friendship quotes

Here's a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That's not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm's way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship - and it goes so much deeper than friendship.Eric Massa

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.W. Somerset Maugham

The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live.Armistead Maupin

Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it's a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself.John Mayall

In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life.Ernst Mayr

I suppose, the natural outgrowth about writing about two friends, it becomes about their friendship, and the complexities of it, and the way personality plays off each other, and what they each like to do, separately and together.Alison McGhee

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.Mignon McLaughlin

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.Herman Melville

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.Mencius

One of the most mawkish of human delusions is the notion that friendship should be eternal, or, at all events, life-long, and that any act which puts a term to it is somehow discreditable.H. L. Mencken

I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will and Grace's isn't such a stretch.Debra Messing

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.Alice Duer Miller

I want to know what it is to build the foundation of the friendship for real, to have my best friend and not because we're just intimate, but because we're mentally intimate. So I'm waiting for that person to come into my life.LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

Watching John Lasseter's films, I think I can understand better than anyone that what he's doing, is going straight ahead with his vision and working really hard to get that vision into film form. And I feel that my understanding this of him is my friendship towards him.Hayao Miyazaki

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.Marilyn Monroe

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.Michel de Montaigne

All lasting business is built on friendship.Alfred A. Montapert

Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.Charles de Montesquieu

For me, 'Lamb' started out as a further exploration of the phenomenon of faith and the responsibility of a messiah that I touched on in 'Coyote Blue' and 'Island of the Sequined Love Nun,' but it ended up being an exploration of the true meaning of sacrifice, loyalty, and friendship.Christopher Moore

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.Thomas Moore