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So Long, Farewell, Goodbye


It's so Hard to Say Goodbye

Saying goodbye can be one of the hardest things we have to do, especially when it is the final goodbye. The thing to remember with all goodbye is that it is OK to feel bad. In many cases there is a period of grieving involved. Make sure you tell the person how you feel before they go. Many times it's what we don't say that we regret later. Keep in mind that no matter what the circumstances for the goodbye you will always be able to keep them in your heart. They never truly leave you.

Goodbye My Friend

Goodbye My Friend

Saying Goodbye

  • Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye? - Author Unknown
  • Don't cry because you're leaving smile because you were here. - Unknown
  • I have never found any good in goodbye. - Unknown
  • There are no goodbyes, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart. - Gandhi
  • Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you. Until we meet again.
  • The loss of a friend is like hat of a limb. Time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. - Robert Southey
  • A memory last forever never does it die. True friends stay together and never say goodbye.
Goodbye My Love

Goodbye My Love

Goodbye to the one you love

  • You know that you are in love when the hardest thing to do is say goodbye.
  • As you left and said your good-byes, you forgot to tell my heart how to live without you.
  • Just before you go, don't you offer any sweet advice because where were all you shoulders when I needed them so long ago? And now with legs so weak and weary from this silly dance, with a suitcase full of memories pack my bags and slowly drift away. - Fuel
  • When I see you smile, and I know it's not for me, that's when I'll miss you. - Anonymous
  • When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. - Maurice Maeterlink

When it's Time for the Last Goodbye

  • When there are lines upon my face from a lifetime full of smiles, when time comes to embrace for one long last while, we can laugh about how time really flies, we won't say goodbye cause true love never dies. You'll always be beautiful in my eyes. Joshua Kadison
  • A sunbeam to warm you, A moonbeam to charm you, A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you. - Irish Blessing
  • Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. - Anonymous
  • Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. - From a headstone in Ireland

Goodbye, it's been nice working with you.

Goodbye, it's been nice working with you.

Saying Goodbye to a Co-Worker

  • So sorry you'll be leaving. You'll be missed ever so much. Good luck in the future. And please stay in touch. - Unknown
  • Be well, do good work, and keep in touch. - Garrison Keillor
  • Let the best of the past be the worst of the future. - Unknown
  • I'm sorry, I've forgotten what you do here. - Unknown


Alea on August 04, 2013:

Hi everybody my names alea my uncle just died on the 11th he was a father figure to me. So reading these just kinda mad me cry more but they where helpful. My uncle was not just an uncle he was a great person my hero my Bestfriend my father in my eyes. Im so proud of him he got cancer in 200 and now it's 2014 he was a fighter he never stopped helping everybody even when he was in pain he always helped me and friends. He was a type that If you did not know him you would by the end of the night I miss him like crazy I just want one if those hugs and kisses on the forehead for no reason saying come over here I wanna hug and tell you I love you we would stand there for like 15 minutes talking and laughing and just being us In going to miss helping him he inspired me to want to be a nurse by helping him with his lines his cuts that were bad!! But I'm just really going to miss the little thing I'm never going to forget my Gay uncle !!!!!!!!:* kisses to you in heaven love monkey!!!:) I miss you just wait for me okay please

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on March 09, 2013:

sonam dilma, how true.

sonam dolma on March 04, 2013:

saying bye is just for for a moment ...

after all will alwaz in ur heart

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on March 08, 2012:

Vellur, I love quotes. Saying goodbye is never easy, even when you want to go. Thanks you for your comment.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 08, 2012:

A great hub with many great quotes to say goodbye. Enjoyed reading the hub even though saying goodbye is tough.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on February 25, 2012:

Thanks Sally. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Sally Branche from Only In Texas! on February 23, 2012:

Charming! Voted up & useful! ;D

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on January 18, 2012:

Aunt Mollie, welcome to HubPages. I love quotes. The quote from Romeo and Juliet is an especially good.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on January 18, 2012:

Charu, I truly believe it. The "when I see you smile" is so poetic and true. Thanks for reading.

Charu Bhatnagar from India on January 18, 2012:

Oh My....what a great collection. Besides I so agree with what what you wrote in the introduction to the quotes, to tell whatever we want to, the reason of goodbye, that they'll be in our hearts still, forever. :-)

I loved the quotes by "Gandhi", "Robert Southey", and this one: "When I see you smile, and I know it's not for me, that's when I'll miss you."

Nice collection, I'll surely borrow some of these, if need arises.

Aunt Mollie on January 14, 2012:

I loved this collection of quotes! I'm new to HubPages and one of the first Hubs I published was a collection of quotes about my topic. I think all writers love quotations. Here's one you might want to add from Romeo and Juliet:

"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow,

That I shall say good night till it be morrow."

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on January 04, 2012:

GmaGoldie, what a wonderful memory. How wonderful that he could leave with such great memories and a feeling of being able to say goodbye. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on January 04, 2012:

Injured lamb, it is especially hard when you love someone.

Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on January 04, 2012:

KoffeeKlatch Gals,

When I as 4 years old, my great uncle who never believed in saying good-bye, took me by the hand said good-bye. He knew it was his time. I still remember that fondly and love the memories I had with him. Thank you for sharing. In Hawaiian it is both hello and good-bye - a great remembrance to us to being thankful for the hello.Thank you!

Injured lamb on January 03, 2012:

Thanks for sharing with us all the goodbye quotes. It's true that goodbye can always bring us different emotions especially those last goodbye to those we love...

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on December 19, 2011:

Thanks ehsan121. It is hard to say goodbye.

ehsan121 from Karachi on December 19, 2011:

Really interesting hub. Saying goodbye is not easy for everyone when it's last goodbye for those who we love most.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on November 30, 2011:

Genna East, it is almost impossible to say goodbye to your children. I agree, Gandhi does say it best.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on November 29, 2011:

What a lovely and thoughtful hub. Having to say goodbye to my son after Thanksgiving in Denver was hard. It’s difficult when our children live far away.

This one is my favorite:

“There are no goodbyes, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart. - Gandhi

So true!

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on November 27, 2011:

Bella, I don't think much of anyone likes to say goodbye. It's always such a sad event.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on November 27, 2011:

Donna, saying goodbye can be tramatic, some people feel as though they will never get over it. The quote you are talking about was particularily helpful when my best friend passed away.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on November 27, 2011:

anginwu, it can be extremely hard to say goodbye. However, sometimes you can't wait to say goodbye.

CMHypno, thanks. I tried to chose the quotes carefully. I wanted them to mean something.

Bella Nina from USA on November 26, 2011:

Great hub Koffee. I guess we all have our own way of saying good-bye. I know I usually don't like it!!

Donna Cosmato from USA on November 26, 2011:

This is a useful page to bookmark because saying goodbye can be a traumatic event, and you may not have the words to express your feelings. It's always helpful to have a go-to reference source like this when you are just struggling to keep your head above the water and there's no time to think. I related to most of these but really needed the one about our loved ones not really leaving us but being always near.

CMHypno from Other Side of the Sun on November 26, 2011:

Poignant quotes KoffeeKlatch Gals. Goodbyes can be hard so 'au revoir' as our French friends would say.

anglnwu on November 26, 2011:

Saying goodbyes is one of the hardest things, especially when you're saying goodbye to someone you love dearly. Love the line, " love leaves a memory no one can steal" Thanks for sharing--love all the quotes and rated up.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on November 26, 2011:

Thank you Seeker7. I have always found Ghandi's words touching.

Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on November 26, 2011:

This is a wonderful and very useful hub. Many of us do find it hard to find the right words when that final moment comes, but your hub has lighted the way. I particularly loved the Irish Blessing. But Ghandi's words really touched a cord with me - "There are no goodbyes, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart" - so uplifting!!

I really loved this beautiful hub + voted up awesome!!

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on November 26, 2011:

dahoglund, true enough. Thanks for stopping by.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Sunny Florida on November 26, 2011:

Thanks Millionaire Tips. You are right, sometimes you're quite happy to say goodbye.

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on November 25, 2011:

Goodbyes are often awkward.

Shasta Matova from USA on November 25, 2011:

These are all terrific quotes on the subject of saying goodbye. It is truly difficult to say, unless you are happy someone is leaving.

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