49 Goodbye Quotes to Express an Emotional Farewell

Goodbye Quotes

If your colleague, friend or family member is leaving, use these meaningful goodbye quotes to say how you truly feel & show your heartfelt appreciation for them.

Goodbye Quotes

The two hardest things to say in life is hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.

“The two hardest things to say in life is hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.” – Moira Rogers

So long, see you around, but never a final goodbye.

“So long, see you around, but never a final goodbye.” – Fred Flagler

Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another anymore till at the right hand of Christ.

“Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another anymore till at the right hand of Christ.” – Donald Cargill

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” – Frederick Buechner

My world has changed, and so have I. I have learned to choose and I have learned to say goodbye.

“My world has changed, and so have I. I have learned to choose and I have learned to say goodbye.” – Pocahontas

Goodbyes are on of the hardest things about life. One way or another people were always leaving… Always moving on.

“Goodbyes are on of the hardest things about life. One way or another people were always leaving… Always moving on.” – Karen Kingsbury

There was something unfinished about not saying farewell, like a door left open in the chill night.

“There was something unfinished about not saying farewell, like a door left open in the chill night.” – Julie C. Dao

The pain of a hard goodbye is the heart’s tribute to the privilege to love.

“The pain of a hard goodbye is the heart’s tribute to the privilege to love.” – Beth Moore

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

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

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens

I’ve been in the same place for 10 years and having to say goodbye and clean out the locker is the toughest part.

“I’ve been in the same place for 10 years and having to say goodbye and clean out the locker is the toughest part.” – Roy Oswalt

Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.

“Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.” – Jonathan Harnisch

Goodbyes make you think. They make you realize what you’ve had, what you’ve lost, and what you’ve taken for granted.

“Goodbyes make you think. They make you realize what you’ve had, what you’ve lost, and what you’ve taken for granted.” – Ritu Ghatourey

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice, and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“Follow your dreams, work hard, practice, and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.” – Sasha Cohen

I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little.

“I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little.” – Cecelia Ahern

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go” – Oscar Wilde

Saying goodbye to the living was hard enough; saying goodbye to the dead was an impossible task.

“Saying goodbye to the living was hard enough; saying goodbye to the dead was an impossible task.” – Andrew Shaffer

Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.

“Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach

Seems like we always spend the best part of our time just saying goodbye.

“Seems like we always spend the best part of our time just saying goodbye.” – Elizabeth Taylor

Goodbyes—they often come in waves.

“Goodbyes—they often come in waves.” – Jarod Kintz

History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later.

“History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later.” – Eduardo Galeano

It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life, starts with goodbye.

“It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life, starts with goodbye.” – Carrie Underwood

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

“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

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

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

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

It’s so hard saying goodbye… it’s hard saying good bye to all the things that one has held dear for weeks, months, sometimes years.

“It’s so hard saying goodbye… it’s hard saying good bye to all the things that one has held dear for weeks, months, sometimes years.” – Saqib Saleem

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

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

Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.

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

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

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne

We’ll meet again, Don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, Some sunny day.

“We’ll meet again, Don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, Some sunny day.” – Vera Lynn

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” – Helen Keller

Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we’ve found each other. And maybe each time, we’ve been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.

“Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we’ve found each other. And maybe each time, we’ve been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.” – Nicholas Sparks

I thought I was stronger than a word, but I just discovered that having to say goodbye to you is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

“I thought I was stronger than a word, but I just discovered that having to say goodbye to you is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.” – Colleen Hoover

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

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

Love tends to end in a very painful goodbye.

“Love tends to end in a very painful goodbye.” – Taylor Swift

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

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

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Everyone struggles against despair, but it always wins in the end. It has to. It’s the thing that lets us say goodbye.

“Everyone struggles against despair, but it always wins in the end. It has to. It’s the thing that lets us say goodbye.” – Jeffrey Eugenides

I’ll see you in another life. When we are both cats.

“I’ll see you in another life. When we are both cats.” – Tom Cruise

Saying goodbye is the hardest solution to any problem. But sometimes, it’s the only choice we have.

“Saying goodbye is the hardest solution to any problem. But sometimes, it’s the only choice we have.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” – Rumi

This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you.

“This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you.” – Nicholas Sparks

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

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

You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.

“You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.” – Tom Petty

The finale of every year is a time to say goodbye to one year and welcome the coming of a new one. A blessed year may it be.

“The finale of every year is a time to say goodbye to one year and welcome the coming of a new one. A blessed year may it be.” – Kate Summers

The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again.

“The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again.” – Jimi Hendrix

To say goodbye is to die a little.

“To say goodbye is to die a little.” – Raymond Chandler

Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.

“Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.” – Charlie Brown

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” – Confucius

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