Friends Quotes


Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend

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

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Animals    Books    Dogs    Friends    Humor

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

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.

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Emerson in His Journals

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson in His Journals

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Books    Friends    Reading    Teachers

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Family    Friends    Parties    Social

When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.

Friends    Humor    Jail

A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other...Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever

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.

Faith    Friends    Friendship    Love

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.

Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood

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

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.

I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else.

Alone    Books    Friends    Solitude

Must you go? I was rather hoping you'd stay and be a ministering angel, but if you must go, you must."
"I'll stay," Will said a bit crossly, and threw himself down in the armchair Tessa had just vacated. "I can minister angelically."
"None too convincingly. And you're not as pretty to look at as Tessa is," Jem said, closing his eyes as he leaned back against the pillow.
"How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun."
Jem still had his eyes closed. "If they mean it gives you a headache, they aren't wrong.

Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel

Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.

People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.

The Rescue

Nicholas Sparks

The Rescue

It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.

Fight    Friends    Friendship    Kill    Loyalty    Strength

When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.

Friends    Friendship    Love    Peace

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart

I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.

Anger    Books    Friends    Greedy    Life    Loneliness    Man    Myself    Selfish    Travel    Woman    Work    Write

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

I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's
why.

True friends are always together in spirit.

Anne of Green Gables

L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.

Beauty    Enemies    Friends    Intellect    Looks

That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.

Family    Friends    Hugs    Life    Lovable    Love    People

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.

Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

I think I fell in love with her, a little bit. Isn't that dumb? But it was like I knew her. Like she was my oldest, dearest friend. The kind of person you can tell anything to, no matter how bad, and they'll still love you, because they know you. I wanted to go with her. I wanted her to notice me. And then she stopped walking. Under the moon, she stopped. And looked at us. She looked at me. Maybe she was trying to tell me something; I don't know. She probably didn't even know I was there. But I'll always love her. All my life.

World's End

Neil Gaiman

World's End
Death    Friends    Love

Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

I wish I had more friends, but people are such jerks. If you can just get most people to leave you alone, you're doing good. If you can find even one person you really like, you're lucky. And if that person can also stand you, you're really lucky.

It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses.

Collapse    Curiosity    Flowers    Friendly    Friends    Grief    Letter    Love    Smile    Tears

I enjoyed the meetings, too. It was like having friends.

A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.

Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall

What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard who has ever existed?" said Black, with a terrible fury in his face. "Only innocent lives, Peter!"
"You don't understand!" whined Pettigrew. "He would have killed me, Sirius!"
"THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED!" roared Black. "DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!

You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.

I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching--they are your family.

My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I'll not be knowing,
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,
No matter where it's going.

The Selected Poetry

Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Selected Poetry

Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.

The Zahir

Paulo Coelho

The Zahir

We...we could be friends.'
We COULD be rare specimens of an exotic breed of dancing African elephants, but we're not. At least, I'M not.

Coraline

Neil Gaiman

Coraline
Cats    Friends    Sarcasm

A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.

Like all of my friends, she's a lousy judge of character.

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.


Inventory:
"Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I'd been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.

Champagne    Contentment    Curiosity    Doubt    Envy    Foes    Friends    Hope    Idleness    Inventory    Knowledge    Laughter    Life    Love    Sorrow    Sufficienty    Superfluity    Unattainable    Values    Wisdom

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