A Friendship Quotes

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Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead Walk beside me… just be my friend
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Albert Camus
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Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .
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C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)
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A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
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Elbert Hubbard
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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
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Mark Twain
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It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
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Friedrich Nietzsche
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The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
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Bob Marley
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If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
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Joan Powers (Pooh's Little Instruction Book)
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There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
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Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey)
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If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.
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Alfred Tennyson
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Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh!" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.
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A.A. Milne (The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh, #2))
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When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
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Jess C. Scott (The Intern)
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There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
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Linda Grayson
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I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
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Helen Keller
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Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.
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Sarah Dessen (Someone Like You)
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You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
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Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook (The Notebook, #1))
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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
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C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)
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You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
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A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1))
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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
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Rumi
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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.
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E.B. White (Charlotte's Web)
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What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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Aristotle
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He must have known I'd want to leave you." "No, he must have known you would always want to come back.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment.
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Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)
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Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
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Muhammad Ali
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Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
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AnaΓ―s Nin (The Diary of AnaΓ―s Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934)
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It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?
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A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1))
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No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
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Alice Walker
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Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.
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Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1))
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There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
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P.G. Wodehouse
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When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
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Henri J.M. Nouwen (Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life)
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Why is it," he said, one time, at the subway entrance, "I feel I've known you so many years?" "Because I like you," she said, "and I don't want anything from you.
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Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)
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Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
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Abraham Lincoln
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The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
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Friedrich Nietzsche
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If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.
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S.E. Hinton
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There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.
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Irving Stone (Clarence Darrow for the Defense)
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I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.
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Jon Katz
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Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.
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William Shakespeare (The Passionate Pilgrim (By Shakspere, Marlowe, Barnfield, Griffin, And Other Writers Unknown))
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Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that.
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Ally Condie (Matched (Matched, #1))
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How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.
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Shel Silverstein
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The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.
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Jay McInerney (The Last of the Savages)
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Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
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The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
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Bette Midler
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There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1))
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Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.
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Margaret Lee Runbeck
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People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.
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Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry (The Little Prince)
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A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.
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Markus Zusak (The Book Thief)
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I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.
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J.R.R. Tolkien (The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3))
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Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
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Elie Wiesel
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Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.
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Charles Lamb (The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb)
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It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.
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Emilie Autumn (The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls)
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I am always saying "Glad to've met you" to somebody I'm not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.
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J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)
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Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
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Jean de La Fontaine
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If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking , they can make you laugh.
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P.C. Cast
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I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.
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Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl)
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Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.
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Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park)
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The Very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.
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Jane Austen (Love and Friendship)
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When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.
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George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1))
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Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
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Oscar Wilde
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What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.
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C.S. Lewis
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Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one.
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Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
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Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life--and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.
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Dean Koontz (Fear Nothing (Moonlight Bay, #1))
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Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is... suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
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Gillian Anderson
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Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble.
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Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1))
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I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why.
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John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men)
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True friends are always together in spirit.
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L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1))
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The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them
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Thomas Merton (No Man Is an Island)
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Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
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Amos Bronson Alcott (Concord Days)
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If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: "It's gonna go wrong." Or "She's going to hurt me." Or,"I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . ." Well, that's nonsense. You're going to miss life. You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.
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Ray Bradbury
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We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.
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Sylvia Plath
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Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
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Jane Austen
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Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
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Richard Bach
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Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.
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Stephen King (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption)
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There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.
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Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar)
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The best mirror is an old friend.
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George Herbert
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I don’t feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh. "There there," said Piglet. "I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.
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A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1))
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Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
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A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1))
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There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
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Gautama Buddha
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They’re a rotten crowd’, I shouted across the lawn. β€˜You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
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Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons. They never truly loved each other, or they love each other still.
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Whitney Otto (How to Make an American Quilt)
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It's bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They're not. They're just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close.
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Rachel Cohn (Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List)
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The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.
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Barbara Kingsolver
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Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
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Oprah Winfrey
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Friendship is a simple thing, and yet complicated; friendship is on the surface, something natural, something taken for granted, and yet underneath one could find worlds.
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Jamaica Kincaid
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Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.
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R.J. Palacio (Wonder (Wonder, #1))
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Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
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Aristotle
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Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
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Doris Lessing
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A friend to all is a friend to none.
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Aristotle
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Harry - you're a great wizard, you know." "I'm not as good as you," said Harry, very embarrassed, as she let go of him. "Me!" said Hermione. "Books! And cleverness! There are more important things - friendship and bravery and - oh Harry - be careful!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1))
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Talk between women friends is always therapy...
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Jayne Anne Phillips
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You can go through life and make new friends every year - every month practically - but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.
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Alexander McCall Smith (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1))
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There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met.
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Jim Henson (Favorite Songs from Jim Henson's Muppets)
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Demons run when a good man goes to war Night will fall and drown the sun When a good man goes to war Friendship dies and true love lies Night will fall and the dark will rise When a good man goes to war Demons run, but count the cost The battle's won, but the child is lost
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Steven Moffat
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I may not always be with you But when we're far apart Remember you will be with me Right inside my heart
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Marc Wambolt (Poems from the Heart)
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There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
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John Holmes
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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.
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Dale Carnegie (How to Win Friends and Influence People)
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Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough.
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Elif Shafak (The Forty Rules of Love)
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To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.
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Criss Jami (Venus in Arms)
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We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.
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David Levithan (Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List)
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She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.
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Toni Morrison (Beloved)
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Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
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Gloria Naylor
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The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
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Charles Dickens (Nicholas Nickleby)
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I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails.
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John Green (Looking for Alaska)
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I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh. "I wish I were there to be doing it, too.
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A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1))
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When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.
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Fred Rogers
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I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching--they are your family.
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Jim Butcher (Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8))
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No friendship is an accident.
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O. Henry (Heart of the West)
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It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.
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E.B. White (Charlotte's Web)
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When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.
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Diane Von Furstenberg
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I want to grow a flower for every time someone tells me β€œF*** you.” Then I’ll go back to that person and pin the flower on their lapel in a gesture of friendship. And while they are looking down on it in astonishment, I’ll bunch up my knuckles and punch them in the face.
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Jarod Kintz (I Want Two apply for a job at our country's largest funeral home, and then wear a suit and noose to the job interview.)
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Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).
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Jess C. Scott (The Other Side of Life)
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It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.
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John Joseph Powell (The Secret of Staying in Love)
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A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
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Friedrich Nietzsche
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If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.
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Stephen Fry
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The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
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Henry David Thoreau
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the only way Bex would miss this would be if she were unconscious. And tied up. And in a concrete bunker. In Siberia.
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Ally Carter (Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls, #3))
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Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.- Don Corleone
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Mario Puzo (The Godfather)
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I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. β€œI think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.
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Marissa Meyer (Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2))
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A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.
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Maya Angelou (Letter to My Daughter)
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We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
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Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)
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Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
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Richard Bach
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Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
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Henry David Thoreau
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It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it....
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Nicole Richie
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It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
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Mahatma Gandhi
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Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
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Socrates
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However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
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Albert Einstein
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Cutting people out of your life is easy, keeping them in is hard.
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Walter Dean Myers (Slam!)
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You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.
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Trenton Lee Stewart (The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1))
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Is it possible, in the final analysis, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another? We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person's essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?
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Haruki Murakami (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)
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I am looking for friends. What does that mean -- tame?" "It is an act too often neglected," said the fox. "It means to establish ties." "To establish ties?" "Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world....
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Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry (The Little Prince)
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My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.
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George R.R. Martin (A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4))
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No human relation gives one possession in anotherβ€”every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.
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Kahlil Gibran
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A fit, healthy bodyβ€”that is the best fashion statement
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Jess C. Scott
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There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.
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Shannon L. Alder
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It's not love or anything, but I think I like you, too.
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Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)
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For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.
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Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life)
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In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
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John Churton Collins
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I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Time doesn't take away from friendship, nor does separation.
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Tennessee Williams (Memoirs)
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And now I need you to do for me what I cannot do for myself. For you to be my eyes when I do not have them. For you to be my hands when I cannot use my own. For you to be my heart when mine is done beating.
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Cassandra Clare (Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3))
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I don't suppose you have many friends. Neither do I. I don't trust people who say they have a lot of friends. It's a sure sign that they don't really know anyone.
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Carlos Ruiz ZafΓ³n (The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2))
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There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
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Charlotte BrontΓ« (Jane Eyre)
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Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.
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Osho
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A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
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Louisa May Alcott
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Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting thing to have.
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A.A. Milne
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I don't want to hurt you or anybody so please forget about me. Just try. Find yourself a better friend.
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Nina LaCour (Hold Still)
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Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts. -Maggie
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Sarah Dessen (Along for the Ride)
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You think I'm a fool?" demanded Harry. "No, I think you're like James," said Lupin, "who would have regarded it as the height of dishonor to mistrust his friends.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
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Jim Morrison
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This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case you always forgot who you are and how much you're loved. So what I do for you as your friend is remind you who you are and tell you how much I love you. And this isn't any kind of burden for me, because I love who you are very much. Every time I remind you, I get to remember with you, which is my pleasure.
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James Lecesne
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Wasn’t friendship its own miracle, the finding of another person who made the entire lonely world seem somehow less lonely?
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Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Life)
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I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
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Plutarch
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No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.
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John O'Donohue (Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom)
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Watson. Come at once if convenient. If inconvenient, come all the same.
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Arthur Conan Doyle (Adventure of the Creeping Man)
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A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
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Baltasar GraciΓ‘n (The Art of Worldly Wisdom)
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If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.
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Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
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I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.
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Rainer Maria Rilke (Letters to a Young Poet)
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You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you areβ€”not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgivingβ€”and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how badβ€”or goodβ€”it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
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Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Life)
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Sam and Patrick looked at me. And I looked at them. And I think they knew. Not anything specific really. They just knew. And I think that's all you can ever ask from a friend.
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Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
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A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
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Bernard Meltzer
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Friendship is the bestiest thing that comes to life . Friends will always be there for you don't worry about the fakes worry about the people who had your back from the start and never treated you wrong always remember they are your real friends don't never take them as granted because one day your going to lose a good friend by the way your action's are when you see a good friend stick to that person .
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Marilyn Monroe
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Once she was gone, I knelt next to Annabeth and felt her forehead. She was still burning up. "You're cute when you're worried," she muttered. "Your eyebrows get all scrunched together." "You are not going to die while I owe you a favor," I said. "Why did you take that knife?" "You would've done the same for me." It was true. I guess we both knew it. Still, I felt like somebody was poking my heart with a cold metal rod.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Close friends are truly life's treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.
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Vincent van Gogh
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Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint!
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Jane Austen (Love and Friendship)
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When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, "What was it that you wanted and why didn't you fight for it?
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Shannon L. Alder
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A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
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Lois Wyse
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Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don't worry...I'm here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you.
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Charles M. Schulz
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We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
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C.S. Lewis (The Weight of Glory)
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She is sugar, curiosity, and rain.
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E. Lockhart (We Were Liars)
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True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
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Charles Caleb Colton
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One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.
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Mindy Kaling (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns))
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You had to know a person well to make them laugh like that.
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Cassandra Clare (Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2))
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Someday, Will, I will go where none can follow me, and I think it will be sooner rather than later. Have you ever asked yourself why I agreed to be your parabatai?
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Cassandra Clare (Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2))
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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.
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Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Life)
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True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.
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Nicole Richie
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The world was a terrible place, cruel, pitiless, dark as a bad dream. Not a good place to live. Only in books could you find pity, comfort, happiness - and love. Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn't ask anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly.
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Cornelia Funke (The Inkheart Trilogy: Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath)
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When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn to be a good friend because one day you're gonna look up and say I lost a good friend. Learn how to be respectful to your friends, don't just start arguments with them and don't tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, don't forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.
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Marilyn Monroe
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Have any of you wondered what I did with all the cash Pekka Rollins gave us?" "Guns?" asked Jesper. "Ships?" queried Inej. "Bombs?" suggested Wylan. "Political bribes?" offered Nina. They all looked at Matthias. "This is where you tell us how awful we are," she whispered.
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Leigh Bardugo (Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2))
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We'll be there, Harry," said Ron "What?" "At your Aunt and Uncle's house," said Ron, "And then we'll go with you wherever you're going." "No-" said Harry quickly; he hadn't counted on this, he had meant them to understand that he was undertaking the most dangerous journey alone. "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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .... enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own even if she never wants to or needs to... A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .... something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour... A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ... a youth she's content to leave behind.... A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .... a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age.... A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..... a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra... A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .... one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry... A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .... a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family... A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .... eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored... A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .... a feeling of control over her destiny... EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... how to fall in love without losing herself.. EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... HOW TO QUIT A JOB, BREAK UP WITH A LOVER, AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP... EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY... EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... that she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents.. EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over... EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... what she would and wouldn't do for love or more... EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it... EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally... EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen table... or a charming inn in the woods... when her soul needs soothing... EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... what she can and can't accomplish in a day... a month...and a year...
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Pamela Redmond Satran
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Of course it hurt that we could never love each other in a physical way. We would have been far more happy if we had. But that was like the tides, the change of seasons--something immutable, an immovable destiny we could never alter. No matter how cleverly we might shelter it, our delicate friendship wasn't going to last forever. We were bound to reach a dead end. That was painfully clear.
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Haruki Murakami (Sputnik Sweetheart)
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Two a.m.' He swallowed, then said, "You know. The person you can call at two a.m. and, no matter what, you can count on them. Even if they're asleep or it's cold or you need to be bailed out of jail...they'll come for you. It's like, the highest level of friendship.
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Sarah Dessen (What Happened to Goodbye)
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Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.
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Fred Rogers
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Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.
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L.M. Montgomery
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Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn't ask for anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly. Love, truth, beauty, wisdom and consolation against death. Who had said that? Someone else who loved books.
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Cornelia Funke (Inkheart (Inkworld, #1))
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Are you out of your goddamn mind? You think we can take on two hundred soldiers? I know I am an extremely attractive man, J, but I am not Bruce Lee.” β€œWho’s Bruce Lee?” β€œWho’s Bruce Lee?” Kenji asks, horrified. β€œOh my God. We can’t even be friends anymore.” β€œWhy? Was he a friend of yours?” β€œYou know what,” he says, β€œjust stop. Justβ€”I can’t even talk to you right now.
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Tahereh Mafi (Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3))
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...and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other's sight, as I may say, even for a moment...
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Plato (The Symposium)
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A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson (Essays: First Series)
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You can be just friends with people, you know," Orla said. "I think it's crazy how you're in love with all those raven boys." Orla wasn't wrong, of course. But what she didn't realize about Blue and her boys was that they were all in love with one another. She was no less obsessed with them than they were with her, or one another, analyzing every conversation and gesture, drawing out every joke into a longer and longer running gag, spending each moment either with one another or thinking about when next they would be with one another. Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn't all-encompassing, that wasn't blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she'd had this kind, she didn't want the other.
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Maggie Stiefvater (Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3))
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i have a friend request from some stranger on facebook and i delete it without looking at the profile because that doesn't seem natural. 'cause friendship should not be as easy as that. it's like people believe all you need to do is like the same bands in order to be soulmates. or books. omg... U like the outsiders 2... it's like we're the same person! no we're not. it's like we have the same english teacher. there's a difference.
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David Levithan (Will Grayson, Will Grayson)
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Colpo di fulmine. The thunderbolt, as Italians call it. When love strikes someone like lightning, so powerful and intense it can’t be denied. It’s beautiful and messy, cracking a chest open and spilling their soul out for the world to see. It turns a person inside out, and there’s no going back from it. Once the thunderbolt hits, your life is irrevocably changed.
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J.M. Darhower (Sempre (Sempre, #1))
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Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same: Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends . . . friends . . . friends . . .
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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But it does not seem that I can trust anyone,' said Frodo. Sam looked at him unhappily. 'It all depends on what you want,' put in Merry. '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.
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J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1))
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A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.
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John Grogan (Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog)
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Because I can't help doing it," he said with a shrug. "And hey, if I keep loving you, maybe you'll eventually crack and love me too. Hell, I'm pretty sure you're already half in love with me." "I am not! And everything you just said is ridiculous. That's terrible logic." Adrian returned to his crossword puzzle. "Well, you can think what you want, so long as you remember-no matter how ordinary things seem between us-I'm still here, still in love with you, and care about you more than any other guy, evil or otherwise, ever will." "I don't think you're evil." "See? Things are already looking promising.
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Richelle Mead (The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3))
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I have one last hope for you, which is something that I already had at 21. The friends with whom I sat on graduation day have been my friends for life. They are my children’s godparents, the people to whom I’ve been able to turn in times of trouble, friends who have been kind enough not to sue me when I’ve used their names for Death Eaters. At our graduation we were bound by enormous affection, by our shared experience of a time that could never come again, and, of course, by the knowledge that we held certain photographic evidence that would be exceptionally valuable if any of us ran for Prime Minister.
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J.K. Rowling (Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination)
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In friendship...we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years' difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another...the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting--any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you," can truly say to every group of Christian friends, "Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another." The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.
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C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)
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Sometimes you want to say, β€œI love you, but…” Yet the β€œbut” takes away the β€˜I love you’. In love their are no β€˜buts’ or β€˜if’s’ or β€˜when’. It’s just there, and always. No beginning, no end. It’s the condition-less state of the heart. Not a feeling that comes and goes at the whim of the emotions. It is there in our heart, a part of our heart…eventually grafting itself into each limb and cell of our bodies. Love changes our brain, the way we move and talk. Love lives in our spirit and graces us with its presence each day, until death. To say β€œI love you, but….” is to say, β€œI did not love you at all”. I say this to you now: I love you, with no beginning, no end. I love you as you have become an extra necessary organ in my body. I love you as only a girl could love a boy. Without fear. Without expectations. Wanting nothing in return, except that you allow me to keep you here in my heart, that I may always know your strength, your eyes, and your spirit that gave me freedom and let me fly.
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Coco J. Ginger
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Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you...it means that you do not treat your body as a commodity with which to purchase superficial intimacy or economic security; for our bodies to be treated as objects, our minds are in mortal danger. It means insisting that those to whom you give your friendship and love are able to respect your mind. It means being able to say, with Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: "I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all the extraneous delights should be withheld or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give. Responsibility to yourself means that you don't fall for shallow and easy solutions--predigested books and ideas...marrying early as an escape from real decisions, getting pregnant as an evasion of already existing problems. It means that you refuse to sell your talents and aspirations short...and this, in turn, means resisting the forces in society which say that women should be nice, play safe, have low professional expectations, drown in love and forget about work, live through others, and stay in the places assigned to us. It means that we insist on a life of meaningful work, insist that work be as meaningful as love and friendship in our lives. It means, therefore, the courage to be "different"...The difference between a life lived actively, and a life of passive drifting and dispersal of energies, is an immense difference. Once we begin to feel committed to our lives, responsible to ourselves, we can never again be satisfied with the old, passive way.
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Adrienne Rich
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When the two people who thus discover that they are on the same secret road are of different sexes, the friendship which arises between them will very easily pass – may pass in the first half hour – into erotic love. Indeed, unless they are physically repulsive to each other or unless one or both already loves elsewhere, it is almost certain to do so sooner or later. And conversely, erotic love may lead to Friendship between the lovers. But this, so far from obliterating the distinction between the two loves, puts it in a clearer light. If one who was first, in the deep and full sense, your Friend, is then gradually or suddenly revealed as also your lover you will certainly not want to share the Beloved’s erotic love with any third. But you will have no jealousy at all about sharing the Friendship. Nothing so enriches an erotic love as the discovery that the Beloved can deeply, truly and spontaneously enter into Friendship with the Friends you already had; to feel that not only are we two united by erotic love but we three or four or five are all travelers on the same quest, have all a common vision.
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C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)