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Quotations About / On: FRIEND

  • 11.
    A boy's best friend is his mother.
    (Joseph Stefano, U.S. screenwriter, and Alfred Hitchcock. Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), in Psycho (1960).)
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  • 12.
    "Friend"Mthe finest word in any language.
    (Talbot Jennings (1896-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Jules Furthman (1888-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and Carey Wilson (1889-1962), U.S. screenwriter. Byam (Franchot Tone), Mutiny On The Bounty, after hearing the Tahitian word for friend from Hitihiti (William Bambridge) (1935).)
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  • 13.
    Friends are sometimes boring, but enemies—never.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 14.
    Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
    (Agatha Christie (1890-1976), British mystery writer. Hercule Poirot, in The Mysterious Affair at Styles, ch. 11 (1920).)
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  • 15.
    Short accounts make long friends.
    (Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Mrs. Tappitt, in Rachel Ray, vol. 2, ch. xxx, London, Chapman and Hall (1863).)
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  • 16.
    Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Spanish Gypsy, bk. 3 (1868). Pseudonym of Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
  • 17.
    Only my friends call me wop.
    (Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Maggio (Frank Sinatra), From Here To Eternity, to Fatso (Ernest Borgnine) (1953).)
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  • 18.
    An ardent lover often makes a cold friend.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 19.
    The dead being the majority it is a natural thing that we should have more friends among these than among the living.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 221, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
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  • 20.
    We have not so good a right to hate any as our Friend.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Wednesday," A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849).)
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