Talk:Suicide notes

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Can we get the whole Virginia Woolf quote in? Can't be that hard, right? Atrivedi 01:45, 5 June 2011 (UTC)


  • I wanted to do too much. Even though I live, I'm not really alive. I don't want anyone to be disappointed. It's nice having money … I wanted to make money.
  • Despair and depression,
    together they grow.
    Hope shall meet hopeless
    when there's nowhere to go.
    • Misao Fujimura, Japanese high school philosophy student, d. 1903.
  • When all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one.
    • Charlotte Perkins Gilman, writer, d. August 17, 1935.
  • All fled – all done, so lift me on the pyre;
    The feast is over, and the lamps expire.
    • Robert E. Howard, writer, d. June 11, 1936.
  • I am going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual. Call it Eternity.
  • Excuse all the blood.
    • Who: Per Yngve Ohlin, AKA Dead, ex-vocalist with black metal band Mayhem
    • Ohlin left this remark in his suicide note before cutting his wrists, then shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.
  • I must end it. There's no hope left. I'll be at peace. No one had anything to do with this. My decision totally.
  • To my friends and supporters to help them make sense of all these events that have happened so quickly: Certain human cultures have been waging war against the Earth for millennia. I chose to fight on the side of bears, mountain lions, skunks, bats, saguaros, cliff rose and all things wild. I am just the most recent casualty in that war. But tonight I have made a jail break – I am returning home, to the Earth, to the place of my origins. Bill, 12/21/05 (the winter solstice.)
    • Who: William C. Rodgers, American environmentalist
    • Note: Rodgers was arrested on December 7, 2005 by the FBI in Operation Backfire, being charged with ecoterrorist activities (Rodgers denied the allegations). He committed suicide in his cell using a plastic bag on December 21, 2005, the winter solstice.
  • Dear World, I am leaving you because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool – good luck.
  • Forgive me. I can no longer live with my nerves.
  • When I am dead, and over me bright April
    Shakes out her rain drenched hair,
    Tho you should lean above me broken hearted,
    I shall not care.
    For I shall have peace.
    As leafey trees are peaceful
    When rain bends down the bough.
    And I shall be more silent and cold hearted
    Than you are now.
    • Sara Teasdale (poet), addressing her lover, d. 1933.
  • No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun – for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax – This won't hurt.
    • Who: Hunter S. Thompson (1937–2005), suicide note entitled Football Season is Over
    • Hunter was actually speaking to his wife, Anita, on the telephone, with the word "Counselor" typed on his typewriter, when he shot himself. The above quote was written a week or so earlier.
  • The future is just old age and illness and pain … I must have peace and this is the only way.
    • James Whale, film director, d. May 29, 1957.
  • The act of taking my own life is not something I am doing without a lot of thought. I don't believe that people should take their own lives without deep and thoughtful reflection over a considerable period of time. I do believe strongly, however, that the right to do so is one of the most fundamental rights that anyone in a free society should have. For me much of the world makes no sense, but my feelings about what I am doing ring loud and clear to an inner ear and a place where there is no self, only calm. Love always, Wendy.
  • I feel certain that I'm going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices.