Leaving Sayings and Quotes

It’s hard to say goodbye, especially to people and places we love. However, sometimes we must move on for the sake of personal growth. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and inspirational quotes about leaving to help cut the cord.

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

I been a long time leaving but I'm going to be a long time gone.     

Willie Nelson

Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue. It's the way you ride the trail that counts,Here's a happy one for you.     

Dale Evans

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.     

Dr. Seuss

Life! we've been long together, Through pleasant and through cloudy weather; 'Tis hard to part when friends are dear, Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear; Then steal away, give little warning; Choose thine own time; Say not 'Good-night'; but in some bright     

Aikin Barbauld

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

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

George Eliot

Sometimes, people choose to leave not because of selfish reasons. But they just know that things will get worse if they stay.     


Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.     

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Man's feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell.     

Jean Paul Richter

Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.     

William Shakespeare

The return makes one love the farewell.     

Alfred De Musset

Good-byes breed a sort of distaste for whomever you say good-bye to; this hurts, you feel, this must not happen again.     

Elizabeth Bowen

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

That bitter word, which closed all earthly friendships and finished every feast of love farewell!     

Robert Pollok

This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.     

Winston Churchill

You're the reason I'm leaving / And by leaving, we don't stop living you know .     

Robert Hardy

Leaving is an act that cannot be undone.     

Nayomi Munaweera

Leaving some things undone is a necessary tradeoff for extraordinary results.     

Gary Keller

Leaving can sometimes be the best way to never go away.     

Cathy Davidson

Sometimes leaving is the only way to be there for someone.     

Wesley Eisold

In leaving negativity behind, you find something beautiful.     

Tom DeLonge

Sometimes leaving is the only way to appreciate what we have.     

J.A. London

Leaving the world behind is the best experience most feeble minds fear to try.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

However, leaving everything to the market is not necessarily good for society.     

Dorothy E. Denning

Leaving this life is just like going from one room to another and closing the door.     

David Berg

Leaving people to jumped conclusions is sometimes simpler than explaining a complicated truth.     

Gayle Forman

Leaving others alone is a sign of cowardice, whether you are involved in a war or in a relationship.     

Pratik Akkawar

Walk away in emptiness, walk away in sorrow / Walk away from yesterday, walk away tomorrow.     


And every time you go away / You take a piece of me with you.      

Daryl Hall