Quotations on Suicide

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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
(Keywords: Science, Power, Day, Existence, Mankind, May, Race, Suicide, World)

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
(Keywords: Saying, Suicide, Will)

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
(Keywords: Death, Cowardice, Suicide, Trouble)

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
(Keywords: Time, Conversation, Obsession, Suicide, Visit, Want, Years)

The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Life, Character, Feeling, Living, Suicide, Trouble, Worth)

Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
- Julie Burchill
(Keywords: Fame, Hollywood, Old, Suicide, Youth)

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.
- Robert Byrne
(Keywords: Reading, Suicide, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Extreme, Fate, Man, Measure, Philosophy, Suicide, Writing)

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
(Keywords: People, Cancer, Suicide, Talk, Want, Years)

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
(Keywords: Life, End, Suicide, Thinking)

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
(Keywords: Congress, Country, Respect, Suicide, Want)

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
(Keywords: Act, Causes, Suicide, Temperament)

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
(Keywords: Intelligence, Men, War, Thought, Ability, Man, Solution, Suicide, Weapons)

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
(Keywords: Civilization, Doubt, Population, Suicide, Tension)

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
(Keywords: Family, Health, Medical, Generations, Prevention, Problems, Relationships, Struggle, Suicide, Violence, Years)

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
(Keywords: Earth, Mind, Suicide, Talking, Will)

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
(Keywords: Age, Mother, Grave, Suicide, Waiting)

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
(Keywords: Death, Life, Blood, Forgetfulness, Living, Suicide, Worth, Yield)

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
(Keywords: Kids, Suicide, Want, Writing)

The woman poet must be either a sexless, reclusive eccentric, with nothing to say specifically to women, or a brilliant, tragic, tortured suicide.
- Marilyn Hacker
(Keywords: Women, Nothing, Suicide, Woman)

There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
- Ernest Hemingway
(Keywords: Love, Death, Wife, People, End, Man, Suicide, Years)

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
(Keywords: People, Hope, Being, Growing up, Suicide, World)

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
(Keywords: Time, Trust, Hope, Punishment, Suicide, Will)

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
(Keywords: God, Destruction, Suicide, World)

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
(Keywords: Perception, Career, Hollywood, Suicide, Want)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Actions, Contemplation, Forget, Opinion, Suicide, Words)

A world technology means either a world government or world suicide.
- Max Lerner
(Keywords: Government, Technology, Suicide, World)

Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide.
- Jack Nicholson
(Keywords: Poems, Suicide, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Abortion, Choice, Democracy, Pornography, Prostitution, State, Suicide, Thinking)

I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown.
- Ezra Pound
(Keywords: Thought, Suicide, Swine)

They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide...?
- Adrienne Rich
(Keywords: Death, Life, Famine, Order, Pain, Suicide, World)

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
(Keywords: People, Jazz, Suicide, Worry)

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
(Keywords: Conversation, Right, Suicide, Will, Words)

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
(Keywords: People, Care, Kids, Murder, Suicide, Trying)

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 the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Keywords: Life, Cowardice, Man, Nothing, Obvious, Suicide, World, Wrong)

Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.
- Harry S. Truman
(Keywords: Government, Men, Assassination, Being, Mind, Spirit, Suicide, Want)

We have many cases of men committing suicide rather than face their own individuality. I know of no case of a woman who committed suicide because she was gay.
- George Weinberg
(Keywords: Men, Gay, Individuality, Suicide, Woman)

The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that you aren't even left with the possibility of taking revenge or punishing anyone; the terrorist is killed along with his victims, his blood mixing with theirs.
- A. B. Yehoshua
(Keywords: Possibility, Blood, Revenge, Suicide, Victims)









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