What I really felt like, though, was committing suicide. I felt like jumping out the window. I probably would’ve, too, if I’d been sure somebody’d cover me up as soon as I landed. I didn’t want a bunch of stupid rubbernecks looking at me when I was all gory.

J. D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye. Chapter 14. Holden is after being beaten by a pimp who comes banging on his hotel room door to demand full payment for the prostitute he hired but didn’t have sex with. While he doesn’t attempt suicide in the novel, Holden’s depressed state tends to lead him to suicidal thoughts.