101+ Best Leaving Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Leaving Quotes

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius

It is so hard to leave until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world. John Green

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Semisonic

I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance. Beryl Markham

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

There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it. Kate DiCamillo

It is so hard to leave until you leave. And then it is the easiest thing in the world. John Green

I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go. F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. Paulo Coelho

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. Pascal Mercier

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

And the danger is that in this move toward new horizons and far directions, that I may lose what I have now, and not find anything except loneliness. Sylvia Plath

It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life, starts with goodbye. Carrie Underwood

The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn’t want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland. Elizabeth Gilbert

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little. Cecelia Ahern

Goodbyes, they often come in waves. Jarod Kintz

I hated myself for going, why couldn’t I be the kind of person who stays? Jonathan Safran Foer

Goodbye always makes my throat hurt. Charlie Brown

Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle earth. Go in peace! I will not say do not weep; for not all tears are an evil. J.R.R. Tolkien

See You Later Alligator. Bill Haley

I was always holding onto people, and they were always leaving. Lili St. Crow

Bye Felicia! Friday

Every time we make the decision to love someone, we open ourselves to great suffering, because those we most love cause us not only great joy but also great pain. The greatest pain comes from leaving. When the child leaves home, when the husband or wife leaves for a long period of time or for good, when the beloved friend departs to another country or dies the pain of the leaving can tear us apart. Still, if we want to avoid the suffering of leaving, we will never experience the joy of loving. And love is stronger than fear, life stronger than death, hope stronger than despair. We have to trust that the risk of loving is always worth taking. Henri Nouwen

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde

Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons. Donald Miller

So long, and thanks for all the fish! Douglas Adams

Leave something for someone but dont leave someone for something. Enid Blyton

Don’t ever tell anyone anything. If you do, you start missing everybody. J.D. Salinger

We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everyhwere. Tim McGraw

Goodbye, Vietnam! That’s right, I’m history, I’m outta here, I got the lucky ticket home, baby. Good Morning Vietnam

I’m guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve but when I’m done, I’m done. Turcois Ominek

So long, and thanks for all the fish! Douglas Adams

There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave. Charlotte Eriksson

We laughed until we had to cry, we loved right down to our last goodbye, we were the best. St. Elmo’s Fire

And I realized that there’s a big difference between deciding to leave and knowing where to go. Robyn Schneider

A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach

Do you know what your problem is? You can’t live with the idea that someone might leave. John Green

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

They were involved in that awkward procedure of getting to unknow each other. John Irving

Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? Richard Bach

I leave, and the leaving is so exhilarating I know I can never go back. But then what? Do I just keep leaving places, and leaving them, and leaving them, tramping a perpetual journey? John Green

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

Because maybe, in a way, we didn’t leave it behind nearly as much as we might once have thought. Because somewhere underneath, a part of us stayed like that: fearful of the world around us, and no matter how much we despised ourselves for it unable quite to let each other go. Kazuo Ishiguro

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. E.B. White

What you are to do without me I cannot imagine. George Bernard Shaw

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If I stayed here, something inside me would be lost forever something I couldn’t afford to lose. It was like a vague dream, a burning, unfulfilled desire. The kind of dream people have only when they’re seventeen. Haruki Murakami

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

You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be. Charlotte Eriksson

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. A.A. Milne

There are times when the actual experience of leaving something makes you wish desperately that you could stay, and then there are times when the leaving reminds you a hundred times over why exactly you had to leave in the first place. Shauna Niequist

The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back. Wendy Wunder

To leave, after all, was not the same as being left. Anita Shreve

The two hardest things to say in life is hello for the first time and goodbye for the last. Moira Rogers

In life, a person will come and go from many homes. We may leave a house, a town, a room, but that does not mean those places leave us. Once entered, we never entirely depart the homes we make for ourselves in the world. They follow us, like shadows, until we come upon them again, waiting for us in the mist. Ari Berk

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. George Eliot

You can’t go home again. Thomas Wolfe

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

I don’t understand how I can know so little about love and how it works. How I can be so bad at it when it’s all I’ve ever wanted. All I’ve ever known is about leaving or being left. Carrie Ryan

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

If you have to convince someone to stay with you then they have already left. Shannon L. Alder

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it. Helen Rowland

Of course. That’s what people do in a disordered world, a world of freedom and choice they leave when they want. They disappear, they come back, they leave again. And you are left to pick up the pieces on your own. Lauren Oliver

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

I am not collarbones or drunken letters never sent. I am not the way I leave or left or didn’t know how to handle anything, at any time, and I am not your fault. Charlotte Eriksson

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

I would have stayed a hundred times and I would have left one time only still, I left. Mihail Drumeş

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

Turn off the light, she says as she walks away, creating a small woosh that smells sweet and chemical. It makes me sad because it’s the smell she makes when she’s leaving. Augusten Burroughs

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

I’ll tell you this. Leaving that which you love breaks your heart open. But you will find a jewel inside, and this precious jewel is the opening of your heart to all that is new and all that is different, and it will be the making of you if you allow it to be. Jacqueline Winspear

The pain of a hard good bye is the heart’s tribute to the privilege to love. Beth Moore

But I wasn’t the girl I’d been when I left, and I knew it. Ally Carter

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Nicholas Sparks

Goodbyes are on of the hardest things about life. One way or another people were always leaving. Always moving on. Karen Kingsbury Leaving

This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Nicholas Sparks

The act of you leaving was just the full stop at the end of a terrible sentence. Fact is, I lost you long before you ever left. Beau Taplin

The return makes one love the farewell. Alfred de Musset

Because Margo knows the secret of leaving, the secret I have only just now learned; leaving feels good and pure only when you leave something important, something that mattered to you. Pulling life out by the roots. But you can’t do that until your life has grown roots. John Green

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

The best thing about endings is knowing that just ahead is the daunting task to start over. Jodi Picoult

Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry. Dr. Seuss

Leaving would imply suitcases and empty drawers, and late birthday cards with ten dollar bills stuffed inside. Julie Kagawa

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

A person who doesn’t understand both sides of an issue can’t relate to the side he is trying to sway, so his words will bounce off of them without leaving any impression. Daniel Willey

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

Once you’d resolved to go, there was nothing to it at all. Jeannette Walls

Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. J.M. Barrie

It was a life I didn’t want to leave behind.It was a life I didn’t want to forget. Maggie Stiefvater

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

I know absolutely nothing about where I’m going. I’m fine with that. I’m happy about it. Before, I had nothing. I had no life, no friends, and no family really, and I didn’t really care. I had nothing, and nothing to lose, and then I knew loss. What I cared about was gone; it was all lost. Now I have everything to gain; everything is a clean slate. It’s all blank pages waiting to be written on. It’s all about going forward. It’s all about uncertainty and possibilities. Gregory Galloway

Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it. Trey Parker

Things go away to return, brightened for the passage. A.R. Ammons

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. Charles Dickens

And yet, even as she spoke, she knew that she did not wish to come back. not to stay, not to live. She loved the little yellow cottage more than she loved any place on earth. but she was through with it except in her memories.  Maud Hart Lovelace

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

The reason for leaving sometimes is to return. Simply to return. Yrsa Daley Ward

We’ll meet again, Don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, Some sunny day. Vera Lynn