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Quotes About Moving Away to Help You Say Goodbye, Farewell & Au Revoir

Moving away quotes: When you can’t find the right words, turn to these heartfelt, thoughtful and meaningful quotes about moving away.

By Annie André ⦿ updated January 10, 2024  
a bunch of white and red Japanese lucky cats waving goodbye
a bunch of white and red Japanese lucky cats waving goodbye

If you or someone you know is moving away and you want to send a farewell message, but you’re having trouble finding the right words, these short but sweet goodbye quotes and sayings will help you say what you want to say and leave a lasting impression.

Saying goodbye is hard.

Life is full of hellos and goodbyes but goodbyes are always harder than hello.

If you’re moving away from friends and family, or someone is moving away from you, never avoid the Goodbye. 

Yes, it can be awkward, emotional and even painful to say goodbye, but saying goodbye has many benefits. For one, it gives us the opportunity to connect with someone, communicate our feelings, and create one more positive memory with that person. It also shows that you care. 

When things get tough and you don’t have the words, many people turn to quotes for a bit of inspiration.

Quotes are concise pieces of wisdom that have the power to motivate, inspire, encourage, and offer us hope.

To help make your farewells feel more special, below are some inspiring, beautiful, and uplifting goodbye quotes and sayings that will pull at your heartstrings.

Read through them and pick the one that resonates with you. You can use them in a personal letter to someone, on a heartfelt card, or even in a thoughtful email. 

Goodbye Quotes from books, movies and songs

So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen!
-Von Trapp family, ‘The Sound of Music

“The hardest thing about moving is saying goodbye.”
– Toni Morrison

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
– A. A. Milne, ‘Winnie The Pooh’

“Never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”
– A. A. Milne, ‘Once On A Time.’

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.”
– Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook.’

“This isn’t “goodbye,” this is simply “see you later.”
– Jenna Raine, ‘See you later.’

“Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”
– Richard Bach, ‘There’s No Such Place As Far Away.’

“Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.”
– Charlie Brown

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

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”
– Charles Dickens, ‘The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby’

“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

“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.”
– Dr. Suess

“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting.”
– J.M. Barrie, ‘Peter Pan’

“Parting is such sweet sorrow.”

– Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Quotes About Moving Away That Will Make You Cry

quotes about moving away and saying goodbye that will make you cry

“It’s Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been”

– George Eliot.

When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”
– Paulo Coelho

“People who want to live a happy life must be willing to give up some of their happiness.”
– Albert Einstein

“Leaving isn’t just saying goodbye to friends and family; it’s saying goodbye to everything we’ve ever known.”

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

As we step into the unknown, we discover we can be fragile and strong and terrified and brave, all at the same time.
– Paul S. Boynton

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”
– Bob Marley

Moving away quotes for saying see you again, not goodbye

Quotes about moving away: wo hands reaching for one another before parting ways to say goodbye

The hardest thing about leaving is saying goodbye. You may feel a sense of loss and sadness, but sending a message with a moving away quote that’s not goodbye, only a “see you later” will leave you filled with hope. 

“Goodbyes are not forever; goodbyes aren’t final when you only mean we’ll miss you until we meet again.”
– John Walter Bratton.

“Wherever you may go, Wherever you may have been, Saying goodbye is fine if you say hello again.”
– John Walter Bratton

“There are no goodbyes; wherever you’ll be, you’ll be in my heart.”
– Mahatma Gandhi.

“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

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


So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen!

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Annie André

Annie André

About the author

I'm Annie André, a bilingual North American with Thai and French Canadian roots. I've lived in France since 2011. When I'm not eating cheese, drinking wine or hanging out with my husband and children, I write articles on my personal blog annieandre.com for intellectually curious people interested in all things France: Life in France, travel to France, French culture, French language, travel and more.

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