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30 quotes about friendship that celebrate special connections

Julie Ryan Evans is an editor and writer who has covered everything from Capitol Hill to the politics of preschool. A mother of two, a runner of races, and a gourmet chef wannabe, she currently lives outside of Orlando, Florida.

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Just like family

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Just like family

You can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends! These quotes remind us that friendship matters.

Originally published February 2016. Updated January 2017.

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Our go-tos

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Our go-tos

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Amen

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Amen

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Who do you call?

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Who do you call?

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Who will ride the bus with you?

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Who will ride the bus with you?

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That's why they're called best friends

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That's why they're called best friends

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Quality, not quantity

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Quality, not quantity

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Friends make the world go round

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Friends make the world go round

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You can't rush the good things

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You can't rush the good things

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Flaws and all...

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Flaws and all...

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The perfect combo!

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The perfect combo!

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Friends make us strong

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Friends make us strong

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You too?

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You too?

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You get to choose

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You get to choose

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Nothing a friend wouldn't do

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Nothing a friend wouldn't do

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Friendship shines bright

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Friendship shines bright

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It's true

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It's true

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Understood?

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Understood?

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A real friend

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A real friend

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Comfortable silence

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Comfortable silence

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Go deep

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Go deep

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Free to be you

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Free to be you

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Scandal

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Scandal

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Growing together

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Growing together

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Never leave a friend behind

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Never leave a friend behind

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A single soul

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A single soul

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Forget what you give

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Forget what you give

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We all fail sometimes

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We all fail sometimes

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Unlovable isn't a word a friend knows

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Unlovable isn't a word a friend knows

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Never apart

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Never apart

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Friendship quotes

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Friendship quotes

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