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.

"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."

"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."

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

"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

"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."

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

"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."

"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..."

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

"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?"

"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."

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

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

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

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

"How we need another soul to cling to."

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling

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

"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."

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

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

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."

"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."

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

Mark Twain
Mark Twain

"Isolation offered its own form of companionship."

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

"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."

"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

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

"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."

"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."

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

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.”

Mencius
Mencius

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

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

Jim Henson
Jim Henson

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

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

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

Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

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

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

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

"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."

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

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

"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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kahlil Gibran
Kahlil Gibran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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