A Quote by Ben Okri on suffering, edure, overcome, suicide, suicidal, love, and greatness

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.

Ben Okri

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on suicide, suicidal, risk, life, chances, despair, and creativity

Anyone desperate enough for suicide... should be desperate enough to go to creative extremes to solve problems: elope at midnight, stow away on the boat to New Zealand and start over, do what they always wanted to do but were afraid to try.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever, page 381-2

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A Quote by Adina Wrobleski on suicide, suicidal, and choice

(Is Suicide a Choice?)  No. Choice implies that a suicidal person can reasonably look at alternatives and select among them. If they could rationally choose, it would not be suicide. Suicide happens when all other alternatives are exhausted -- when no other choices are seen.

Adina Wrobleski

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A Quote by Michael Cunningham on suicide, suicidal, the hours, hope, and living life fullest

We live our lives, do whatever we do, and then we sleep. It's as simple and ordinary as that. A few jump out windows, or drown themselves, or take pills; more die by accident; and most of us are slowly devoured by some disease, or, if we're very fortunate, by time itself. There's just this for consolation: an hour here or there when our lives seem, against all odds & expectations, to burst open & give us everything we've ever imagined, though everyone but children (and perhaps even they) know these hours will inevitably be followed by others, far darker and more difficult. Still, we cherish the city, the morning, we hope, more than anything for more. Heaven only knows why we love it so...There she is with another hour before her.

Michael Cunningham

Source: The Hours

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A Quote by Jeffrey Eugenides on suicide and movie quote

What lingered after them was not life, but the most trivial list of mundane facts: a clock ticking on a wall, a room dim at noon, and the outrageousness of a human being thinking only of herself...  We began the impossible process of trying to forget them...  But we have never found an answer. It didn't matter in the end how old they were... but only that we had loved them... and that they hadn't heard us calling.  Still do not hear us calling them from out of those rooms... where they went to be alone for all time... and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together.

Jeffrey Eugenides

Source: "Virgin Suicides"

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on envy, ignorance, imitation, and suicide

Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on certainty, suicide, time, and words

Last Words in a Suicide note: 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 (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on brothers, camping, children, commitment, destruction, existence, family, fatherhood, hunger, life, losing, love, meaning, memory, motherhood, possessions, sister, suffering, suicide, talent, time, value, wives, and worth

Allport, Gordon W., in his preface to Man's Search for Meaning: "WHY DO YOU NOT COMMIT SUICIDE?" Dr. Frankl asks his patients. . . . in one life there is love for one's children to tie to; in another life, a talent to be used; in a third, perhaps only lingering memories worth preserving. . . . As a long-time prisoner in bestial concentration camps he [Viktor Frankl] found himself stripped to naked existence. His father, mother, brother, and his wife died in camps or were sent to gas ovens, so that, excepting for his sister, his entire family perished in these camps. How could he - every possession lost, every value destroyed, suffering from hunger, cold and brutality, hourly expecting extermination - how could he find life worth preserving?

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Preface by Gordon W. Allport to Man’s Search for Meaning, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1963, p. 127.

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A Quote by Vachell Lindsay on suicide


They tried to get me - I got them first! [Suicide.]

Vachell Lindsay (1879 - 1931)

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A Quote by unknown on commitment, depression, prosperity, and suicide

Prosperity always commits suicide; resurrection is born of depression.


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