Right To Die Quotes

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“There is a certain right by which we many deprive a man of life, but none by which we may deprive him of death; this is mere cruelty.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits

“I'm not afraid of being dead. I'm just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there.”
Pamela Bone

Charles Bukowski
“Why does a man destroy himself or what destroys him? I would have to judge that suicide is mostly the tool of the thinking man. The right to suicide should be the same as the right to love.”
Charles Bukowski, Absence of the Hero

Beverly Rycroft
“This is what I find so strange: we are not necessarily kind to animals. We use them, we eat them. But we don’t like them to suffer. Yet humans must. They have to wait for the great Vet himself to decide how long their anguish must last and how deep it must reach. And He has, as far as I can see, a habit of waiting a long, long time before deciding to end their misery.”
Beverly Rycroft, A Slim Green Silence

“The right to die with dignity is a fundamental universal right of all living creatures.”
Tripsy South

Iris Murdoch
“One can't stop people from killing themselves if they're determined to. It may even be wrong to do so.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

Derek Humphry
“Self-destruction of a physically fit person is always a tragic waste of life and hurtful to survivors, but life is a personal responsibility. We must each decide for ourselves.”
Derek Humphry, Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-deliverance & Assisted Suicide for the Dying

Derek Humphry
“That fall it was the most talked about book in America, because the pundits could not fathom why a book giving guidance on suicide could be in such huge demand. What, they asked, had happened to America?
 
The simple answer was perhaps contained in my response on ABC-TV’s Nightline program when Barbara Walters asked me: 'Why is it a best-seller, Mr. Humphry?' My reply was: 'Because everybody dies, and nearly every person wonders, however privately, what form that death will take. They’re looking to Final Exit for options.”
Derek Humphry, Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-deliverance & Assisted Suicide for the Dying