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.
How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.
Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment.
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.
Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.
Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is... suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.
Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.
There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.
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.
The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them
The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.
Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.