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Quotes about Old Friends

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It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

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The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

 

I confessed recently to an old friend,
"I realized I was looking at you,
in your visit, through old glasses.
Speaking old words.
Telling old stories.
I realize that in my life I've made so many
physical changes and I need to give my spirit time to catch up."
Time for my spirit to look at my friend
through the new glasses of current life experiences.
Old friends are precious.
They become even more treasured when they are wrapped
in the currentness of life experiences
and not relegated to the past in which they once lived.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

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The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend,
the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.
- Barbara Tuchman

Peter is an old friend.
I'm heartbroken, but he's also a tough guy.
I'm counting on him getting through this very difficult passage.
- Tom Brokaw

I'm not a betting woman, but I have $50 on Secretariat
with an old director friend of mine.
- Shirley Booth

I am a friend of life, at 80 life tells me to behave
like a woman and not like an old woman.
- Chavela Vargas

No one leaves an old friend unless they are ashamed.
- Julian Casablancas

The first time I read an excellent work,
it is to me just as if I gained a new friend;
and when I read over a book I have perused before,
it resembles the meeting of an old one.
- George Gissing

The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years,
is always to - look the other way.
- Ugo Betti

There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days,
no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

You can make a new friend but you can't make an old one.
- Tom Bodett

Chris Martin's a good friend of mine.
I'm actually Apple's godfather.
He's an old friend and we've been mates for quite a few years now.
- Simon Pegg

Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
- Agatha Christie

The short story is like an old friend who calls whenever he is in town.
We are happy to hear from it; we casually fan the embers of past intimacies,
and buy it lunch.
- R. Z. Sheppard

Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend,
you should endeavor to understand him.
- George Santayana

Kazan was an old friend, I met him in 1938.
He picked up radio jobs for eating money,
so I met him on a couple of radio shows.
Later on I was in a play he directed.
- Richard Widmark

The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend.
one of the great landmarks in men's struggle to be free of tyranny,
to be decent and civilized.
- William O. Douglas

The mere process of growing old together will make
the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
- Edward Koch

I was in a bar and I said to a friend,
'You know, we've become those 40-year-old guys we used to look at and say,
'Isn't it sad?'
- George Clooney

I am an old, old friend of Aaron Sorkin's,
who is the executive producer and writer.
He had been talking about doing a political show for
a long time and I had been interested in it for a long time.
The moment I became available, he called me last year
and asked me if I wanted to do it and then I just had
to audition for the powers that be,
and I got it.
- Bradley Whitford

When I was nine years old I use to copy ( not trace
) the covers of the Donald Duck comics.
Many years later I became a close friend of Jack Hannah,
the director of the Donald Duck film shorts.
- William Jackson

It is true I gained muscular vigour,
but with it a prodigious appetite,
which I was compelled to indulge, and consequently increased in weight,
until my kind old friend advised me to forsake the exercise.
- William Banting

It was from an old friend who thought he was dying.
Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often,
thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death.
Go easier.'
- Thomas Arnold

A friend of mine, that I had known for some time,
came up one day with an old guitar.
I don't know where he got it, I don't know how long he'd had it,
but he knew about two chords on it.
He proceeded to teach them to me, and then we proceeded to go crazy over music.
- Charlie Daniels

A few nights ago I went to a Hollywood screening of
a small independent film made by Sally Kirkland,
an old friend of mine who also did terrific job acting in it.
There were other actors in it and they were all terrific.
- Nick Mancuso

Paul Newman's an old friend of ours out of Cleveland,
Ohio.
He used to sit around our house.
He's the only man I've ever known to drink a case of beer all by himself.
That's talent in a way.
- Lew Wasserman

At noon, on the Fourth of July, 1826,
while the Liberty Bell was again sounding its old message
to the people of Philadelphia,
the soul of Thomas Jefferson passed on;
and a few hours later John Adams entered into rest,
with the name of his old friend upon his lips.
- Allen Johnson

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

My coat and I live comfortably together.
It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere,
has moulded itself on my deformities,
and is complacent to all my movements,
and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm.
Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
- Victor Hugo

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
- Brigitte Bardot

Clear? Huh. Why a four-year-old child
could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child,
I can't make head or tail of it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

All diseases run into one - old age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every one desires to live long,
but no one would be old.
- Abraham Lincoln

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


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