62 Best Friend Quotes to Share with Yours Immediately

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? And Valentine’s Day is just another reason to celebrate the love you share for one another. Whether you see your BFF every day or are living across the country from one another, read on for 62 funny, heartfelt best friend quotes about that type of friendship—then forward this to your nearest and dearest.

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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


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

32. “If you put in the effort, you’ll see the rewards of positive friends who will make your life extraordinary.” - Maya Angelou

33. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” - David Tyson

34. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” - Woodrow Wilson

35. “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” - Charlotte York, Sex And The City

36. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” - Henry Ford

37. “It seems they had always been, and always would be, friends. Time could change, but not that.” - Winnie the Pooh

38. “Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf

39. “We’re sisters; you’re my family. What is you, is me. There’s nothing that you could ever say to make me let go.” - Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl

40. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” - Elisabeth Foley

41. “The truth is, no matter how lonely you might feel, you're never going through anything alone...you can choose your family.” - Jennifer Lopez

42. “One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.” - Mindy Kaling

43. “Friendship is the wine of life.” - Edward Young

44. “Close friends are truly life's treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.” - Vincent van Gogh

45. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” - Tennessee Williams

46. “No matter how tired I am, I get dinner at least once a week with my girlfriends. Or have a sleepover. Otherwise my life is just all work.” - Jennifer Lawrence

47. “I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.” - Cher

48. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

49. “The best time to make friends is before you need them.” - Ethel Barrymore

50. “My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of.” - Jodi Foster

51. “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” - Dr. Seuss

52. “Share your smile with the world, it is the symbol of friendship and peace.” – Christie Brinkley

53. “It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds.”- Gina Barecca

54. “True friends are always together in spirit.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

55. “If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?” – Meghan Markle

56. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

57. “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” – Ed Cunningham

58. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

59. “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” –Anna Deavere Smith

60. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson

61. “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle

62. “Friendship takes time and energy if it's going to work. You can luck into something great, but it doesn't last if you don't give it proper appreciation. Friendship can be so comfortable, but nurture it, don't take it for granted.” – Betty White

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