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100 Best Saying Goodbye Quotes

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Are you looking for the best saying goodbye quotes? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled the best quotes on saying goodbye, including short quotes for saying goodbye, quotes about saying goodbye to someone you love, meaningful quotes to say goodbye, goodbye quotes for lovers, saying goodbye quotes for friends, saying farewell quotes, sayings to say goodbye, I miss you quotes and thinking of you quotes.

Whether it’s to a loved one, a friend or a job you loved, these quotes will help you get through the tough times.

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Saying Goodbye Quotes

Check out these great saying goodbye quotes. Avid travellers might also want to check out how to say goodbye in different languages around the world.

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

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

“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

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

If you like this quote, head to our list of Moving On Quotes for more.

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

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

Hiker on rock with saying goodbye quotes by Gandi

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

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

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

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

“Two of the greatest predictors of success are the ability to say hello and the ability to say goodbye.” ― Robert J. Braathe

“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

“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

“I don’t care if it’s a sad good-bye or a bad good-bye, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it. If you don’t you feel even worse.” ― J.D. Salinger

“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

“I wonder how People say goodbye to someone forever ?” Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.  ― Ovid

“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

“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

Short Quotes for Saying Goodbye

Take a look at these short quotes for saying goodbye. You might also want to check out our list of Best Short Quotes.

“Saying goodbye is very emotional.” ― Lukas Podolski

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

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

“It was hard saying goodbye to that oblivion they call childhood.” ― Saqib Saleem

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

“There’s nothing good about goodnight when it means goodbye.” ― Jeff Thomas

“I think that you’re supposed to know when it’s time to say goodbye.” ― Judy Sheindlin

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

“Saying goodbye to close ones is always the hardest.” ― Edin Dzeko

Person looking at foggy coastline with short quotes for saying goodbye by Dzeko

“The easiest way to find out how you feel about someone. Say goodbye.” ― Phil Knight

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

“I’ll kiss the game goodbye when I no longer have the passion and love for it.” ― Jadakiss

“When I go to a party, nobody says hello. But when I leave, everybody says goodbye.” ― George Gobel

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

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

“I loved ‘Goodbye to Language’.” ― Richard Linklater

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

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

Quotes About Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love

May these quotes about saying goodbye to someone you love help you as you bid goodbye to a loved one.

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

“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

“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

“Goodbye too painful a word to utter, we part in silence.” ― Melanie A. Smith

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

“I guess that’s part of growing up, too—saying good-bye to the things you used to love.” ― Jenny Han

Hot air balloons at sunrise with quotes about saying goodbye to someone you love by Jenny Han

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

“I say good-bye to hope, but I also say goodbye to hope’s disappointment.” ― David Levithan

“The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.” ― Wendy Wunder

“Love them like you’ve come to the hospital to see them and this is the last time before they say goodbye.” ― Nitya Prakash

“No matter what we do or how hard we try to stop, everything flies. One day our life too will leave us without saying goodbye.” ― Bhuwan Thapaliya

“I didn’t think saying good-bye would be so hard. And with everything that’s to come – We’ll face it together. To whatever end.” ― Sarah J. Maas

“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 and an eventual extinction.” ― Jean Dubuffet

“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

“The body is the one thing you have to say goodbye to. You can hold on to your memories. You can hold on to the spirit. That’s part of the package that you love and the part that comforts you.” ― Taya Kyle

“The idea of forever is kind of ridiculous, which is unfortunate because it’s kind of a nice thing to say, you know. I think it softens the blow of mortality and having to say goodbye to everything you know and everyone you love and all that kind of thing.” ― Conor Oberst

“It is foolish to walk away when you have so much love in your heart.” ― Nancy Omar

Meaningful Quotes to Say Goodbye

These meaningful quotes to say goodbye are worth a look, and you can also check out our list of Meaningful Quotes.

“Good-byes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone.” ― Angie Thomas

“I never knew there were so many different ways to say good-bye.” ― Maggie Stiefvater

“So for now I say goodbye to this chapter of my life and I look forward to what comes next.” ― Brooke Davis

“And then they bid their final goodbye which marked the end of their story. And beginning of two new stories.” ― Crestless Wave

“Saying good-bye when you know it’s for the last time is like no other sadness you will ever experience.”

― Allison DuBois

“Sometimes good-bye is a second chance. Clears your head. Anyway… missing someone makes you remember why you loved that person in the first place.” ― Jamie McGuire

“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

“My mouth could say goodbye, but not with my heart.” ― Restu Ilahi

Person looking at ocean with meaningful quotes to say goodbye by Ilanhi

“Where are the memories that held us together? Where are the dreams that were yet to come? I’m afraid to be happy. I shouldn’t be happy. If I’m happy without you does that mean I’ve told you goodbye?” ― Donna Lynn Hope

“I don’t think that I could ever say goodbye to you… Not even if you said it to me.” ― Jaimie Roberts

“Nobody lives forever, nobody stays young long enough. My past seemed like so much excess baggage, my future a series of long goodbyes, my present an empty flask, the last good drink already bitter on my tongue.” ― James Crumley

“Also, I suppose I wanted to say goodbye to someone, and have someone say goodbye to me. The goodbyes we speak and the goodbyes we hear are the goodbyes that tell us we’re still alive, after all.” ― Stephen King

“Things don’t so much end as disappear. They don’t so much begin as turn up. You think there will be a time to say goodbye, but people have often gone before you know about it. And I don’t just mean the dying.” ― Rachel Joyce

Goodbye Quotes for Lovers

Here are some goodbye quotes for lovers to help you through. And if you like quotes for lovers, you can also check out our lists of Short Love Quotes, I Love You Quotes for Her, I Love You Quotes for Him, Romantic Quotes, True Love Quotes, Lost Love Quotes, Cute Love Quotes, Funny Love Quotes and Love Yourself Quotes.

“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

“You should kiss me like it’s goodbye.” ― Andrew Sean Greer

“Do not leave without saying good bye.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

“If she says goodbye, someone else will say hi.” ― Amit Kalantri

“Her kiss was a good-bye and a promise and a dream.” ― Shannon A. Thompson

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

“The forecast is we kiss goodbye and never hello all kisses are then parting kisses.” ― Saul Williams

“Dear me! how little I thought when I said good-bye to her that I should never see her again!” Angela Brazil

“‘I’ll miss you’, she said with a tear in her eye. Then she gave me a kiss and whispered, ‘Goodbye’.” Freida Wishinsky

“You had me at hello, goodbye and everything in between.” ― Shannon L. Alder

Person looking at ocean with goodbye quotes for lovers by Alder

“No more words. We know them all, all the words that should not be said. But you have made my world more perfect.” ― Terry Pratchett

“This was a different kind of a kiss, not one that leads to something, but a hard, painful one.

It was a goodbye kiss.” ― Penelope Ward

“He kissed her somber lips and said goodbye, and then he shut the door in her beautiful face against whatever sanity still nested in his mind.” ― R.J. Lawrence

“And I know, despite what may have happened at the end, he loved you. And you still love him. Love him enough to say goodbye.” ― Allyson Kennedy

“I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I am better than that…Goodbye.” ― Steve Maraboli

“Goodbyes are hard because now all I will have is a beloved, but incomplete form of you. You’ll continue to shape and shift into a new person and I’ll be stuck here loving an old version.” ― Karl Kristian Flores

Saying Goodbye Quotes for Friends

These saying goodbye quotes for friends will help you bid farewell to your friends. You might also want to check out our other quotes about friends, including Short Friendship Quotes, True Friendship Quotes and Best Friend Quotes.

“When I was thinking of you I realized all the positive influences you had on my life, thank you.” ― B. Rivers

“Adult friendships are hard. Everyone is busy, and life happens. I’ve learned you gotta text people when you’re thinking of them. A simple ‘Thinking of you, hope all is well,’ really goes a long way.” — Rob Lowe

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” ― Winnie the Pooh

“There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” ― Dodinsky

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“Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.” ― Mariella Frostrup

“If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.” ― George MacDonald

“It was never easy to say goodbye to a friend. Even if that friend had been a monster.” ― Kayla Krantz

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

“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

“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

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

“We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.” ― Caroline Norton

“Best friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”

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“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

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

“So, old friends, now it’s time to start growing up, taking charge, seeing things as they are, facing facts, not escaping them, still with dreams, just reshaping them, growing up.” ― Stephen Sondheim

““Goodbye” is the best ever gift that you can receive from worse friends. Never hesitate to wave it back. Be bold to say “no” to what always keeps you static!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

Saying Farewell Quotes

Hopefully these saying farewell quotes will help you say goodbye.

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

“Farewell or Goodbye it really doesn’t matter it shows one magic. If you find it, you are a magician!” ― Deyth Banger

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

“Farewell until eternity, where you and I shall not find ourselves together.” ― Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

“Farewell, too little, and too lately known, Whom I began to think and call my own.” ― John Dryden

“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

“Good bye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart is the memory and there you will always be.” ― Walt Disney

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“Good luck to you, even so. Farewell! But if you only knew, down deep, what pains are fated to fill your cup before you reach that shore.” ― Homer

“It is no longer possible to escape men. Farewell to the monsters, farewell to the saints. Farewell to pride. All that is left is men.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre

“Now that you’ve said hello, I’m afraid we move right into farewells. Hello, goodbye. Like flowers scattered in a storm, man’s life is one long farewell, as they say.” ― Haruki Murakami

“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

“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

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

“I think death is not simply the last few moments of life, death is something that runs throughout the whole of life. Each of our moments is not only the possibility of affirmation, but it’s also we’re saying farewell at each moment to something.” ― Kevin Hart

Sayings to Say Goodbye

Check out these sayings to say goodbye.

“Goodbye is necessary before we can meet again.”

“Goodbye, my dear one. May we meet again in heaven.”

“It takes a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye.”

“My tears are saying what my words cannot. Goodbye, my dearest loved one.”

“To let go takes love. I love you, and I know you love me too. Goodbye, dear one.”

“When I had to say goodbye to you, my love, it was like saying goodbye to my life.”

“You will always be my favorite hello and hardest goodbye.”

River and flowes with sayings to say goodbye

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.”

“Good friends never say goodbye. They simply say, “See you soon.” So, my friend… I’ll see you soon.”

“I hate the feeling when you have to say goodbye to someone you want to spend every minute with.”

“Goodbye is the hardest thing to say to someone who means the world to you, especially when goodbye isn’t what you want.”

“You know it’s love when you have been saying goodbye for how many times but still you’re not ready to leave.”

“I want you to know that you’ve meant so much to me. Words can’t say what I truly mean; I just want to say that I love you, I will miss you, and you will always be in my heart.”

“Thank you for being in my life. I’m going to go now, but know that I’ll be thinking of you and I’m so glad we got to see each other and spend this time together. Goodbye!”

“Even though you’ve gone out of my life, you will be forever in my heart.”

“At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.”

I Miss You Quotes

Here are some of our favorites from our larger list of I Miss You Quotes.

“I miss you like the sun misses the flowers, like the sun misses the flowers in the depths of winter, instead of beauty to direct its light to, the heart hardens like the frozen world which your absence has banished me to.” ― William in “A Knight’s Tale”

“I think I’d miss you even if we never met.” — The Wedding Date

Person looking at sunrise with I miss you quotes from the movie The Wedding Date

“Sometimes I miss you so much, it hurts. It feels like someone is squeezing my heart with the strength of the entire world.” ― Colleen Hoover

“I miss you every second of every minute, every minute of every hour, every hour of every day.” — Shanece

“Rise up, wise up, say it loud. Soul, I will not lie to you. I’m all alone. I’m still missing you, missing you, missing you.” ― Tegan Quin

If you like this quote head to our list of Feeling Alone Quotes for more.

“If you never left again, I would still spend the rest of my life missing you.” — Tessa Bailey

“Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” ― Lamartine

“Missing someone is a part of loving them. If you’re never apart, you’ll never really know how strong your love is.” ― Gustave Flaubert

“I miss you deeply, unfathomably, senselessly, terribly.” ― Franz Kafka

“I miss you in ways that not even words can understand.” — Gemma Troy

“Missing you comes in waves, and tonight I’m drowning.” – Chris Young

Foggy forest with missing you quotes by Chris Young

“Think I’ll miss you forever. Like the stars miss the sun in the morning sky.” —Lana Del Rey

“I only miss you when I’m breathing.” — Jason Derulo

“My world is thinning and it’s all because of one person I’m missing.” – Sanober Khan

“It’s hard when you miss people. But you know if you miss them, that means you’re lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.” ― Nikki Schiefelbein

“I’ve missed you every single day we weren’t together since the moment I met you.” ― Colleen Hoover

“Remembering our loved ones is breathing life into their fading images, that we might once more see their faces and pass along a tearful “I miss you”.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

“You never really stop missing someone —you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” — Alyson Noel

Thinking of You Quotes

You’ll love these thinking of you quotes, then you should head over to see our full list of Thinking of You Quotes.

“When I find myself thinking of you, it is all the good memories that we had that bring a smile to my face.” ― C Pulsifer

“Thinking of you every; second, minute, hour, day, is medication to my illness of missing you.” ― Michael Jackson

“I can go days without talking to you, months without seeing you, but not a second goes by that I’m not thinking about you.” ― Anurag Prakash Ray

“I think about you constantly, whether it’s with my mind or my heart.” ― Terri Guillemets

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“So, here I am, all by myself, thinking of you – no one else. There’s a feeling inside and as hard as I try, it just won’t go away.” ― Angel Hema

“You will always be the answer when somebody asks me what I’m thinking about.” ― Lisa Brooks

“Late at night when all the world is sleeping, I stay up and think of you. And I wish on a star that somewhere you are thinking of me too.” ― Selena Quintanilla Perez

“I went to sleep last night thinking about you, I woke up this morning still thinking about you. When I’m down, I whisper your name to myself and smile. I still love you, don’t doubt it.” ― Terry Mark

“Listen to the sunset; see its pretty hue. When you see it, think of me, and I’ll think of you.” ― Oksana Rus

If you like this quote, head to our list of Romantic Sunset Quotes About Love for more.

“I keep myself busy with the things I do. But in every moment when I pause, I still think of you.” ― Mitch Cuento

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“I think of you with every waking moment of my life and dream of you with every dream that I have; I miss you.” ― Kong Moua

“My heart dances with joy when I think about you.” ― Debasish Mridha

“Cause when I think of you, baby, nothing else seems to matter.” ― Janet Jackson

“In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.” ― Virginia Woolf

“Between a million yesterdays and a million tomorrows, there’s only one today. And I would never let it pass without telling you I’m thinking of you.” ― Mitch Cuento

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