Quotations About
friendship

Begbie always constructed imaginary qualities in his friends, then shamelessly claimed them for himself.

Trainspotting
Posted in: Irvine Welsh

Charlotte: Let’s never come here again because it will never be as much fun.

Bree: Gabby, this is the way I see it, good friends offer to help in a crisis, great friends don’t take no for an answer.

Gimli: I never thought I’d die fighting side by side with an elf.
Legolas: How about side by side with a friend?
Gimli: Aye. I could do that.

That’s friendship, each playing the potter to see what shapes we can make of the other.

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Posted in: Aristotle

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Posted in: Marcel Proust

To me, fair Friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eyed

XIV. To me, fair Friend, you never can be old
Posted in: Sonnets

You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned.

Posted in: J.K. Rowling

Some tubes surround themselves with psycho mates imagining that this makes them strong, less likely to get hurt by our cruel world, when obviously the reverse is true.

Trainspotting
Posted in: Irvine Welsh

Let your companions be such as yourself, or superior; for the worth of a man will always be ruled by that of his company.

Letter to Mr. Lane, on the Duties of a young officer, London, November 7, 1787

Robert: I thought you didn’t like him.
Dowager Countess: Well so what? I have plenty of friends I don’t like.
Robert: Would you want Mary to marry one of them?
Dowager Countess: Why do you always have to pretend to be nicer than the rest of us?

Posted in: Downton Abbey

Cora: Are we to be friends then?
Dowager Countess: We are allies, which can be a good deal more effective.

Posted in: Downton Abbey

A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.

Posted in: Bryant McGill

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.

Posted in: Anais Nin

Scully: One day, you look at the person and see more than you did the day before, like a switch was flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is suddenly the only person you can imagine yourself with.

Posted in: The X-Files

Cher: D, would you call me selfish?
Dionne: No, not to your face.

Posted in: Clueless

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.

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Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.

"On The Conduct of Life" (1822)
Posted in: William Hazlitt

Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death… others through sheer inability to cross the street.

The Waves (1931)
Posted in: Virginia Woolf

Do I not effectually destroy my enemies, in making them my friends?

as quoted in The Sociable Story-teller (1846)
Posted in: Sigismund

Minion: We’ve had a lot of adventures together, you and I…
Megamind: Yes, Minion, we have.
Minion: I mean, most of them ended in horrible failure, but we won today, didn’t we, sir?
Megamind: Yes, Minion. We did it, thanks to you.
Minion: Code: We’re The Good Guys Now.
Megamind: Code: I Guess We Are.

Posted in: Megamind

Megamind: I’ve made a horrible mistake. I didn’t mean to destroy you. I mean, I meant to destroy you, but I didn’t think it would really work. I’m so tired of running rampant through the streets. What’s the point of being bad when there’s no good to try and stop you? I had so many evil plans in the works – the illiteracy beam, typhoon-cheese, robo-sheep… Battles we will now never have. You know, I never had the chance to say goodbye. So it’s good that we have this time now…you know, before I destroy the place. Nothing personal, it just brings back too many painful memories.

Posted in: Megamind

Sam: Don’t go where I can’t follow.

And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

The Arrow and the Song (1845)

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Essays: First Series (1841), "Friendship"

Dwight: I have been Michael’s number two guy for about 5 years, and we make a great team. We’re like one of those classic famous teams. He’s like Mozart and I’m like… Mozart’s friend. No. I’m like Butch Cassidy and Michael is like… Mozart. You try and hurt Mozart, you’re gonna get a bullet in the head, courtesy of Butch Cassidy.

Office Olympics (season 2, episode 3)

Lee: Doesn’t make a lot of sense, does it?
Starbuck: You should hear the way my brain works sometimes. Are we okay?
Lee: You have a brain?

The Captain's Hand (season 2, episode 17)

Claudio: Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love.

Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.

Dangling Man (1944)
Posted in: Saul Bellow

Watson: Have you talked to the police?
Holmes: Four people are dead. There’s no time to talk to the police.
Watson: So why are you talking to me?
Holmes: Mrs. Hudson took my skull.
Watson: So I’m basically filling in for the skull?
Holmes: Relax, you’re doing fine.

A Study in Pink (season 1, episode 1)
Posted in: Sherlock

Watson: Who are you?
Mycroft: An interested party.
Watson: Interested in Sherlock? Why? I’m guessing you’re not friends.
Mycroft: You’ve met him. How many friends do you imagine he has?

A Study in Pink (season 1, episode 1)
Posted in: Sherlock