„The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.“
— Sarah Orne Jewett American novelist, short story writer and poet 1849 - 1909
— Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican scholastic philosopher of the Roman Catholic Church 1225 - 1274
— Nicholas Sparks, livro As Palavras Que nunca Te Direi
Fonte: Message in a Bottle
„True friendship implies full confidence, which may only be completely given or completely withdrawn. If friendship has continually to be analyzed, nursed, and cured, it will cause more anguish than love itself, without having love's strength and its remedies. And if this confidence is ill-placed? Well - I would rather be betrayed by a false friend than deceive a true one.“
— André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967
Un Art de Vivre (The Art of Living) (1939), The Art of Friendship
„Don't beat yourself up," said Charlotte. "True love can be so easily mistaken for other things-friendship, humane concern, indigestion…“
— Shannon Hale American fantasy novelist 1974
Fonte: Midnight in Austenland
— Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626
— Alex Flinn American children's writer 1966
Fonte: A Kiss in Time
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
Fonte: Living Buddha, Living Christ
„[Twilight] argues that true love will triumph in the end, which may or may not be true, but if it's a lie, it's the most beautiful lie we have.“
— John Green American author and vlogger 1977
John Reviews Twilight and New Moon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkoBoF9FDXg
„Then gaze not on other eyes, Love;
Breathe not other sighs, Love;
You may find many a brighter one
Than your own rose, but there are none
So true to thee, Love.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
5th January 1822) Song ("Are other eyes beguiling, Love?"
The London Literary Gazette, 1821-1822
„Thus they are destitute of that very lovely and exquisitely natural friendship, which is an object of desire in itself and for itself, nor can they learn from themselves how valuable and powerful such a friendship is. For each man loves himself, not that he may get from himself some reward for his own affection, but because each one is of himself dear to himself. And unless this same feeling be transferred to friendship, a true friend will never be found; for a true friend is one who is, as it were, a second self.“
— Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 a.C.
Section 80; translation by J. F. Stout
Laelius De Amicitia – Laelius On Friendship (44 BC)
Original: (la) Ita pulcherrima illa et maxime naturali carent amicitia per se et propter se expetita nec ipsi sibi exemplo sunt, haec vis amicitiae et qualis et quanta sit. Ipse enim se quisque diligit, non ut aliquam a se ipse mercedem exigat caritatis suae, sed quod per se sibi quisque carus est. Quod nisi idem in amicitiam transferetur, verus amicus numquam reperietur; est enim is qui est tamquam alter idem.
„Love was a rare thing, easily confused with a million other things, and if anybody knew this to be true it was him.“
— Junot Díaz, livro The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Fonte: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Quoted by Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington in Conversations of Lord Byron with the Countess of Blessington http://books.google.com/books?id=w648AAAAYAAJ&q="Friendship+may+and+often+does+grow+into+love+but+love+never+subsides+into+friendship"&pg=PA179#v=onepage (1834).
„It is said of money that it is more easily made than kept and this is true of many things, such as friendship; and even life itself is more easily got than kept.“
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
Often paraphrased as "Friendship is like money, easier made than kept."
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part IX - A Painter's Views on Painting