71 Farewell Quotes and Goodbye Sayings to Bid Adieu

A farewell is more than just saying ‘goodbye’; it is a ritual filled in passion and importance, a profound acknowledgement of an end and the promise of new beginnings.

When we say goodbye to someone, we are recognizing a turning point in our life remembering the shared experiences and the relationship we’ve formed.

Farewells are a bittersweet mix of excitement for new prospects and regret for the coming distance.


They are used to show gratitude, affection and best wishes for the individual’s goals in the future.

The ritual can be sealed with an embrace, a handshake, or even a simple wave, but the core stays the same: a goodbye is a meaningful, genuine gesture of leaving signaling the end of one chapter and the beginning of another in the book of life.

Best Farewell Quotes

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.

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

Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another any more till at the right hand of Christ. ~ Donald Cargill.


Saying goodbye is a little like dying. ~ Marjane Satrapi.

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.

An honest goodbye is one that does not seek excuses or reasons, or explanations of any kind. ~ Roger Housden.


It’s hard to say goodbye for good at any time or any place. ~ Cornell Woolrich.

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.


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

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.

Goodbyes are hard because now all I will have Is a beloved, but incomplete form of you. ~ Karl Kristian Flores.

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Famous Farewell Quotes

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.


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

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.

We’ll meet again. Don’t know where,don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, some sunny day. ~ Vera Lynn.

While conscience is our friend, all is at peace;however once it is offended,farewell to a tranquil mind. ~ Mary Wortley Montagu.


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

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.

Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard. ~ Dave Mustaine.

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.


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

For me, the times I always regret are missed opportunities to say farewell to good people, to wish them long life and say to them in all sincerity. ~ Kevin Hearne.

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.

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.


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

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

It’s always difficult to say goodbye, especially when one has spent a long time, or years in the case of a series inside a character, suffering and celebrating with them. ~ Lilith Saintcrow.

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.


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

Farewell is a beautiful and a soft word and yet it is a horrible and a heavy thing too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

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.

I know too well how good-bye can steal more than just the future. ~ Talia Vance.

I still cannot understand how he could abandon me so unceremoniously, without any goodbye, without looking back even once. The pain is like axe that chops my heart. ~ Yann Martel.


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

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

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

This time, I want the hugs, kisses, and love that comes with a farewell … even if it’s a temporary one. ~ J. B. Mcgee.

There should have been a better farewell. But in the end, there never is. And we take what meager scraps we can find. ~ Richard K. Morgan.


Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. ~ J.M. Barrie.

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

Top Farewell Quotes

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

Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. ~ Paul.


Farewell!-God knows when we shall meet again. ~ William Shakespeare.

Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and heavy in my veins. ~ R.M. Grenon.

This is a long goodbye, yet not time enough. I have no aptitude for this. I cannot learn this. I would hold on, and hold on, until my hands clutch at emptiness. ~ Juliet Marillier.

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. ~ Lazurus Long.

The best kind of goodbye is the kind where you don’t actually have to leave the person behind. ~ Dan Gemeinhart.


Farewell, fair cruelty. ~ William Shakespeare.

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. ~ Jerome Bettis.

Farewell, my great one, my own, farewell, my pride, farewell, my swift, deep, dear river, how I loved your daylong splashing, how I loved to plunge into your cold waves. ~ Boris Pasternak.

Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, or move forward with it. ~ Ray Bradbury.


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

Farewell, my sister, fare thee well. The elements be kind to thee, and make thy spirits all of comfort: fare thee well. ~ William Shakespeare.

Meaningful Farewell Quotes

Farewell! a word that must be, and hath been – A sound which makes us linger; yet – farewell! ~ Lord Byron.

Don’t let the goodbye scare you from starting what could be the best story of your life. ~ Dawn Lanuza.


Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. ~ J.M. Barrie.

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.

Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings. ~ Donald Cargill.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~ Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan.

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

Farewell is a word that, in any language, is full of sorrow. It is a word that promises absolutely nothing. ~ Kate Dicamillo.


Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. ~ William Shakespeare.

It’s so difficult to say goodbye because, really, we’ve only just said hello. ~ Margaret MacMillan.

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.

Short Farewell Quotes

The return makes one love the farewell. ~ Alfred De Musset.

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


Nothing hurts like a hostile farewell. ~ Regina Jennings.

A farewell to my shadow is not my death; it’s my rebirth in darkness. ~ Munia Khan.

Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you. It was but yesterday we met in a dream. ~ Kahlil Gibran.


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

Every farewell combines loss and new freedom. ~ Mason Cooley.

On any day no goodbye is forever. ~ Dahi Tamara Koch.

So these were the 71 quotes about Farewell.

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