100+ Meaningful Quotes About Endings

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. Don’t wait for an inspired ending to come to mind. Work your way to the ending and see what comes up. – Andy Weir


A horrible end is better than endless horror. – Oliver Markus


A man is like a novel: until the very last page, you don’t know how it will end. Otherwise, it wouldn’t even be worth reading. –Yevgeny Zamyatin


A moment’s beginning ends in a moment. – Munia Khan


A person’s destiny often ends before his death. – Milan Kundera


A sunset is nothing more and nothing less than the backside of a sunrise.                          – Craig D. Lounsbrough


All good things must come to an end. That’s why they’re called good things — otherwise, they’re just… ordinary. – Joyce Rachelle


All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that’s now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by. – Conrad Aiken


All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling. – Blaise Pascal


Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings.             – Lao Tzu


An end is only a beginning in disguise. – Craig D. Lounsbrough


An ending is something like a caboose on a train that just pulled out so that there’s room for the train that’s now arriving. The problem is, we forget that a caboose is only one part of one train. – Craig D. Lounsbrough


Beginnings and endings are simply part of a journey that isn’t stopped by either. – Craig D. Lounsbrough


Beginnings are the most exciting, middles are perplexing and endings are a disaster. – Sam Shepard


Build your life on your dreams; because dreams never have bad endings. – M.F. Moonzajer


Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another – too often ending in the loss of both. – Tryon Edwards

Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you. – The Nightvale Podcast


Despite my pain, I felt not the regret of an ending, but the foreboding of a beginning. – Robin Hobb


Endings are a part of life, and we are wired to execute them. But because of trauma, developmental failures, and other reasons, we shy away from the steps that could open up whole new worlds of development and growth. – Henry Cloud


Endings are beginnings, and beginnings are ours to turn into something good. – Elizabeth Chandler


Endings are not our destiny…They are merely interruptions-temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to the eternal joy awaiting the faithful. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf


Endings are scary and foreign. They split you up emotionally and put you in a place where you don’t know what’s going to happen next. But with every end of the world, there is a new world that follows. – Alex Hirsch


Endings need to be lived, they cannot be ordained. – Manil Suri


Ends are not bad things; they just mean that something else is about to begin. And many things don’t end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Ends are not bad and many ends aren’t an ending; some things are never-ending. – C. JoyBell C.


Every bad institution of this world ends with suicide. – Victor Hugo


Every ending is a beginning. We just don’t know it at the time. – Mitch Albom


Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. – Seneca the Younger


Everything begins and ends. Every day and night, every concerto, every relationship, every life. Everything ends eventually. – Lisa Genova


Everything comes to an end. A good bottle of wine, a summer’s day, a long-running sitcom, one’s life, and eventually our species. The question for many of us is not that everything will come to an end but when. And can we do anything vaguely useful until it does? – Jasper Fforde


Everything has to come to an end, sometimes. – L. Frank Baum


Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well. – Jack Kornfield


Fear not the end of your last adventure for every doorway that opens is just a journey to another. – Marlan Rico Lee


Fortunate people often have very favourable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave. – Baltasar Gracian


God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings. Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease.    – Bernie Siegel


Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. – Lazurus Long


I always had this idea that you should never give up a happy middle in the hopes of a happy ending because there is no such thing as a happy ending. Do you know what I mean? There is so much to lose. – John Green


I have found the best way to avoid ending your life as a bitter wreck is to start as one. – Morrissey


I left the ending ambiguous because that is the way life is. – Bernardo Bertolucci


I realized death isn’t the worst thing. It’s the last thing. And endings are hard, that’s all.    – Aimee Carter


I think you should aim for the stars – and hopefully avoid ending up in the clouds!              – Roxanne McKee


I’ve seen life accept endings, but I have never seen life surrender to them. – Craig D Lounsbrough


If I see an ending, I can work backwards. – Arthur Miller


If the world will never be the same again, the world will never be the same, again. – John Alejandro King


If this is not a happy ending, it is perhaps a happy beginning. – Julia Hoban


If you don’t give up your hopes and dreams, then there will always be a good ending. – Choi Minho


If you knew how your day would end, would you still begin it? – N’ Zuri Za Austin


In Hinduism, Shiva is a deity who represents transformation. Through destruction and restoration, Shiva reminds us that endings are beginnings and that our world is constantly undergoing a cycle of birth, death and rebirth. – Karen Salmansohn


It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you. – Leon Brown


It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over. – Paulo Coelho


It is better to spend one day contemplating the birth and death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings and endings. – Gautama Buddha


It is both theoretically and practically very impossible to have a happy ending in life as long as death exists. – Mehmet Murat Ildan


It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. – Frank Zappa


It’s okay how some stories leave off without an ending. Life doesn’t always deliver the one you would expect. – Adam Silvera


Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is for the best ending for one. – Oscar Wilde


Life is not always about happy endings. Sometimes it’s about finding happiness in the ending you get. – Chip Rossetti


Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle. – Anna Quindlen


Life is so utterly enraptured with beginnings that it can do little else than perpetually create space for them. And those spaces are what we call endings. – Craig D. Lounsbrough


Life is such that beginnings and endings are neither. For, in fact, they perpetually lay the groundwork for the other. – Craig D. Lounsbrough


Life prepares you so that you can create a happy ending. – Jose Jose


Life’s like a movie, write your ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. – Jim Henson


Little beginnings sometimes have great endings. – Benvenuto Cellini


Love is life’s end but never-ending. Love is life’s wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love’s life’s reward, rewarded in rewarding. – Herbert Spencer


My fear of endings too often blocks my hope of beginnings. – Craig D. Lounsbrough


No story ever ends, does it? It just leads to others. – Rick Riordan


Not all boats which sail into darkness never find the sun again, or the hand of another child; if life teaches anything at all, it teaches that there are so many happy endings that man who believes there is no God needs his rationality called into serious question. – Stephen King


Not everything has a happy ending, and not everything has an ending. Some things just kind of dribble away or cut off abruptly. – Susanna Kaysen


Peace is a never-ending process… It cannot ignore our differences or overlook our common interests. It requires us to work and live together. – Óscar Arias


People put so much effort into starting a relationship and so little effort into ending one. – Marina Abramovic


So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending! – J. R. R. Tolkien


Sometimes ends are in fact beginnings; beginnings end. – Anna Godbersen


Sometimes painful endings bring the best new beginnings. – Shae Ross


Sometimes the end is a fresh start in disguise. – Akiroq Brost


Surely you know that whatever the play, the curtain always falls at the end. – Bandi


The battle of getting better is never-ending. – Antonio Brown


The beginning is the best time to think about the end! – Mehmet Murat ildan


The best thing about endings is knowing that just ahead is the daunting task to start over. – Jodi Picoult


The dark ending does not cancel out the brightness of the middle. Your day of greatest joy cannot be dimmed by any shame. – Tony Hoagland


The end is never the end. It’s always the beginning of something. – Kate Lord Brown


The end is the beginning of all things, suppressed and hidden, waiting to be released through the rhythm of pain and pleasure. – Jiddu Krishnamurti


The end of one chapter is just the beginning of another.   Read on… the best part is always yet to come. – Susan Gale


The end of things, the real end, is never a neat turn of the screw, never a door that is suddenly shut, but more like an atmospheric change, clouds that slowly gather – more a whimper than a bang. – Valeria Luiselli


The ending is nearer than you think, and it is already written. All that we have left to choose is the correct moment to begin. – Alan Moore


The greatest challenges humans face throughout their lives are two: (1) the challenge of where to start (2) the challenge of when to stop. – Sameh Elsayed


The only end some things have is the end you give them. – Tim Winton


The opposite of the happy ending is not the sad ending–the sad ending is sometimes the happy ending. The opposite of the happy ending is the unsatisfying ending. – Orson Scott Card


The priceless lesson in the New Year is that endings birth beginnings and beginnings birth endings. And in this elegantly choreographed dance of life, neither ever find an end in the other. – Craig D. Lounsbrough


The struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won; you earn it and win it in every generation. – Coretta Scott King


The terrible truth about endings is that they are always closer than you think. – Sai Pradeep


There are no happy endings. You just haven’t read the next chapter, or the sequel, where everyone dies or decides they aren’t happy anymore. – Paul Kellie


There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story. – Frank Herbert


There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. – Louis L’Amour


Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard


We all must die someday. Without endings, there are no beginnings. We humans need bookends. Just because we don’t understand the plan doesn’t mean there isn’t one. – E.V. Everest


We are not against the ending of things; we are only against the ending of good things! – Mehmet Murat ildan


We lose the precious sense that an end is only a beginning in disguise. – Craig D. Lounsbrough


What counts are good endings, not flawed beginnings. – Ibn Taymiyyah


What if the endings are just a fresh start? Maybe it just depends on the way you look at it. – Ivy Oakes


Whatever begins also ends. – Seneca


Whatever it is that’s hurting you or bothering you now will not last for long.  Everything has an end this does too. – Anjum Choudhary


When life is unhappy it is hard to endure, when it is happy it is terrible to think of it ending. Both amount to the same thing in the end. – Jean De La Bruyere


When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you. – Shannon Alder


When you care about things, it ends up wearing you out.



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