"Sail on Silver Girl, Sail on by Your time has come to shine. All your dreams are on their way. See how they shine If you need a friend I'm sailing right behind. Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind." - Simon & Garfunkel
“Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.” - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” - Kahlil Gibran
“I said uselessly, "Sam, don't go."
Sam cupped my face in his hands and looked me in the eyes. His eyes were yellow, sad, wolf, mine.
"These stay the same. Remember that when you look at me. Remember it's me. Please.” - Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver
“To say goodbye is to die a little.” - Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
“I've heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led to those who help us most to grow
If we let them we help them in return.” - Stephen Schwartz
“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!” - Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
“I don't know when we'll see each other again or what the world will be like when we do. We may both have seen many horrible things. But I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world.” - Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
“There's nothing good about goodnight when it means goodbye.” - Jeff Thomas
“Your time may come. Do not be too sad, Sam. You cannot be always torn in two. You will have to be one and whole, for many years. You have so much to enjoy and to be, and to do.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
“I don't know how you say good-bye to whom and what you love. I don't know a painless way to do it, don't know the words to capture a heart so full and a longing so intense.” - Laura Wiess, How It Ends
“Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.” - George Eliot
“They parted at last with mutual civility, and possibly a mutual desire of never meeting again.” - Jane Austen
“Yes" Said Gandalf; "for it will be better to ride back three together than one alone. 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, The Return of the King
“Farewell, my great one, my own, farewell, my pride, farewell, my swift, deep, dear river, how I loved your daylong splashing, how I loved to plunge into your cold waves.” - Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
“Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” - Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
“Child of the kindly West, I have come to know, if more of us valued your ways - food and cheer above hoarded gold - it would be a merrier world. But sad or merry, I must leave it now. Farewell.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
“Oh, never and forever aren't for mortals, love. But we won't be parted till I know it's right that we part.” - Ursula K. Le Guin, Lavinia
“Goodbye," she said.
When I didn't say it back, she rested her hand on the top of my head. The weight was strange and gentle. "I love you," she said. "And when I tell you goodbye, I don't mean forever or for long. Just that I'm going home now, and so are you.” - Brenna Yovanoff, The Replacement
“...and yet, though desirous to be gone, she could not quit the mansion-house, or look an adieu to the cottage, with its black, dripping and comfortless veranda, or even notice through the misty glasses the last humble tenements of the village, without a saddened heart. Scenes had passed in Uppercross which made it precious. It stood the record of many sensations of pain, once severe, but now softened; and of some instances of relenting feeling, some breathings of friendship and reconciliation, which could never be looked for again, and which could never cease to be dear. She left it all behind her, all but the recollection that such things had been.” - Jane Austen, Persuasion
“Torment in the dark was the danger that I feared, and it did not hold me back. But I would not have come, had I known the danger of light and joy. Now I have taken my worst wound in this parting, even if I were to go this night straight to the Dark Lord. Alas for Gimli son of Glóin!” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
“Ariel: "Why do such stories always sound so sad? Why can't people part on more amiable terms?"
Danny: "Human nature," he said. "When feelings change and a person is at their most insecure, it's a matter of personal survival, I think. It's not always meant to hurt, but it often does.” - Judith-Victoria Douglas, Ariel's Cottage