"Two are better than one: they get a good wage for their labor. If the one falls, the other will lift up his companion. Woe to the solitary man! For if he should fall, he has no one to lift him up. So also, if two sleep together, they keep each other warm. How can one alone keep warm? Where a lone man may be overcome, two together can resist. A three-ply cord is not easily broken."
"The man with friends is rich."
— Eritrean proverb.
"I don't need a weapon. My friends are my power!"
— Sora, Kingdom Hearts
"You know... you act like such a lonely man. But look at you! You've got the biggest family on Earth!"
— Sarah Jane Smith, Doctor Who
"Because they saved me from myself; they rescued me from my loneliness. They were the first to accept me for who I am. They're my friends."
— Naruto Uzumaki, Naruto
"You can never hope to grasp the source of our power."
— Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Friends = Power Ups. Have as many as you can at all times.
—The Laws of Super Robot Anime #48
Loners are losers.
Fiore: And now, you die!
Mina: Don't, don't! Sailor Moon has done more for me than like anyone!
Lita: She's the best friend you could wish for; just ask Darien, and she could be your friend too.
Amy: Join us Fiore! Put your powers towards building more friendships!
Fiore: You think I'm an idiot? She did this to herself! You're just want to trick me so you can steal Darien away.
Raye: HAHAHAHA! GUYS THAT WAS HYSTERICAL!
Lita: I know! I can't believe I kept a straight face through that shit.
Mina: God, Amy, could you have said more sappy shit?
Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love, they give you care and attention
Friends will be friends
When you're through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hand 'cause friends will be friends
Right 'till the end
— Queen, "Friends Will Be Friends"
"Yeah, it's true. The one thing I've always wanted was to have friends..like them."
— Greed, Fullmetal Alchemist
"Dear George: Remember, no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings. Love, Clarence."
"We know the personalities of the four kids very well by this point, so now we're getting to see how those personalities mesh with new people outside their social bubble, and how in their own ways they're sort of reversing the antagonism of these self appointed adversaries and turning them into friends, even in spite of everyone's best efforts to avoid that outcome.
"As always, friendship prevails."
Turkey Creek Jack Johnson: Why you doin' this, Doc?
Doc Holliday: Because Wyatt Earp is my friend.
Turkey Creek Jack Johnson: Friend? Hell, I got lots of friends.
Doc Holliday: ...I don't.
A Slayer with family and friends, that sure as hell wasn't in the brochure.
You and your friends vs 10 million zombies... They're gonna need more zombies.
— Tagline, Left 4 Dead 2
Ven: Whatever it takes. Anything to save Terra and Aqua.
Vanitas: Hmph. It's always about your friends, isn't it?
Ven: At least I have some! I've become a part of their heart, just as they've become a part of mine. My friends are my power...and I'm theirs!
Sonic: We'll show that creep the REAL SUPERPOWER of TEAMWORK!
Well, the worst of times they, they don't faze me
Even if I look and act pretty crazy
I went way down, she betrayed me
Now my vision is no longer hazy
I'm very lucky to have my crew
They stood by me when she flew
I've been knocked down, beat down, black and blue
She's not the one coming back for you
— Rancid, "Fall Back Down"
"Had you worked together instead of against each other, you might have been successful."
"Then one day, I realized you were all there for me, Shizuru, and Mai and Mikoto, and there I was, smiling, happy. If that hadn't dawned on me, I might've remained the bitter girl I'd been. But the love that Shizuru had for me and the feelings that Mai and Tate had for each other made me realize that people can't live alone. It might seem obvious to anyone else, but it was an important truth that I discovered only recently. Anyway, it's kind of embarrassing, but let me say it. Thank you to all those who stuck around me."
— Natsuki Kuga, Mai-HiME Special 25.
There was laughter inside his own head, shrill, high-pitched laughter... he could smell the Dementor's putrid, death-cold breath filling his own lungs, drowning him - think... something happy...
But there was no happiness in him...the Dementor's icy fingers were closing on his throat - the high-pitched laughter was growing louder and louder, and a voice spoke inside his head:" Bow to death, Harry... it might even be painless... I would not know... I have never died..."
He was never going to see Ron and Hermione again -
And their faces burst clearly into his mind as he fought for breath.
Starfire: I am sorry.
Robin: You're sorry? For what?
Starfire: When things were...bad, there was a moment where I truly believed that you were...like Slade. I doubted you. And for that, I am sorry.
Robin: I doubted myself, Star. Focused, serious, determined...as much as I hate to admit it, he and I are kind of alike. But there's one big difference between me and Slade. (smiling) He doesn't have any friends.
Satan: What the devil? That Hell was practically inescapable.
Sam: Sorry, Satan. Your demon impostor was no match for the true power of friendship and cooperation!
Max: Plus I ripped out his kidneys.
— Sam & Max Beyond Time And Space: What's New Beelzebub?
Friendship is Magic
Twilight Sparkle (later): I felt it the very moment I realised how happy I was to hear you... to see you... how much I cared about you. The spark ignited inside me, when I realised that you all... are my friends!
Tirek: "How is this possible!? You have no magic!"
Twilight Sparkle (even later): You're wrong, Tirek! I may have given you my alicorn magic, but I carry within me the most powerful magic of all!
"Even in Hell, there is a single blooming flower of friendship. It rocks back and forth over the waves, leaving one single petal behind as a memento. Someday, it will certainly bloom. Okama Way!"
— Mr. 2 Bon Kurei, One Piece
U.S. Acres Characters: For a walk in the park, for a shot in the dark, friends are there!
Garfield: I don't care.
U.S. Acres Characters: But friends will care...for youuuuuuuuu!
— "Friends Are There", Garfield and Friends
Cora: Are we to be friends then?
Lady Grantham: We are allies, my dear, which can be a good deal more effective.
Sora: Hearts are made of the people we meet, and how we feel about them—they're what ties us together even when we're apart! They're what...make me strong.
Xigbar / Braig: Duh! You're strong because of the ties you have with other people. As if the Keyblade would choose a wimp like you. [...]
Sora: I know the Keyblade didn't choose me, and I don't care. I'm proud to be part of something bigger—the people it did choose. My friends. They are my power! (Visions of his allies, past and present, suddenly surround him)
Xigbar / Braig: ...Those are just words! You - you've lost! (backing away, grimacing) Fine, see where your power gets you here. Xemnas, he's all yours!
Bonds of people is the true power.
"You know, there's one thing you Freelancers always seem to forget. And that's the fact that we've managed to kick your ass time and time again. Oh sure, you've got all your smart plans, and your fancy technology, and your advanced training, but, in the end, what has that gotcha? Without a team you can count on and your fellow soldier by your side, all that doesn't really amount to squat, now does it?"
— Sarge, Red vs. Blue
"There are all kinds of presents of every shape and size / But the present I like best is better than a prize / It has no special wrapping, it's not in a store / It is the gift of friendship and is well worth waiting for. / Friends hold your hand / Friends make you smile / They are always there for you / Friends make life worthwhile."
— Strawberry Shortcake - "The Gift of Friendship"
"Aw, c'mon Twilight, there's no problem that friendship can't solve!...Yeah, okay, that sounded kind of gay."
Puppetmon: [dying] Cherrymon... what is it that those kids have... that I don't?
Calvin was horrified what this... evil... thing... had just done to his best friend. But Calvin didn't cry. Calvin didn't give up. He didn't let Hobbes' sacrifice be in vain. Instead, Calvin did what most grown-ups wouldn't do in this situation. He shouted, "GOTTA CATCH ME FIRST, YOU RUSTY PIECE OF SCRAP METAL!" Now that's guts. Now that's courage. Now THAT'S friendship.
"You're right, Victor [about me not being as powerful as you on my own]. But you forgot one thing. Unlike you, I'm not alone!"
"[Ryuko] may have lost the match, but she won with friendship! Winning with friendship means winning at life!"
— Mako, Kill la Kill, "So Sexy, She Might Pass Out"
"You never really understood, did you? It is our loyalty to our friends that provides our truest, greatest strength. This is what separates us from the ogres and troggs—and even the goblins. This is why the dwarves helped us back from near extinction, even surrendering a portion of their hallowed halls for us to call home. And this is why there are dwarves, humans, draenei, and night elves dying alongside us in the surrounding tunnels to reclaim a city that was never theirs. They are here because they are our friends, Sicco. My friends. It is a power that numbers cannot match."
Ray: Speaking of friends, meet mine!
Ray then proceeds to summon five creatures simultaneously
Choten: (Gasps) You can't possibly control that many Creatures!