Best friend quotes for your bff

Best friends, or BFFs if you prefer, really are one of a kind. They’re the people who pick us up when we’re down, can tell what we’re thinking by just the look on our faces, and know us better than anyone else. That’s precisely why we’ve rounded up a bunch of our favourite best friend quotes that you can put inside one of our love and friendship cards for your best friend or just send via text if you want to make them smile and feel appreciated.

Meaningful friendship quotes

Perhaps your best friend has been going through a bit of a tough time recently. If so, these meaningful friendship quotes are perfect if you want to just remind them that you’re always going to be there for them.

  • “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • “Friendship takes work. Finding friends, nurturing friendships, scheduling face time, it all takes a tremendous amount of work. But it’s worth it. If you put in the effort, you’ll see the rewards of positive friends who will make your life extraordinary.” – Maya Angelou
  • “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasow
  • “Friendship isn’t a big thing-it’s a million little things.” – Paul Coelho
  • “Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” – Richard Bach
  • “The truth is, no matter how lonely you might feel, you’re never going through anything alone… you can choose your family.” – Jennifer Lopez

Quotes about friendship from TV & film

If you see yourself or your bestie in any of the characters on screen or spend a lot of time binging shows together, it might be fun to send them a quote from your guys’ favourite tv show or film. Below, are a few of our favourite quotes about friendship from TV and film:

  • “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • “They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City the Movie
  • “I mean… I don’t know what it’s like to have a sister, but I feel like I do, you know?” – Rory Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
  • “If I murdered someone, she’s the person I’d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor. She’s my person.” – Cristina Yang, Grey’s Anatomy
  • “I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Never, no, never. Your friendship is the best present ever.” – Tigger, Winnie the Pooh
  • “A promise between friends means never having to give a reason.” – Phoebe Buffay, Friends

Funny best friend quotes

Whether we’re feeling down or not, receiving a hilarious message from our best mate is always appreciated. If you have the sort of friendship where you’re both laughing nonstop and just get each other’s sense of humour, these funny best friend quotes will no doubt leave them smiling:

  • “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson
  • “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” – Marlene Dietrich
  • “Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.” – Greg Tamblyn
  • “It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” – Gina Barreca
  • “In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.” – Unknown
  • “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

Long-distance friendship quotes

Long-distance friendships can be a little bit more difficult than if you’re seeing the person regularly, but this doesn’t mean they’re any less important. So, if you’ve got a friend who lives far away, or you’ve just not seen your bestie for a while due to having busy lives, here are some long-distance friendship quotes that might resonate with you both:

  • “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elizabeth Foley
  • “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” – Helen Keller
  • “There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” – Dodinsky
  • “There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” — Diana Cortes
  • “We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” – Unknown

If you’re lucky enough to have a few exceptionally good friends, quotes like these are a great way to remind them just how much their friendship means to you.

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