100+ Friendship Quotes Made For You And Your BFF

100+ Friendship Quotes Tailor Made For You And Your BFF

October 3, 2019 Updated June 16, 2021

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Friendship — it makes life a little less lonely and a little funnier. After all, where would we be without our girl gang that morphs into our mom gang as we get older? And if social distancing has taught us anything, friends can get you through any dark time and makes us grateful for all our positive relationships.

So, if you’re looking to expand your friend group, according to an NPR study, 42 percent of people make friends at their jobs, 35 percent of people meet their closest friends through friends, and 29 percent meet them in their neighborhood. And according to a YouGov survey, 27 percent of millennials claim they don’t have any close friends.

A best friend is someone who you can be yourself around. If you’re looking for examples of a true bond, Mike and Sulley from Monsters Inc., Cher and Dionne from Clueless, and Chandler and Joey, from Friends are perfect examples. Some friendships are just written in the stars.

Use these quotes for your best friend’s birthday or put them in a text. Musical artist, Greg Tamblyn once said, “Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.” That being said, it’s always the right time to send your BFF a sweet message.

So to pay homage to these forces in our lives, we went ahead and compiled quotes about friendships that are funny — because they’re true! Text one to your BFF. A true friend loves you even after you send them cheesy quotes in the middle of the night.

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1. “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. “The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.” — Mark Twain

3. “There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.” — Sylvia Plath

4. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” — Elbert Hubbard

5. “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?’” — A.A. Milne

6. “True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.” — Emilie Saint-Genis

7. “Love is blind. Friendship closes its eyes.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

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

9. “A true friend stabs you in the front, not the back.” — Oscar Wilde

10. “Friendship is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warm feeling inside.” — Robert Bloch

11. “One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim.” — George Carlin

12. “When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun.’” — Groucho Marx

13. “You know it’s true friendship when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.” — Unknown
14. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S. Lewis
15. “The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didn’t exist.” — Aaron Machado
16. “A good friend will help you move. But a best friend will help you move a dead body.” — Jim Hayes
17. “We’re going to be best friends forever because you already know too much.” — Unknown
18. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” — Marlene Dietrich
19. “You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.” — Laurence J. Peter
20. “Friends are the family you choose.” — Jess C. Scott
21. “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” — Charles Lamb
22. “A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.” — Arnold H. Glasgow
23. “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” — Samuel Butler
24. “There’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met.” — Jim Henson
25. “Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.” — C.J. Langenhoven
26. “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” — S.E. Hinton
27. “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other and knocking out a 12-foot mountain troll is one of them.” — J.K. Rowling
28. “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
29. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” — Abraham Lincoln
30. “Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.” — Richelle Mead
31. “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” — William Shakespeare
32. “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” — Bette Midler
33. “It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.” — Emilie Autumn
34. “Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.” — Oscar Wilde
35. “Stay is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.” — Amos Bronson Alcott
36. “The best mirror is an old friend.” — George Herbert

37. “The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.” — Barbara Kingsolver

38. “Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.” — Doris Lessing
39. “Talk between women friends is always therapy…” — Jayne Anne Phillips
40. “A friend to all is a friend to none.” — Aristotle
41. “When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” — Diane Von Furstenberg
42. “It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it….” — Nicole Richie
43. “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” — Bernard Meltzer
44. “When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” — W. Somerset Maugham
45. “True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” — Nicole Richie
46. “Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.” — Benjamin Franklin
47. “A messy house is a must — it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you, not your house!” — Jennifer Wilson
48. “If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.” — E.M. Forster
49. “The Sun is such a lonely star. Whenever he comes out to see his friends, they all disappear.” — Joseph Gordon-Levitt
50. “You know a real friend? Someone you know will look after your cat after you are gone.” — William S. Burroughs
51. “Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can’t pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while.” — Unknown
52. “Nobody steals books but your friends.” — Roger Zelazny
53. “If you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal.” — Oprah Winfrey
54. “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” — Benjamin Franklin
55. “We need to remember what’s important in life: Friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but
work is third.” — Leslie Knope
56. “Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.” — Alexandre Dumas

57. “We’ll be friends until we’re old and senile — and by then, we’ll be new friends!” — Unknown

58. “A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.” — Erma Bombeck
59. “I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell — you see, I have friends in both places.” — Mark Twain
60. “Real friends don’t get offended when you insult them. They smile and call you something even worse.” — Unknown
61. “Friends don’t let friends do stupid things… alone.” — Unknown
62. “Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
63. “We’ll be best friends forever because you already know too much.” — Unknown
64. “I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.” — Ann Richards
65. “I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends — they’re the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!” — Warren G. Harding
66. “Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” — Virginia Woolf
68. “I don’t know what’s tighter, our friendship or our jeans.” — Unknown
69. “Whoever says Friendship is easy has obviously never had a true friend!” — Bronwyn Polson
70. “Here’s champagne for our real friends, and real pain for our sham friends.” — Mardy Grothe
71. “I’m thinking it would be very easy to love you. And easier to call you my friend.” — Sarah J. Maas
72. “There is no friendship that cares about an overheard secret.” — Alexandre Dumas
73. “The only true currency in this bankrupt world are the moments you share with someone when you’re uncool.” — Cameron Crowe
74. “My books are friends that never fail me.” — Thomas Carlyle
75. “Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.” — Blaise Pascal
76. “He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.” — William Hazlitt
77. “I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying ‘flee at once — all is discovered.’ They all left town immediately.” — Mark Twain
78. “I don’t like to commit myself about Heaven and Hell, you see, I have friends in both places.” — Mark Twain
79. “Ten minutes with a genuine friend is better than years spent with anyone less.” — Crystal Woods
80. “Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.” — Tim Fargo
81. “Friendship is like a glass ornament. Once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.” — Charles Kingsley
82. “You need not wonder whether you should have an unreliable person as a friend. An unreliable person is nobody’s friend.” — Idries Shah
83. “Love is friendship. Just with less clothes, which makes it far more brilliant.” — Elizabeth Hunter
84. “Somewhere in the crowd was at least one potential friend who’d understand the fundamental value of goofing off. Because if not, how boring would that be?” — Alyson Noel
85. “If you can do nothing else, do whatever is in your power to make the people in your life feel completely unashamed of who they are.” — Sam Killermann
86. “A true best friend loves you even when it seems like you’ve gone off the deep end.” — Liz Fenton
87. “A friend is someone who walks into a room when everyone else is walking out.” — Gary Moore
88. “It’s my job as best friend to make sure he’s not a serial killer. Or an English major, not sure which one’s worse.” — Shelly Crane
89. “I am treating you as my friend, asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future plusses.” — Katherine Mansfield
90. “Friends are a weird thing. It seems like they know all about you, but then they don’t understand you at all.” — Natsuo Kirino
91. “Without a best friend to tell stories to, it almost didn’t matter if they even happened.” — Leila Howland
92. “I never say the things I really want to. If I did, I’d have no friends.” — Chelsea Handler
93. “A friend in power is a friend lost.” — Henry Adams
94. “A true friend finds a way to celebrate — even in the worst moments of life — and forces it upon you.” — Rionna Morgan
95. “Whatever it means to be a friend, taking a black eye for someone has to be in it.” — Gary D. Schmidt
96. “Nothing gives you confidence like being a member of a small, weirdly specific, hard-to-find demographic.” — Mindy Kaling
97. “Thank goodness, we can choose our friends. We have to take our relatives as they are and be thankful…” — L.M. Montgomery
98. “The three most important words in a relationship are not, ‘I love you,’ but, ‘Tell me more.’” — Stefan Molyneux
99. “And I don’t even like you, but the pain of life without you is biting.” — Jamie Weise
100. “I’ll be your friend so long as you’re not crap.” — Colin Firth
101. “You can’t overdose on friends, only enemies.” — Thomas F. Shubnell
102. “You want a friend in this city? [Washington, D.C.] Get a dog!” — Harry S. Truman

103. “A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” — Markus Zusak