It is amazing how nice people are to you when they know you're going away.
― Michael Arlen
There comes a stage in life, when you must go away; whether it is because of personal reasons or professional ones, goodbyes are hard, really hard. But, no one can escape them. We get so caught up in our own small world, that we don't want to get out of our comfort zone. But, to achieve your dreams, you just gotta move away from your friends and family, sometimes. You may be going away physically, but people you love will always stay in your heart.
You may be leaving a person who has hurt you or broken your heart. Of course, it will be painful, but it's better to walk away with dignity.
The following collection of goodbye quotes will help you deal with departures without the drama, hopefully. It won't be easy, but it'll be worth it!
Going Away Quotes
It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home.
― Jalal ad-Din Rumi
I am going away with him to an unknown country where I shall have no past and no name, and where I shall be born again with a new face and an untried heart.
― Sidonie Gabrielle
Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
― Washington Irving
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 Blessings
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
― Henry David Thoreau
Don't be dismayed by good-byes. 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
Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.
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
A man never knows how to say goodbye, a woman never knows when to say it.
― Helen Rowland
In the hope to meet Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.
― Ben Jonson
Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
― J.B. Morton
Hasta la vista, baby.
― Arnold Schwarzenegger
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
― G. K. Chesterton
Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell.
― Emily Dickinson
No man goes before his time/unless the boss leaves early.
― Groucho Marx
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.
― Garrison Keillor
But fate ordains that dearest friends must part.
― Edward Young
We only part to meet again.
― John Gay
Never say good-bye because good-bye means going away, and going away means forgetting.
― Peter Pan
We laughed, we cried, but we'll never say good-bye.
Good-byes make you think, they make you realize what you've had, what you've lost, and what you've taken for granted.
Being strong sometimes means being able to let go.
A good-bye is never painful unless you're never going to say hello again.
It's so ironic. The people in your life who say, 'I'm always going to be here for you.' are the ones that walk away first.
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.
Pushing you away is easier than having to say goodbye for the very last time.
It suddenly seemed to me that I was lonely, that everyone was forsaking me and going away from me.
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Right before my eyes, i could see my life going away from me and there was nothing I could do.
― Jennifer Niven
Man's feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell.
― Jean Paul Richter
Gone - flitted away,
Taken the stars from the night and the sun
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart.
― Alfred Tennyson
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
― Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan, Annie
Can miles truly separate you from friends.... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
― Richard Bach
Where is the good in goodbye?
― Meredith Willson, The Music Man (Thanks, Thomas)
Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away with your head held high is dignity.