100+ Emotional Goodbye Quotes For Friends Who Are Leaving

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We say goodbye to bid farewell to our loved ones to give them a ray of hope and make them feel assured. So, instead of a boring goodbye message, you can pick heart-warming goodbye quotes for friends and family from our collection. Goodbyes are not easy for everyone, and while bidding adieu, you experience mixed feelings owing to uncertainty about meeting the person again. You could be anxious, nervous, and even happy that they are going to a better place. So, send a goodbye with a positive note so that the person doesn’t forget you and will be eager to meet you again.

Goodbye Quotes For Friends

Friends may move to another city or country, bid a sweet goodbye using these unique goodbye quotes from famous personalities.

  1. “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.” ―Tom Petty
  1. “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.” ―E.B. White
  1. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ―A.A. Milne
  1. “We will meet again, when we’re not expecting it, until a lucky day brings us face to face in a far off place, you will recognize my face, I won’t say goodbye, as we have shared a forever memory together.” ―Unknown
  1. “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
  1. “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” ―J.M. Barrie
  1. “Goodbyes are temporary, and they mean that I’ll miss till our next meeting.” ―Unknown
  1. “Yesterday was a memorable day; tomorrow brings a new day full of surprises and somewhere in the middle we became a couple. So no goodbyes!”―Unknown
  1. “Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” ―Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  1. Good friends never believe in goodbye. They wave you by saying, “See you soon.” ―Unknown
  1. “The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye, until we meet again.” ―Jimi Hendrix
  1. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.” ―Mahatma Gandhi
  1. “We laughed until we had to cry, we loved right down to our last goodbye, and we were the best.” ―St. Elmos Fire
  1. “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” ―Helen Keller
  1. “There may be distance of miles between us, we are never far from each other, for friendship doesn’t count miles, it’s measured by the feelings of the heart.” ―Unknown
  1. “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” ―Henry David Thoreau
  1. “Goodbye is just a greeting to someone whom you want to meet again.” ―Unknown
  1. “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” ―Robert Southey
  1. True friends never say goodbye, they take random leaves from each other.” ―Unknown
  1. “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

Saying Goodbye Quotes To Someone You Love

This is not a goodbye

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Love sees no distance when felt with true heart. Sometimes, lovers part ways for the happiness of the partner. So, here are some goodbye quotes for someone you love true.

  1. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” ―Charles Dickens
  1. “Love will stop you from saying goodbye as your heart is not ready to part away.” ―Unknown
  1. “Saying goodbye is the hardest solution of any problem. But sometimes it’s the only choice we have…” ―Anurag Prakash Ray
  1. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” ―Mahatma Gandhi
  1. “We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, some sunny day.” ―Vera Lynn
  1. “You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.” ―Kiera Cass
  1. “This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you.” ―Nicholas Sparks
  1. “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” ―Rumi
  1. “It’s okay if we’re not together, I’m happy that you were a part of me.” ―Unknown
  1. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ―Dr. Seuss
  1. “You had me at hello, goodbye and everything in between.” ―Shannon L. Alder
  1. “I have learned along my journey that letting go doesn’t mean loving less.” ―Alex Elle
  1. “Because at some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life and this is my way of keeping you in my heart.” ―Sandy Lynn
  1. “I don’t think that I could ever say goodbye to you… Not even if you said it to me.” ― Jaimie Roberts

Goodbye Quotes For Him

I guess that is a part of growing up.

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He’s your heart, so saying goodbye to him could be difficult. If you feel short of words, choose a goodbye quote to express your feelings.

  1. “A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.” ―Helen Rowland
  1. “It hurts me to say goodbye to you, my love, I will take solace in the fact that tomorrow is another day and until then I will hold on to thoughts of you to keep my heart warm.” — Stella Nwagbogwu
  1. “’What was it like to lose him?’ Asked Sorrow. There was a long pause before I responded: ‘It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me — said all at once.’” — Lang Leav
  1. “It takes a second to say hi and always to wave goodbye.” ―Unknown
  1. “Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.” ―Trey Parker
  1. “A gentlemen will never have goodbye in his dictionary; all he knows is about respecting his lady.” —Unknown
  1. “I guess that’s part of growing up, too—saying good-bye to the things you used to love.” —Jenny Han
  1. “I hate the moment when you have to say goodbye to someone you always wanted to spend some more time.” ―Unknown
  1. “From all my dreams where you felt everlasting to all my clothes your words used to wear, to the old end, to the new beginning, you have lost me everywhere.” ― Khadija Rupa
  1. “Say goodbye to all your troubles and worries today so you can say welcome to joy and life tomorrow.” — Myke Blaze
  1. “The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.” ―Moira Rogers
  1. 46.“So for now I say goodbye to this chapter of my life and I look forward to what comes next.” — Brooke Davis
  1. “Before you leave me again, tell me, so I can let you know if I’m ready to watch you go…” ― Donna M. Zadunajsky

Goodbye Quotes For Her

Saying goodbye is so hard

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She brightened your world with her love and care. Now when it’s time to choose different paths, say goodbye by using a special quote.

  1. Moving on is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” ―Dave Mustaine
  1. “Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.” ―George Eliot
  1. “The return makes one love the farewell.” ―Alfred de Musset
  1. “No more words. We know them all, all the words that should not be said. But you have made my world more perfect.” ―Terry Pratchett
  1. “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” ―Nicholas Sparks
  1. “Saying goodbye is so hard, my sweetheart, it is a goodbye to myself.” ―Unknown
  1. “Goodbye is the difficult thing to say to someone who means the world to you, especially when you don’t want to say goodbye.” ―Unknown
  1. “My breaking heart and I agree, that you and I could never be, so with my best… my very best, I set you free” ― Rachel Yamagata
  1. “Man’s feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell.” ―Jean Paul Richter
  1. “And I know, despite what may have happened at the end, he loved you. And you still love him. Love him enough to say goodbye.” — Allyson Kennedy

Funny Goodbye Quotes

Be it family members, friends, or partners, saying goodbye doesn’t need courage. Sometimes, you need to be funny at a serious moment and bid farewell with a funny goodbye quote.

  1. “Don’t ever tell anyone anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” ―J.D. Salinger
  1. “Bye Felicia!” ―Ice Cube (Friday movie)
  1. “It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest thing in the world.” ―John Green (Paper Towns)
  1. “I’ll see you in another life. When we are both cats.” ―Tom Cruise (Vanilla Sky)
  1. “I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little.” ―Cecelia Ahern
  1. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go” ―Oscar Wilde (The Duchess of Padua)
  1. “Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.” ―Charlie Brown
  1. “See you later alligator.” ― Bill Haley and his Comets
  1. “Goodie Bye, WoodieBie, Hoodie Bee!” ―Unknown
  1. “I’m floating. I’m flowing. I’m loving, but I’m going.” ―Dominic Riccitello
  1. “Saying goodbye didn’t meant I will never see you again. It was a temporary goodbye.” ―Unknown
  1. “So long, and thanks for all the fish!” ―Douglas Adams
  1. “Goodbye, stay happy, I won’t miss you any more sticky gum.” ―Unknown
  1. “Never ever say goodbye to the people you want to maintain longer relationship. Sometimes a goodbye can destroy the relation in few minutes.” ―Unknown
  1. “Goodbye, Vietnam! That’s right, I’m history, I’m outta here, I got the lucky ticket home, baby.” ―Good Morning Vietnam
  1. “It wise to say goodbye to a relation that hurts rather suffering in wrong company for lifetime.” ―Unknown
  1. “I will miss you till you come back but I hope you will return back with awesome gifts. Bon voyage.” ―Unknown
  1. “When I am brave enough to say goodbye I’ll use the wings you gave me and away I’ll fly.” ―Celia McMahon

Goodbye Quotes For Family

Goodbye does not mean the end

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Family is the reason for your overall development. Without family members, life seems empty. So, express the feeling of moving away by choosing a meaningful goodbye quote.

  1. “Goodbye doesn’t mean the end. It only means that I will return or see you some other time. Take the sky, for example, the sun tells the sky goodbye when it gets dark only to return the next day once it is bright.” —Frank Alile
  1. “It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” ―Ernie Harwell
  1. “The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.” ―Wendy Wunder
  1. “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” ―Paulo Coelho
  1. “It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life, starts with goodbye.” ―Carrie Underwood
  1. “I can’t remember all the times I told myself to hold on to these moments as they pass.” ―Counting Crows
  1. “It’s not the days in life we remember, rather the moments.” ―Walt Disney
  1. “Our memories of yesterday will last a lifetime. We’ll take the best, forget the rest, and someday will find that these are the best of times.” ―Styx
  1. “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” ―Flavia Weedn
  1. “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
  1. “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

Sad Good-Bye Quotes

Goodbye is the saddest word.

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Tears fall and the heart feels low. That’s the feeling when you are sad and don’t feel like saying goodbye to someone special.

  1. “The last day is way shorter than counting to ten.” — Leena Ahmad Almashat
  1. “Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-bye is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.” — John Steinbeck
  1. “There’s nothing good about goodnight when it means goodbye.” — Jeff Thomas
  1. “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.” — Elisabetta Canalis
  1. “Sometimes a goodbye is forever and you would never again get the chance to see that person again. Tragic, but it’s a real truth.” —Unknown
  1. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” —Seneca
  1. “Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.” —William Shakespeare
  1. “Tears in my eyes, feelings of separation in my heart, it’s a sad goodbye.” —Unknown
  1. “Saying goodbye is a little like dying.” —Marjane Satrapi
  1. “Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.” —Jonathan Harnisch
  1. “It’s the emptiest and yet the fullest of all human messages: ‘Good-bye.’” ―Kurt Vonnegut
  1. “Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.” —William Cowper
  1. “Goodbye is the saddest word I ever heard, goodbye is the last time I will hold you near.” —Celine Dion
  1. “A ‘hello again’ after the final goodbye is sometimes harder than just keeping the goodbye as it was.” —Jessiqua Wittman
  1. “Anyone with a heart, a family, has experienced loss. No one escapes unscathed. Every story of separation is different, but I think we all understand the basic, wrenching emotion that comes from saying goodbye, not knowing if we will see that person again, or perhaps knowing that we will not.” —Luanne Rice

Friends are a highly significant part of our lives, and we share many memories with them. Therefore, saying goodbye to your friends can be a difficult thing to do. But with the help of these goodbye quotes for friends, we hope you can express your feelings and emotions towards them with the right words. These quotes will also help you cherish your memories together when they are not around and look forward to making new memories with them when you reunite.

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While writing any message for a loved one, adding a personal touch helps them relate to your feelings in an even better way. Saving this infographic and referring to it while penning a message to someone you love can help make your message memorable.

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