“Never bother staying friends with people who ask you to book their travel arrangements, so they can attend your most precious moments of life.”

— Sarvesh Jain, Share via Whatsapp

“The things we do to stay close to the people we think will carry us through an entire lifetime...”

— Hanif Abdurraqib, Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, Share via Whatsapp

“I had never had friends before, not like this.”

— Julia Drake, The Last True Poets of the Sea, Share via Whatsapp

“If you are planning to defeat me, it would be better for you to be my friend.”

— Santosh Kumar (San), Share via Whatsapp

“Do you think I would forsake you now? Willard answered. If you are condemned to be hung for treason, I will be hung in your stead and you shall go free. You cannot, said Joseph. I will, said Willard”

— The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints, Volume 1, Share via Whatsapp

“If you want to have a friend, then be a friend.”

— Mark Vernon, Love: All That Matters, Share via Whatsapp

“We both say, Aaaaaay, at the same time, and I think that means we re friends.”

— Alice Oseman, I Was Born for This, Share via Whatsapp

“Friends don’t let friends wear beards without mustaches.”

— Meg Wolitzer, The Female Persuasion, Share via Whatsapp

“December is an old friend; it reminds you of the past, together you share some laughs and tears, you feel warm-hearted though it’s freezing outside. But, the goodbye is inevitable. May the memories we share with this friend next year be filled with comfort, peace and Love.”

— Mohamed Atef, Share via Whatsapp

“I hate it when people talk like friendship is less than other kinds of - as though it s some kind of runner-up prize for people who can t have sex.”

— R.J. Anderson, Quicksilver, Share via Whatsapp

“You have no enemies, you say? Alas, my friend, the boast is poor. He who has mingled in the fray of duty that the brave endure, must have made foes. If you have none, small is the work that you have done. You’ve hit no traitor on the hip. You’ve dashed no cup from perjured lip. You’ve never turned the wrong to right. You’ve been a coward in the fight.”

— Charles Mackay, Share via Whatsapp

“I’m thinking it would be very easy to love you. And easier to call you my friend.”

— Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury, Share via Whatsapp

“...the tenure of friendships has never been governed by the passage of time.”

— Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow, Share via Whatsapp

“All of them, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves these Maginot Lines against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy who never attacked that way—if he ever attacked at all; if he was indeed the enemy.”

— John Knowles, Share via Whatsapp

“Nearly everything I know about love, I ve learnt from my long-term friendships with women.”

— Dolly Alderton, Everything I Know About Love, Share via Whatsapp

“Star friendship.— We were friends and have become estranged. But this was right, and we do not want to conceal and obscure it from ourselves as if we had reason to feel ashamed. We are two ships each of which has its goal and course; our paths may cross and we may celebrate a feast together, as we did—and then the good ships rested so quietly in one harbor and one sunshine that it may have looked as if they had reached their goal and as if they had one goal. But then the almighty force of our tasks drove us apart again into different seas and sunny zones, and perhaps we shall never see one another again,—perhaps we shall meet again but fail to recognize each other: our exposure to different seas and suns has changed us! That we have to become estranged is the law above us: by the same token we should also become more venerable for each other! And thus the memory of our former friendship should become more sacred! There is probably a tremendous but invisible stellar orbit in which our very different ways and goals may be included as small parts of this path,—let us rise up to this thought! But our life is too short and our power of vision too small for us to be more than friends in the sense of this sublime possibility.— Let us then believe in our star friendship even if we should be compelled to be earth enemies.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, Share via Whatsapp

“I m not good at having friends. I mean, I can make myself useful to people. I can fit in. I get invited to parties and I can sit at any table I want in the cafeteria. But actually trusting someone when they have nothing to gain from me just doesn t make sense. All friendships are negotiations of power.”

— Holly Black, White Cat, Share via Whatsapp