Quotes About Friendship

Quotes tagged as "friendship" (showing 871-900 of 3,000)
Coco J. Ginger
“And I don’t even like you, but the pain of life without you is biting.”
Coco J. Ginger

Cat Clarke
“This is the real way a friendship ends. Not with some huge screaming row, but with a gradual withdrawal. You’d think it would be less painful this way.”
Cat Clarke, Torn

Kamila Shamsie
“They adore you beacause they think you offer up your friendship and ask for nothing in return. But that's not true-' He took a deep breath. 'You do ask for something. You ask that we never expect you to need us.”
Kamila Shamsie, Kartography

“A dog is a good friend of a man and perhaps better than many of his best friends.”
Anuj Somany

Honoré de Balzac
“If the human heart sometimes finds moments of pause as it ascends the slopes of affection, it rarely halts on the way down.”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Lindsey Leavitt
“We have different interests,
fit into different cliques, but the length of our friendship makes
most of that unimportant. You go through enough with a person
over a long enough period of time and they just become a part of
who you are.”
Lindsey Leavitt, Sean Griswold's Head

Patti Smith
“We were as Hansel and Gretel and we ventured out into the black forest of the world.”
Patti Smith, Just Kids

Banana Yoshimoto
“And when something awful happens, the goodness stands out even more ...”
Banana Yoshimoto, The Lake

John M. Simmons
“Friends come into our lives and friends leave our lives. But friends never leave our hearts. And best friends always get to stay in the best places in our hearts.”
John M. Simmons, The Marvelous Journey Home

C.S. Lewis
“At home, besides being Peter or Jane, we also bear a general character; husband or wife, brother or sister, chief, colleague or subordinate. Not among Friends. It is an affair of disentangled, or stripped, minds. Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Chaim Potok
“Reuven listen to me. The Talmud says that a person should do two things for himself. One is to acquire a teacher. Do you remember the other."
"Choose a friend," I said.
"Yes. You know what a friend is, Reuven? A Greek philosopher said that two people who are true friends are like two bodies with one soul."
I nodded.
"Reuven, if you can, make Danny Saunders your friend."
"I like him a lot, abba."
"No. Listen to me. I am not talking about only liking him. I am telling you to make him your friend and to let him make you his friend.”
Chaim Potok, The Chosen

Oscar Wilde
“Friendship...is not something you learn in school,but if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship you really haven't learned anything.”
Oscar Wilde

Nina LaCour
“No," I say. "I didn't know that," and as I say it I feel flooded with bitterness at all the things Ingrid kept secret from me.”
Nina LaCour, Hold Still

Toba Beta
“If your heart tends to force friends to do as you say,
seed of discord is being planted in your relationship.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

George Eliot
“The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

“What our closest friends do for us is to teach us true selflessness. We learn that while it might be safer for them if we keep them out, true friendship means letting them in. We cannot decide for them what they are willing to suffer with us and for us. While we certainly don't want to see our friends suffer, friendship isn't about protecting each other from pain so much as it is about helping each other to become what God has called us to be.”
Mark Mossa, Already There: Letting God Find You

C.S. Lewis
“Even in your hobbies, has there not always been some secret attraction which the others are curiously ignorant of--something, not to be identified with, but always on the verge of breaking through, the smell of cut wood in the workshop or the clap-clap of water against the boat's side? Are not all 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. All the things that have ever deeply possesed your soul have been but hints of it--tantalizing glimspes, promises never quite fulfilled, echoes that died away just as they caught your ear. But if it should really become manifest--if there ever came an echo that did not die away but swelled into the sound itself--you would know it. Beyond all possibility of doubt you would say 'Here at last is the thing I was made for.' We cannot tell each other about it. It is the secret signature of each soul, the incommunicable and unappeasable want, the things we desired before we met our wives or made our friends or chose our work, and which we shall still desire on our deathbeds, when the mind no longer knows wife or friend or work. While we are, this is. If we lose this, we lose all.”
C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Stieg Larsson
“She was afraid that it was a moral issue, and that was one of his weaknesses. He was Salander’s friend. She knew her brother. She knew that he was loyal to the point of foolhardiness once he had made someone a friend, even if the friend was impossible and obviously flawed. She also the friend was impossible and obviously flawed. She also knew that he could accept any number of idiocies from his friends, but that there was a boundary and it could not be infringed. Where exactly this boundary was seemed to vary from one person to another, but she knew he had broken completely with people who had previously been close friends because they had done something that he regarded as beyond the pale. And he was inflexible. The break was for ever.”
Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Robin Brande
“Is it just me, or is that guy the coolest boyfriend ever invented?"
"It’s not just you." And there was that same dull pain-the one I get sometimes when I see the two of them together and realize I’ll never have that.
I gave Amanda a smile. "He’s great. I’m really happy for you."
And that was a hundred percent true.
But it didn’t make it hurt any less.”
Robin Brande

C.S. Lewis
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too?”
C.S. Lewis

Mark Fiore
“I'd rather be single, happy, and lonely sometimes than married, lonely, and happy sometimes.”
Mark Fiore, You Are Loved . . . an email memoir

Rosemary Sutcliff
“See now, for a good blade, one that will not betray the man in battle, rods of hard and soft iron must be heated and braided together. Then is the blade folded over and hammered flat again, and maybe yet again, many times for the finest blades... So the hard and soft iron are mingled without blending, before the blade is hammered up to its finished form and tempered, and ground to an edge that shall draw blood from the wind. So comes the pattern, like oil and water that mingle but do not mix. Yet it is the strength of the blade, for without the hard iron the blade would bend in battle, and without the soft iron it would break.”
Rosemary Sutcliff, The Shining Company

Thomas Mann
“He took in the squeaky music, the vulgar and pining melodies, because passion immobilizes good taste and seriously considers what soberly would be thought of as funny and to be resented.”
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice and Other Tales

Stephen Chbosky
“And then he says something like this ... "I would die for you. But I won't live for you." Something like that. I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Thomas F. Shubnell
“You can't overdose on friends, only enemies.”
Thomas F. Shubnell

Anthony Powell
“One passes through the world knowing few, if any, of the important things about even the people with whom one has been from time to time in the closest intimacy.”
Anthony Powell, The Kindly Ones

Anne Brontë
“I possess the faculty of enjoying the company of those I - of my friends as well in silence as in conversation.”
Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Sarah Addison Allen
“It felt as though they were the only people in the world, two young women about to bury the symbol of their helplessness, as if that's all it would take to make them whole again.”
Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper

Syrie James
“Some of the most thrilling things in life are done on impulse.”
Syrie James, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

“I'll be your friend so long as you're not crap”
Colin Firth

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