Is there any greater gift in life than a close friend you can share anything and everything with? It's a relationship so dynamic and wonderful it can be hard to put into words all that it means to you. Here we have gathered 68 best friend quotes to do just that for you.
All of these quotes are short, some are funny, and all are the grown-up version of the "best friends forever" necklaces you had as a kid. They are sure to make you reflect back on the bonds you share with the girlfriends you hold dear and the memories you have made over the years on fun girls trips and beyond, and they'll sure make you smile too. Any of these sets of words make a great caption for your Instagram post with a photo of you and your bestie just for fun or as a way of sending happy birthday wishes to her on her special day (to go with the the perfect gift you know she'll love).
As Toni Morrison wrote so eloquently, “She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.” And that's just one of the 68 best friend quotes below. Read on to take them all in.
"Friendship is the wine of life."
"I get by with a little help from my friends."
"It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter."
"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."
"True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style."
"A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails."
Winnie The Pooh
"I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen."
"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."
"Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend."
"We were together. I forget the rest."
Vincent Van Gogh
"Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves."
"Life is nothing without friendship."
"Friendship isn’t a big thing—it’s a million little things."
Toni Morrison, Beloved
“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.”
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
“A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”
“The truth is, no matter how lonely you might feel, you’re never going through anything alone....You can choose your family.”
Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You
“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”
“The best gift anyone can give, I believe, is the gift of sharing themselves.”
“One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.”
"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."
"A sweet friendship refreshes the soul."
“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”
“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”
“Friendship takes work. Finding friends, nurturing friendships, scheduling face time, it all take a tremendous amount of work. But it’s worth it. If you put in the effort, you’ll see the rewards of positive friends who will make your life extraordinary.”
“True friends are always together in spirit.”
"If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?"
“I don't know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn't had my girlfriends.”
“Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust.”
“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”
“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.”
“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.”
“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming
“Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses... swapped back and forth and over again,"
"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable."
"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."
"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."
"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."
"A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world."
"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."
Arnold H. Glasgow
"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down."
"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
"Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer."
"A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked."
“Friends are relatives you make for yourself.”
“Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.”
"Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them."
"A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you."
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.”
“There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.”
"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."
"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
Hubert H. Humphrey
“The greatest gift of life is friendship.”
“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
"Women's friendships are like a renewable source of power."
Jean de la Fontaine
“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
“It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and be understood."
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
"Friends are the siblings God never gave us."
"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you."
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'You too? I thought I was the only one.’”
“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”
“True friendship resists time, distance, and silence.”
"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
Winnie the Pooh
“It seems they had always been, and always would be, friends. Time could change, but not that.”
"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself."
"I may not always be there with you, but I will always be there for you."
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