Best Quotes About Friendship

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

Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. -Muhammad Ali

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

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything. -Willa Cather

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. -John D. Rockefeller

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not. -Mignon McLaughlin

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. -William Blake

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. -Thomas Jefferson

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. -Katherine Mansfield

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. -Thomas A. Edison

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. -Charles Caleb Colton

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers. -Larry Flynt

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair. -Samuel Johnson

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy. -Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. -Friedrich Nietzsche

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. -Jean Cocteau

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree. -Elbert Hubbard

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

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. -Confucius

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one. -Henry Ward Beecher

Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life. -George Herbert

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own. -Charlotte Bronte

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. -Oscar Wilde

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. -Thomas Jefferson

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. -Ray Bradbury

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected. -Charles Lamb

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. -Barbara Bush

All lasting business is built on friendship. -Alfred A. Montapert

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. -Aristotle

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks. -St. Jerome

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. -George Washington

Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up. -Terence

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The friendship that can cease has never been real. -St. Jerome

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. -Woodrow Wilson

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. -Clifton Fadiman

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. -Bruce Lee

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. -Albert Camus

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship. -Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

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

Love demands infinitely less than friendship. -George Jean Nathan

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship. -Oscar Wilde

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom. -Tim Allen

Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding. -Juan Antonio Samaranch

Our philosophy precedes from the belief that sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples. -Juan Antonio Samaranch

The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships. -H. G. Wells

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. -Orson Welles

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady. -Thomas Moore

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both. -Fawn M. Brodie

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. -Ann Landers

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success. -Sting

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure. -Edward Young

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. -Simone de Beauvoir

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship? -Anais Nin

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life. -Simone Weil

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures. -William Wycherley

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end. -Francis Quarles

Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. -Jane Austen

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. -Joseph Addison

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. -George Eliot

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. -Epicurus

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy. -Anita Brookner

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. -Hilaire Belloc

A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage – but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends. -Samuel Butler

The worst solitude is to have no real friendships. -Francis Bacon

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other. -Honore de Balzac

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. -Henry Ward Beecher

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 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. -Edward Gibbon

If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. -Jean de La Fontaine

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means. -Charles Kingsley

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. -Hubert H. Humphrey

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. -Hubert H. Humphrey

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.

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it. -E. W. Howe

Love is friendship set on fire. -Jeremy Taylor

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship. -Jeremy Taylor

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships. -Alexis de Tocqueville

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. -Richard Burton

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity. -Sallust

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two. -Sophie Swetchine

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship. -Sydney Smith

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. -Sydney Smith

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

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none. -Thomas Jefferson

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them. -Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them. -Hector Hugh Munro

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. -Barbara Bush

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces. -Austin O'Malley

Suspicion is the cancer of friendship. -Petrarch

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love. -Charles Peguy

Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back. -Blaise Pascal

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man. -Edgar Allan Poe

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious – friendship and learning. -Jane Harrison

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never. -Charles Caleb Colton

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? -Eugene Kennedy

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. -Henry David Thoreau

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

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. -Khalil Gibran

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. -Thomas Aquinas

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. -Socrates

Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. -George Santayana

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses. -David Storey

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship. -E. W. Howe

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship. -Sallust

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. -Andrew Sullivan

In my public service, I treasure my friendship with law enforcement officers. I admire what they do and support them in every aspect of their job. I have always looked upon law enforcement officers as my friends. -Dirk Kempthorne

I'm fiercely loyal to my friends, and I really cherish my friendships. -David Schwimmer

Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat. -Russell Crowe

I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will and Grace's isn't such a stretch. -Debra Messing

Israelis can be proud of the vibrant democracy that they have created, and I know that many Rhode Islanders share my deep appreciation for the close friendship between our two nations. -Lincoln Chafee

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship. -Francis Marion Crawford

To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time. -Cornelia Otis Skinner

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. -Alban Berg

My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism. -John Woo

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake. -J. Donald Walters

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice. -Thomas Aquinas

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. -Jonathan Edwards

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship. -Saint Francis de Sales

Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is. -Malcolm Arnold

They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other. -Henry Walter Bates

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth. -Chanakya

Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness. -Chanakya

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? -Dennis Prager

You don't have to dislike people you disagree with and it doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to have bipartisan friendships in this place. Life's too short to have it any other way. -Dave Obey

Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship. -Mortimer Adler

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared. -Mortimer Adler

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

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal… one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly. -Theophile Gautier

Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship. -Black Kettle

I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships. -Brian McBride

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. -Gilbert Parker

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God. -Saint Teresa of Avila

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. -John Tyler

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. -Joan Cusack

That's a job that it makes a few friendships, but it probably breaks more. -Michael McKean

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. -Andrew Shue

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. -Dave Blood

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. -Jena Malone

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. -John Frusciante

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. -John Robinson

These dudes were 30 years old, and they would compete about getting the best chick. That came before their friendships. Some of them treat women like they're objects. I never felt like that. -Brian Welch

Came but for friendship, and took away love. -Thomas Moore

In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends. -Major Taylor

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. -Randy West

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. -Li Peng

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

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. -Marilyn Hacker

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. -Luke Ford

To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it's a thrill to start a friendship even up. -Christopher Knight

It was good for us, I suppose. Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make us better for having had them. My parents were not getting along. My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed. -Fay Wray

I said, wouldn't it be nice, instead of having these women fight with each other over men, which seems to be more of a cliche, wouldn't it be wonderful if they were the true comrades and it took these men much more time to infiltrate their friendships. -Jennifer Beals

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. -Jennifer Beals

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. -Jennifer Beals

Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all. -John Burns

Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people. -Namie Amuro

Ours is a circle of friendships united by ideals. -Juliette Gordon Low

Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don't give some value to friendships and it can be depressing. -Adriana Lima

I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them. -J. Paul Getty

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures. -J. Paul Getty

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. -Zhang Ziyi

It's not too late to develop new friendships or reconnect with people. -Morrie Schwartz

My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness. -Enrique Iglesias

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

I've got many close friends, but there's an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case. -Warren Christopher

I have a very close friendship with the skaters. -Eric Heiden

In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life. -Ernst Mayr

One of the great things personally coming to Hawai'i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson. -Dan Fouts

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. -Paul Simon

Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness? -Anna Freud

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. -Margaret Cavendish

One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made. -Carroll O'Connor

Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater. -Emil Zatopek

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. -Greg Louganis

Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it's a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself. -John Mayall

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

And we want to develop our strategy to partnership and friendship with the United States, which is connected with a very rich history but what is very important for our future. -Aleksander Kwasniewski

Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship. -William Glasser

True friendships don't fade in Hollywood, as so many myths about show business would have you insist. -Kent McCord

I am proud to represent these men and women who empower people in developing nations and promote the Peace Corps mission of peace and friendship. These volunteers are making major strides to improve the lives of people and communities around the world. -Kenny Marchant

But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966. -June Jordan

Because I have sixty years of being a professional composer, conductor, musician, whatever, and you develop a lot of friendships and you get involved with a lot of sort of long-term commitments and obligations. -Gunther Schuller

When Ted Williams was here, inducted into the Hall of Fame 37 years ago, he said he must have earned it, because he didn't win it because of his friendship with the writers. I guess in that way, I'm proud to be in this company that way. -Eddie Murray

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. -Eddie Murray

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. -Armistead Maupin

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. -Armistead Maupin

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. -Donald Johanson

The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people. -Eamon de Valera

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

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. -Alicia Machado

My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it. -Georg Brandes

I feel like I've exhausted guys and male friendships. -Irvine Welsh

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. -Ernie Banks

Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have. -Ernie Banks

But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right. -Ernie Banks

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy. -Arthur Ashe

My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do. -Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss. -Gerard Arpey

So I really did stop and change what I saw I was about, and really try to put that principle into play as the center of everything – my friendships, my marriage, my career, my family, my way of being in the world. And that changed everything for me. -Kathy Mattea

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship. -Pietro Aretino

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

The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world. -Barack Obama

Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker. -Jean de la Bruyere

Love and friendship exclude each other. -Jean de la Bruyere

Love is a friendship set to music. -Joseph Campbell

There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends. -Thomas Fuller

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. -Rabindranath Tagore

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. -Charles Darwin

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other. -Oliver Goldsmith

The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship. -Mao Zedong

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. -Khalil Gibran

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine. -Charles Dickens

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship. -Lord Byron

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. -Henry David Thoreau

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something. -Anton Chekhov

One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements. -Marcelene Cox

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love. -William Hazlitt

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love. -Michel de Montaigne

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. -Robert Southey

Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship; it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting. -Eustace Budgell

Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship. -Lucan

The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many. -James Whistler

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne. -Samuel Johnson

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame. -Charles Caleb Colton

My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships. -Westbrook Pegler

Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind. -William Hazlitt

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. -Elie Wiesel

Few friendships could survive the moodiness of love affairs. -Mason Cooley

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. -Saint Basil

The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated. We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages. -Jasmine Guy

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

Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty. -Mason Cooley

Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them. -William Hazlitt

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. -Henry David Thoreau

Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low. -Ovid

Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded. -Gertrude Stein

Opposition is true friendship. -William Blake

General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be. -Jane Austen

Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship – two of life's major assets. -Eleanor Robson Belmont

The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes. -Sallust

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! -William Hazlitt

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. -Samuel Richardson

In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity. -Sallust

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. -William Hazlitt

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. -William Shenstone

Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves. -Aristotle

The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough. -William Hazlitt

Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone – but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming. -William Hazlitt

In the name of the United States and President Bush, I want to thank the Mexican people, President Fox and his government for their friendship. -Tony Garza

I would like to raise my glass to friendship between Russia and the United States. -Richard Lugar

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. -Baltasar Gracian

I have walked away from friendships when I've realized that someone smiles to someone's face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore. -Sophia Bush

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. -Sophia Bush

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. -Sean Bean

Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless. -Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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. -Michelle Obama

Because most people are not sufficiently employed in themselves, they run about loose, hungering for employment, and satisfy themselves in various supererogatory occupations. The easiest of these occupations, which have all to do with making things already made, is the making of people: it is called the art of friendship. -Laura Riding

The friendship we share grows amidst the craggy rock pond; reeds of water spray fireflies scented with bonfires. -Bradley Chicho

The joys of friendship inert the heart and fizzy home bouncing jubilantly with laughter-buttered love. -Bradley Chicho

Plunderous is the palate I gift to you, openly I hug the universe of our friendship expanding its outer limit. -Bradley Chicho

Blunders, no, only friendship binds us to honesty – attracting crypts of mushrooms in the wake of our snowboards. -Bradley Chicho

At the end of your life, it's friendships, emotions and thoughts that you take with you, rather than what's in your bank account. So, even though people don't have a lot here, they are a lot richer in many ways and we can learn from that. -Sebastian Vettel

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. -Trey Anastasio

There was really no friendship in modeling, though a certain amount of warmth comes from running into models you know on shoots, because you end up in so many unfamiliar places, from Alaska to Africa. -Carol Alt

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. -Elizabeth Berkley

I'm single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that's me. -Joel Edgerton

I also appreciate the lasting friendships I've made while working with our great sponsors through the years, including Miller Lite, Shell and Dodge. -Kurt Busch

I definitely have had friendships and moments with people from different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives. -Sofia Coppola

I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different. -Emma Bunton

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. -Lisa See

I think all women have a friend who at some point dumped them or betrayed them or deeply disappointed them. And at the same time all women have a friend who they dumped or betrayed or hurt in some way. That's universal in women's friendships. -Lisa See

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

Mary Tyler Moore was a working woman whose story lines were not always about dating and men. They were about work friendships and relationships, which is what I feel my adult life has mostly been about. -Tina Fey

The best relationships develop out of friendships. -Diane Keaton

No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground. -Madeleine Albright

I really like people and I keep friendships. I have people from all parts of my life. -Kate Mosse

When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands. -Maria Shriver

What makes a woman beautiful is her loyalty to and her friendships with other women, and her honesty with men. -Vanessa Marcil

I heard my mother talking badly of me to people who were talking badly of me in her salon. That's probably the thing that I'm most sensitive of in all my friendships and my relationships. I just… I just can't take that. I'm comfortable with enemies, but I can't take it from friends. -Vincent Gallo

I think quite a lot of people have a friendship or a love that's gone like that and it never quite reconciles properly. -Tim Finn

Generally, social networking sites can be hugely promising and beneficial in opening new friendships and vistas and knowledge of the world, but they are also fraught with peril, when young people are reckless or headless. -Richard Blumenthal

You've got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country. -Joe Biden

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. -John Wooden

Friendship is two-sided. It isn't a friend just because someone's doing something nice for you. That's a nice person. There's friendship when you do for each other. It's like marriage – it's two-sided. -John Wooden

Ray Bradbury is, for many reasons, the most influential writer in my life. Throughout our long friendship, Ray supplied not only his terrific stories but a grand model of what a writer could be, should be, and yet rarely is: brilliant and charming and accessible, willing to tolerate and to teach, happy to inspire but also to be inspired. -Greg Bear

There has to be chemistry in a duet, but if you go beyond the point of friendship and attraction, you lose something. -Kenny Rogers

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. -Jerry Lewis

In our friendships we have to be wise that we choose godly people to be our friends. Somebody might say, well does that mean that you should never have a lost person as your friend? No, I wouldn't say that. But you can't have the same intimacy with a lost person that you can with a godly person in whom the Holy Spirit is living. -Charles Stanley

People instantly assume you can't have a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite sex. I think this may be specific to L.A. – or America. -Isabel Lucas

From an early age I didn't buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting. -Adam Clayton

Why do you think so many actors are only half-developed people? It's very easy when you're a young actor to have these intense, explosive friendships for short periods of time, because you can control what's shown of you. Then you go on to your next job and reinvent yourself again. I think it's important to find something constant. -Damian Lewis

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. -Lena Dunham

I think in friendship, you want to be there for your friend, and sometimes you just don't know what to do or the relationship you have with them is not clear enough for you to know what to do. -Marion Cotillard

I hope to continue my friendship with France and its filmmakers for many years to come. -Harvey Weinstein

China has been committed to the independent foreign policy of peace and has developed friendship and cooperation with all countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. -Hu Jintao

If I had to choose between the band or the friendships, I'd choose the friendships at this point. -Kathleen Hanna

All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can't bat a thousand all the time. -Julie Andrews

Always admit when you're wrong. You'll save thousands in therapy… and a few friendships too. -Harvey Fierstein

Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you. -Anne Lamott

My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way. -Anne Lamott

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

The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don't mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well. -Charles de Lint

Look, I worked with American Republican presidents and Democratic presidents, all of them, and each of them has shown a deep and profound friendship to Israel, you know? I can't remember anybody who was in that sense negative as far as Israel is concerned. -Shimon Peres

I thought the more famous I became, the more friendships I would have, but the opposite was true. -Alanis Morissette

With girls, friendships are hard because you have to learn to get to a maturity level to love them but not want to be them. -Nikki Reed

When I was growing up, my mother was always a friend to my siblings and me (in addition to being all the other things a mom is), and I was always grateful for that because I knew she was someone I could talk to and joke with, and argue with and that nothing would ever harm that friendship. -Marlo Thomas

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. -Daisaku Ikeda

Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships. -Barbara Bush

Value your friendship. Value your relationships. -Barbara Bush

I think it's important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase. -Jennifer Aniston

Sixth grade was a big time, in my childhood, of hoops and friendship, and coming up with funny things. -Adam Sandler

My last public performance for money was in 1967. For free, it was 1972, with the exception of two little one-shot, one-song things. But that's just for friends, out of friendship for the people involved, and also because it was fun. -Tom Lehrer

It's easier to write from my own life, and it's also more fun. I always write about relationships, for instance, whether they're romantic relationships, friendships, encounters… there's always a lesson to be learned from them. -Jason Mraz

I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don't trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen. -John Cusack

I didn't like England. I couldn't take the look of the place or the style of friendship. I need more intimacy from people than is considered okay there, and I felt that my personality and my enthusiasms weren't understood. I had to put a big lid on myself. -Jane Campion

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. -Courteney Cox

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. -Eric Massa

My friendships and relationships in the conservative world are not predicated on political correctness and enforced conformity of thought. They are based, instead, on mutual respect, honesty and understanding – concepts many modern liberals should consider revisiting. -Tammy Bruce

The friendship of Shostakovich cast a brilliant light over my whole life and whose spiritual qualities captured my soul once and for all time. -Galina Vishnevskaya

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. -Andrew Sullivan

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. -Jordin Sparks

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. -Eve Arnold

I think it's very rare that you see girl friendships on television. It's always cattiness and all that drama. -Lyndsy Fonseca

I think women are amazing and women's friendships are like a sisterhood and we should see more of it in television and film. -Laurie Holden

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. -Hank Haney

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. -Marilyn Monroe

People are roasting each other at parties, at work events, around the fire. It's so fun. People are busting each other's chops, and it's a sign of affection, truly. It's a true test of love and friendship: can you make a man laugh at himself? So what makes a good burn? Go after targets you love and respect. And hit 'em hard. -Jeff Ross

Watching John Lasseter's films, I think I can understand better than anyone that what he's doing, is going straight ahead with his vision and working really hard to get that vision into film form. And I feel that my understanding this of him is my friendship towards him. -Hayao Miyazaki

I don't need to go onto Facebook and pretend to have friends I've never even met. To my mind, that kind of destroys the meaning of the word 'friend.' I take exception to that. Because I value and respect friendship. -Stefanie Powers

To this day, my mom's unsinkable spirit is an inspiration to me. For nearly thirty years, she's worked at the Library of Congress. Everyone knows Sameha simply as 'Sami.' Along with 500 miles of shelved books, her closest friendships are cataloged in that library. They are as much the value of work to my mom as is the work itself. -Hoda Kotb

India-Seychelles relations have been characterized by close friendship, understanding and cooperation. -Pratibha Patil

The ideal of all Kosovo is membership in the E.U. and a permanent friendship with the United States. I believe and I am convinced our dreams will come true. -Atifete Jahjaga

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. -Elizabeth Meriwether

My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my 'Top Ten' friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown. -Julie Burchill

On one side, citizens have great respect for the United States; they have a great feeling of friendship. That is solid. But in the opposition and in the political arena I often find criticism of the closeness of relations with the United States. That is a reality. -Vicente Fox

Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight. -Lauren Conrad

If you're going through friendship issues, I would say, first of all take a step back. How important is the friendship to you? Sometimes, if someone's not being a good friend to you and isn't treating you the way you should be treated, then you kind of have to move on sometimes. -Victoria Justice

I loved my 17 years with R.E.M., but I'm ready to reflect, assess and move on to a different phase of my life. The four of us will continue our close friendship, and I look forward to hearing their future efforts as the world's biggest R.E.M. fan. -Bill Berry

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. -Ali Smith

I came to Venice for the first time in 1968 and was lucky enough to make the acquaintanceship, and then the friendship, of two Venetians, Roberta and Franco, who remain my best friends here after almost 50 years. -Donna Leon

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. -Chick Corea

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. -Juno Temple

Rock n' roll as a genre is different from pop and hip hop: it is about bands, and that for me suggests brotherhood, family, friendship and community. -Steven Van Zandt

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. -Alana Stewart

Plenty of friendships are sustainable through dinners and lunches, but will not stand a week away. So be careful with whom you go on holiday. -Julian Fellowes

I lend people money, but I'd never lend something that would jeopardise a friendship if I didn't get it back. -Paloma Faith

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. -Jennifer Chiaverini

Mary Lincoln provided Elizabeth Keckley with opportunities for social and economic advancement she probably had never imagined during her years as a slave, while Elizabeth offered Mary the loyal, steadfast friendship she craved but had always found so elusive. -Jennifer Chiaverini

There are a lot of musicians I've met on Twitter where it was like, 'Hey, I like your music' – and then I ended up meeting them and it turned into a friendship. -Grimes

I only understand friendship or scorched earth. -Roger Ailes

I suppose, the natural outgrowth about writing about two friends, it becomes about their friendship, and the complexities of it, and the way personality plays off each other, and what they each like to do, separately and together. -Alison McGhee

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. -Daniel Tammet

Over the years, I have created close friendships with many successful men, many of whom I have made a lot of money for through deals that I brought to them or business counsel that I have provided. -Carol Roth

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. -Joe Lhota

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. -Quentin Bryce

I think friendship is more important than love, but that love that grows out of friendship is the very best of all. -Jane Green

It may be something to do with my having been to a girls' school, but I'm far more comfortable making male friendships than female ones. My friends tend to be men and their significant others. -Joanne Harris

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. -Joshua Ferris

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. -Sam Harris

Workaholics typically have a lot of achievement with very little appreciation of what they have, whether it's cars or friendships or otherwise. That is a shallow victory. Then you have people with a lot of appreciation and no achievement, which is fine, but it doesn't create a lot of good in the world. -Tim Ferriss

My dad's always been a famous actor, so I've grown up with that, and with the lifestyle. In a way, I think I thrive on the insecurity that comes with it. Not in my private life – I like to believe that my friendships and my relationships are strong. -Alice Eve

For me, 'Lamb' started out as a further exploration of the phenomenon of faith and the responsibility of a messiah that I touched on in 'Coyote Blue' and 'Island of the Sequined Love Nun,' but it ended up being an exploration of the true meaning of sacrifice, loyalty, and friendship. -Christopher Moore

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. -Theodore Zeldin

Believe it or not, friendships are difficult to write in fiction. They can easily come across as forced, particularly if they involve too much explication and too many overt gestures of affection. -Steven Erikson

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. -Shane Claiborne

I'm far from being reclusive. I have 30- or 40-year friendships that I prefer to meeting new people. I go to an occasional party, but just because I don't go to a lot of events, and I'm not out in public all the time doesn't mean I'm anti-social or a recluse. -Kirk Kerkorian

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. -Vincent Nichols

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. -Haniel Long

A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest. -Lucy Larcom

'Shake It Up' definitely teaches kids about the importance of reaching for your dreams and setting high goals. It also teaches great lessons about friendship and family. -Zendaya

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.' -Sharon Horgan

Both my mother and I have close groups of friends that include other writers, and these friendships are very important to us. -Meg Wolitzer

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!' -Mae Whitman

I definitely have guys that I'm friends with that I have a crush on, and you don't want to ruin the friendship. -Miranda Cosgrove

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. -Viggo Mortensen

I think that it is important to be gregarious, and that friendships are not just a leisure pursuit, that they are an integral part of what it is to be human, and one does better work if one has a circle of friends that is active. -Niall Ferguson

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. -Zadie Smith

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. -Aimee Teegarden

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. -Lysander Spooner

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. -Theodore Zeldin

As is natural with contiguous states having like institutions and like aims of advancement and development, the friendship of the United States and Mexico has been constantly maintained. -Chester A. Arthur

There is no friendship in trade. -Cornelius Vanderbilt

As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something. -Dean Smith

My friendships are very important to me. -Zaha Hadid

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. -Zooey Deschanel

I support any means to make real connections so long as that it does lead really quickly to real connections. It's the long-term online friendships and relationships that start to get a little hairy. -Nev Schulman

There is no greater feeling in business than building a product which impacts people's lives in a profound way. When we look around at the thousands of people who have attended Summit gatherings, it makes us smile to see the new friendships, business partnerships and philanthropic initiatives that each event produces. -Elliott Bisnow

We actually have a small family. It's just my father and I and my grandmother, who lives in Tokyo. I cherish my friendships. -Apolo Ohno

I do think, in time, people will have, sort of, relationships with certain kinds of robots – not every robot, but certain kinds of robots – where they might feel that it is a sort of friendship, but it's going to be of a robot-human kind. -Cynthia Breazeal

Personal relationships are always the key to good business. You can buy networking; you can't buy friendships. -Lindsay Fox

The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally. -Steven Pinker

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. -Jason Epstein

One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship. -Jacqueline Leo

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. -Amity Shlaes

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. -Tim Tebow

Select your friendships carefully. Gather people around you who will reinforce your lifestyle. -Dan Buettner

The problem is, and I'm just as guilty of this, a lot of people see their follower count increase and mistake that for friendships. It's great to have followers, especially if you want to sell albums, promote shows, or promote your friends, but you still need to get outside and talk to other human beings. -Patton Oswalt

The arrogance that says analysing the relationship between reasons and causes is more important than writing a philosophy of shyness or sadness or friendship drives me nuts. I can't accept that. -Alain de Botton

The most important thing for me is to have real friendship between Egyptians and Americans. -Mohammed Morsi

Many a friendship, long, loyal, and self-sacrificing, rested at first on no thicker a foundation than a kind word. -Frederick William Faber

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. -LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

I have a couple of best friends, and I don't think I would live with them. It definitely… certain people can't live together, and I think that it could potentially put a lot of strain on the relationship or friendship. -Alexandra Chando

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

I actually feel like I have developed friendships through Twitter, people that I've worked with I can kind of keep up with them. I've totally turned a corner. I get it. And Instagram. -Bryan Greenberg

I've learned that friendship does not equate business, business does not equate friendship. -Jill Scott

There will never be a replacement for that ongoing physical contact. But I don't think blogging is meant to replace the face-to-face of friendships and meetings. Blogging is a way to keep in touch with a larger group of people on an ongoing basis, in a more efficient way. -Indra Nooyi

We have to rise above bad fortune. We have to be in the good and enjoy the good, study and work and adventure and friendship and community and love. -Joshua Prager

You don't really see too many straight friendships between men and women on 'Mad Men.' -Jay R. Ferguson

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. -Jim Beaver

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. -Devon Bostick

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. -Martin Seligman

People aren't defined by their relationship. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships. -Nina Dobrev

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. -Emily Meade

Happiness is determined by factors like your health, your family relationships and friendships, and above all by feeling that you are in control of how you spend your time. -Daniel Kahneman

A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience. -Simon Sinek

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. -Simon Sinek

I really think that technology has the greatest potential to accelerate happiness of most things in the world. The companies that will ultimately do well are the companies that chase happiness. If you find a way to help people find love, or health or friendship, the dollar will chase that. -Ashton Kutcher

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. -Katie Aselton

One of the most mawkish of human delusions is the notion that friendship should be eternal, or, at all events, life-long, and that any act which puts a term to it is somehow discreditable. -H. L. Mencken

I really wasn't even aware that Batman and Superman had this kind of grudging friendship. -Mark Valley

What drew me towards team sport were the camaraderie and friendship. The chance to celebrate victory and success with a group of other people is something I have enjoyed doing. -Rahul Dravid

I think I'm close to lot of people in Bollywood, but I believe in evil eye, and I feel when I talk about friendships and relationships in public something somewhere goes wrong with it. -Arjun Rampal

A band is a good way to break up a friendship. -Julian Casablancas

Jesus said, 'Greater things of these you shall do…' Become a peace builder, a bridge builder, not a destroyer, and the way you do that is through friendships and relationships, and through authentic character. -Ravi Zacharias

I think it is a good thing to have woman friends at every stage of life. We confide in each other, we support each other, we understand each other most of the time. Of course, sometimes we are competitive or angry or distant, too. But I do think it is important not to let the main friendships slip away in the sweep of the days. -Anne Roiphe

Yeah, I miss it. You don't just break off a friendship you've had with a sport, and with all those you've met all over the country. We've got some friends, some very close friends, and you just sit back and think how fortunate you were having a career like that. And, actually, there's nothing in the game of baseball that hasn't happened to me. -Lou Boudreau

My life isn't focused on results. My life is really focused on the process of doing all the things I'm doing, from work to relationships to friendships to charitable work. -George Clooney

I am a bit of a solitude person – a solitary personality. I like being on my own. I don't have any major friendships or relationships with people. -Anthony Hopkins

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

I've been on tour since I was 16, and I always do meet-and-greets before and after shows, so you kind of build these friendships with people. I have girls come up to me and tell me exactly what's going on in their love lives. -Taylor Swift

I do have a lot of time for people in my life, and friendship is a very important subject for me. I think I'm unusual among the writers I know in that respect. -Salman Rushdie

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. -Salman Rushdie

I'm anxious about work, the future, friendships, past relationships… I'm just one of those people that, whatever I'm doing, it's a big worry. -Conor McPherson

In the family, in interpersonal relationships, even in friendship, faith is tremendously important. If you have a partner who you believe is a good person, then it is your duty to have faith in them until the end, despite the fact that they might have done some bad things. And you have to support and believe in your children. -Greg Graffin

I usually give a book 40 pages. If it doesn't grab me by then, adios. With young adult books, you can usually tell by Page 4 if it's worth the time. The author establishes the conflict early, sometimes in the first sentence. The themes of hope, family, friendship and overcoming hardship appeal to most everyone. -Regina Brett

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never. -Albert Camus

What I particularly like about Broadway is the camaraderie and the friendship of other people in other shows. Everybody knows you're opening and cares about you. There's a real village atmosphere. -Ian Mckellen

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. -Reese Witherspoon

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. -Fiona Apple

Primarily, 'Black Girl/White Girl' is the story of two very different, yet somehow 'fated' girls; for Genna, her 'friendship' with Minette is the most haunting of her life, though it is one-sided and ends in tragedy. -Joyce Carol Oates

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.' -Trent Reznor

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. -Sasha Grey

It is impossible to preserve my friendship with people who are allegedly leaders when they are attacking their own people, shooting at them, using tanks and other forms of heavy weaponry. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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. -Christopher Hitchens

I'm quite obsessed with the idea of nailing the girl friendship. It's such an art, so delicate. -Alanis Morissette

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. -Joan Rivers

Keeping score is for games, not friendships. -John C. Maxwell

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. -John C. Maxwell

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. -Ram Dass

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. -Kim Cattrall

I take friendship very seriously. -Wole Soyinka

Men and women can absolutely be friends, and that's what we need to be. Part of the problem is that we aren't friends enough. Our relationships are negotiations, and that is not friendship. -Hill Harper

Any friendship or relationship is about a language. -Gina Bellman

Sport is one of the few spaces where people can learn about different cultures in a spirit of trust and friendship. -Richard Attias

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. -BeBe Winans

I found that jazz musicians, possibly more than their classical counterparts, wear long-standing friendships easily and gracefully. -Andre Previn

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. -Meryl Davis

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. -Tom Rath

When I speak with people who love their jobs and have vital friendships at work, they always talk about how their workgroup is like a family. -Tom Rath

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

If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord. -Ezra Taft Benson

Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is – if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want. -Sabrina Bryan

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. -Carine Roitfeld

Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day. -George Foreman

For me as a person, friendships are incredibly important to me, but in writing, they can distract me. -Aimee Bender

It's funny, I'd rather be known as a writer who crafted a really nice piece about women's friendships over time. But that doesn't roll off the tongue like 'YouTube sensation.' -Kelly Corrigan

When I turned about 14, I developed a friendship with this guy whose mom was the secretary to Ernest Angley, the faith healer, who's very popular in the Midwest. He had a television show, and he was sort of like Liberace mixed with Jerry Falwell – very glitzy, very high-tech. -Marilyn Manson

I think closeness to death would be pretty exhilarating in a way, and friendship, yeh, and selflessness, a kind of selflessness, a sense of your own worthlessness, I think, is pretty exhilarating. -Sebastian Faulks

Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops… If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship? -Dalai Lama

My aim is to create a happy society with genuine friendship. Friendship between Tibetan and Chinese peoples is very essential. -Dalai Lama

Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day. -John Wooden

My writing partner, Nicki, and I became obsessed with a monologist who performs unscripted shows equipped with nothing more than scribbled bullet points and a glass of water. We wrote him a fan letter and found ourselves sharing lunch and eventually a friendship. -Emma McLaughlin

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, the color of my skin and my rather peculiar background as an Ethiopian immigrant delineated the border of my life and friendships. I learned quickly how to stand alone. -Dinaw Mengestu

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

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. -Bipasha Basu

I am aloof by nature. I mind my own business. I'm good with everyone, and I get along fine with people. But work is work, and friendship is friendship. I never mix the two. -Sonakshi Sinha

Very different from eros is philia, a serene love much more akin to friendship, with its reciprocal kindnesses. You love each other for the happy experiences and pleasures you share. -Francois Lelord

John D. Rockefeller said that he found friendships based on business to be far more long lasting and profitable than the reverse. I think there's something to that. A company can end up being very Confucian, where the good of the individual is subjugated to the good of the whole. -Ben Horowitz

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. -Alice Walker

Remember that a gesture of friendship, no matter how small, is always appreciated. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Acquaintances we meet, enjoy, and can easily leave behind; but friendship grows deep roots. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I have three friendships that have lasted a long time, but everybody else has come and gone. -Alexa Vega

When the bank asks me about my assets, I include my friendship with Regis Philbin. -Lou Holtz

'Mistresses' is about the lives of four women, each going through different versions of infidelity. Their longtime friendship is what gets them through extremely challenging times. -Rochelle Aytes

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. -Taylor Handley

Sometimes people walk into plays by accident – they don't even know what they're looking at; they just think to give it a chance. That can be the beginning of a long friendship. -Dylan Baker

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. -Mariella Frostrup

Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for. -Mariella Frostrup

For many, long-term friendships, rather than family ties, are the foundations for sustainable lives. -Mariella Frostrup

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. -Mariella Frostrup

Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together. -Mariella Frostrup

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. -Bethany Hamilton

To be poor does not mean you lack the means to extend charity to another. You may lack money or food, but you have the gift of friendship to overwhelm the loneliness that grips the lives of so many. -Stanley Hauerwas

Stop using the word 'bromance.' Can we please kill that stupid term? We're just friends. It's called friendship! -Blake Shelton

We live in a world of easy friendships – people here for you when it's easy, 'so-sorry-but-I-have-an-errand-to-do-now' when it's not. -Marianne Williamson

I've enjoyed my time in the American League, the fans of Southern California and other friendships. -Joe Torre

Every place where I played or managed is special to me because of the memories and the friendships that each afforded me. -Joe Torre

Likings arise when one has no earthly reason for liking – the most wildly improbable marriages and uncommon friendship. -Patrick O'Brian

While I am grateful for the friendships and relationships that I have with my Republican colleagues, it would be naive to pretend that those friendships will change the way that major policies are enacted in Arizona. -Kyrsten Sinema

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

Most critics of gender division are women, and they're worried about girls and the roles presented for them by gendered entertainments. They are quite right to be. Telling girls that the cars and the guns are beyond their domain of expertise, and that they should content themselves with clothes and friendships, is limiting. -Russell Smith

I'm interested in female friendships and family relationships. So I don't write the traditional romance, where you just have the hero and the heroine's love story. I like intertwining relationships. -Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I went to boarding school in the country, so there's no real differentiation between family and friends. I went there from when I was 8 until I was 17 – it was insane. If you earn my friendship, you are my family, and I'll do anything for you. -Jamie Campbell Bower

I cherish the memory of being a friend of Frank Sinatra on a friendship level to the point where we really hung out. We worked in Vegas, we'd talk on the phone, and if I wasn't doing anything, I'd fly out, and I spent time in Palm Springs at his house – on a level the way friends would be, not with a whole crowd of people. -Frankie Valli

Some of the choicest blessings of my life have been the close friendships I have experienced over the years. Often, these friendships have been forged in the fires of shared experience. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

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

I'm really excited that 'The Other Woman' did so well at the box office, and I hope that will keep encouraging people to make movies about women, starring women, about female friendships. More. Please. -Gillian Jacobs

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. -Matt Damon

I love the fact that so many of my readers are intelligent, exceptional, accomplished people with an open-minded love of diversity. But even more than that, I love it when my readers find lasting friendship with others of my readers – knowing that they met through their mutual affection for my books and characters makes me happy! -Suzanne Brockmann

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. -Suzanne Brockmann

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. -Stephen Kinzer

I had more friends on my hockey team than I did on my soccer team. I might have been better at soccer, to be honest. But I think it was more the friendship, and my family was more of a hockey family than a soccer family, so when I had to make a decision, I tried hockey, and it turned out to be a good decision. -Carl Hagelin

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. -Harbhajan Singh

Doing nothing would stress me out. So I am still pretty much active practicing judo with my friends, who are former judo athletes, to maintain our fitness as well as the friendships among us. In my spare time, I usually go jogging around the Gelora Bung Karno stadium or head to the gym. -Joe Taslim

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. -Jason Dolley

'Britannia High' is this new, edgy series which follows the lives of seven kids, their friendships, and the troubles they go through at stage school. -Mitch Hewer

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue. -Mencius

Secretly, I'm in awe of Broadway performers. I would love to perform at that level. I love the exchange with the audience. I love being able to sing and dance to express your emotions and the community and friendships that are formed when working on a theater piece. -Brianna Brown

Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn't. -Brooke Elliott

Taft was Roosevelt's handpicked successor. I didn't know how deep the friendship was between the two men until I read their almost four hundred letters, stretching back the to early '30s. It made me realize the heartbreak when they ruptured was much more than a political division. -Doris Kearns Goodwin

Get a hobby. Maintain your friendships. Hang out with other people. -Stacey Snider

We never saw Google+ Circles or Facebook Lists as reflective of the way our friendships play out. -Evan Spiegel

The only things that are really permanent are love, family, friendship, and that is a lesson. At the end of the day, that's really what it boils down to. The rest of it is just stuff. -Jared Kushner

Prosecutors say it would be next to impossible to get one teen to testify in court that another had slipped him or her a copied disc at lunchtime. And besides, isn't sharing music a time-honored part of teen friendship? -Charles Duhigg

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. -Sarah Hyland

Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace. -Christie Brinkley

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. -Clayton M. Christensen

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. -Linda Ronstadt

Sweat makes good friendship cement. -Tyne Daly

Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that's set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God's gift of the Christ child. -Amy Grant

I don't think men are that attracted by glamour. I think women are attracted by glamour. I think men are attracted by a sense of friendship. -Joanna Lumley

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. -Rob Reiner

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! -Jessye Norman

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. -Jessye Norman

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. -Kathryn Lasky

Richard Donner's friendship and guidance showed me that there's more to life than being an actor. -Jeff Cohen

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

The real thing young people should fear is missing out on those few, true, long-term friendships that make for a richer, happier life. -Robin Marantz Henig

Around the time I graduated from high school, I decided better to underachieve and have friendship than to overachieve and be alone. -Evangeline Lilly

I think people just like seeing friendship. I think people like seeing people who just drive each other up the wall, but at same time, can't live without each other. -Martin Freeman

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. -Martin Freeman

Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds more contempt, and love, and everything. -Martin Freeman

As I grow older, I think friendship between women is a thing to cherish. -Susan Glaspell

There is something very easy about women's friendships that you don't see as often with men. We all know examples of this, when women will just call each other up or drop a line, not with anything specific to say. -Laurie Graham

No doubt, the most important thing in my career was my time with Mr. Bergman, with whom I worked in so many films and also in so many stage productions, so it was a continuous working relationship and also a friendship, of course, that lasted for so many years. -Max von Sydow

China-Africa relationship has a long history and is full of vitality. Since the 1950s and 1960s, our common historical experiences have brought China and Africa together, and we have forged deep friendship in our joint struggle during which we have supported each other in times of difficulty. -Li Keqiang

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. -Li Keqiang

I'd rather trust nine people and have the 10th one stab me in the back. I'd take that fall in order to have those nine friendships or working relationships instead of having none. That's not living. -Margot Robbie

'Safe Harbor' is a state of mind… it's the place – in reality or metaphor – to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song. -Luanne Rice

Restoration of friendship with Russia, our biggest neighbor, is necessary for our peace and economy. -Bidzina Ivanishvili

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. -Stephen Pagliuca

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. -Roxane Gay

From the Twitter responses we got with 'Best Friends Forever' and the small feedback we are getting as the show is meted out, I think people are seeing themselves in the show and enjoying seeing female friendship portrayed in the way it really is. -Lennon Parham

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. -Dolly Wells

I love 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Extras' and also 'The Trip.' That had all the nuances of friendship and finding things out about their lives without it being too much plot-driven. -Dolly Wells

I want to build friendships. I want to come across as being a good illustration of what Jesus is like. -Robert H. Schuller

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. -Abby Wambach

I have many intense friendships with artists. I don't mean we have intense one-day conversations but ongoing conversations that last in some cases for years. -Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Lots of male friendships begin as a cheeky snog. Or a little undercurrent of flirtation. -Kate Winslet

While 'The Help' is in so many ways a celebration of these women's friendships and what they overcome, it's also very truthful and very painful, and it was intense for my mom to read that. -Bryce Dallas Howard

I guess I feel I'm masquerading as an adult when I don't have the kind of friendships and routines that I thought you were supposed to have as an adult. It's the 'Friends' lied to me! syndrome. -Anna Kendrick

It's such a joy to be able to have friendships free from worry. It's so lovely to live without fear. -Pattie Boyd

I have got nothing against family companies, but there must be real equity, that is all I say. It cannot be based on influence or political friendships. It has to be based on real equity backing their dreams. -Uday Kotak

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. -Douglas Brinkley

In my mind, the CalMac ferry is linked with the joy of arrival, the sadness of departure, the loss of loved ones brought home by ferry to rest in island soil. It is friendships made and a working life begun. -Johann Lamont

Going through an illness and then death of a close friend has changed my attitudes to friendship enormously. -Jane Green

Just as people have long believed that strengthening ties of trade improves the prospects for peace and the free exchange of ideas, Facebook friendships or Twitter followings already transcend national borders. -Douglas Alexander

I suppose, at 50, you value things in a different way. So you value connections, you value your friendships, you value your health, and you are much more aware of time passing. -Kenneth Branagh

A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies. -Confucius

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. -Hayley Orrantia

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. -Hanya Yanagihara

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. -Hanya Yanagihara

I was interested about how relationships change as you get older. You are great friends in your 20s. In your 30s, you get married. Your 40s are all about your kids. In your 50s, you get divorced, and your friendships become primary again. -Hanya Yanagihara

To me, Green Arrow in the past, what people loved about Oliver Queen pre-New 52 was his relationships with other heroes. Like his friendship with Green Lantern, his animosity with Hawkman, his romance with Black Canary – these are all the things that sort of defined him. -Jeff Lemire

Be present. Be meditative. Form real friendships. Stay away from business networking events or friendships where there is always an underlying business angle. -Naval Ravikant

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. -Aage Bohr

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

November 11, 1802, I arrived at Judge Patterson's at Lisle. This respectable family treated me with every mark of distinction and friendship, and likewise all the people did the same. I really want for words to express my gratitude. -Deborah Sampson

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

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

My book 'Ali Pasha' tells the true story of a young sailor Henry Friston, who, in the hell-fire of battle, forms an unusual friendship. -Michael Foreman

I have a friendship with Hezbollah, and I also have contacts outside of Lebanon, but it doesn't mean I follow anyone's agenda. -Najib Mikati

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. -Lynn Coady

It's quite difficult to write about female friendship without it seeming to be a very niche subject. It's a difficult balance. -Samantha Harvey

Common perceptions of female friendships are morning coffees discussing children, bags, periods and agreeing about the misdemeanours of men… mild, soft, nurturing relationships. -Samantha Harvey

If I'm right, the only reason our species is still around is because of our friendship with the canines. -W. Bruce Cameron

It's hard to create new friendships outside sports. -Tim Tebow

I find that the Amazon comments often are exceptionally shrewd and insightful, so I'm not going to diss them. But you don't really have any guarantees that what you're reading wasn't written out of friendship or spite. -Michael Dirda

I think 'Pretty Little Liars' is going to be hugely popular for adults, for kids, for girls, for guys, you know, something for everyone to look at, and the stories are going to be great. There's suspense every week. The friendship is really fun to watch. I think it's going to have something for everybody. -Laura Leighton

The knot of intimacy at the center of 'Ten Thousand Saints' is the friendship between Teddy McNicholas and Jude Keffy-Horn. -Stacey D'Erasmo

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. -Kaley Cuoco

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

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

Ultimately, it's a sense of camaraderie and friendship with local people that is core to my journeys. -Tim Cope

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. -Jay Parini

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. -Ron Funches

Whether it's music, loss of something, loneliness or friendship – if that emotion is heightened in some way and painted to fit in between the covers of 32 pages, that can become a picture book. -Chris Raschka

I met one of my best resources because I cold-called the local FBI office one day early in my career with questions. The agent who took the call knew someone who knew someone who was ex-Army, trained in personal protection. The resulting introduction was one of the best, most enduring friendships I've ever enjoyed. -Greg Rucka

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. -La India

I'm a compulsive reader of fiction. I fell in love with novels when I was a teenager. My wife Marilyn and I… our initial friendship began because we are both readers. I've gone to sleep almost every night of my life after having read in a novel for 30 or 40 minutes. I'm a great reader of fiction and much less so of non-fiction. -Irvin D. Yalom

Some of the most lasting contacts and friendships that I have developed began by just grabbing a drink or breaking bread with a stranger at an industry event. -Jay Samit

Networking is all about connecting with people. But then again, isn't that what life is about? The more time you can find to get out of the office and build true friendships, the farther your startup will go. Entrepreneurs need to remember to spend as much time working on their business as they do in their business. -Jay Samit

I'm really interested in how people feel out new friendships, and at the start of college, that's really important. -John Allison

Stretching back nearly three decades, Brian Williams and I have forged an enduring friendship. It all began in 1986 at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia and has resulted in a set of noteworthy experiences, amazing successes, and a bunch of trips to NASCAR speedways. -Steve Capus

A girl does not treat a possible lover with unvarying simplicity and directness. In all its phases, love is complex; friendship is not. -Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Have you ever thought how humiliating and distressing it was to be placed upon a sphere? For friendship it is a boon never to be able to be further apart than the antipodes. But suppose that you are leaving together to go on and on; it is impossible. To go beyond a certain point is to return to where you began. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

When actors are vying for the same kinds of roles, there's bound to be a little rivalry. Deep friendships cannot be forged when you are competing with each other. -Juhi Chawla

You can't have friendships that aren't based on realness. -Chelsea Handler

The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life. -Chelsea Handler

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.' -Pete Hamill

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. -Solange Knowles

America is stronger because of President Obama's leadership, and I'm better because of his friendship. -Hillary Clinton

The more professional opportunities came my way, the more time I spent away from my friends – the people I truly cared about. Maintaining friendships with people to talk to, depend on and enjoy takes time. -Nir Eyal

If the food of friendship is time together, how do we make the time to ensure we're all fed? My friends and I have recently come across a way to keep each other close. It fits into our lifestyles despite busy schedules and a surfeit of children. We call it the 'kibbutz.' -Nir Eyal

I know Donald Trump. I've met him; I know his family. I have love and friendship and affection for his family members. But I'm going to work very hard to ensure that he is not our president. -Cory Booker

There is a lot that binds Germany to Turkey, and even if we have a difference of opinion on an individual matter, the breadth of our links, our friendship, our strategic ties, is great. -Angela Merkel

Whenever people reach out the hand of friendship towards me, I am not going to refuse that hand. -Martin McGuinness

A lot of why I climb is for the friendship, the loyalty and trust, the shared experience of being in that moment. -Jimmy Chin

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. -Tzipi Livni

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. -Winnie Holzman

You can't explain why people are friends and why those friendships last, but there certainly is magic in it. It's just something that you treasure. -Jamie Farr

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. -Diane English

I believe the friendship of the Games still exists. There is a tremendous camaraderie and atmosphere at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games – where else could you go and sit down and have breakfast with a Russian weightlifter, an East German sprinter, and an Indian fencer and talk about different cultures and problems? -Lynn Davies

Seth Green, he and I are trying to figure out how this all came about. Because we don't remember what came first, the chicken or the egg, no pun intended. But I don't remember what came first, 'Robot Chicken' or our friendship, because we've known each other for so long. -Katee Sackhoff

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. -Evan Bayh

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. -Mother Angelica

Two of man's basic needs are to love and to share. Both of these needs are satisfied in greater or lesser degree by friendship. -Mother Angelica

When our weaknesses affect health and friendship, we are very much aware of their existence. -Mother Angelica

To all my political opponents, all and sundry, not only the presidential bets, I would like to offer my hand to friendship. -Rodrigo Duterte

Let me be very clear: my friendship with my friends ends where the interest of the country begins. -Rodrigo Duterte

Obviously, when you're up against somebody you don't like there's extra motivation, but I don't think any person going for an Olympic gold is going to put friendship first. -Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Maybe having to pretend to be in love with someone and then jump into bed with them breaks the ice very quickly; friendship follows fast. -Katherine Kelly

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. -Christopher McCulloch

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. -Rahm Emanuel

Everybody understands friendship, and friendship is different than love – it's a different kind of love. Friendship has more freedom, more latitude. You don't expect your friend to be as you think your friend should be; you expect your friend just to love you as a friend. -Carole King

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. -Eugene Ionesco

I am afraid that, like Timon of Athens, I just cannot let go of my friendships. -Spike Milligan

To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade. -Thiruvalluvar

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. -Thiruvalluvar

People of noble character are afraid of keeping friendship with dishonorable people. But people of discreditable character consider friendship with the dishonorable as a blood relationship. -Thiruvalluvar

When people have compassion, friendship, and unity, they speak and think in a constructive way to ensure national independence and prosperity. -Bhumibol Adulyadej

A friendship between Germany and Israel didn't always seem natural. -Reuven Rivlin

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. -Jesse Ball

The friendship I had with Elvis began to take shape in 1968 when I was recording in Memphis. I'd record during the day, and Elvis would send one of his guys over to bring me to Graceland at night. Everything you've heard about Graceland during Elvis's glory days is true and then some. -Bill Medley

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. -Peter Falk

The solution as consumers is – perhaps surprisingly – to take adverts very, very seriously. We should ask ourselves what it is that we find lovely in them – the visions of friendship, togetherness, repose, or whatever. And then consider what would actually help us find these qualities in our lives. -Alain de Botton

Where is instruction in relationships, in the management of career, in the raising of children, in the pursuit of friendship, in the wise approach to anxiety and death? All this sort of stuff I craved to learn about when I was a student and down to this day. -Alain de Botton

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. -Deborah Tannen

Much of my work over the years has developed the premise that women's styles of friendship and conversation aren't inherently better than men's, simply different. -Deborah Tannen

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. -Marie Antoinette

You need to experience life to be able to write about friendships, relationships, and heartbreak. -Sabrina Carpenter

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. -Sam Brownback

We have a saying in the Marine Corps and that is 'no better friend, no worse enemy, than a U.S. Marine.' We always hope for the first, friendship, but are certainly more than ready for the second. -John F. Kelly

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

The potential strength of female friendship and the bonds that can be formed, especially over a lifelong relationship, is very profound. -Toni Collette

I don't connect to a certain girliness or talking about girly things – I feel unauthentic and uncomfortable in that world – maybe I'm just more butch than I realize! I have, however, been fortunate to have a number of great girlfriends. You don't meet as many girls as you do guys in my line of work, so I do cherish my friendships. -Elizabeth Reaser

My theme is, 'The spirit of friendship is the balance of life.' Not money. Not the World Series. It's friendship. The relationships I have with people, that's enough to keep me happy. -Ernie Banks

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. -Donald Trump

My mom and I always had a great bond. It was always a natural friendship bond since early on. My mom was 18 when she had me. -Christina Milian

I have got some fantastic friendships that I have had for a long, long time. -Will Poulter

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. -Sam Houston

My message to the people and rulers of Pakistan is, 'As neighbours, we want peace and friendship and cooperation with you so that together we can change the face of South Asia.' -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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. -Miranda Otto

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. -Jane Lynch

The friendships I made on 'L.A. Law,' with the cast and Steven Bochco and David Kelley were really wonderful. -Jimmy Smits

Every friendship is different because everyone's personality is different. -Nargis Fakhri

People feel that in this industry friendships are not for real, but that's not true. Otherwise, what is the point of being friends? -Arjun Kapoor

I love all girl squads. I'm all for, like, girl power and friendship, and I'm all about that. -Poppy Delevingne

I was in my early 30s, and I longed for real friendships and real relationships, and I started asking myself why I didn't have that. I had a couple of male friends, but every time I would hang out with them, it felt like there was something keeping us apart. -Jens Lekman

I believe that people should value family and value friendships and hold those things sacrosanct. -Leah Remini

I've heard stories of people, even celebrities that have gone online, pretended to be someone they weren't, and conducted a 5-year friendship via e-mail. Then, they got married because they really love each other from all that communication. -Diane Lane

I went to boarding school from the age of eight – first to prep school, then to Eton. One thing that kind of education teaches you is community living: there's little retreat. That's why people come out of it and talk about lifelong friendships forged in the furnace. -Damian Lewis

Advocating for yourself in the context of friendship starts with choosing the right people to be part of your inner circle. -Kimberly Guilfoyle

I have discovered that my interest in my dear pupil, Mabel, has ripened into a far deeper feeling than that of mere friendship. In fact, I know that I have learned to love her very sincerely. -Alexander Graham Bell

Our way is straight and clear – the building up of a socialist democracy at home, with freedom and prosperity for all, and the maintenance of world peace and friendship with all nations abroad. -Lal Bahadur Shastri

For me, I just value my friendships so much. I mean, I love my family, too, but my friends – I have a really special connection with my friends. -Jonathan Levine

Loyalty and friendship trumps politics for me. -Robert Kraft

I am not comfortable discussing politics publicly; I am very comfortable talking about my friendships with people who happen to be in politics. -Robert Kraft

I have two or three guys that I'm really close to. We have a great friendship, and I think that helps our songwriting relationship. It's hard to start… with new people and cover the ground that I've covered with those guys. -Sam Hunt

Pak-China friendship is higher than Himalayas, deeper than ocean, sweeter than honey, and stronger than steel. -Shehbaz Sharif

CPEC is an epoch-making project going to put Pakistan-China friendship and their economic cooperation to new heights. -Shehbaz Sharif

I am hugely honored to represent my country in the Olympics and in World Cups, and I'm grateful for all the advantages being a professional soccer player brings my way – the opportunities to see the world, the camaraderie and friendships, and more. -Alex Morgan

I think I deal with my anger toward my relationship or about my relationship or about my friendships or my family – I deal with it on stage in a passive-aggressive way, and that can be very harmful if it gets back to them, which it always does. -Nikki Glaser

I really enjoy writing about female friendship. It's an endlessly interesting dynamic for me. -Ruth Ware

Female friendship… I think you have friendships that come and go, and then there are ones that the girl becomes a part of your bones. -Betty Gilpin

You can't fake the subway, and you can't fake friendships. -Meghann Fahy

Our friendship was based on my payouts. That wasn't a friendship when – as, for example, it's me, my friends, we are friends for many years, and it doesn't matter for me what the position is, where they work; we simply are friends. And with Mr. Berezovsky, our friendship was based on my payoffs. -Roman Abramovich

The big, big block in the Arthur/Merlin friendship is the status issue, that Merlin is the servant and Arthur is royalty, and in that time, princes did not socialize with their servants; that wasn't the done thing. It just so happens that their relationship, their friendship, is strong: they have been through the thick and the thin of it all. -Colin Morgan

We don't mess with squads. Our friend group is not, like, a strategic thing. There's no strategy to our friendships. There's no strategy to the circle of girls. Everyone's, like, bound together for different things. -Erin Foster

A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can't do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships. -Delilah

On Putin's order, Russia intervenes in Syria not to fight terrorists but to abet the war crimes of the Assad regime. Russian bombers deliberately target aid workers and hospitals. They threaten Syrian freedom fighters trained by the U.S. They are allied with our enemies in the Middle East and trying to weaken our friendships there. -John McCain

It is mind-boggling to me that there are so few movies about female friendship, considering women make up half the movie-going population. -Ari Graynor

The key to doing 'Harold and Kumar' movies is you make it earnest. Primarily what we do is make Harold and Kumar's relationship and friendship believable, and we don't actually work on being that funny. -John Cho

When I was first pitched the show, I was like, 'Oh, God, a soapy show called 'Mistresses.'' But it wasn't that at all. It wasn't a bunch of women pulling guns on each other and stabbing each other in the back. We really have a core friendship. -Jes Macallan

There are people who have formed guilds in 'World of Warcraft' who may have played together for years before actually meeting, but because of the adventures they had together, they formed really deep-rooted friendships. -Mark Pincus

It's a very dangerous and lonely thing, I imagine, to be a spy: to have friendships that are deceptions, that are not honest. -Mark Rylance

There's really not much friendship between the girls on tour. There's so much rivalry and jealousy, so everyone just hangs out in their own camp. In the locker room and players' lounge, you can feel the jealousy. -Ana Ivanovic

There is nothing like mortal fear to galvanize a friendship. -Andrew Lincoln

The orchid's association in Chinese culture with such virtues as elegance, good taste, friendship, and fertility goes all the way back to Confucius himself, who was said to have a particular attachment to the flowers. -Lawrence Osborne

When you fail, things get real. In fact, they get real real. If your success was a high profile success, then your failure will be a high profile failure. Opportunities and 'friendships' will evaporate. Failure shines a bright light on all relationships. The ones that last are pure and true, which is a true gift. -Julie Wainwright

As the 2016 campaign has graphically illustrated, Trump doesn't treat rivals gently. Testifying before a congressional committee in 1993, he began with his rote protestations of friendship. -Franklin Foer

The Chinese go around with lollipops in their pockets. They have aid. They have friendship deals. They build you a Prime Minister's office or President's office or Parliament House or Foreign Ministry. For them, trade is an extension of their foreign policy. -Lee Hsien Loong

Over half a century working together on multiple issues, Singaporeans and Americans have made many enduring and close personal friendships. -Lee Hsien Loong

When I look back on my life, it seems nearly everything of interest happened in little more than one decade – dramas, tragedies, major events, pleasures, my close friendships with artists and political figures, the lovely places where I lived in England and New York, the trips to Europe, visits at the White House. -Lee Radziwill

We should have a good working friendship with the United States. -Justin Trudeau

That's so rare in the world of TV or film to have a genuine friendship turn into something that people watch, that people relate to. That's so unique. -Carrie Brownstein

With friendship, it's hard sometimes – you don't outgrow your friends, but you do question how people are friends to you in different ways and how it's okay to cultivate other relationships outside of that. -Dee Rees

You see more friendships in the league. It's not like in the '80s when you had enemies, or you couldn't stand this guy, and there were fights all the time. -Paul Pierce

The most real thing of all, the only thing any of us wants, is to matter to somebody. To feel and share love, even on a friendship level or as deep as a romantic one. Who doesn't want that? -Gavin Creel

I have close friendships, deep bonds with men. -Kyle Secor

We are aware that globalization doesn't mean global friendship but global competition and, therefore, conflict. That doesn't mean we will all destroy each other, but it is no happy global village, either. -Rene Girard

Female friendships have sustained me from my earliest days as a child. -Amanda de Cadenet

I think that the friendship that women share is so powerful. In fact, there's nothing quite like it. People talk about mother-child bonds, but I would argue that female friendship bond is also in a league unto its own. -Amanda de Cadenet

I have a lot of girlfriends. That's sort of my whole thing is, I have really, really deep friendships, more so than anybody I've ever met. -Krysten Ritter

I believe the best friendships are forged with those you can be yourself with. -Harshvardhan Rane

Our species uses music and dance to express various feelings: love, joy, comfort, ceremony, knowledge, and friendship. And each one is distinct and widely recognized within cultures. Love songs cause us to move slowly and fluidly, for example, while songs of joy inspire us to dance in a full-body aerobic way. -Daniel Levitin

I rekindled a friendship I hadn't had in a long time, and I was reminded of all the parts of me that had left. I was like, 'Wow, I love to paint and to write and to be outside.' -Lauren Jauregui

I started to work when I was really young. For me, friendship is work, and work is friendship. Those who are next to me and that have been there for a long time are those who can work with me, play football with me, and go watch a film with me. -Diego Luna

Acting is about communicating, reacting, and sharing – and friendship is about all of those things, too. -Diego Luna

Dealing with LeBron is like a friendship. Coaching, but he understands that I am the boss, and I am going to call the shots, and he is fine with that. -Tyronn Lue

Establishing a friendship after divorce takes great effort and a lot of swallowing of your pride and ego. -Yolanda Hadid

There are many different shapes of friendships to be had. -Yolanda Hadid

It's hard for me to be involved in superficial friendships with other women. -Yolanda Hadid

I have learned that friendship isn't about who you've known the longest, it's about who came and never left your side. -Yolanda Hadid

Maintenance of good relations with the neighbours, friendship to all, malice to none is the policy I pursue throughout my life. -Sheikh Hasina

All I required to be happy was friendship and people I could admire. -Christian Dior

I've remained in touch with more than a dozen descendants of Gremlin Special survivors, victims, and rescuers. I treasured my friendship with Earl Walter Jr., the lead paratrooper who jumped into the valley to protect the survivors. -Mitchell Zuckoff

I'm used to one-dimensional female friendships. It's become a kind of trope. -Rachel Brosnahan

There are some good space battles in some of the later series, but that wasn't why you were tuning in every week. You were tuning in every week because Spock was a fascinating character. Because his friendship with Kirk was profound and really unusual. -Ronald D. Moore

I definitely think that touring is a really crazy lifestyle and makes it hard to live a normal life and have relationships and friendships. -Frankie Cosmos

I cherish the relationships and friendships I have with the people in my life and take every opportunity I have to make time for them. -Ali Krieger

I know, firsthand, that soccer brings people together – all it takes is a ball and a few people, and the seeds of friendship are planted. -Ali Krieger

I've enjoyed a great friendship and relationship and have a tremendous amount of affinity for both the Clintons… and I'd like to keep it that way. -Danny K. Davis

In writing 'Another Brooklyn,' I had to imagine what happens when friendships dissolve. -Jacqueline Woodson

The first time I got into astrology was being in New York. I was like, 'Oh, this is a real thing here!' Now, I'll Google what your sign is and what my sign is to see the predictions of friendship, and I find that really cool. But that's the most I know. -Michaela Coel

The real beauty in my professional experience has been friendships and collaborations with filmmakers. -Peter Morgan

Women fail, very simply, if they have no guidance and friendships in art, if they are not perceived as, or permitted to be, artists, and if they have no institutional access. -Agnes Gund

Manipal was the best time I ever had in life: a great university with wonderful teachers, fantastic memories and deep, lifelong friendships. -Rajeev Suri

I want people to have learned from me. When you watch movies that we grew up on, they teach you life lessons about friendship, brotherhood, integrity, but it's still funny and something you can watch as a family. I want to bring that back to our culture in general. -Jason Mitchell

I won my husband. I won my kids. I've won a lot of really great jobs. I've won a lot of friendships. I've been nominated for lots of different kinds of awards. -Renee Elise Goldsberry

Matching tattoos don't ensure the longevity of a friendship, any more than any other mutual hardship. -Jenna Wortham

Best-friend tattoos require so much prep work, which adds to their legitimacy. First, a friendship must be deep enough to warrant the rite; then the perfect symbol must be found to forge the bond. -Jenna Wortham

Reading the script for 'Jennifer's Body,' I just thought that here was a script that really exposes the horror between girls and friendships. I always sort of approached the film with that in mind first, and then thought about the crazy ways that that horror would express itself. -Karyn Kusama

When girls can be honest with each other, they can make mistakes on their own terms and discover through experience – and not through knee-jerk adult intervention – what a healthy friendship should look like. -Rachel Simmons

A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It's also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends. -Rachel Simmons

There are times in every friendship when you or your friend are too busy to call or are more focused on other relationships. It will hurt, but it's rarely personal. Making it personal usually makes things worse, and being too clingy or demanding can drive a friend even further away. Like people, friendships can get 'overworked' and need to rest. -Rachel Simmons

There are no shortcuts to genuine friendship. Relationships are built over time. -Rachel Simmons

I not only enjoy a really great friendship with both my girls but also a close mother-daughter bond as well. -Tina Knowles

My criticisms of late-night TV blew up some old friendships and sparked some new ones. -Nell Scovell

When you sit down to eat at a table, you are ready to take in nourishment – we all need to eat to live. Even in primal tribes, people ate together. It's the opening for friendship. -Lidia Bastianich

It's not a lighthearted decision to change your language, your country, your citizenship, and come to a world where you don't know anybody, to leave a place where you've had opportunities to build friendships from childhood. That's quite a big decision to make. -Milos Forman

I think the truth about male friendship is often left out of the media, and it's that it has a million different shades, because masculinity has a million different forms. -Cole Sprouse

Most of my really strong friendships are with people I've known all my life. -Bel Powley

I cannot quantify the physics of friendships and do not know exactly how much intense pressure can be applied before these glittery, brittle bonds break. -Mary H.K. Choi

I suffer from depression and anxiety, and having a show and having a character that portrays a young woman who is dealing with that and the consequences of it – how it affects her friendships and her relationships with her mom and her sister – it's beautiful to see that. -Lili Reinhart

I think, growing up, the female friendships that I saw on television were portrayed as catty and vicious. -Lili Reinhart

Mentors are like friendships. -Bozoma Saint John

People feel better when their spouses have good friendships, over and above the effects of their own friendships. -Stephanie Coontz

Marriage is generally based on more equality and deeper friendship than in the past, but even so, it is hard for it to compensate for the way that work has devoured time once spent cultivating friendships. -Stephanie Coontz

I've often been told that I'm a 30-year-old trapped in a teenager's body. I don't know how I feel about that, but I'll take it, I guess. I'm definitely mature, and I'm the one that takes care of everyone in my friendship group. -Angourie Rice

Anyone born in the year 1950 who grew to fancy themselves as a soulful 18-year-old bought 'Songs of Leonard Cohen' upon its original release in 1968. For many of them, it was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. -David Hepworth

Because I didn't go to graduate school or have mentorship out of college, meeting other playwrights and developing those friendships as a result of being a 'grown up' playwright – that's become an essential community for me. My contemporaries are all my mentors whether they know it or not. -Stephen Karam

As soon as I started working at the 'Los Angeles Times,' people warned me not to get too close to artists because it could make it difficult to review their work, and you can never really tell if the 'friendship' is genuine. -Robert Hilburn

My social media world is detached from my friendship world. I'll have friends in real life that I don't follow on social media, because I don't really look at social media as the way of connecting to friends. For me, social media is like a business tool. -Ian Harding

I've come, even as a feminist, to dread the phrase 'female friendship,' because it tends to signal overdetermined relationships. -Michelle Dean

There's nothing that makes me cry and laugh more than stories about friendship. -Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Saks helps to empower women through how they look and feel – and Bumble wants to give all women a platform to connect with other empowered women, whether that's in dating, friendship, or business. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

Love, friendship, networking – these are all critical connections and the foundation of a healthy, happy life. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

My friendship with the great actor and director Alan Rickman did not have a particularly auspicious start. -Katharine Viner

Write about your experiences! When I moved to L.A., I didn't have any friends, and the office janitor was the person who I saw the most. He would always come in at around 10:00 P.M., and I would still be at my desk, so I wrote a play about a first-year TV writer and the friendship that she developed with the janitor. Our stories matter. -Tanya Saracho

Ever since I was 15, when I did my first movie by myself, where my mom wasn't there and I had a guardian, I got to know the crew, and I got to be part of a group and a family. I love that part of it, the friendships that you make. -Elisabeth Moss

What's quite nice about this whole folk movement is that it's born out of genuine friendship. And nobody's infringing on anybody's space. -Johnny Flynn

The truths are universal: Every kid knows fear. Every kid knows family and friendship. Loss, love, laughter. Everything else is just detail. -Jason Reynolds

That a friendship ends doesn't mean it was weak from the outset; that it ends says nothing about its importance. -Rumaan Alam

When we started Airbnb, I had no idea about the people we would meet or the friendships I would make. -Brian Chesky

I think making friends you can work with is a skill like any other, developing those particular kinds of intimacies. They're intimacies like any other, but they grow in a definite direction, not just willy-nilly like normal friendships. -Sheila Heti

Fiction is a way for writers to preserve their friendships and their romances! -Sheila Heti

I find that when I'm in a relationship, I'm just so 'in it,' you couldn't even call it an art; it's such embroilment. With a friendship, you can choose a little bit more how to behave. You can be guided more. -Sheila Heti

Usually, you don't have commitment promises in a friendship. Usually, it just grows. -Sheila Heti

I'm in a collective with the same guys I met on the streets at 12. The greatest investments I ever made were those friendships. -Fantastic Negrito

I wanted to show platonic friendship between men and women, because I think it is underutilised in fiction. -Gail Honeyman

Don't let this music industry or any industry come between friendship. Just stay focused on your goals. -Mustard

My off-camera friendship with Brock Lesnar has always been different than my off-camera friendship with CM Punk. But I could not tell you that I am closer to either one of them or either one of them is closer to me. It's just a different relationship. -Paul Heyman

We will pursue a relationship of friendship and co-operation with the United States, always rooted in mutual respect and in the defence of our fellow Mexicans who live and work honourably in that country. -Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

We are going to extend our frank hand to seek a relation of friendship – I repeat – of cooperation with the United States. -Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

We all maintained our connections and our friendships, which we've maintained over all these years. We still like each other, love each other, and we realize that this was a way to heal and a way to really bring Ricky back into the mix. I think a lot of the songs recalled that time in Athens with Ricky. -Kate Pierson

The most important thing I learned was the value of personal friendships and working cooperatively with your peers – the Academy has a saying, 'cooperate to graduate,' and that remains a very important central core in my thinking today. -James G. Stavridis

There are lots of things going on for teenagers, with exam stress, changing friendship groups, becoming independent, and all those hormone changes affecting you. -Emma Healey

You turn 'Insecure' on, and you see a sea of brown. You see at the core of it a strong friendship between two brown-skinned girls. -Yvonne Orji

'ER' was an all-consuming universe, but I don't have a single regret. It gave me some of the greatest friendships I have and afforded me one of the rarest commodities in an actor's life, which is the financial security to pick and choose jobs for factors besides the paycheck. -Noah Wyle

I think everyone is always so surprised to see the friendship that I have with The Vixen. We are very supportive of each other. -Aquaria

Following one of the most violent conflicts in human history, the United States and Japan built a deep and abiding friendship – an alliance that has underwritten unprecedented economic growth and security in the Asia Pacific for half a century. It is an alliance based on mutual interests and shared values and the ties between our people. -Ben Rhodes

You can achieve one thing, but because of that, you have to adapt or lose something else. If you end up in a relationship, you sometimes have to lose the closeness of your friendships, for example, or you have to move away somewhere… For me, that creates the sense of melancholy which I think exists in most people's lives. -Andrew Haigh

I am thrilled to receive the Sondheim Award from the wonderful Signature Theatre. I have already received the invaluable gift of over twenty-five years of collaboration and friendship with Steve. Now I get to have his award, too! -James Lapine

When you start a relationship, there's part of the friendship that dies – you can never go back. -Emily Bett Rickards

I don't think I could live with someone that I didn't have an intellectual friendship with. -Jonathan Franzen

My book, 'Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,' is a gay love story. It's also a story about friendship. Quite honestly, it's also probably a 320-page product placement for Oreos. -Becky Albertalli

We usually think of improving our life by adding stuff – like more things, more success, more friends. I think the starting place should be removing stuff – try a month without Instagram; try a week without looking at fashion pictures. See how that affects your life, your friendships, and your ability to focus on other things. -Mark Manson

I criticized Nawaz Sharif's personal friendship with Modi, but my point has been that there should be good and friendly ties between India and Pakistan at state level. But friendship between these two leaders hasn't turned into a friendly relationship between the two states. -Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Never ignore your intuition about friendships and people's intentions towards you. -LeToya Luckett

So many of my favorite stories, in any medium, are about friendship. Those relationships are so often just as emotional and complex as any romantic or family dynamics, and yet there's a dearth of resonant, grounded films about platonic bonds in American films. -Susanna Fogel

My writing partner, Joni Lefkowitz, and I love studying girl friendships in particular because they seem defined by a combination of codependent intimacy and subtle, constant passive-aggressiveness. -Susanna Fogel

It's been increasingly hard to make small stories about female friendship, and, definitely, those stories don't have any shot of getting a theatrical release. -Susanna Fogel

Our friendships are really the epicenter of our social world and emotional lives. -Susanna Fogel

It's become my lifetime passion as a writer to try to show female friendships in the way that I see them, which is as emotional and connected and deep. -Susanna Fogel

I like friendship. -Juergen Teller

Longevity in friendship is very important and one of the keys to the foundation of a happy life. -Karrueche Tran

I am quite familiar with Dubai and its design scene. I have been a regular visitor for more than 10 years. It is hard to name an area where hospitality, friendship, culture, ambition, and beauty are so highly regarded. -Marcel Wanders

There would be no Mauro Ranallo in MMA, or maybe even period, to be truly honest with you… without Bas Rutten's friendship, mentorship, and just belief in my talents. -Mauro Ranallo

I feel like there are probably more films about white male friendships than almost any other types of movies. -Max Joseph

When I met Bjork, I felt like it was a friendship first; it was like an oxygen you get from a person you only can exist with symbiotically. It's one of the most beautiful relationships I've had. She is incredible. -Arca

It's kind of crazy to think that I've now been divorced longer than I was married, but I appreciate the journey, because it brought my ex and I back to a friendship that helped us become great co-parents. -Regina King

I was in high school – and I went to an all-boys Catholic high school, a Jesuit high school, where I was focused on academics and athletics, going to church every Sunday at Little Flower, working on my service projects, and friendship, friendship with my fellow classmates and friendship with girls from the local all-girls Catholic schools. -Brett Kavanaugh

I think friendships, true friendships, morph as our lives change into what we need them to be. I am very lucky to have some really great friends, who have been there for me during my ups and downs. -Katie Lee

Friendships naturally shift over life. We have different friends for different times in our lives, and sometimes it's not the best idea to hang on to a friendship to try to make it work if it's an unhealthy connection. -Tara Stiles

My friendships all tend to be quite steady, so it's really hard to novelise that stuff because it's just boring. I mean, there's interesting conversations, but there's no power struggle. And you can't work with equilibrium; you have to work with something that's just off and then observe how it tries to correct itself. -Sally Rooney

Most friendship groups will have someone who starts a new relationship, and you just don't see them for four months. And that's always kind of sad, almost like an inverted break up. I guess the ideal situation is that whoever the new partner is can be subsumed into the friendship group. -Dan Smith

When we're talking about friendships, generosity and fairness and equanimity and sharing and all those things are super-important to me. -David Longstreth

When I come onto a show where I haven't met any actors, I try to zero in on the script and what's expected of the character I'm going to play and hopefully keep my focus on that, and friendships develop from that. -Christopher Lloyd

If your child seems to click with another kid in the class, try to set up a time for you to meet at a park after school and get to know their parent. Seeing you be outgoing with the parents of other children will encourage your child to be open and active in their friendships, too! -Eva Amurri

You try to do the best for your club, and you also create relationships and friendships – with Neymar, my relationship is really strong. -Gerard Pique

You try to do the best for your club, and you also create relationships and friendships – with Neymar, my relationship is really strong, even though it really hurt the club when he left. As a friend, I could understand his decision and why he wanted to go to Paris. I tried to be fair to him no matter what. -Gerard Pique

I don't really care about the friendships on the court. I got my friends. I got my family, which I'm close to. I got a couple of friends that I'm always around. -Joel Embiid

Everybody knows that Coutinho is a great footballer – here in England, they call him 'The Magician.' He made his decision to join Barcelona, but every time we meet and play for the Selecao, we have a good chat and maintain that friendship. He is an exceptional guy and one of the best friends football has given me. -Roberto Firmino

Whenever there is a new song out, we'll sometimes try to rehearse a celebration so when one of us scores a goal, we can celebrate it together. I find this a nice thing between team-mates to show the friendship between us, and I try to do this whenever I can. -Roberto Firmino

It's so great to be able to express the friendship between men. -Park Hyung-sik

When I was growing up, I thought everything was a life of friendship, respect, and sharing. But I discovered that unfortunately, you have people who aren't behaving in the same way but have hatred. -Samuel Eto'o

I think whether you're old or young, we're all trying to do the same thing, and it's random who we click with. Ideally, you'd want to collaborate with a Christopher Nolan or somebody like that, starting out, and build those friendships. -Greg Sestero

'The Disaster Artist' isn't really about 'The Room.' It's about friendship and how dreams can come true. -Greg Sestero

Football is about sacrifice, dedication, a lot of work, and friendship off the pitch. -Edinson Cavani

By the time I left 'Dance Moms,' I'd made so many friendships. -JoJo Siwa

My characters have never waged a war against any gender. They are all about friendship and being loyal to your friends. -Kartik Aaryan

I'm just playing songs for my friends and for people, and they're just like, 'Wow, this is powerful.' I'm excited. It's also important that, in the record, I move the focus a little bit away from me to more about the things that I think about, communities like drag, gender expression, and friendship-concepts that go beyond me. -King Princess

It's business inside the ring, but outside it, it's friendship and brotherhood. I try to do that with all my opponents. -Joseph Parker

It was the camaraderie and the friendships, too, that really drew me to Queensbridge. -Prodigy

I think what's really important is valuing friendships and family a lot. -Keiynan Lonsdale

You get to choose the bond of lifelong friendships, of being there for the darkest and happiest of times. -Daryn Kagan

I think part of my journeys here and the places I was able to be at and the styles of wrestling I was able to experience and the friendships and just the world experience that I garnered before I came here to WWE helped me tremendously when I got here. -Samoa Joe

My relationship with Shinsuke – I mean, he's a tremendous guy, we've maintained our friendship for well over a decade, and he's one of those incredible, rare, once-in-a-lifetime athletes whose ability transcends international border, which is something that's not often able to be done. -Samoa Joe

'I'm a Celebrity' has been an amazing ride, and I'm walking out of here with some amazing friendships. It's been awesome. -Ashley Roberts

Separating your profession from friendship is very difficult. -Lyoto Machida

'Dil Chahta Hai' is not the first film about friendship. 'Lakshya' is not the first film about war and coming of age. -Farhan Akhtar

Most of the things in your life are not in your control – the family you are born into, the parents, and the siblings you have. It is only friendship and love that you create for yourself in this lifetime. -Rana Daggubati

One must never compromise on finances and confuse personal friendships with professional charges. -Aishwarya Rajesh

I love the Dream Theater guys dearly and have a long history, friendship, and bond that runs incredibly deep with them – it's just that I think we are in serious need of a little break. -Mike Portnoy

People are entitled to their friendships, and we're all entitled to be disappointed by our friends when they disappoint us. -Andrew Gillum

I still have a great friendship with my eldest son's mum. She's my mate. We have this wonderful son who's 6 ft. 3, gorgeous, and I'm his dad. I've not been a total failure. -Naveen Andrews

I think friendship in football is a massive part of the team. -Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

When you have a good bunch of youthful players, it's good to start them off together earlier rather than later, as they build up friendships. -Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

No one works with an actor or a director for friendship. -Govinda

The personal impact KG has had on me is life-changing. He's been the most important piece to my career in the NBA and one of the best friendships I have in my life. So I'm always blessed to say that he's my brother. We bonded so well because of how passionate and emotional we both are. -Karl-Anthony Towns

Once you're on the pitch, you play for your team, and you want to win. During the year, you can play against friends – you can play against big friends and close friends – but once you are on the pitch, this friendship goes away, and you just focus on winning the game. -Petr Cech

I always pined for the guys who didn't know I existed. Looking back now, the friendships are what mattered. My best friend is still a girl I met in junior high. -Alyson Hannigan

You just don't come across proper, deep, loyal friendships very easily later on in life. -Jane Fallon

You come across those real, genuine friendships so rarely in your life and they are so precious, you know the people who really have your back, who love you unconditionally and aren't your family. You don't stumble across those people very often. -Jane Fallon

I enjoy the time passing. I think it's a privilege to be in friendship with time. -Agnes Varda

You can never maintain a friendship if you don't tell the truth, even if it hurts. -Peyton List

What I love about 'Save Me Tonight' is that it came to be through friendship. It was a perfect scenario for friends to come together and create. -Noah Centineo

I think about growing up back in Philly. It was about friendship with the guys and having a distant crush on some gal. And when you finally got the nerve to take her out on a date, you went to her parents' house with a shine on your shoes, took her to the movies, and got her home nice and early. -Frankie Avalon

You never know where someone else is coming from. Even within best friendships or within mother- daughter relationships, you never fully know what's behind someone's eyes. -Beanie Feldstein

You can be really romantic and put a lot of effort into friendship. -Beanie Feldstein

My favorite thing about 'Superbad' is it values male friendship. -Beanie Feldstein

I have a real hard time with inter-personal relationships. I find it really taxing. Especially, like, friendships and being in bands. -Devin Townsend

Of course, the E.U. were never going to welcome Brexit. Some sour grapes were inevitable. That's why we worked hard to leave on positive terms, extending the arm of friendship. -Dominic Raab

I created great long-term friendships with Jerry Padalecki and Milo Ventimiglia back in the day. -Chad Michael Murray

President Trump is not an isolationist and builds closer friendships when he can. -Matt Gaetz

I saw some really amazing stuff with Axl. We worked really well together. We were good friends. And I hope to perhaps have that friendship back one day, although it's not something I wait around for. -Duff McKagan

I haven't expressed this too much in public, but I have a friendship to a degree with Bruce Springsteen. -Elias

I think every relationship has its ups and downs. I think that's a part of whether you're married or whether you're in friendship or in business, right? They all have their ups and downs, and I think it's just a normal part of life. -Dakota Meyer

Teamwork can build friendships that last a lifetime. -Natalya Neidhart

When we look at the wider picture, the relationship between the U.K. and America, I know how valuable the friendship is between our two nations. As home secretary, I can tell the House that the importance of the relationship between our countries, the unparalleled sharing of intelligence between our countries, is vital. -Amber Rudd

It is very important to have deep friendships of the opposite sex to learn so much about yourself and what you need as a human. -Jordan Fisher

It's kind of a weird thing when you've been at the top of a division you've been in your entire career to kind of take a backseat because of friendship. -Urijah Faber

The band's a really close-knit family. We've got fantastically good friendships and relationships that have developed after all these years. -Ian Gillan

I think 'Pose' is unique in that it's not just a trans story – it's about family. It's about love. It's about friendship and acceptance and really deconstructing humanity, and the ethical side of that, with how we treat people who are different than us. -Indya Moore

I've become close with Masoud Esmaeilpour and consider him a friend. We send each other messages from time to time on Instagram, checking in to see how the other is doing. Whenever I see him, he's always a gentleman, giving me tips about my next opponent. There is a tremendous amount of respect in our friendship. -Jordan Burroughs

It's cool to get to play with guys that you have friendships with. -Julian Edelman

My friendship with The Doobie Brothers never really changed. We're all still good friends, and I really admire those guys a lot. -Michael McDonald

There is no friendship out there. When you race, you have to fight. That's it. -Niki Lauda

We are committed to the development of friendship and good neighbourly relations with Pakistan. I believe that Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto shares this commitment. -Rajiv Gandhi

In every democracy, it is the people's will that is supreme. We should translate the intense yearning of the people of India and Pakistan for friendship into meaningful measures of cooperation in every walk of life. -Rajiv Gandhi

I want to sing of humanity, friendship, what's happening to the Earth and the like. -Shankar Mahadevan

You give everything you have, build friendships within your team – in international football, you give everything for your country and play in a way that you hope connects with the fans. -Gareth Southgate

At the end of the day I'll be able to keep everything that I really loved about my time with Disney. The friendships won't be lost, nor will the free tickets to Disneyland, so I really can't complain. -Cameron Boyce

As a person, I don't feel insecure about most things in life. From relationships, friendships to work, I am quite at peace in my head. -Nikita Dutta

It's – I mean, the Olympics, what is it? It's an international competition to foster friendship and – and competition across – across the planet, and I think that's exactly what the International Space Station is. -Sunita Williams

Henley's one of my favorite singers. I've maintained a friendship with Don over the years. -Steve Lukather

Love comes in all different shapes and forms – from friendship and sisters and mums – and as I've got older, I've definitely learned that some of my happiest times have been when I've been on my own. -Caroline Flack

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