04 February 2009

Wordful Wednesday

Sometimes i want to shout to the whole world how lucky i am to have you as my friend but sometimes i want to hush
..afraid that somebody might take you away from me.


A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

Bernard Meltzer

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.


The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

Abraham Lincoln

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.

Lois L. Kaufman

Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.

Swedish proverb

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.


A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.


The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

Czech. Proverb

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

Muhammad Ali

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

Thomas A. Edison

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In my friend, I find a second self.

Isabel Norton

True friends stab you in the front.

Oscar Wilde

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

George Washington

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

Henry David Thoreau

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.

Eustache Deschamps

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

Marlene Dietrich

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

Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, and somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends.

~Author Unknown

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.

~Donna Roberts

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~

Author Unknown

Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you. ~

Author Unknown

If you're alone, I'll be your shadow.

If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder.

If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow.

If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile.

But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me. ~

Author Unknown

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.

~Grace Pulpit

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

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.

~Author Unknown

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.

~Author Unknown

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

~Author Unknown

I like her because she smiles at me and means it.


Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. ~Emily Kimbrough

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh!" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you." ~A.A. Milne

Hold a true friend with both your hands.

~Nigerian Proverb

Are we not like two volumes of one book?

~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.

~Flavia Weedn

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

A 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

A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.

~Frances Ward Weller

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.

~Author Unknown

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself

he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.

~Laurence J. Peter

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.

~Douglas Pagels

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

~Leo Buscaglia

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.

~Sicilian Proverb

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

~Elisabeth Foley

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. 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

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.

It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

~Albert Schweitzer

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.

~Dave Tyson Gentry

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.

~Virginia Woolf

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

~Henry David Thoreau

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. I

t's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.

~Toni Morrison

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.


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

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.

~Margaret Lee Runbeck

Yes we are [friends] and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often. I don't want to lose this happy space where I have found someone who is smart and easy and doesn't bother to check her diary when we arrange to meet.

~Jeanette Winterson

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

~John Leonard

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

~William Penn

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

~Katherine Mansfield

We have been friends together

In sunshine and in shade.

~Caroline Sheridan Norton

Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life. ~Sare and Cate

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.

~Barbara Kingsolver

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 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

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.

~Anäis Nin

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.

~Henry Wadsworth

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.

Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.

~Swedish Proverb

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

~Dinah Craik

No road is long with good company.

~Turkish Proverb

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,

they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

~Marcel Proust


Alice said...

And I consider myself blessed to call you my friend.


jojo said...

well my covered it all. Simply beautiful...

Debbie said...

Friend is Ness. Thanks for being my friend.....

God Bless~

kim-d said...

Oh Ness...beautiful way to start my morning. There are several here that I would like to add to my "Quotables" if you don't mind. I am so glad you have Wordful Wednesdays rather than Wordless Wednesdays. And I am so glad you're you and that you're my friend.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I am so glad that I can call you my friend :)

Debra W said...

Dearest Nessie, I know that things have been extremely trying for you lately and I wish that there was something I could do for you. You are such a dear person who has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know. Please stay strong, dear one and know that I am here praying for you and your family. Let us know what the doctor says on the 12th.

Love you,

Lilie said...

wow these are some really amazing quotes you got here. :)