Famous Quotes About Friendship and Love

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Can friendships be platonic? Is there an invisible space that exists between friends? Can best friends fall in love? Many marriages are the product of friendship. While it is not correct to say that platonic love does not exist, sometimes sparks do fly. Love blossoms when there is no boundary or space.

It may take a while for you to realize how and when the friendship grew into love. The natural progression may not be sudden, but friends are often caught unawares when amorous feelings creep into their heart.

Once a friend falls in love, there is no going back. If the love is reciprocated, the relationship can reach a new level of intimacy and passion. However, if love is unrequited, the friendship faces the risk of destruction. To revert to the same old platonic friendship may be difficult at this stage.

If you harbor a secret passion for your dear friend, but you are unsure of their feelings, tread carefully. Look out for telltale signs of love. Does their hand linger on yours longer than usual? Do they look at you even when you are not looking at them? You can take the help of a common friend to find out how strongly they feel about you.

Quotes About Love and Friendship

If words fail you, use these friendship and love quotes to subtly convey your feelings. If they are unsure, help them overcome their hesitation by using tender friendship and love quotes. Share your dreams and fantasies with your beloved and let your love overpower them.

Khalil Gibran

"It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations."

Heather Grove

"Just because you know someone doesn't mean you love them, and just because you don't know people doesn't mean you can't love them. You can fall in love with a complete stranger in a heartbeat, if God planned that route for you. So open your heart to strangers more often. You never know when God will throw that pass at you."

John LeCarre

"The reward for love is the experience of loving."


"The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for."

C. S. Lewis

"Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction."

Mason Cooley

"Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason."

George Jean Nathan

"Love demands infinitely less than friendship."

Joan Crawford

"Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell."

Erich Fromm

"Immature love says ' I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'"

Francois Mauriac

"No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever."

Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell."

V. C. Andrews, Petals on the Wind

"Angel, saint, Devil's spawn, good or evil, you've got me pinned to the wall and labeled as yours until the day I die. And if you die first, then it won't be long before I follow."

Karen Casey

"Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood."

The Gestalt Prayer

"I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, then it can't be helped."

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

"I'll tell you...what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter - as I did!"


"It is the true season of love, when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us and that no one will ever love in the same way after us."

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

"She loved with so much the more passion as she loved with ignorance. She did not know whether it was good or evil, beneficient or dangerous, necessary or accidental, eternal or transitory, permitted or prohibited: she loved."


"Love and dignity cannot share the same abode."

Albert Schweitzer

"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light."

Andre Pevost

"Platonic love is like an inactive volcano."

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

"No disguise can long conceal love where it is, nor feign it where it is not."

David Tyson Gentry

"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable."


"I guess when your heart gets broken, you sort of start to see cracks in everything. I'm convinced that tragedy wants to harden us, and our mission is never to let it."
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