Middle class people, the bourgeoisie, they are also feeling frightened at the moment. Some fear losing their fortunes; some go bankrupt; some are thinking about suicide. They don't know if they will retain the beautiful house that they bought, or what will happen to the five family cars.
— Zygmunt Bauman
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
(God) gives the weak a weapon for self-defense that the strong, despite his military and nuclear arsenals, can do nothing against. There are clerics who condemn this and even say that these are suicide operations that are not allowed in Islam.
— Yusuf al-Qaradawi
What I wanted was to die among strangers, untroubled, beneath a cloudless sky. And yet my desire differed from the sentiments of that ancient Greek who wanted to die under the brilliant sun. What I wanted was some natural, spontaneous suicide. I wanted a death like that of a fox, not yet well versed in cunning, that walks carelessly along a mountain path and is shot by a hunter because of its own stupidity.
— Yukio Mishima
The only option for a pure idealist is to commit suicide.
— Wu Guoguang
Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide.
— Woodrow Wilson
Never murder a man when he's busy committing suicide.
— Woodrow Wilson
One of my friends committed suicide when I was in high school, and it's the most tragic thing anybody can go through.
— Winona Ryder
Society makes suicide so romantic. I mean, you watch these TV movies about teen suicide and you want to jump in front of a bus. Because your biggest fantasy is your own funeral. No one will admit to it, but it's true.
— Winona Ryder
The pain of depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne. The prevention of many suicides will continue to be hindered until there is a general awareness of the nature of this pain.
— William Styron
The statistics of suicide show that, for non-combatants at least, life is more interesting in war than in peace.
— William Ralph Inge
Men would not be so hasty to abandon the world either as monks or as suicides, did they but see the jewels of wisdom and faith which are scattered so plentifully along its paths; and lacking which no soul can come again from beyond the grave to gather.
— William Mountford
No cigar-smoker ever committed suicide.
— William Maginn
Worry is the most popular form of suicide. Worry impairs appetite, disturbs sleep, makes respiration irregular, spoils digestion, irritates disposition, warps character, weakens mind, stimulates disease, and saps bodily health. It is the real cause of death in thousands of instances where some other disease is named on the death certificate.
— William George Jordan
The perfect type of the man of action is the suicide.
— William Carlos Williams
Imitation can be commercial suicide.
— William Bernbach
Hitler gave us orders - and we believed in him. Then he commits suicide and leaves us to bear the guilt. He should have remained alive to bear his share.
— Wilhelm Keitel
Suicide is about life, being in fact the sincerest form of criticism life gets.
— Wilfrid Sheed
Books about suicide make lousy gifts.
— Wilfrid Sheed
ObamaCare is not a 'trainwreck,' it is a suicide attack. He wants to hurt us, to bring us to our knees, to capitulate, so we agree under duress to accept big government.
— Wayne Allyn Root
Unless democracy is to commit suicide by consenting to its own destruction, it will have to find some formidable answer to those who come to it saying: I demand from you in the name of your principles the rights which I shall deny to you later in the name of my principles.
— Walter Lippmann
Suicide attacks are the actions of losers who have nothing left to lose. In this case, Islam serves as a mask, a cover for desperation and nihilism, but not for religion.
— Walter Kasper
The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
— Walter Benjamin
If poets often commit suicide, it is not because their poems are bad but because they are good. Whoever heard of a bad poet committing suicide? The reader is only a little better off. The exhilaration of a good poem lasts twenty minutes, an hour at most. Unlike the scientist, the artist has reentry problems that are frequent and catastrophic.
— Walker Percy
They all think any minute I'm going to commit suicide. What a joke. The truth of course is the exact opposite: suicide is the only thing that keeps me alive. Whenever everything else fails, all I have to do is consider suicide and in two seconds I'm as cheerful as a nitwit. But if I could not kill myself - ah then, I would. I can do without nembutal or murder mysteries but not without suicide.
— Walker Percy
The bourgeoisie is many times stronger than we. To give it the weapon of freedom of the press is to ease the enemy's cause, to help the class enemy. We do not desire to end in suicide, so we will not do this.
— Vladimir Lenin
Suicide is a real threat to health.
— Virginia Bottomley
Unfortunately, catastrophes or scandalous disclosures always have to happen before humanity realises that it is only its own mistakes that have led it into misfortune. These are all the more difficult to rectify, because in the main they have been made by the authorities, who will not commit suicide themselves, but in order to save their own skins, they would rather that all Life should perish before they acknowledge their errors.
— Viktor Schauberger
I was sort of obsessed about corporate people committing suicide.
— Victoria Chang
Suicide is unspeakable, and to speak it is somehow to bring it into a human, imaginable sphere, even if only in the moment of speaking. The need to tell is both a need to tell oneself and a need to be heard.... Telling and being heard are the first steps toward reconnection.
— Victoria Alexander
Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse. Suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better.
— Vic Fuentes
It wasn't until '94 when I tried to commit suicide that I realized that it wasn't about the money.
— Vanilla Ice
Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.
— Vaclav Havel
Maybe if we can find time to hug and cherish our families and the people around us, child suicide or college suicide wouldn't be rampant.
— Uwem Akpan
It is manifestly idiotic to believe that Israel, with five million Jewish citizens and one million Arab citizens, will concede to the return of four million refugees. It will not happen. We can wish it, we can think it's just, that it's moral - it will not happen. No country commits suicide.
— Uri Avnery
I tell people, if you're thinking about suicide, all that stuff I've attempted and thought about it. If you think about it, life gets better. The key to life when it gets tough is to keep moving. Just keep moving.
— Tyler Perry
I know what good morals are,but you're supposed to disregard good morals when you're living in a crazy, bad world. If you're in hell, how can you live like an angel? You're surrounded by devils,trying to be an angel? That's like suicide.
— Tupac Shakur
So much pressure in this life of mine, I cry at times, I once contemplated suicide and woulda tried, but when I held that nine, all I could see was my mama's eyes, no one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble, not knowing it's hard to carry on when no one loves you.
— Tupac Shakur
You look like the type of people who would criticize a misspelling in a suicide note.
— Tucker Max
I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.
— Travis Barker