Famous Goodbye Quotes to Help You Say Goodbye | GOOBAYE

It doesn't matter if you're saying goodbye to a friend on vacation or to a colleague who is moving on to the next job, good-byes can be difficult.

 Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right words for someone to say goodbye. We can help you if you aren't sure what to say. 

Below is a collection of some of our favorite goodbye quotes.

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General Saying Goodbye Quotes

Funny Goodbye Quotes

Friends, Goodbye Quotes

Say Goodbye to Your Coworkers

Sending your love goodbye quotes

Say Goodbye to These Quotes for Him

Say Goodbye to These Quotes for Her

It's not goodbye quotes

General Saying Goodbye Quotes

Saying goodbye quote.

These saying goodbye quotes are great for any kind of farewell. You can choose your favorite from the list below and use it in a farewell note or as part of a set.

"They must frequently change, for who would they be constant in happiness and wisdom?"-Confucius

"Every new beginning is from another beginning's end."-Semisonic

"Farewell!" "Farewell!" - William Shakespeare

It is difficult to leave, until you leave. It is then the easiest thing in this world." - John Green

"If you are brave enough to say goodbye, the life will reward your courage with a new hello."-Paulo Coelho

Goodbyes can make you think. They make you think about what you have, what you've lost and what you take for granted." -Ritu Ghatourey

"It's hard, but sometimes you have to move on with your life." - Carrie Underwood

"Don't let it get you down. It's over." Smile, it happened!" - Dr. Seuss

"Goodbyes, they often arrive in waves."-Jarod Kintz

"Goodbye always makes me hurt my throat."-Charlie Brown

Funny Goodbye Quotes

A funny goodbye quote.

You might want to find some humorous goodbye quotes if the person you are sending off has a great sense for humor. For more farewell ideas, check out our selection or our resource on yearbook quotations.

"See You Later Alligator."- Bill Haley and The Comets

"Bye Felicia!" - Friday

"Some cause happiness everywhere they go, others whenever they travel"-Oscar Wilde

"So long, and thanks to all the fish!"-Douglas Adams

"We are going to miss trying not to avoid you around here."

"Don't tell anyone anything." You will end up missing everyone if you do." - J.D. Salinger

Goodbye Vietnam! "Goodbye Vietnam!"

"So long, and thanks to all the fish!"-Douglas Adams

"I will miss you until your return, but I hope that you'll make up the difference by buying me amazing gifts. Bon voyage." - Unknown

Friends, Goodbye Quotes

It is not easy to say goodbye to your best friend. We hope these goodbye quotes will help you.

"We laughed till we had to cry, and we loved right to the end, we were truly the best." - St. Elmo's Fire

"A farewell must be made before we can meet again. And meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for friends." - Richard Bach

"No distance or time can diminish the friendship of those who are fully convinced of each other’s worth."-Robert Southey

"Can distance really separate you from your friends?" Richard Bach: "If you really want to be with someone that you love, don't you already have it?"

"May the road rise to meet you, and may the wind always be at your back. Let the sun shine on your face, and let the rain pour softly on your fields. "And until we meet again. May God hold you in his hollow hand." - Irish blessing

"You have been a friend to me. This is an incredible thing in and of itself." - E.B. White

Say Goodbye to Your Coworkers

You will miss your coworker, regardless of whether they are leaving for a new job or retirement. Check out these quotes or our guide on how to make a retirement card.

"Great is art of beginning, but more is art of ending."-
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Be well, do great work, and keep in contact."-Garrison Keillor

"This is where you start to do anything." - Unknown

"Thanks for all that you have done so far. Good luck with everything in the future." - Unknown

"Having great colleagues is a bad thing, as it will make it impossible to work together with someone else when you leave. Goodbye." – Unknown

"So, dear friends, it's now that you are ready to grow up. Take control, see things as they really are, face facts and not run from them. Still with dreams, just reshape them."

Sending your love goodbye quotes

Saying goodbye to someone you love quote.

It's difficult to say goodbye to someone you love. It can be difficult to find the right words for them to say goodbye. For additional support, see the following quote or our resource on love quotations.

"How fortunate I am to have something which makes saying goodbye so difficult." - A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

"The magic of home is that it feels good when you leave it, and even more wonderful to return." - Wendy Wunderlich

"Hello for the first and goodbye for your last are the hardest words to say in life." - Moira Rodgers

"Only in the pain of separation can we see into the depths love." - George Eliot

"Goodbyes can only be said for those who love with all their heart. For those who love with their heart and soul, there is no separation."

"You can tell it's love when, no matter how many times you say goodbye, you still don't want to leave." - Unknown

"The story is faster than the blink of an eye. The story of love is hello, goodbye, until we meet again."-Jimi Hendrix

Say Goodbye to These Quotes for Him

These quotes may help you find the right words for your friend while also wishing him all the best.

"A man doesn't know how to say goodbye, but a woman doesn't know when to say it."-Helen Rowland

"You have changed my life forever. "And I'll never forget about you." - Kiera Cassis

"You had me at hello and goodbye, and everything in between."-Shannon L. Alder

"We began with a simple hello and ended with a complicated farewell." - Unknown

"You have changed my life forever. "And I'll never forget about you." - Kiera Cassis

"I thought that I was stronger than a single word, but I found out that saying goodbye to you is the hardest thing I have ever had to do." Colleen Hoover

"The pain of a hard goodbye is the heart's gratitude for the privilege of love." - Beth Moore

Say Goodbye to These Quotes for Her

You will miss her, no matter who she was to your life. The following quotes are a perfect example of this:

"It hurts so much for us to separate because our souls remain connected." - Nicholas Sparks

"This isn't a goodbye, my darling. This is a thank-you."-Nicholas Sparks

"The return makes it love the farewell."-Alfred de Musset

"Man's emotions are always purest, most glowing in the hour between meeting and farewell."-Jean Paul Richter

"Remember me, smile, it's better not to forget me than to remember me and weep." - Dr. Seuss

"No more words. They are all there, and we know all the words that shouldn't be said. But you have made me more happy." Terry Pratchett

It's not goodbye quotes

A quote for when you don't want to say goodbye.

These quotes will help you say goodbye to someone, no matter how short or long it may be. These quotes will help you say goodbye to someone without saying anything.

"You and me will meet again, when we least expect it. One day, in some far away place, I'll recognize your face. I won't be sad my friend. For you and me, there will be again." - Tom Petty

"Never say goodbye, because goodbye means to go away, and going away means to forget." - J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

"It's now time to say goodbye. But I believe goodbyes are too painful and I would rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure." - Ernie Harwell

"Saying goodbye is not a sign of anything." "It's not the way we left it that matters. It's how we spent our time together." - Trey Parker

"The pain of separation is nothing to the joy that meeting again."-Charles Dickens

"There are no goodbyes." "Wherever you are, I will always have you in my heart." Mahatma Gandhi 

"We will meet again. Don't know where or when. But I know that we'll be meeting again some sunny day." Vera Lynn

"Good friends never say goodbye. They just say "See you soon." - Unknown

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