Quotes / True Companions

"If this is to end in fire, then we shall all burn together."
Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Gimli: Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an elf.
Legolas: What about side by side with a friend?
Gimli: ...Aye. (smiles) I could do that.
The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King

"One for all and all for one!"

Simon: Captain, why did you come back for us?
Mal: You're on my crew.
Simon: Yeah, but you don't even like me. Why'd you come back?
Mal: You're on my crew. Why are we still talking about this?

"Jeremy. On this starship... no one is alone. No one."
Captain Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation

"This is better than a family. No one around here asks me for my damn bone marrow."
Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock

"'Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten."
Lilo Pelekai, Lilo & Stitch

"This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good."
Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

"When your teammate's in trouble, you go. Whether they ask or not, you go!"
Rhino, Bolt

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers... for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother."
Henry V

"If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he, and I was I."

"We're all still inextricably entangled — Split Enz isn't just something you can walk away from."

"This is my family. More even than my own family."
Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero, Donnie Brasco, on his family, The Family.

"We're just one big family and, when you've been to a few domestic disputes, Littlebottom, I can assure you that you'll see the resemblance."
Vimes, Feet of Clay

"A true companion is loving all the time, and is a brother that is born for when there is distress."

Satoko: We're here for you! We're like a family of friends!
Keiichi: A family of friends, huh? I like how that sounds.

Vita: "Her allies?"
Fate: "No. Her friends."

Shane: I can't ask you to do this for me.
Vic: I'm offering.

"When I go home, some people are gonna ask me, 'Hoot, why do you do it? You some kind of war junkie?' I won't say a goddamn word. Why? They won't understand....won't understand why we do it. They won't understand that it's about the men next to you. That's it... that's all it is."
Hoot, Black Hawk Down

"I've had a dream too. It's about singing and dancing and making people happy. That's the kinda dream that gets better the more people you share it with. And I found a whole bunch of friends who all have the same dream. And it kinda makes us like a family."

"Love. Love is the key. Love and family. For what are night and day, the sun, the moon, the stars without love, and those you love around you? What could be more hollow than to die alone, unloved?"

Tigger: "You mean... you guys are my family?"
Pooh: "I'm afraid it's all we have to offer."
Tigger: "Well... of course not. Because there's nothing better than the best!"

"Don't you understand why we came with you? Isn't it because we're friends?! Yugi, with friends... Allowing themselves to like themselves, that's why they want to be together. If you're in pain or suffering, then give some to me! That's what being a friend is about!"
Jounouchi Katsuya, Yu-Gi-Oh!

"You've always protected us. But you still don't understand that we looked out for you, too! We watched your back while you watched ours. And we believed in you the same way you believed in us! Just like you protected us... We want to protect you."

"The hardest thing to do is to stick together. Mates, family, marriage, business, bands. It's like resisting gravity... it's like King Canute trying to talk back the tide. But you can, and we have, and we will turn the world around... the alternative is too predictable: you empty your life of the people you need the most."

Dave: They tried to make me talk. I gave them nothing.
Frank: You don't know me, you don't owe me anything. I've brought you nothing but trouble. Why were you ready to die for me?
Dave: Because you're one of us. You're family.

"I learned something from Nandi. Not just from what happened, but from her. The family she madeÖ the strength of her love for them, itís what kept them together. When you live with that kind of strength, you get tied to it. You canít break away and you would never want to."
Inara, Firefly

"Not TV-perfect family with pearly white smiles and "very special episode" problems solved in an hour or half...Family that grates your nerves because they're always there, and can be relied on in a pinch because they're always there...Where you're either in on the joke or the butt of it. Family that fights and screams and kind of hates a little, then fights by your side and wraps your bleeding knuckles and loves despite themself or yourself."
Guy Gardner, Green Lantern Fan Fic

Billy (after the team has just broken him and Teddy out of Avengers Tower): You guys all showed up to rescue me?
Kate: We're family. We stick together no matter what scary, unstoppable powers you may have.
Eli: Plus, if you do have scary, unstoppable powers, we're thinking we should probably be on your side.

And if you ask me, you know that it's true
There is not a thing that I wouldn't do
I'd follow you to the ends of the earth
That's how much I think our friendship is worth
Maybe now you have figured it out
That's what bein' a friend is about
MOTHER, "Bein' Friends"

I'll be there for you
When the rain starts to pour
I'll be there for you
Like I've been there before
I'll be there for you
'Cause you're there for me, too
The Rembrandts, "I'll Be There For You", the theme song of Friends

"Could one judge a man by his company? Could she judge Miles that way? Ivan was charming and funny, Lady Alys fine and formidable, Illyan, despite his sinister history, strangely kind. Milesís clone brother Mark , for all his bitter bite, seemed a brother in truth. Kareen Koudelka was pure delight. The Vorbrettens, the rest of the Koudelka clan, Duv Galeni, Tsipis, Ma Kosti, Pym, even Enrique... Miles seemed to collect friends of wit and distinction and extraordinary ability around himself as casually and unselfconsciously as a comet trailed its banner of light."

"They say the family of the 21st century is made up of friends, not relatives. If that's true, you're the best auntie I've ever had!"
Tim, Spaced

"The experience we shared—all of us—have bound us together in a way that defies understanding... But this bond we share can be felt, but not seen. This is faith.
So, I do not have faith in Ryudo. I have faith in our bond. I have faith in our hearts, for they are one."
Elena, Grandia II epilogue

"Forever united as one! Together, the battles are won! Through us let your spirit evolve! (If we're all for one world, there's a world for us all!) If we're all for one world, there's a world... for us all!"
Digimon Frontier dub theme

"With all due respect admiral, I didn't represent one of your people. I represented one of mine."
Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 2, during Tali's trial.

Shaman: Grunt - who is your krantt? Your allies willing to kill and die on your behalf?
Shepard: How is a candidate tested if he brings backup on his Rite of Passage?
Shaman: Not every krogan can be the strongest warrior, but each must inspire his peers to battle at his side. If the ones who know you best can find nothing worthy in you, you should wander the wastes and die alone before you weaken my clan.
Shepard: (Paragon) We stand with Grunt, as shipmates and comrades. / (Renegade) Grunt will strengthen Clan Urdnot. Name our target, and it will die.

Shepard: You two have been with me longer than most. You believed in me when nobody else did. Thanks.
Tali: We'll finish this the way we started it... together.
Garrus: Damn right!

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

One big happy ass-kicking family!
James Vega, Mass Effect 3 (again), Citadel DLC

Shepard: Everybody say "Normandy!"
Normandy Alum: "NORMANDY!"
Mass Effect 3 (again, again), Citadel DLC

"But I think in your case, maybe it's better to find that sense of family among people who are good than it is to try to find a sense of good inside your family."

"But from now on, we fight as a Clan. No warrior will go into battle alone. Where one fights, we all fight!"
Hailstar, Warrior Cats

"Don't they understand that we're a family? That that's why this works, is because we're a family. Do they even care?!"
Garcia, in response to JJ being forced to take a promotion to the Pentagon, Criminal Minds, ep. 6x02, "JJ"

"You know, I've learned something today. Family isn't about whose blood you have, it's about who you care about. And that's why I feel like you guys are more than just friends. You're my family. (beat) Except for Cartman."
Kyle Broflovski, South Park, "Ike's Wee Wee"

"I trust very few people, and I'm looking at all of them."
Will Scarlett, Robin of Sherwood

Family's not just the people you're related to by blood. There are other people who care about you. Like... Aveline.
Isabela talks to Hawke, Dragon Age II

A true, true friend helps a friend in need
A friend will be there to help them see
A true, true friend helps a friend in need
To see the light that shines from a true, true friend

"First Serve is like tennis
It's the love, love
It's the love, love
It's like tennis
It's the perfect match"
First Serve - Tennis,note 

"It's a fool don't know that his family's his crew."
Michelle Dockrey, Mal's Song

Bobby: Family don't end with blood, boy.

"Maybe I am a monster, but I met people who reached out to me."
Haruka Kotoura to the infamous child beating criminal, Detective Tsukino's Enemy Within, and refering to the ESP club; Kotoura-san episode 11.

"So maybe Victor's luckier than us. But we're going to get to the mask first. Because we have something he doesn't have, and that's what we have. All of the Sibunas. And we're going to win, because we won't let each-other give up, and we won't let each-other fail."
Fabian Rutter, House of Anubis

We two dear men, friends forever, were here. If you want to know our names, they are Gaius and Aulus.

ďThe bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.Ē
Richard Bach

Remember all the places you can hide
Remember, we are always on your side!
— "Streets of Gold" karaoke, Oliver & Company

...And it resonated, because most of the drama and joy in my life came from platonic relationships, so it was nice to see that represented in fiction. Your teenaged years donít have to be scary if youíve got a group that you trust, that was the message I got out of these kinds of shows.
The Afictonado, on the 'magical girl' genre

"I don't have brothers," he said. "Not by blood."

Greed: Those memories (of my friends) aren't a part of me anymore!
Ling: No you're wrong, Greed! It's not that easy, they'll always be a part of you! You can't just erase them from your soul! They were the only part of you that you chose! Look at them, can you not hear their souls crying out!? You abandoned them, your real family! You threw them away like trash!

We may hate things about each other, but in combat we know we can trust each other with our lives.

Sisters scorned, brothers worn
Lonely pain is harder to mend
Flora tall, fauna small
Get you on your feet again

So lean a little on your friends
They will carry you
Shelter from the stormy nights
Lean a little on your friends
They will guide you through
You know youíre gonna be alright