Top 35 True Friendship Quotes For Your Best Friend

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“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

-Mark Twain

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

-Joan Powers

“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.”

-Jane Austen

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

-Jess C. Scott

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

-Linda Grayson

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

-Henri J.M. Nouwen

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”

-Helen Keller

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”

-Sarah Dessen

“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.”

-Nicholas Sparks

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”

-Jalaluddin Rumi

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“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”

-Jon Katz

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

-Muhammad Ali

“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.”

-Shel Silverstein

“He must have known I’d want to leave you.”
“No, he must have known you would always want to come back.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”

-Richelle Mead

“Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.”

-Gillian Anderson

“Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment. ”

-Haruki Murakami

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”

-P.G. Wodehouse

“Why is it,” he said, one time, at the subway entrance, “I feel I’ve known you so many years?”
“Because I like you,” she said, “and I don’t want anything from you.”

-Ray Bradbury

“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.”

-S.E. Hinton

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“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.”

-Irving Stone

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”

-Stephen King

“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.”

-William Shakespeare

“The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.”

-Jay McInerney

“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”

-J.K. Rowling

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”

-Markus Zusak

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking , they can make you laugh.”

-P.C. Cast

“Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.”

-Stieg Larsson

“I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

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“I am always saying “Glad to’ve met you” to somebody I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.”

-J.D. Salinger

“Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.”

-Rainbow Rowell

“I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.”

-Rainbow Rowell

“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.”

-Oscar Wilde

“This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case you always forgot who you are and how much you’re loved. So what I do for you as your friend is remind you who you are and tell you how much I love you. And this isn’t any kind of burden for me, because I love who you are very much. Every time I remind you, I get to remember with you, which is my pleasure.”

-James Lecesne

 

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