75 Best Friend Quotes You’ll Want to Text to Your BFF Now

More than any relationship you'll ever have, your bestie knows you through-and-through. In case you want to remind her—just because—here are some prefect quotes for perfect pairs.

 On friends and moving

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “A good friend will help you move, but a true friend will help you move a body.” –Steven J. Daniels

On being a good friend

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life – and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.” –Dean Koontz

On the roots of friendship

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled.” –Ally Condie

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On the art of being a good friend

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.” –Robert Brault

On friends (and chocolate)

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” –Linda Grayson

On laughter in friendship

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.” –Oscar Wilde

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On lifelong friends

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” –A.A. Milne

On friends who really know you

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” –Richard Bach

On friends who help you be stronger

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.” –Doe Zantamata

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On friends who'll take the bus with you

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “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

On forging a deep friendship

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “How much good inside s day? Depends how good you live ‘em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ‘em.” –Shel Silverstein

On the comfort of friendship

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.” –Samuel Johnson

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On how friends and books are similar

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.” –C.J. Langenhoven

On a loyal friend

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.” –Arnold H. Glasgow

On the strength of friendship

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com “A friendship that can be ended didn’t ever start.” –Mellin De Saint-Gelais

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On being you

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." —Dr. Seuss

For commonalities

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"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 (Find out 24 little ways to be a better friend today.)

For long-distance pals

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes." —Henry David Thoreau

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For the meant to be

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "No friendship is an accident." ―O. Henry

For the good and the bad

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have." —Irish Proverb

For strength in numbers

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-Now "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, then alone in the light." —Helen Keller

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For the value of friends

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing." ―Elie Wiesel

For the tough lessons

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"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." ―Muhammad Ali

For your squad

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"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." —Amy Poehler

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For all the chapters

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"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow." ―William Shakespeare

For your cheerleaders

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"The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul." —Shanna Rodriguez (Here are eight more types of friends every woman should have.)

For your successes

Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." ―Oscar Wilde

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For being hand-in-hand

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"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." —Albert Camus

For the tough talks

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends." —J.K. Rowling

For the long haul

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"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit."― Aristotle (Find out the secrets of making—and keeping—lifelong friends.)

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For the drunk evenings

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"There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends."― Sylvia Plath

For the ups and downs

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"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

For feeling fine

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"A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." —Proverbs 27:9

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For friends at first sight

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"There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met." ―Jim Henson (Here's how to make new friends as an adult.)

For finding your person

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"There is nothing I wouldn't do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature." —Jane Austen

For when it matters

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"Only a true friend would be that truly honest." —Shrek

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For picking the right ones

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant." ―Socrates

For the gems

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"True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style." ―Nicole Richie

For when you need to talk

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"Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends." —Virginia Woolfe

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For lifetime friends

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"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12." —Stephen King

For the thick and thin

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"True friendship is never serene." —Marquise de Sevigne

For your playlist

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"I get by with a little help from my friends." —The Beatles

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For being free

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"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself—and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to—letting a person be what he really is." ―Jim Morrison

For cherishing

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"Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected." ―C.J. Langenhoven

For the small stuff

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"'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.'" —E.B. White

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For growing up

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The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." —Elizabeth Foley

For jam sessions

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"Ooh you're the best friend that I ever had/ I've been with you such a long time/ You're my sunshine and I want you to know/ That my feelings are true/ I really love you/ Oh you're my best friend" —Queen

For the game changers

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"Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them." —Anna Taylor

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For the cloudy skies

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"If you wanna find out who's a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time ... then see who sticks around." —Karen Salmansohn

For the SOS moments

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"A true friend is someone who will always love you—the imperfect, the confused, the wrong you—because that is what people are supposed to do." —R. J. L.

For your part

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"The only way to have a friend is to be one." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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For timeless wisdom

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"'We'll be friends forever, won't we, Pooh?' Asked Piglet. 'Even longer,' Pooh answered." —A.A. Milne (These Winnie the Pooh quotes will pull on your heartstrings.)

For always

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"You've got a friend in me." —Toy Story

For being picky

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"A friend to all is a friend to none." ―Aristotle

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For your health

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"Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul." —Steve Maraboli

For your other half

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"In my friend, I find a second self." —Isabel Norton

For getting through everything

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend." —Bill Watterson

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For pointing out what matters

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart." —Kristin Hannah

For real talk

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "Friends make you smile—best friends make you giggle 'til you pee your pants." —Terri Guillemets

For your darkest hour

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out." —Grace Pulpit

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For who knows you

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies." —Aristotle

For preserving your friendships

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "Hold a true friend with both your hands." —Nigerian Proverb (Here are the science-backed reasons why these kinds of friendships are so healthy for us.)

For the page turners

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "Are we not like two volumes of one book?" —Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

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For the family you choose

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "Friends are relatives you make for yourself." —Eustache Deschamps

For being your voice of reason

BFF-Quotes-to-Text-Your-Pals-Right-NowTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com "Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty." —Sicilian Proverb
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