Because friends make life better.
Girlfriends are such an important and beneficial part of our lives. Good quality and lasting gal-pal friendships are hard to come by so when you have your pack, stick with them.
It’s no wonder people from all walks of life seek out others with similar likes, dislikes, and interests as them to bond with. Friendship is what we as humans crave! Friendships are essential for our well being and can come in many forms. They relieve stress, give us a distraction from the hard times in life, and allow us to let loose and have fun.
They say that friends who are with you for over seven years will most likely be lifelong friends. Those special people that truly care about you and your success are the best, especially when you know that no matter how much time has passed, you will pick up right where you left off.
People often refer to their spouses or beloved family members as friends, while others refer to their childhood besties or longtime work colleagues as BFF’s. Sometimes you were born into being best friends with your siblings, even if no one triggers you like your brother or sister. Everyone finds friendship in one place or another.
Similarly to all of us non-celebrities, famous women have often let their thoughts about friendship slip. Many inspirational women have specific friendship rules they follow or just some amazing advice for when they need their best friend or what they expect from a friend.
All the women on the following list are very successful in the eyes of the media and have held a high status for a while. These women have inspired many people in different and positive ways and have shared their views on friendship and the lessons they’ve learned over the years.
Here are 25 great quotes about friendship from famous women that you can share with your friends.
1. Friends can help us become better people.
“Don’t expect your friend to be a perfect person. But, help your friend to become a perfect person that’s true friendship.” — Mother Teresa
2. The company is worth it.
“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” — Helen Keller
3. True friends love us unconditionally.
“My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.” — Jodie Foster
4. Friends is a popular show for a reason.
“Where would you be without fiends?… There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.” — Jennifer Aniston
5. It’s important to make time for our friends.
“No matter how tired I am, I get dinner at least once a week with my girlfriends. Or have a sleepover. Otherwise, my life is just work.” — Jennifer Lawrence
6. Our siblings can be our best friends, too.
“Having lots of siblings is like having built-in best friends.” — Kim Kardashian
7. Friends should lift us up.
“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.” — Oprah Winfrey
8. Time stands still with our best friendships.
“The best part about having true friends is that you can go months without seeing them and they’ll still be there for you and act as if you’d never left!” — Ariana Grande
9. Friends aren’t all the same.
“We should always have three friends in our lives. One who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; And then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.” — Michelle Obama
10. Real friends bring out our best selves.
“True friends don’t encourage you to do drugs.” — Demi Lovato
11. Trust is crucial when it comes to friendships.
“I’ve gotten to the point where the label of ‘Best Friend’ is so ridiculous. If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world.” — Selena Gomez
12. Friends are there through the good and bad times.
“A true friend is someone who is always there during the ups and downs, I actually have a song called ‘True Friend.'” — Miley Cyrus
13. We must hold onto our friends.
“Friendship is anything that you get something out of that is very, very important to you. And that’s why there are those people who are so close to you that you don’t know how you’d live without them. And they are the ones that, even if they do something terrible, you have to keep. Otherwise, you’re just going to be lost without them.” — Natalie Portman
14. How great is it that we can be silly with them too.
“Sometimes I feel like a complete kid when I’m running around with my friends being stupid for a week, and then sometimes I just want to sit in my house and sip tea and watch old movies like I’m 60.” — Kendall Jenner
15. Great conservations are so powerful.
“There’s nothing like a conversation with a woman that understands you.” — Beyonce
16. New friendships are also exciting.
“I love making new friends and I respect people for a lot of different reasons.” — Taylor Swift
17. Sometimes friends are your soul mates.
“Friendships I think can also be soul mates.” — Cameron Diaz
18. Then, of course, there’s your mom.
“No, we can’t be friends. You’re my mom. You’re what I talk to my friends about.” — Ellen DeGeneres
19. There are levels to friendship.
“Best friend isn’t a person. It’s a tier.” — Mindy Kaling
20. We all need our girls.
“I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.” — Reese Witherspoon
21. Time spent with friends is precious.
“I’m a pretty boring person. I have a dog that I love, and friends that I love, and a family that I love. I’m just trying to spend as much time with them as I can.” — Anne Hathaway
22. They can heal anything.
“The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” — Gwyneth Paltrow
23. We support each other.
“My girlfriends from high school are the smartest and strongest women I know.” — Kerry Washington
24. Friends make us happy.
“Being friends with Drew is a great lesson in the joy of life. She sees the positive. That was great for me. It’s good to be around people like that.” — Jessica Lange
25. They just get us.
“My two best girlfriends are from secondary school. I don’t have to explain anything to them. I don’t have to apologize for anything. They know.” — Emma Watson
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Natalia Jaramillo is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics for YourTango.