You send a boy to school in order to make friendsthe right sort.
(Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 2, entry for Nov. 16, 1921, ed. Anne O. Bell (1978).
Woolf was here quoting the reaction of Maurice Baring and his wife to Lady Cromer sending her son to Winchester, which was not considered elite enough.)
I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner.
(Ted Tally, U.S. screenwriter, and Jonathan Demme. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), Silence of the Lambs, on the telephone to Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) at the end of the film as Lecter watches his nemesis, Dr. Frederick Chilton (Anthony Heald), disembark from an airplane (1991).
Lecter (spelled "Lechtor") was also a featured character in Manhunter. The film was adapted from the novel Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris.)
The best friend will probably get the best spouse, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 265, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 378, "Friendship and Marriage," (1878).)