Quotes: suicide

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  • Hans Selye
    Hans Selye
    Hungarian-Canadian endocrinologist and scientist 1907-1982
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    Mental tensions, frustrations, insecurity, aimlessness are among the most damaging stressors, and psychosomatic studies have shown how often they cause migraine headache, peptic ulcers, heart attacks, hypertension, mental disease, suicide, or just hopeless unhappiness.
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    Elwyn Brooks White
    American writer 1899-1985
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    A candidate could easily commit political suicide if he were to come up with an unconventional thought during a presidential tour.
  • A large part of the problem, is that young people are being born into the world and growing up without much hope. And so, they become murderers, they become suicide bombers.
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
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    A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that's what it's for!
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    Baby this town rips the bones from your back It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap We gotta get out while we're young 'Cause tramps like us, baby, we were born to run.
    Source: Born to Run (1974)
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Campus speech codes, that folly of the navel-gazing left, have increased the appeal of the right. Ideas must confront ideas. When hurt feelings and bruised egos are more important than the unfettered life of the mind, the universities have committed suicide.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
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    Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
  • Emile Durkheim
    Emile Durkheim
    French Sociologist 1858-1917
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    Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.
  • Julie Burchill
    Julie Burchill
    British journalist, writer
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    Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
  • History is not a suicide note, it is a record of our survival.
  • Erma Bombeck
    Erma Bombeck
    American writer 1927-
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    Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It's literary suicide.
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