leaving Quotes

46 of the best book quotes about leaving
  1. #1
    “It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice cream sandwiches.”
  2. #2
    “They stared at each other in the flickering light, realized what this meant. There was no tunnel leading out of Ember. The way out was the river. To leave Ember, they must go on the river.”
  3. #3
    “you cannot leave
    and have me too
    i cannot exist in
    two places at once
    -when you ask if we can still be friends”
  4. #4
    “people go but how they left always stays”
  5. #5
    “The ducks pecked him, the chickens beat him, and the girl who fed the poultry kicked him with her feet. So at last he ran away, frightening the little birds in the hedge as he flew over the palings.”
  6. #6
    “I was making good money too, and it was honestly hard to consider walking away from it.”
  7. #7
    ″‘We’ll see you soon, though,’ said her other father. ‘When you come back.’
    ‘Um,’ said Coraline.
    ‘And then we’ll all be together as one big, happy family,’ said her other mother. ‘For ever and always.‘”
  8. #8
    “You don’t really know how attached you are until you move away, until you’ve experienced what it means to be dislodged, a cork floating on the ocean of another place.”
  9. #9
    “Men think more about returning home than about leaving.”
  1. #10
    “‘You’ll be departing our…great state, and before…you do, you should…see it. You should…wander….’”
  2. #11
    “Those who leave have a reason that is more powerful than the one to stay.”
  3. #12
    “We shook hands and I watched him walk quickly away, tall, lean, bent forward with eagerness and hungry for the future, his metal capped shoes tapping against the sidewalk. Then he turned into Lee Avenue and was gone.”
  4. #13
  5. #14
    “She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It’s easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said.”
  6. #15
    ″‘She loved you very much.’
    ‘But she left me,’ I told him.
    ‘She left us,’ said the preacher softly...‘She packed her bags and left us, and she didn’t leave one thing behind.‘”
  7. #16
    “When you’re just ready to shut the door of the taxi and have already said goodbye to everyone else and there’s not a thing left to say in this life, then, just this once, turn to me, even in jest, or as an afterthought, which would have meant everything to me when we were together, and, as you did back then, look me in the face, hold my gaze, and call me by your name.”
  8. #17
    “Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace!”
  9. #18
    “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”

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  1. #19
    “They don’t know where to find us. That and they can’t enter loops. So we’re safe on the island—but we can’t leave.”
  2. #20
    “He thought: Peaceful sound. Peaceful place…. He thought: Best of an island is once you get there—you can’t go any farther … you’ve come to the end of things…. He knew, suddenly, that he didn’t want to leave the island.”
  3. #21
    “This is their home. I have tried to make it as fine a place as I could. But the plain fact is they cannot leave, and I’d appreciate it if you didn’t make them want to.”
  4. #22
    “I left New York in May. I had a penknife, a ball of cord, an ax, and $40… I also had some flint and steel.”
  5. #23
    “Some people will always taste like fire and leave the ones that love them tasting like ash.”
  6. #24
    “It was true, I thought, it is the Márez blood in us that touches us with this urge to wander. Like the restless, seeking sea.”
  7. #25
    “For the first time, I would be away from the protection of my mother.”
  8. #26
    “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”
  9. #27
    “Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.”
  1. #28
    “You loved me—then what right had you to leave me?”
  2. #29
    “‘Mary Poppins,’ he cried, ‘you’ll never leave us, will you?‘”
  3. #30
    If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you.
  4. #31
    “When you choose to be a poet,
    you become a place that people walk through
    and then leave when they are ready”
  5. #32
    “‘Ah’ she said, ‘to come is easy and takes hours; to go is different--and may take centuries.’”
  6. #33
    “So they all went away from the little log house. The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go. It stayed there inside the log fence, behind the two big oak trees that in the summertime had made green roofs for Mary and Laura to play under. And that was the last of the little house.”
  7. #34
    “I hate the moments between
    meeting someone and leaving
  8. #35
    “One day the love for yourself
    will be your strength-
    that love will be more than enough reason
    for you to walk away for good.”
  9. #36
    “Life was cheap here and I realized that the old woman’s prediction had come true. I had seen death before leaving Haiti!”

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  1. #37
    “A stone had been dropped into the well, the well was my youthful soul. And for a very long time this matter of Cain, the fratricide, and the ‘mark’ formed the point of departure for all my attempts at comprehension, my doubts and my criticism.”
  2. #38
    “They leave Omelas, they walk ahead into the darkness, and they do not come back. The place they go towards is a place even less imaginable to most of us than the city of happiness. I cannot describe it at all. It is possible that it does not exist.”
  3. #39
    “People are always leaving Jesus out and that’s why we’re in the mess we’re in.”
  4. #40
    “He hugs María Isabel and Aunt Rosa Amalia. Then he steps off.”
  5. #41
    “Jasmín waves with both hands and calls out, “Adiós, mami. Adiós, mami. Adiós, mami.”
  6. #42
    “Everything good seemed to be going away.”
  7. #43
    ″... If they leave that grey town behind it will not have been Hell. To any that leaves it, it is Purgatory. ”
  8. #44
    “If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”
  9. #45
    “Let us leave theories there and return to here’s hear.”
  10. #46
    “To be seen in such a place on the Lord’s Day - what had we done? My mother rose from her chair. ‘We can’t stay. I’m sorry,’ Dad told the waitress.”
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