"It's sometimes easier to help others rather than helping yourself. The trick is to listen to your "self" as a friend. This may be the simplest change you ever make in life, with the biggest impact."
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
"I despise the rituals of fake friendship. I wish we could just claw each other's eyes out and call it a day; instead we put on huge radiant smiles and spout compliments until our teeth hurt from the saccharine sweetness of it all."
"Never hold resentments for the person who tells you what you need to hear; count them among your truest, most caring, and valuable friends."
"I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing."
"Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition."
"Friendship is something in the soul. It is a thing one feels. It is not a return for something."
"Even though friends say they are interested in your life, they never really want to talk about you as much as you want them to. (68)"
"Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend."
"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."