Smart words about friendship from our favorite fictional BFFs
Best friends are one of life’s necessities. If they’re not with you during the best and worst moments of life, they are the first phone call after experiencing them. They tell you the truth—even when you don’t want to hear it, but need to hear it. The best friend relationship is for sure one of the most important bonds we’ll ever form in our lives. They are our sounding board for all that life throws at us and we are theirs in return. We dissect everything from dates, bosses, annoying things our mom said and how many calories are actually in a brownie batter donut if you ate it while walking up a flight of stairs. When we’re drowning in negative emotions over a lost job, break-up, family fight or just a bad fashion decision, they are the ones to point out all the reasons why we’re awesome. If we’re in the throes of one of our most exciting accomplishments, they are the first ones to want to jump up and down about it and if we’re too modest to brag, they will do it for us. Together we can be silly, serious, crazy, ridiculous, weepy, jubilant and everything in between.
Maybe this is why television and film writers really nail the best friend dynamic over and over. And, for me, there’s nothing better than watching a show or movie where I feel so connected to characters that it might as well be me and my own best friend joking around or having an emotional moment on the screen.
Here are some of the greatest things said between fictional best friends. Fictional best friends! They’re just like us.
Fried Green Tomatoes
“I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends.”—Ninny Threadgoode
Parks and Rec
“Never send a husband to do a best friend’s job.” —Ann to Leslie
Thomas: What do you think it’s like?
Vada: I think… everybody gets their own white horse and all they do is ride them and eat marshmallows all day. And everybody’s best friends with everybody else.”
Boy Meets World
Eric: “Lose one friend, lose all friends, lose yourself.”
Sex and the City
Carrie: “No matter who broke your heart or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends.”
Jane: “I guess I could see where people would value your opinion and take what you say very seriously.”
Daria: “Really? Where can I meet these people?”
Jane: “Well, I kind of take what you say seriously.”
My So-Called Life
Angela: “So when Rayanne Graff told me my hair was holding me back, I had to listen. Because she wasn’t just talking about my hair. She was talking about my life.”
The Muppet Movie
Kermit: “I have a dream too, but it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy. It’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with. And I found a whole group of friends who have the same dream, and that makes us sort of like a family.”
Dawson: “Feelings can change, passion will fade, partners will come and go, but through it all, one thing remains sacred: friendship.”
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”