Quotations About / On:
We must take our friends as they are.
(James Boswell (1740-1795), Scottish author. Boswell The Great Biographer, journal, February 25, 1791, p. 18, McGraw-Hill Book Publishing Company, Inc. (1989).)
A boy's best friend is his mother.
(Joseph Stefano, U.S. screenwriter, and Alfred Hitchcock. Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), in Psycho (1960).)
"Friend"Mthe finest word in any language.
(Talbot Jennings (1896-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Jules Furthman (1888-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and Carey Wilson (1889-1962), U.S. screenwriter. Byam (Franchot Tone), Mutiny On The Bounty, after hearing the Tahitian word for friend from Hitihiti (William Bambridge) (1935).)
Friends are sometimes boring, but enemiesnever.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
(Agatha Christie (1890-1976), British mystery writer. Hercule Poirot, in The Mysterious Affair at Styles, ch. 11 (1920).)
Short accounts make long friends.
(Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Mrs. Tappitt, in Rachel Ray, vol. 2, ch. xxx, London, Chapman and Hall (1863).)
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Spanish Gypsy, bk. 3 (1868).
Pseudonym of Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
Only my friends call me wop.
(Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Maggio (Frank Sinatra), From Here To Eternity, to Fatso (Ernest Borgnine) (1953).)
An ardent lover often makes a cold friend.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
We have not so good a right to hate any as our Friend.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Wednesday," A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849).)