There’s a beautiful yet mysterious connection that goes behind the relationship we call a friendship. Two different beings, without any ulterior motive, connected through intangible threads of shared interests and experiences: tell me, what can be more beautiful than that, what can be more mysterious?
Best Quotes About Friends!
Throughout literature, there are countless examples of poignant friendships. And with them, you get delicate descriptions, gorgeous metaphors, and an array of emotions. In this article, let’s explore some magical quotes that serve as a little ode to this magical relationship between two beings, or more.
1. “God, how we get our fingers in each other’s clay. That’s friendship, each playing the potter to see what shapes we can make of each other.” – Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes
2. “Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” – Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You
3. “I don’t know how much longer I can keep going without a friend. I used to be able to do it very easily, but that was before I knew what having a friend was like.” – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4. “It’s not so much that the old friend is a better friend. It’s just that you know the person better, and you know they don’t really care if you’re acting like a poor, grovelling idiot. They know you would do the same for them.” – Markus Zusak, The Underdogs
5. “A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away–the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us–is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow.” – Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers
6. “Why wasn’t friendship as good as a relationship? Why wasn’t it even better? It was two people who remained together, day after day, bound not by sex or physical attraction or money or children or property, but only by the shared agreement to keep going, the mutual dedication to a union that could never be codified.” – Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
7. “Wasn’t friendship its own miracle, the finding of another person who made the entire lonely world seem somehow less lonely?” – Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
8. “Friendship was witnessing another’s slow drip of miseries, and long bouts of boredom, and occasional triumphs. It was feeling honored by the privilege of getting to be present for another person’s most dismal moments, and knowing that you could be dismal around him in return.” – Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
9. “He stopped, turned. He cupped his hands around his mouth. ”For you, a thousand times over!” he said. Then he smiled his Hassan smile and disappeared around the corner.” – Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
10. “…Despite the mayhem that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel’s hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go.” – John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
11. “You can trust us to stick with you through thick and thin — to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours — closer than you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
12. “Friendship… is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…” – C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
13. “The language of friendship is not words but meanings. It is an intelligence above language.” – Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
14. “What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence.” – Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22
15. “Friends are a strange, volatile, contradictory, yet sticky phenomenon. They are made, crafted, shaped, molded, created by focused effort and intent. And yet, true friendship, once recognized, in its essence is effortless.” – Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
16. “She is a friend of my mind. She gathers me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and gives them back to me in all the right order.” – Toni Morrison, Beloved
17. “When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we can know.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
18. “We move on, make new attachments. We grow old. But sometimes, we hanker for old friendships, the old loves. Sometimes I wish I was young again. Or that I could travel back in time and pick up the threads. Absent so long, I may have stopped loving you, friends; but I will never stop loving the day I loved you.” – Ruskin Bond, Delhi is Not Far
19. “I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
20. “I would not wish
Any companion in the world but you.” – Shakespeare, The Tempest
21. “True friendship resists time, distance, and silence.” – Isabel Allende, Portrait in Sepia
22. “So, they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” – A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner
23. “You said it once before,” said Hermione quickly, “that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We’ve had time, haven’t we? We’re with you whatever happens. – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
24. “Why did you do all this for me?” he asked. “I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you. “You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.” – E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web
25. “She recognized that that is how friendships begin: one person reveals a moment of strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it.” – Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings
Let us know which is your favorite friendship quote.
Part-time freelance writer, full-time chemistry graduate student, Amritesh loves everything books. Gift him a book if you chance upon him, and he’ll love you forever.