17 Life Quotes to Describe Your Best Friend

Sometimes our words fail us when it comes to talking about how great our best friends are. Let these book quotes do the talking for you (or her) in explaining just why your best friend is so great and why you love her so much.

1. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ? Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

2. “Two a.m.’ He swallowed, then said, “You know. The person you can call at two a.m. and, no matter what, you can count on them. Even if they’re asleep or it’s cold or you need to be bailed out of jail…they’ll come for you. It’s like, the highest level of friendship.” ? Sarah Dessen, What Happened to  Goodbye

3. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” ? C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

4. “Being in a relationship, that’s something you choose. Being friends, that’s just something you are. [But] I do pick you. We’ve been friends too long to pick, but if we could pick, I’d pick you.” ? John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

5. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” ? Ally Condie, Matched

6. “It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.” ? Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

7. “I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.” ? J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

8. “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.” ? George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

9. “It’s bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They’re not. They’re just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close.” ? Rachel Cohn, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List

10. “I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails.” ? John Green, Looking for Alaska

11. “Sam and Patrick looked at me. And I looked at them. And I think they knew. Not anything specific really. They just knew. And I think that’s all you can ever ask from a friend.” ? Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a  Wallflower

12. “You had to know a person well to make them laugh like that.” ? Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

13. “A real friend isn’t capable of feeling sorry for you.” ? Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

14. “There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” ? Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

15. “One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.” ? Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

16. “When you feel someone else’s pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.” ? Ann Brashares, Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood

17. “Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” ? Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You