Friendship Quotes From Movies

Wednesday, September 19 by Jason Cuthbert

Friends may come and go, while some were probably not real friends to begin with. It takes strong principles like mutual respect, appreciation, selflessness, trust, and time to cement a friendship. These meaningful friendship quotes come from remarkable movies that showcase characters graduating from mere associates to revered friends. 

"Let the rest of the world beat their brains out for a buck. It's friends that count. And I got friends." – "All About Eve"


In a movie about show business and vain egos, friendship in this particular world would seem like the first victim in the survival of the fittest. Max musters enough clarity to notice the difference between being worth your weight in gold and valuing the priceless friendships in his life. 

"You could be happy here, I could take care of you. I wouldn't let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together." -"E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial"


These touching remarks mark the emotional growth that young Elliot experiences during his close encounter of the friendship kind. Even though having an alien from another planet living with him stirs up serious concern from law enforcement as well as the scientific community, Elliot's heart sees past all of E.T.'s physical differences and connects through the longing for strong companionship.  

"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." – "Casablanca" 


For a pessimistic loner like Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), making friends is far from a priority. He equates sticking his neck out for another person as being an invitation to have it slit. But when he finds the goodness in a few other human beings as something too precious to ignore, he lets his guard down. Once he is able to trust Louis Renault, this friendship quote seals the deal towards a bright future. 

"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve." – "Stand By Me"


As we all get older, it becomes increasingly difficult to emotionally invest in people as freely as we did when we were kids. It takes time for potential plutonic friends to brand us with their unique fingerprints. This quote about friendship emerges as Gordie Lachance (Richard Dreyfuss, Will Wheaton) reminisces about his adolescent adventures while bonding with a trio of local outsiders. Discovering a dead body probably has that type of effect on people.     

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