Marlene Dietrich had it right when she said, “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”
I wonder if I often say it enough, how I am grateful for those 4 a.m. friends. Sometimes those 4 a.m. calls might arrive at noon on a Tuesday or late on a Friday night, but no matter the hour, through the highest highs and lowest lows, I am grateful to know they’re there for me, and I’m there for them, on the other end of the line.
In honor of those 4 a.m.-ers, here’s four more great things someone else said about friendship. And, thank you for being a friend.
We are friends for life. When we’re together the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you’ve come? – Judy Blume
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. – Robert Louis Stevenson
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. – Elizabeth Foley
I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with the roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson