75 quotes about friends and companionship

Friendship offers us more joy than almost anything else in our life! These special relationships have a significant impact on our mental health and well-being. They ease stress, bring comfort and delight, and keep us from feeling alone. Here are 75 quotes about friends and companionship to remind you of the special connections in your life.

75 Quotes About Friends And Companionship

"People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way."

- Ashly Lorenzana

"I want someone to sit beside after the day's pursuit and all its anguish, after its listening, and its waitings, and its suspicions. After quarrelling and reconciliation, I need privacy - to be alone with you, to set this hubbub in order. For I am as neat as a cat in my habits."

- Virginia Woolf

"Companionship is a foreign concept to some people. They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness."

- Criss Jami

"You could hold me and I could hold you. And it would be so peaceful. Completely peaceful. Like the feeling of sleep, but awake in it together."

- John Green
John Green
John Green

"Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone."

- Jiddu Krishnamurti

"The origin of self is self not wanting to be by itself. The purpose of self is companionship. Love so love."

- Wald Wassermann

"Being apart was wrong. Simply lying side by side did more for a relationship than words. A warm bed, a nest of animal intimacy. Words could be misunderstood, whereas loving companionship bred trust."

- Michel Faber

"One as deformed and horrible as myself, could not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species, and have the same defects... with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being..."

- Mary Shelley

"If I could always read I should never feel the want of company."

- George Gordon Byron

"Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?"

- Emily Brontë

"Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give."

- Bertrand Russell

"Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division. That is life."

- R.A. Salvatore

"No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books."

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with."

- Mark Twain

"I have learned that to be with those I like is enough"

- Walt Whitman

"How we need another soul to cling to."

- Sylvia Plath

“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.”

- Maya Angelou

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”

- P.G. Wodehouse

“Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”

- Jane Austen

“She recognized that that is how friendships begin: one person reveals a moment of strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it.”

- Meg Wolitzer

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”

- L.M. Montgomery

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."

- Woodrow Wilson

“We clung to books and to our friends; they reminded us that we had another part to us.”

- Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

“They were all growing up and into each other like trees striving together for the sun.”

- Maggie Stiefvater

“The companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.”

- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

“The best kind of laughter is laughter born of a shared memory.”

- Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling

"Home is the friend who calms your storm and keep your dark clouds in their treasure box."

- The Unnatural

"I realize, for the first time, how very lonely I've been in the arena. How comforting the presence of another human being can be."

- Suzanne Collins

"The act of quiet nighttime talking, illustrates for me more than anything else the curious alchemy of companionship."

- Elizabeth Gilbert

"A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night."

- Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

"And as ridiculous as it may sound, sometimes all any of us needs in life is for someone to hold our hand and walk next to us."

- James Frey

"You could climb to the top of the world and jump into the deepest of ravines, but if you don’t have someone to share it with you’ll always be looking back."

- Saim Cheeda

"To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with."

- Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Mark Twain

"Isolation offered its own form of companionship."

- Jhumpa Lahiri

"I was moving around with my imperfect, broken pieces until you came across and stitched my flaws with your words."

- Jasleen Kaur Gumber

"When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves."

- Eda LeShan

"If his voice hasn't been the melody of my life, it's been the bass line, so subtle you don't notice it until it's missing."

- Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult

"I wanted only a familiar voice, someone who knew me. Not some earlier, larval version of myself..."

- Jennifer Haigh

"How we need that security. How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this. I need someone to pour myself into."

- Sylvia Plath

"Often you shall think your road impassable, somber and companionless. Have will and plod along; and round each curve you shall find a new companion."

- Mikhail Naimy

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”

- Thomas Aquinas

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.”

- Mencius
Mencius
Mencius

“A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.”

- Leo Buscaglia

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”

- Jim Henson
Jim Henson
Jim Henson

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.”

- Maria Shriver

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

- Carl W. Buechner

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”

- Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

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

- Elisabeth Foley

"A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you."

- Beena Khan

"They had become each other’s shadow and even more than that, the true companions who would never part, not even in darkness."

- Namrata Gupta

"At any time, there is only oneself not wanting to be by itself. The purpose of self companionship. The purpose of self friendship. The purpose of self love."

- Wald Wassermann

"What if self is one not wanting to be by itself?"

- Wald Wassermann

"I love tranquil solitude,
And such society
As is quiet, wise, and good."

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

"She was a reference point of a good I agreed on. Without a friend, we sail on a sad plank of wood called ‘the self’ on a vast ocean pending a party. With a friend, however, we voyage."

- Karl Kristian Flores

“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.”

- Unknown

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

- Dr. Seuss

“It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.”

- Unknown

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”

- Khalil Gibran

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

- Dumbledore

“A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.”

- Kahlil Gibran
Kahlil Gibran
Kahlil Gibran

“As long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.”

- Donna Lynn Hope

“A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”

- Maya Angelou

" A companion's words of persuasion are effective."

- Homer

"A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself."

- James Boswell

"An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage."

- Publilius Syrus

"It's easier to find a traveling companion than to get rid of one."

- Peg Bracken

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