31 Quotes About Best Friends to Share with Yours Immediately

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There are acquaintances, there are friends and there are best friends. You know, those people you can call in the middle of the night, show up at their door without asking and enjoy each other’s company without even talking? Read on for 31 funny, heartfelt quotes about that type of friendship—then forward this to your besties.

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1. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.” -Jane Austen

2. “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.” -Octavia Butler

3. "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." -Muhammad Ali

4. "Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." -Marcel Proust

5. “Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses...swapped back and forth and over again.” -Michelle Obama

6. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'You too? I thought I was the only one.’” -C.S. Lewis

8. “It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” -Marlene Dietrich

9. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

10. “There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.” -Jennifer Aniston

11. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” -Oprah Winfrey

12. “True friendship resists time, distance and silence.” -Isabel Allende

13. “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” -Irish Proverb

14. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” -Misty Copeland

15. “You know, even though I had to wear that stupid back brace and you were kind of fat, we were still totally cutting edge.” -Michele Weinberger, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

16. “I don't know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn't had my girlfriends. They have literally gotten me up out of bed, taken my clothes off, put me in the shower, dressed me, said, ‘Hey, you can do this,' put my high heels on and pushed me out the door!” -Reese Witherspoon

17. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light.” -Helen Keller

18. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” –Khalil Gibran

19. “When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” -Maria Shriver

20. “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.” -Ally Condie

21. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” -William Shakespeare

22. “I still have friends from primary school. And my two best girlfriends are from secondary school. I don’t have to explain anything to them. I don’t have to apologize for anything. They know. There’s no judgment in any way.” -Emma Watson

23. “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” -Henry David Thoreau

24. “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.” -Dean Koontz

25. “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” -Amy Poehler

26. “Women's friendships are like a renewable source of power.” -Jane Fonda

27. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.” -Socrates

28. “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” -Albert Camus

29. “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” -Audrey Hepburn

30. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” -Walter Winchell

31. “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.” -Anaïs Nin

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