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35 Beautiful Quotes About the Meaning of Friendship

If you love your friends, you’ll enjoy these beautiful quotes about the meaning of friendship.

We’re sharing our favorite friendship quotes that are funny, meaningful, and loving. We’ve also got some friendship quotes from famous movies too! 

These are great sayings to share with your best friends on a card or gift. 

What Friendship Means Quotes

Ed Cunningham Friendship Quote

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

Ed Cunningham

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


“There are friends, there’s family, and then there are friends who become family.”

“True friends are always together in spirit.”

L.M. montgomery

“Good company in the journey makes the way seem shorter.”

Izaak Walton

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

Gina Barreca

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

Dale Carnegie

“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

“I’m looking for what I call my move-the-body friends. I’m looking for the folks who are going to show up and wade through the deep with me.”

Brené Brown

Winnie the Pooh friendship quote

“It seems they had always been and would always be friends. Time could change much, but not that.”

Winnie the Pooh

Funny Quotes About Friendship

“No one will ever be as entertained by us as us.”

“Friendship is the wine of life.”

Edward Young

“Friendship is so weird, you just pick a human and say, ‘Yup, I like this one’ and do stuff with them.”

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”

Charles Lamb

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

Linda Grayson

“I will text you 50 times in a row and feel no shame. You’re my friend, you literally signed up for this.”

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

Sylvia Plath

“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

Bernard Meltzer friendship quote

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

Bernard Meltzer

“The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.”

Jay McInerney

Quotes About Friendship from Movies

“I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends.”

Ninny Threadgoode in Fried Green Tomatoes

“She’s my friend because we both know what it’s like to have people be jealous of us.”

Cher in Clueless

“It takes a good deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Gimli: I never thought I’d die fighting side by side with an elf.

Legolas: How about side by side with a friend?

Gimli: Aye. I could do that.”

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

“Remember George, no man is a failure who has friends.”

It’s a Wonderful Life

“Only a true friend would be that truly honest.”

Donkey in Shrek

Anne of Green Gables friendship quote

“True friends are always together in spirit.”

Anne of Green Gables

“Friendship isn’t about being inseparable, but about being separated and knowing nothing will change.”


“Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.”

Good Will Hunting

“Some people are worth melting for.”

Olaf in Frozen

Love & Friendship Quotes

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship never anything but sharing.”

Elie Wiesel

“Rare as is true love, true friendships are rarer.”

Jean De La Fontaine

Osho friendship quote

“Friendship is the purest love.”


“Friendship and love are impossible without a mutual vulnerability.”

Henri Nouwen

“Having a soulmate is not always about love. You can find your soulmate in a friendship too.”

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