Farewell Sayings And Quotes


Farewell Sayings And Quotes

Need to say goodbye to someone? Try using these farewell sayings, quotes and verses.

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

“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

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

“Ye flowers that drop, forsaken by the spring,
Ye birds that, left by summer, cease to sing,
Ye trees that fade, when Autumn heats remove,
Say, is not absence death to those who love?”
Alexander Pope

“The return makes one love the farewell.”
– Alfred De Musset

“Gone – flitted away,
Taken the stars from the night and the sun
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart.”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

“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

“Death’s in the good-bye.”
– Anne Sexton

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

“Don’t keep holding on to something you have already let go of.”
– Ashlee

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

“There’s a kind of release And a kind of torment in every goodbye for every man.”
– C. Day Lewis

“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

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

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

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

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It’s the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here’s a happy one for you.”
– Dale Evans

“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

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

“A chord, stronger or weaker, is snapped asunder in every parting, and time’s busy fingers are not practiced in re-splicing broken ties. Meet again you may; will it be in the same way? With the same sympathies? With the same sentiments? Will the souls, hurrying on in diverse paths, unite once more, as if the interval had been a dream? Rarely, rarely!”
– Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

“But fate ordains that dearest friends must part.”
– Edward Young

“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

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

“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

“What shall I do with all the days and hours
That must be counted ere I see thy face?
How shall I charm the interval that lowers
Between this time and that sweet time of grace?”
– Frances Anne Kemble

“She went her unremembering way,
She went and left in me
The pang of all the partings gone,
And partings yet to be.”
– Francis Thompson

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

“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.”
– Frida Kahlo

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

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

“That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow.”
– George Eliot

“To die and part is a less evil; but to part and live, there, there is the torment.”
– George Lansdowne

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
– Gibran Kahlil Gibran

“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

“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

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