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January 08, 2019 Wedding Anniversary Wishes 1 comment

Here's a list of emotional goodbye quotes you can use: #3: It would have been better if goodbyes could be killed, I would have murdered this one I have to I loved every moment so good bye with kisses and much love.

A funeral is a time for people to come together and share their thoughts, but finding the right words to say at a funeral isn’t always easy. Short funeral quotes on the nature of life, love and loss can be an ideal way to express how you’re feeling when nothing seems to make sense.

These inspirational funeral and memorial quotes could be a help when you are writing a eulogy or epitaph, or looking for a quotation to include on an order of service sheet. Whether you want something that captures the experience of loss, or reflects on the meaning of life, these funeral quotes could be the right way to say goodbye.

1. “Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”

Rabindranath Tagore, writer and artist

2. “Lives are like rivers: Eventually they go where they must. Not where we want them to.”

Richard Russo, author and screenwriter

3. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

George Sand, author, real name Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin

4. “Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realise it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.”

Sai Baba, spiritual leader and philanthropist

5. “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

Ernest Hemingway, author and journalist

6. “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”

On Death, Khalil Gibran, artist, poet and author

7. “The journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take.”

The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien, author and university professor

8. “Life has to end. Love doesn’t.”

The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom, best-selling author and broadcaster

9. “Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.”

Rossiter Worthington Raymond, engineer and author

10. “How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?”

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers, author

11. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

Irish proverb

12. “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…”

The Song is Ended, Irving Berlin, songwriter

13. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”

Helen Keller, author and political activist

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

Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne, author

15. “As is a tale, so is a life: Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”

Seneca, philosopher and writer

16. “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless unrememberd acts of kindness and of love.”

Tintern Abbey, William Wordsworth, poet

17. “Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting of a plank or two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow.”

A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin, author

18. “Grief is the price we pay for love”

Colin Murray Parkes, psychiatrist and grief expert

19. “Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.”

Little Footprints, Dorothy Ferguson, poet

20. “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.”

James O’Barr, artist

21. “Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”


22. “More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.”

Dirge Without Music, Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet and playwright

23. “To me, you were more than just a person. You were a place where I finally felt at home.”

Denice Envail, writer

24. “Every life is noted and is cherished, and nothing loved is ever lost or perished.”

A Ring of Endless Light, Madeleine L’Engle, author

25. “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides, classical author

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Short funeral quotes on the nature of life, love and loss can be an ideal way to meaning of life, these funeral quotes could be the right way to say goodbye. “ For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

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44 Goodbye Quotes

Let these goodbye quotes be ones that remind you how many times in life we say goodbye. Thoughts and wisdom of others on the issues of farewell in everyday life, on retirement, on graduation and in death. We hope these words of wisdom encourage you.

  1. You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. Frederick Buechner

  2. Good-bye doesn't have to be forever. Jenny Han
    Words of Encouragement

  3. Don't be dismayed at 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

  4. Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. Jonathan Harnisch
    Quote of the Day

  5. We'll see you next time. Waffle House restaurant sign
    Short Quotes

  6. Stutz-Martin said a brief and informal "goodbye ceremony" can be surprisingly effective in helping people let go of a beloved property. Ellen James Martin

  7. So long, see you around, but never a final goodbye. Fred Flagler
    Short Positive Quotes

  8. The most difficult thing for most people to say in 25 words or less is "goodbye."' Author Unknown
    Cute Life Quotes

  9. Saying goodbye feels hard, for sure, but I am confident that it is a door through which we walk to bring us to another good chapter in our story together. Claudia Quigg

  10. Farewell, so long to a year gone by and hello to the new Catherine Pulsifer
    New Year Wishes

  11. Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry. Dr. Seuss
    Smile Poems

  12. The finale of every year is a time to say goodbye to one year and welcome the coming of a new one. A blessed year may it be. Kate Summers
    New Year Greetings

  13. Your retiring so that means you say goodbye to work but not goodbye to us - we have all been friends and coworkers for many years a special bond we will always have! Stay in touch, come and visit us! Catherine Pulsifer

  14. Sometimes good-bye is a second chance. Clears your head. Anyway... missing someone makes you remember why you loved that person in the first place. Jamie McGuire, Something Beautiful

  15. Two of the greatest predictors of success are the ability to say hello and the ability to say goodbye. Robert J. Braathe

  16. "Goodbye" is the best ever gift that you can receive from worse friends. Never hesitate to wave it back. Be bold to say "no" to what always keeps you static! Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

  17. A time to say goodbye and a time to say hello.
    A time to bid farewell and a time to look forward.
    A time to let go and a time to learn new things,
    that is what happens when the New Year rings in.
    Catherine Pulsifer
    New Year

  18. "I thought I was stronger than a word, but I just discovered that having to say goodbye to you is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do." Colleen Hoover
    Quotes about being Strong

  19. "To say goodbye, is to die a little. To say good morning, is a hope for a new sunshine in a cloudy winter." Nabil Toussi

  20. For every goodbye, God also provides a hello. Donna Gable Hatch
    Inspirational Poems

  21. If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. Paulo Coehlo

  22. Saying goodbye to someone you love is difficult. However, if the goodbye is only for a short time we come to appreciate our loved one more especially when they come home. Catherine Pulsifer
    Love and Life

  23. Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending, of a sweet goodbye to school, however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a beginning for the new graduate. Catherine Pulsifer

  24. The hardest goodbyes are the ones that were never said and never explained, the ones where the story wasn't over. Virginia Brown
    Inspirational Stories

  25. Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
    Graduation Poems

  26. If I knew this is your final goodbye; I'd have told you that still I've a lot of things to say. I'd have told you how you changed my life, how you made me close to Me, how you made me realize the beauty of the world. Crestless Wave

  27. The finale of every year is a time to say goodbye to one year and welcome the coming of a new one. A blessed year may it be. Kate Summers

  28. Sometimes, what we care about the most goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I Love You." Author Unknown, Keep Them Close
    Appreciation Poems

  29. Thank God I found the "good" in goodbye Beyonce Knowles

  30. Today as we say goodbye, we also celebrate the beginning of a different journey for our loved one - a journey to eternal life. I envision eternal life to be like that described in Revelation 21:4 'And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.' Catherine Pulsifer

  31. Goodbyes are not forever,
    Goodbyes are not the end.
    They simply mean I'll miss you,
    Until we meet again.
    Author Unknown
    Encouraging Poems

  32. I'm retired - goodbye tension, hello pension! Author Unknown

  33. May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Irish Blessing
    Irish Quotes and Sayings

  34. Goodbye to last year we see it has passed,
    and a wish of hope and faith for the coming year. God bless! Catherine Pulsifer
    New Year Poem

  35. 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, The Winter of Our Discontent

  36. So to thee, farewell. Love me little, love me long, is the burden of my song. Author Unknown, Love Me Little, Love Me Long
    Valentines Poems

  37. There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. Mahatma Gandhi

  38. It's hard to say goodbye,
    To those we become fond of
    And even more difficult,
    To say hello to those we don't love.
    Julie Hebert, One Of Life's Challenges
    Motivational Poems

  39. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie The Pooh

  40. I did not realize that saying good-bye would be the most difficult thing I had to do in my life. Kay Duncan, Saying Goodbye
    Life and Struggles

  41. I believe that saying 'Hello' and saying 'Goodbye' are the two major learning tasks all humans need to accomplish. John Hughes

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44 Goodbye Quotes

goodbye quotes for loved ones

There is hello, and then there is goodbye.
All of us are destined to leave a place or somebody; more farewells are said than hellos. Read on these Goodbye Quotes for understanding saying goodbye is never easy to do in life.

When I had to say goodbye to you my love, it was like saying goodbye to my life.

You always never appreciate something you have until you lose it and realize it meant the world to you.

This is where we met each other, and now this is where we would part ways.

Two strangers who became best friends is wonderful, while two best friends who became strangers is just plain sad.



Save your tears because it is already over. Smile because of the memories you have with you.

Good-byes are hated. More hellos are needed.

If your best friends would have to leave each other, never think of it as goodbye. Treat it like a leave of absence, only extended.

Jealousy Quotes

I have to tell myself countless of times to hold on and never let go of those moments repeatedly.

If you really love someone, then the hardest part would be saying god bye.

When farewells loom ahead of us, would be the only time when we seek deeper for love.

Every one of us would met a person who would be hard to say goodbye to.

You can only meet someone again if you have said your good-byes.

There is no doubt that friends who had their farewells would meet again in a different moment or lifetime.

60 Quotes about Love

There are a lot of memories to remember, but only the happy ones remain so I will be able to think about us in a happier perspective.

As long as we loved until our last goodbye, then our love had been whole and true.

Saying goodbye is less painful if you think about the new hellos you will say to each other again.

Cute Saying goodbye messages from heart

An assortment of heartfelt saying goodbye quotes from all people that had to do walk out on something or somebody in their life, is laid out for you to immerse yourself in.

There is no point in saying goodbye if I firmly believe that we will meet again.

I know that we will meet again someplace where only the two of us know each other. Good-byes do not have to be said.

There are no goodbyes for people who deeply love each other, for their memories would never know the meaning of goodbye.

Do not waste your tears because you are leaving, smile because of the memories you have with you.

The past cannot be changed so do not look back. Rejoice in the present and prepare for a beautiful future.

The 60 Broken Heart Quotes

Goodbye is not forever. If it is, then it should be bad bye instead of good.

There is nothing good in a goodbye.

We live in a world that is round. The end of one could be the beginning of another.

When only the memories remain, the things she said ought to be remembered.

A feeling deep inside me urges me not to say goodbye. I get the feeling that we would see each other again.

Being unable to say goodbye must have a reason so special that you cannot bear the thought of parting.

You always have to remember the memories because they fade in time.



Every goodbye would hurt, so prepare yourself if you are planning to say it.

It would be very awkward to say hello to a person when you meet them to say your goodbyes to each other.

To soften the way I will say goodbye, let me say hello in advance. That is for when we meet again.

If you are a true friend, we will never have the pains of saying goodbye.

All things come to an end, no matter how much we hold on to them.

We promised to be friends forever. I never thought forever would get a shortcut.

Because of you, I am forever changed. Even if we would be saying our goodbyes after tonight, do not forget that you mean a lot to me.

Quotes about letting go and moving forward

There are things always left undone when a relationship is over.

Every good thing always has an ending, but it ends best when I am with you.

If you will only remember with tears and sadness, do not remember me at all. Best if you remember me with smiles and laughter.

Leaving behind the memories you had is harder than moving on.

We are not ready to say goodbye to you yet, even if you are ready to say farewell to us.

Now that we are friends again, I am never going to say goodbye.

Not all goodbyes last forever and mean the end. It is just that I will miss you until we see each other again.

What makes a goodbye painful is when you know that you will never say hello to each other again.

I just know that we will meet again. I may not know when or where, but you are in my heart, so there is no need to say good bye.

Collect the best memories you have in a lifetime. Forget the rest, so you will turn back and remember the best times you had.

If I would think that there is a chance that you will forget me, then I would make myself stay.

Our feelings are at their most genuine and sincere during meeting and when it is time to say goodbye.

Do not totally hate goodbyes. They are necessary so we can meet people again.

Time is essential, for there may come a time that there would be no time enough to say what we want, and the only thing left would be goodbye.

There is nothing more painful than a silent forgotten moment between friends preceding a goodbye.

Good-yes are even more painful between two souls who have already been connected with each other.

Most of our lifetime is spent within each other’s circle. Now that it is time to separate, there is no denying that we may forget each other. But know that you always have a part inside of me.

Needing each other does not make us weak. It gives us strength; it is what makes us human.

Do not let dreams overtake all of our memories.

There is no forever in a good-bye. You will always be in my heart, and that is where you will always be.

Sweet Goodbye love sayings with images

Love is pure and true when the hurt is much deeper during farewells.

Goodbye love of my life, I must go. I hope we will meet again, some day.

You have to give everyone the love you can give, for good-byes are always at a corner.

There are two kinds of people we meet: the ones who come and leave quickly and the ones who stay for a while and leave with footprints imprinted on our hearts.

It is never easy to say goodbye, especially when saying goodbye love. It is a lot quicker to say hello, but goodbyes take forever.

Some of our stories close without us realizing that the end has never been written.

There is always an end, or a beginning to an end. But an end of the beginning seldom comes.

Be careful about saying goodbye, for you may lose someone you do not want to say goodbye to.

When you give out good-byes and you feel deeply hurt, then you will see that you do not want to say goodbye again.

Cute Goodbye messages for coworkers- cool way to say goodbye

Remember the days in our life less, the memories are the ones that count the most.

There is never any good in good-byes.

The way she said goodbye was so sweet that I first thought that she was saying that she will return to me.

Meeting you ended all the simple things in my life and started my whole life.

Always put in your mind that memories are as bright as stars, and they live on forever.

Why did we part ways? It is so that we can meet each other again under a different circumstance.

The dearest of friends might also be parted through time.

It is better to die and part ways from each other. Going our separate ways and living on is torture that I could not even begin to imagine.

May you have a blessed journey until we meet again.

Distance and time could not puncture the bubble of a friendship that is worth it.

Miles can do nothing between two people in love. If you love someone, you know that you are already there.

I cannot fathom how I would live the days without you. I would surely pull the time between our good-byes and saying our hellos again.

Loving with oceans and miles of land between is agony, but there is still a warm flutter in the heart for you are in each other’s heart all the same.

When you have to wait to see someone again, make sure to make the absence sweet.

When we part from each other, death takes place. Then resurrection happens when we meet each other again.

If a woman never knows the time to say goodbye, men do not have a clue on how to say goodbye.

Looking forward to a meeting could make farewell sweeter.

Goodbye is the bitterest word that could end years of friendship and every celebration of love.

Drop me a kiss before we part. Even though we severed our bonds, my heart would forever long for you.

Meeting each other again gives such immense joy that the pain of leaving is eclipsed entirely.

My heart is breaking too much to say goodbye.

Would there be a guarantee that if I leave now you will still remember me tomorrow?

Being alone and bitter was caused by one hateful word that is goodbye.

I wish you all the best in your life. Heartfelt goodbye from all of your coworkers.

Never met someone honest like you my dear friend and co-worker. Farewell and goodbye with heavy heart we say to you.

When I needed help, you were always there. I can say that you are one of best coworkers I have met in my life. Goodbye best working colleague and a friend.

50 Quotes For When You Have To Leave Someone You Love Behind on Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left.

Goodbye Quotes

goodbye quotes for loved ones

Goodbyes are never easy.

Saying goodbye to someone is never an easy task. If it’s someone that you’re especially close to, then saying goodbye can actually be the hardest thing you could EVER do.

After all, when two people are very close to each other, chances are they’ve shared many memories and created a strong bond together.

To let go of that is tough.

Saying goodbye is to signal the end of something, and no one likes endings.

It can be a friend or a lover, but one thing is for sure: goodbyes are hard as hell to say to those we care for.

And sadly, at some point, goodbyes are an inevitable part of life. Not everyone is going to stick by your side forever.

We have to eventually let people go, because we all go through different paths in life and we can’t always stick with the same people forever.

That’s why it’s so important to learn how to gracefully say goodbye. We can’t prevent separation from happening, but we can learn to embrace the temporary time that we spend with people.

These endings don’t always have to be forever; sometimes, after a painful goodbye, you can rejoice in the next time you say “hello” again.

Goodbyes are hard, but if you need some help, then we've got you covered. Continue reading below for 15 quotes to help you say goodbye. 

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

For when you never thought you'd have to leave.

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.” ―Nicholas Sparks

It's over before we know it.

“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

When someone has changed you for the better.

“You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.” ―Kiera Cass

When your heart just breaks.

“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

Saying goodbye makes you feel empty inside.

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

When you need a little bravery.

“When I am brave enough to say goodbye I'll use the wings you gave me and away I'll fly” ―Celia McMahon

It's hard.

“I didn’t think saying good-bye would be so hard. And with everything that’s to come—We’ll face it together. To whatever end.” ―Sarah J. Maas

Just when you thought it would last forever.

“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

For when you just CAN'T.

“I don’t think that I could ever say goodbye to you… Not even if you said it to me.” ―Jaimie Roberts

For when you choose to go.

“I’m floating. I’m flowing. I’m loving, but I’m going.” ―Dominic Riccitello

Just give a little warning.

“Before you leave me again, tell me, so I can let you know if I’m ready to watch you go...” ―Donna M. Zadunajsky

Appreciate what you had.

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

When it comes full circle.

“We started here together and now we’re leaving the same way. The funny thing is you never appreciate what you had yesterday until it is gone today.”

What it really feels like.

“When I had to say goodbye to you, my love, it was like saying goodbye to my life.”


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