Friendship is essentially a partnership.
One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made.
Friendship’s the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.
Girls get competitive, as though there’s only one spot in the world for everything _ but that’s not true. We need to stick together and see there’s more to life than pleasing men. It’s important not to cut yourself off from female friendships. I think sometimes girls get scared of other girls, but you need each other.
My father, Birch Bayh, represented Indiana in the Senate from 1963 to 1981. A progressive, he nonetheless enjoyed many friendships with moderate Republicans and Southern Democrats.
It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.
I despise shows that present friendship where you’re always there for each other and really strong because I don’t know anyone like that. I mean, I’ve got great friends, but I can go months without seeing them because I think, ‘I just can’t deal with having to give you anything.’
Friendships are among the most fundamental of human needs.
I think friendship is more important than love, but that love that grows out of friendship is the very best of all.
We became friends as we became a band. Our friendship evolved as the band evolved. It had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups for the four of us. We got along well almost all of the time. Hey! We liked each other and we still do.
A lot of women, when they’re young, feel they have very good friends, and find later on that friendship is complicated. It’s easy to be friends when everyone’s 18.
Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher
It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
W. Somerset Maugham
I don’t think it’s more important to preserve female friendship than a marriage. But I think that there’s a place for female friendship that’s really important in the lives of all the women I know. As I’ve gotten older, it’s become much more important to me.
Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.
John C. Maxwell
Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
I’m calling my book series the ‘with God series.’ And this next ‘with God’ book is Friendship with God, which comes out in November. This books challenges us to bring about the end of ‘better’ on this planet.
Neale Donald Walsch
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Henry Ward Beecher
Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
Robert Louis Stevenson
All the details of the life and the quirks and the friendships can be laid out for us, but the mystery of the writing will remain. No amount of documentation, however fascinating, can take us there.
V. S. Naipaul
Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.
On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression.
Growing up, I was blessed to be part of a great church. This is where I met many friends who have encouraged me in my life to live strong for Christ. My church is a place where I can develop friendships with others that will encourage me in my walk with Christ.
Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
I’m really interested in how people feel out new friendships, and at the start of college, that’s really important.
There is no debate that social media is a great tool for networking with others in our industry. It can lead to friendships, support, and serendipitous connections with reviewers, agents, reporters, or editors.
M. J. Rose
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.
Shows like ‘Sex and the City’ got women involved again in a political way. They were drawn into the personal stories of the four women who together make up one complete cosmopolitan woman. We want to have community, and the show filled that void in our lives: friendship between women.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious.
Being known as a writer did change the relationships I had with directors. The rap on actors is that they always want to inflate their parts. But when directors know you write screenplays and have a different view of things, you really get invited into the huddle in a much fuller way. And those collaborations end in friendships.
When people have compassion, friendship, and unity, they speak and think in a constructive way to ensure national independence and prosperity.
I’ve enjoyed my time in the American League, the fans of Southern California and other friendships.
Few friendships could survive the moodiness of love affairs.
The bracelet says ‘Fear Nothing.’ It was given to me by my friends, and it was made for me and my friends during the period of time that I was going through chemotherapy. And I still wear it, because it’s a great reminder of friendship and how my buddies and others came together in my time of need.
Joseph J. Lhota
I have got some fantastic friendships that I have had for a long, long time.
I feel like I’ve exhausted guys and male friendships.
A traitor is a betrayer – one who practices injury, while professing friendship. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, solely because, while professing friendship for the American cause, he attempted to injure it. An open enemy, however criminal in other respects, is no traitor.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
What does being a woman today mean? Is there a right way of doing it? Is there a wrong way of doing it? Different kinds of women, female friendships: It’s all pretty funny, and worth making fun of.
Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.
Jean de la Bruyere
Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I’d probably choose success.
I’m fiercely loyal to my friends, and I really cherish my friendships.
When the bank asks me about my assets, I include my friendship with Regis Philbin.
There was a time when I thought dudes had friendship all figured out. The focus on eating things in front of giant screens, pretending to punch one another, competing over who can utter the grossest and most profane personal insults imaginable – this struck me as the very apex of human social exchange.
I realized that everything I had to do I could not do on my own, and so I was almost obliged to put myself in God’s hands, to trust in Jesus who – while I wrote my book on him – I felt bound to by an old and more profound friendship.
Pope Benedict XVI
Often the magical elements in my books are standing in for elements of the real world, the small and magical-in-their-own-right sorts of things that we take for granted and no longer pay attention to, like the bonds of friendship that entwine our own lives with those of other people and places.
Charles de Lint
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Henry Ward Beecher
I really wasn’t even aware that Batman and Superman had this kind of grudging friendship.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
Without a doubt, my richest relationships are my long-term friendships with musical partners, because we make music together. That’s what we love to do with our lives.
I think what ‘The Hobbit’ and Middle-earth deal in are quite universal and timeless themes of honour and love and friendship… so they’re things that do resonate with people.
Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
I definitely have had friendships and moments with people from different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives.
You know, real life doesn’t just suddenly resolve itself. You have to keep working at it. Democracy, marriage, friendship. You can’t just say, ‘She’s my best friend.’ That’s not a given, it’s a process.
Sport is one of the few spaces where people can learn about different cultures in a spirit of trust and friendship.
I hope to continue my friendship with France and its filmmakers for many years to come.
I think faith helps me a lot. God wants you to be where He wants you to be, and that’s where I want to be. If I do not get a part, I understand that maybe I needed to be home at that time, maybe in school; there’s always a reason. My faith is also where my core friends are, at my church, a faith-based friendship.
It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them.
But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.
Life is funny, and a lot of times, the people that I’ve met have really gone past anything that I’ve ever dreamed of, so I’m really grateful. My friendships really go from the West to the East. You’d be amazed at some of the people I call friends.
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
Henry David Thoreau
I have enjoyed most particularly reading the correspondence between Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. The genuine friendship, competitiveness and support that thread through their communications are life lessons for us all.
As far as an actor-director connection, I think those can develop, and when they do, they’re really great, and you just cultivate it like you would any relationship or friendship. If you find that something special, it helps down the line when you want to do more projects with each other.
I gave Mitt Romney some donations for his campaign because he was a friend, and friendship came first. I’ve always been a Democrat, and I’ve had different views than Mitt Romney. I’m not Mitt Romney, and I think people will realize that when they meet me out there.
A lot of ink is given over to mythologizing female friendships as curious, fragile relationships that are always intensely fraught. Stop reading writing that encourages this mythology.
Most of my good friends are my friends from high school or childhood, and they’re not actors – they have 9-to-5 jobs. But I’ve obviously, over time, developed friendships with actors. It’s two completely different worlds.
In 1962, I wrote a series about 42nd Street called ‘Welcome to Lostville.’ One result was that the young Bob Dylan read it and invited me to his first concert at Town Hall; the result was a kind of friendship that years later led to my liner notes for ‘Blood on the Tracks.’
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!
Marie de France
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
Your most important friendships should be with your own brothers and sisters and with your father and mother. Love your family. Be loyal to them. Have a genuine concern for your brothers and sisters.
Ezra Taft Benson
The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn’t.
Richard Donner’s friendship and guidance showed me that there’s more to life than being an actor.
Texas, with her superior natural advantages, must become a point of attraction, and the policy of establishing with her the earliest relations of friendship and commerce will not escape the eye of statesmen.
Friendship is something whose depth fits human aspirations and fulfills human possibilities. It has heft to it, as a gold-piece does and a gambling chip does not.
The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you’re actually helping to make America stronger.
I’ve always wanted to be a mom because I want to give a kid all of the magical gifts my mom gave to me, such as love and friendship. She and I had this incredible connection that was so unbelievable.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
French Yemeni relations are strong and good, they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation; my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real.
Ali Abdullah Saleh
The word ‘sister’ evokes an ideal of connection and support, like the friendships that made Rebecca Wells’s ‘Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood’ and Ann Brashares’s ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ into best-selling novels and successful films.
I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.
I sacrificed a lot, in terms of friendship and family, from working so much at such a young age, but I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t.
One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that’s not always the case.
The Savior encouraged brotherhood. He was not a long-distance leader. He walked and worked with those whom he led. He was not afraid of close friendships. He spent many hours with his disciples, and his relationships with them were intimate.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings; it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O, and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did.
Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.
The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
Tony, Stacy and Jay really looked at life completely different and that played into everything that they did, whether it was skating or with their friendships. And for the three of us, we had such a close relationship off screen, that it was so easy to have that on screen.
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they’re really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.
You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.
I experience for the American officers and soldiers that friendship which arises from having shared with them for a length of time dangers, sufferings, and both good and evil fortune.
Marquis de Lafayette
Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I’ve been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family.
Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters.
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.
Let me be very clear: my friendship with my friends ends where the interest of the country begins.
I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly… that’s what I call true friendship.
Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Life is all about the friendship and the love and the music. It sounds silly, but it is. I want to have that experience as much as I can as an adult, not as a kid doing something that people are telling her she has to do. If anyone gets in my way, I’m going to get them out of my way.
The first two lessons, which we learned early in our efforts to be good member missionaries, have made sharing the Gospel much easier: We simply can’t predict who will or won’t be interested in the Gospel, and building a friendship is not a prerequisite to inviting people to learn about the Gospel.
I’m loyal, and I like my friends. Friendship enriches your life and makes it more interesting.
Wendi Deng Murdoch
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
I play- it’s kind of like a slice-of-life, LA women in their forties, playing forty kind of what’s their friendship like, and what’s their life like and so I just play one of the four friends.
Faced with stress, too many people feel they have nowhere to turn to, that they don’t have access to the kind of friendships or communities where they can easily and openly share their problems and worries.
Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for.
During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
J. Paul Getty
My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.
True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
We invest less in our friendships and expect more of friends than any other relationship. We spend days working out where to book for a romantic dinner, weeks wondering how to celebrate a partner or parent’s birthday, and seconds forgetting a friend’s important anniversary.
I had a friend where it turned out that she hated my guts, all through our friendship. I thought she was my best friend, and then, in high school, she turned on me and had sordid affairs with all of the people that I’d dated. It was less hurtful because I was in high school, so it was more like, ‘What’s wrong with you? Gross!’
I was bullied from grade one to six. Even middle school was tough for me. Everyone had these pre-existing friendships, and I was the new kid, who was acting, so that didn’t help much either. It was really tough.
When you think back in history about producers and artists or writers who’ve had good synergy, a lot of times they date, or they’re married, or there’s a friendship and a kinship.
There have been some friendships lost over this. That’s the most difficult for me. I find it very uncomfortable to know that I was at one time close friends with someone, and because of jealousies and misunderstandings and so on, these friendships have dissolved.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Anything can be done if you find friends to do it with. The lucky biographers find themselves drawn into a sort of friendship with their subject.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.
A gang is the same as a wolf pack; gang members do not use their energies in friendship with one another, for they do not know what friendship is. If they are united, it is by the common bond of a desire to attack their world.
When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you’re suddenly eager to know him or her even better.
For many, long-term friendships, rather than family ties, are the foundations for sustainable lives.
Never was a man further from a partiality for Spain than I am. But I think I now have left them in a sincere and steady intention to cultivate the friendship of America.
Marquis de Lafayette
Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson
One of the great things personally coming to Hawai’i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson.
I think I’d probably be really good friends with Hulk Hogan. I think we’d get along, and I’d, like, chill him out because he’d be all rambunctious and rowdy, and I’d be like, ‘Chill out, Hulk Hogan. Everything will be okay.’ And he’d be like, ‘Thanks, Ron.’ And then we’d form a friendship.
As far as friendships go, things change even without the fame. People start moving on. I have a few friends that are married and are starting to have kids and I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness gracious – that’s so insane.’ I also have friends who are just doing their own thing, which is cool.
Friendship and sentiment and the giving of one’s words are very important.
For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because he’s another creative person who works as hard as I do.
Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
In romance, we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner’s foibles in intimate detail; in friendship, we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear, lethargy or both.
Whenever people reach out the hand of friendship towards me, I am not going to refuse that hand.
When the Taiwan Relations Act passed in 1979, our biggest concern was preventing the use of military force against Taiwan. Little did we know that our friends on Taiwan could so effectively use the space created by our friendship to revolutionize their political system.
I’m quite obsessed with the idea of nailing the girl friendship. It’s such an art, so delicate.
Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II.
Pope Benedict XVI
The biggest lesson from Africa was that life’s joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time.
The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Most people are enduring a marginalized isolation. One of the great obstacles to modern friendships is the ‘religion of rush.’ People are rushing all the time through time. Friendship takes time.
I boldly assert, in fact I think I know, that a lot of friendships and connections absolutely depend upon a sort of shared language, or slang. Not necessarily designed to exclude others, this can establish a certain comity and, even after a long absence, re-establish it in a second.
So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.
In a basic sense, ‘A Little Life’ is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It’s a different version of adulthood, but it’s no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else’s.
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
I was desperate for a friend, and I used to lie in bed at night thinking about what it would be like. My younger brothers and sisters had friends, and I used to watch them playing to try to work out what they did and how friendship worked.
It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There’s not a lot of love going around.
Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.
It’s always really challenging trying to go from player to player/coach. You have a kind of friendship basis of relationship with all of your teammates, and now you go to this power position where you have to make decisions that might hurt people’s feelings.
I mix talents and friendship, which is not very professional, but it’s my way of thinking. So I love Azzedine Alaia, because I’ve known him for 30 years, and he’s making my dresses most of the time.
Any friendship or relationship is about a language.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
I want to know what it is to build the foundation of the friendship for real, to have my best friend and not because we’re just intimate, but because we’re mentally intimate. So I’m waiting for that person to come into my life.
I do make some conscious efforts to write female friendships, intergenerational female friendships. I make a conscious effort to include things that I see as important real parts of my life that are not reflected as much as I think they should be in popular culture. We very seldom have the opportunity to see women compete and remain friends.
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I’d abused.
Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.
The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live.
It is one thing to train officers on fighting crime. It is a whole other thing to train them to build friendships and relationships, which are integral to fighting crime. This takes time, effort, and patience on the part of police officers.
I’m friends with Taylor Swift, and I am tired of people asking me questions about our friendship. When I post a picture of us on Instagram, I’m posting a picture of me and my friend.
I’ve learned that friendship does not equate business, business does not equate friendship.
We are already seeing the creation of a new kind of network based on friendships: Startups, which are often founded by friends, are the beginning of something that could reshape social relations.
I don’t know if I’ve ever been in a clique. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized what a true friend really is. So my friendship circle has changed a bit.
I really like people and I keep friendships. I have people from all parts of my life.
I came to know Gore Vidal in the mid-1980s, when I was living in southern Italy, virtually a neighbour, and our friendship lasted until his death in 2012. Needless to say, he was a complicated and often combative man.
I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them.
J. Paul Getty
Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.
People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other.
Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
I’ve learned from my dealings with Johnny Carson that no matter what kind of friendship you think you have with people you’re working with, when the chips are down, it’s all about business.
Common perceptions of female friendships are morning coffees discussing children, bags, periods and agreeing about the misdemeanours of men… mild, soft, nurturing relationships.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Friendships are forgotten when the game begins.
The friendship of Shostakovich cast a brilliant light over my whole life and whose spiritual qualities captured my soul once and for all time.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
I find, in film, we’re always making things and having these intense friendships and then losing track of people. When I first start a job, I’m quite nervous, and it takes me a while to find my place, and then it feels like I’m just really loving it and feeling great, and it’s all over.
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert H. Humphrey
I got a regret: That I started acting so late. I was 27, and guys who start at 18 or so, there’s this kinda continuity of friendships they form in the profession by startin’ young, I’ve never had that.
True friendships don’t fade in Hollywood, as so many myths about show business would have you insist.
Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.
A band is a good way to break up a friendship.
I’m not super nostalgic for friendships I’ve lost along the way. I feel like, if they were truly meaningful and really special, they would still exist. I think we grow and change, and that’s okay.
I did not find that writing a diary with a lead male character differed in any essential way from writing one with a female character. They all had the same challenges in terms of attempting to establish an identity, coping with loneliness, friendships, relationships.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something.
Friendships are the family we make – not the one we inherit. I’ve always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.
I welcome every chance I get to interact with fans. I’ve made some very close friendships amongst fans, and I look forward to seeing them.
Keeping score is for games, not friendships.
John C. Maxwell
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
When it comes to Pakistan, the first word that comes to the mind of the Chinese is ‘iron brother.’ To us Chinese, Pakistan is always a trustworthy friend who is as solid as iron. Actually, Chinese netizens refer to Pakistan as ‘Iron Pak.’ This testifies to the strength of China-Pakistan friendship.
Editors and their authors seldom form deep friendships for the same reason that psychiatrists and their patients keep their distance: The relationship requires candor that mixes poorly with intimacy.
The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Among young people, often a key factor in them committing suicide is the trauma of transient relationships. They throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they’re desolate.
I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age.
As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we’re all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we’ve done all our lives pointless.
Neale Donald Walsch
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
I believe people think as a group more often than we might realize or care to admit. We like to believe that we act as individuals and nothing more, but time and again – in corporations and business, in politics and religion, in fashion and culture, and in friendships and social circles – we think and do as one.
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.
No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
Francis Marion Crawford
Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.
Anna Deavere Smith
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
If I’m right, the only reason our species is still around is because of our friendship with the canines.
It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations.
James F. Byrnes
The biggest direct influence on my career is Ben Edlund, who gave me my first real professional break and, through his friendship and example, turned me into a writer and a more critical thinker in general.
I think women are amazing and women’s friendships are like a sisterhood and we should see more of it in television and film.
Allowing a friend to careen toward self destruction is not friendship. That is a habit the United States needs to break as it pursues a richer and more deeply supportive relationship with Israel.
I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won’t do is change the essence of my work.
When I read ‘Stand By Me,’ it was like, ‘This is a look back at the same time period when I was growing up, and it was about kids, but it really felt like what it was like to have those powerful feelings of friendship at age 12.’ That’s what got to me.
We want ‘Doll & Em’ to be something we’re proud of. We’d love to do another series, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. Our friendship is the be-all and end-all.
One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.
I told God, ‘I don’t want a man. I don’t want more gold albums. The only thing I want is the love, friendship, and presence of my mother.’ And God gave it to me.
Families have become models for public life, constructing friendships between individuals of different temperaments, ambitions and ages, even if they are often unsuccessful. People now want, above all, appreciation of their uniqueness.
There is no friendship in trade.
There is a mutual interest between Israel and the United States of America. It is more than friendship – it is friendship plus mutual interest, and it is bipartisan.
I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life.
You just don’t luck into things as much as you’d like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities.
As I grow older, I think friendship between women is a thing to cherish.
I regret not working harder to create true friendships with other couples, not seeking out people with whom to go do things and go places – people with whom to have a few crazy, memorable bonding adventures.
Robin Marantz Henig
If Reagan had intelligence information that showed that the upheaval in Egypt is actually Democratic in spirit, then he would have, I believe, turned his back on Mubarak, even though there’s a long friendship between the United States and Egypt.
I didn’t have any Indigenous friends until I was in my 30s, and I’ll always remember and be inspired by the remarkable friendship I had with Connie Bush, an outstanding Indigenous leader from Groot Eylandt on who was on the National Women’s Advisory Council with me.
I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music – should there be any left – would go mad with joy.
I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.
My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships.
Your Majesty may rest assured about my conduct towards the Comtesse de Provence; I will certainly try and gain her friendship and confidence, without going too far.
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
The friendships I made on ‘L.A. Law,’ with the cast and Steven Bochco and David Kelley were really wonderful.
I have a very close friendship with the skaters.
I’m in Delta Delta Delta, otherwise known as Tri-Delta. I’ve developed some great friendships, and it’s enabled me to have a little bit more of a normal college experience.
And I tell you that’s one of the reasons why I didn’t have the friendships with the media, maybe like I could have. But I had to do what I had to do to make myself successful.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It’s when you make your best friends – I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.
To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade.
Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.
Saint Francis de Sales
Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts.
I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good – the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself… Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life!
Love has been defined, analyzed, explained and excused. It has been the cause of wars, feuds, heroism, martyrdom, inordinate passion, and beautiful friendships. It pulls two people of opposite temperaments together into a married state and permits them to live happily. It makes friends understand each other without the necessity of words.
Since the Korean War, U.S. and South Korea have established an enduring friendship with shared interests, such as denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, combating aggression abroad and developing our economies.
Charles B. Rangel
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
I feel friendship towards philosophers, but towards sophists, teachers of literature, or any other such kind of godforsaken people, I neither feel friendship now, nor may I ever do so in the future.
Apollonius of Tyana
Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship.
Here’s a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That’s not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm’s way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship – and it goes so much deeper than friendship.
Love is friendship set on fire.
The quickest way to be a little bit happier and more engaged in your job is to spend some time thinking about developing closer friendships.
Don’t flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I had friendships with two people in my life who, when I attempted to do my habitual behavior of building a case to break up with them, wouldn’t allow me to do it. They both said to me, ‘I’m not going anywhere.’ And that moved me so deeply.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs. I need this, I need security, I need refuge, I need friendship. And all of relationships are symbiotic in that sense. We come together because we fulfill each others’ needs at some level or other.
I noticed that no matter where I went in the country, there was this group of questions that got asked. I would track them and keep them in categories. Like body image, school, family, friendship, you name it, the emotional life of a teenage girl.
Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It’s also about mutual help, not about exploitation.
Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation.
To all my political opponents, all and sundry, not only the presidential bets, I would like to offer my hand to friendship.
The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
You don’t just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
I’m single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that’s me.
The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.
I firmly believe, only because I’ve been doing this for so long, every show takes three years. 90% of them don’t get three years. It just does. It takes a long time to build a community, build a friendship with your characters. It’s hard for people to grasp on and make them care about you.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
You can’t build anything with a flimsy foundation. Friendship is the foundation.
I have a friendship with Hezbollah, and I also have contacts outside of Lebanon, but it doesn’t mean I follow anyone’s agenda.
Sweat makes good friendship cement.
I loved the whole idea, first of all, of what friendship is. Very often, there are people that somehow you don’t know how to declare that you are their friend, but you are their friend. That happens in a lot in high school. And outside of high school.
The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I think for a lot of people, friendship is a relationship that gets devalued once they move on to what people consider to be more important relationships: once you find a partner or when you have kids.
I’ve got some great guy friends. They can start out as crushes. But when you realize something isn’t going to happen, you make a choice whether or not the friendship is worth it. And it usually is. Then you can laugh about the fact that you used to have a crush on him or he had one on you.
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
I’m losing friendships over forgetting to get back to people. But you can’t keep up with everything. I’ve got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a baby.
Every place where I played or managed is special to me because of the memories and the friendships that each afforded me.
Friendships that don’t fit my life anymore have faded away, and new ones have come in.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
If the chemistry is right between star and photographer and the geometry of the pictures pleases the star, often the two people end up with a long-term professional friendship during which they continue to work together and to produce highly personal images.
Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?
Both for my wife and myself, the personal friendships that have grown out of scientific contacts with colleagues from many different countries have been an important part of our lives, and the travels we have made together in connection with the world-wide scientific co-operation have given us rich treasures of experiences.
What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
When I was nine, the teacher asked us to write a piece about our village fete. He read mine in class. I was encouraged and continued. I even wanted to write my memoirs at the age of ten. At twelve I wrote poetry, mostly about friendship – ‘Ode to Friendship.’ Then my class wanted to make a film, and one little boy suggested that I write the script.
What gay culture is before it is anything else, before it is a culture of desire or a culture of subversion or a culture of pain, is a culture of friendship.
But it’s amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.
Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job. It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting.
When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
I take friendship very seriously.
But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Select your friendships carefully. Gather people around you who will reinforce your lifestyle.
Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.
I’m blessed in my good friends, and some of them happen to be writers, though that’s almost never what our friendships are about. And every writer I’ve ever read, living or dead, has in one way or another helped and inspired. I have a feeling it’s important not to mix the two up.
The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.
I am a super social person. I’m an only child, so I thrive on social settings and being around my friends because I make them my siblings. When I’m not acting or singing or working on anything, I am making new relationships with people because, to me, my friendships are very important.
We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
I want to use my connections with coaches, players, celebrities, whomever, and if I can take that friendship and use it to help someone else, I’m going to take advantage of that. I’m not going to apologize for that.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Jean de La Fontaine
You are almost not free, if you are teaching a group of graduate students, to become friends with one of them. I don’t mean anything erotically charged, just a friendship.
I also appreciate the lasting friendships I’ve made while working with our great sponsors through the years, including Miller Lite, Shell and Dodge.
There’s such an array of brilliant roles for young women. You read all these amazing young women going through different stages in their life – different stages, different fascinations, different textualities, different friendships.
Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love.
I’m just talking specifically of women’s friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton
Personal relationships are always the key to good business. You can buy networking; you can’t buy friendships.
As an American, and especially as a Christian, I am convinced that a love for our own people is not a bad thing, but love doesn’t stop at borders. Love is infinitely boundless and all about holy trespassing and offensive friendships.
The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It’s the ones that become the friendships that last.
And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.
I probably like being isolated more than many people do, but I’m lucky to have the friendship of many fine people, and they keep me from becoming very isolated. The world of my mind is certainly a populated and warm place, too. It’s difficult for me to become too isolated with such resources.
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds more contempt, and love, and everything.
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan
It’s the most exciting thing to watch God work when I’ve asked him about something, to listen to him and watch him work. It’s like this friendship, and it just grows and grows and grows and grows.
Charles R. Swindoll
When David Fincher called me up a few years ago and said, ‘Hey, I’d like you to score this film ‘The Social Network,’ I said, ‘I’m flattered, but I really don’t have any real experience scoring films, and I’d rather not screw it up on a high-profile project. And I like you and I don’t want to compromise our friendship.’
Opposition is true friendship.
It’s quite difficult to write about female friendship without it seeming to be a very niche subject. It’s a difficult balance.
When I was working on my first novel, ‘The Quilter’s Apprentice,’ I knew I wanted to write about friendship, especially women’s friendship and how women use friendship to sustain themselves and nurture each other.
I made my first white women friends in college; they loved me and were loyal to our friendship, but I understood, as they did, that they were white women and that whiteness mattered.
Being a scientist is a special privilege: for it brings the opportunity to be creative, the passionate quest for answers to nature’s most precious secrets, and the warm friendships of many valued colleagues.
Stanley B. Prusiner
To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it’s a thrill to start a friendship even up.
I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another.
Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother.
Jimmy Carl Black
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
I did a lot of my school on set. Some years I went to a private school for a couple of hours, and then I’d always finish up with a tutor. I couldn’t do full days, but I tried to maintain my friendships and some normalcy while doing a show.
Candace Cameron Bure
Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious – friendship and learning.
That’s a job that it makes a few friendships, but it probably breaks more.
I know I was a great friend to Tiger Woods. But when you have a relationship that’s involves business and friendship – and the business part comes to an end – things always get a little blurry.
I got to sing with Placido Domingo… I got to sing with Aaron Neville, who is one of my favorites. Got to sing with Brian Wilson, one of the great high tenors. And Ricky Skaggs, a bluegrass tenor. I’m also proud of my musical friendship with Emmylou Harris.
Yes, exes can be good friends, but after a certain time. Though no break-up is a good break-up, time heals everything, including broken friendships. It also depends on the kind of people they are, their mindsets and the reasons for the break ups.
The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many.
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
I think quite a lot of people have a friendship or a love that’s gone like that and it never quite reconciles properly.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
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