Top 15 Inspiring Friend
Quotes by Famous People

Even celebrities have inspiring friend quotes to share. True friendship is something to be treasured because it’s a rare thing to find. You can go through life surrounded by hundreds of acquaintances, but at the end of the day, it’s a tried-and-tested friend you’d want to open up to about your dreams, fears, and everything that matters to you.

We’ve come up with some of the most inspiring quotes uttered or written by famous people, including politicians, celebrities, philosophers, singers, authors…and even cartoon characters who know the value of a true friend. We hope that by reading them, you’ll come to appreciate and cherish your friends, mend any rifts you have, and learn not to take them for granted.


"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."

~ Oprah Winfrey

“I seldom write letters, but I love calling friends, especially late at night, when I can't sleep.”

~ Marilyn Monroe

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. 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

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"That's what I like about you, Donkey. A true friend wouldn't be so brutally honest."

~ Shrek (Mike Myers) to Donkey (Eddie Murphy)

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

~ Winnie the Pooh

"A true friend stabs you in the front."


~ Oscar Wilde.

Inspiring Friend Quotes

Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidante.”

~ Andrew Gold (Golden Girls theme)

"I do not want a friend
Who smiles when I smile
Who weeps when I weep
For my shadow in the pool
Can do better than that."

~ Confucius

"Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit."

~ Kahlil Gibran

“It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”

~ Marlene Dietrich

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

~ Charlotte Bronte

“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”

~ Richard Bach (Illusions)

Inspiring Friend Quotes

“Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.”

~ Truman Capote.

"We'll be there Harry," said Ron.
"What?"
"At your Aunt's and Uncle's house," said Ron, "And then we'll go with you wherever you're going."
"No," said Harry quickly; he hadn't counted on this, he had meant them to understand that he was undertaking the most dangerous journey alone.
"You said it once before," said Hermione quickly, "that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We've had time, haven't we? We're with you whatever happens."

~ JK Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. Hope you've enjoyed our collection of inspiring friend quotes.

~ Mark Twain.

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