Best friends sure do like to laugh with you, don’t they? Read through some of these funny quotes about friendship and see which one is closest to describing your friendship.
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1. Ralph Waldo Emerson on Being Stupid
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your old friends know things about you that you probably don’t want to your new friends to know. But that’s what makes your relationship so great. You know each other so well that you can be simply stupid with them and no one seems to mind.
2. Linda Grayson Says Chocolate Trumps Friendship
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson
It’s great to have friends around that will support you when needed but if you have friends that understand your need for comfort food when life has you down, you are rich indeed. If you have to choose between two friends, choose the one with chocolate.
3. Greg Tamblyn Knows They Like You Anyway
“Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.” – Greg Tamblyn
Friends witness you at your most lame and they know just how annoying you can be, but they love you anyway. If you have these kinds of friends in your life make sure to cherish them because not very many other people would be willing to put up with you.
4. Otto von Bismarck Knows They Don’t Approve
“Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice.” – Otto von Bismarck
Love is truly blind and you have probably dated somebody that your friends knew was the wrong choice for you. They tried their best to turn a blind eye to your blind eyes but chances are they were relieved when you broke up with said person.
5. Oscar Wilde Sees the Knife Coming
“A true friend stabs you in the front.” – Oscar Wilde
A true friend won’t talk about you behind your back, they will tell you those nasty things right to your face. At least you know your true friends will give it to you straight. There is no need for gossip or two faced interactions, they’ll lay it all out for you.
6. Virginia Woolf Is Losing Friends
“I have lost friends, some by death…others by sheer inability to cross the street” – Virginia Woolf
This funny quote shows how old age threatens friendship. May you have lots of friends that you forget or lose as you get older. Celebrate each one that dies before you and be grateful it wasn’t you that kicked the bucket first. Or don’t and be a nice person, whatever.
7. C.S. Lewis Says Friends Recognize Each Other
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis
There are always people out there like you. It’s great to find others that share the same kinds of weirdness and unique personality traits that you thought only existed within you. Go get your geek on with all your friends. Everyone already thinks you’re weird, so prove them right!
8. Edwin Arlington Robinson Doesn’t Like to Lend Books
“Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson
It is unfortunate but true that many of our friends will borrow our things and not take as good care of them as we would like them to. You love your friends and appreciate their friendship but make sure to guard your belongings well. If you like that shirt, don’t wear it around your BFF.
9. Gilbert K. Chesterton
“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
Our friends can become our enemies within a short span of time, but true friendships will last through any conflicts and come out the other side better for it. Your neighbors might be your friends but they can sure aggravate the heck out of you, can’t they? Oh well, go blow dandelions on their grass.
10. Arthur Brisbane Says Your Friends See All
“A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.” – Arthur Brisbane
Good friends can see right through your masks and excuses. They are also great at calling you out on things that maybe you would rather keep under wraps. Regardless, understand that your friend has your best interests at heart. They are looking out for you because they like you, for whatever reason.
11. Doug Larson Knows Your Friends Get Jealous
“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson
A friend can easily let your failures slip by but they are often the same people to become jealous and simply tolerate your success. Being friends means there is some kind of competition between you, admit it. You probably feel the same about them too.
12. Bernard Meltzer on Bad and Good Eggs
“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked” – Bernard Meltzer
If you’ve got some good friends, count your blessings that you have them. Because chances are they know just how screwed up you are but that deep down you have up pure heart so they love you anyway. They see the good in you so make sure you see it too.
13. Esther M. Clark Needs Someone to Keep up
“Give me one friend, just one, who meets the needs of all my varying moods.” – Esther M. Clark
It would be great to have one friend that could keep up with your mood swings, wouldn’t it? If you can find somebody that puts up with you regardless of how you’re feeling from day to day, then make sure to cherish them. It takes a lot to put up with you.
14. Charles Lamb Talks of Nonsense
“‘Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.” – Charles Lamb
If you sit and listen to close friends talk, you can hear the nonsense. But that’s the great thing about friendships. We get to talk nonsense and it is absolutely respected and reciprocated. Blah, blah, blahbadeeblah. See, your friend understands.
15. Greg Tamblyn on Social Suicide in Vegas
“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless your friends are on twitter.” – Greg Tamblyn
Ah, the joys of social media. Chances are nothing you do goes undocumented. Maybe when you get to Vegas you should confiscate each other’s phones and lock them up until after the trip. Then what happens in Vegas truly can stay in Vegas. As if and if only.
16. Guy Endore-Kaiser on Cannibalism
“I bet dying vultures have lots of awkward moments with their friends. ” – Guy Endore-Kaiser
Cannibalism much? Imagine being a vulture on your deathbed looking up at your friends and wondering which one will take the first bite of you. Can you say awkward? Make a pact with your friends that if you are stranded that you won’t eat each other!
17. Louis C.K. on Truth Telling
“Friends should always tell you the truth. But please don’t.” – Louis C.K.
Friends are often the best truth tellers in our lives. But just because you know the truth doesn’t mean you need to speak it to your friend. Being a good friend sometimes mean you keep your darn big mouth shut. Got it? Know when to speak up and when to shut up.
18. George Carlin Wants You Alive
“One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim.” – George Carlin
This is a perfect reason why you should have very few friends. You want to live, don’t you? If you keep a very close circle of friends then hopefully you will avoid the chances of being murdered in your sleep by one of them. It’s a real risk, look it up.
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