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95 Suicide Quotes to help in Prevention

Suicide Quotes for Guidance, Prevention, ignite the inspiration to live the best life possible, and Quotes to understand the situation

Discussing suicide can be quite triggering for many people, but it is necessary to talk about it. Without addressing this topic, we cannot turn a blind eye to it. When someone decides to end their life, it does not happen overnight. Instead, it builds over time. Some people cannot cope with life’s stressors and eventually end up finishing their lives. It can very much be a case of an underlying mental illness.

Whatever the reason, we know that you can fight it and come out of this challenging phase of life as a strong individual. Please keep reading if you are struggling with something like this or want to help a loved one. World Health Organization has a detailed post on suicide. We have compiled these suicide prevention quotes for you to give life a chance.

Suicide Quotes for Guidance

1.) “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” – Phil Donahue

2.) “Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.”  Karl A. Menninger

3.) “Never never never give up.” – Winston Churchill

4.) “Suicide is not a blot on anyone’s name; it is a tragedy.”  Kay Redfield Jamison

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

6.) “Drunkenness is temporary suicide.” – Bertrand Russell

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

8.) “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” Maya Angelou

9.) “Suicide doesn’t solve your problems. It only makes them infinitely, un-countably worse.”  Sinead O’Connor

10.) We cut and kill flowers because we think they are beautiful. We cut and kill ourselves because we think we are not.”  Unknown

11.) “All things are difficult before they are easy.”  Thomas Fuller

12.) “Suicide is not an answer, it’s destruction.”  Al Green

13.) “Suicide leaves everyone feeling guilty.” – Robert Harris

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

15.) “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” — John Green

16.)  “One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.”  Jack Penn

17.) “If your heart is still beating, God is not done with you yet.”  Dillion Burroughs

18.) “Soak up the views. Take in the bad weather and the good weather. You are not the storm.” Matt Haig

19.)  “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Helen Keller

20.) Don’t forget who you are and where you came from. Don’t get too emotional over little things. Don’t. Quit until you win the grand prize.” Robert Randle

Suicide Quotes for Prevention

21.) “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

23.) “A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that’s what it’s for!”  Arthur Miller

24.) “A book is a suicide postponed.”  Emil Cioran

25.)  “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

26.) “When you feel like giving up, just remember the reason why you held on for so long.”
Hayley Williams

27.) “Suicide is not a remedy.”  James A. Garfield

28.)  “The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” – Voltaire 

29.) “You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.”  Shaun Hick

30.) “There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.” Cyril Connolly

31.) “Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse, suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better.” – Kat Calhoun

32.) “The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.” – Ernest Hemingway

33.)  “Life is short enough, there is nothing worth here to take your life, and those things we do gain can never be taken to our grave.”  Anthony Liccione

34.) “All suicides have the responsibility of fighting against the temptation of suicide. Every one of them knows very well in some corner of his soul that suicide, though a way out, is rather a mean and shabby one, and that it is nobler and finer to be conquered by life than to fall by one’s own hand.”  Hermann Hesse

35.) “When you are tempted to give up, your breakthrough is probably just around the corner.” Joyce Meyer

36.) “The suicide passes a judgment. Society does not care to examine the judgment, but in defense of itself as is, condemns the suicide.” – Robert E. Neale

37.) “This life. This night. Your story. Your hope. It matters. All of it matters.” Jamie Tworkowski

38.) “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

39.) “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

Suicide Quotes for Inspiration to live Life

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

41.) “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

42.) “When it is darkest, we can see the stars.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

43.) “Suicide is the last attempt of re-emergence of the will of life.” Lamine Pearlheart

44.) “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

45.) “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”  Christian D. Larson

46.) “You can’t see the future coming — not the terrors, for sure, but you also can’t see the wonders that are coming, the moments of light-soaked joy that await each of us.” – John Green

47.) “You can either be crushed by a horrific event and lose your sanity, your family and your life. Or, you can take this pain that was thrust upon you, to propel into greatness. You can make it through this. I know it’s hard.” Marie White

48.) “Sometimes the only cure for a bad day is to make a cup of tea, take a deep breath, and hope that tomorrow is better.” Dominee Calderon

49.) “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt

50.) “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

51.) “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”  Carlos Castaneda

52.) “For all the air that’s in your lungs For all the joy that is to come For all the things that you’re alive to feel Just let the pain remind you hearts can heal.” — Paramore

53.)  “Everybody goes through difficult times, but it is those who push through those difficult times who will eventually become successful in life. Don’t give up, because this too shall pass.”  Jeanette Coron

54.) “If you want to show me that you really love me, don’t say that you would die for me, instead stay alive for me.” – Unknown

55.) “These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.” –  Najwa Zebian

56.) “There is beauty in the journey, regardless of the outcome. Let’s grieve and hope and fight together.”  Marie White

57.) “Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Wake up, release your warrior and tell your demons, ‘Not today!” – Helen Edwards

58.) “It’s not about battling your past, but fighting for your future.” – Jazz Thornton

Suicide Quotes to Understand the Situation

59.) “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

60.) “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

61.) “Its so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself. That’s above and beyond everything else, and it’s not a mental complaint – it’s a physical thing, like it’s physically hard to open your mouth and make the words come out.”  Ned Vizzini

62.) “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

63.) “The person who completes suicide, dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand… why?” – Clark

64.) “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”  Harriet Beecher Stowe

65.) “Yeah, because you’ll really be showing them, won’t you. Talk about cutting up your wrists to spite your fate.”  Alexander Gordon Smith

66.) “I wonder if it will rain after we die. When you kill yourself, you don’t know what happens next, afterward.”  Albert Borris

67.) “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

68.) “Suicide creates a monstrous emotional upsurge of shame and guilt. Everyone participates in feeling responsible and even shamed at knowing the suicidal candidate.”  Linda Lee Landon

69.) “Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn’t had an audience, and lines to speak?”  Jean Genet

70.) “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

71.) “No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.” – Robert Byrne

72.) “In most cases, suicide is a solitary event and yet it has often far-reaching repercussions for many others. It is rather like throwing a stone into a pond; the ripples spread and spread.”  Alison Wertheimer

73.) “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

74.) “If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.”  Loretta Girzartis

75.)  “Suicide may be a choice, but not as much as it is expected when everything else fails.”  Mark Brightlife

76.) “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,

77.) “It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”
 John Steinbeck

78.) “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,

79.) “People, don’t commit suicide because they’re weak. They commit suicide because they have no reason to be strong.”  Cave Man

Suicide Quotes from Books

80.) “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, Its Kind of a Funny Story

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

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

83.) “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

84.) “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, How to Kill a Rock Star

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

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

87.) “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 Shrarer and other stories 

88.) “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

89.) “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

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

91.) “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

92.) “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

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

94.) “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

95.) “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

Suicide is not the Solution

Suicide does not solve problems, but it just starts a plethora of new ones. We know that sometimes fighting for yourself is tough, but it is necessary. It is easier to end your life and be done with all the life problems, but living is courageous.

Remember that your life is worth living. If you want help, then ask for it. Your friends and family will be willing to help you. Trust them. Trust yourself to fight for this beautiful life and make it till the end. Think about all the ways that life is worth living. Studies have shown that talking about suicide can be very beneficial because you want to address the problems. Make a list of all the prevention tips that you can get.

We hope these quotes help you and your loved ones to find peace in your life.

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