Friendship

«For someone like myself in whom the ability to trust others is so cracked and broken that I am wretchedly timid and am forever trying to read the expression on people's faces.»

Osamu Dazai


«Bondage And Service - that was what they all demanded and from everyone. This craving to find themselves in another, to subjugate and appropriate foreign territory, to create a new field for their own will in a second body, foreign flesh for their own soul; this greedy, consuming hunger devoured every other desire, and they called it friendship!»

Hermann Bahr


«If I was harsh with you, it was because I cannot bear to see you treat yourself as if you are worth nothing. Whatever part you might act to the contrary, I see you as you really are, my blood brother. Not just better than you pretend to be, but better than most people could hope to be.»

Cassandra Clare


«I wanted to say all these things about how you just have to hold on to the things you love and let go of all the rest.»

Charlotte Eriksson


«A fool friend always does something that the enemy wishes.»

Alireza Salehi Nejad


«The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.»

Hubert H. Humphrey


«Murphy watched me thoughtfully for several empty seconds. Then she said, very gently, "You're a good man, Harry."»

Jim Butcher


«I understand you, and I shall not attempt to make you change your mind. I am too old to want to improve the world. I have told you what I think, and that is all. I shall remain your friend even if you act contrary to my convictions, and I shall help you even if I disagree with you.»

Milan Kundera


«It's my new best friend, Claudius Templesmith, and as I expected it, he's inviting us to a feast.»

Suzanne Collins


«I hate it when people say they’re trying to be your friend. You shouldn’t have to try to be somebody’s friend. Either you like someone or you don’t. Either you want them as a friend or not. Making friends isn’t like trying for the lead in the school play.»

Emily Wing Smith


«The thing about friends is, you never know when you might need them. It's always best to keep them imprisoned nearby.»

Heidi Schulz


«But then I wondered if sometimes our friendships are a bit like clothes and when they start feeling uncomfortable it's not because we've done anything wrong. It just means that we've outgrown them.»

Zoe Sugg


«...his jaw tightening and his eyes closed on the tears. “I believe you. It’s okay because I understand and I believe you.»

John Knowles


«Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.»

Jess C. Scott


«Often you shall think your road impassable, sombre and companionless. Have will and plod along; and round each curve you shall find a new companion.»

Mikhail Naimy


«The two girls used to meet several times a day, and every time they met, Kitty's eyes said: "Who are you? What are you? Are you really the exquisite creature I imagine you to be? But for goodness' sake don't suppose," her eyes added, "that I would force my acquaintance on you, I simply admire you and like you."»

Leo Tolstoy


«You will make it Liz, and no matter what happens down there, remember that I love you with everything I am, your life is my life, your pain is my pain, but my love is also your strength, and my faith your courage.»

Léia Kiuski


«You can trust us to stick to you through thick and thin – to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours – closer than you yourself keep it. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo. Anyway: there it is. We know most of what Gandalf has told you. We know a good deal about the ring. We are horribly afraid–but we are coming with you; or following you like hounds.»

J.R.R. Tolkien


«Their love for me was both a myth and a torture and so I wrecked everything. I hurt them, and I left them hurting.»

Robert Goolrick


«However long a hug lasts, it doesn't last long enough.»

Kyle Schmalenberg


«Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Always abide by your positive principles even if it would result in most of your friends abandoning you. Friendship is about quality not quantity.»

Edmond Mbiaka


«Last Resort friends are for getting from, not giving to.»

J.M. Richards


«La verdadera amistad, pensaban, resiste el paso del tiempo, es desinteresada y generosa, no pide nada a cambio, sólo lealtad.»

Isabel Allende


«We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.»

Sylvia Plath


«We are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter»

Allen Ginsberg


«How do we deal with all the people we’ve been? What happens when we have to confront them?»

Rachel Kapelke-Dale


«Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.»

A.A. Milne


«People who bore one another should meet seldom; people who interest one another, often.»

C.S. Lewis


«Friends have disagreements sometimes but they don't dwell on the disagreement, they always find a way to dismantle the tension and move on.»

Euginia Herlihy