Quotations About / On: FAREWELL

  • 1.
    Yet now farewell, and farewell life with thee!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Queen Margaret, in Henry VI, Part 2, act 3, sc. 2, l. 356. Bidding farewell to her banished lover.)
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  • 2.
    It is no longer possible to escape men. Farewell to the monsters, farewell to the saints. Farewell to pride. All that is left is men.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 10, sc. 4, Gallimard (1951).)
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  • 3.
    Sweets to the sweet, farewell!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Gertrude, in Hamlet, act 5, sc. 1, l. 243. Scattering flowers on the corpse of Ophelia.)
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    Farewell, my friends. I go to glory.
    (Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), U.S. dancer. Quoted in Isadora Duncan's End, ch. 25, Mary Desti (1929). Duncan was accidentally strangled when her long scarf caught in the wheel of her car; her parting words were spoken in French.)
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    Surely one's own—farewell to life is preferable to that demanded by the law.
    (Robert Tusker, and Michael Curtiz. Dr. Xavier (Lionel Atwill), Doctor X, after the suspected murderer's apparent suicide (1932). Based on a play by Howard W. Comstock and Allen C. Miller.)
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    Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
    (J.R.R. (John Ronald Revel) Tolkien (1892-1973), British novelist, scholar. The dwarf Gimli, in The Fellowship of the Ring, pt. 1, ch. 3, The Lord of the Rings, bk. 2 of trilogy (1954).)
  • 7.
    Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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    When a man gives himself up to the government of a ruling passion,—or, in other words, when his HOBBY-HORSE grows head- strong,—farewell cool reason and fair discretion.
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760), vol. 2, ch. 5, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).)
  • 9.
    If dance found a home in every heart and soul; smiles would forever bid farewell to the departure of sorrow.
    (Shah Asad Rizvi)
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  • 10.
    O, now for ever
    Farewell the tranquil mind, farewell content,
    Farewell the plum├Ęd troops and the big wars
    That makes ambition virtue! O, farewell!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Othello, in Othello, act 3, sc. 3, l. 347-50. Jealousy in love destroys Othello as a soldier.)
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