61 Great Long-Distance Friendship Quotes And Sayings

Long distance friendship takes work, and there are a few ways to bridge the gap.

By Harini NatarajanHarini Natarajan, Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner  • 

Long-distance friendships are special in their own way. And what’s better than sharing a few long-distance friendship quotes with your friend? Your friends may annoy you and call you at any time of the day or night – but you cannot live without them. They are the ones with whom you share your joys and sorrows. From helping you deal with problems at home to recommending you for a new job – friends are selfless. Here are a few amazing long-distance friendships quotes you can send to your friends to make them feel extra special and tell them how much you miss them. Scroll down!

45 Long-Distance Friendship Quotes

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth
  1. “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” – Robert Southey
  2. “True friends stay with you no matter the distance or time that separates you from them.” – Lance Reynald
  3. “Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” – Washington Irving
  4. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia
  5. “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” – Winnie the Pooh
  6. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” – Ally Condie
  7. “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn
  8. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.” – Socrates
  9. “True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” – Unknown
  10. “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau
  11. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elisabeth Foley
  12. “There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” – Diana Cortes
  13. “There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” – Dodinsky
  14. “I don’t cry because we’ve been separated by distance, and for a matter of years. Why? Because for as long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.” – Donna Lynn Hope

True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side
  1. “True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.” – Unknown
  2. “True friendship resists time, distance, and silence.” – Isabel Allende
  3. “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” – William James
  4. “So what if the distance is too long? What matters is that we have the courage of love to cover any distance which dares to separate us.” – Unknown
  5. Long-distance relationships are like wind to a fire; it puts out the small ones, but inflames the big ones.” – Unknown
  6. “Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.” – Cindy Lew
  7. “There is no distance too far between friends, for friendship gives wings to the heart.” – Unknown
  8. “Friends are connected heart to heart. Distance and time can’t break them apart.” – Unknown
  9. “A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart.” – Hakan Massoud Nawabi
  10. “A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain” – Kahlil Gibran
  11. “No matter where you are, you will always be looking at the same moon as I am.” – Unknown
  12. “Though we drifted apart in distance I still think of you as being right here. And although we have many new friends, it is our friendship that means the most to me.” – Unknown
  13. “A thousand miles seems pretty far, but they’ve got planes and trains and cars. I’d walk to you if I had no other way.” – Plain White T’s
  14. “I may not always be there with you, but I will always be there for you.” – Unknown
  15. “Though miles may lie between us, we’re never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count the miles, it’s measured in the heart.” – Rozina Hasham

If you are out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold, all you have to do is call my name, and I will be there on the next train
  1. “If you’re out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold, all you have to do is call my name, and I’ll be there on the next train.” – Carole King
  2. “I’m never sad when a friend goes far away, because whichever city or country that friend goes to, they turn the place friendly. They turn a suspicious-looking name on the map into a place where a welcome can be found.” – Helen Oyeyemi
  3. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.” – Unknown
  4. “We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” – Unknown
  5. “If one day you feel like crying, call me. I can’t promise to make you laugh, but I’m willing to cry with you.” – Unknown
  6. “Distance means nothing when someone means everything.” – Unknown
  7. “Another day that passes is another day closer to seeing you again.” – Unknown
  8. “The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander.” – Unknown
  9. “Here is my favorite thing about long-distance besties; it can be years since you have seen each other and, the minute you start talking, it is like you were never apart.” – Becca Anderson
  10. “When twilight drops her curtain down and pins it with a star, remember that you have a friend though she may wander far.” – L.M. Montgomery
  11. “If the days won’t allow us to see each other, memories will, and if my eyes can’t see you, my heart will never forget you.” – Unknown
  12. “If there is one thing you never need to doubt, it is our friendship. I am always just a phone call away.” – Unknown
  13. “Your absence has not taught me how to be alone, it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.” – Doug Fetherling
  14. “If distance were measured in terms of the heart, we’d never be more than a minute apart.” – Unknown
  15. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” – A.A. Milne
  16. “Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” – Richard Bach

16 Funny Long Distance Friendship Quotes

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected
  1. “’Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” – Charles Lamb
  2. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson
  3. “Friendship is Love without his wings!” – Lord Byron
  4. Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.” – Unknown
  5. “Definition of a long-distance relationship: Inconveniently the most effective way to find out if you really love each other.” – Unknown
  6. “I miss you like an idiot misses the point.” – Unknown
  7. “Whoever coined the term ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ was an idiot. Absence makes a bitch grow crazy.” – Toni Aleo
  8. “If you think missing me is hard, you should try missing you.” – Unknown
  9. “They say long-distance relationships will teach you to communicate well… We should be mind-readers by now.” – Lisa McKay
  10. “Want to learn how someone really handles frustration? Put them in a long-distance relationship and give them a slow internet connection.” – Lisa McKay
  11. “Don’t you type at me in that tone of voice!” – Unknown
  12. “We live so far apart because the world just isn’t ready for that much AWESOMENESS” – Unknown

You and I are more than friends…. We are like a really small gang
  1. “ You and I are more than friends…. We’re like a really small gang.” – Unknown
  2. “We’ve been friends for so long, I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence” – Unknown
  3. “ I miss your stupid face.” – Unknown
  4. “And then she knew that you could become homesick for people too.” – Unknown

Infographic: How To Keep Long-Distance Friendships Alive

You can keep your long-distance friendship thriving in many ways apart from just sending each other quotes and saying. For example, you can send them surprise gifts with their favorite snacks or outfits.

Check out the infographic below to learn more ways to keep a long-distance friendship strong.

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A strong friendship will always sustain no matter the distance. So do not worry about how far away you are from your friends, because the love and affection you share with them matters. Although you miss out on the opportunity to hang out with your buddies often and do fun things together, you can always express your love for them by sharing these long-distance friendship quotes. We are sure your words will touch their hearts and show the significance of your unique bond and help you cherish it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are long-distance friends the best?

Long-distance friends are the best because you always have your next meeting to look forward to. You also get into fewer fights with them!

Can long-distance friendship last?

Yes. If both friends don’t hesitate to reach out to each other regularly, you can enjoy a lasting long-distance friendship.

What is the best line for a best friend?

You can describe a best friend through a quote by Aristotle. He said, “A true friend is one soul in two bodies.”

How do I cheer up my long-distance friend?

There are many ways to cheer up a long-distance friend, like telling them why they are special to you, reminding them of your favorite memories together, and sharing a funny meme with them. You can also film a funny video and send it to them to cheer them up!

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