100+ Famous Goodbye Quotes For Friends, Loved Ones

Famous Goodbye Quotes | Saying goodbye is never easy, but it’s often necessary. Whether you’re moving across the country or just heading to bed, sometimes you need to say goodbye to the day and hello to the next.

Saying goodbye to a loved one is not an easy task. It can be a difficult time for both parties, and it can be hard to know what the right words are. Words of wisdom from famous people have been used to comfort us in our time of need.

There are many quotes about saying goodbye to a loved one that have helped people through the grieving process. From laughter being the best medicine, to forgiveness being necessary before you can move on, these quotes will help you find some peace when saying goodbye to a loved one.


Goodbye Quotes For Friends


“We need to say goodbye to the traditional methodologies of corporate universities.”

– Marcus Buckingham


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

– Nicholas Sparks


“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


“Save your tears because it is already over now. Always keep Smile because of the memories you have with you.”

Confucius


“It doesn’t matter if today we are going on a different journey but I promise you that I will meet you again no matter how far you are”

– Unknown


“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”

– J.M. Barrie


“It is hard to say goodbye to someone with whom you spend so many years”

– Unknown


“Farewell doesn’t mean that you will not see each other but it means that you will meet again and create more memories”

– Unknown


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

– Dr. Seuss


“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.”

– Dr. Seuss


“In every goodbye, there is a secret message that is we will miss you until you come back”

– Unknown


“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


“Saying farewell to someone means saying thank you for everything you have done for me”

– Unknown


“I will always remember you no matter where I go”

– Unknown


“When I say goodbye, promise me you won’t cry, ’cause the day I’ll be saying that would be the day I die.”

– Unknown


Emotional Goodbye Quotes For Friends


“It is not ending it is the beginning so smile and say goodbye”

– Unknown


“We started with hello created some beautiful memories now we have to say goodbye, life is unpredictable”

– Unknown


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

– Angela Ruggiero


“We may not know what each day has in store for us. We could be gone tomorrow. Any minute could truly be our goodbye. But we do have this moment. This time. Today. Right now. It takes way more effort to shell out hate then it does to allow love to flow freely in our lives. After all, it’s what we were born to do.”

– Grace Gealey


“Saying goodbye is very emotional.”

– Lukas Podolski


“After my parents’ divorce when I was 4, I spent weekends with my dad before we finally moved to California. By the time Sunday rolled around, I was incapable of enjoying the day’s activities, of being in the moment, because I was already dreading the inevitable goodbye of Sunday evening.”

– Rob Lowe


“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


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

– Carrie Underwood


“A memory lasts forever, never will it die….true friends stay together and they will never say goodbye.”

– Unknown


“When my grandfather died, I was on tour, and I didn’t go to the funeral. I never got to say goodbye, and this is one of the problems of being in a rock band is that you’re away, and your loved ones die, and you can’t even see them.”

– Dolores O’Riordan


Saying Goodbye Quotes To Someone You Loved Death


“The reason I don’t tweet as much as I used to, is because I’m sick of all the useless opinions and hate that I get daily. Goodbye Twitter.”

– Zayn Malik


“That money talks, I’ll not deny, I heard it once: It said, ‘Goodbye’.”

– Richard Armour


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

– Trey Parker


“Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.”

– Douglas MacArthur


“I’m part of the tribe who have said goodbye to one parent and are feeling a sense of responsibility for the one who remains – in my case, my mother. How do I make her time smoother, happier? How do I try to ease her, a widow, away from the dark well of grief without dishonoring the necessity of that grief?”

– Patti Davis


“Witness protection just makes for exciting stories and it’s a really rich sort of place to grab stories from… people starting over completely, saying goodbye to their lives before… it never ends in terms of story opportunities.”

– Mary McCormack


“Not so cold, some snow fell. I went inside the log cabin and said goodbye to Mother, she was so alike grandmother, just younger.”

– Anders Zorn


“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


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

– Moira Rogers


Unexpected Goodbye Quotes


“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”

– T.S. Eliot


“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

– Semisonic


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

– Nicholas Sparks


“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”

– J.M. Barrie


“I have shot four films for sure. On most days, I wish that there were 48 hours in a day. When a movie is coming to an end and another is going to start, I’ve felt that I don’t want to let go of this one just yet and say goodbye to the character nicely.”

– Shraddha Kapoor


“It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest thing in the world.”

– John Green


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

– Mahatma Gandhi


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

– Jaimie Roberts


“I’m floating. I’m flowing. I’m loving, but I’m going.”

– Dominic Riccitello


“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


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

– Unknown


“Farewell! For in that word that fatal word however We promise, hope, believe there breathes despair.”

– Lord Byron


“When I am brave enough to say goodbye, I’ll use the wings you gave me and away I’ll fly.”

– Celia McMahon


“Saying goodbye is the painful way of solving a problem.”

– Unknown


Goodbye Forever Quotes


“Before you leave me again, tell me, so I can let you know if I’m ready to watch you go…”

– Donna M. Zadunajsky


“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


“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”

– E.B. White


“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”

– Confucius


“I’ve got seven kids. The three words you hear most around my house are ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’, and ‘I’m pregnant’.”

– Dean Martin


“After more than 50 years of broadcasting on ‘CBS News’ and ’60 Minutes,’ I have decided to retire. It’s been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye to all of my friends at CBS and the dozens of people who kept me on the air.”

– Morley Safer


“After the fifth show as Hogan, my radio appearances had shriveled down to two a week Monday and Friday. One afternoon I stood before the camera, and I was so tired I couldn’t remember a line. The next morning I said goodbye to radio or a while.”

– Bob Crane


“The last thing I say on most phone calls is not, ‘Goodbye,’ but, ‘Thank you.'” 

– Marshall Goldsmith


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

– Judy Sheindlin


“What part of 9/11 is big? If the future continues to reinterpret the past, it could be argued that 9/11 provides irrefutable proof that unless there is some other way that we learn to deal with our technology or deal with our brothers and sisters, it is goodbye as a species. That genie does not leave that bottle.”

– David Milch


Goodbye Quotes For Colleagues


“The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.”

– Jimi Hendrix


“You have given me so many funny and beautiful memories, thank you for everything it does not end here we will meet again”

– Unknown


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

– Trey Parker


“Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream.”

– Liza Minnelli


“Friends never say goodbye, because they believe that this is not ending we gonna meet again someday in life”

– Unknown


“As long as we loved until our last goodbye, then our love had been whole and true.”

– Unknown


“Man’s feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell.”

– Jean Paul Richter


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

– Tryon Edwards


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

– Moira Rogers


“It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest thing in the world.”

– John Green


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

– Paulo Coelho


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