SUICIDE; GREAT QUOTES

“To be, or not to be: that is the question:

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,

Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,

And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;

No more; and, by a sleep to say we end

The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks

That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;

To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub.”

― William ShakespeareHamlet

“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

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

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“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 StyronDarkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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

― Vincent van Gogh

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

― Albert Camus

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

― Mahatma Gandhi

“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 DostoyevskyThe Dream of a Ridiculous Man

“If my Valentine you won’t be,

I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.”

― Ernest Hemingway88 Poems

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