1001 Inspiring Quotes about Friends

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I give and accept waves of welcome. I attract wonderful, life-minded friends who enrich my life.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

Books are like friends to me. Words come alive on the page.

— Beverly Lewis

True friends celebrate your success and share your grief!

— Sarah Tse

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble and then not worth much after you get it.

— Zora Neale Hurston

In Iraq, many of my female friends were architects and professionals with a lot of power during the 1980s while all the men were at war in Iran.

— Zaha Hadid

No matter how many thousands friends you’ve had, or even more likes you’ve got, but if you do not enjoy being yourself, then you just keep lying to yourself and unto others as well.

— Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Chocolate is a kitchen witch’s secret weapon. It makes friends easily, soothes troubled spirits, and is conducive to romance. When nothing else works, go with chocolate.—Sadie Trevalyn’s Book of Kitchen Witchery

— Alyssa Goodnight, Just Say Yes

Choosing friends based on how much money they have is like betting on a horse because you like its saddle.

— Stephen Smoke

I’m really not the party type. I more like to have friends over at the house and chill. I’ve never been the super party type. But for the 18th birthday, you got to party. And then 21 is going to be even bigger.

— Jacob Latimore

My favorite thing is to have a big dinner with friends and talk about life.

— Carla Gugino

The only reason I’m friends with any of you is because I outgrew the von Trapps, one annoying Austrian at a time.

— Lisa Mantchev, Eyes Like Stars

The two centrepieces of social intelligence are the possession of extensive social knowledge about other individuals, in terms of knowing who allies and friends are, and the ability to infer the mental states of those individuals.

— Steven Mithen, The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive Origins of Art, Religion and Science

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.

— Marc Chagall

I love being at home, being with friends and family. I’m of European stock, brought up in Australia. I’m a passionate guy. I just love life.

— Eric Bana

My 21st birthday was awesome. I was in L.A., and it was great. I had a bunch of friends that came out. The night ended up in a completely different direction than we thought it was going to go.

— Jonathan Keltz

Two friends raised their heads up to the sky on a dark evening.-Look at the stars.–Let us make a wish.They each took a moment of silence.-What did you wish for?–For you to have peace with your wish.

— J.R. Rim

She had wanted her son to stand for what he believed and to be respectful. And he had died for believing his friends had a right to play their music loud, to be American teenagers.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

I clench my fists and try not to scream and I tuck my friends in my hea

— Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Our countries have been friends dating to the very existence of the United States. France is the only power that has never been at war with the United States.

— Marine Le Pen

I think online friends often know you the best.

— Jacquelyn Middleton, London Belongs to Me

if you don’t get rid of the wrong friends you will never meet the right friends

— Jeroen Saey

If you have friends and family who love you unconditionally – you truly have everything!

— Lindsey Rietzsch, Successful Failures: Recognizing the Divine Role That Opposition Plays in Life’s Quest for Success

How strange that we can go from friends to inseparable to hateful then casual all in one lifetime.

— Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Friday night’s alright for fightingSaturday, Sunday, Monday tooEvery night is a night of fightingWith family and friends like you

— Jessica-Lynn Barbour, Willow

Our families cannot choose Christ for us. Our friends cannot do it. God is a great God, but even God can’t make the decision for us . . .we have to make our own choice.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Candor is a compliment it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk.

— Peggy Noonan

Enemies who vow not to see you achieve it and friends who say you can’t do it… ARE THE SAME…!!! They just don’t want you to make it happen! Stay away!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.

— Barbara Bush

We became friends as we became a band. Our friendship evolved as the band evolved. It had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups for the four of us. We got along well almost all of the time. Hey! We liked each other and we still do.

— Dave Blood

My friends scoffed at my anxiety and said dumb things like, ‘Fifty is the new forty!’ Which just made me realize that there are a whole lot of other people who suck at math as bad as I do. No. Fifty is fifty.

— Celia Rivenbark, You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning

I suffer from girlnextdooritis where the guy is friends with you and that’s it.

— Taylor Swift

All my favorite stars, my family and my friends are here. I’m having the happiest birthday that an 18-year-old girl could ever have.

— Brandy Norwood

After wrestling with myself for six months, I began medical treatment. During that time I started a band with some friends of mine called Jack’s Car, but that didn’t last.

— Jack Irons

Everyone wants to feel special – attain a special status among their pears- but not too special. Most kids want to be special the same way their friends are

— Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

strangers were just people he hadn’t become friends with yet.

— Eric Walters, Between Heaven and Earth

Some friends give bad advice because they live a bad life.

— Errol Anthony Smythe

To balance China, the democracies will need new friends – and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate.

— David Frum

When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world. Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates, and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many.

— Julius Erving

The first glimpse I had of what Mario Batali’s friends had described to me as the ‘myth of Mario’ was on a cold Saturday night in January 2002, when I invited him to a birthday dinner.

— Bill Buford

The joy of having no friends is that I can do anything I want; when I want.The downside is, that I have no one to share it with.

— Anthony T. Hincks

I don’t really watch what I eat. I love sitting around with friends and eating loads and drinking loads for hours. Maybe when I’m 40 I’ll worry about my diet.

— Santiago Cabrera

You be careful, Wizard. Interestingly eccentric friends aren’t easy to find.

— Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

Some of my best friends are illusions. Been sustaining me for years.

— Sheila Ballantyne

I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that’s what gets a dinner party off to a fun start.

— Ina Garten

For a woman a man will do many things that he’d turn his back on in an instant when alone; things he’d back away from, nine times out of ten, even when drunk adn with a bunch of his friends egging him on.

— Stephen King, The Colorado Kid

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

I would give anything to sing like Beyonce or Adele. I’ve said many times to my friends that if I could sing like them, I would give up poetry and writing.

— Rupi Kaur

I love making new friends and I respect people for a lot of different reasons.

— Taylor Swift

People don’t believe what you tell them.They rarely believe what you show them.They often believe what their friends tell them.They always believe what they tell themselves.

— Seth Godin

I always wanted to go into the military or something like that – my whole family, all my friends are either Air Force, Navy, or Marines.

— RJ Mitte

I hear he liked flowers pretty well.””Yes, ” said Annie, “he said they were the friends who always came back and never disappointed him.”–“Out, Brief Candle

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

Of my friends I am the only one I have left.

— Terence

I’ve got four brothers, so with them and all our friends we had these sports parties in the basement. We’d play basketball, mini-sticks, baseball in the backyard, football, whatever it was. We were busy 24/7.

— Rob Gronkowski

I gather we’re old friends.””By my standards. I daresay you measure your friends by the years you have known them, but you’re wrong. Friendship is not measured in years.

— Amanda Hemingway, The Poisoned Crown

Prune these alleged friends ruthlessly from your life. You need all the positive reinforcement you can get. You need friends who think you’re fabulous, an angel in human shape, and a breath of springtime.

— Cynthia Heimel, Sex Tips For Girls: Lust, Love, and Romance from the Lives of Single Women

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

Instead of going out on Saturday night as planned, I decided to stay in with a few of my closest friends from the complex carbohydrate family. Well actually, like most of my friends, they’re not that complex.

— Angela Pippos, The Goddess Advantage

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

— Ambrose Bierce

True friends define each other.

— Michael Card, A Fragile Stone: The Emotional Life of Simon Peter

Moving right alongIn search of good timesAnd good news, With good friends you can’t lose.This could become a habit.Opportunity just knocked, Let’s reach out and grab it, Together we’ll nab it, We’ll hitch-hike, bus, or yellow cab it.

— Jim Henson, It’s Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider

Some of our friends put our enemies out of work.

— Jett

Today focus on the qualities you like about yourself, focus on the good friends and family members you have around you .feed today with gratefulness . what you focus on I believe will remain constant in your life.

— Micheline Jean Louis

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends never lose a chance to make them.

— Francesco Guicciardini

All my friends are bums. We all gather round our camp-fire (in a can) and sing songs of togetherness as we cuddle, to preserve our warmth…

— Will Advise

To be a MVF (Most Valuable Friend), you need to tell your friends the pure truth about themselves. However, how you tell them the truth is the difference between being a villain or a hero.

— Ben Tolosa, Masterplan Your Success

You’d better make friends with Time, because sooner or later it will catch up with you.

— Eleanor Brownn

If you want to find out who your real friends are, sink the ship. The first ones to jump aren’t your friends.

— Marilyn Manson

You can learn a lot from your lovers, but-for the most part-you get to keep your friends longer, and you learn more from them.

— John Irving, In One Person

You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends nose.

— John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.

— Barack Obama

No one really wants to admit they are lonely, and it is never really addressed very much between friends and family. But I have felt lonely many times in my life.

— Bill Murray

I think the most important foundation about any relationship is just being honest. You’ve got to. My wife and I are honest to a fault with each other, and we’re best friends on top of it, so we’re very fortunate.

— Max Greenfield

My friends in Paris are writers, or something like that, whereas my friends in New York are doing cool stuff in finance and living very different lives. In writing, it’s pretty solitary, so it doesn’t really matter who’s around.

— Whit Stillman

I’m surrounded by great friends and family. I don’t know what I would do without them.

— Emma Roberts

Conscience- protects the privileges of intimacy, makes , friends keep their promises, prevents the angered spouse from striking back.

— Martha Stout, The Sociopath Next Door

Books make such good friends and quiet neighbors.

— Catriona McPherson, Quiet Neighbors

Today’s enemies can be your friends tomorrow. And today’s friends can be tomorrow’s enemies.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

I pray to God to give you a happy life filled with compassion, kindness and peace. May joy never leave your door step. May your house always ring with the laughter of friends and family. May your good fortune increase day by day.

— Latika Teotia

The last I knew you were going to a party. just a few friends at the McEvoys’ you told me. The science club, you told me. What happened? You got into a fight about the theory of relativity? Did creationists crash the party and start a rumble?

— Tami Hoag

Always cherish your true friends who were there when no one else was.

— Heather Wolf

She was one of those happily created beings who please without effort make friends everywhere and take life so gracefully and easily that less fortunate souls are tempted to believe that such are born under a lucky star.

— Louisa May Alcott

What I miss the most is chatting with my friends and family and having a good laugh over a simple meal.

— Kim Yuna

By the time I was seven, I did a sonnet at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre for Shakespeare’s birthday because my dad had been at the first season of the Globe and was friends with the artistic director. Somehow, that lead to me doing a sonnet!

— Alfred Enoch

People love dogs. This is, I hope, the least surprising sentence you will read in this book. I myself have had long discussions with my dog friends, and by that I mean my friends who are dogs.

— Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

We can change people only by becoming their friends, not by becoming their enemies! Make friends with people so that you may be able to change them!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Who you are is why you choose the friends and situations in your life.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

It’s proper netiquette to add suggested friends to your social media accounts. NetworkEtiquette.net

— David Chiles

Because that’s what friends do. They speak the truth when you’ve lost your way, pick you up and brush you off , tell you that you’re going to make it to the other side, and cheer you on until you get there.

— Melanie Shankle, Nobody’s Cuter Than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship

I’m not a very good impersonator, my friends maybe, but not famous people.

— Diane Kruger

…It is a sad truth in life that when someone has lost a loved one, friends sometimes avoid the person, just when the presence of friends is most needed.

— Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.

— George Eliot

I’m very lonely now Mary For the poor make no new friends But oh they love the better still The few our Father sends!

— Helen Selina

I remember when I was a kid, I could never find anything positive about chubby girls. If a girl was pudgy in books, she wasn’t okay. She couldn’t be happy or make friends unless she lost weight.

— Ann Aguirre

The richer your friends the more they will cost you.

— Elizabeth Marbury

The sacrifices of time and money that Chinese friends will make for one another often go far beyond what is expected or accepted in Western society.

— Larry Herzberg, Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings: With Observations on Culture and Language

I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts – spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back – length of life.

— Rose Kennedy

Keep one thing in your mind; your school & friends can never teach you properly , “how to be a good husband & father.

— Srinivas Shenoy

I had assumed that I would age with all my friends growing old around me, dying off very gradually one by one. And here was a plague that cut them off so early.

— Thom Gunn

It’s surprising to me how many of my friends send Christmas cards, or holiday cards, including my atheist and secular friends.

— Christopher Hitchens

One who has unreliable friends may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

— Proverbs 18:24

Only real true friends will tell you when your face is dirty, Others will either pamper, avoid or laugh at you certainly.[227] – 4 (Thoughts)

— Munindra Misra, Eddies of Life

I cannot concentrate all my friendship on any single one of my friends because no one is complete enough in himself.

— Anais Nin

As we move away from the old role in which we were helplessly entrapped as a victim, we make friends with the people who affirm us. Their enthusiasm about us mirrors the positive experience we are having.

— Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Of all the gifts you can get, friends and family are the best!

— Jan Britland, The Adventures of Rodger Dodger Dog Activities Book

Wouldn’t you rather have the respect of your friends and colleagues than succumb to pressure to do and say things that are out of character in order to feel accepted? You can overcome this habit simply by learning to say “no.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

You may wonder how I managed to make these friends. Well, I will tell you. Making friends is actually not that hard when you drop every single one of your standards.

— Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

Business succeed when friends and relatives pays their bills promptly.

— Abdulazeez Henry Musa

Gliding down the bike path on a Saturday morning, you whip by somebody peddling in the opposite direction and give each other a nod. For a moment it’s like “Hey, we’re both doing the same thing. Let’s be friends for a second.

— Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome

Don’t despise people because of their defects or because of their lack of talents and gifts. Imagine if people did it for you, how many friends would you be left with?

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.

— Francis Bacon

Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.

— William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude: Being the Second Part of Reflections and Maxims Relating to the Conduct of Human Life.

When I do get the chance I just love to hang around at home with friends and family.

— Delta Goodrem

I can’t do small talk really, and that’s fine. I’ve got old friends and family that love me, thank God. I’m grateful for what a city gives you access to, but I do feel that I’m only here until I figure out how to get out again.

— Laura Marling

Pick your friends like you pick your battles

— wisely.

Why aren’t you turning me over to your cop friends right now?” she demanded. He shrugged. “To tell the truth, I have absolutely no idea. But let’s talk anyway.

— Paige Tyler, In the Company of Wolves

All the friends in the world are in the fountain of a pen.

— Michelle Franklin

I like Penny. She’s cool. Yeah, she dates some idiots, but, although, so have I. So yeah, I would be friends with her. We’d have a lot to talk about.

— Kaley Cuoco

Twenty good friends cannot live together in twenty good years”. We were more than twenty who left the school and the simple statement was beginning to echo hard in my ear, as if grandma actually had that particular day in mind. Pg.100

— Obehi Peter Ewanfoh, Still Owing Me Goodbye

Writers seldom choose as friends those self-centered characters who are never in trouble, never make mistakes, and always count their change as it is handed to them.

— Catherine Drinker Bowen

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

— Aristotle

My friends don’t think they’re rich, because they know someone who’s richer.

— Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

If you have a good support system like your family and your friends around you, then you can’t go wrong. So just believe in yourself, do you your thing, and stay strong in what you believe in.

— Roman Reigns

If it be the chief point of friendship to comply with a friend’s notions and inclinations he possesses this is an eminent degree; he lies down when I sit, and walks when I walk, which is more that many good friends can pretend to do.

— Alexander Pope

You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.

— Elizabeth Taylor

Working with Ice Cube was so tight. He’s cool, and I really like how he does family stuff. My guy friends couldn’t believe I was chillin’ with him. Dudes love Ice Cube.

— Keke Palmer

Love your friends as if they would some day hate you.

— R. D. Hicks

I made a mistake. Men and women can’t be friends. Statistically, impossible. One of the friends is always a little in love with the other or at least sexually attracted to them, and sex ruins friendships.

— Codi Gary, I Want Crazy

Real friends are the ones you can count on no matter what.The ones who go into the forest to find you and bring you home.And real friends never have to tell you that they’re your friends.

— Morgan Matson, Since You’ve Been Gone

I wish I was friends with things, ” he said at last, “but I’m not. I never had anything to be friends with, and I can’t bear people.

— Frances Hodgson Burnett

In time of great anxiety we can draw power from our friends. We should at such times however avoid friends who sympathize too deeply who give us pity rather than strength.

— D. Lupton

Being funny has always mattered a lot to me. It’s why I started acting – to make my friends laugh.

— Nick Wechsler

We may live without friends we may live without books But civilized man cannot live without cooks.

— Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The best way to keep your friends is to never owe them anything and never lend them anything.

— Paul de Kock

So, you see; you have the soul of a missionary, the heart of a revolutionary and the mind of a reformer. But what are you to yourself and the family and friends who will always be there for you?

— Janvier Chouteu-Chando, The Girl on the Trail

Because being assaulted with maxi pads is a great way to win friends and influence people.

— Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don’t see that same intimacy happening very much today.

— Layne Staley

The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.

— Mao Zedong

Honest friends is kinda nice, but it’s hard to beat a big-ass lie and a six-pack of brewskies.

— Lois Greiman, Unzipped

The thing was, the places of your life, like the clothes you wore and the car you drove and the friends and associates you had, were a product of the way you lived.

— J.R. Ward, Lover Avenged

During these hard times in the world we should always remember to keep our families and friends close.

— Hyrum Yeakley

Love is making friends with fear because fear is the constant companion of intimacy ~ and when you bring fear out of the darkness and into the light, you realize it was an illusion based on our own insecurities.

— Allen L. Roland

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection – they have many friends and few enemies.

— Wendell Phillips

Expectation and disappointment are far from friends but they are close relations.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

All we really want is for no one to have a boring life, to be impressive, so we can be impressed. ~ on the friends we choose.

— Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

There are adventures of the spirit and one can travel in books and interest oneself in people and affairs. One need never be dull as long as one has friends to help, gardens to enjoy and books in the long winter evenings.

— D.E. Stevenson, Listening Valley

We all have a personal pool of quicksand inside us where we begin to sink and need friends and family to find us and remind us of all the good that has been and will be.

— Regina Brett

From her own life experience Keldaren knew that loveable hunks were in short supply anywhere in the galaxy, loveable hunks who knew her were an extinct species, and that more marketing companies than friends had her phone number.

— L.L. Watkin

I have amazing friends who have led inspirational lives.

— Andrew Shue

Anniversaries are like birthdays: occasions to celebrate and to think ahead, usually among friends with whom one shares not only the past but also the future.

— Zbigniew Brzezinski

All close friendships are marked with competition. Our earliest tests are against our siblings and playmates, and some of that rivalry endures amongst friends into adulthood. Like dogs play fighting, you learn not to bite hard.

— Christopher Bollen

The moment you become friends with your inner Self, you realize that the failures or hindrances that you met earlier were caused more by your disconnected status with your inner Being.

— Stephen Richards, Develop Jedi Self-Confidence: Unleash the Force within You

I love smart and curious people. I value intelligence in my friends and relationships.

— Kerry Bishe

Storms are good friends because they light up the way to wisdom!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.

— Confucius

I have lost friends some by death … others by sheer inability to cross the street.

— Virginia Woolf

Guns are our friends because in a country without guns, I’m what’s known as “prey.” All females are.

— Ann Coulter, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans

You could know a man not by what his friends said about him, but by how he treated his servants.

— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Treat your friends as you do your pictures and place them in their best light.

— Jennie Jerome Churchill

I definitely have guys that I’m friends with that I have a crush on, and you don’t want to ruin the friendship.

— Miranda Cosgrove

I felt very close to God…. My friends say that’s because I was always on my knees.

— Armistead Maupin

Tip and Lulu shared a smile… and what can we say? Best friends were made that day. Marafiki milele was what they would stay. Their laughter could be heard for miles around. It truly was a wonderful sound.

— Lauren Isabelle Pierre, Tip & Lulu: A tale of two friends

If I’m getting on an airplane or anywhere, really, I have a lunch box and stuff. It’s a running joke with my friends and family – everyone gives me lunch boxes for Christmas.

— Nikki Reed

I really don’t think in the past. I sit down with many friends at dinner, and they like to talk about the good old days. I’m respectful of the good old days, but I find myself spending very little time reminiscing. I’m really looking forward.

— Donald Bren

Kyran was a Dark Fae, but that’s not what she saw when she loo9ked at him. She saw a man who was devoted to his friends and his cause. She saw a man who was haunted by his past. She saw a man who made her think of the future.

— Donna Grant, Dark Alpha’s Embrace

For a ten-year-old boy and a ten-year-old girl to become good friends was not easy under any circumstances. Indeed, it might be one of the most difficult accomplishments in the world.

— Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

Friendship fills your life with the essence of joy and mutual understanding. And some of the best friends in life have more than two legs.

— Veronika Jensen

My mother wouldn’t allow me to speak slang when I was growing up. But when I got outside, around my friends, it was ‘Yo’ and ‘That’s the joint’ and ‘Yo, what’s up?’ So I had my game for my friends and my game for my mom.

— Queen Latifah

True friends are to people what lighthouses are to ships. No matter how stormy it gets, they stay put and light our way.

— Julie-Anne

As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices.

— Joseph Conrad

Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family.

— Francesca Annis

A dream isn’t worth living if you don’t have friends to live it with.

— Danielle Johnson

In the name of “force protection, ” the military often rolls up windows, builds walls, and points rifles at the outside world. The best force protection, however, is to be surrounded by friends and allies.

— Eric Greitens, The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL

With true friends . . . even water drunk together is sweet enough.

— Chinese proverb

The one thing I’ve always said: Let your family and close friends be the judge of who you are as a person. Don’t worry about being judged by others who don’t know you, because your family and close friends know what you’re all about, good and bad.

— Rick Pitino

Because you have only known me for like fourteen seconds and seven of those were us making out and you still know more about me than all of my friends in this stupid place.

— Maggie Stiefvater, Forever

I learned a long time ago, if you want to keep your friends in show business, don’t get famous. Because as soon as you get famous, a lot of the people you used to know, who didn’t, become incredibly bitter and jealous. It’s part of the territory.

— Denis Leary

Friends will always be there for the party. REAL friends will be there after the party…

— Bray Love

Its really hard to recall the day you became friends with special people.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Old friends are best.

— John Selden

Marriage creates one world for your child. For that alone, two old friends can try to see a peaceful world through the eyes of their angels.

— Shannon L. Alder

Make friends not enemies. Compliment do not criticize. Like.

— David Chiles

With friends like you – who needs enemas.

— Anonymous

You can’t control who your family is. I know about that. You can only pick good friends and maybe that’s a better family.

— Ava Richardson, Dragons of Wild

Personalization is based on a bargain. In exchange for the service of filtering, you hand large companies an enormous amount of data about your daily life–much of whic you might not trust your friends with.

— Eli Pariser, The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think

If something cames out from your mind it doesn’t matter is it in the morning so early or it’s too late for example it’s nigh or you are outside with friends spend few minutes and write this down you could make something incrediable.

— Deyth Banger

It’s sad when friends become enemies. But what’s even worse is when they become strangers.

— Hayley Williams

He told his friends that if they really wanted to help him, they would treat him not with sympathy but with visits, phone calls, a sharing of their problems – the way they had always.. because Morrie had always been a wonderful listener.

— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

If your best friends do not read books, they read you.

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

My life has far exceeded my expectations not because of my own personal efforts or mindset but because of my friends who have enriched my existence

— John Paul Warren

Oh dear… it really is rather disillusioning. When one’s friends marry for money they are wretched, when they marry for love it is worse. What is the proper thing to marry for, I should like to know?

— Nancy Mitford, Christmas Pudding

I was friends with Susan Sontag the last four years of her life. She had this amazing charisma and so much energy, but she had a sad little funeral in Montparnasse in Paris.

— Marina Abromovic

True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.

— Edna Buchanan

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

— William Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim

We are ever brutal to those who love and serve us in silence, but the time may come when, for our cruelty, we shall be deserted by these best friends of ours.

— Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea

Shut up!” Finn turned, furious. “Look at you both! The only friends I have in this hell and all you can do is fight over me. Do either of you care about me? Not the seer, the fighter, the fool who takes all the risks, but me, Finn?

— Catherine Fisher, Incarceron

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

— Saint Thomas Aquinas

Our enemies leave our bodies for the crows and the wolves. Our friends bury us in secret graves.

— George R.R. Martin

I get my exercise being a pallbearer for those of my friends who believed in regular running and calisthenics.

— Anonymous

Choose your friends wisely, and also choose friends that you can trust.

— Elyn Saks

You need a really solid foundation of friends and family to keep you where you need to be.

— Lilly Singh

The Power of Relaxation is the lessening effect of stress. To achieve this we need to have the perfect platform to catalytically reach the summit of inner peace where we are at concord with our self, our friends and The Universe.

— Anthony Pan

We sit, silent, the comfortable way only good friends can sit.

— Alex Flinn, Cloaked

I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.

— Blaise Pascal

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope without friends without books even without music as long as he can listen to his own thoughts.

— Axel Munthe

Lem glowered. “Your lion friends ride into some village, take all the food and every coin they find, and call it foraging. the wolves as well, so why not us? no one robbed you, dog. You just been good and foraged.

— George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

Every author believes, when his first book is published, that those that acclaim it are his personal friends or impersonal peers, while its revilers can only be envious rogues and nonentities.

— Vladimir Nabokov, Look at the Harlequins!

It has to do with me because it has to do with you, ” Young says, his voice dropping. “Jaewon-ah, we’ve been friends longer than we’ve been–.””Enemies?” I suggest weakly.”Than we’ve been lost.

— Axie Oh, Rebel Seoul

Just because all your friends are doing it, doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. Don’t be a blind follower, you don’t know where you’re going.

— Lik Hock Yap

Why are you being so mean?””Friends tell friends the truth.””yeah, but not to hurt, to help.

— Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

People form close friendships by knowing private things about each other, and the reason most people don’t make close friends is because they’re too embarrassed to share anything really important about themselves.

— Eliezer Yudkowsky

Quite often you look for answers and strength in friends (supposed 2b) around you, without realizing All the true strength and honest answers come from within!!!

— v filipa ketteridge

Basketball is my passion, I love it. But my family and friends mean everything to me. That’s what’s important. I need my phone so I can keep in contact with them at all times.

— LeBron James

I knew a ton of actors and was friends with them, but I never dated actresses. I tried to date ‘normal’ people because the Hollywood dating rule is ‘one star per couple’ because it’s quite a challenge to match the egos of two actors.

— Zach Galligan

You don’t have friends in here, you’ll soon come to understand that. You get attached to someone, then you’ll just lose them. They’ll get shanked or they’ll jump or they’ll be taken one night.

— Alexander Gordon Smith, Lockdown

He who hath many friends hath none.

— Aristotle

I made my first white women friends in college; they loved me and were loyal to our friendship, but I understood, as they did, that they were white women and that whiteness mattered.

— Alice Walker

Friends don’t let friends go to hell.”- Johann Gunter in “The Bucktown Babies

— Janine R Pestel

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

— Baltasar Gracian

Never divulge secrets to acquaintances.Never betray old friends for new ones.Never mistake flattery for praise.Never rely on dishonorable people.Never trust your enemy’s friends.Never mistake someone’s kindness for weakness.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I have never – I have never let go of my childhood contacts. My best friends from childhood are still my best friends.

— Oscar Hijuelos

You and I have been friends long enough to know how to treat each other . . . I’m leaving for college. I think I’ve outgrown the rules.

— Sally Henson, Summer’s End

One of the joys of writing historical fiction is the chance to read as much as you like on a pet subject – so much that you could easily bore your friends senseless on the topic.

— Deanna Raybourn

You get all these friends when just when you don’t need friends anymore.

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

The ones who constantly make us laugh are the hardest of friends to know – for comedians are the caricatures among us.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

I came from a Halloween-friendly home. My dad, Spencer, was a U.S. Marine captain. But when it came to Halloween, my dad had a soft spot. He would take his three sons and friends on escapades on Halloween night.

— Bill Moseley

A quarrel between friends when made up adds a new tie to friendship as … the callosity formed ’round a broken bone makes it stronger than before.

— Saint Francis de Sales

A real businessman value his partners like friends and his partnership like friendship.

— Amit Kalantri

Good friends will allow you to be as innocent and free as a child when in private, and as wise and mature as an adult when in public.

— Criss Jami, Healology

They don’t sell friends in stores….

— Whitney G., Sincerely, Carter

Parting with friends is a sadness. A place is only a place.

— Frank Herbert

That was the moment when Alice knew for sure that she and Charlie Erdling would be friends for the rest of their lives.

— Sarah Weeks

Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.

— Mario Puzo

I want to keep meeting new people, enlarging my circle of friends. I have great friends now… really good people. But I’m always ready for what comes next.

— Paula Danziger

It is always painful to part from people whom one has known for a brief space of time. The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity, But even a momentary separation from anyone to whom one has just been introduced is almost unbearable.

— Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

All I want to do when I have time off is to have a laugh with my school friends and go down the pub.

— Samantha Mumba

Without risks my friends there is no progress, no advancement either in science or technology.

— Sunday Adelaja

I die adoring God loving my friends not hating my enemies and detesting superstition.

— Voltaire

Whenever you have an ex, and they’re like, ‘I hope we can still be friends!’ and you weren’t friends before you started dating, then what do you go back to, really?

— Ed Sheeran

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.

— Willa Cather

Prosperity makes some friends and many enemies.

— Vauvenargues

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.

— Shirley Jones

Consider it: every person you have ever met, every person will suffer the loss of his friends and family. All are going to lose everything they love in this world. Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?

— Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

You have three types of friends in life: Friends for a reason, friends for a season, and friends for a lifetime.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour

Be the person you would want to be friends with.

— Fakeer Ishavardas

I asked my daughter when she was 16, What’s the buzz on the street with the kids? She’s going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren’t into Kiss. But they’ve all been told that it’s the greatest show on Earth.

— Ace Frehley

…being in a bad mood with your friends beats being in a bad mood without them.

— John Green, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

I was part of a show called ‘Manifest Equality’ in Los Angeles in 2010, and I realized there was a disconnect between people who are gay or have gay friends and are gay-friendly, and people who think they don’t know any gay people.

— iO Tillett Wright

To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it’s an absolute duty.

— Stieg Larsson

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.

— Dalai Lama

I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.

— Ann Richards

Leeda knew friends never turned out to be what you expected. They came and went in waves, pulling away and coming back, leaving you feeling safe one minute and lost the next.

— Jodi Lynn Anderson, Peaches

But I couldn’t comprehend this making friends business. My friends had always made me.

— Colin MacLaughlin, Wasted Words: The College Daze

And we must still try or we would be leaving our friends to fight without us. I think this is what you have meant by duty, all along; I do understand, at least this much of it.

— Naomi Novik, His Majesty’s Dragon

Most of us are naturally inclined to struggle against the restrictions our friends and family impose upon us, but if we are so unfortunate as to lose a loved one, what a difference then! Then the restriction becomes a sacred trust.

— Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

The family is very important. They make me feel good always because if I won, when I started to be famous, the relationship never changed with my friends and family.

— Rafael Nadal

When darkness threatens your world, friends can be beams of sunshine if only you’ll let them.

— Emily March, Nightingale Way

It is so good to have friends who understand how there is a time for crying and a time for laughing, and that sometimes the two are very close together.

— Lois Lowry, A Summer to Die

I would never put my close friends or a real relationship on a show.

— Kristin Cavallari

Things change and friends leave and life doesn’t stop for anybody

— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Keep your friends close and your beneficiaries closer…Poor words to live by. Even worse to die by.

— Brandy Heineman, Whispers in the Branches

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure because of all the things granted us by wisdom none is greater or better than friendship.

— Pietro Aretino

Ask your friends for help if you need it. Asking for help can be costly if you don’t have friends.

— Eraldo Banovac

I won’t let my best friends do silly, stupid, annoying, funny things-WITHOUT ME!!!!!!!!!!

— Azhly Antenor

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.

— Thucydides

An Eastern poet, Ali Ben Abu Taleb, writes with sad truth, —”He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easier for an ambitious friend to become an enemy than for an enemy to become a friend. It is even easier to make friends than you can find people to trust as friends.

— Janvier Chouteu-Chando, Disciples of Fortune

Within Easy Company they had made the best friends they had ever had, or would ever have. They were prepared to die for each other; more important, they were prepared to kill for each other.

— Stephen E. Ambrose, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest

Enemies can’t break your spirit, only friends can.

— Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

It’s wisest always to be so clad that our friends need not ask us for our names.

— James Fenimore Cooper, The Deerslayer

It wasn’t fair that my friends could stay at Captain Morgan’s pirate ship party while I was drop-kicked into a basement with homeless people chanting the Serenity Prayer.

— Sarah Hepola, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

There’s a reason my only friends are written words

— Victoria Aveyard

I measure my friends not by being there with me when everything is going well, but embracing me when I’m criticized and when I endure tough times.

— Terraine Francois

It had taken skill, tact, an ability to choose friends well, and a great deal of luck… Luck was always part of it, one way or another

— Guy Gavriel Kay, River of Stars

True friends … face in the same direction toward common projects interests goals.

— C. S. Lewis

True friends never turn you away when all you need is someone to talk to. Ever. It’s not the only thing that helps, but it’s the only thing that works. Real friends never walk away, letting you slip deeper into the pit of despair.

— Northern Adams, Mickey and the Gargoyle

Good friends are like angels. You don’t have to see them to know they are there for you.

— Moywaywa

I tell my environmental friends that they have won. Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is now also looked at from an environmental perspective.

— Joe Barton

I don’t like politics. I am not aligned to any political party. I have friends in all political parties.

— Gautam Adani

The best gift your true friends will ever give you is carry your casket with respect. So be good to those you consider exceptional.

— Robert Kodingo

At an age when most children are playing hopscotch or with their dolls, you, poor child, who had no friends or toys, you toyed with dreams of murder, because that is a game to play alone.

— Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit and Three Other Plays

I don’t know how to thank all the people listening to our music. It’s so amazing to come home to my friends who resist conformity, because they’re so happy that I’ve made it.

— Lukas Forchhammer

A writer’s life is never boring when you have imaginary friends to play with!

— Christie Silvers

It was amazing for me to play a character opposite Benedict Cumberbatch – he’s someone who I’ve looked up to for years – and the idea that I would work with him and then become friends with him was an amazing experience.

— Tom Holland

I always had the uncomfortable feeling that if I wasn’t sitting in front of a computer typing, I was wasting my time–but I pushed myself to take a wider view of what was “productive.” Time spend with my family and friends was never wasted.

— Gretchen Rubin, Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life

Being friends with you was great but now we will be both friends and lovers.

— V.Kuotsu

…I need you to be a listener – you need me to hang word on. We’re friends because neither has discovered a limit where the other ends…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

I think that Scottish people, like Canadians, are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger. It’s a great dynamic.

— Mike Myers

A cheer then for the noble breast that fears not danger’s post And like the lifeboat proves a friend When friends are wanted most.

— Eliza Cook

I have always differentiated between two types of friends those who want proofs of friendship and those who do not. One kind loves me for myself and the others for themselves.

— Gerard de Nerval

Men who attain great heights always have few friends but many admirers, while those who ply the lower reaches of fortune often have many friends but scarcely an admirer in sight

— Agona Apell, The Success Genome Unravelled: Turning Men from Rot to Rock

To this day, just always treat people the way you want to be treated. Whether it’s family or friends or co-workers, I think it’s the most important thing. Whether you have success or don’t have it, whether you’re a good person is all that matters.

— Brenda Song

There are lots of women I look up to, but mentors are someone you talk to and not just admire. A lot of my friends that I trust are my mentors.

— Kate Moss

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face the friends the health and the children you have earned.

— Fay Weldon

Good friends laugh at you, laugh with you, but never laugh behind your back.

— Saru Singhal

All too often, we make decisions from a place of pain, insecurity or fear and we let those negative thoughts guide our behavior, ruin opportunities and be the reason we choose poor friends and abusive partners.

— Elona Washington, From Ivy League To Stripper Life: 10 Lessons Learned

Keep your friends close and your enemies dead.

— Paul Dale, The Dark Lord’s Handbook

You can’t be friends with someone you have feelings for. It’ll just be a constant reminder of what you can’t have. It’s like putting boiling water in an ice cold glass. It’s gonna bust and make a mess.

— Jaime Reed, Keep Me In Mind

Bod shrugged. “So?” he said. “It’s only death. I mean, all of my best friends are dead.

— Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

We used to be best friends but the first time I saw you, my heart beats fast like my happiness can never be surpassed. I don’t know why but if I lost you promise I will always cry.

— Berry Quotes

Author: A person who’s best friends are imaginary, and who’s most exciting adventures take place on the written page.

— Theodore Volgoff

It’s better to be friends with someone that is willing to be your friend than someone that doesn’t.

— PureDragonWolf

If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can’t do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.

— Deepak Chopra

Adversity removes the friends prosperity has harvested.

— C.J. Langenhoven

If you don’t have your friends and your family, what do you really have? You can have all the money in the world, but with no friends and no family, it’s no good.

— Meek Mill

Some friends are like sunny days, with false flames, oozing from afar, coming near without a dime.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Spread your courtesy across the door posts of everyone you know, but reserve your intimacy with the little trustworthy friends who are going where you are going. Get it simply: wide courtesy, narrow intimacy!

— Israelmore Ayivor

He took deep breaths. He wanted to sleep. At least in sleeping, he could find a kind of peace. At least in sleeping, he could dream about his dead friends and maybe, until the sun came up, feel like he wasn’t all alone.

— Alex London, Guardian

I’m still good friends with everybody from ‘Teen Wolf.’ I still see them, and I go to Jeff Davis’ for ‘Teen Wolf’ night when I can. It was such a rewarding experience. That’s such a fun set.

— Adelaide Kane

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

They are the only people in the world who I can truly trust and rely on. Touring gets really lonely. I guess I have friends around me but when you’re paying them can they ever really be true friends?

— Kelly Osbourne

The corner doesn’t mind listening to the stupid things I say;Sometimes it’s the only one keeping me from running away.And the corner never tells me things I’d rather never know;We became the best of friends long, long, long ago.

— Margo T. Rose, The Words

It was like a dream you might have after death in which lost people came back to life, your friends loved you again no matter what you had done, and your failures were unaccountably forgiven.

— Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

Perhaps we were friends first and lovers second.But then perhaps this is what lovers are.

— André Aciman

Followers and friends cannot be with you in the grave but salvation will

— Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie

Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.

— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

There are two words that you should use frequently in your youth: ´sorry´ and ´thank-you´. Use the first one as often as possible, so that on your death bed all that you have to say to your friends is ´thank-you!´.

— Robin Jones Gunn

The narrator finds that as a maturing character grows in stature before her friends that she sees less stature while evaluating herself.

— Zane Grey, The Call of the Canyon

If your imaginary friends are at all like mine, they’re better off dead.

— Susan Spann

North and South has both met and made kind o’ friends in this big smoky place.

— Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Sometimes your friends are your lovers, or have been at one time.

— Stephanie Seymour

Sometimes, having friends who were like family was a good thing, and sometimes, it was like having an endless supply of very nosy, very irritating siblings.

— Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Taken by Storm

Show your netiquette, to become cyber friends with those you have met, on the internet. NetworkEtquette.net

— David Chiles

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us but for ours to amuse them.

— Evelyn Waugh

Don’t write when you’re angry and under deadline, with time to test it only on friends who know what you mean, not on strangers who don’t.

— Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road

Two people who are true friends are like two bodies with one soul

— Chaim Potok

Independence is all very well, but we animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit; and that limit you’ve reached.

— Kenneth Grahame

My friends joke that I’m dead until I get onstage. I’m dead right now as you’re speaking to me.

— Lady Gaga

You can’t live with literary characters no matter how much you might like to. You can have them as imaginary friends that you can call up when you need to. One of the tasks of art is to provide people with companions.

— Henning Mankell

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.

— Diogenes

Is there any pleasure on earth as great as the circle of Christian friends by a good fire?

— J.R.R. Tolkien

THOUGH you are in your shining days, Voices among the crowdAnd new friends busy with your praise, Be not unkind or proud, But think about old friends the most:Time’s bitter flood will rise, Your beauty perish and be lostFor all eyes but these eyes.

— W.B. Yeats

We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray.

— George W. Bush

Wish and learn to smooth away the surly wrinkles, to raise your lids frankly, and change the fiends to confident, innocent angels, suspecting and doubting nothing, and always seeing friends where they are not sure of foes.

— Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent

— Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

Of my friends I am the only one I have left.

— Terence

People spend hours constantly checking and tweeting and Facebooking. And it’s cool to check up on your friends and see what’s going on in the world, but it’s not cool to spend five hours of your day on the computer looking at the Internet.

— Ty Segall

If you don’t find the right set of eyes to see through your bull, you will always be surrounded by friends that will tell you white lies because they like your company and don’t want to ruin the evening.

— Shannon L. Alder

Best friends one, and now we have almost nothing to say to each other. It was interesting, how he had joined those guys and I just stayed on my own. I didn’t like it or dislike it. It was just funny that things had turned out that way.

— Markus Zusak, Underdog

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

— Windhy Puspitadewi, Confeito

Writing is new, relatively speaking. Story telling is ancient. Tell your story first putting aside all other worries. Leave fretting over homonyms, semicolons, and Oxford commas to editors and friends you can be bribe with baking.

— Ada Maria Soto

Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble never unhappy or ill never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them.

— Catherine Drinker Bowen

The love, loyalty, and dedication of Mary and Joseph are an example for all Christian couples, who are neither the friends nor masters of their children’s lives, but the guardians of this incomparable gift from God.

— Pope Benedict XVI

And you came to Finland to build a station?””No I came here on vacation to visit a friend.””That’s good, ” the driver said. “Vacations and friends are the two best things in life.

— Haruki Murakami

Sometimes, being a single mother, I miss the freedom. I see my other friends with kids, and when they go out for a drink, it is the dad that stays in.

— Julia Restoin Roitfeld

My dad worked for different companies that made whiskey for a long time, so we were definitely whiskey drinkers. Growing up, my friends would get toy cars, and I would get swag from whisky companies.

— Mike Krieger

There is a strong side to me, that is of a homemaker. I look forward to spending time at home in the evenings, cooking a meal, chatting with my parents and inviting friends over.

— Deepika Padukone

Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery online from other sources; many of them have computers at home, for instance, or their friends have them.

— Daniel Greenberg

Wear a smile and have friends wear a scowl and have wrinkles.

— George Eliot

Good friends are much hard to find.

— Natalie Palmer, Second to No One

Without friends you have nothing!

— Stephen Richards

We weren’t really friends yet, just knowers of each other’s secret stuff.

— M. Beth Bloom, Drain You

Yes sir, I am a tortured man for all seasons, as they say, and I have powerful friends in high places. Birds sing where I walk, and children smile when they see me coming.

— Hunter S. Thompson

I love when me and my friends don’t know how to make something – there’s that risk of failure, which should be there. If it’s guaranteed not to fail, it’s something you already know how to do.

— Spike Jonze

Sweetheart the doctor gave you the okay, and your friends will be there. It’s okay to live your life. You can’t be afraid at every turn.

— Evelyn Smith, The Summer of Secrets

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think all the walks I want to take all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see.

— John Burroughs

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.

— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Make friends with pain, and you will never be alone.~Ken Chlouber, Colorado miner and creator of the Leadville Trail 100 mile race

— Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

If you wanna make friends at the ATM, do the creep.

— Lonely Island

Temporary friends sometimes bring us to permanent blessings.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Mr. ***** is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his making friends — whether he may be equally capable of retaining them, is less certain.

— Jane Austen

True friends are always near, the Goddess said. Beneath the eyelids on a stormy night, around the bend in a wicked dream, hearkening to the future by the chimes of their companion’s call.

— Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten

Although hundreds of friends Have become my foes, The friendship of One Has given security to my soul. Rejecting many I have embraced the One-At last I am He and He is me.

— Sarmad Shaheed, The Rubaiyat of Sarmad

The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.

— Charles Kuralt

Ice Man, his friends had called him. She’d give him a different nickname, like Sex on a Stick or Horny Toad.

— Vonnie Davis, For the Love of a Fireman

My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night But ah my foes and oh my friends – It gives a lovely light.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay

I would love to have seen a male-female relationship that had nothing to do with falling in love, I’d love to prove, even on TV – even if it’s not true! – that men and women can be friends without any kind of involvement.

— Nana Visitor

My name is Jimmy, but my friends just call methe hideous penguin boy.

— Tim Burton, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

Best (male-female) friends hardly differ from lovers, but not too many lovers are best friends.It’s just ironical that you are in love and want to spend the rest of your life with someone who is not good enough to be your best friend.

— Olaotan Fawehinmi

Women rely on friends. … That’s where we draw sustenance and find safety. We can count on our women friends when we need a good laugh or a good cry.

— Cokie Roberts

I would tell 17-year-olds to be proud of who you are. Don’t try to change yourself for others. Focus on school and your future. Boys and friends will come and go, just focus on you and your future.

— Lea Michele

The old you has been left behind to leave place for the new you. And it will be a new you that your new friends will admire, that your old friends will struggle to understand and that your true friends will learn to embrace.

— lauren klarfeld

We need to let our family and our friends know this truth—God is love, “and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him. —2 Nephi 26:33

— M. Russell Ballard

Sometimes friends do go from us-it will happen more and more as you grow up, Chugg. But if you really love your friends, they’re never really gone. Somewhere they’re watching over you and they’re always there inside your heart.-Martin

— Brian Jacques, The Legend of Luke

Choose well the people around you, friends and everyone else around you. They can teach you lesson, some people give it like this other give it by the hard way.

— Deyth Banger

If one lied, or put you down, don’t mourn don’t grieve, for why do you care, you don’t want to be friends with the mean.

— Zoe Rosenberg

Hold on to your friends.Resist – or move onBe mad, be rashSmoke and explodeSell all of your clothesJust bear in mind:There just might come a timeWhen you need some friends

— Morrissey

Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.

— Jennie Churchill

A fixation with connecting with ‘friends’ online comes with the risk of disconnection with friends waiting for you to be present in the offline world.

— Craig Hodges

You can tell who your friends are because they don’t prevent you from being on your own, because they illuminate your solitude without interrupting it.

— Christian Bobin

Books are just old friends waiting to be discovered.

— Carmela Dutra

If you want to be in business, your friends need to be in business too.

— Ehab Atalla, The Secrets of Business

…it saddens me that she has to grow up and make friends with humans. I hear the future coming for her. Stomp, stomp, stomp.

— Catherine Austen, All Good Children

The men who are dropped in a jungle or a desert and expected video games and got mundanity and depravity and friends dying like animals.

— Dave Eggers, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

The actions of our closest friends say a lot about our character—what we overlook, what we contribute to and what is important to us when the world doesn’t take notice.

— Shannon L. Alder

You know that you’re a true friend when somebody says “But what about that wart on the end of his nose?” and your honest response is “What wart?”. You see true friends accept you for what you are, wart and all.

— Jeffrey Michael

Best friends are forever. That’s why they’re called BFFs.

— Lauren Conrad, Sweet Little Lies

I’ve been fortunate in my life. It hasn’t been easy, but there has been a focus on the positive, and it has reverberated. Eventually, the outlook mirrors itself back to you in the friends you have, in the partner that you choose.

— Leslie Odom, Jr.

Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.

— Albert Camus

In fact, the mothers of all her girl friends impressed on their daughters the necessity of being helpless, clinging, doe-eyed creatures. Really, it took alot of sense to cultivate and hold such a pose.

— Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

Each day is a new chance to improve your life, and that of your family, friends and colleagues. Be positive in your outlook, honest in your dealing and determined in your efforts. You will succeed

— Arthur Crandon, Deadly Election

You’ll find a way. You’ll always find a way. And on the rare occasions when you can’t, you’ll have friends who will.

— Michael Monroe, Afterlife

Sometimes friends make mistakes. Grievous ones that cry out for us to stay and prove we are true friends.

— Beth Bernobich

The library serves as a gathering place for friends whoshare the love of books. It further serves as a resource for those who escape the pressure of everydaylife, doing it by losing themselves in the written word.

— Kristen Ashley, Breathe

As special as it is to listen to your friends argue over whether or not you have a mental illness, I’m starting to get the urge to go back to class.

— Kendare Blake, Girl of Nightmares

Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won – and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.

— Donna Rice

Don’t call me famous, but it’s hard to be out with my friends now.

— Katie Taylor

There’s a reason we’ll all end up with just a handful of true friends in our life. These are the people that have taken the time to look at our heart, so despite any flaws they’re forever in our lives.

— Ron Baratono

Some people you can’t be friends with, not when you’ve been something more.

— Graham McNamee, Acceleration

Remember the friends who stuck with you when they thought you had nothing.

— Joyce Rachelle

Your friends will still be your friends, if they’re good friends.

— Jennifer Weiner, Who Do You Love

Abuse a man unjustly and you will make friends for him.

— Edgar Watson Howe

You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.

— Courtney Thorne-Smith

Love…who needed love? As long as she had her books and her friends and an occasional hookup, she was perfectly content.

— Lauren Conrad, L.A. Candy

Those that lack friends to open themselves unto are cannibals of their own hearts.

— Francis Bacon

To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who’s your real friend? It’s the person who tells you the truth. That’s who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that.

— Bill Maher

People are at their happiest if they are true to themselves. I think that applies to their chosen profession, friends and relationships. It goes for your health too. If you are true to yourself, it seems to me everything should work out pretty well.

— Bebe Neuwirth

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.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay

With nature on your side, you don’t need numbers, you don’t need financing and you certainly don’t need to make friends with people you should be fightingagainst.

— Christopher Rankin, Creating Monsters

I would prefer to have no money but to have a nice family and good friends around.

— Li Na

I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying ‘flee at once – all is discovered.’ They all left town immediately.

— Mark Twain

Under friends I just understand people which share the same ideas and thoughts which will mean…. Ops my mistake… I was just looking are you following or you like because of the crowd?

— Deyth Banger

If you talked to your friends the way you talk to your body, you’d have no friends left at all.

— Marcia Hutchinson

Often people that criticise your life are usually the same people that don’t know the price you paid to get where you are today. True friends see the full picture of your soul.

— Shannon L. Alder

[T]hese friends were of the female persuasion, and while by and large they were bi and large, they still represented potential threats on [her] feminine radar.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Danse Macabre (Night’s Dream, #2)

If I’m not working on music, I’m usually with my friends playing FIFA. We just kick back – I’m proper chilled.

— Stormzy

Sometimes the greatest storms bring out the greatest beauty… Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow and your friends and family are the gold.

— Steve Maraboli

We throw stones though we live in glass houses, We talk shit like its a cross to bare.You’re only relevant ’til you get older.Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer

— Alex Gaskarth

It is great to have friends when one is young but indeed it is still more so when you are getting old. When we are young friends are like everything else a matter of course. In the old days we know what it means to have them.

— Edvard Grieg

God tests His real friends more severely than the lukewarm ones.

— Katheryn Hulme

And she kissed me. It was the kind of kiss that I could never tell my friends about out loud. It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.

— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.

— Tony Blair

The most dangerous enemy is the one who can easily make friends with his potential victims!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

That’s why we make enemies of our friends as soon as they start to drift, he thought, cos that way they get stuck with all our flaws, unlike when they’re shared. Maybe brief friendships are best. If you pul out in time, the vices are all theirs.

— Yuri Herrera

Easter is an arts and crafts moment where your whole family and friends can get involved.

— Alex Guarnaschelli

Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes they were the easiest for his feet.

— John Selden

Among the worst things about growing old is the loss of those irreplaceable friends who added richness and depth to your life.

— Pat Conroy, A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

The job of every generation is to discover the flaws of the one that came before it. That’s part of growing up, figuring out all the ways your parents and their friends are broken.

— Justine Larbalestier, Zombies Vs. Unicorns

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.

— Frederick Buechner

Well, basically I have a lot of friends because I’ve been in the business a long time and worked with a lot of people.

— Randy Jackson

I want to see friends more and travel more.

— Jennifer Aniston

Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year.

— Bill Monroe

One enemy is too many a hundred friends too few.

— Anonymous

Permission marketing turns strangers into friends and friends into loyal customers. It’s not just about entertainment – it’s about education. Permission marketing is curriculum marketing.

— Seth Godin

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.

— Judith Viorst

Because family and friends are the foundation of who you are, this is a realm where no excuses should exist. Give them your all without excuses.

— Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

— Francis Bacon

Choose your friends carefully but don’t worry about your enemies, they will choose you

— Carl Henegan, Darkness Left Undone

The accidents of life separate us from our dearest friends but let us not despair. God is like a looking glass in which souls see each other. The more we are united to Him by love the nearer we are to those who belong to Him.

— Elizabeth Ann Seton

Presently, one after another, like shyly hopping sparrows, her friends arrived, black against the snow.

— Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

The thought of friends or family enjoying themselves in my absence gives me the heebie-jeebies.

— Connor Franta, A Work in Progress

Should one find themselves with a proclivity towards savagery – be it discovered through self-diagnosis, the observations of friends and kind strangers, or via legal decree – one should take particular caution before ordering the steak tartare.

— Kingfisher Pink, The Whole Beast

I bemoan the fact that all my famous friends have places in St. Bart’s and I have to go to Montauk.

— Rufus Wainwright

Keep on reading, thinking, doing and writing! Words keep introducing their friends to you.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Some of my happiest moments are the ones I spend with my husband, a few close relatives, and a handful of very good friends who know me well and like me anyway.

— Robin Marantz Henig

Only when we are thrust into the deepest and most terrible corner of life, do we see our real friends emerge from the shadows , one by one- shining the light of comfort and hope. Those are the ONLY friends that matter.

— Ansul Noor

I am confident that nobody… will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.

— Nelson Mandela

My friends call me by my name.””You don’t have any friends.””I don’t want you to be my friend, Selia, or my servant, not now. I thought you were both. You have let me know I was wrong. So are you to treat me so. You are wrong.

— Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me so much of themselves, helped me find so much of me, and always been there to support when I needed it most. #BandOfBrothers.

— Ted Rubin

Enemies are the people who think about you more than your friends do.

— Donna Lynn Hope

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but a the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.

— William Paul Young, The Shack

I have a word quota I try to fulfill every day, and I try to do that in the morning and into the afternoon and then go out with friends at night. I love singing and have lessons and enjoy drama, and so I am involved in that.

— Alexandra Adornetto

Shall I tell you our secret? We are charming thieves who steal hearts and never fail because we are the friends of the One.Blessed is the poem that comes through me but not of me because the sound of my own music will drown the song of Love.

— Jalaluddin Rumi

But it would be like going to Heaven and not finding any of your friends there. Her life would go all beatific and empty in the eyes.

— Lorrie Moore, Like Life

I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk.

— James Patterson

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.

— Lewis Mumford

I don’t like hobbies. I read and travel and see my friends before they disown me.

— Ruth Negga

Not everyone around you are your friends or well wishers, Just be conscious.

— Mohith Agadi

The key to keep a great friendship is not to make friends with the people who are really not your friend.

— Hiroko Sakai

Stars do not shine on their friends alone.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I’ve been living on the edge for so long, my friends call me Cliff

— Benny Bellamacina, Philosophical uplifting quotes and poems

I choose my battles, Dresden. Not you.” She looked up at me calmly. “Let me put this in terms that will get through your skull: My friend is going to save a child from monsters. I’m going with him. That’s what friends do, Harry.

— Jim Butcher, Changes

Others can’t give you inner-peace. Your children, spouse, priest or friends can’t give it to you. You have to create it yourself.

— Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

There’s something intrinsically Australian about a bunch of brothers and school friends getting together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as mates to make something happen.

— Michael Hutchence

There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.

— Alan Clark

As I have learned over the years, your friends don’t change; you just learn to ignore or embrace the bad bits.

— Carrie Adams, The Godmother

People that I care about, that I consider being friends of mine, most of the things I discuss with them I wouldn’t discuss in public because it’s a real relationship. It’s not a relationship for the public, you know?

— Common

When you set out, you were four. Six with friends who could not stay behind. Now you are one.

— Erin Hunter, Midnight

Only children are weird. The only children I know, including myself, are either superweird or very talented and special or a mix of the two. I think there was always a certain independence and loneliness – I had a lot of imaginary friends as a kid.

— Rachel Bloom

My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.

— Mark Warner

Do you know what the worst thing about literature is? said Don Pancracio. I knew, but I pretended I didn’t. What? I said. That you end up being friends with writers. And friendship, treasure though it may be, destroys your critical sense.

— Roberto Bolaño

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

— Aristotle

Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.

— Tim Fargo

I straightened up and looked out the plane window at the dark clouds hanging over the North Sea, thinking of what I had lost in the course of my life: times gone forever, friends who had died or disappeared, feelings I would never know again.

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it’s not about the ring and it’s not about the wedding. It’s a grave thing, getting married. And it’s easy to get swept up in the wrong things.

— Gwyneth Paltrow

In her experience, groups of friends like that just didn’t open up to include underage, undersized geeks like her. They hadn’t sounded mean, they just sounded — self-confident. Something she wasn’t.

— Rachel Caine, Glass Houses

There is a definite process by which one made people into friends and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time.

— Rebecca West

On the surface, I seem to be glad of new people;But doomed to leave old friends behind me, I cry out from my heart for Shin-Fêng wineTo melt away my thousand woes.

— Li Shangyin

Your life is going to be influenced by friends you mingle with.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

I had no male friends now, though I did have a strong community of intelligent, supportive, funny women and I felt confused as to why they weren’t enough for me

— Charlotte Shane

My friends are people who like building cool stuff. We always have this joke about people who want to just start companies without making something valuable. There’s a lot of that in Silicon Valley.

— Mark Zuckerberg

To study and constantly, is this not a pleasure? To have friends come from far away places, is this not a joy? If people do not recognize your worth, but this does not worry you, are you not a true gentleman?

— Confucius

But [he] had lost god, and all his family and friends were staying behind with his imaginary friend. A silly dream goes away and takes with it your whole real life.

— Penn Jillette, God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

While my friends struggled and calculated, I reached a solution by a set of floating steps that were partly visual, partly just a feeling for what was right. It was hard to explain how I knew what I knew.

— Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth

Avoid those who seek friends in order to maintain a certain social status or to open doors they would not otherwise be able to approach.

— Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra

You never know how many friends you have until you rent a cottage at the beach.

— Kraig Kristofferson

People come and go in this lifetime. Some merely pass us by. Some stay with us for a little while. Some leave as quickly as they come. However, when real friends come, they stay and never leave.

— Kcat Yarza, KCAT CAN: I have a pen that writes

What are friends for, if not to help bear our sins?

— Nella Larsen, The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and the Stories

My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my ‘Top Ten’ friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown.

— Julie Burchill

As a kid, I was just led out in the morning to go spend my day with my friends and just run in the woods. And I’d only come home to eat or when I was thirsty.

— Adam Beach

If I use Facebook to stay in touch with my high school friends who are church-going Republicans, I may be getting more ideological diversity than in hanging out with secular progressives on the World Politics sub-reddit.

— Ethan Zuckerman

You can’t be friends with yesterday and tomorrow at the same time.

— Jovan

Choose your friends with caution, plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.

— Michael A. Johnson

When we are born, It is into a strange world.And when we live life, We find that we are all strangers.Yet when we die, We find that we were all friends who never knew it.

— Anthony T. Hincks

You show true friends the ugly–and trust them enough to turn it into something beautiful.

— Rachel Van Dyken, The Playboy Bachelor

There’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met.

— Jim Henson, Favorite Songs from Jim Henson’s Muppets

Salt waters shall be found in the sweet, and all friends shall destroy one another; then shall wit hide itself, and understanding withdraw itself into his secret chamber-

— Compton Gage

The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love: my wife, my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with.

— Sammy Davis, Jr.

Prosperity makes friends adversity tries them.

— Publilius Syrus

Spiritual”: religion without any rules. All the comfort of fictitious friends with none of their demands.

— Stefan Molyneux

Books understand me, but humans don’t understand me. They are bad friends books are forever as well as computer’s and Tv and everything else which doesn’t have soul. Although that dogs and cats and many other animals are quite interesting friends.

— Deyth Banger

When I was a grad student at MIT, I had a chance to become friends with the Viking Mission’s chief scientist, Dr. Gerald Soffen. Viking was the first Mars lander looking for signs of life on Mars.

— Peter Diamandis

I want to leave all my friends and the sunlight for a small, rainy town.

— The Harvard Lampoon

Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.

— Chanakya

Our – our friends can’t trust us anymore. You know, Ukraine was a nuclear-armed state. They gave away their nuclear arms with the understanding that we would protect them. We won’t even give them offensive weapons.

— Ben Carson

I accept love and bliss from benevolent, highly vibrational spirit friends for my highest good.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

That’s when I remember if you have a choice, always ask friends to leave in a very nice voice.

— Lorraine Loria, Wild about Manners

Having friends was really important, wasn’t it? Even if sometimes they did stuff which upset you?

— Helen Salter, Does Snogging Count as Exercise?

I think the healthy way to live is to make friends with the beast inside oneself, and that means not the beast but the shadow. The dark side of one’s nature. Have fun with it and you know, is to accept everything about ourselves.

— Anthony Hopkins

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

I am very happy with all my friends and co-workers, because if they don’t remember me in their happy times or in their success. However, they never forget me if they are in a problem or need my help…

— Nutan Bajracharya

Okay, I’ve lied to him. But you saw how jealous he gets. It makes me feel like I have to. And I shouldn’t defend my right to be friends with another guy.

— Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

All my friends are in my books.

— B. Cameron Lee, Diary of a Serial Killer

Real friends don’t leave those who shout and scream, they just stand back and leave them until they are ready to calm down…

— Kristina Howells

It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.

— Philip Green

If you were going to be best friends with anyone – Kevin – you had to hate a lot of other people, the two of you, together. It made you better friends.

— Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Old friends are the great blessing of one’s later years. … They have a memory of the same events and have the same mode of thinking.

— Horace Walpole

I don’t need to go onto Facebook and pretend to have friends I’ve never even met. To my mind, that kind of destroys the meaning of the word ‘friend.’ I take exception to that. Because I value and respect friendship.

— Stefanie Powers

Wishing to be friends is quick work but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.

— Aristotle

Evan no longer tells people I fight bad guys for a living. When asked, he tells his friends that his dad talks on the phone a lot and vacuums on occasion.

— David Bellavia, House to House: An Epic Memoir of War

In life, friends become family, sometimes they become enemy and enemy becomes motivation.

— Evan Ricafort

I’m happily married to Peter senior; we’re best friends as well as lovers, which is probably the best recipe for a successful relationship. We live in a lovely part of England.

— Carole Mortimer

Best friends are literal and figurative life savers that we should thank as often as possible for rescuing us from ourselves.

— Joshunda Sanders

There’s no stronger bulwark of sound conservatism than the evangelical church, and no better place to make friends who’ll help you to gain your rightful place in the community than in your own church-home!

— Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt

Keep your friends close, and your bunny friends closer.

— Lawrenz Mejia

I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don’t even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.

— Rita Rudner

I came here looking for a Great Perhaps, for real friends and a more-than-minor life..

— John Green, Looking for Alaska

You have friends and you have enemies, the trick is mastering that the only difference between the two is; your friends will plot your downfall without you realising.

— Keysha Jade

Please don’t obsess on the number of friends i have or don’t have. I’ll find my own way, it will be right for me.

— Tina J. Richardson, I didnt mean it that way

It is such a luxury to open a new book that’s highly recommended by friends – either an inspirational yet humorously self-deprecating memoir, or a page-turning piece of fiction.

— Kelli O’Hara

If I do find out the Secret, I won’t be able to tell it to you-you know that right?And that doesn’t mean I don’t trust you.It’s just because I can’t.Sometimes even best friends have to keep secrets from each other.”-Cass

— Pseudonymous Bosch, This Book Is Not Good for You

Good friends will share the umbrella. Best friends will steal it and yell: It’s Awesome, Now Run!

— ceh prince

I’m friends with a guy who is friends with a former Playboy model. So I guess you could say I’m 1 degree away from 212 degrees.

— Ryan Lilly, Write like no one is reading

God has blessed me with an amazing family, friends and work colleagues that have been my joy, my support, and my sanity. I don’t know what I’d do without them.

— Josie Loren

All of the development I do is with the help of business advisors who are more like my best friends than just business people. They helped me as I created Ipsy back in 2011, which is a beauty community that ships out sampling bags to subscribers.

— Michelle Phan

I believe, Messieurs, in loyalty—to one’s friends and one’s family and one’s caste.

— Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

There are things that I can tell my friends that I just can’t tell my family, just as far as how I’m feeling about things. My friends know me the best in a certain way. I just think old friends are really, really important.

— Jonathan Levine

I tried to go out for theater or theater arts, but I was too scared or too intimidated. But I had a lot of friends on the cross country team that had great senses of humor.

— Dana Carvey

It’s important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them and important to friendship that we are not.

— Mignon McLaughlin

I have friends who hide in their bedroom for three days every time they have another birthday. That’s what brings the wrinkles! I didn’t care when I turned 30 or 40 or 50.

— Maria Conchita Alonso

you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends nose.

— John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

True friends are ones who hurt you for your own good.

— Jackson Taviri

If you ask me about my views on the environment, on women’s rights, on gay rights, I am liberal. I don’t have a problem with that at all. Some of my best friends are liberal.

— Bernie Sanders

Fettered feet in the presence of friends is better than living in a garden with strangers.

— Idries Shah, The Sufis

If you can eat with mates or friends or family, I mean, it’s such a brilliant thing isn’t it? If you feel really rubbish and you have a nice bit of food it makes you feel good, you know?

— Jamie Oliver

I don’t mind my friends calling me “Thornes, ” but the fact of people calling me “Prickly Thornes” draws the line.

— Simi Sunny, The White Sirens

Men and women can absolutely be friends, and that’s what we need to be. Part of the problem is that we aren’t friends enough. Our relationships are negotiations, and that is not friendship.

— Hill Harper

I like a quiet evening with family or friends over, great food and great discussion and a lot of laughter. That’s really what I think fills my tank.

— Anna Eshoo

Do not ever fear your enemies, who attack you relentlessly, But do ever be afraid of the friends who flatter you habitually.[231] – 4 (Thoughts)

— Munindra Misra, Eddies of Life

I have mental joys and mental health Mental friends and mental wealth I’ve a wife that I love and that loves me I’ve all but riches bodily.

— William Blake

Friendship is the most important thing in my life. It’s rare to have friends like I’ve got. If I had as great a taste in husbands as I have in friends, what an even better life I would have had!

— Andrea Michaels, Reflections Of A Successful Wallflower: Lessons In Business; Lessons In Life

My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my friends under the apple trees.

— Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

Admonish your friends privately but praise them openly.

— Syrus

It was weird the way you could be friends with someone but not really know the ugly parts of their lives. We all had our secrets, I supposed.

— Liz Czukas, Ask Again Later

Having the courage to say no when all your friends are saying yes is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to do. Doing it, however, is one of the biggest charges you can ever make to your personal battery. I call this ‘won’t power.’

— Sean Covey

Even though friends say they are interested in your life, they never really want to talk about you as much as you want them to. (68)

— Charise Mericle Harper, Flashcards of My Life

Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.

— Francois Fenelon

We are friends for life. When we’re together the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you’ve come?

— Judy Blume

Friends don’t come ready-made or one-size-fits-all. True friends are always custom fit and one-of-a-kind…just for you.

— Toni Sorenson

When one of my friends becomes a Christian, which happens about every 10 years because I am a sheep about sharing my faith, the experience is euphoric. I see in their eyes the trueness of the story.

— Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

Happiness is hanging with friends who know you way more than you’d care to share.

— Todd Stocker, Dancing with God: First Year Thoughts on the Loss of My Daughter

It is a great honor to be awarded a Nobel Prize. This is a wonderful experience for my wife Betty and me. We received congratulations by email, phone and post, many from old friends we had not seen for some time.

— Willard Boyle

Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice.

— Moshe Dayan

I am—yet what I am none cares or knows; My friends forsake me like a memory lost: I am the self-consumer of my woes— They rise and vanish in oblivious host, Like shadows in love’s frenzied stifled throes And yet I am, and live—like vapours tossed

— John Clare, “I Am”: The Selected Poetry of John Clare

In community we are called to care for each member of the community. We can. Choose our friends but we do not choose our brothers and sisters’ they are given to us, whether in family or in community.” Jean

— Jean Vanier

When did swearing become so easy? You still would never swear in front of your parents or most adults, but when you’re with your friends it’s like every fifth word. Why couldn’t learning Spanish be that easy?

— Charles Benoit, You

If you make friends with yourself, you’ll never be alone.

— Maxwell Maltz

It’s not how many friends you can count, it’s how many of those you can count on.

— Anthony Liccione

The best-loved man or maid in the town would perish with anguish could they hear all that their friends say in the course of a day.

— John Hay

Sometimes I think books are the only friends worth having.

— Susie Derkins

A few caring kind quality friends are worth more than any amount of shallow popularity.

— Rachel Hamilton

Talking with my friends and family every day helps keep me grounded and connected to home. They are the most important things to me.

— Colbie Caillat

Here is what happens in middle age: Some friends and acquaintances who were merely eccentric for years become unmistakably mad.

— Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation

Alas! they had been friends in youth but whispering tongues can poison truth.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is proper netiquette to invite new friends in real life to connect with you on the internet. NetworkEtiquette.net

— David Chiles

I need good friends who can say, ‘I love you to death, but you look terrible in that, and you need to change right now.’

— Blake Lively

Have you made any other friends since we’ve been here?”I gave him the death stare. “Yes, actually.””Who? I want a name.””Jamie Roth.””The Ebola kid? I heard he’s a little unstable.””That was one incident.

— Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.

— George Eliot

A make believe life doesn’t win friends and influence people. It bores the crap out of those living the dream.

— Melody Carstairs

We oppose the reactionary policies of the U.S. government but we do not oppose the American people. We want to have many good friends in the United States.

— Kim Jong Il

Aunt Fanny tells me you made great friends with Mr. Mottram. I’m sure he can’t be very nice.”I don’t think he is, ‘ said Julia. ‘I don’t know that I like nice people

— Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

The boy she’d once loved was gone, and she’d accept it. But even if she didn’t want Eric back, he’d hurt her. He was the enemy, and the Universal Girl Code stipulated friends should band together in hating the ****** till death.

— Melissa Landers, Alienated

Make friends not best friends, Make a crush not a lover, Because not everyone are meant to be with you always and when they leave or when they make you leave , you are the one going to suffer the most..

— Akash B Chandran

Fire is one of our best friends in this cold universe. Put some wood in it to show your gratitude.

— Mehmet Murat ildan

I survive at the edge of friends circles.

— Holly Black, Red Glove

Tyga’s one of my best friends ever, so it’s so much fun to travel with him. I always like having my friends out on the road with me.

— Kylie Jenner

Your close friends are essentially important in making you a person of high personal worth and success.

— Seema Brain Openers

How about “diamonds are a girl’s best friends”? Nope. It should be switched around and pointed out, instead, that your best friends are diamonds.

— Gina Barreca, It’s Not That I’m Bitter . . .: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World

CANDY: I learned long ago not to give a flying f*ck what strangers thought about me. H*ll, I only mildly care what my friends think. Life is too short to stress others’ opinions.

— Bijou Hunter, Junkyard Dog

Beauty, business, blogs, & bullshit…never a dull conversation with your friends you have tons in common with.

— April Mae Monterrosa

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

— Stephen King

It’s one thing when you lose a friend or when your friends become enemies, but it’s the worst when friends become strangers

— Hayley Williams

You’re funny.’ Phoebe passed me the last chocolate cupcake. ‘And I always thought your friends were laughing over their own farts.”Ninety percent of Eastwood’s male population laughs over their own farts. Present company excluded, naturally.

— Robyn Schneider, The Beginning of Everything

I tell myself I’m fine on my own, but am I? No friends to fall back on, no relationships, no support. Left to my own devices, I have no devices.

— Jael McHenry, The Kitchen Daughter

A man who does not honor the company of his true friends will never see the light of true love.

— Janvier Chouteu-Chando

Aves hasn’t mentioned a boyfriend, ” Lock chimed in, “and we’re just dying to hear all about you.” Liar. My friends were filthy lying sadists.

— Lish McBride, Firebug

Just a few questions for you, Mr. Dunne. Or Kenny. Can I call you Kenny? I feel we’ve become friends in these past few seconds. Can I call you Kenny?

— Derek Landy

So why did you want to kiss me?””We’re friends aren’t we?” Callum shrugged.I relaxed into a smile. “Of course we are.””And if you can’t kiss your friends who can you kiss?” Callum smiled.

— Malorie Blackman, Noughts & Crosses

In life it is difficult to say who do you the most mischief enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.

— Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The message to me was simple: you might change your whole life and lose love, but real good friends are REALLY fucking hard to come by, specifically if you live a life of intergalactic adventure.

— Ryan Britt, Luke Skywalker Can’t Read: And Other Geeky Truths

I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily.

— Lil’ Kim

In times of adversity, you will realize who is there for you. The struggle is real and those who walk with you with love, are honorable true friends. Be thankful for the friends and loved ones you’ve got.

— Angie karan

my friends don’t seem to be friends at all but people whose phone numbers I haven’t lost.

— Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

But when your heart is tired and dumb, your soul has need of ease, There’s none like the quiet folk who wait in libraries–The counselors who never change, the friends who never go, The old books, the dear books that understand and know!

— Margaret Widdemer, The Old Road to Paradise

We have been expropriated from our own language by television, from our songs by reality TV contests, from our flesh by mass pornography, from our city by the police and from our friends by wage-labor.

— The Invisible Committee, The Coming Insurrection

If we all told what we know of one another there would not be four friends in the world

— Blaise Pascal

The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.

— John Henry Newman

Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.

— Amos Bronson Alcott

I like to be with my friends and my family, listen to music and read books. Things like that relax me.

— Caroline Wozniacki

People you don’t like are pigheaded. Your friends are stubborn, or hold to their purpose.~Victor Radcliff

— Harry Turtledove, The United States of Atlantis

Only friends will tell you the truths you need to hear to make … your life bearable.

— Francine Du Plessix Gray

We were walking that tightrope between friends and something more…

— Melissa Aragon, Unexpectedly Out of Focus

One of your friends may bored , one may tiered , one may feared , what you have to do is to make them entertained , if you can’t do it , make them active , if you fail again make a small smile in front of them.

— Abdul khadar

I love walking into a bookstore. It’s like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me.

— Tahereh Mafi

When I was little, my dad used to tell me, “Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends nose.

— John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

This is what books only aimed to do and never could. Give you the glint of someone else’s sunrise, what living is really like, you get old and it hurts to bend your elbow; your friends start to die, you can’t get fresh fruit in the shops.

— Geoff Ryman, Paradise Tales: and Other Stories

I can only point out a curious fact. Year after year the Nobel Awards bring a moment of happiness not only to the recipients, not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients, but even to strangers.

— Alfred Day Hershey

Old friends we say are best when some sudden disillusionment shakes our faith in a new comrade.

— Gelett Burgess

If her enemies were Brigan’s friends and her friends were Brigan’s enemies, then the two of them could walk through the world arm in arm and never be hit by arrows again.

— Kristin Cashore, Fire

If people don’t appreciate your REAL self it’s hard to be with them, but you only find TRUE friends by SHOWING that self & TRUSTING.

— Jay Woodman

Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries tliem.

— Anonymous

My books are friends that never fai

— Thomas Carlyle

If you can sit in silence with a person for half an hour and yet be entirely comfortable, you and that person can be friends. If you cannot, friends you’ll never be and you need not waste time in trying.

— L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

Over the years I’ve learnt to live with two persons in my heart. One is Edson, who has fun with his friends and family; the other is the football player Pele. I didn’t want the name. ‘Pele’ sounds like baby-talk in Portuguese.

— Pele

The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart.

— Samuel V. Chamberlain

A lot of women, when they’re young, feel they have very good friends, and find later on that friendship is complicated. It’s easy to be friends when everyone’s 18.

— Zadie Smith

I’ve had too much money to be able to tell who my friends are…

— J.A. Jance, Until Proven Guilty

True friends are like diamonds. They shine for you even on the darkest days.

— Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

When I was in high school, the genders were so separate from each other. If you weren’t ‘dating’ somebody, you couldn’t just be friends with somebody.

— S. E. Hinton

And although I appreciated their kindness more than they would ever know, it’s a fact that friends last longer the less you use them.

— Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy

We need new friends. Some of us are cannibals who have eaten their old friends up others must have ever-renewed audiences before whom to re-enact an ideal version of their lives.

— Logan Pearsall Smith

Those friends thou hast and their adoption tried grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.

— William Shakespeare

Maybe that’s why people have friends at all. Not because they like them so much but because they don’t make them feel so much worse.

— Joe Meno, How the Hula Girl Sings

Doesn’t need help of friends to climb to the peak, the need to have lofty aspirations.

— Tanmaya Guru

As Harry puts it, men and women can never be friends because ‘the sex part always gets in the way.

— Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

People wishes their friends to be in politics, but their sons in professions.

— Amit Kalantri

Life will have less drama if you keep your circle small. You don’t have to be friends with anyone. Pick people who will influence you. Pick the people who share the same interests and radiate the positivity that you have.

— Dembe Michael

The more we love our friends the less we flatter them it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.

— Moliere

Frankly, our adversaries are emboldened by the lack of American leadership in the world, and our friends and our allies, they have lost trust in us.

— Jack Keane

Forever friends are a treasure chest of understanding and compassion. Cherish them.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

The opinions which we hold of one another our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent save in appearance but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.

— Marcel Proust

Choose thy friends like thy books, few but choice

— Howell James

One of the most difficult things is to be friends with someone you love so immensely. It hurts. And the worst part is, you have to veil your pain with a smile. And every bit of that smile hurts too.

— Rohit Sharma

Choose your friends carefully. They are a reflection of you.

— Jim George

Every child needs to have for itself not only its loving parents and siblings and friends of its own age, but a grown-up friend.

— P. L. Travers

Beyond certain age, friends do not come to your life with a design, but they essentially go out of you life for economic reasons. Friends you are left with are your ‘true friends’!

— Sandeep Sahajpal

It is far better to have 10, 000 Facebook friends who are in the same category or aligned with your values or a common inter- est than 100, 000 random robot followers from around the world.

— Brian E. Boyd Sr., Social Media for the Executive

all right buddah gets a backstage pass but all his friends have to pay

— Jim Carroll, Void of Course

I love spending time with my family and friends during the holidays, and my favorite holiday tradition would be the pozole that my mom makes almost every Christmas. It’s the best!

— Becky G

It can literally change someone’s life it’s very positive for young teenagers to get into cosplay if they do it with their friends or with supervision from their parents – it can really foster their social skills.

— Yaya Han

Mental illness” is among the most stigmatized of categories.’ People are ashamed of being mentally ill. They fear disclosing their condition to their friends and confidants-and certainly to their employers.

— Elyn R. Saks, Refusing Care: Forced Treatment and the Rights of the Mentally Ill

Seeing him jogging at the park had cracked the window so I could peek into his soul. Seeing him with his friends threw the window wide

— Jennifer Echols, Going Too Far

Always take the job, pursue the life, and have the friends that allow you to have as much freedom as possible.

— James Altucher, The Rich Employee

As my nostrils filled with the stench of burnt hair and my friends scurried to clean up the mess, I thought, ‘If your hair catches on fire while you’re making a wish, does that mean it isn’t coming true?

— Sarah Thebarge, The Invisible Girls: A Memoir

I think, at the end of the day, age is just a number. It’s like, in real life, I’ve got friends who are dating someone their age or dating someone who’s twice their age, and they’re equally in love.

— Margot Robbie

Best friends make the worst enemies, they know all your secrets and how to hurt you the most.

— Alyson Noel

We have more to fear from the opinions of our friends than the bayonets of our enemies.” Politician turned Union General Nathaniel Banks, in plea he couldn’t abandon an untenable position.

— Shelby Foote, The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

Enemies and easy to get and even easier to keep. But friends are hard to get and even harder to keep.

— Sneha Abraham

I admit. I have the tendency of blanking family, friends and acquaintances when they justify their behaviors and deny any negative feedback; I refuse to invest my time in premeditated resentments.

— Efrat Cybulkiewicz

When they finished laughing they were on their way to being not just friends, but the dearest of friends, the sort of friends whose lives are shaped by the friendship.

— Robin McKinley, Spindle’s End

I am sure that if we can find reconciliation with our past – whether parents, partners or friends – we should try and do that. It won’t be perfect, it will be a compromise . . . but it might mean acceptance and, the big word, forgiveness.

— Jeanette Winterson, Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

It’s really important to have balance, spend some time in nature, go to a few parties, enjoy my friends and really chill out.

— Joakim Noah

Stephanie and I got married publicly on the beach, in front of friends and family, and the local police shut down the highway for us to cross the street back to my cousin’s house. Cars backed up for miles, and everybody in town cheered.

— Tig Notaro

I hear my friends and my mom tell me I’m special, but honestly, I still don’t get it.

— LeBron James

We aren’t just defined by who we are, but by who are friends are. It’s funny that we put so much importance on something that wont mean shit once we graduate.

— Shaun David Hutchinson

My dad once said… “Some friends are like “rubber wrappers”; they bind with you safely but get weaker when you stretch them too much”. Treat your friends with care, else the elasticity of their love for you may not go lasting!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

I think it’s important for me to keep my childhood friends so that later on someone can appreciate how far I’ve come.

— Jeff Kinney

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.

— Jean de La Bruyère

My friends are always conscious of what people think of them. As though life is something that has an audience.

— Caroline Green, Dark Ride

I am humble Abraham Lincoln. I have been solicited by my friends to become a candidate for the Legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance.

— Abraham Lincoln

Good friends are divine instruments.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Once people get into relationships, friends and rational thought get tossed aside.

— Philip Siegel, The Break-Up Artist

I do love the films I’ve done in the past. I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and we’re trying to make people laugh and I’m very proud of that.

— Adam Sandler

This is Africa, my friends … These folks do things differently.” Sven Taxel, who regards himself as an expert on South Africa because he has read Wilbur Smith, Rian Malan and André Brink, tries to calm his fellow congregation members.

— Harry Kalmer, ‘n Duisend stories oor Johannesburg: ‘n stadsroman

They talked in the shorthand of old friends and shared memories.

— Dee Henderson, Before I Wake

Build mutual friendships. Just be ready to end them when your friends start trying to eat you.

— Jesse Petersen, Married with Zombies

In life you have friends and enemies, both can motivate you to be better.

— Coleen Innis

Always remember…the stronger your position in life, the more enemies you’re gonna have .. while friends come and go.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Anything can be done if you find friends to do it with. The lucky biographers find themselves drawn into a sort of friendship with their subject.

— Amity Shlaes

But the thing is, I didn’t make my friends happy and they didn’t make me happy. All we did was get stoned out of our minds. That didn’t have anything to do with happiness.

— Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster

Real friends were the kind where you pick up where you’d left off, whether it be a week since you’d seen each other or two years.

— Jojo Moyes, One Plus One

DWIGHT:Stay smart. Stay cool. It’s time to prove to you’re friends that you’re worth a damn. Sometimes that means dying. Sometimes it means killing a whole lot of people.

— Frank Miller, Sin City, Vol. 3: The Big Fat Kill

I am well known by my friends to be a workaholic – to their often justifiable annoyance. I am therefore keenly aware that such behavior is at best slightly pathological, and certainly in no sense makes one a better person.

— David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years

We had the kind of conversations that only great friends can ever share. They were touched with magic.

— Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

GrayG: I feel like I can tell you anything.IvyMac: You can. That’s what friends do.GrayG: I’ve never been friends with a girl before.IvyMac: I’m honored to be your first.

— Kristen Callihan, The Friend Zone

In love there are no friends everywhere where there is a pretty woman hostility is open.

— Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft…

— Jim Morrison

Without friends no one would choose to live though he had all other goods.

— Aristotle

God will give me the place where I don’t know, but I want to go to heaven because there is my friends are waiting for me.

— Tanmaya Guru

Things change, friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody.

— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Lovers have a right to betray you… friends don’t.

— Judy Holliday

I’m the girl who – I call it girl-next-door-itis – the hot guy is friends with and gets all his relationship advice from but never considers dating.

— Taylor Swift

When I speak out against the guns or against the big corporations, some of my friends say, ‘Oh Yoko, be careful. These people have all the power.’ But, you know, most people don’t speak out because they are frightened.

— Yoko Ono

When you are up in life your friends get to know who you are. When you are down in life you get to know who your friends are.#minoradjustments101

— Michael L. Williams Jr., I’m a Believer: I Am What I Am

It’s funny, but you get to a time in your life when you think you have all the friends you will ever have.

— Liam Neeson

I’ll pray for good semen. And I’ll get all of my friends to pray for good semen.

— Buffy Andrews, Gina and Mike

I guess I could call this energy freedom. No one will be around to judge me tomorrow. No one will send messages to his friends about the lame kid who had no rhythm. And in this moment, how stupid it is to care hits me like a punch to the face.

— Adam Silvera, They Both Die at the End

Inspiring passion in family and friends has more enduring value than just staying alive for them.

— Alex Lowe

The only friends I have are the dead who have bequeathed their writings to me–I have no others.

— Thomas Bernhard, Concrete

I wonder if I ever thought of an ideal reader… I guess when I was in my 20s and in New York and maybe even in my early 30s, I would write for my wife Janice… mainly for my poet friends and my wife, who was very smart about poetry.

— Kenneth Koch

The women glare at each other. Grin. You have friends when you’re fifteen years old. Sometimes you get them back.

— Fredrik Backman, Beartown

For friends that always pick you up when you fallAnd catapult you when you want to fly.

— S.L. Jennings

Since our yesterdays are gone and our tomorrows are never promised, TODAY I want to thank all my amazing friends and family for being in my life.

— Steven Aitchison

‎Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.

— G. Randolf

You’re my friends now. We’re having soft tacos later.

— Breehn Burns, Best of Catbug: My Name is Catbug, What’s Yours?

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.

— Emil Ludwig

What are friends for, but to help each other get through bad times and have multiple orgasms?

— Elizabeth Morgan, Creak

Peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes. Thy friends do stand by thee…’ -Jesus the Christ

— Joseph Smith Jr., The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

— Oscar Wilde

Home is anywhere that you know all your friends and all your enemies.

— Orson Scott Card, Hart’s Hope

Wear a smile and have friends wear a scowl and have wrinkles.

— George Eliot

All of my best friends are dead people. Someday I’ve got to figure out how that happened.

— Claudia Gray, Afterlife

He covered my hand with his. “No matter what happens, we’re friends first. I hope you know how much having you in my life means to me.

— Cindi Madsen, Getting Lucky Number Seven

Wherever it is you may be, it is your friends who make your world.

— Chris Bradford, The Way of the Sword

You know power is the best thing in the world because as soon as you have it, everyone is trying to take it from you.No one is ever trying to take your friends away, so that’s how you know they’re less important.

— David Iserson, Firecracker

Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions pass no criticisms.

— George Eliot

Instead of spending your dear energy on hating enemies, Utilize this energy to love your friends a little harder truly.[229] – 4 (Thoughts)

— Munindra Misra, Eddies of Life

My parents did a great job of creating a home we wanted to return to…and all of our friends wanted to be there too.

— Richie Norton

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13).

— John the Evangelist

Awareness seeped in and brought its friends Pain and Agony for a visit.

— Hailey Edwards, Dog with a Bone

Friendship is a beautiful blessing. You may love your friends and they may love you, but that doesn’t mean they should have unexamined influence in all areas of your life.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.

— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Years and years of happiness only make us realize how lucky we are to have friends that have shared and made that happiness a reality.

— Robert E. Frederick

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

— Dale Carnegie

I’m always more comfortable and in a good place when I’m with friends because I know they trust me. I’m able to get great performances from people who trust me.

— Lee Daniels

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

— Richard Bach

My dad never blew anything up, but he probably had friends who did. He and my mom have always preached that the pen is mightier than a Molotov cocktail.

— Joseph Gordon-Levitt

She paused a moment.”Pepino, shall I tell all our dear friends our little secret?” she said. “If you say ‘no, ‘ I shan’t. But, please, Pepino–“Pepino, however, had been instructed to say ‘yes, ‘ and accordingly did so.

— E.F. Benson, Lucia in London

In prosperity our friends know us in adversity we know our friends.

— John Churton Collins

Never explain―your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

— Elbert Hubbard

Becoming fast friends when you’re that small is easy, because the only requirement is that the other person likes to play games.

— Jackson Pearce, Cold Spell

I am who I am. That’s why my friends and peers respect and appreciate me. I don’t change or cater my actions to fit my surroundings. I’m myself 24/7. People appreciate that.

— Kevin Hart

Having people I love around me – friends and family – is great, but I don’t necessarily need a relationship.

— Olga Kurylenko

Help them, but don’t make friends with them.

— Pat Conroy, South of Broad

Riches draw friends as corpses draw vultures

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

You were spying on me?” I repeated, this time my tone was stern.”Nonsense! I was making sure you were safe.” He answered, fluttering his wings and landing in front of me. “That’s what friends do.

— Grace Fiorre, The Nothing Spirit: Nothing is Everything

Parents are friends that life gives us friends are parents that the heart chooses.

— Comtesse Diane

Love your friends with your eyes closed, but love your enemies with both eyes open.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

You’ll notice you don’t have both feet on the ground when you don’t have any friends around

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

When my friends lack an eye I look at them in profile.

— Joseph Joubert

I draw flowers every day and send them to my friends so they get fresh blooms every morning.

— David Hockney

Writers are cannibals. They really are. They are predators, and if you are friends with them, and if you say anything funny at dinner, or if anything good happens to you, you are in big trouble.

— Nora Ephron

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it’s God first, friends and family second and you third, we won’t ever have an argument.

— Jeff Foxworthy

Now Doon seemed to care for his new friends more than he did for her. Every time she thought about him she felt a thud of pain, like a bruised place inside her.

— Jeanne DuPrau, The People of Sparks

God save me from my friends – I can protect myself from my enemies.

— Marshall de Villars

It is really hard to be lonely very long in a world of words. Even if you don’t have friends somewhere, you still have language, and it will find you and wrap its little syllables around you and suddenly there will be a story to live in.

— Naomi Shihab Nye, I’ll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK?: Tales of Driving and Being Driven

Keep your circle of friends small, tight and right

— Levon Peter Poe

A person’s reputation is a mixture of what his friends enemies and relatives say behind his back.

— Anonymous

You’re supposed to raise your friends up, not be happy when they fail.

— Jen Calonita, Paparazzi Princess

Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time.

— Harriet Tubman

Pretend to be poor in reality and you’ll notice a decrease in your friends list and request.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Jasmine believes in a prophecy that says she is destined to love a man named Josh Toby. Okay, fine. He could believe that. Hell, he had friends who believed carbohydrates were the work of the devil. True love made sense at least.

— Diana Holquist, Sexiest Man Alive

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The best friends of the highest mountains are only the clouds and the adventurer mountaineers!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

We often misunderstood between having good number of friends and having number of good friends.

— Vijay Dhameliya

In the guise of frankness many people ruin their world by saying unpleasant things to friends and family. The bad words make them a bad world.

— Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

A man that hath friends must show himself friendly and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

— Bible

Violence was a disease Gansey didn’t think he could catch. But all around him, his friends were slowly infected.

— Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Be patient. Your skin took a while to deteriorate. Give it some time to reflect a calmer inner state. As one of my friends states on his Facebook profile: “The true Losers in Life, are not those who Try and Fail, but those who Fail to Try.

— Jess C. Scott, Clear: A Guide to Treating Acne Naturally

Be careful who you choose as your friends because their bad habits can become your bad habits. Choose wisely…we all have a choice in life.

— Mimi Jenkins, I Am My Mother’s Daughter

I’m not going anywhere!” said Harry fiercely. “One of my best friends is Muggle-born; she’ll be first in line if the Chamber really has been opened…

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

— Tad Williams

My earliest memories as a kid was I would always try to make my mom and my stepdad laugh at dinner. Or make my friends laugh in class. And, I don’t know, it’s something I just really enjoy doing.

— Justin Timberlake

The more He loved those for whom He was the ransom, the more His anguish would increase, as it is the faults of friends rather than enemies which most disturb hearts!

— Fulton J. Sheen, Life of Christ

A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.

— Auliq Ice

I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

— Yancy Butler

Start with putting three of your friends to jail. You definitely know what for, and people will believe you

— Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000

Because I have no actual sisters, it is my friends from Ames who’ve exposed me to every facet of womanhood.

— Jeffrey Zaslow, The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship

[Stieg] was describing Sweden the way it was and the way he saw the country: the scandals, the oppression of women, the friends he cherished and wished to honor.

— Eva Gabrielsson

I don’t know, when they were giving out best friends at the carnival, he was all they had left-Nate

— Alana Henry, Behind Bars

It’s easy to be kind to friends who return your smiles and happily lend a helping hand. But the true test of good character is finding the will and desire to be kind and charitable to those who give us absolutely no motivation to do so.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

I think writers are the most narcissistic people. Well, I musn’t say this, I like many of them, a great many of my friends are writers.

— Sylvia Plath

Always know there are friends somewhere rooting for you. There are people you don’t know, always praying for you and lifting you before God. – Jenee, from “To the Survivors”.

— Robert Uttaro, To the Survivors: One Man’s Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence

The Westwood Cemetery is just a few blocks from my home, and a number of my very dear friends are buried there.

— Hugh Hefner

If your clothes are enough to drive would-be friends away, they’re not the kind of friends you want.” Typical mother advice. Sweet, honest, and completely useless.

— Aprilynne Pike, Wings

I was away from the front lines for a while this spring, living with other troops, and considerable fighting took place while I was gone. When I got ready to return to my old friends at the front I wondered if I would sense any change in them.

— Ernie Pyle

Trapped. Sinking. Can’t be myself. Made into what other people expect. Is that everyone’s fate? Were the great individualists the products of their friends who wanted a great individualist as a friend?

— Michael Moorcock, Behold the Man

Childhood friends are continuity, uninterrupted connections between selves, and you hold on them. You hold on them and you love them, but sometimes they’re not quite comfortable.

— Lynn Messina

Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.

— Barbara Bush

I have been able to help my friends and people that I believe in pay their bills and stay afloat in L.A. while following their dreams.

— Chrissy Metz

She’s always loved writers, even more than the books I think. They’re like personal friends to her.

— Josephine Hart, The truth about love

Suffering took hold of me like a magic spell abolishing all differences between friends and strangers.

— Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper’s Wife

You can’t be friends with a droid.

— Chuck Wendig, Star Wars – Aftermath

I remember going on carriage rides with Dad when we’d visit. I think quiet L.A. suited him better, but he loved to see shows here, he loved to visit his friends in the Hamptons.

— Jennifer Grant

How do you explain to your friend’s mother why a night out with friends has left her daughter dying from an ecstasy overdose?

— A.C. Flanagan, Ecstasy

He hasn’t an enemy in the world and none of his friends like him.

— Oscar Wilde

I grew up not really having anything, so the idea that I can take care of my family and my friends now is a really cool bonus.

— Katy Perry

I have a characteristic since my childhood. I don’t like living together with my mother, sister, or friends at my home. I have always preferred to be alone and independent and lived according to that.

— Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

fans are just friends and family I haven’t met… or wrote about yet

— Janna Hill

If your best friends do not read books, they reads you.

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Maybe it’s impossible to find everything you want in one person. Maybe everyone in your life gives you certain things you need. And your friends give you the rest of what you can’t get from your boyfriend.

— Susane Colasanti, Take Me There

Your friends and enemies are defined the moment you come to this world.

— M.F. Moonzajer

In my fool hardy youth, when my friends were dreaming of heroic deeds in the realms of engineering and law, finance and national politics, I dreamt of becoming a librarian.

— Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends that we may go and meet their ideal cousins.

— Henry David Thoreau

Christmas is a time of sharing, and joy and grace. There’s no better time to entertain family and friends than now.

— Shelley Shepard Gray, Grace

People can only live fully by helping others to live. When you give life to friends you truly live. Cultures can only realize their further richness by honoring other traditions. And only by respecting natural life can humanity continue to exist.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.

— W. Edwards Deming

Have no friends not equal to yourself.

— Confucius

Don’t tell your friends their social faults they will cure the fault and never forgive you.

— Logan Pearsall Smith

The making of friends who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man’s success in life.

— Edward Everett Hale

None of my friends had grandparents like these. … Tony and Desolina were exotic.

— James Vescovi, Eat Now; Talk Later: 52 True Tales of Family, Feasting, and the American Dream

I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends.

— Cindy Morgan

Love your enemies and hate your friends, your enemies remain the same your friends always change

— 50 Cent

My most important projects have been the building and maintaining of schools and medical clinics for my dear friends in the Himalaya and helping restore their beautiful monasteries, too.

— Edmund Hillary

Fights were recounted, battles won amid wars sure to be lost; hope was clung to; families were both celebrated and denounced; it was agreed that friends just didn’t get it; tears were shed; comfort proffered.

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

In prosperity friends do not leave you unless desired whereas in adversity they stay away of their own accord.

— Demetrius

Our best friends and our worst enemies are our thoughts. A thought can do us more good than a doctor or a banker or a faithful friend. It can also do us more harm than a brick.

— Dr. Frank Crane

When our friends are alive we see the good qualities they lack dead we remember only those they possessed.

— J. Petit-Senn

Always surround yourself with friends that have plenty of light in them. That way, you will always have candles around you when days are dark.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Good friends don’t have to visit each other every day.

— Juan Manuel Santos

I lost some of my friends because I got so famous, people who just assumed that I would be different now. I felt like everyone hated me. That is the most unhappy time of my life.

— Haruki Murakami

We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.

— Letty Cottin Pogrebin

As long as you understand that you find happiness through family, friends and love, then money is just a nice bonus.

— Ioan Gruffudd

The reality of life is that, your friends can deny you, your family can deny you but God will never deny you.

— Abdulazeez Henry Musa

If you want friends you must be friendly. Always complaining and posting negative comments is not going to bring you friends. No one likes to get puked on.

— John Patrick Hickey, Oops! Did I Really Post That

Nothing. We’re all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we’re dealing with, there’s usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that’s floating around.

— Richard Dean Anderson

Having a Mary Poppins-themed birthday party when I was 5 – all my friends went in dresses, and I went as a chimney sweep. I was a real tomboy.

— Poppy Delevingne

The problem with having friends was that you might lose them. Or they might get hurt.

— Gwenda Bond, Fallout

…once again I saw that incredulous question, that dawning hope: We are not alone, then? We have brothers in other places? We have friends we never knew?

— Brother Andrew, God’s Smuggler

I’m sure I’ve all but lost friends by maintaining that, despite their love for it, I always saw Stanley Kramer’s ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ as more of an exercise in anti-comedy than humor.

— Dick Cavett

You can ache for where you come from, and it’s homesickness. A relationship, and it’s heartbreak. But is there a word for missing your friends like that?

— Emery Lord, When We Collided

I would literally sit at home and have my friends take pictures of me on my little Canon camera that my mom gave me for Christmas.

— Kendall Jenner

As many of you know I travel a good bit and do not get to see my friends and family as much as I would like.

— Natalie Gulbis

A man with few friends is only half-developed there are whole sides of his nature which are locked up and have never been expressed. He cannot unlock them himself he cannot even discover them friends alone can stimulate him and open him.

— Randolph Bourne

Some of my best friends are women, ‘ I snapped, ‘though I certainly wouldn’t want my daughter to marry one of them.

— Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don’t Point that Thing at Me

And thus we all are nighingThe truth we fear to know:Death will end our cryingFor friends that come and go.

— Edwin Arlington Robinson

That’s what friends are for, ” Sheba

— Ronald Frame, Havisham

Don’t you just hate that, you meet a girl she seems pretty nice, you tell all your friends and before you know it she turns out to be a vampire, don’t you just hate it when that happens?

— L.J. Smith

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

Our friends have a way of reminding us of how fabulous we are when the rest of the world has forgotten.

— Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

So, let me get this right.” He braked at a traffic light and yanked at the edges of his bow tie, reefing the knot undone, leaving the tails flapping open. “You’re pissed at me because my friends don’t think you’re just some kind of fuck buddy?

— Amy Andrews, Playing With Forever

I have a very happy marriage and friends who keep my feet on the ground. But looking for satisfaction in life is difficult. Maybe being happy is as simple as not being unhappy.

— Jasper Carrott

I truly believe that if you have more friends than books, you have too many friends. Or not enough books. Probably both.

— Zoë Marriott

It’s best to have a small boat of friends where everyone rows than an ark of friends where no one does. At least you’re getting somewhere.

— Ron Baratono, The Writings of Ron Baratono

The more passionate and argumentative I get the more followers and friends I make online.

— Tasha Turner

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.

— Cher

In my view, leadership is the courage to take risks in defense of a position that is both legal and moral. The politician who tries to become a wise guy by becoming friends to everybody – corrupt or not – is not a leader.

— Miriam Defensor Santiago, Stupid is Forever

There will never be another like the other. A mother remains like no other… the same with friends and foes. Nothing replaces the other.

— David Gatata

My sincere thanks to friends and family, especially my mother, father, brother, and Mandy, who continue to love and support me despite my obsessions.

— Jonathan Ball, Ex Machina

There’s no point in defending camp if you guys die. All our friends are here.

— Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

Thunderstorms are as much our friends as the sunshine.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Its crazy when people of high moral standards, feel its okay for an intimate friend to insult them in a jovial way, forgeting that even casual friends can do just the same in a jovial way.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Yes’m old friends is always best ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.

— Sarah Orne Jewett

Sometimes the silence of your friends is worse than your enemy’s words.

— Shannon L. Alder

Some people said beware of enemies. Some said beware of friends and some said beware of frenemies, but the most dangerous people are those that will hurt you and still play the victim.

— Uzoma Nnadi

I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don’t find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I’ve never had a problem with the way I loo. I’d rather have lunch with my friends than go to the gym.

— Adele

it is a sad truth in life that when someone has lost a loved one, friends sometimes avoid the person, just when the presence of friends is most needed.

— Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning

It was pretty much the male code not to let your friends have too much fun if there was any chance you could throw a wrench in their good times.

— Susan Andersen, Burning Up

Death can surprise us. It can scare us. It can keep us up at night. But we’ve also learned the things that death cannot do. It cannot crush our hopes. It cannot take away the love and support of our friends and family.

— John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back

Happiness being surrounded by good friends and family at a BBQ.

— Richie Norton

Why should any guy want to be only friends with a girl? It’s like agreeing to be near a chocolate cake and never eat it. It’s like sitting in a racing car but not driving it.

— Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage

I think home has become my friends and family, wherever they are.

— Rachel Brosnahan

It’s always thoughts of family that drive me crazy, and it’s always my friends who bring me

— Simon R. Green, Agents of Light and Darkness

But I didn’t. I didn’t say anything, if only because I had no idea how to respond to such an overture. If my experience with friends was sparse, what I knew about boys- other than a competitors for grades or class rank- was nonexistent

— Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

I take my only exercise acting as a pallbearer at the funerals of my friends who exercise regularly.

— Mark Twain

Making friends is not a big deal. Replacing me with them after talking to them for only one bloody day is a big deal.

— Erica Sehyun Song, Thorns in the Shadow

There are no strangers here Only friends you haven’t yet met.

— William Butler Yeats

We have friends in Italy who have these old stoves, and they turn out the most beautiful food. All you really need is time, the best ingredients, and love.

— Debi Mazar

As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.

— John Donne

That’s what friends do: they notice things. They’re there for each other. They see what parents don’t.

— Nina LaCour, Hold Still

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

— Charlotte Bronte

One of Renee’s friends asked her, “Does your boyfriend wear glasses?” She said, “No, he wears a Walkman.

— Rob Sheffield, Love Is a Mix Tape

Maybe consequences are dear friends in stealthy disguise.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

I find it easier to claim that I am friends with a monkey rather than with a man.

— Shahla Khan, Friends With Benefits: Rethinking Friendship, Dating & Violence

You send a girl to school in order to make friends – the right sort.

— Virginia Woolf

Well, you know that old saying, “Keep your friends close and make out with your enemies.

— Shae Ross, Lace Up

Love is a delicate plant that needs constant tending and nurturing, and this cannot be done by snorting at the adored object like a gas explosion and calling her friends lice.

— P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit

From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood.

— Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

You take care of family first, friends second, and neighbors when you can.

— Janice Hardy, The Shifter

Basically I’m a female human being with brown hair, enjoy precision, reading the news, eating delicious food with my delicious friends and laughing at ridiculous things that don’t translate while you are desperately trying to make them.

— Tig Notaro

The good news about me is that my friends and social network is entirely independent of politics.

— Andrew Sullivan

Millions of tears have fallen for black sons, brothers, lovers, and friends whose assailants took or maimed their lives and then simply went on their way.

— Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

Have you ever had a friend in need whose only request was the gift of your presence? When major life changes happen or tragedies hit, you can find out very quickly who your real friends are because they are the ones who SHOW UP.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Action: 8 Ways to Initiate & Activate Forward Momentum for Positive Impact

Being friends is different from being lovers. It’s a sea change.

— Barbara Delinsky, Blueprints

He doesn’t have to love your CD collection. He doesn’t have to love your shoes. But any good, mature guy better make an attempt to love your friends and family—especially when they’re great.

— Greg Behrendt, He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

You know, my family and friends have never been yes-men: ‘Yes, you’re doing the right thing, you’re always right.’ No, they tell me when I’m wrong, and that’s why I’ve been able to stay who I am and stay humble.

— LeBron James

Not everyone will support every mission or work, you can still enjoy their friendship. No one likes to feel that the only reason you are friends is what you can get out of them.

— John Patrick Hickey, Oops! Did I Really Post That

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.

— Wilson Mizner

Wisdom of the Ages: Do the aliens on the moon pull down their pants and ‘earth’ their friends for fun?

— Matthew D. Heines

I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.

— Marcus Garvey

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us but for ours to amuse them.

— Evelyn Waugh

Reprove your friends in secret praise them openly.

— Syrus

I am a believer in the evolutionary process, and yet I have sympathy for the friends of mine who are creationists. I don’t find the positions incompatible.

— John Rhys-Davies

New Year’s cards from friends — colored patterns of my life

— Mitsu Suzuki, A White Tea Bowl: 100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life

To be friends is a beautiful thing, Tessa, and I do not scorn it, but I have hoped for a long time now that we might be more than friends.

— Cassandra Clare

Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.

— Joseph Brodsky

One of the greatest gifts to give our friends and others is a prayer.

— Ellen J. Barrier

Some people say beware of enemies. Some say beware of friends and some say beware of frenemies, but the most dangerous people are those that will hurt you and still play the victim.

— Uzoma Nnadi

Think deeply about things. Don’t just go along because that’s the way things are or that’s what your friends say. Consider the effects, consider the alternatives, but most importantly, just think.

— Aaron Swartz

Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded.

— Jennifer Ellison

It is easier to visit friends than to live with them.

— Chinese proverb

I was proud to share the stories of my friends at Georgetown Law who have suffered dire medical consequences because our student insurance does not cover contraception for the purpose of preventing pregnancy.

— Sandra Fluke

In poverty and other misfortunes of life true friends are a sure refuge.

— Aristotle

Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

— Elbert Hubbard

Sadly, people think a guy and a girl can’t be friends without something romantic going on.

— Daisy Ridley

For Christmas I do gift bags for my friends and the cast, and I put ‘treat yo self’ key chains in there. And people send me pictures of ‘treat yo self’ all the time.

— Retta

Mum and Dad were very much friends and up for life. There was no anxiety for anything when I was growing up they just taught me to be me.

— Kate Winslet

You could make friends with a possessed unicorn, couldn’t you?”“Probably so. We both fart rainbows.

— Jamie Farrell, Matched

My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn’t make at my family reunion.

— Wentworth Miller

Mandy would much rather have imaginary friends who were real than real friends who were imaginary.

— Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

One of things I like about looking at pictures when you’re young and also meeting back with old friends you haven’t seen in a long time is, for me, it’s a glimpse of who I was.

— Lea Thompson

I can tell you character traits I admire and work to develop in myself – perseverance, self-discipline, courage to stand up for what is right even when it is against one’s friends or one’s self.

— Dalia Mogahed

I don’t like to commit myself about Heaven and Hell, you see, I have friends in both places.

— Mark Twain

Now that Karen has been resurrected, I can travel beyond the black mirror. I can discover who I have lost with thefloating hearts and severed heads of my medicine. I must now whisper my other friends back too. I’m sad they’re gone…sad and blue.

— Nicholaus Patnaude, First Aide Medicine

Before you can successfully make friends with others, first you have to become your own friend.

— Stephen Richards

I can see how you could get dragged into the bad stuff, but I’ve got good friends around me, good family. I think I’ve got my head screwed on.

— Harry Styles

Life without friends is just like a land that is barren.

— Babu Rajan

When thinking is overrated And friends are easy to make, Check if it’s too complicated Knowing yourself somehow… Inner peace’s not hard to take, Never lost or underestimated. Get out of social media… NOW!

— Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

If you can’t be honest with your friends and colleagues and loved ones, then what is life all about?

— Sophie Kinsella, Can You Keep a Secret?

The man who won’t loan money isn’t going to have many friends – or need them.

— Wilt Chamberlain

Instead of loving your enemies – treat your friends a little better.

— E. W. Howe

No, friends were like clothes: fine while they lasted but eventually they wore thin or you grew out of them.

— David Nicholls, One Day

I had a lot of friends in high school who said, ‘Louie, I don’t care what the government does as long as they leave me alone.’ Well, guess what, when you don’t care what the government does, it does not leave you alone.

— Louie Gohmert

Wrong. Enemies don’t fight with such determined passion. That kind of focus is reserved for friends at odds with one another.”pg 69 Tomas to Vlad

— Heather Brewer, Twelfth Grade Kills

If you are always persuasive, you would be able to make new friends in society.

— Saaif Alam

My feathered friends were so much to me that I am constantly tempted to make this sketch of my first years a book about birds and little else.

— William Henry Hudson, Far Away and Long Ago

I take it we’re friends now, ” Henry said. “We must be, ” Gansey replied. “Jane says it should be so.””It should be so, ” Blue agreed.

— Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

I had a dream about you last night… and found out that friends are a label we love to use, but usually it’s just a nice word for “acquaintance.

— Marshall Ramsay, Dreaming is for lovers

Cultivating loving kindness for ourselves is the foundation of real love for our friends and family, for new people we encounter in our daily lives, for all beings and for life itself.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

The only thing that can create discord between friends is money and women.

— Abdulazeez Henry Musa

I get along with guys most of my friends are guys. It’s easier to trust men sometimes. I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.

— Paris Hilton

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.

— Clifton Fadiman

Just having friends isn’t enough, however. Our friendships should be ones that are pleasing to God and edifying to us as well as our friends.

— Amy E. Spiegel, Letting Go of Perfect: Women, Expectations, and Authenticity

To my beloved friends, there’s simply no life without you guys. Thanks for the advice and the love and the billion dinners and laughs. Without you all . . . I’d look for new friends and get them.

— Martin Short, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend

Don’t act so callous to blank out good friends who failed on their way to success, just because something unusual hindered them, but you meandered out by a stroke of luck.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.

— Socrates

Your wealth is where your friends are.

— Plautus

If you have nothing in common with the person you are dating and his parents hate you and your friends hate him, this is not romantic; it’s a bad idea.

— Amy E. Spiegel, Letting Go of Perfect: Women, Expectations, and Authenticity

I grew up playing music and enjoying good food, friends and family in my own backyard.

— Rodney Atkins

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute don’t accept because you will lose one friend on the other hand if two strangers come with the same request accept because you will gain one friend.

— Saint Augustine

Be grateful when you have friends who care for you, it’s a blessing to see nice happy people around us.

— Auliq Ice

I’m surrounded by friends and family who are not that impressed by celebrity. They don’t have any problem telling me I’m acting like an idiot or I’m not that funny.

— Paloma Faith

The political nature of man made it highly unlikely that a society designed to meet regularly would remain peaceable. “The way to make friends quarrel is to pit them in disputation under the public eye, ” Jefferson said.

— Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

My Best Friend and I have spent plenty of time together, despite me being in my First Ever Relationship. This is because friends should always come first.

— Holly Smale, Picture Perfect

One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.

— George Santayana

Pigs should not make friends with butchers. One must choose one’s friends wisely.

— Erik Pevernagie

Remember to say “I love you” to family and friends not just your significant other.

— Vianka Van Bokkem, My Handsome Vampire: Falling in Love

These songs are old friends I have entertained myself with when I’m washing the dishes, driving to the store and walking down the aisles. The ones that you sing when you’re driving in the car and as a singer you always go back to them.

— Al Jarreau

The two old friends stood silently in the fading light, though you wouldn’t have known it to look at them. That they were old friends, I mean. Anyone could see it was getting dark.

— Daniel Polansky, The Builders

What we do every night is we change out the set list as much as we can to make sure that (fans can) go home and tell their friends they experienced something unique and cool.

— Isaac Hanson

Cherish simple things such as family, friends and love, because great things appear simple from far away. Place your simple things in the best light; there’s enough sunshine for all of them

— Val Uchendu

When I got near teen age, I was so happy with my friends and the African-American culture that I couldn’t imagine not being part of it.

— Johnny Otis

I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good.

— Virgil Thomson

I travel for work, but recently, friends said I should take major trips.

— Jeff Goldblum

Get over it, Roo. If you have friends who actually like you, you’re popular enough.

— E. Lockhart, Real Live Boyfriends: Yes. Boyfriends, Plural. If My Life Weren’t Complicated, I Wouldn’t Be Ruby Oliver

I’d hesitated to have a wedding because my gay and lesbian friends don’t have that right.

— Kathy Najimy

Besides the gifts, the only thing that gave the headstones colour were the memories family and friends had of the people they represented.

— S.A. Tawks, Misadventurous

My friends asked me to be a reverend at their wedding in France a few years ago. I went on the Internet, and within 15 seconds, I was printing out a certificate which allowed me to officiate at their wedding.

— Lucy Punch

Now, it’s not that I think that being gay is the most amazing, wonderful thing in the world, but I have a husband; I have a life; I have friends who I’ve met through this. It’s who I am.

— Andrew Solomon

Part of being friends with someone is knowing when to speak your mind and when to shut the hell up.

— Christine Pope, Sympathy for the Devil

The most wonderful part of life is when your family becomes your friends, and your friends become your family.

— Bernard Dsa, Sweet Temptations

I understood and agreed that from a feminist perspective working in a strip club was extremely problematic, but I was saving money to travel and making more in one night than most of my friends made in a week. Plus, it was interesting.

— Periel Aschenbrand, On My Knees: A Memoir

Only people who’re positive enough to have friends have enemies. When you’re as glum and morose as he was, people just give up and go away.

— Ellis Peters, A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!

— Amanda Bradley

When you totally commit yourself to a project and do your work quietly and well, unknown friends will find you and angels will surround you.

— Michael Hogan

The last thing family and friends want is for you to spend money on them that you don’t have or that you can’t really spare.

— Suze Orman

Fake friends are better than true friends because it doesn’t hurt when they leave.

— Jyothsna Ravi

I used to play Donna Karan. I used my dad’s home office, and Kim was my assistant. Then one of our friends would play a buyer, and I would take her to my mom’s closet and show her the new collection.

— Kourtney Kardashian

AMELIA: Thank you for sticking it out with me no matter how crazy I get, because that’s what friends do. We’ve been through a lot together, so here’s to more shenanigans, and characters bickering!

— Amelia Hutchins, Playing with Monsters

what secular avocation on earth was there for a young man (whose friends could not get him an ‘appointment’) which was at once gentlemanly, lucrative, and to be followed without special knowledge?

— George Eliot, Middlemarch

English, although the official language of Nigeria, was a formal language with which strangers and non-relatives addressed you. It had the potency of digging craters between you and your friends or relatives if one of you switched to using it.

— Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.

— Willa Cather

True friends chop the onions and cry together.

— Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Sooner or later you’ve heard all your best friends have to say. Then comes the tolerance of real love.

— Ned Rorem

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

I highly suggest marriage to all my friends who are dating.

— Jerry O’Connell

Your true friends echo your own philosophies back at you.

— J.R. Rim

I figure if I have my health can pay the rent and I have my friends I call it “content.”

— Lauren Bacall

Potential enemies make the best friends and lovers. Many a blessed union begins in adversity.

— Randy Thornhorn, The Kestrel Waters

There’s nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.

— Willie Stargell

A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

A part of me wants to sort of try and sound cool and feed this myth that I’m some sort of glamorous lothario, but I was raised by women – my mother and her mother and my aunts – and as a result, most of my friends have always been women.

— Moby

It is you who need to go, Amende. Go home; your friends are waiting for you. Pg.63

— Obehi Peter Ewanfoh, AMENDE: The Stream Water

Solitude is good in the evening. Dublin is a quiet city when you get to a certain age, when your friends settle down and have kids. Nothing much happens here.

— Colm Toibin

And most wonderful of all are words, and how they make friends one with another, being oft associated, until not even obituary notices them do part.

— O. Henry, Whirligigs

It is better to be deceived by one’s friends than to deceive them.

— Goethe

Though the trials of life are never easy, someone to stand with you and help you with your burdens is one of the true essences of living. It is well that two should join together to face life as friends as well as lovers.

— Micheal Rivers, Moonlight on the Nantahala

Life is beautiful, what do you think? In the morning I say, ‘Ah, I am alive still!’ All my friends die already. I am alive. It is fantastic.

— Alejandro Jodorowsky

Then haste we down to meet thy friends and foes;To place thy friends in ease, the rest in woes.For here though death doth end their misery, I’ll there begin their endless tragedy.

— Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy

There. We can be friends now.””Someone like you could never be my friend.””Why ever not?””Because I’m a nice person, and you’re a sick, twisted bitch.

— John Hennessy, Dark Winter: Crescent Moon

The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voice of friends and to say to one’s self: “The work is done.”

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Let your intimate friends be chosen from such as are better informed than yourself.

— Robert Schumann

Money and power attract friends. But it’s not you they’re friends with — just your money and power. Only affection brings genuine friends.

— Auliq-Ice

He makes no friends who never made a foe.

— Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson

If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at one’s friends and family and see if love is all around. If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.

— Jasmine Guy

Do you remember a time when men were men? When they would do anything for love, for their friends or for their country?’No, I don’t, but at least I would love to read about those men!

— David Cook, Heart of Oak

VW has held a beloved place in American culture. When I graduated from college, many of my friends drove across the country, and most hit the road in a VW van or Bug. Through the years, these cars have represented youth, freedom and quirkiness.

— Frances Beinecke

You can always make enemies of your friends, ‘ said Sumael. ‘Making friends of your enemies is harder labor.

— Joe Abercrombie

Setting the intention to practice kindness toward one’s partner or family members or friends does not preclude getting angry or upset.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Fozzy was slowly realising his mistake of not having taken his friends words of warning more serious all those years ago. ‘She’s an expensive filly, with double standards, ‘ he had said. Fozzy had not listened.

— Tanya Thistleton, Just and Equitable

The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation

— I am alone.

How very wonderful friends the moon, the sea and the night are!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.

— George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

Which has left me with a healthy respect and fondness for higher education that those of my friends and family who attended universities were cured of long ago.

— Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

Greater love hath no man than this that he lay down his friends for his political life.

— Jeremy Thorpe

Someone said: friends are the thiefs of time. I shall add: of time, freedom, life; and givers of best memories, brightest moments, true feelings.

— Mykyta Isagulov

Friends never turn as enemies. If they did, they were never your friends at all.

— Hark Herald Sarmiento

People who are all alone have every right to be friends with one another.(“The Honeymoon Of Mrs. Smith” – Version 1)

— Shirley Jackson, Just an Ordinary Day: The Uncollected Stories

Is this one of those keep-your-friends-close-and-your-enemies-closer things?””I though it was keep your friends close so you have someone to drive the car when you sneak over to your enemy’s house at night and throw up in his mailbox.

— Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

Our friends through cables and computer screens are as real as the light and sound waves we alter through thought.

— Belinda Subraman, Wet Moments

The more Mommy blogs going nuclear over playground etiquette I read and birthday parties of glazed adults munching cupcakes like demoralized zombies I attend, I realize this is what my friends who conceived before me meant by, ‘You just won’t care.’

— Emma McLaughlin