Quotations About / On:
I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner.
(Ted Tally, U.S. screenwriter, and Jonathan Demme. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), Silence of the Lambs, on the telephone to Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) at the end of the film as Lecter watches his nemesis, Dr. Frederick Chilton (Anthony Heald), disembark from an airplane (1991).
Lecter (spelled "Lechtor") was also a featured character in Manhunter. The film was adapted from the novel Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris.)
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).)
Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.
(Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Mrs. Doonan, in Puckoon, ch. 6 (1963).)
Health, south wind, books, old trees, a boat, a friend.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Emerson in His Journals, March 1847, ed. Joel Porte (1982).)
In a multitude of acquaintances is less security, than in one faithful friend.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 61, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970).)
My noble friend, chew upon this.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Brutus, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 2, l. 171.
To Cassius; "chew" means ruminate, reflect.)
He was my friend, faithful and just to me.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antony, in Julius Caesar, act 3, sc. 2, l. 85.)
Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company.
(Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 11, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).)
Friends am I with you all, and love you all.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antony, in Julius Caesar, act 3, sc. 1, l. 220.
To Cassius and the conspirators who killed Caesar.)