And so I leave this world, where the heart must either break or turn to lead.
~ Nicolas-Sebastien Chamfort, French writer, d. 1794
Frances and Courtney, I'll be at your altar. Please keep going Courtney, for
~~ Kurt Cobain, musician, d.
Last words as he jumped off the cruise ship "
~~ Hart Crane, poet, d.
To my friends: My work is done. Why wait?
~~ George Eastman, inventor, d.
Goodbye, my friend, goodbye
My love, you are in my heart.
It was preordained we should part
And be reunited by and by.
Goodbye: no handshake to endure.
Let's have no sadness -- furrowed brow.
There's nothing new in dying now
Though living is no newer.
Written in his own blood, and given to a friend the day before he hanged himself.
~~ Sergei Esenin, Russian poet, d.
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.
( As an advocate for the right-to-die, Gilman committed suicide on
Lets see if this will do it.
Accidental suicide as he shot himself with a blank-loaded pistol on the set of TV spy show "Cover Up." The concussion forced a chunk of his skull into his brain; he died six days later.
~~ Jon Erik Hexum, actor, d.
All fled--all done, so lift me on the pyre;
The feast is over, and the lamps expire.
~~ Robert E. Howard, writer, d.
And now, in keeping with Channel 40's policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you're about to see another first - an attempted suicide.
Shot herself during broadcast.
~~ Chris Chubbuck, newscaster, d.
Don't worry, it's not loaded.
Suicide playing Russian roulette.
~~ Terry Kath, rock musician, d.
They tried to get me - I got them first!
Suicide by drinking Lysol.
~~ Vachel Lindsay, poet, d.
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.
~~ Freddie Prinze, comedian, d.
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.
~~ George Sanders, British actor, d.
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.
Suicide note to her lover who left her.
~~ Sara Teasdale, poet, d. 1933
To Harald, may God forgive you and forgive me too but I prefer to take my life away and our baby's before I bring him with shame or killing him, Lupe.
~~ Lupe Velez, actress, d.
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.
I don't believe that people should take their own lives without deep and thoughtful reflection over a considerable period of time.
~~ Wendy O. Williams, punk rock performer, d.
I feel certain that I'm going mad again. I feel we can't go thru another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices
~~ Virginia Woolf, author, d.