5 Quotes by Suicidal Writers that Blew My Mind

And the lessons I learned from them.

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I. Ernest Hemingway

“For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.”

“The secret of wisdom, power, and knowledge is humility.”
–Ernest Hemingway.


II. Virginia Woolf

“Life is a dream. ’Tis waking that kills us.”
–Virginia Woolf.


III. Yukio Mishima

“life served me a banquet full of heartaches when I was too young to read the menu.”

–Yukio Mishima.


IV. Sylvia Plath

“If you expect nothing from somebody, you are never disappointed.”
–Sylvia Plath.


V. Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson Daily routine

“No more games. No more bombs. No more walks. No more swimming. 67. That’s 17 years over 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Bored. I’m always grunting. That’s no fun, for anyone. 67. You’re getting greedy. Act like you’re your advanced age. Relax. This won’t hurt.”

–Hunter S. Thompson.


Alberto García (Malafama1981) is the author of the books "Incommensurable. El libro encantado" and "Desde dentro" (Published by Editorial Planeta).

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