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Friendship Quotes

98 of the best book quotes about friendship
  1. #1
    “Nobody tells me. Nobody keeps me informed. I make it 17 days come Friday since anybody spoke to me.”
  2. #2
    “A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.”
  3. #3
    “There is nothing so bad as parting with one’s friends. One seems too forlorn without them.”
  4. #4
    “The quickest way to spoil a friendship is to wake somebody up in the morning before he is ready.”
  5. #5
    “I’ve got a new friend, all right. But what a gamble friendship is!”
  6. #6
    “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
  7. #7
    It is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.
  8. #8
    “The Soul selects her own Society.”
  9. #9
    “True friends are always together in spirit.”
  10. #10
    “When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.”
  11. #11
    “Jo’s eyes sparkled, for it’s always pleasant to be believed in, and a friend’s praise is always sweeter than a dozen newspaper puffs.”
  12. #12
    “Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first?”
  13. #13
    “Their friendship was more important than any relationship. Guys would come and go; girlfriends were forever.”
  14. #14
    “It would be very nice to have a friend again. I would like that even more than a date.”
  1. #15
    “Sometimes being a good friend means saying nothing.”
  2. #16
    “...Who could refrain,
    That had a heart to love, and in that heart
    Courage to make love known?”
  3. #17
    I know a way to stay friends forever, There’s really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it.
  4. #18
    “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things! — Friendship! And Bravery!”
  5. #19
    “It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”
  6. #20
    “It’s your fault, Eeyore. You’ve never been to see any of us. You just stay here in this one corner of the Forest waiting for the others to come to you. Why don’t you go to THEM sometimes?”
  7. #21
    ″‘I said what stake you got in this guy? You takin’ his pay away from him?′
    ‘No, ‘course I ain’t. Why you think I’m sellin’ him out?′
    ‘Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is.‘”
  8. #22
    “If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.”
  9. #23
    “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”
  10. #24
    “I might have known,” said Eeyore. “After all, one can’t complain. I have my friends. Somebody spoke to me only yesterday. And was it last week or the week before that Rabbit bumped into me and said ‘Bother!’. The Social Round. Always something going on.”
  11. #25
    “I don’t want to be your friend, baby. I am your friend.”
  12. #26
    “They’ll soon take you away, and I shall lose the only friend I have, and most likely we shall never see each other again. ‘Tis a hard world!”
  13. #27
    “You were worth it, old friend, and a thousand times over.”
  14. #28
    “I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.”
  1. #29
    “And it’d be our own, an’ nobody could can us. . . . An’ if a fren’ come along, why we’d have an extra bunk, an’ we’d say, ‘Why don’t you spen’ the night?′ An’ . . . he would.”
  2. #30
    “To make real friends you have to put yourself out there. Sometimes people will let you down, but you can’t let that stop you. If you get hurt, you just pick yourself up, dust off your feelings, and try again.”
  3. #31
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
  4. #32
    “They were simply four people who liked being there together.”
  5. #33
    “I want friends, not admirers. People who respect me for my character and my deeds, not my flattering smile. The circle around me would be much smaller, but what does that matter, as long as they’re sincere?”
  6. #34
    “Mother has said that she sees us more as friends than as daughters. That’s all very nice, of course, except that a friend can’t take the place of a mother. I need my mother to set a good example and be a person I can respect, but in most matters, she’s an example of what not to do.”
  7. #35
    “I wished I could have made her feel better, but sometimes, I guess you just can’t.”
  8. #36
    “I just remember walking between them and feeling for the first time that I belonged somewhere.”
  9. #37
    “I just couldn’t watch them hurt Patrick even if things weren’t clear just yet.”
  10. #38
    “I don’t know how much longer I can keep going without a friend. I used to be able to do it very easily, but that was before I knew what having a friend was like.”
  11. #39
    “Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down.”
  12. #40
    “Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses... swapped back and forth and over again.”
  13. #41
    “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”
  14. #42
    “Just always be waiting for me.”
  1. #43
    “New friends can often have a better time together than old friends.”
  2. #44
    “No Give and Take. No Exchange of Thought. It gets you nowhere, particularly if the other person’s tail is only just in sight for the second half of the conversation.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Friendship
  3. #45
    The saints were his friends, and blessed him; the monsters were his friends, and guarded him.
  4. #46
    “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”
  5. #47
    “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
  6. #48
    “Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life.”
  7. #49
    “No one had ever had such a friend—so affectionate, so loyal, and so skillful.”
  8. #50
    “Wilbur never forgot Charlotte. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart.”
  9. #51
    “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
  10. #52
    “Sometimes friendship means not having to say anything. Thank yous and apologies can sometimes get lost, but that doesn’t mean they’re unexpressed,”
    author
    J. K. Rowling
    character
    Hermione
    concept
    Friendship
  11. #53
    “But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. Because there are somethings you can’t go through in life and become friends, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
  12. #54
    “Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy ready-made things in the shops. But since there are no shops where you can buy friends, men no longer have any friends.”
  13. #55
    “Christmas Day will always be
    Just as long as we have we.”
  14. #56
    ″‘You’ve said nothing, of course, and I ask nothing,’ he was saying; ‘but you know that friendship’s not what I want: that there’s only one happiness in life for me, that word that you dislike so ... yes, love!...‘”
  1. #57
    “That’s what sisters and girlfriends are all about. Sticking together even in the mud, ’specially in mud.”
  2. #58
    “Ya need some girlfriends, hon, ’cause they’re furever. Without a vow. A clutch of women’s the most tender, most tough place on Earth.”
  3. #59
    “It was true; always had been. Friendships were like marriages in that way. Routines and patterns were poured early and hardened like cement.”
  4. #60
    “I just kind of listen and nod because Patrick needs to talk.”
  5. #61
    ″‘If ever you are passing my way,’ said Bilbo, ‘don’t wait to knock! Tea is at four; but any of you are welcome at any time!‘”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Bilbo
    concept
    Friendship
  6. #62
    “This is the problem with forever friends. They know too much.”
  7. #63
    “It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”
  8. #64
    “I make a great difference between people. I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not got one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me. Is that very vain of me? I think it is rather vain.”
  9. #65
    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
  10. #66
    “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.”
  11. #67
    “To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend.”
  12. #68
    “To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses,
    mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what’s his reason?”
  13. #69
    “When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin’. Got kinda used to each other after a little while.”
  14. #70
    “Then, he started crying. Then, he started talking about Brad.
    And I just let him. Because that’s what friends are for.”
  1. #71
    “George can tell you screwy things, and it don’t matter. It’s just the talking. . . . That’s all.”
  2. #72
    “Now we’ll start this band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer’s gang. Everybody that wants to join has got to take an oath, and write his name in blood.”
  3. #73
    “But you get used to goin’ around with a guy an’ you can’t get rid of him.”
  4. #74
    “This time we aren’t fighting the Yankees, we’re fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they’re still our friends and this is still our home.”
  5. #75
    Sometimes you simply needed someone kind to sit with you while you dealt with things.
  6. #76
    How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.
  7. #77
    “I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.”
  8. #78
    “We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. “Even longer,” Pooh answered.
  9. #79
    “I guess no one stays friends for more than thirty years without broken hearts along the way.”
  10. #80
    “Patrick and Sam didn’t just throw around inside jokes and make me struggle to keep up. Not at all. They asked me questions.”
  11. #81
    “By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.”
  12. #82
    “In spite of your heart, I think; alas, poor heart! If you spite it for my sake, I will spite it for yours; for I will never love that which my friend hates.”
  13. #83
    “That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours. ”
  14. #84
    “I said it would be better if we weren’t friends, not that I didn’t want to be.”
  1. #85
    “The man’s cub—the man’s cub? I speak for the man’s cub. There is no harm in a man’s cub. I have no gift of words, but I speak the truth. Let him run with the Pack, and be entered with the others. I myself will teach him.”
  2. #86
    “It cannot have escaped your notice that for some time past the friendship I have had in my heart for you has ripened into a deeper feeling, a feeling more beautiful, more pure, more sacred. Dare I name it you? Ah! It is love which makes me so bold!”
  3. #87
    “How much that strange confession explained to him! The painter’s absurd fits of jealousy, his wild devotion, his extravagant panegyrics, his curious reticences -- he understood them all now, and he felt sorry. There seemed to him to be something tragic in a friendship so coloured by romance.”
  4. #88
    “That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.”
  5. #89
    “Christmas Day is in our grasp
    So long as we have hands to grasp.”
  6. #90
    “‘I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,’ said Pooh.
    ‘There, there,’ said Piglet. ‘I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.’”
  7. #91
    “I do consider you a friend, Charlie.”
  8. #92
    “Sam and Patrick looked at me. And I looked at them. And I think they knew. Not anything specific really. They just knew. And I think that’s all you can ever ask from a friend.”
  9. #93
    “They fought each other until 1933, when they were seventeen. Grudging respect turned to genuine friendship, and the urge to fight left them.”
  10. #94
    “She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness with someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read.”
  11. #95
    “O my poor old Harry Jekyll, if ever I read Satan’s signature upon a face, it is on that of your new friend.”
  12. #96
    “Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing.
    And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
  13. #98
    “Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world.”
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