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Cute and Funny Quotes About Friendship to Send to Your Bestie

We’re feeling sappier than a maple tree.

There’s nothing like a good friend. And if you’re anything like us, you are fiercely appreciative of your besties. It’s hard to put into words how much your friends truly mean to you, but these friendship quotes are a good way to start.

From sappy quotes that’ll make you go, “aww” to funny sayings for more sarcastic pals, there are quotes about friendship for every kind of BFF on this list. We rounded up a whole slew of them from our favorite celebrities, authors, TV shows, movies, books, songs, philosophers, and even the guy who bags our groceries. What? He has a lot to say!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect caption for your Instagram post on Galentine’s Day or you want to cheer up a friend who’s having a bad day, we’ve got the quote for you.

75 Friendship Quotes

Quotes About Friendship

1. “Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…” — C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

2. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

3. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” — Helen Keller

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

5. “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

6. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” — Alice Walker

7. “Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find.” — William Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim

8. “When the snow falls and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.” — George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

9. “Remember, George: No man is a failure who has friends.” — Clarence Odbody, It’s a Wonderful Life

10. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to life you higher.” — Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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

14. “A friend to all is a friend to none.” — Aristotle

15. “When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” — Diane Von Furstenberg

Friendship Quotes - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Best Friend Quotes

16. “Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” — Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You

17. “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

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

19. “It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” — Gina Barreca

20. “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

21. “Sometimes, being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.” — Unknown

22. “Friendship isn’t a big thing—it’s a million little things.” — Paulo Coelho

23. “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

24. “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

25. “Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” — Virginia Woolf

26. “And like a favorite old movie, sometimes the sameness in a friend is what you like the most about her.” — Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed

27. “You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a ‘goddess circle.'” — Jennifer Aniston

28. “I love my husband, but it is nothing like a conversation with a woman that understands you. I grow so much from those conversations.” — Beyonce

29. “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

30. “If you have one true friend you have more than your share.” — Thomas Fuller

Friendship Quotes - Amy Poehler


True Friendship Quotes

31. “However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.” — Albert Einstein

32. “My old grandmother used to say, summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” — George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

33. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” — Jim Morrison

34. “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

35. “That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you – the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you – because that is what people are supposed to do.” — R.J.L.

36. “There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

37. “True friendship comes with the silence between two people is comfortable.” — David Tyson

38. “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” — Bernard Meltzer

39. “True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.” — Charles Caleb Colton

40. “True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” — Nicole Richie

41. “Life is nothing without friendship.” — Cicero

42. “Nobody can avoid falling in love. They might want to deny it, but friendship is probably the most common form of love.” — Stieg Larsson

43. “True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.” — Josh Grayson

44. “Friends don’t spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.” — Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

45. “Women instinctually know how to nourish each other, and just being with each other is restorative.” — Tanja Taaljard

Friendship Quotes - Josh Grayson


Funny Friendship Quotes

46. “A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success! — Doug Larson

47. “We are best friends. Always remember that if you fall , I will pick you up… after I finish laughing.” — Unknown

48. “Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.” — Greg Tamblyn

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

50. “We will always be friends until we’re old and senile. Then we will be new friends.” — Unknown

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

52. “There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.” — Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

53. “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

54. “Marriage: a friendship recognized by the police.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

55. “Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.” — Pierce Brown, Golden Sun

56. “It’s okay if most of your friends are guys, but if you champion this as a commentary on the nature of female friendships, soul search a little.” — Roxane Gay

57. “If you don’t plan to help better other women in this world then keep moving, honey!” — Helen Edwards, Nothing Sexier Than Freedom

58. “A best friend is like a really great bra: rare, supportive, and close to the heart.” — Unknown

59. “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.” — Pam Brown

60. “In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.” — Unknown

Friendship Quotes - Linda Grayson


Quotes to Send to a Friend

61. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” — Joan Powers, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

62. “I get by with a little help from my friends.” — The Beatles

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

64. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.” — Elbert Hubbard

65. “A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.” — Frank Crane

66. “Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest…it’s about who came, and never left your side.” — Mikaela Tiu

67. “Abandon the cultural myth that all female friendships must be bitchy, toxic, or competitive. This myth is like heels and purses—pretty but designed to SLOW women down.” — Roxane Gay

68. “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, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

69. “It’s because our friendships – female friendships are just a hop to our sisterhood, and sisterhood can be a very powerful force, to give the world … the things that humans desperately need.” — Tanja Taaljard

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

71. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou

72. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.” — Unknown

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

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

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

Friendship Quotes - Roxane Gay

By Laura Davis

Laura is the co-founder of Adultescence, a podcast and blog for post grads, where she writes about friendship, dating, and career with the mission of helping guide twenty-somethings through early adulthood. She has written and edited for a variety of lifestyle publications, including Let's Eat Cake, Popular Science, and Flixed.

When she's not typing away on her laptop, you can find Laura working on her MBA at Boston College, listening to Taylor Swift, or sweating it out at an OrangeTheory class. Follow her on Instagram @LauraKristine21 and LinkedIn.

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