35 Best Quotes About Coworker Friendship: Comrades, Companions, Confidants

I don’t know about you, but I met some of my closest friends at work. Although pure stroke of luck brought us together, we managed to stay in touch to this day, regardless of where our careers led us along the way.

Office camaraderie can stem from having mutual interests, working in a team, sharing a laugh by the water cooler, or dishing on other workmates. Sometimes, even a common aversion toward the workplace can make great buddies. Whatever circumstances lead to your colleagues becoming your best mates, I’m sure you will enjoy my coworker friendship quotes.

The Best Coworker Friendship Quotes to Take Your Mind Off Your Workload

Coworker Friendship Quotes That Show How Precious Work Pals Are

#1. “When you like the people you work with, you never want to miss a day of work.”

#2. “I always say I’m not going to work; I’m going to play with my friends.” — Brian Tyree Henry

#3. “When I speak with people who love their jobs and have vital friendships at work, they always talk about how their workgroup is like a family.” — Tom Rath

#4. “I have no desire to go to work and not work with my friends.” — Xavier Woods

#5. “Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.” ― Sheryl Sandberg

#6. “When you’re working with your friends, it doesn’t feel like it’s work.” — Ken Jeong

#7. “The pleasure we found in working together made us exceptionally patient; it is much easier to strive for perfection when you are never bored.” ― Daniel Kahneman

#8. “Less of a coworker, more of a friend; you are the reason I love coming to work every day.”

#9. “I never face Monday morning blues because of fun colleagues like you!”

#10. “It’s like a dream job when you work with your friends.” — Pell James

#11. “Nothing is better than having a great friend to work with, so you can vent to each other to make the day go faster.”

#12. “Thanks for being not just a great colleague but a better friend.”

Coworker Friendship Quotes That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

#13. “Getting any work done is difficult when your coworkers are so friggin’ awesome.”

#14. “I’m so glad you work here, so I have someone to talk to every day about quitting.”

#15. “You’re my favorite coworker, and not just because I hate everyone else who works here.”

#16. “Awesome coworkers — they are the only reason you regret having to call in sick to work.”

#17. “You don’t have to be crazy to work here; we’ll train you.”

#18. “Having a friend at work will make you hate your job less.”

#19. “There is nothing better than a friend at work unless it’s a friend with chocolate.”

#20. “I love how we can look at each other and, without saying anything, know we are making fun of the same person at work.”

#21. “You are my favorite person at work to be socially awkward with.”

#22. “What I love most about my work is my work friends — they are the bomb!”

#23. “Work friends are so funny. Do we see each other outside of work? Almost never. But do I know details about your sex life? Do I know your financial situation? Do I know your deepest, darkest secrets? Have I seen you in every mood imaginable? Hell yeah.”

#24. “When my friend doesn’t show up for work: 5% I hope they’re okay; 95% how dare you leave me alone?”

#25. “Chance made us colleagues. Our craziness made us friends.”

#26. “I would totally hang out with you even if we weren’t paid.”

#27. “We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.” — Denis Diderot

Coworker Friendship Quotes From Popular Culture

#28. “Do I have a special someone? Well, yeah, of course. A bunch of ’em. My employees.” — Michael Scott (character), The Office

#29. “A best friend isn’t a person, Danny. It’s a tier.” — Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project

#30. “I’ve literally been here for two hours, and I haven’t spoken to anybody. I’m so happy to see you, I could murder you.” — Shoshanna (when her friend finally comes to work), Girls

#31. “Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order.” — Michael Scott, The Office

#32. “Derek is the love of my life, but you’re my soulmate.” — Meredith Grey (to Christina Yang), Grey’s Anatomy

#33. “The people you work with are just, when you get down to it, your very best friends.” — Michael Scott, The Office

#34. “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work, it doesn’t matter. But work is third.” — Leslie Knope (character), Parks and Recreation

#35. “Do I get along with my coworkers? Well, first of all, I don’t have coworkers anymore, I have subordinates. So… have I gotten along with my subordinates? Let’s see. My supplier relations rep, Meredith Palmer, is the only person I know who knows how to properly headbang to Motörhead. Oscar Martinez, my accountant, is now godfather to my son. Angela Schrute, my former accountant, is now my wife. My top salesman, Jim Halpert, was best man at my wedding, and office administrator, Pamela Beesley Halpert, is my best friend. So… yes. I’d say I have gotten along with my subordinates.” — Dwight Schrute (character), The Office

Final Thoughts

The collection of quotes above perfectly captures the essence of office camaraderie. It is the amiable people we work with that make our daily routine tasks less of a burden and instill fun in everything we do.

If you have a close friend at work, show them how much you value them by sending them the coworker friendship quotes that remind you of them. And feel free to use these for inspiration for the most original International Friendship Day card for your work BFF.