Keep your friends close, but your real friend closer
Let’s start with a little experiment: close your eyes and take a deep breath. Now, remember the first day at junior high. Or the day when He told you he that the two of you should go on a break. Think about that entire day; and the day that followed. Now try to imagine how those days would seem and how would you live through those days if there hadn’t been any of your friends. Take several seconds to think about that. Something is clenching in your stomach, eh? It doesn’t seem right, and it never should.
Our friends are the ones who make not so good things in life seem bearable, and for that reason, they have been an immense inspiration for many interesting people who left their signature in various literary periods.
To these days, the things they said or have said are those we should remember when reckoning about our friends.
So, let’s move on...
Let's Remember Why We Love Our Friends (and Why Some People Just Do Not Deserve to Be Them): Epic Quotes on friendship
Here are the top 5 friendship quotes from movies, historical figures, songs, and just a girl who cares about being a good friend.
“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.” – Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
At what moment can you start to call someone a friend?
Can you remember that exact moment when your friend became your actual friend and not just a person you are familiar with? Probably not: becoming friends is something that takes time, a series of situations, events and ‘moments’ (and when we say ‘becoming friends’ we mean becoming true friends). Only when the two of you had time and opportunity to explore each other personality, and having done so you realized that you two are compatible can you say that you are friends. For friendship to start and to grow, it needs a solid ground to be built upon. It’s not something that simply happens. You just wake up one day realizing it has happened, and, luckily, there is no way out!
"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 in my nature." - Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
When it comes to quotes, be it dating, or friendship quotes, it seems that we can’t find the way round Jane Austen. Ehem, or we just don’t want to. Our bet is on the latter one. Why would anyone avoid reading or analyzing Jane Austen? We have no idea. But back to our subject: when it comes to friends, what this particular friendship quote tries to tell us is something that each and every one of us should never forget: if you want to be a true friend you must be there for your friend no matter what. You wouldn’t want your friend turning back on you, would you? Well, in order to have a reliable friend, you need to become one too.
"True friends are always together in spirit." - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Most include in your book report!
Please don’t tell us that you haven’t read this book! And please tell us you have seen the show, it would be such a shame if you haven’t (Oh! Am I starting to sound as my literature teacher?!)! If you, however, have, you are most certainly familiar with the stories of lovely friendships and relationships between the characters. What in this quote about friendship our beloved L.M. Montgomery tried to tell us is that it doesn’t matter if there is a huge physical distance between the friends. If their friendship is true, they will always have each other in their minds and in their hearts. If your friendship with someone is profound and true, you will in a way know what she would say to you, even when she is away.
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” - Linda Grayson
Now we feel that it’s time for some funny friendship quotes and sayings. Among many (so to say) we got stuck on this one: it might be funny, but it true as well! However, if so far you haven’t heard who Linda Grayson is, you might want to look into it. You are maybe not aware, but there could be a piece of her artwork somewhere around your house, too. As a woman who has managed to succeed in life by doing what she loves, she probably has a pretty good idea of some other things as well. So, if you agree, we would like to take for granted this funny friendship quote and demand some chocolate next time when we meet our besties.
"One may smile, and smile, and be a villain." W. Shakespeare, Hamlet
Who are your true friends?
Reading Shakespeare is a special kind of experience; it is one of a kind. But you can’t read Shakespeare just for the sake of reading, you need to prepare yourself mentally and be ready for the change it will make once you realize what he is talking about. However, for the sake of this article, we have decided on taking one of Shakespeare friendship quotes that is easy to interpret but that also carries an important message: not everyone that appear kind to you are always true friends. Hamlet learnt that lesson hard way, and Shakespeare wrote it down so you don’t have to. In a world where decent and not-so-decent intermingles, you have to learn whom to trust.
A Royal Ending
For those of you who still need something to inspire you into being a better friend today, tomorrow, and forever. Or for those of you who want a song to be the one to resemble everything your best friend and you are; here is the precisely what you need. According to us, this can even be taken as the best quote on friendship. It’s from Queen’s song Friends will be Friends and that is precisely what it is about. In just five lines, it will tell you everything you need to know about true friendship, friendship quotes, and the way life works: because your life just wouldn’t be the same without your friends. Cheers for all the great friends out there!
"Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love they give you care and attention
Friends will be friends
When you're through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hand 'cos friends will be friends - right till the end"