We should not talk about our friends: otherwise we will talk away the feeling of friendship.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 489, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 252, "Silentium," (1879).
The Latin word silentium in the title means "silence.")
The falling out of faithful friends, renewing is of love.
(Richard Edwards (c.1523-1566), British poet. "Amantium Irae," The Paradise of Dainty Devices (1576).
This last line of each of the poem's stanzas is an echo of an older line, from which the poem's Latin title is taken: see Terence.)
You send a boy to school in order to make friendsthe right sort.
(Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 2, entry for Nov. 16, 1921, ed. Anne O. Bell (1978).
Woolf was here quoting the reaction of Maurice Baring and his wife to Lady Cromer sending her son to Winchester, which was not considered elite enough.)
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.)