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101 Long Distance Friendship Quotes to Send to Your BFF

Lolo & Nate | Updated: January 22, 2023

Have you ever wanted to tell a friend how much they mean to you but couldn’t put those feelings into words?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

It’s funny how we can chat for hours about almost anything but when it comes time to writing something sentimental our minds go blank!

If you are struggling, why not start with a quote?

They are not only a quick and simple way to show them how much they mean to you, but can also help give you other ideas!

the best long distance friendship quotes

To help we’ve put together a list of 101 amazing long distance friendship quotes for different occasions. So read on, choose your favorite and use it to brighten their day.

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  1. Long Distance Friendship Quotes With Known Authors
  2. Missing You Friendship Quotes
  3. Friendship Across The Miles Quotes
  4. Long Distance Friendship Birthday Quotes
  5. Long Distance Best Friend Quotes
  6. Funny Long Distance Friend Quotes
  7. Anonymous Long Distance Friendship Quotes

Long Distance Friendship Quotes With Known Authors

famous quotes about long distance friends

“Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.”

John Evelyn

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.”

Nicholas Sparks

“Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.”

Tryon Edwards

“No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.”

Jean De La Bruyere

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can play together all night.”

Bill Watterson

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

A. A. Milne

“Missing her kept him awake more than the coffee.”

John Green

“If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden.”

Claudia Grandi

“What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.”

Richard Wilbur

“As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence.”


“All days are nights to see till I see thee, and nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.”

William Shakespeare

“Your absence has gone through me, like thread through a needle, everything I do is stitched with its color.”

W.S. Merwin

“The joy of meeting pays the pangs of absence; else who could bear it?”

Nicholas Rowe

“When you miss me just look up to the night sky and remember, I’m like a star; sometimes you can’t see me, but I’m always there.”

Jayde Nicole

“Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream. And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream.”

George Linley

“Ever absent, ever near; Still I see thee, still I hear; Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!”

Francis Kazinczy

“That’s the worst way to miss somebody. When they’re right beside you and you miss them anyway.”

Pittacus Lore

“Missing someone is the reverberating echo of everything beautiful about her her laugh, her song, her touch, her smell, the power of her words, and the constant shadow that lingers on as her perfect image in your memory.”

Richelle E. Goodrich

“I wonder if that’s just how it feels to miss someone so bad like being stabbed in the gut a little bit, each time you think of them.”

Kate Ellison

“There should be a little gap between you and your friends, though you’ll miss their companionship and you’ll also miss their disrespect.”

Michael Bassey Johnson

“Missing someone doesn’t always mean you need to have them back in your life. Sometimes you just feel there absence in present.”

Anurag Prakash Ray

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.”

Edna St. Vincent Millay

“When you miss someone in your life, just close your eyes and think the things that you do when you are with each other.”

Jeramae Panabia

“Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.”

Kay Knudsen

Want longer quote ideas? Check out our recent article on heartwarming long distance friendship messages.

“Missing You” Friendship Quotes

quotes about missing someone

“In French, you don’t really say “I miss you”, you say “Tu me manques” which means “You are missing from me.”

“Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.”

“Missing someone is a part of loving them. If you’re never apart, you’ll never really know how strong your love is.”

“If you think missing me is hard, you should try missing you.”

“I miss you. I might not always show it, might not always tell people, but on the inside I miss you like crazy.”

“You are the sun in my day, the wind in my sky, the waves in my ocean and the beat in my heart… I Miss You!”

“I miss the fun we used to have together.”

“I only miss you when I’m breathing.”

“Missing someone is your heart’s way of reminding you that you love them.”

“I miss you when something really good happens, because you are the one I want to share it with.”

“Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”

Alphonse De Lamartine

“They say that time heals all wounds but all it’s done so far is give me more time to think about how much I miss you.”

“Some mornings still feel like the night before. I’m just waiting for the days I don’t miss you anymore.”

“I wish I were kissing you instead of missing you.”

“Thinking of you every; second, minute, hour, day, is medication to my illness of missing you.”

“I did three things today – miss you, miss you, and miss you.”

“My heart never knew loneliness until you went away. I’m missing you.”

“I miss you. A little too much, a little too often, and a little bit more every day.”

“When I close my eyes, I see you. When I open my eyes, I miss you.”

“Nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.”

Calla Quinn

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart).”

E.E. Cummings

Missing you quotes are great to include in open when letters. Check out our recent post on simple yet effective ideas for open when letters for best friends!

Friendship Across The Miles Quotes

Friendship Across The Miles Quotes

“Can miles truly separate you from friend? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”

Richard Bach

“I don’t cry because we’ve been separated by distance, and for a matter of years. Why? Because for as long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.”

Donna Lynn Hope

“Waiting does not bother me, nor does the distance that is cropping up between us. All I want is a true commitment and to know that your heat will never change.”

Ting Stores

“The distance maybe far and wide but my heart can cover them all. The space between us is so much more but you should know that I love you so!”

Linda Roy

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”

Henry David Thoreau

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.”

Robert Southey

“I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you.”

Jonathan Safran Foe

“I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.”

Steve Maraboli

“Distance sometimes lets you know who is worth keeping, and who is worth letting go.”

Lana Del Rey

“When I miss you, sometimes I listen to music or look at pictures of you, not to remind me of you but to make me feel as if I’m with you. It makes me forget the distance and capture you.”

LeBron James

“Ocean separates lands, not souls.”

Munia Khan

“Distance means so little when someone means so much.”

Tom McNeal

“Don’t measure the distance; measure my friendship.”

Feel like you’re drifting apart? See our article on the practical ways long distance friends can stay connected.

Long Distance Friendship Birthday Quotes

quotes for long distance birthday

“Happy birthday! Thanks for all the fun times growing up. I would not be the same person today if it weren’t for you.”

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are – even if you are getting older. Thank you for being that friend, and happy birthday.”

“Twinkle, twinkle, little star. Happy birthday from afar.”

“Happy moments. Happy thoughts. Happy dreams. Happy feelings. Happy birthday.”

“Today marks one small milestone in the beautiful journey that is your life. May you continue to be blessed and follow your goals and ambitions to success!”

“Thank you for my great childhood memories. Here’s to many more memories to come. Happy birthday.”

“No matter what life throws at us, I will always have your back. Happy birthday!”

“You have the biggest heart in the world! Thank you for keeping me in it. Happy birthday”

“You brought light into my life when I was surrounded by darkness. Happy birthday, and thank you for making our long-distance friendship work. I’m so glad that I get to keep you in my life.”

“My heart hurts so much without my soulmate by my side. I wish you a wonderful birthday, and hope that you return soon!”

Have a birthday coming up? We put together a list of the best long distance themed gifts for best friends.

Long Distance Best Friend Quotes

best friends quotes

“I miss you. Not in some cheesy “Let’s hold hands and be together forever kind of way”. I just miss you, plain and simple. I miss your presence in my life. I miss you always being there for me. I miss you, best friend.”

“Distance means so little when someone means so much.”

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.”

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”


“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”

Elisabeth Foley

“No matter how far you manage to go, distance will never be able to erase those beautiful memories. There is so much goodness that we shared together.”

Lucy Aims

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“Distance is just a test of how far friendship can travel.”

“Ocean separates lands, not souls.”

Munia Khan

“You are my best friend, the one I spent so many hours with, the one I will always miss.”

“Close together or far apart; you’re forever in my heart.”

Harry Styles

Funny Long Distance Friend Quotes

funny quotes for friends

“If you are lucky enough to find a weirdo never let them go.”

“We will always be friends ’til we’re old and senile…then we can be new friends.”

“I will text you 50 times in a row and feel no shame. You’re my friend, you literally signed up for this.”

“I think we’ll be friends forever because we’re too lazy to find new friends.”

“Never let your friends be lonely…. Disturb them all the time.”

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”

“Definition of a long distance relationship: Inconveniently the most effective way to find out if you really love each other.”

“I miss you like an idiot misses the point.”

“Want to learn how someone really handles stress? Put them in a long distance friendship and give them a slow internet connection.”

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”

Bernard Meltzer

IDEA: Add one of these funny quotes in a care package for your long distance friend. See our article on care package ideas here.

Anonymous Long Distance Friendship Quotes

anonymous quote about friendship

“Someone asked me if I missed you. I didn’t answer. I just closed my eyes and walked away and whispered ‘so much’.”

“I keep myself busy with the things I do but every time I pause, I still think of you.”

“I miss you like an idiot misses the point.”

“Have you ever missed someone so much you feel physically sick?”

“The hardest thing is not talking to someone you used to talk every day.”

“My memory loves you; it asks about you all the time.”

“I wish you were here to tell me that everything is gonna be okay.”

“Every piece of me aches for you.”

“Without you here, the sun forgets to shine.”

“The silence isn’t so bad, till I look at my hands and feel sad. Because the spaces between my fingers are right where yours fit perfectly.”

“True love doesn’t mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes.”

Now It’s Your Turn!

Hopefully this list has given you a lot of great ideas on how you can tell your friend how much you miss and love them.

Haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for? A great option is to take one of these quotes, amend it and make it more personal. The possibilities are limitless!

Which is your favorite quote? Are there any that you love that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below.

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Hi, we are Lolo (Canada) & Nate (Australia) a couple that had to go through all that a long distance relationship has to offer, just like you. With our experience and lessons learned we want to help you keep your long distance relationship as strong as ever and ultimately last the distance!