37 Quotes About Goodbyes

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Saying goodbye can be a difficult thing to do. Finding a way to say goodbye creatively and in a memorable way will make the memories last longer. Here are some great quotes about goodbyes to keep you inspired.

“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.”

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

“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’s all done. It really breaks you.”

“At the end of the day I have always seen the end of my relationships as a personal failure. There is nothing ever pretty in saying goodbye.”

“Civilization has given us enormous successes: going to the moon, technology. But then this is the civilisation that took us to debt, environmental crisis, every single crisis. We need a civilization where we say goodbye to these things.”

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

“History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later.'”

“I believe that the freedom of speech should be protected, but so should a family’s right to privacy as they grieve their loss. There is a time and a place for vigorous debate on the War on Terror, but during a family’s last goodbye is not it.”

“I had to walk away from America, and say goodbye to the biggest part of my career, because I knew otherwise my demons would get the better of me.”

“I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and may God bless all!”

“I have to say goodbye to things in order to take on bigger things that I’ve always wanted to do.”

“I love escaping into film, because everyday life I find quite troublesome. So any excuse to go into a cinema and say goodbye to the world for a couple of hours, or in a book or whatever, is great.”

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

“I wanted to retire after I played for the Mets. My family said wait one year, that there was no need to rush it. I gave it a year and now it’s time to say goodbye.”

“I was so emotional. Choked up. I could hardly talk all day. I’ll be cleaning out my trailer and saying goodbye soon, realizing what a wonderful experience this has been. ”

“Imagine feeling like every kiss goodbye to your loved ones each day might be your last kiss. Police officers and their families feel this way every single day.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“I’ve played the drums for so long, I can’t imagine saying goodbye to it.”

“Not that I have any interest in saying goodbye to Rocky. I absolutely adore being involved and a part of something that is really a phenomenon.”

“On the rare occasions when my mother perfumed herself, she was going out, and so I rarely smelled those special scents up close on her body, except during kisses goodbye.”

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

“Thank you for listening. Thank you for abiding me. And now, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, I bid you goodbye and take my leave.”

“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.”

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

“There is almost nothing more painful for a leader than seeing good people leave a growing organization, whether it’s a priest watching a Sunday school teacher walk out the door or a CEO saying goodbye to a co-founder.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“When I create characters, I create a world to inhabit and they begin to feel very real for me. I don’t belong in a psych ward, I don’t think, but they become very real, like my own family, and then I have to say goodbye, close the door, and work on other things.”

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

“When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.”

“When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.”

“Whenever I have bid a hasty goodbye to a loved one, I’ve always made sure that my record collection was safely stored away in the boot of the car.”

“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.”

Saying goodbye can be difficult to handle. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one or saying goodbye to friend that has moved away, finding a way to cope with the change in your life will keep you stepping forward.