Friendship Quotes

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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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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
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Mark Twain
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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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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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A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
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Elbert Hubbard
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
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Abraham Lincoln
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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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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 (Jalal ad-Din Muhammad ar-Rumi)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Volume 3)
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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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Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
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Jean de la Fontaine
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
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Aristotle
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.
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Sylvia Plath
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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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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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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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Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
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Amos Bronson Alcott (Concord Days)
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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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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)
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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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The best mirror is an old friend.
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George Herbert
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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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A friend to all is a friend to none.
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Aristotle
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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))