77 Farewell Quotes To Move Through Tough Separation And Get Back To Life

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Goodbyes are never easy, especially when we are giving farewell to our dear near ones. During our journey of life, we tend to connect with many people at different stages and get attached to them. However, sometimes we also have to part ways with them and it becomes difficult. Those goodbyes which are never explained leave our hearts broken and create a void in our lives. In case you are going through such painful parting or want to tell your loved ones, how you much cherish them, have a look at these memorable farewell quotes.

Farewell Quotes:

1.“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie The Pooh

2.“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

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

4.“Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you Until we meet again!” – Unknown

5.“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.” – Unknown

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

7.“Good friends never say goodbye, they simply say – see you soon Buddy.” – Unknown

8.“I have to say goodbye to things in order to take on bigger things that I have always wanted to do.” – Mahershala Ali

9.“Friendship is not about whom you have known the longest or who cares the best it’s about who came & never left.” – Unknown

10.“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

11.“It is hard to say how certain stories just punch us in the heart and the brain at the same time at the end. I suppose that is what we are all looking for. But each story has its own valence, its own way of saying goodbye to you.” – T.C Boyle

12.“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

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

14.“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

15.“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

16.“A goodbye isn’t painful unless you’re never going to say hello again.” – Unknown

17.“That bitter word, which closed all earthly friendships and finished every feast of love farewell!” – Robert Pollok

18.“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

19.“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” – Ernie Harwell

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

21.“One day I may be meeting you and hearing how you’ve changed your life by saying, “Farewell to Fat.” – Richard Simmons

22.“for every goodbye, God also provides a hello” – Donna Gable Hatch

23.“A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach

24.“True friends don’t say good-bye, they just take extended leaves of absences from each other.” – Unknown

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

26.“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho

27.“Love me, even if it’s a lie. Leave me yet never say goodbye.” – Faraaz Kazi

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

29.“It feels right. But it is emotional. Saying goodbye to anything you have done that long is hard.” – Angela Ruggiero

30.“And the relationships that happen become so intense, deep, involved and complex and really hard to say goodbye to. The hardest part of the show is saying goodbye when it is all done. It really breaks you.” – Genevieve Gorder

31.“I’ll never see them again. I know that. And they know that. And knowing this, we say farewell.” – Haruki Murakami

32.“We laughed until we had to cry, we loved right down to our last goodbye, we were the best.” – St. Elmo’s Fire

33.“90% of men kiss their wife goodbye when they leave the house. 10% kiss their house goodbye when they leave the wife.” – Unknown

34.“But, reader, there is no comfort in the word “farewell,” even if you say it in French. “Farewell” is a word that,in any language, is full of sorrow. It is a word that promises absolutely nothing.” – Kate DiCamillo

35.“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” – J.M. Barrie

36.“Every goodbye always makes the next hello closer.” – Unknown

37.“When I am brave enough to say goodbye I will use the wings you gave me and away I will fly.” – Celia McMahon

38.“I wonder how you say goodbye to someone forever?” – Ann M. Martin

39.“When best friends say goodbye to each other, what they are really saying is ‘Hold that thought, I will be back soon’ So I will hold my thought until you return to hear the rest.” – Unknown

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

41.“I don’t know how you say good-bye to whom and what you love. I don’t know a painless way to do it, don’t know the words to capture a heart so full and a longing so intense.” – Laura Wiess

42.“Good-Bye is an easy word to say but try saying it to a friend. If I never knew you, I’d be safe, but half as real, never knowing I could feel.” – Pocahontas

43.“Since true friends never really say goodbye to each other, please treat this goodbye message as a mere formality and delete is as soon as you have read it.” – Unknown

44.“I have to go and say farewell to all the countries that I have been to, if I can. I am 73 now, it is taxing on me.” – Miriam Makeba

45.“When we adopt a dog or a pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason. They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.” – Bruce Cameron

46.“Goodbye doesn’t mean the end. It only means that I will return or see you some other time. Take the sky, for example, the sun tells the sky goodbye when it gets dark only to return the next day once it is bright.” – Frank Alile

47.“The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained.” – Unknown

48.“Goodbyes are meant for those who love with their eyes because for those who love with all of their heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” – Unknown

49.“Farewell is a beautiful and a soft word and yet it is a horrible and a heavy thing too!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

50.“There are no good-byes, where ever you’ll be, you’ll be in my heart.” – Ghandi

51.“As I stared into your eyes, you asked me why I was about to cry, it’s because I know you were going to say good-bye.” – Unknown

52.“I hope they understand that I’m not angry, I’m just saying… Sometimes goodbye is a second chance.” – Shinedown

53.“Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye” – Beyoncé Knowles

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

55.“I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye…” – Unknown

56.“Goodbye is the saddest word I ever heard, goodbye is the last time I will hold you near.” – Celine Dion

57.“The world will come to an end, as I say goodbye to my friend. But I know I’ll pull through this pain, because I know we’ll meet again. Goodbye.” – Unknown

58.“Hellos are simple but goodbyes are complicated.” – Unknown

59.“You cannot live a life of only hellos, you must get used to goodbyes as well because one thing is constant in life and that’s change and you must learn to live with it.” – Frank Alile

60.“Our last hug may feel warm but your absence will leave my heart shivering in a cold abyss. Goodbye.” – Unknown

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

62.“Somehow I know we’ll meet again. Not sure quite where and I don’t know just when. You’re in my heart, so until then it’s time for saying goodbye.” – Muppets

63.“I have become more comfortable as time has gone on with saying goodbye because. I have been having so many conversations about the cyclical nature of life. It just keeps going.” – Brie Larson

64.“Farewell to you now, my friend. Yes, I am sad. Yes, I will surely miss you. But I know that you are going to be happy wherever you go and that thought makes me happy too.” – Unknown

65.“Our friendship has taken me on a magical journey which will never come to an end. Even though you are going away, we will never stop being friends. Goodbye.” – Unknown

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

67.“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

68.“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

69.“Goodbye doesn’t mean forever. If it did, we ought to be saying ‘BadBye’.” – Unknown

70.“Say goodbye to all your troubles and worries today so you can say welcome to joy and life tomorrow.” – Myke Blaze

71.“I feel like I don’t need to say goodbye, I just have this feeling like I’ll see you again soon.” – Unknown

72.“I would have never said hello to you many years ago, if I knew that saying goodbye would be so traumatic. Bye buddy, I will miss you.” – Unknown

73.“Saying goodbye to someone’ Just means that there’s a hello waiting around the corner.” – unknown

74.“Just like how you don’t forget the tune when a song fades out and stops playing, I will never forget the priceless memories of our friendship even though you are going away. Goodbye.” – Unknown

75.“Goodbye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart is the memory and there you will always be.” – Unknown

76.“Our friendship was the oxygen that kept me alive. This goodbye is the vacuum that will suffocate me to death. Farewell.” – Unknown

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


Connection with our beloved friends or family or colleagues provides joy in our lives. When they leave, their separation leaves fond memories behind. It becomes our cherished treasure. If you want to make the parting memorable, pick up your favorite farewell quotes from above collection and let them know how much you are going to miss them.


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