[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

->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!
-->-- ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' dub theme

->'''Greed''': Those memories [of my friends] [[AmnesiacDissonance 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!
-->-- ''[[Manga/FullMetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'', Episode 44

->[[InternalizedCategorism Maybe I am]] [[YouMonster a monster]], but [[YouAreNotAlone I met people who reached out to me]].
-->-- '''[[{{Telepathy}} Haruka]] [[BrokenBird Kotoura]]''' to the infamous child beating criminal, ''Manga/KotouraSan'' episode 11

->'''Vita''': Her allies?\\
'''Fate''': No. Her ''friends''.
-->-- ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''

->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''', ''Anime/YuGiOh''

->'''[[AntiVillain Entei]]''': What is this?\\
'''[[AllLovingHero Ash Ketchum]]''': My friend, Charizard.\\
'''Entei''': Your friend?\\
'''[[TheLancer Pikachu]]''': [[PokemonSpeak Pika!]]\\
''[[TheBigGuy Charizard]] roars in agreement.''\\
'''Ash''': All of my Pokémon are my friends. We all work together like a family!\\
'''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Molly]]''': A family?\\
'''Entei''': Then I will defeat your family too!\\
(''10 seconds later into the fight between Charizard and Entei, as Ash almost falls off a large window before being caught in time by his friends and [[VillainousRescue Team Rocket]]Ö'')\\
'''[[TheSmartGuy Brock]]''': We wonít let you fall!\\
'''[[TheChick Misty]]''': Weíre like family too!
-->-- ''Anime/Pokemon3''


[[folder:Comic Books]]

->'''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.
-->-- ''ComicBook/ThePunisher: ComicBook/WelcomeBackFrank''

->'''Billy''' You guys all showed up [[StormingTheCastle 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.
-->-- ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers: The Children's Crusade''


[[folder:Fan Fiction]]

->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''', a ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'' FanFic

->We may hate things about each other, but in combat we know we can trust each other with our lives.
-->-- '''Asuka''', ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide''


[[folder:Film - Animated]]

->When your teammate's in trouble, you go. Whether they ask or not, you go!
-->-- '''Rhino''', ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''

->''Ohana'' means family. Family means [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind nobody gets left behind]], or forgotten.
-->-- '''Lilo Pelekai''', ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''

->This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good.
-->-- '''Stitch''', ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''

->Remember all the places you can hide\\
Remember, we are always on your side!
-->-- ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', "Streets of Gold"

->'''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!
-->-- ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie''


[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]

->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''', ''Film/BlackHawkDown''

->[[TheMafia This]] is my family. More even than my own family.
-->-- '''Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero''', ''Film/DonnieBrasco''

->If this is to end in fire, then we shall all burn together.
-->-- '''Thorin Oakenshield''', ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug''

->'''Gimli:''' [[ElvesVersusDwarves 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.
-->-- ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return of the King''

->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.
-->-- '''[[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit the Frog]]''', ''Film/TheMuppetMovie''

->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?
-->-- ''Film/TheProposition''

->I don't have friends, I got family.
-->-- '''[[Creator/VinDiesel Dominic Toretto]]''', ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]''

->I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die among my friends.
-->-- '''Gamora''', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''


->[[RuleNumberOne Rule One:]] [[BadassBoast You fuck with me, you die. No questions, no exceptions, no second chances.]]\\
Rule Two: What I say goes. Break Rule Two, you get hurt. Break it again, you die. Again, this is your only warning.\\
Rule Three: You fuck with any of my friends, you fuck with me. [[DisproportionateRetribution When in doubt, see Rule One.]]
-->-- '''Caine''', ''Literature/TheActsOfCaine''

->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.
-->-- '''Sam Vimes''', ''Discworld/FeetOfClay''

->I don't have brothers. Not by blood.
-->-- '''Maddox''', ''Literature/LordsOfTheUnderworld''

->We're all still inextricably entangled -- Split Enz isn't just something you can walk away from.
-->-- '''Noel Crombie''', ''Literature/StrangerThanFictionTheLifeAndTimesOfSplitEnz''

->One for all and all for one!
-->-- '''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'''

->Could one judge a man by his company? Could she judge [[CrazyAwesome Miles]] that way? [[ChivalrousPervert Ivan]] was [[HiddenHeartOfGold charming and funny]], [[GrandeDame Lady Alys]] fine and formidable, [[TheSpymaster Illyan]], despite his sinister history, strangely kind. Milesís clone brother Mark , for all his [[SourSupporter bitter bite]], seemed a brother in truth. [[ThePollyanna Kareen Koudelka]] was pure delight. The [[RememberTheNewGuy Vorbrettens]], the rest of the [[BadassFamily Koudelka clan]], [[FireForgedFriends Duv Galeni]], [[GoodWithNumbers Tsipis]], [[SupremeChef Ma Kosti]], [[BattleButler Pym]], even [[AbsentMindedProfessor Enrique]]... Miles seemed to [[MagneticHero collect friends of wit and distinction and extraordinary ability around himself as casually and unselfconsciously as a comet trailed its banner of light]].
-->-- ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]''

->But from now on, we fight as a Clan. No warrior will go into battle alone. Where one fights, we all fight!
-->-- '''Hailstar''', ''Literature/WarriorCats''


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->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 [[spoiler:JJ being forced to take a promotion to the Pentagon]], ''Series/CriminalMinds'', "JJ"

->'''Saffron:''' Everybody plays each other. That's all anybody ever does. We play parts.\\
'''Mal:''' You got all kinds a learnin' and you made me look the fool without even trying, and yet here I am with a gun to your head. That's 'cause I've got people with me, people who trust each other, who do for each other, and ain't always looking for the advantage.
-->-- ''Series/{{Firefly}}''

->'''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?
-->-- ''Series/{{Firefly}}''

->I learned something from Nandi. Not just from what happened, but from her. The family she made... 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 can't break away and you would never want to.
-->-- '''Inara''', ''Series/{{Firefly}}''

->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''', ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''

->I trust very few people, and I'm looking at all of them.
-->-- '''Will Scarlett''', ''Series/RobinOfSherwood''

->'''Shane:''' I can't ask you to do this for me.\\
'''Vic:''' I'm offering.
-->-- ''Series/TheShield''

->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''', ''Series/{{Spaced}}''

->Jeremy, on this starship... ''no one'' is alone. No one.
-->-- '''Captain Picard''', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''

->Family don't end with blood, boy.
-->-- '''Bobby''', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

->This is better than a family. No one around here asks me for my damn bone marrow.
-->-- '''Tracy Jordan''', ''Series/ThirtyRock''

->''"The decision was made a long time ago. Before any of us knew each other. When we were all strangers who would just pass each other on the street before the world ended. And now we mean everything to each other. You were in trouble, you were trapped. Glenn didn't know you, but he helped you. He put himself in danger for you. And that started it all. From Atlanta, to my daddy's farm, to the prison, to here, to this moment now. Not as strangers, as family. Because Glenn chose to be there for you that day a long time ago ó that was the decision that changed everything. It started with both of you and it just grew, all of us. To sacrifice for each other, to suffer, to stand, to grieve, to give, to love, to live, to fight for each other. Glenn made the decision, Rick. I was just following his lead."''
-->-- '''Maggie Rhee''', ''Series/TheWalkingDead''

->'''Avon:''' [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself I'm going down alone.]]
->'''Tarrant:''' Not this time.
->'''Avon:''' [[ItsPersonal This has nothing to do with you -- any of you.]]
->'''Tarrant:''' That's true.
->'''Dayna:''' On the other hand, [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits you are something to do with us.]]
->'''Cally:''' We've talked about it and [[FireForgedFriends discovered we care what happens to you.]]
->'''Tarrant:''' [[VitriolicBestBuds Within reason, of course.]]
->'''Dayna:''' [[WorldOfSnark We're as surprised about it as you are.]]
->'''Vila:''' [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids Not to mention, embarrassed.]]
-->-- ''Series/BlakesSeven'', "Rumors of Death"

[[folder:Mythology and Religion]]

->A true companion is loving all the time, and is a brother that is born for when there is distress.
-->-- ''Literature/TheBible''



->It's a fool don't know that his family's his crew.
-->-- '''Michelle Dockrey''', [[{{Series/Firefly}} "Mal's Song"]]

->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''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKfSbqEDSwk "Tennis"]][[note]]See, First Serve is the name of the group, and the song is about them reuniting after a feud. In hip hop lingo, 'love' can be used to describe nearly any sort of positive relationship between two or more people.[[/note]]

->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
-->-- '''Music/MiracleOfSound''', [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy "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
-->-- '''Music/TheRembrandts''', "I'll Be There For You", the theme song of ''Series/{{Friends}}''



->We few, we happy few, we band of brothers... for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
-->-- '''Theatre/HenryV'''


[[folder:Video Games]]

->Family's not just the people you're related to by blood. There are other people who care about you. [[CannotSpitItOut Like... Aveline.]]
-->-- '''Isabela''' to Hawke, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''

->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... [[YouAreNotAlone We want to protect you.]]
-->-- '''Dagger''', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''

->The [[TheQuest experience we shared]] - all of us - [[FireForgedFriends 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 [[TheHero Ryudo]]. I have faith in our bond. I have faith in our hearts, for they are one.
-->-- '''Elena''', ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'' epilogue

->Take care of each other, you guys are the only family I've got left!
-->-- '''Bill Overbeck''', ''VideoGame/Left4Dead: The Sacrifice''

->With all due respect, admiral, I didn't represent one of your people. I represented one of mine.
-->-- '''Commander Shepard''' during Tali's trial, ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

->'''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 RiteOfPassage?\\
'''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.
-->-- ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

->'''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!
-->-- ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''

->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''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''

->One big happy ass-kicking family!
-->-- '''James Vega''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3: Citadel'' DLC

->'''Shepard:''' Everybody say "Normandy!"\\
'''Normandy Alum:''' NORMANDY!
-->-- ''VideoGame/MassEffect3: Citadel'' DLC

->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
-->-- ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'', "Bein' Friends"

->This world don't give us nothing. It be our lot to suffer... And our duty to fight back. This Horde be our family! We may not always see eye-to-eye. We come to blows before. But when we work together - ah - there's nothing this Horde can't do.
-->-- '''Vol'jin''', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''

->'''Ratchet:''' Looks like Otto overlooked one thing; I'm not half as good without you.
->'''Clank:''' True.

->'''Prisoner:''' Do you have any family?\\
'''Dragonborn:''' I have friends, it's all the family I need.


[[folder:Visual Novels]]

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



->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.
-->-- '''Roy Greenhilt''', ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

->There are a grand total of ''three people'' in this ''cosmos'' whom I ''love. Someone'' who was ''obviously'' after ''your'' idiot princess has ''kidnapped two'' of them!... Get me up into ''space'' so I can get them ''back!''
-->-- '''Galatea Martin''', ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->[The MagicalGirl genre] 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.
-->-- '''[[https://theafictionado.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/the-world-needs-magical-girls/ The Afictonado]]'''


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->''And I won't let you hurt my planet\\
[[MamaBear And I won't let you hurt my friends]]''
-->-- '''[[FusionDance Garnet]]''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OWq38TikzU Stronger Than You]], ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''

->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
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tCPxXW_9qI "A True, True Friend"]]

->[[EveryEpisodeEnding 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}}'') [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Except for Cartman.]]
-->-- '''Kyle Broflovski''', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', "Ike's Wee Wee"


[[folder:Real Life]]

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

->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.
-->-- '''[[Music/{{U2}} Bono]]'''

->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.
-->-- '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_de_Montaigne Michel de Montaigne]]'''

->We two dear men, friends forever, were here. If you want to know our names, they are Gaius and Aulus.
-->-- [[OlderThanFeudalism Graffiti found in the ruins of Pompeii]]