Goodbye quotes

A collection of quotes on the topic of sad quotes, moving on, good night, goodbye.

Best goodbye quotes

Douglas Adams photo

„So long, and thanks for all the fish.“

—  Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy pentalogy

Variant: So long and thanks for all the fish.
Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

„I HAVE HAD A HAPPY LIFE AND THANK THE LORD. GOODBYE AND MAY GOD BLESS All!“

—  Christopher McCandless American hiker and explorer 1968 - 1992

Final written goodbye, August 13, 1992 http://www.christophermccandless.info/bio.html

George Strait photo

„Life is not breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.“

—  George Strait American country music singer, actor and music producer 1952

Variant: Life is not the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.

Tamora Pierce photo

„As long as there's life, there's hope.“

—  Tamora Pierce American writer of fantasy novels for children 1954

David Bowie photo

„As long as there's me
As long as there's you“

—  David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016

"Where Are We Now?" (2013)
Song lyrics, The Next Day (2013)
Context: Where are we now?
Where are we now?
The moment you know
You know, you know
As long as there's sun
As long as there's sun
As long as there's rain
As long as there's rain
As long as there's fire
As long as there's fire
As long as there's me
As long as there's you

Khalil Gibran photo

„Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.“

—  Khalil Gibran, book The Prophet

The Prophet (1923)

Mitch Albom photo

„Death ends a life, not a relationship.“

—  Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Source: Tuesdays with Morrie (1997)

Oscar Wilde photo

„Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

A version of this quote was published anonymously in an insurance magazine in 1908 https://books.google.com/books?id=S2JJAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA375&dq=%22others+whenever+they+go%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwja94i3iaXLAhUY7mMKHW5fAGIQ6AEIJjAC#v=onepage&q=%22others%20whenever%20they%20go%22&f=false. The earliest attribution to Wilde was in 1955 https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=%22others+whenever+they+go%22+wilde#hl=en&tbs=cdr:1%2Ccd_min:1900%2Ccd_max:1999&tbm=bks&q=%22others+whenever+they+go+oscar+wilde+jive%22; no source in Wilde's writings has been found.
Disputed

Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

„Life is a journey, not a destination.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

All goodbye quotes

Total 72 quotes goodbye, filter:

Helen Keller photo
Helen Keller photo
Edna St. Vincent Millay photo
Frederick Buechner photo
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William Shakespeare photo

„Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.“

—  William Shakespeare, book Romeo and Juliet

Variant: Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.
Source: Romeo and Juliet

Paracelsus photo
Jenny Han photo
Cecelia Ahern photo

„I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little.“

—  Cecelia Ahern Irish novelist 1981

Source: The Book of Tomorrow

A.A. Milne photo

„How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.“

—  A.A. Milne British author 1882 - 1956

Source: The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

Alice Morse Earle photo
Paulo Coelho photo

„If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new Hello.

Paulo Coehlo“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

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

Cassandra Clare photo

„You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book Clockwork Princess

Source: Clockwork Princess

Yogi Berra photo

„No matter where you go, there you are“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

Source: When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes

Jack Kerouac photo
Dr. Seuss photo

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

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

„The love that is not all pain is not all love.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

El amor que no es todo dolor, no es todo amor.
Voces (1943)

Lois McMaster Bujold photo

„We see the world not as it is, but as we are.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, The Sharing Knife

Dag Redwing hickory Bluefield

Passage (Vol. III in Tetralogy) (2008), p. 163
The Sharing Knife, Passage (Vol. III in Tetralogy) (2008)

Marya Hornbacher photo

„There is, in the end, the letting go.“

—  Marya Hornbacher, book Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Source: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Jodi Picoult photo

„Love is not a because, it's a no matter what.“

—  Jodi Picoult, book Second Glance

Source: Second Glance

Jenny Han photo

„We stood there, looking at each other, saying nothing. But it was the kind of nothing that meant everything.“

—  Jenny Han American writer 1980

Source: It's Not Summer Without You

Mitch Albom photo

„Ends are for yesterday, not tomorrows.“

—  Mitch Albom American author 1958

Source: The Time Keeper

„Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.“

—  Eric Roth American screenwriter 1945

Source: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

Alice Sebold photo

„I wish you all a long and happy life“

—  Alice Sebold, book The Lovely Bones

Source: The Lovely Bones

Cassandra Clare photo

„At last, the wheel comes full circle“

—  Cassandra Clare, book Clockwork Princess

Source: Clockwork Princess

Cassandra Clare photo
Tom Waits photo
T.S. Eliot photo
Terry Pratchett photo
Anthony de Mello photo
Lurlene McDaniel photo
Kate DiCamillo photo
Nicholas Sparks photo
Robert Southey photo
Jenny Han photo

„I release you. I evict you from my heart. Because if I don't do it now, I never will.“

—  Jenny Han American writer 1980

Source: It's Not Summer Without You

Confucius photo

„And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC

Garrison Keillor photo

„Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.“

—  Garrison Keillor American radio host and writer 1942

Trademarked closing lines in The Writer's Almanac http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/
Source: Good Poems

Yann Martel photo

„That's for me to know, and for you to find out.“

—  Ally Carter, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

Source: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

Jack Kerouac photo
Hunter S. Thompson photo

„As you were, I was. As I am, you will be.“

—  Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005

Source: Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

George Eliot photo

„Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.“

—  George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880

John Steinbeck photo

„There is no escape if love is not there“

—  Elizabeth George Speare, book The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Source: The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Peter Brook photo

„Reality' is a word with many meanings.“

—  Peter Brook English theatre and film director and innovator 1925

Source: The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

Jenny Han photo
Dr. Seuss photo

„You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
Source: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Borís Pasternak photo
John Lennon photo

„There are no problems, only solutions.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

"Watching the Wheels"
Lyrics, Double Fantasy (1980)

John Mayer photo

„I love you more than songs can say, but I can't keep running after yesterday…“

—  John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977

Source: John Mayer - Battle Studies

Henry David Thoreau photo
Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Jimi Hendrix photo
Anatole France photo

„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, book The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

Tous les changements, même les plus souhaités ont leur mélancolie, car ce que nous quittons, c'est une partie de nous-mêmes; il faut mourir à une vie pour entrer dans une autre.
Pt. II, ch. 4
The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1881)

Cormac McCarthy photo

„Life is a memory, and then it is nothing.“

—  Cormac McCarthy, book The Crossing

Source: The Crossing

„You never know what's coming for you.“

—  Eric Roth American screenwriter 1945

Source: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

William Shakespeare photo
Jimi Hendrix photo

„Life is Quicker Than a Blink of an Eye“

—  Jimi Hendrix American musician, singer and songwriter 1942 - 1970

Francois Rabelais photo

„And so on to the end of the chapter.“

—  Francois Rabelais, book Gargantua and Pantagruel

Source: Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532–1564), Fifth Book (1564), Chapter 10.

Thomas Aquinas photo

„To love is to will the good of the other.“

—  Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

II-II, q. 26, art. 6
Summa Theologica (1265–1274)

Denis Diderot photo

„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.“

—  Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist 1713 - 1784

Source: Pensées Philosophiques (1746), Ch. 3, as quoted in Selected Writings (1966) edited by Lester G. Crocker

Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift… that's why they call it the present.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

The quote is usually regarded as anonymous, but is often attributed to her on several websites, as well as in several books, including My Life Is an Open Book http://books.google.es/books?id=qCOa1k--dt4C&printsec=frontcover&hl=es#v=onepage&q=eleanor%20roosevelt&f=false (2008), The Spirituality of Mary Magdalene http://books.google.es/books?hl=es&id=BLRuINwzVZcC&dq=eleanor+roosevelt++%22past+is+history%22&q=eleanor+roosevelt#v=snippet&q=eleanor%20roosevelt&f=false (2008), Mis cuatro estaciones http://books.google.es/books?hl=es&id=QCgANqKq8EIC&dq=ayer+es+historia%2C+ma%C3%B1ana++misterio.+Hoy+regalo+de+Dios+presente&q=%22eleanor+roosevelt%22#v=snippet&q=%22eleanor%20roosevelt%22&f=false (2008), and Gilles Lamontagne http://books.google.es/books?ei=MdG9UqGQK-fL2wX5zYC4Dw&hl=es&id=WyFKAQAAIAAJ&dq=Hier+est+de+l%27histoire%2C+demain+est+un+myst%C3%A8re+et+aujourd%27hui+est+un+cadeau.+C%27+est+pourquoi+nous+l%27appelons+%C2%AB+le+pr%C3%A9sent+roosevelt&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=eleanor+roosevelt (2010). None of these works cite any original reference.
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William Cowper photo

„Absence from whom we love is worse than death,
And frustrate hope severer than despair.“

—  William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800

"Hope, like the short-lived ray that gleams awhile", line 35.

John le Carré photo

„The friends of my friends are my friends.“

—  John le Carré, book The Mission Song

The Mission Song (2006)

„Happiness is the readiness to be happy.“

—  James Richardson American poet 1950

Aphorism #33
Interglacial (2004)

Yann Martel photo

„I was weeping because Richard Parker left me so unceremoniously.“

—  Yann Martel, book Life of Pi

Source: Life of Pi (2001), Chapter 94, p. 316
Context: I was weeping because Richard Parker left me so unceremoniously. What a terrible thing it is to botch the farewell. I am a person who believes in form, in the harmony of order. Where we can, we must give things meaningful shape.

Pim Fortuyn photo

„And if something were to happen to me“

—  Pim Fortuyn Dutch politician 1948 - 2002

Appearance on the Dutch-TV program "Jensen!", a couple of months before being assassinated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Sl4CvmjfE
Context: If you could see what I get in my mailbox every now and then, regarding threats, and so on, well that doesn't exactly cheer you up, and the Dutch government – and I think it's a 'bloody shame' – helps create a climate demonizing me personally. And if something were to happen to me – and I'm glad that you're giving me the chance (to say this) – if something were to happen to me, then they will be partly responsible, and they can't just walk away saying "I'm not the one who committed the attack." They helped to create this climate (this atmosphere), and it needs to stop.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow photo

„Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882

Elegiac Verse, st. 14 (1879).
Context: Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending;
Many a poem is marred by a superfluous verse.

Nagarjuna photo

„I am not, I will not be.
I have not, I will not have.“

—  Nagarjuna Indian philosopher 150 - 250

That frightens all the childish
And extinguishes fear in the wise.

§ 26
Major attributed works, Ratnāvalī (Precious Garland)