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Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
-- Richard Bach

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
-- J R R Tolkien

Farewell, farewell the heart that lives alone,
Housed in a dream, at distance from the kind!
-- William Wordsworth

Look in my face; my name is
Might-have-been.
I am also called No-more, Too-late,
Farewell.
-- Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Every day I shall put my papers in order and every day I shall say farewell. And the real farewell, when it comes, will only be a small outward confirmation of what has been accomplished within me from day to day.
-- Etty Hillesum

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark; For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
-- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow.
-- George Eliot

Here's to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here's to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.
-- Traditional New Year wish


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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