"Those who commit suicide have a pathological attraction for death, which they try to resist consciously but which they cannot totally suppress. Life in them is so unbalanced that no rational argument can set it right. There are no rational suicides, following to a logical conclusion a meditation on nothingness and the futility of life. To meditate on death and on similar dangerous topics is to deal life a mortal blow, for the mind contemplating so many agonising questions must already have been wounded. No one commits suicide for external reasons, only because of inner disequilibrium. To be obsessed with suicide there must be such inner agony that all self-imposed barriers break and nothing is left but a catastrophic dizziness, a strange and powerful whirlwind. Essential to suicide is the belief that you can no longer live, not because of a whim, but because of a terrifying inner tragedy."

Emil Cioran