Farewell Sayings and Quotes

It’s hard to say goodbye, especially to those we care about. Don’t think of parting ways as the end, but rather the start to a new beginning or journey. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful farewell quotes.

Good-byes breed a sort of distaste for whomever you say good-bye to; this hurts, you feel, this must not happen again.     

Elizabeth Bowen

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

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.     


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

Khalil Gibran

Shake hands with today; it is here already. Bid farewell to yesterday; it's gone already. Never let yesterday's pain rob you of today's gains. Drive yourself positively!     

Israelmore Ayivor

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

Tryon Edwards

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

Robert Pollok

It's always difficult to say goodbye, especially when one has spent a long time—literally years, in the case of a series—inside a character or two, suffering and celebrating with them.     

Lilith Saintcrow

Farewell, they cried, 'Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey's end!' That is the polite thing to say among eagles.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

It's been an incredible ride. Mission accomplished. With that, I have to bid farewell. I'm the happiest person in the world right now. It's better than I ever thought it would be.     

Jerome Bettis

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

Not for everyone a darkest night is bid farewell by a bright sunrise.     

Saud khan

There should have been a better farewell. But in the end, there never is. And we take what meagre scraps we can find.     

Richard K. Morgan

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 good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.     

Charles M. Schulz

Forever, and forever, farewell, Cassius! If we do meet again, why, we shall smile; If not, why then this parting was well made.     

William Shakespeare

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

We need to say goodbye to the traditional methodologies of corporate universities.     

Marcus Buckingham

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

Helen Rowland

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

Nicholas Sparks

When I mount the scaffold at last these will be my farewell words to the sheriff: Say what you will against me when I am gone, but don't forget to add, in common justice, that I was never converted to anything.     

H. L. Mencken

Nothing hurts like a hostile farewell.     

Regina Jennings

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

Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan

We will put no impediment in your way and we will be at dockside bidding you a farewell as you set off into the sunset.     

Charles Lichenstein

Painful though parting be, I bow to you as I see you off to distant clouds.     

Emperor Saga

Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-by is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.     

John Steinbeck

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

Trey Parker

Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.     

Mason Cooley

If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.     

Paulo Coelho

Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings.     

Donald Cargill

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

Vera Lynn