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)


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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Forgive me. I can no longer live with my nerves.
  • 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.
  • Dou o primeiro passo no caminho da eternidade, e saio da vida para entrar na história.
    • Translation: I take the first step in the path of eternity and I leave life to enter History.
    • Who: Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, Brazilian president, on his suicide note.