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Suicide creates a monstrous emotional upsurge of shame and guilt. Everyone participates in feeling responsible and even shamed at knowing the suicidal candidate. If these feelings are not healed the vampire of suicidal death can strike again and again.

Linda Lee Landon

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Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn’t had an audience, and lines to speak?

Jean Genet

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

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Suicide is not a remedy.

James A. Garfield

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It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.

Emil Cioran

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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

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Soak up the views. Take in the bad weather and the good weather. You are not the storm.

Matt Haig

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There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.

Cyril Connolly

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The literal meaning of life is whatever you’re doing that prevents you from killing yourself.

Albert Camus

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If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.

Hayley Williams

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The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.

—Ernest Hemingway

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Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever.

-Rabbi Harold Kushner

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If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

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Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse, suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better.

Kat Calhoun

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Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.

Saint Frances de Sales

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If your heart is still beating, God Is not done with you yet.

Dillon Burroughs

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The pain passes, but the beauty remains.

Pierre August Renoir

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Hope is a necessity for a normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.

Karl A. Menninger

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The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.

Juliette Lewis

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There is a hero inside of you. You are the main character in an epic struggle between good and evil. Let’s travel to the dark places of grief together and climb out, where we can see the bigger picture.

Marie White