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Esme Douglas
September 16, 2018 10:25 am

This Sunday, September 16th, is National Women’s Friendship Day, and in honor of this occasion, we’ve compiled some of the best, most relatable quotes from our favorite real and fictional BFFs about the beauties of female friendship.

Keep scrolling to find the friendship quote that perfectly captures your relationship with your bestie, then text it to her with the last pic you took together. Today is all about celebrating the women who make you you.

Amy Poehler

“My mom always says it’s very important to have people in your life who knew you when. The older you get, the more you treasure that idea of someone knowing your family and where you came from, and being around during these times and these times.”

Beyoncé

“There’s nothing like a conversation with a woman that understands you. I grow so much from those conversations. I need my sisters.”

Abbi Jacobson on Ilana Glazer

“We’re lucky that we have each other. If we were alone, I don’t know if we’d be repeating this as much and knowing our own personal history as well. It’s nice. It’s kind of like having a sibling. You’re like, ‘Remember when Grandma did that? That was weird.’”

Drew Barrymore

“That’s what real friendship is. It’s not niceties. It’s like, we’re in the trenches together, we’re having a rough day, we’re going to get through it—let’s fucking go!”

Camila Mendes on Lili Reinhart

“I’ve learned from Lili that the true value of a friend lies within their ability to listen. A good listener goes a long way.”

Beyoncé on Kelly Rowland

“It’s the greatest thing about friendship when you’re able to grow up together and your children are able to grow up together and it’s just years upon years of beautiful friendship and sisterhood.”

Oprah on Gayle King

“Something about this relationship feels otherworldly to me, like it was designed by a power and a hand greater than my own. Whatever this friendship is, it’s been a very fun ride and we’ve taken it together.”

Jane Fonda

“Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power.”

Laura Dern on Reese Witherspoon

“When I met Reese, I knew she would be my family for the rest of my life. And I don’t say that lightly.”

Michelle Obama on Valerie Jarrett

“I can count on someone like Valerie to take my hand and say, ‘You need to think about these three things.’ Like a mom, a big sister, I trust her implicitly.”

Grey’s Anatomy character Cristina Yang on Meredith Grey

“She’s my person. This is not about getting her approval. It’s about telling her…if I murdered someone, she’s the person I’d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor. She’s my person.”

Charlotte Bronte

“If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.”

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