Death Wish Quotes: There are many different types of death wishes, and some of them are much more unsettling than others. Here are 15 deeply unsettling quotes about death wishes you’ll want to read if you value your own existence, no matter how dark the subject matter may be.
Death is the great equalizer; it’s something we all experience, no matter what our life experiences may have been prior to death. As a result, we’ve probably all at some point felt like death would be better than what we’re going through in our lives, even if it’s just for a fleeting moment. That feeling has inspired some truly horrifying quotations about death, which you can read and reread below if you dare.
Deep down we all want to kill ourselves and everything around us, and here are some quotes about that dark desire to bring everything down with us into the grave. From famous people such as Mark Twain and Kurt Cobain, to anonymous Reddit users and fictional characters like Taylor Swift’s nemesis in Blank Space, these quotes about deep death wishes from celebrities, politicians, writers, artists, and more will make you question everything you thought you knew about life, the universe and yourself.
Death Wish Quotes
I’m here if you need me.
Roses are red; sorry you’re blue!
I’m so sorry you’re going through this.
Deepest sympathies. I am so sorry for your loss.
Sending you positive thoughts and lots of prayers.
Lean on me; I’m happy to be on your shoulder to cry on.
Wishing you all the peace and comfort possible.
Warm thoughts for you on these chilly, lonely nights.
When you are ready, I am here for you.
You’re in my thoughts. Let me know if I can help with anything.
There are no words to convey how terrible this is. You are in my prayers.
Sending you all the good vibes I can.
I’m available for grocery deliveries, kid pickups, babysitting, making dinner—whatever you need.
There’s no wrong way to grieve. You’re doing it beautifully, although I hate that you have to do it.
I’m praying every day for your comfort and for you to be able to find joy again. I love you.
Please know that however you’re feeling right now—sad, numb, guilty, tired, angry—it’s normal. There’s no right way to feel. I love you and am so sad that you’re going through this.
I want to be present for you, but I don’t know how. Please know that I’m thinking of you and praying for you, and if there’s anything else I can do, don’t hesitate to let me know.
I usually get up at the crack of dawn to go for my run—if you’re overcome by grief and want to talk about it one of these mornings, please know that you can call me, even if the sun’s not up yet! I know that grief doesn’t wait for “business hours.”
You know that I’m always up until at least midnight—please know that you can give me a call if you need to talk to someone, even if it’s super late. And if you don’t want to talk and just want to know there’s another person on the other end of the line, that’s okay, too.
Famous Death Wish Quotes
“Grief is the price we pay for love.” — Queen Elizabeth II
“It is not the length of life, but depth of life.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Grief when it comes, it is nothing like we expect it to be.” — Joan Didion
Our hearts are breaking for you; we hate that you’re going through this.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Please don’t hesitate to call me if I can help with anything.
Thinking of you and hoping there is sunshine in your life soon.
I’m just a phone call or a text away. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
The sky is so gray for you right now; I hope the clouds part soon.
Life has given you lemons. I’ll give you vodka. Let’s get drinks soon.
“Unable are the Loved to die/ For Love is Immortality.” — Emily Dickinson, Poem 809
“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.” — Elizabeth Berg
“There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” — Dante Alighieri
“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” — Gandhi Mahatma
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” — Helen Keller
“Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.” — Mother Teresa
“End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The gray rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
“Death? Be as proud as you want: bore me later, because Love is sovereign here. Life never ends. Joy comes in the morning. Glory Hallelujah. And let it be so.” — Anne Lamott
“When we are learning the world, we know things we cannot say how we know. When we are relearning the world in the aftermath of a loss, we feel things we had almost forgotten, old things, beneath the seat of reason.” — Meghan O’Rourke
“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, or end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.” — Gilda Radner
Death Wish Quotes 2023
May his/her soul rest in peace. My heart breaks thinking he/she is gone.
I would do anything to bring him/her back. My heart is broken by his/her loss.
She was my entire world. I would trade my life for her. Farewell, my love.
You mean so much to me, and I hope you know. Rest in peace, my dear.
No amount of time can heal my grieving heart. Hope you are sleeping in peace.
I still can’t believe that you are gone. I miss you so much, and I’ll miss you forever. Rest in peace!
I know my tears won’t bring you back, but I can’t stop shedding them. Hope you are resting in peace.
I cannot believe I won’t be listening to his/her voice ever again. May he/she rest in peace
I really wish it was a dream. I hope I will wake up sometime later and find you sitting beside me and smiling. I want you to wake me up from this nightmare.
You had a pure heart and a beautiful mind. Today I have lost the person I loved most in this world. You were a treasure to me. Rest in peace!
I would trade anything from my life to bring you back again. But some things in life are one-way. You can never rewind them back. Rest in peace, my love.
Today as you are gone, I feel like I have lost my smile forever. I don’t know how my life will be without you. I will miss you forever! Rest in peace!
You gave me the truest form of love, care, and affection. I hope as you join god up in the sky, he accepts you with the same love, care and affection.
I don’t want to cry because I know you can see me still. You never wanted to see me crying. All I want to say is that I love you. Death can never erase you from my heart!
Today I lost you, the person I loved most in this world. I will hold onto your memories until my last breath. RIP!
For the first time, it feels like life has betrayed me. It has taken away the person I cared for most. I can never forget your memories. RIP!
I found my soulmate in you. There was never a person nor will there ever be anyone who can take your place in my heart. Rest in peace dear!
A Man With a Death Wish Quotes
Our own death wish is our only real tragedy. – Mario Puzo
You’ve got a death wish, Truant?’ Which was the thing that scared me. ‘Cause maybe I did. – Mark Z. Danielewski
Hatred is a death wish for the hated, not a life wish for anything else. – Audre Lorde
Are you aware that rushing toward a goal is a sublimated death wish? It’s no coincidence we call them ‘deadlines. – Tom Robbins
The giant superstars are people whose talent is so enormous that their death wish can’t destroy it. – Bob Newhart
Revolutionary suicide does not mean that I and my comrades have a death wish; it means just the opposite. – Huey Newton
She was like John Rambo meets Polly Pocket; Dakota Fanning crossed with Death Wish 4. – Mark Millar
What?” I ask. “I’m developing a theory.” “And it is?” She picks up her hamburger, grins, and says, “That you have a death wish. – Veronica Roth
What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy. – Mario Puzo
Do you have a death wish?” he asked. Will grinned at him. I’m just relying on your judgment,” he replied. “I can’t keep track of everything in my head. – John Flanagan
Sad Death Wish Quotes
However, some things must be said, and there are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I think we probably have a racial death wish. We don’t understand anything about where we live, and we don’t want to. – Bill Mollison
As Spengler observed, all urbanized societies seem to develop a subconscious death wish, making individuals indifferent to the survival of their families and their race. – Revilo P. Oliver
My adolescence progressed normally: enough misery to keep the death wish my usual state, an occasional high to keep me from actually taking the gas-pipe. – Faye Moskowitz
I know I’ve got a death wish. I’ve never enjoyed my life, I’ve never liked people. I love the mountains because they are the negation of life, indestructible, inhuman, untouchable, indifferent, as I want to be. – Anna Kavan
Since the death instinct exists in the heart of everything that lives, since we suffer from trying to repress it, since everything that lives longs for rest, let us unfasten the ties that bind us to life, let us cultivate our death wish, let us develop it, water it like a plant, let it grow unhindered. Suffering and fear are born from the repression of the death wish. – Eugene Ionesco
There is a thing called the death wish, a literal thing. It doesn’t mean you want to die. It just means however we’re built, as we get into these years, some inner part of you does begin to accept the fact that you’re heading towards the end, and there’s a peace that comes with that. – Frank Langella
To portray America over the past twenty years or so, I would think immediately of football, probably the Super Bowl in its sumptuous suggestion of a national death wish. – Don DeLillo
The liberals’ present furor over the CIA’s covert operations against al-Qaida suggests that they harbor a death wish not only for themselves but also for the whole country. – Bob Tyrrell
Long Deep Death Wish Quotes
This life in us; however low it flickers or fiercely burns, is still a divine flame which no man dare presumes to put out, be his motives never so humane and enlightened; To suppose otherwise is to countenance a death-wish; Either life is always and in all circumstances sacred, or intrinsically of no account; it is inconceivable that it should be in some cases the one, and in some cases. – Malcolm Muggeridge
Destroy everything. It’s all well and fine, but you’ve got to offer something in its place. Since I always have a point and purpose to what I do, thats why people accuse me of being calculated. It’s the way I am. I always know my next move. I could never conjure up a death wish, this is all I have is life. I don’t know what comes next, and frankly I’m in no rush to find out. I don’t believe in playing a martyr just for the sheer hell of it. And for something as childish as Rock ‘N’ Roll is not on. – John Lydon
Beggars can’t be choosers. We don’t have all the money in the world. So anyone who wants to be in the band and be broken – that’s their own death wish. – Cass McCombs
You should see some of the things people tweet me. There have been death wishes on my Twitter timeline. – Ashley Madekwe
It’s very contradictory for a man to teach about the murder in corporate capitalism, to isolate and expose the murderers behind it, to instruct that these madmen are completely without stops, are licentious, totally depraved — and then not make adequate preparations to defend himself from the madman’s attack. Either they don’t really believe their own spiel or they harbor some sort of subconscious death wish. – George Jackson
People ask me if I have some kind of death wish, to keep saying the things I do. The answer is no: I would like to keep living. However, some things must be said, and there are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice. – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The chief reason warfare is still with us is neither a secret death-wish of the human species, nor an irrepressible instinct of aggression, nor, finally and more plausibly, the serious economic and social dangers inherent in disarmament, but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in international affairs has yet appeared on the political scene. – Hannah Arendt
Deep Death Wish Quotes
The American public really does have a death wish for me. They want me to die. I’m not going to die. – Courtney Love
Johnny Ringo to me was just the best antagonist that I’ve ever played, because I played him as a guy who has a death wish and had done everything that he wanted in life. As far as he was concerned, a gun fight was about as exciting as it was going to get. – Michael Biehn
Jesus, you’ve got a death wish.” “Right now I have a bathroom-and-sleep-somewhere safe wish, kid. – Lilith Saintcrow
During the war, there were people wishing me death, wishing my son death, wishing my wife death in very graphic ways. In the past, I would go overseas and I would say, “Israel is like my family: we disagree, but we’re all brothers.” I can’t say that anymore, because life proves me wrong. – Etgar Keret
Is there a point to your latest irritation, Kish? (Sin) Had a sudden death wish. Felt the deep need to come up here and have you freeze me. (Kish). – Sherrilyn Kenyon
Oh, I’m sure we could talk them into letting us in for nothing,” Marco said. “Just tell them we’re animorphs.” “Tell them we’re what?” Rachel asked. “Idiot teenagers with a death wish,” Marco said. “Animorphs.” I tried the word out. It sounded okay. – Katherine Applegate
The mere mention of the Farakka Express, which jerks its way eastward each day from Delhi to Calcutta, is enough to throw even a seasoned traveler into fits of apoplexy. At a desert encampment on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, a hard-bitten adventurer had downed a peg of local fire-water then told me the tale. Farakka was a ghost train, he said, haunted by ghouls, Thuggees, and thieves. Only a passenger with a death wish would go anywhere near it. – Tahir Shah
I believe-and human psychologists, particularly psychoanalysts, should test this-that present-day civilized man suffers from insufficient discharge of their aggressive drive. It is more than probable that the evil effects of human aggressive drives, explained by Sigmund Freud as the result of a special death wish, simply derive from the fact that in prehistoric times intra-specific selection bred into man a measure of aggression drive for which in the social order today he finds no adequate outlet. – Konrad Lorenz
Death Wish Quotes in Islam
“Do not sit idle, for indeed death is seeking you.” – Hasan al Basri
“The world (dunya) is not the resting place, it is the testing place.” – Unknown
“The worst of our faults is our interest in other people’s faults.” – [Ali Ibn abi Talib (RA)]
“Verily, you only stand to glorify Allah, who is the receiver of souls.” – Musnad Ahhmad 6394
“Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.” – Abu Bakr Siddique
“The death of the heart is ignorance and the life of the heart are knowledge.” – Hazrat Imam Ghazali. A.R.
“A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret.” – (Ali ibn Abi Talib)
“All praise is for Allah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection.” – Hernul Muslim
“And this worldly life is nothing but diversion and amusement. And indeed, the home of the Hereafter.” – (Quran 29:64)
“The death of a loved one is a reminder to us. After all, life is a preparation for the day you will meet your Maker.” – Mufti Menk
“The Hellfire is your residence, wherein you will remain except as Allah wills. Verily, your Lord is wise and knowing.” – (Surat al-An’am 6:128)
“Every self will be tasting of death. And we will try you with evil and charity (or: good) for a temptation, and to us you will be returned.” – (Quran 21:35)
“Whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allah, Allah hates to meet him.” – (Sahih Muslim 157, Grade: Sahih)
Islamic Death Wish Quotes
“To the world, you may be a billionaire, a celebrity or an icon, but to the Angel of Death, you’re just another name on the list” – Dr Zakir Naik
“He is the One˺ Who created life and death in order to test which of you is best in deeds. And he is the Almighty, All-Forgiving.” – (Quran 67:2)
“When you see a funeral procession, stand up for it until it passes or the deceased is placed in the grave.” – (Sahih Bukhari 1245, Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi)
“I do not hesitate to do anything as I hesitate to take the soul of the believer, for he hates death and I hate to disappoint him.” – (Sahih Bukhari 6137, Grade: Sahih)
“O soul that are at rest! Return to your Lord, well-pleased (with him), well-pleasing (Him), So enter among My servants, And enter into My garden.” – (89:27-30)
“Verily Allah knows those among you who keep back (men) and those who say to their brethren, “Come along to us”, but come not to the fight except for just a little while.” – (Quran 31:18)
“Indeed, the death from which you flee – indeed, it will meet you. Then you will be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, and He will inform you about what you used to do.” (Quran 62:8)
“Allah causes you to live, then causes you to die; then He will assemble you for the Day of Resurrection, about which there is no doubt, but most of the people do not know.”- (Quran, 45:24-26)
“Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “If Allah wants to do good to somebody, he afflicts him with trials.” – (Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 70, Number 548)
“Death can come at any time, so in order to die as a Muslim, you must live at all times as a Muslim. There is no time for later.” – Dr Zakir Naik
“Let none of you wish for death. If he is righteous then he might increase his good deeds, and if he is sinful then he might repent.” – (Sahih Bukhari 6808, Grade: Sahih)
Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Remember frequently the thing that cuts off pleasures,” i.e. death.” – [at-Tirmidhi]