Farewell Quotes

A friend of mine, now retired, was then a major exec at a major bank, and one of her jobs, the last four years, was the farewell interview.
~ Donald E. Westlake

A goodbye isn’t painful unless you’re never going to say hello again.

A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in the heart.

A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
~ Irish Blessing

“All the misery of the world is nothing next to a farewell.”

~ Daniel Balavoine

“Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.”

~ William Cowper

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.
~ Garrison Keillor

Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
~ Hans Urs von Balthasar

Before I was reading science fiction, I read Hemingway. Farewell to Arms was my first adult novel that said not everything ends well. It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me, in terms of my development – an insight came from that book.
~ Robert Reed

Don’t be dismayed by 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 day I shall put my papers in order and every day I shall say farewell. And the real farewell, when it comes, will only be a small outward confirmation of what has been accomplished within me from day to day.
~ Etty Hillesum

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Fare thee well! and if for ever,
Still for ever, fare thee well.
~ Lord Byron

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

For in that word – that fatal word – howe’er
We promise – hope – believe – there breathes despair.
~ Lord Byron

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

Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings.

~ Donald Cargill

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

Farewell, fair cruelty.
~ William Shakespeare

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

“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.”

~ Lazurus Long

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It’s the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here’s a happy one for you.
~ Dale Evans

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

~ Thomas Meehan

I have to go and say farewell to all the countries that I have been to, if I can. I am 73 now, it is taxing on me.
~ Miriam Makeba

I now bid farewell to the country of my birth – of my passions – of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies – whose factions I sought to quell – whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim – whose freedom has been my fatal dream.
~ Thomas Francis Meagher

I’ve worked for 55 years. I’m going to take a little time off, to tell you the truth. It’s just that now in the last couple of weeks, Gelman is pouring it on. ‘Farewell to Regis!’ It’s getting embarrassing.
~ Regis Philbin

In the hope to meet
shortly again, and make our absence sweet.

~ Ben Jonson

It can’t be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-Elysees.
~ Lance Armstrong

“It’s the emptiest and yet the fullest of all human messages: Good-bye.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Let’s not unman each other – part at once;
All farewells should be sudden, when forever,
Else they make an eternity of moments,
And clog the last sad sands of life with tears.
~ Lord Byron

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

~ Jean Paul Richter

May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too,
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.
~ Irish Blessing

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
~ Irish Blessing

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

May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!
~ Irish Blessing

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
~ Irish Blessing

“The indifferent gaze is a perpetual farewell.”

~ Malcom de Chazal

“The last day is way shorter than counting to ten.”

~ Leena Ahmad Almashat

“There are no good-byes, where ever you’ll be, you’ll be in my heart.”

“Where is the good in goodbye?”

~ Meredith Willson

“Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?”

“You never leave someone behind, you take a part of them with you and leave a part of yourself behind.”

3 Responses to Farewell Quotes

  1. rachel mcadams says:

    Farewell quotes-
    How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.

  2. rachel maddow says:

    Another Popular farewell quotes-
    Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.

  3. bob dylan says:

    love farewell quotes-
    Sometimes you have to let go of the one you love to find out if there is really something there.

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