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.


The pain of leaving those you grow to love is only the prelude to understanding yourself and others.     

Shirley MacLaine

The thing about leaving something behind for the last time is that you rarely realize you're doing it.     

Wendy Mass

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

Julie Kagawa

The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

Leaving the people and places you love, is a reminder of the impermanence of this life. And the permanence of the next.     

Yasmin Mogahed

If you go away on this summer's day / Then you might as well take the sun away.     

Rod McKuen