Thursday, May 12, 2005

Quotes for a Friend

  The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.  ~Henri Nouwen Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-ValmoreFriendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art....  It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.  ~C.S. LewisSome people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same. ~Flavia Weedn, Forever I felt it shelter to speak to you.  ~Emily Dickinson There are big ships and small ships.  But the best ship of all is friendship.  ~Author Unknown The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.  ~Author Unknown The language of friendship is not words but meanings.  ~Henry David Thoreau A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.  ~Author UnknownA good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.  ~Lois Wyse There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.  ~Edith Wharton I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.  ~Katherine Mansfield A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.  ~Frances Ward Weller We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade. ~Caroline Sheridan Norton Friends can be said to "fall in like" with as profound a thud as romantic partners fall in love.  ~Letty Cottin PogrebinFriends are kisses blown to us by angels.  ~Author Unknown It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.  ~Marlene Dietrich She is a friend of mind.  She gather me, man.  The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.  It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.  ~Toni Morrison, Beloved Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.  ~Plautus If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.  ~George MacDonald Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  ~Marcel ProustA real friend is someone who would feel loss if you jumped on a train, or in front of one.  ~Author 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 brea


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