"Here’s what I think. We all want someone to build a fort with. We want somebody to swap crayons with and play hide-and-seek with and live out imaginary stories with. We start out getting that from our family. Then we get it from our friends. And then, for whatever reasons, we get it in our heads that we need to get that feeling- that intimacy- from a single someone else. We call if growing up. But really, when you take sex out of it, what we want is a companion. And we make that so damn hard to find."
~ David Levithan
When twilight drops her curtain down
And pins it with a star
Remember that you have a friend
Though she may wander far.
~ L.M. Montgomery
"I understand you, and I shall not attempt to make you change your mind.
I am too old to want to improve the world. I have told you what I think, and that is all.
I shall remain your friend even if you act contrary to my convictions, and I shall help you even if I disagree with you."
~ Milan Kundera