36 Best Goodbye Quotes to Help You Say Farewell

“I won’t say goodbye my friend, for you and I will meet again.”
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on August 28, 2020

If you’re like us, saying goodbye to someone you love makes you want to watch your go-to sad movie on repeat while re-pinning your favorite emo quotes to your private Pinterest board titled “rainy days.” Let’s face it: Goodbyes are hard, even when it’s for a short amount of time. Whether you’re sending your child off to school, wishing a coworker well as they depart for a new job or parting ways in a relationship, a little piece of your heart will always go with those you say farewell to. That ache can sometimes be painful, but these 35 hopeful and heartfelt quotes about saying goodbye can help you give them a proper send off. Oh, and if you’re looking to keep things light, we have some funny goodbye quotes in here that you’re bound to love.


Goodbye Quotes for Friends

  • “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.” –E.B. White
  • “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. 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
  • “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” –Semisonic
  • “We laughed until we had to cry, we loved right down to our last goodbye, we were the best.” –St. Elmo’s Fire
  • “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” –Helen Keller
  • “Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, though somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends.” –Unknown
  • “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
  • “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” –Henry David Thoreau
  • “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.” –Irish Blessing

Goodbye Quotes for Loved Ones

  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” –A.A. Milne
  • “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
  • “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” –Anatole France
  • “I can’t remember all the times I told myself to hold on to these moments as they pass.” –Counting Crows
  • “It’s not the days in life we remember, rather the moments.” –Walt Disney
  • “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
  • “The two hardest things to say in life is hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.” –Moira Rogers
  • “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
  • “You know it’s love when you have been saying goodbye for how many times but still you’re not ready to leave.” –Unknown
  • “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
  • “I hate the feeling when you have to say goodbye to someone you want to spend every minute with.” –Unknown
  • “You had me at hello, goodbye and everything in between.” –Shannon L. Alder

Goodbye Quotes for Coworkers

  • “Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “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
  • “True friends don’t say good-bye, they just take extended leaves of absences from each other.” –Unknown
  • “Life is a journey, not a destination.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.” –Garrison Keillor
  • “This is the beginning of anything you want.” –Unknown
  • “Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.” –William Shakespeare
  • “Having awesome colleagues is a bad habit, because it’ll be impossible to work with someone else now that you’re leaving. Goodbye.” –Unknown
  • “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

Funny Goodbye Quotes

  • “Don’t ever tell anyone anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” –J.D. Salinger
  • “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” –Oscar Wilde
  • “We are really going to miss trying to avoid you around here.” –Unknown
  • “I’ll see you in another life. When we are both cats.” –Tom Cruise, Vanilla Sky
  • “See you later, alligator.” –Bill Haley and the Comets
  • “The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.” –Wendy Wunder


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