A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest. It's about who came, and never left your side.
I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one.
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are.
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, 'What? You too! I thought I was the only one.'
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.
I'm treating you as a friend asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses.