So you say you're in love with your best friend, huh?
If you've caught yourself shyly nodding in agreement, cheeks blushed and ears flushed, you my friend (not best friend, you're in love with the best friend) are in great trouble. But oh, the joy of new love! You're ready to take on any trouble that comes along the way, for the sake of love that makes those proverbial butterflies flutter in your tummy. But what's even better is that now you know you're not alone in facing those troubles. Your greatest strength, your best friend, is by your side. And whether or not he/she reciprocates your love, they will always be your best friend, and you'll never really lose them. But until then, you have your days of daydreaming and musing in plenty. So go ahead, grab a glass of wine, as we take you through this dreamy list of quotes for when you know you're head over heels in love with your best friend.
Quotes for when you've just realized you're in love
The very first moment you realize you've fallen in love, irrespective of whether it's your best friend or someone else, is that total eye-opening moment when you feel like the world around you is, somehow, suddenly different. You might be someone who thinks you're immune to whatever is "love", or you might be someone who loves to love love (this quote, in reference to James Joyce), but that very moment of falling isn't something ANYONE can ever get used to. Here are some quotes for when that awe-inspiring moment strikes (and boy does it strike hard!)
"Do you have to have a reason for loving?" -Brigitte Bardot "One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving." -Paulo Coelho "She wasn’t exactly sure when it happened. Or even when it started. All she knew for sure was that right here and now, she was falling hard and she could only pray that he was feeling the same way." — Nicholas Sparks "I don't know how to say this, or even if its true. But I love the way you make me feel, and I think I'm falling for you." - Nicole Kinder "I was falling. Falling through time and space and stars and sky and everything in between. I feel for days and weeks and what felt like lifetime across lifetimes. I fell until I forgot I was falling." — Jess Rothenberg
When you're trying to understand love
The next step to falling in love (with the best friend no less, you cheeky thing), is hours upon hours spent reading articles trying to understand this oft-mentioned but rarely understood enigma that is love. For those love-sick fellas, here is your dose of quotes on understanding love:
"Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star." — E.E. Cummings "Love is like the wind, you can't see it, but you can feel it." ― Nicholas Sparks "Life is a flower of which love is the honey." — Victor Hugo "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." — Robert Heinlein
When you revel in that beautiful feeling
And then comes the complete surrender to and the full immersion in that wholesome feeling of love. Lots and lots of music (probably the recommendations from your best friend, oh the irony!) playing on loop, looking out the car window pretending, feeling the wind in your hair, pretending you're in a Shania Twain music video... You'll love reading these quotes ahead, for they eloquently describe your feeling right now:
"Love is quivering happiness." — Khalil Gibran "Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs." — William Shakespeare "To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic." - Alphonse De Lamartine "I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love." - Henry Ward Beecher "You know you're in love the moment you can touch the stars without reaching." — Melisa M. Hamling
When you cherish your best friend in your life
Let's be honest, even if you weren't actually in love with your best friend, you'd still be grateful just to have a best friend at all! That's the thing about friends, they're a blessing to life, in whichever form they come in. Here's to having the coolest best friend in the world (who made you also fall in love with them!) and to friends everywhere. I need to go hug mine now!
"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you." - Elbert Hubbard "Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." -Helen Keller "A friend is someone who knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow." - William Shakespeare "I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one." - Nicola Tesla
When you suddenly see your best friend in a new light
And so here's the big twist in your life. You want more out of your best friend. You've shed the platonic glasses off of your eyes and suddenly the usual things they do affect and shake you to your very core. Maybe he likes pulling your hair often; it used to make you mad before, but now you wish his fingers never leave your hair. Maybe she packs in extra lunch to college for you everyday; you hogged it without a second thought before; now you suddenly see visions of how your life would be with a wife like her! The following quotes are tailor-made for you:
"I looked at him as a friend until I realized I love him" -Anonymous "The heart wants what it wants. There's no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that's that." – Woody Allen "A single rose can be my garden; a single friend, my world." - Leo Buscaglia "You're one of those people who make my life better just by being in it." - Anonymous "I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning." - Victor Hugo "Falling in love is easy. Falling in love with the same person repeatedly is extraordinary." ― Crystal Woods "You're in my inappropriate thoughts" - Anonymous
When you realize love and friendship aren’t that different
Haters will call these justifications, but really, how far apart are love and friendship anyway? One thing is simply a more intense form of the other, and which is which, I can't say for sure. They're both beautiful things to have in life and to celebrate! Then why should loving your best friend be any different?
"Love is friendship set on fire." - Jeremy Taylor "Love develops through friendship." - Helen Araromi "Love is friendship set to music." - E. Joseph Crossmann "Friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other, loving each other and being crazy together." - Anonymous "We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh." -Agnes Repplier "Friendship is the secret to a long-lasting romantic relationship." - Anonymous "There's a reason why BF stands for boyfriend and best friend, as they should be one and the same." -Anonymous
When you want to confess love to your best friend
At this point, if you just can't wait to tell your best friend any longer, read the following quotes to get inspired:
"You're not just my friend, you're my love. You're not just my love, you're my heart. You're not just my heart, you're my life. You're not just my life, you're my everything." - Anonymous "We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss "Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice but falling in love with you I had no control over." - Anonymous "He said to her, 'Don't fall in love with me.' She thought to herself, 'Silly boy, we're best friends; we've been madly in love since we first met.'" -N.R. Hart "Have you ever watched a leaf leave a tree? It falls upward first, and then it drifts toward the ground, just as I find myself drifting towards you." - Beth Kephart
When you’re also afraid you’ll lose your best friend
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Do your best friends like you the way you do? If they didn't already, will they want to change the way they think? Sure, it's your best friend, and best friends promise the best of everything to each other, but are you good enough to be more than their best friend? In other words, do you qualify as the ideal girl/boyfriend for your best friend? Or are you doomed to forever being their loved but not quite beloved? How is the damned conversation gonna go, when you tell them about your feelings? Questions are endless, answers, none. Read on for more inspiration:
"Am I falling in love? She thought, is it safe to do so with this man? She thought, I don't need to answer." ―Freya North "Falling for him would be like cliff diving. It would be either the most exhilarating thing that ever happened to me or the stupidest mistake I’d ever make." — Hussein Nishah "Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love." - Socrates "Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all." - St. Augustine "It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all." — William Makepeace Thackeray "Loving someone can be hard at times. You risk a lot when you love - your heart and soul, at the least. Love is the most important and most rewarding investment you can make in another person." - J.E.B. Spredemann
When you're determined to overcome the challenge
If you've managed to move past your fear and believe it is crucial to at least attempt at getting what you feel would be a life of happiness and fun, there are many a great authors who agree with you. Some of their quotes:
"Love does not appear with any warning signs. You fall into it as if pushed from a high diving board. No time to think about what’s happening. It’s inevitable. An event you can’t control. A crazy, heart-stopping, roller-coaster ride that just has to take its course." - Jackie Collins "It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being." - John Joseph Powell "Falling in love is like leaping from a cliff. Your brain screams that it's not a good idea and that hurt and pain will inevitably come to you. But your heart believes you can soar, glide and fly." — Marie Coulson
And when love ultimately wins
What can I say about love that great men and women before me haven't already said! Move on to the quotes of some such great people on how powerful love is:
"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone." - Orson Welles "It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages." - Friedrich Nietzsche "First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love." — Maya Angelou "It is by loving and by being loved that one can come nearest to the soul of another." -George Mcdonald "Even if loving meant leaving, or solitude, or sorrow, love was worth every penny of its price." - Paulo Coelho "To love another person is to see the face of God." - Les Miserables
Just keep faith
"The language of friendship is not words but meanings." - Henry David Thoreau "A real friend is someone who tries to pick you up when you've fallen and if they can't pick you up they lay down right beside you." - Anonymous "One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca "Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness." - Euripides "Good friends care for each other, close friends understand each other, but true friends stay forever beyond words, beyond distance and beyond time." - Anonymous
And spill your heart out
"My love, you know you are my best friend. You know that I'd do anything for you And my love, let nothing come between us. My love for you is strong and true." - Sarah McLachlan "The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever." — The Notebook "Today and always, beyond tomorrow, I need you beside me, always as my best friend, lover and forever soul mate." - Anonymous
And a bonus quote!
"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love." - Albert Einstein I realized freshly falling in love with your best friend makes you eligible for a gift! I chose this quote by Albert Einstein to emphatically point it out that you have the ultimate power to make it work for yourself (and your best friend too!). The first roadblock to having a fulfilling relationship with the person of your dreams (you've been literally dreaming about your best friend day and night, haven't you?) is the fear, doubt and subsequent unwillingness to at least give it a shot. At this point, you are, without a doubt, in the dichotomy of a situation of being both in massive exuberance of being in love with none other than your best friend ("I'm the luckiest person ever!") and immense fear of screwing it up with your very best friend (OMG, I'm in trouble!"). But know that the road not travelled has never led to any destination. You must take your chance. To paraphrase another popular quote, "Friends are the family we choose." You say this person is your best friend, literally meaning the best among all your friends! Just how much of a special bond you must be already sharing with them if you call them your best friend! You know them, trust them, and your best friend too knows and understands you. If you change your perspective a bit, this is the most comfortably suitable environment for confessing one's love, ever! You could never hope to have gotten as much assurance from any other person other than your very best friend.
We wish you lots of love and luck!
Of course it's just that much difficult to actually go out there and put your heart out on a silver platter for someone to break or make happy. Even if it is your best friend on the other side of the bargain, it is still difficult to make yourself vulnerable. It might be your best friend in question, but it is still your heart at stake. Your best friend might be the best friend in the history of best friends (Friends reference yo!) but it is still a matter of love and luck. And on behalf of the Panda Gossips family, I wish you lots of both!