Monday, July 9, 2007

Quotes of the Week #7- Friendship

Today is the first day of the Fantasy 4 Fiction Tour! If you're anywhere near where the tour will be visiting, you should definitely take this opportunity to meet the authors and support them! And whether you can make it to one of the tour stops or not, you should read the books! Go to The Fantasy 4 Fiction Tour website for more information! :D

I've been thinking about friendship a lot lately. One reason is that I don't get to see most of my friends often because they've either moved far away or they are just as busy as I am.

Another reason is that I've recently noticed that one thing I really love about books is characters, especially character relationships. Of the most recent relationships I've read about, my current favorite is the one between Artemis Fowl and Holly Short in the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. It's fun to watch Artemis and Holly move gradually from complete enemies to close friends. It's also interesting to watch how their relationship changes each of them. Artemis grows more compassionate and selfless, while Holly comes to trust him completely. This is the kind of thing that I read books for! :D Aaahhh, to have a friend you could trust your life to without question and have that same trust returned. A friend whom you share every adventure with and come to know well. :)

Well, sorry for making you wait so long for the quotes! :P Here they are:

1. A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.
-Robert South

2. It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
-Henry Ward Beecher

3. The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.
-C.S. Lewis

4. Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends.
-Henry Ward Beecher

5. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
-C.S. Lewis

Humorous Quote:

We are all like pictures that must not be looked at too near. They that come near us find more faults and badness in us than others at a distance know.
-Richard Baxter

Random Quote:

We are not here to learn how to live in the dark but to walk in the light. We are not here to get along with evil but to overcome it with good.
-Vance Havner

Happy adventures and friendships!

Becca Johnson


everlastingscribe said...

Love the Quotes. Here's another one for you:

"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words but pouring them all right out just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away."

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Becca Johnson said...

That's a beautiful quote! And so true! Thanks for sharing it! :D

I just re-discovered another quote about friendship I found somewhere:

A friend is someone who knows the song of your heart and sings it back to you when you forget the words.

Unfortunately, I don't know who first said that. But it's still a great quote! :D

Becca Johnson