Friendship Quotes: Celebrating the Bonds That Tie

Celebrate the bonds of friendship with our handpicked quotes. Cherish and appreciate your friends through timeless words.

Image of Sharon Horgan
I despise shows that present friendship where you're always there for each other and really strong because I don't know anyone like that. I mean, I've got great friends, but I can go months without seeing them because I think, 'I just can't deal with having to give you anything.'
- Sharon Horgan
Collection: Friendship
Image of Mae Whitman
I had a friend where it turned out that she hated my guts, all through our friendship. I thought she was my best friend, and then, in high school, she turned on me and had sordid affairs with all of the people that I'd dated. It was less hurtful because I was in high school, so it was more like, 'What's wrong with you? Gross!'
- Mae Whitman
Collection: Friendship
Image of Miranda Cosgrove
I definitely have guys that I'm friends with that I have a crush on, and you don't want to ruin the friendship.
- Miranda Cosgrove
Collection: Friendship
Image of Steven Pinker
The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.
- Steven Pinker
Collection: Friendship
Image of Amity Shlaes
Anything can be done if you find friends to do it with. The lucky biographers find themselves drawn into a sort of friendship with their subject.
- Amity Shlaes
Collection: Friendship
Image of Tim Tebow
I want to use my connections with coaches, players, celebrities, whomever, and if I can take that friendship and use it to help someone else, I'm going to take advantage of that. I'm not going to apologize for that.
- Tim Tebow
Collection: Friendship
Image of LisaRaye McCoy-Misick
I want to know what it is to build the foundation of the friendship for real, to have my best friend and not because we're just intimate, but because we're mentally intimate. So I'm waiting for that person to come into my life.
- LisaRaye McCoy-Misick
Collection: Friendship
Image of Alexandra Chando
I have a couple of best friends, and I don't think I would live with them. It definitely... certain people can't live together, and I think that it could potentially put a lot of strain on the relationship or friendship.
- Alexandra Chando
Collection: Friendship
Image of Jill Scott
I've learned that friendship does not equate business, business does not equate friendship.
- Jill Scott
Collection: Friendship
Image of Mark Valley
I really wasn't even aware that Batman and Superman had this kind of grudging friendship.
- Mark Valley
Collection: Friendship
Image of Julian Casablancas
A band is a good way to break up a friendship.
- Julian Casablancas
Collection: Friendship
Image of Lou Boudreau
Yeah, I miss it. You don't just break off a friendship you've had with a sport, and with all those you've met all over the country. We've got some friends, some very close friends, and you just sit back and think how fortunate you were having a career like that. And, actually, there's nothing in the game of baseball that hasn't happened to me.
- Lou Boudreau
Collection: Friendship
Image of Salman Rushdie
I do have a lot of time for people in my life, and friendship is a very important subject for me. I think I'm unusual among the writers I know in that respect.
- Salman Rushdie
Collection: Friendship
Image of Greg Graffin
In the family, in interpersonal relationships, even in friendship, faith is tremendously important. If you have a partner who you believe is a good person, then it is your duty to have faith in them until the end, despite the fact that they might have done some bad things. And you have to support and believe in your children.
- Greg Graffin
Collection: Friendship
Image of Joyce Carol Oates
Primarily, 'Black Girl/White Girl' is the story of two very different, yet somehow 'fated' girls; for Genna, her 'friendship' with Minette is the most haunting of her life, though it is one-sided and ends in tragedy.
- Joyce Carol Oates
Collection: Friendship
Image of Sasha Grey
I sacrificed a lot, in terms of friendship and family, from working so much at such a young age, but I wouldn't be where I am if I hadn't.
- Sasha Grey
Collection: Friendship
Image of Kim Cattrall
Shows like 'Sex and the City' got women involved again in a political way. They were drawn into the personal stories of the four women who together make up one complete cosmopolitan woman. We want to have community, and the show filled that void in our lives: friendship between women.
- Kim Cattrall
Collection: Friendship
Image of Hill Harper
Men and women can absolutely be friends, and that's what we need to be. Part of the problem is that we aren't friends enough. Our relationships are negotiations, and that is not friendship.
- Hill Harper
Collection: Friendship
Image of Sabrina Bryan
Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is - if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want.
- Sabrina Bryan
Collection: Friendship
Image of Carine Roitfeld
I mix talents and friendship, which is not very professional, but it's my way of thinking. So I love Azzedine Alaia, because I've known him for 30 years, and he's making my dresses most of the time.
- Carine Roitfeld
Collection: Friendship
Image of Emma McLaughlin
My writing partner, Nicki, and I became obsessed with a monologist who performs unscripted shows equipped with nothing more than scribbled bullet points and a glass of water. We wrote him a fan letter and found ourselves sharing lunch and eventually a friendship.
- Emma McLaughlin
Collection: Friendship
Image of Rochelle Aytes
'Mistresses' is about the lives of four women, each going through different versions of infidelity. Their longtime friendship is what gets them through extremely challenging times.
- Rochelle Aytes
Collection: Friendship
Image of Mariella Frostrup
In romance, we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner's foibles in intimate detail; in friendship, we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear, lethargy or both.
- Mariella Frostrup
Collection: Friendship
Image of Blake Shelton
Stop using the word 'bromance.' Can we please kill that stupid term? We're just friends. It's called friendship!
- Blake Shelton
Collection: Friendship
Image of Frankie Valli
I cherish the memory of being a friend of Frank Sinatra on a friendship level to the point where we really hung out. We worked in Vegas, we'd talk on the phone, and if I wasn't doing anything, I'd fly out, and I spent time in Palm Springs at his house - on a level the way friends would be, not with a whole crowd of people.
- Frankie Valli
Collection: Friendship
Image of Suzanne Brockmann
I love the fact that so many of my readers are intelligent, exceptional, accomplished people with an open-minded love of diversity. But even more than that, I love it when my readers find lasting friendship with others of my readers - knowing that they met through their mutual affection for my books and characters makes me happy!
- Suzanne Brockmann
Collection: Friendship
Image of Carl Hagelin
I had more friends on my hockey team than I did on my soccer team. I might have been better at soccer, to be honest. But I think it was more the friendship, and my family was more of a hockey family than a soccer family, so when I had to make a decision, I tried hockey, and it turned out to be a good decision.
- Carl Hagelin
Collection: Friendship
Image of Brooke Elliott
Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn't.
- Brooke Elliott
Collection: Friendship
Image of Doris Kearns Goodwin
Taft was Roosevelt's handpicked successor. I didn't know how deep the friendship was between the two men until I read their almost four hundred letters, stretching back the to early '30s. It made me realize the heartbreak when they ruptured was much more than a political division.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin
Collection: Friendship
Image of Clayton M. Christensen
The first two lessons, which we learned early in our efforts to be good member missionaries, have made sharing the Gospel much easier: We simply can't predict who will or won't be interested in the Gospel, and building a friendship is not a prerequisite to inviting people to learn about the Gospel.
- Clayton M. Christensen
Collection: Friendship
Image of Joanna Lumley
I don't think men are that attracted by glamour. I think women are attracted by glamour. I think men are attracted by a sense of friendship.
- Joanna Lumley
Collection: Friendship
Image of Rob Reiner
When I read 'Stand By Me,' it was like, 'This is a look back at the same time period when I was growing up, and it was about kids, but it really felt like what it was like to have those powerful feelings of friendship at age 12.' That's what got to me.
- Rob Reiner
Collection: Friendship
Image of Thalia
Friendship is something that is cultivated.
- Thalia
Collection: Friendship
Image of Evangeline Lilly
Around the time I graduated from high school, I decided better to underachieve and have friendship than to overachieve and be alone.
- Evangeline Lilly
Collection: Friendship
Image of Max von Sydow
No doubt, the most important thing in my career was my time with Mr. Bergman, with whom I worked in so many films and also in so many stage productions, so it was a continuous working relationship and also a friendship, of course, that lasted for so many years.
- Max von Sydow
Collection: Friendship
Image of Stephen Pagliuca
I gave Mitt Romney some donations for his campaign because he was a friend, and friendship came first. I've always been a Democrat, and I've had different views than Mitt Romney. I'm not Mitt Romney, and I think people will realize that when they meet me out there.
- Stephen Pagliuca
Collection: Friendship
Image of Lennon Parham
From the Twitter responses we got with 'Best Friends Forever' and the small feedback we are getting as the show is meted out, I think people are seeing themselves in the show and enjoying seeing female friendship portrayed in the way it really is.
- Lennon Parham
Collection: Friendship
Image of Dolly Wells
We want 'Doll & Em' to be something we're proud of. We'd love to do another series, but it's not the be-all and end-all. Our friendship is the be-all and end-all.
- Dolly Wells
Collection: Friendship
Image of Dolly Wells
I love 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Extras' and also 'The Trip.' That had all the nuances of friendship and finding things out about their lives without it being too much plot-driven.
- Dolly Wells
Collection: Friendship
Image of Douglas Brinkley
If Reagan had intelligence information that showed that the upheaval in Egypt is actually Democratic in spirit, then he would have, I believe, turned his back on Mubarak, even though there's a long friendship between the United States and Egypt.
- Douglas Brinkley
Collection: Friendship
Image of Hanya Yanagihara
In a basic sense, 'A Little Life' is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It's a different version of adulthood, but it's no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else's.
- Hanya Yanagihara
Collection: Friendship
Image of Jeff Lemire
To me, Green Arrow in the past, what people loved about Oliver Queen pre-New 52 was his relationships with other heroes. Like his friendship with Green Lantern, his animosity with Hawkman, his romance with Black Canary - these are all the things that sort of defined him.
- Jeff Lemire
Collection: Friendship
Image of Elizabeth Bibesco
Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job. It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting.
- Elizabeth Bibesco
Collection: Friendship
Image of Michael Foreman
My book 'Ali Pasha' tells the true story of a young sailor Henry Friston, who, in the hell-fire of battle, forms an unusual friendship.
- Michael Foreman
Collection: Friendship
Image of Najib Mikati
I have a friendship with Hezbollah, and I also have contacts outside of Lebanon, but it doesn't mean I follow anyone's agenda.
- Najib Mikati
Collection: Friendship
Image of Lynn Coady
There was a time when I thought dudes had friendship all figured out. The focus on eating things in front of giant screens, pretending to punch one another, competing over who can utter the grossest and most profane personal insults imaginable - this struck me as the very apex of human social exchange.
- Lynn Coady
Collection: Friendship
Image of Samantha Harvey
It's quite difficult to write about female friendship without it seeming to be a very niche subject. It's a difficult balance.
- Samantha Harvey
Collection: Friendship
Image of W. Bruce Cameron
If I'm right, the only reason our species is still around is because of our friendship with the canines.
- W. Bruce Cameron
Collection: Friendship
Image of Michael Dirda
I find that the Amazon comments often are exceptionally shrewd and insightful, so I'm not going to diss them. But you don't really have any guarantees that what you're reading wasn't written out of friendship or spite.
- Michael Dirda
Collection: Friendship
Image of Laura Leighton
I think 'Pretty Little Liars' is going to be hugely popular for adults, for kids, for girls, for guys, you know, something for everyone to look at, and the stories are going to be great. There's suspense every week. The friendship is really fun to watch. I think it's going to have something for everybody.
- Laura Leighton
Collection: Friendship