Goodbye Quotes

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A death from a long illness is very different from a sudden death. It gives you time to say goodbye and time to adjust to the idea that the beloved will not be with you anymore.
Meghan O’Rourke

A goodbye isn’t painful unless you’re never going to say hello again.
Unknown Author

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.
Helen Rowland

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
William Cowper

Adieu! I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave.
William Shakespeare

As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence.
Alcibiades

As the presence of those we love is as a double life, so absence, in its anxious longing and sense of vacancy, is as a foretaste of death.
Anna Brownell Jameson

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.
Garrison Keillor

Being strong sometimes means being able to let go.
Unknown Author

But fate ordains that dearest friends must part.
Edward Young

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?
Richard Bach

Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
Ovid

Death’s in the goodbye.
Anne Sexton

Distance of time and place generally cure what they seem to aggravate; and taking leave of our friends resembles taking leave of the world, of which it has been said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
Henry Fielding

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.
Richard Bach

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Khalil Gibran

Every goodbye makes the next hello closer.
Unknown Author

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Tryon Edwards

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Farewell! For in that word that fatal word however We promise, hope, believe there breathes despair.
Lord Byron

Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.
William Shakespeare

Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and heavy in my veins.
R. M. Grenon

Goodbye, proud world! I’m going home; Thou art not my friend, and I’m not thine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end. It simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.
Unknown Author

Goodbyes breed a sort of distaste for whomever you say goodbye to; this hurts, you feel, this must not happen again.
Elizabeth Bowen

Goodbyes, they often come in waves.
Jarod Kintz

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
Lazarus Long

Here lies my past, Goodbye I have kissed it; Thank you kids, I wouldn’t have missed it.
Ogden Nash

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Thomas Meehan

I can tell by your tears that you will remember it all.
Unknown Author

I really don’t want to say goodbye to any of you people.
Christa McAuliffe

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, and 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.
Gilda Radner

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.
Claudia Gandhi

If you’re brave to say ‘Goodbye’, life will reward you with a ‘Hello’.
Paulo Coelho

I’m torn between what was and what could be.
Unknown Author

In the hope to meet Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.
Ben Jonson

It feels right. But it’s emotional. Saying goodbye to anything you’ve done that long is hard.
Angela Ruggiero

It is the end of something simple and the beginning of everything else.
Unknown Author

It’s all said and done, it’s real, and it’s been fun.
Unknown Author

It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse.
Yann Martel

It’s not the goodbyes that hurt, but the flashbacks that follow.
Unknown Author

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right, I hope you had the time of your life.
Unknown Author

It’s the emptiest and yet the fullest of all human messages: ‘Goodbye’.
Kurt Vonnegut

I’ve got seven kids. The three words you hear most around my house are ‘hello,’ ‘goodbye,’ and I’m pregnant.
Dean Martin

Life wouldn’t be the same without you and all the memories you have given me.
Unknown Author

Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.
Kay Knudsen

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.
John Dryden

Man’s feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell.
Jean Paul Richter

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
Irish Blessing

May you have warm words on a cool evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.
Irish Toast

Missing someone gets easier every day because even though it’s one day further from the last time you saw each other, it’s one day closer to the next time you will.
Unknown Author

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
Jean Paul Richter

Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.
J. M. Barrie

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.
Robert Southey

Not to understand a treasure’s worth till time has stole away the slighted good, is cause of half the poverty we feel, and makes the world the wilderness it is.
William Cowper

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
Henry David Thoreau

Oftentimes we say goodbye to the person we love without wanting to. Though that doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped loving them or we’ve stopped to car. Sometimes goodbye is just a painful way to say ‘I love you.’
Unknown Author

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
George Eliot

Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell.
Emily Dickinson

Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.
Unknown Author

Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.
A. A. Milne

Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.
Trey Parker

Saying goodbye isn’t the hard part, it’s what we leave behind that’s tough.
Unknown Author

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
Flavia Weedn

Sometimes you have to let go of the one you love to find out if there is really something there.
Unknown Author

Sometimes you just have to hold your head high, try not to cry, and say goodbye.
Unknown Author

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
Washington Irving

That bitter word, which closed all earthly friendships and finished every feast of love farewell!
Robert Pollok

That money talks I’ll not deny, I heard it once, it said ‘Goodbye’.
Richard Armour

The best things said come last. People will talk for hours saying nothing much and then linger at the door with words that come with a rush from the heart.
Alan Alda

The Duke of Edinburgh has perfected the art of saying hello and goodbye in the same handshake.
Jennie Bond

The good side of goodbye is: I can start a new beginning and create a new better ending.
Unknown Author

The joy of meeting pays the pangs of absence; else who could bear it?
Nicholas Rowe

The loss of a friend is like that of a limb. Time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.
Unknown Author

The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never explained.
Unknown Author

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.
Nicholas Sparks

The return makes one love the farewell.
Alfred De Musset

The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
Jimi Hendrix

The two hardest things to say in life are ‘Hello’ for the first time and ‘Goodbye’ for the last.
Unknown Author

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
Ivy Baker Priest

There are no goodbyes, where ever we are, you’ll always be in my heart.
Unknown Author

There is no material that is harder than saying goodbye.
Unknown Author

There was no question of generation change or saying goodbye to the past or modernizing sloganising.
Geoffrey Howe

There’s a kind of release And a kind of torment in every goodbye for every man.
Cecil Day-Lewis

There’s no love without tears, there’s no happiness without sacrifice, and there’s no forever without goodbye.
Marquesia White

This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go.
Hussein Nishah

To die and part is a less evil; but to part and live, there, there is the torment.
George Granville

True goodbyes are the ones never said or explained.
Unknown Author

Unless one says goodbye to what one loves and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself.
Jean Dubuffet

Until this moment, I never understood how hard it was to lose something you never had.
Unknown Author

We laughed until we had to cry; we loved right down to our last goodbye; we were the best.
St. Elmo’s Fire

We only part to meet again.
John Gay

When someone leaves you, let them go, and know that it doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. It just means that their part in the story of your life is over. Your story goes on.
Unknown Author

Where is the ‘good’ in goodbye?
Unknown Author

Why are the words goodbye, I’m sorry and I love you, so easily pronounced, but so hard to say?
Unknown Author

Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say goodbye. I hate goodbyes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.
Charles M. Schulz

Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?
Unknown Author

You get used to someone – start to like them, even – and they leave. In the end, everyone leaves.
Rachel Ward

You know that you are in love when the hardest thing to do is say goodbye!
Unknown Author

You never leave someone behind, you take a part of them with you and leave a part of yourself behind.
Unknown Author