Quotes: The Power of Friendship

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    Anime and Manga 

Puppetmon: (dying) Cherrymon... what is it that those kids have... that I don't?
Cherrymon: Friends.

[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"

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

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

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

Bonds of people is the true power.

Greater than one is two.
Greater than two is three.
Greater than three is four.
When the strength of friends is combined into one...
Then true power and courage are created!
The Swords of Justice, Pokémon: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice

    Fan Fiction 

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.

    Film - Live-Action 

Dear George: Remember, no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings. Love, Clarence.

Spock: I saw V'Ger's planet, a planet populated by living machines. Unbelievable technology. V'Ger has knowledge that spans this universe. And, yet with all this pure logic, ...V'Ger is barren, cold, no mystery, no beauty. I should have known.
Kirk: Known? Known what? ...Spock, what should you have known?
Spock: (holds Kirk's hand) This simple feeling... is beyond V'Ger's comprehension. No meaning, no hope, and, Jim, no answers.

Had you worked together instead of against each other, you might have been successful.
M. Bison, Street Fighter: The Movie

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.


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.

Friendship Day can be any day you want it to be.
Franklin Turtle, "Franklin's Valentines"

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.

    Live-Action TV 

You can never hope to grasp the source of our power.
Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

A Slayer with family and friends, that sure as hell wasn't in the brochure.
Spike after Joyce hit him with a fire axe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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

Cora: Are we to be friends then?
Lady Grantham: We are allies, my dear, which can be a good deal more effective.


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"

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"

Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on
Bill Withers, "Lean On Me"

    Video Games 

I don't need a weapon. My friends are my power!
Sora, Kingdom Hearts

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!

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: (backing away, grimacing) ...Those are just words! You - you've lost! Fine, see where your power gets you here. Xemnas, he's all yours!

You and your friends vs 10 million zombies... They're gonna need more zombies.
Left 4 Dead 2 tagline

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?

We'll show that creep the REAL SUPERPOWER of TEAMWORK!
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Heroes

This war has brought us pain and suffering and loss. But it's also brought us together; as soldiers, allies, friends. This bond that ties us together is something the Reapers will never understand. It's more powerful than any weapon. Stronger than any ship. It can't be taken or destroyed.
Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 3


You became friends with Yosuke. Yosuke will now die for you.

Sooner or later you will have to face the fact that literally all adventures are about learning the value of teamwork.
Teamwork and friendship. The two razor sharp edges of the mighty excalibur which EVERY hero should keep in his scabbard.
Even shitty heroes like you.

    Web Original 

Remaining MiGs are bugging out because of our teamwork and kindness!

Aw, c'mon Twilight, there's no problem that friendship can't solve!... Yeah, okay, that sounded kind of gay.

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

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.
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?
Fiore: You lying whores!

Hilda: ORF, you gotta remember me! I'm your friend.
ORF: FRIEND... (face scrambles) Hilda... (returns to normal) Friend! (Hilda bops her "nose")
Mad King: What is this Disney bullshit?! ORF! Gooify her! I am your master!
ORF: CEO of Monarch Labs... ENEMY. (face turns red)
Mad King: Oh, poopie...
Hilda: That's friendship, bitch!

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.

Friends = Power Ups. Have as many as you can at all times.
— The Laws of Super Robot Anime #48

    Western Animation 

Darkwing: Wow! Friend Power really worked!
Gosalyn: Yeah, but it was so gross.
Launchpad: So, you two, have you learned the lesson from this?
Darkwing: Oh, I sure have. We got to join together, in friendship, and mercilessly crush our enemies into pieces!

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!

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

Choten: Once again, you see that befriending Creatures is no substitute for commanding them!
Ray: Speaking of friends, meet mine!
Ray then proceeds to summon five creatures simultaneously
Choten: (gasps) You can't possibly control that many Creatures!
Ray: I don't need to control them. They're my friends.

Friendship is Magic

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: You're wrong, Tirek! [...] I carry within me the most powerful magic of all!

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.
— "The Gift of Friendship," Strawberry Shortcake

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.

Superman: I know we're supposed to be related, but you remind me more of a friend of mine. Strong willed, bit of a loner, and when the time came for him to become part of a team, he resisted. And while he never liked it, he'll tell you he did far more good as a member of that group than he ever could alone. It just took learning how to compromise.

    Real Life 

Loners are losers.

The man with friends is rich.
— Eritrean proverb