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Quotes About Friendship

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Richard Bach
“Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”
Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

“A messy house is a must - it separates your true friends from other friends.
Real friends are there to visit you not your house!”
Jennifer Wilson

“A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself”
Frances Ward Weller

Robin Jones Gunn
“I look back now and realize that the gift of a true friend is that she sees you not the way you see yourself or the way others see you. A true friend sees you for who you are and who you can become.”
Robin Jones Gunn, Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La!

Snoop Dogg
“It ain't no fun if the homies can't have none. ”
Snoop Dogg

Rainbow Rowell
“You think that holding someone hard will bring them closer. You think that you can hold them so hard that you'll still feel them, embossed on you, when you pull away.
Every time Eleanor pulled away from Park, she felt the gasping loss of him.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

C.S. Lewis
“Are not lifelong friendships born at the moment when at last you meet another human being who has some inkling (but faint and uncertain even in the best) of that something which you were born desiring, and which, beneath the flux of other desires and in all the momentary silences between the louder passions, night and day, year by year, from childhood to old age, you are looking for, watching for, listening for? You have never had it.”
C.S. Lewis

William S. Burroughs
“You know a real friend?
Someone you know will look after your cat after you are gone.”
William S. Burroughs, Last Words: The Final Journals

“True friends will always push you towards the great possibilities of your future, false friends will always chain you to the mistakes in your past.”
Seth Brown

C.S. Lewis
“Those who cannot conceive Friendship as a substantive love but only as a disguise or elaboration of Eros betray the fact that they have never had a Friend. The rest of us know that though we can have erotic love and friendship for the same person yet in some ways nothing is less like a Friendship than a love-affair. Lovers are always talking to one another about their love; Friends hardly ever about their Friendship. Lovers are normally face to face, absorbed in each other; Friends, side by side, absorbed in some common interest. Above all, Eros (while it lasts) is necessarily between two only. But two, far from being the necessary number for Friendship, is not even the best. And the reason for this is important.
... In each of my friends there is something that only some other friend can fully bring out. By myself I am not large enough to call the whole man into activity; I want other lights than my own to show all his facets... Hence true Friendship is the least jealous of loves. Two friends delight to be joined by a third, and three by a fourth, if only the newcomer is qualified to become a real friend. They can then say, as the blessed souls say in Dante, 'Here comes one who will augment our loves.' For in this love 'to divide is not to take away.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work but the solidest things we know.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Khaled Hosseini
“Boys, Laila came to see, treated friendship the way they treated the sun: its existence undisputed; its radiance best enjoyed, not beheld directly.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

David Gemmell
“Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honour, valour, respect. All these things have to be earned.”
David Gemmell, Shield of Thunder

Denise Hildreth Jones
“Some things just couldn't be protectd from storms. Some things simply needed to be broken off...Once old thing were broken off, amazingly beautiful thing could grow in their place.”
Denise Hildreth Jones

J.R.R. Tolkien
“You can trust us to stick to you through thick and thin – to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours – closer than you yourself keep it. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo. Anyway: there it is. We know most of what Gandalf has told you. We know a good deal about the ring. We are horribly afraid–but we are coming with you; or following you like hounds.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Epicurus
“Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.”
Epicurus, A Guide To Happiness

C. JoyBell C.
“There are still some wonderful people left in this world! They are diamonds in the rough, but they're around! You'll find them when you fall down– they're the ones who pick you up, who don't judge, and you had to fall down to see them! When you get up again, remember who your true friends are!”
C. JoyBell C.

J.K. Rowling
“And he knew that at that moment, they understood each other perfectly, and when he told her what he was going to do now, she would not say ‘be careful’ or ‘don’t do it’, but she would accept his decision because she would not have expected anything less of him.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Rick Riordan
“Nico scowled. ‘It’s none of your business, but I don’t belong. That’s obvious. No one wants me. I’m a child of –’
‘Oh, please.’ Will sounded unusually angry. ‘Nobody at Camp Half-Blood ever pushed you away. You have friends – or at least people who would like to be your friend. You pushed yourself away. If you’d get your head out of that brooding cloud of yours for once –”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Jim Butcher
“Loneliness is a hard thing to handle. I feel it, sometimes. When I do, I want it to end. Sometimes, when you're near someone, when you touch them on some level that is deeper than the uselessly structured formality of casual civilized interaction, there's a sense of satisfaction in it. Or at least, there is for me. It doesn't have to be someone particularly nice. You don't have to like them. You don't even have to want to work with them. You might even want to punch them in the nose. Sometimes just making that connection is its own experience, its own reward.”
Jim Butcher, White Night

Windhy Puspitadewi
“Many people walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”
Windhy Puspitadewi, Confeito

Cassandra Clare
“Isabelle was holding an umbrella. It was clear plastic, decorated with decals of colorful flowers. It was one of the girliest things Simon had ever seen, and he didn’t blame Alec for ducking out from under it and taking his chances with the rain.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

Henry David Thoreau
“Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.”
Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Arthur C. Clarke
“What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.”
Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two

Jessica Park
“The friends you make in college are friends you'll have for life, even if you don't talk for years at a time.”
Jessica Park, Flat-Out Love

John O'Donohue
“Your noble friend will not accept pretension but will gently and very firmly confront you with your own blindness. Such friendship is creative and critical; it is willing to negotiate awkward and uneven territories of contradiction and woundedness.”
John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Charlotte Brontë
“Friendship however is a plant which cannot be forced -- true friendship is no gourd spring up in a night and withering in a day.”
Charlotte Brontë, The Letters of Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë
“If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love our friends for their sakes rather than for our own.”
Charlotte Brontë, The Life of Charlotte Brontë

Sarah Orne Jewett
“The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.”
Sarah Orne Jewett

“A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more."
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.”
Charles Caleb Colton

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