare or nonexistent, their mood is despairing, and hopelessness permeates their entire mental domain. The future cannot be separated from the present, and the present is painful beyond solace. ‘This is my last experiment,’ wrote a young chemist in his suicide note. ‘If there is any eternal torment worse than mine I’ll have to be shown.”
Kay Redfield Jamison, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

“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 – Sad Suicide Quotes

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

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“We knew that Cecilia had killed herself because she was a misfit, because the beyond called to her, and we knew that her sisters, once abandoned, felt her calling from that place, too. ”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

“I’m going to kill myself. I should go to Paris and jump off the Eiffel Tower. I’ll be dead. you know, in fact, if I get the Concorde, I could be dead three hours earlier, which would be perfect. Or wait a minute. It — with the time change, I could be alive for six hours in New York but dead three hours in Paris. I could get things done, and I could also be dead.”
Woody Allen

“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

“Chronic anxiety is a state more undesirable than any other, and we will try almost any maneuver to eliminate it. Modern man is living in anxious anticipation of destruction. Such anxiety can be easily eliminated by self-destruction. As a German saying puts it: ‘Better an end with terror than a terror without end.”
Robert E. Neale, The Art of Dying

“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

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“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

“Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.”
Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants – Suicide Quotes

“Put a gun to my head and paint the wall with my brains.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Women are constantly trying to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

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“How unhappy does one have to be before living seems worse than dying?”
Deborah Curtis, Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis and Joy Division

“I want him to live if HE wants to live. If he doesn’t, then by forcing him to carry on, you, me….. we become just another shitty bunch of people taking away his choices.”
Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

“One little Indian left all alone, he went out and hanged himself and then there were none.”
Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

“For weeks Tyrone thought he was going to die any minute, and there were also times when he was afraid he wasn’t going to die.”
Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream

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

“I wish I could draw you how I see you. I’d draw a boy with the most magnetic smile, and the kindest hands, and eyes that are gloomy, but can sometimes be bright. I’d draw a boy who deserves to see the ocean.”
Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

“He was fucking sad. That’s it. That’s the point. He knows life is never going to get any different for him. That there’s no fixing him. It’s always going to be the same monotonous depressing bullshit. Boring, sad, boring, sad. He just wants it to be over.”
? Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

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

“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

“Each way to suicide is its own: intensely private, unknowable, and terrible. Suicide will have seemed to its perpetrator the last and best of bad possibilities, and any attempt by the living to chart this final terrain of life can be only a sketch, maddeningly incomplete. ”
Kay Redfield Jamison, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

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

“Any way I slice reality it comes out poorly, and I feel an urge to not exist, something I have never felt before; and now here it comes with conviction, almost panic. I mentally bless and exonerate anyone who has kicked a chair out from beneath her or swallowed opium in large chunks. My mind has met their environment, here in the void. I understand perfectly.”
Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

“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

“He killed himself for wanting to live.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“On the morning the last Lisbon daughter took her turn at suicide—it was Mary this time, and sleeping pills, like Therese—the two paramedics arrived at the house knowing exactly where the knife drawer was, and the gas oven, and the beam in the basement from which it was possible to tie a rope.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

“You did not fear death. You stepped in its path, but without really desiring it: how can one desire something one doesn’t know? You didn’t deny life but affirmed your taste for the unknown, betting that if something existed on the other side, it would be better than here.”
Edouard Levé, Suicide

“I don’t mind pointing out some of the failings of old age, because we are all headed in that direction, unless of course we take our own lives before we become a burden. I’m not advocating suicide, oh wait, I guess I am.”
Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

“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

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