Friendship Quotes

Friends are there to comfort us in times of need and we are there for them. We also share many laughs and experiences with out best friends. Here is a collection of quotes about friendship from authors, poets and other notables.

"Slowly we became silent, and silence itself if an enemy to friendship." - A River Runs Through It - Norman Maclean


"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." - The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 1 - Anais Nin


"It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him." - Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes


"Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love." - Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare


"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." - Oprah Winfrey


"I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why." - Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck


"Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer." - A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated - Oscar Wilde




"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 last one which makes the heart run over." - Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury


"A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship." - The Book Thief - Markus Zusak


"To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend." - The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery


"You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you." - Charlotte's Web - E.B. White


"Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another 'What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ." - The Four Loves - C.S. Lewis


"The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings." - A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers - Henry David Thoreau


"No person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow and be perceived as fully blossomed as you were intended." - In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose - Alice Walker


"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." - Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen


"Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart." - Salmagundi - Washington Irving


"Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies." - Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead


"Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life--and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next." - Fear Nothing - Dean Koontz


"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends." - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling


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