Top 171 Friendships Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Friendships Quotes from famous people such as Stephanie Coontz, James G. Stavridis, Deborah Tannen, Armistead Maupin, Megan Phelps-Roper, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

People feel better when their spouses have good friends

People feel better when their spouses have good friendships, over and above the effects of their own friendships.
Stephanie Coontz
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
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
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
When I got on Twitter, that was the first time I was able to have lasting relationships with outsiders. And even though they were limited to those 140 characters, it was the duration of the friendships and the rapport we were able to develop.
Megan Phelps-Roper
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
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
That’s what friendships are, isn’t it? You don’t all have to be the same, as long as you’ve all got the same sense of humor and same attitudes on life.
Keren Woodward
The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
Charles Caleb Colton
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
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
It’s hard to create new friendships outside sports.
Tim Tebow
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 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’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
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’m grateful for the friendships and being able to show it, for people’s dancing pleasure.
Gord Downie
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
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
I think it’s very rare that you see girl friendships on television. It’s always cattiness and all that drama.
Lyndsy Fonseca
I’m going through this phase where I don’t make an effort to make friends with anyone. This is primarily because I know that people try to make friends only till the time the camera is on. I’m not comfortable with such friendships and I didn’t resort to it in ‘Bigg Boss’ either.
Payal Rohatgi
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
We understand in this sport, of course, people will develop friendships. But at the same time, in our business, you’ll fight, and we’re OK with that.
Josh Barnett
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
I feel like there are probably more films about white male friendships than almost any other types of movies.
Max Joseph
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
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
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
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
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
Between the age of 30 and going fishing, none of my friendships had any of that magic dust of when you were young. There was a sort of functionality to them, just keeping in touch. ‘Oh, I should invite so and so, I haven’t seen them for ages.
Bob Mortimer
Select your friendships carefully. Gather people around

Select your friendships carefully. Gather people around you who will reinforce your lifestyle.
Dan Buettner
It’s love. It’s two men – two strong, very virile men – finding that space in life where they can let go enough of their masculinity to feel the passion of love and respect and trust. Friendships are based on those things, and you seal it with a kiss.
Clarence Clemons
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
Joseph Addison
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
I pushed away a lot of friendships.
Kaitlyn Bristowe
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
Always admit when you’re wrong. You’ll save thousands in therapy… and a few friendships too.
Harvey Fierstein
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
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
It was the camaraderie and the friendships, too, that really drew me to Queensbridge.
I’m fiercely loyal to my friends, and I really cherish my friendships.
David Schwimmer
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
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
It’s such a joy to be able to have friendships free from worry. It’s so lovely to live without fear.
Pattie Boyd
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 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
I value my friendships and go out of my way to commit time and energy to them.
Poonam Dhillon
I was miserable at uni. There were months at a time when I wouldn’t leave the house unless it was to buy food. I lost a lot of friendships. I later lost jobs because of my mental health.
Jenny Ryan
Players build up friendships with each other, so when a team-mate wants out, part of you understands that he is torn and you know you can’t begrudge him a move. But the other part of you wants him to stay because you want to win games.
Adebayo Akinfenwa
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