What is life without friends to share it with?
Friends are there for everything, both the ups and the downs. They have been by your side while you have celebrated your greatest triumphs and victories, and they’ve also been there to catch you or pick you up when you’re so low you’ve hit the floor.
You have tons of great memories with them and inside jokes you’ll probably never forget. You guys have probably planned out a life together.
Maybe living with each other in NYC, marrying a set of brothers, and having a joint wedding. There’s nothing quite like a friends.
Think about your friends for a second. How long have you known them? Who was your best friend in the 5th grade? Is it the same person it is now?
What happened to them? Did you guys have a fight that completely destroyed your friendship and any chance at rekindling it? Or did you guys just naturally grow apart?
Probably the later, right?
Cause the thing is, it’s natural. It’s natural for people to grow up and grow apart as they discover different interests and their lives take them in different directions. This doesn’t have to be a friend you had in middle school — it can be any friend.
You can be close one day, and not the next. Maybe you wouldn’t call them a friend anymore, but at one time they were. They played a huge part in your life and you can be grateful to them for that, but you can also move on.
Or maybe, there was a fight. Maybe something happened that was so massive, and hurt you so much, that the friendship needed to end.
You cant erase them from your life, they were a part of it, but moving forward is totally possible to do without them (even when it seems like it’s not).
Maybe you met them in high school, or in college, or through work. Maybe you were friends for a couple of years, or a decade, or longer. but when a friendship ends, for whatever reason, maybe you have no interest in fixing it.
And that’s okay, you need to do what is best for you. But to help you and inspire you to move on, here are 20 friendship quotes for when you lose a friend.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.
Friendships can be messy and unfair.
“Though friendship is not quick to burn, it is explosive stuff.” –May Sarton
Maybe your best friend will always be there for you, in some way.
“You don’t lose friends, because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends, and you’re better for it.” –Mandy Hale
Things may feel like they will never be the same again.
“Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.” –Waqar Ahmed
Sometimes the loss of a toxic friendship is for the best.
“If you lose a friend because you’re honest, it wasn’t a good friend.”
Being hurt by your BFF is the worst type of hurt.
“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” –William Blake
Loss is a natural part of life.
“If you’re not losing friends then you’re not growing up.”
Maybe your friendship wasn’t the real thing to begin with.
“A friendship that can cease has never been real.” –St. Jerome
Moving on is possible, even through grief.
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“I admit, I really miss how things used to be. But I can also admit, that I’ve accepted the fact that things have changed.”
Friends will come and go.
“Make as many friends as you can, but don’t build your life on them alone. It’s an unstable foundation.” –Sean Covey
Your friends will always be a part of you, and you will always care for them.
“We’re not close anymore, but I’ll be here if you need me.”
There are two sides to a friendship.
“People will notice the change in your attitude towards them, but won’t notice their behavior that made you change.”
You might even be better off without your toxic friendships.
“Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them.”
Thank your best friend for helping you learn and grow, even if that had to take place after they left.
“You have to let people go. Everyone who’s in your life are meant to be in your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay till the end.”
“As your life changes so will your circle.”
You can only ask and expect so much of someone.
“People aren’t going to change simply because you want them to.” –Oprah Winfrey
It’s their loss.
“Don’t be afraid of losing someone who doesn’t feel lucky to have you.”
Real friendships are about equal give and take.
“There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t even jump puddles for you.”
Clearly, your friend’s heart just isn’t in it.
“Don’t make time for people who don’t make time for you.”
Endings are also beginnings.
“Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.”
Every friendship doesn’t have to be forever.
“Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you, until we meet again.”