Friendship Quotes

76 of the best book quotes about friendship
  1. #1
    “A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.”
  2. #2
    “There is nothing so bad as parting with one’s friends. One seems too forlorn without them.”
  3. #3
    “Nobody tells me. Nobody keeps me informed. I make it 17 days come Friday since anybody spoke to me.”
  4. #4
    “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
  5. #5
    “I’ve got a new friend, all right. But what a gamble friendship is!”
  6. #6
    “The Soul selects her own Society.”
  7. #7
    “When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.”
  8. #8
    “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.”
  9. #9
    “True friends are always together in spirit.”
  10. #10
    “The quickest way to spoil a friendship is to wake somebody up in the morning before he is ready.”
  11. #11
    “...Who could refrain,
    That had a heart to love, and in that heart
    Courage to make love known?”
  12. #12
    “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”
  13. #13
    “Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first?”
  14. #14
    “Sometimes being a good friend means saying nothing.”
  15. #15
    “It would be very nice to have a friend again. I would like that even more than a date.”
  16. #16
    I know a way to stay friends forever, There’s really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it.
  17. #17
    “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?”
  18. #18
    “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.”
  19. #19
    “Their friendship was more important than any relationship. Guys would come and go; girlfriends were forever.”
  20. #20
    “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things! — Friendship! And Bravery!”
  21. #21
    “It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”
  22. #22
    “New friends can often have a better time together than old friends.”
  23. #23
    “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.”
  24. #24
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
  25. #25
    “They were simply four people who liked being there together.”
  26. #26
    “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?”
  27. #27
    “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.”
  28. #28
    “I wished I could have made her feel better, but sometimes, I guess you just can’t.”
  29. #29
    “I just remember walking between them and feeling for the first time that I belonged somewhere.”
  30. #30
    “I just couldn’t watch them hurt Patrick even if things weren’t clear just yet.”
  31. #31
    “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.”
  32. #32
    “Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down.”
  33. #33
    “Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses... swapped back and forth and over again.”
  34. #34
    “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.”
  35. #35
    “Just always be waiting for me.”
  36. #36
    “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.”
    A. A. Milne
  37. #37
    “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.”
  38. #38
    “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”
  39. #39
    “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
  40. #40
    “Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life.”
  41. #41
    “No one had ever had such a friend—so affectionate, so loyal, and so skillful.”
  42. #42
    “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.”
  43. #43
    “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
  44. #44
    “Sometimes friendship means not having to say anything. Thank yous and apologies can sometimes get lost, but that doesn’t mean they’re unexpressed,”
    J. K. Rowling
  45. #45
    “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.”
  46. #46
    “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.”
  47. #47
    “It was true; always had been. Friendships were like marriages in that way. Routines and patterns were poured early and hardened like cement.”
  48. #48
    How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.
  49. #49
    “I just kind of listen and nod because Patrick needs to talk.”
  50. #50
    “That’s what sisters and girlfriends are all about. Sticking together even in the mud, ’specially in mud.”
  51. #51
    “Then, he started crying. Then, he started talking about Brad.
    And I just let him. Because that’s what friends are for.”
  52. #52
    “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.”
  53. #53
    “I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.”
  54. #54
    “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.”
  55. #55
    “To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend.”
  56. #56
    ″‘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!‘”
    The Hobbit
  57. #57
    “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.”
  58. #58
    Sometimes you simply needed someone kind to sit with you while you dealt with things.
  59. #59
    “This is the problem with forever friends. They know too much.”
  60. #60
    “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.”
  61. #61
    “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.”
  62. #62
    “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.”
  63. #63
    “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!”
  64. #64
    “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.”
  65. #65
    “I said it would be better if we weren’t friends, not that I didn’t want to be.”
  66. #66
    “‘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.’”
  67. #67
    “I do consider you a friend, Charlie.”
  68. #68
    “We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. “Even longer,” Pooh answered.
  69. #69
    “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. ”
  70. #70
    “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.”
  71. #71
    “Patrick and Sam didn’t just throw around inside jokes and make me struggle to keep up. Not at all. They asked me questions.”
  72. #72
    “That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.”
  73. #73
    “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.”
  74. #74
    “I guess no one stays friends for more than thirty years without broken hearts along the way.”
  75. #75
    “Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing.
    And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
  76. #76
    “They fought each other until 1933, when they were seventeen. Grudging respect turned to genuine friendship, and the urge to fight left them.”
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