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Friendship Quotes

100+ of the best book quotes about friendship
  1. #1
    “A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.”
  2. #2
    “Nobody tells me. Nobody keeps me informed. I make it 17 days come Friday since anybody spoke to me.”
  3. #3
    “There is nothing so bad as parting with one’s friends. One seems too forlorn without them.”
  4. #4
    “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
  5. #5
    I believe, Messieurs, in loyalty---to one’s friends and one’s family and one’s caste.
  6. #6
    It is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.
  7. #7
    “They’ll stand close together, with Christmas bells ringing.
    They’ll stand hand-in-hand, and those Whos will start singing!”
  8. #8
    “When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.”
  9. #9
    “True friends are always together in spirit.”
  10. #10
    “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.”
  11. #11
    “I’ve got a new friend, all right. But what a gamble friendship is!”
  12. #12
    “The Soul selects her own Society.”
  13. #13
    “The quickest way to spoil a friendship is to wake somebody up in the morning before he is ready.”
  14. #14
    “Christmas Day will always be
    Just as long as we have we.”
  15. #15
    “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.”
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Off & Away book
6.3
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Off & Away
Tomorrow I'll Be Brave book
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Tomorrow I'll Be Brave
The Art of Miss Chew book
5.8
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The Art of Miss Chew
My Friend Maggie book
5.6
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My Friend Maggie
Maisy Goes to a Show book
5.5
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Maisy Goes to a Show
Lottie & Walter book
5.5
picture book
Lottie & Walter
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell book
5.5
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Too Shy for Show-and-Tell
  1. #16
    “Christmas Day is in our grasp
    So long as we have hands to grasp.”
  2. #17
    “It would be very nice to have a friend again. I would like that even more than a date.”
  3. #18
    ″‘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.‘”
  4. #19
    “It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”
  5. #20
    “I thought they’d be happy for me. They’re supposed to be my friends.”
  6. #21
    “Their friendship was more important than any relationship. Guys would come and go; girlfriends were forever.”
  7. #22
    “...Who could refrain,
    That had a heart to love, and in that heart
    Courage to make love known?”
  8. #23
    “Sometimes being a good friend means saying nothing.”
  9. #24
    I know a way to stay friends forever, There’s really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it.
  10. #25
    “Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first?”
  11. #26
    “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?”
  12. #27
    “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”
  13. #28
    “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things! — Friendship! And Bravery!”
  14. #29
    “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
  15. #30
    “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
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More Than Balloons book
6.2
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More Than Balloons
The Rag Coat book
6.1
picture book
The Rag Coat
Penguin and Pinecone book
6.0
board book
Penguin and Pinecone
All the Places to Love book
6.0
picture book
All the Places to Love
The Trumpet of the Swan book
6.0
chapter book
The Trumpet of the Swan
Spot Loves His Daddy book
6.0
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Spot Loves His Daddy
Three Little Words book
6.0
picture book
Three Little Words
Charlotte and the Rock book
5.9
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Charlotte and the Rock
  1. #31
    “How many slams in an old screen door?
    Depends how loud you shut it.
    How many slices in a bread?
    Depends how thin you cut it.
    How much good inside a day?
    Depends how good you live ‘em.
    How much love inside a friend?
    Depends how much you give ‘em.”
  2. #32
    “They used to be buddies, I thought, they used to be friends, and now they hate each other because one has to work for a living and the other comes from the West Side.”
  3. #33
    “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.”
  4. #34
    “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.”
  5. #35
    “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.”
  6. #36
    “No one had ever had such a friend—so affectionate, so loyal, and so skillful.”
  7. #37
    “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
  8. #38
    “They were simply four people who liked being there together.”
  9. #39
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
  10. #40
    “New friends can often have a better time together than old friends.”
  11. #41
    It was not perhaps the warmest friendship in the world, they would not send each other Christmas gift greetings, but they would not murder each other.
  12. #42
    “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?”
  13. #43
    “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.”
  14. #44
    “I wished I could have made her feel better, but sometimes, I guess you just can’t.”
  15. #45
    “I just remember walking between them and feeling for the first time that I belonged somewhere.”
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5.8
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Time for a Hug book
5.5
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T. Rex Time Machine book
5.0
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T. Rex Time Machine
Totally Tardy Marty book
4.8
picture book
Totally Tardy Marty
Today Is Monday book
4.5
picture book
Today Is Monday
  1. #46
    “I just couldn’t watch them hurt Patrick even if things weren’t clear just yet.”
  2. #47
    “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.”
  3. #48
    “Just always be waiting for me.”
  4. #49
    “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.”
  5. #50
    “The happiest of all things is when an old friend comes and greets us as in former times; the heart is comforted with the assurance that some day everything that we have loved will be given back”
  6. #51
    “Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down.”
  7. #52
    “Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses... swapped back and forth and over again.”
  8. #53
    “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.”
  9. #54
    “Nobody -- that’s my name. Nobody -- so my mother and father call me, all my friends.”
    author
    Homer
    person
    Parents
    book
    Odyssey
    concepts
    NamesFriendship
  10. #55
    The saints were his friends, and blessed him; the monsters were his friends, and guarded him.
  11. #56
    Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Friendship
  12. #57
    “Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life.”
  13. #58
    “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.”
  14. #59
    “I don’t want to be your friend, baby. I am your friend.”
  15. #60
    “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
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Wonder book
6.3
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You Are My Happy book
6.0
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Emma book
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Be Happy! book
5.9
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Be Happy!
Augustus and His Smile book
5.8
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Augustus and His Smile
Last Stop on Market Street book
5.1
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  1. #61
    “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!”
  2. #62
    “You were worth it, old friend, and a thousand times over.”
  3. #63
    “I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.”
  4. #64
    “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”
  5. #65
    “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.”
  6. #66
    “If I had an ear 2 confide in
    I would cry among my treasured friends
    But who do u know that stops that long
    to help another carry on
    The world moves fast and it would rather pass u by
    than 2 stop and c what makes u cry”
  7. #67
    “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.”
  8. #68
    “Sometimes Matilda longed for a friend, someone like the kind, courageous people in her books.”
    author
    Roald Dahl
    book
    Matilda
    character
    Matilda
    concept
    Friendship
  9. #69
    “Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
  10. #70
    “I wish every day could be Halloween. We could all wear masks all the time. Then we could walk around and get to know each other before we got to see what we looked like under the masks.”
  11. #71
    “It’s not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend.”
    author
    R. J. Palacio
    book
    Wonder
    character
    Charlotte
    concept
    Friendship
  12. #72
    “God of the golden wand, why have you come? A beloved, honored friend, but it’s been so long, your visits much too rare. Tell me what’s on your mind. I’m eager to do it, whatever I can do . . . whatever can be done.”
    author
    Homer
    person
    God
    book
    Odyssey
    concept
    Friendship
  13. #73
    “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?”
  14. #74
    ″‘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!...‘”
  15. #75
    “But you get used to goin’ around with a guy an’ you can’t get rid of him.”
  1. #76
    “George can tell you screwy things, and it don’t matter. It’s just the talking. . . . That’s all.”
  2. #77
    “When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin’. Got kinda used to each other after a little while.”
  3. #78
    “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.”
  4. #79
    “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.”
  5. #80
    “It was true; always had been. Friendships were like marriages in that way. Routines and patterns were poured early and hardened like cement.”
  6. #81
    “This is the problem with forever friends. They know too much.”
  7. #82
    Sometimes you simply needed someone kind to sit with you while you dealt with things.
  8. #83
    How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.
  9. #84
    “That’s what sisters and girlfriends are all about. Sticking together even in the mud, ’specially in mud.”
  10. #85
    “I have no love for a friend who loves in words alone.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Antigone
    concepts
    LoveFriendship
  11. #86
    “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.”
  12. #87
    ″‘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
  13. #88
    “I just kind of listen and nod because Patrick needs to talk.”
  14. #89
    “Then, he started crying. Then, he started talking about Brad.
    And I just let him. Because that’s what friends are for.”
  15. #90
    “I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.”
  1. #91
    “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.”
  2. #92
    “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. #93
    “To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend.”
  4. #94
    “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. #95
    “I do consider you a friend, Charlie.”
  6. #96
    “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.”
  7. #97
    “But I really believe, and Daddy really believes, that there are more good people on this earth than bad people, and the good people watch out for each other and take care of each other.”
  8. #98
    “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.”
  9. #99
    “We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at least one which makes the heart run over.”
  10. #100
    “I’m antisocial, they say. I don’t mix. It’s so strange. I’m very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn’t it?”
  11. #101
    “No one has time any more for anyone else.”
  12. #102
    A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults.
  13. #103
    “We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. “Even longer,” Pooh answered.
  14. #104
    “I think about the sheer number of people who pulled together and I can barely comprehend it. My crewmates sacrificed a year of their lives to come back for me.”
  15. #105
    “Patrick and Sam didn’t just throw around inside jokes and make me struggle to keep up. Not at all. They asked me questions.”
  1. #106
    “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.”
  2. #107
    “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. #108
    “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.”
  4. #109
    “I said it would be better if we weren’t friends, not that I didn’t want to be.”
  5. #110
    “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. ”
  6. #111
    “That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.”
  7. #112
    “I guess no one stays friends for more than thirty years without broken hearts along the way.”
  8. #113
    “‘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.’”
  9. #114
    “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.”
  10. #115
    “O my poor old Harry Jekyll, if ever I read Satan’s signature upon a face, it is on that of your new friend.”
  11. #117
    “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
  12. #118
    “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.”
  13. #119
    “Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”
  14. #120
    “Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing.
    And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
  15. #121
    “The best way to measure how much you’ve grown isn’t by inches or the number of laps you can now run around the track, or even your grade point average — though those things are important, to be sure. It’s what you’ve done with your time, how you’ve chosen to spend your days, and whom you’ve touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success.”
  16. #122
    “They fought each other until 1933, when they were seventeen. Grudging respect turned to genuine friendship, and the urge to fight left them.”
  17. #123
    ″‘Up to now,’ Miss Honey went on, ‘I have found it impossible to talk to anyone about my problems. I couldn’t face the embarrassment, and anyway I lack the courage. Any courage I had was knocked out of me when I was young. But now, all of a sudden I have a sort of desperate wish to tell everything to somebody. I know you are only a tiny little girl, but there is some kind of magic in you somewhere. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.‘”
  18. #124
    “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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