When it comes to television shows, there are a few that aren’t that great, some that are awesome, and others that really seem to hit home, which is exactly what Friends does for a lot of people. This show continues to bring viewers a lot of laughs and sometimes a few tears as well.
As anyone who has seen an episode of this series knows, watching it makes the viewer feel as though they are sitting in their best friend’s living room, just chatting about life. While Friends is definitely hilarious, it also provided some great lines about friendship.
10 “A Promise Between Friends Means Never Having To Give A Reason”
If there's one thing that's important in a friendship, it's mutual respect and trust. Furthermore, it is also very important to keep promises and to remain loyal to one another.
One character in Friends that certainly knows what good, solid friendships need is Phoebe Buffay. There are a lot of moments when she proves this, and one of those times is when she says this line to Joey Tribbiani in the season ten episode “The One Where Estelle Dies.” During this episode, he is having a hard time dealing with some things, and Phoebe's there to support him.
9 “You Can’t Just Give Up. Is That What A Dinosaur Would Do?”
Nobody wants to see one of their close friends give up on something that would make that person really happy. Also, even though Joey is not the brightest character on the show, even he knows what to say to cheer his friends up.
In the episode “The Last One,” he and Ross Geller are having a discussion about Ross’s feelings toward Rachel, which is an ongoing theme throughout the series. Ross still wants to be with her, even though she is planning to move to another country. Joey encourages his friend to give it one last shot.
8 “I’m Not Great At The Advice... Can I Interest You In A Sarcastic Comment?”
Some people just have a knack for giving their loved ones great advice. However, there are also a lot of men and women who seem to find it pretty hard to deliver useful advice when their friends ask them for it. Chandler Bing may not be a real person, but he fits right into that category.
In fact, Chandler demonstrates his inability to do this in the seventeenth episode of season eight of Friends, "The One With The Tea Leaves." He and Rachel are chatting about how her relationship with Joey is heading south, and this is his response when she asks for advice.
7 “You've Just Gotta Figure At Some Point It's All Gonna Come Together.”
Well, the whole quote is actually: "So What, You're Not The Only One. I Mean, Half The Time We Don't Know Where We're Going. You've Just Gotta Figure At Some Point It's All Gonna Come Together.”
Sometimes we all need that friend who can bring us back to reality, while at the same time letting us know that everything is going to be okay (even though it may not seem like it at the time). In Friends, that person is often Monica Geller.
In the episode “The One With George Stephanopoulos,” Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe hang out together while the guys go to a hockey game. Rachel talks about how she has no plan for her life and perhaps regrets leaving her fiancé at the altar, and Monica says this to cheer her up.
6 “I’m So Happy, And Not At All Jealous!”
Everyone wants their friends to be happy, but sometimes we can’t help but feel a little bit of jealousy. So, when Rachel says this line in the episode “The One With The Proposal,” we can all relate.
Also, this episode is not one any true fan of Friends will forget anytime soon. At this point in the show, Monica is frustrated with Chandler for not proposing, but she doesn’t realize that he actually does want to marry her. She takes matters into her own hands and proposes to him instead, which is a very surprising and bold move.
5 “She’s Your Lobster.”
Okay, so this quote was actually meant to mean something romantic on the show, but it sounds like it can be used for describing someone’s best friend as well. After all, having the right best friend is nearly as important as finding the man or woman you want to be with for the rest of your life.
Phoebe says this line to Ross in the episode “The One With The Prom Video.” She encourages him to let Rachel know how he feels about her, but he doesn’t. However, his feelings are revealed in an old home movie.
4 “Boyfriends And Girlfriends Will Come And Go, But This Is For Life.”
Sometimes we need to take a moment to sit back and really appreciate those who love and care for us. Phoebe reminds Joey about this in the episode “The One With All The Cheesecakes.”
She and Joey make plans to hang out, but he ends up leaving her a note to explain that he couldn’t make it since he got a date at the last minute. When Phoebe sees him again, she berates him with this line, and he ends up offering to make up for it by taking her out to dinner the next night.
3 “Welcome To The Real World. It Sucks. You’re Gonna Love It!”
Most of the time, best friends are the people we turn to when we need to feel better about a certain situation. However, there are also moments when they have to dish out a heaping plate of reality, which is often the case when it comes to the friendship Monica and Rachel share with one another.
In fact, on the very first episode of Friends, Monica says this line as she encourages Rachel to live a more independent lifestyle. It's a bit harsh, perhaps, but it’s exactly what Rachel needed to hear at that moment.
2 “I Stepped Up! She’s My Friend And She Needed Help.”
Friends is full of some hilarious (and sometimes insightful) quotes. This one in particular shows how great of a friend Joey really is, even though he doesn’t always know the best ways to prove it.
During the episode “The One With The Jellyfish,” this Joey quote pops up during a discussion about Monica's jellyfish bite (and the things Joey did or did not do to try and soothe her pain). As uncomfortably funny as this moment is, it just goes to show that true best friends will do whatever it takes to help the people they care about.
1 “You’re So Wonderfully Weird.”
At first glance, this doesn’t look like it would be a nice thing to say. But we have to admit that we’re each a little weird in our own way, and it’s important to have a best friend that is equally strange.
In the show, Mike Hannigan describes Phoebe in the most awesome way when they get married. He tells her how beautiful, kind, and generous she is, and then he says this line to her. Even though it was meant to be romantic in the show, it is definitely something someone can say to their best friend as well.