Quotations for Daily Use

Endings, Good-byes

"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, (born June 23, 1936) is an American writer.

"I learned from him that when it's over, it's over . . . Once you're off the stage, you're off the stage." George W. Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician who was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. (Said after his 2nd term as president was over. He was talking about his dad.)

"I'm so glad we had this time together; just to have a laugh or sing a song. Seems we just get started and before you know it, comes the time we have to say so long " Joe Hamilton, (January 6, 1929 – June 9, 1991) was an American television producer and actor. This song was sung as the closing song on The Carol Burnett Show. Joe was married to Carol Burnett for 21 years.

" . . . it would affect me much to look that way, with a kind of melancholy mixed with sweetness." Jonathan Edwards (170358), US cleric and theologian

"My little bark has been overset in a squall of thunder and lightning and hail attended by a strong smell of sulfur." Former U.S. President, John Adams (John Adams wrote this to his son after he learned he had lost the election for a 2nd term as president. This information and quote taken from John Adams by David McCullough.)

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same."  Flavia Weedn, illustrator and artist

"The moment may be temporary, but the memory is forever!" Bud Meyer, (Who is Bud Meyer?)

"What shall I think when I am called to die
Shall I not find too soon my life has ended?
The years, too quickly, have hastened by
With so little done of all that I'd intended.

There were so many things I'd meant to try
So many contests I had hoped to win
And lo, the end approaches just as I
Was thinking of preparing to begin."

Unknown English youth written in Singapore during WWII - taken from Through the Valley of the Kwai by Ernest Gordon

"You never really leave a place you love; a part of it you take with you leaving part of you behind. As this week ends, all the children you have touched will take with them the positive feelings you have given them. You have given yourself the same gift . . . positive feelings and pride in yourself for having given so completely and unselfishly."  Unknown

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