39 Quotes About Missing Friends for Those Who Are Apart but Never Alone

Throughout the course of our lives, we all have friends come in and out of them. Our destinies intertwine to form a beautiful tapestry that has the power to change us forever, even if the people who made it are no longer with us. If the thought of an absent friend has left you wistful, reading through these quotes about missing friends is sure to help!

In my life, I’ve been fortunate enough to have had several of these kinds of fleeting but impactful friendships. I’ll always remember my first best friend, even though we don’t talk anymore. After we grew apart, her place in my heart was filled with new friends. Over the years, some of them moved away, while others stayed.

Nowadays, most of my friends have partners, jobs, even kids. And so, I find myself missing them, even if they’re only an hour away. But I’m hardly the only one with these kinds of stories — and these quotes about missing friends prove it.

39 Quotes About Missing Friends Who Are Away

Heartbreaking Quotes About Missing Friends and Wanting to See Them Soon

#1. “True friends are never apart: maybe in distance, but never in heart.”

#2. “I miss you a little. A little too much, a little too often, and a whole lot more each day.”

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

#4. “Missing your best friend is seeing the empty seat beside you and knowing that your day is not the same without them in it.”

#5. “Sadness is when everything you do reminds you of your best friend, but she’s far away.”

#6. “That’s the worst way to miss somebody. When they’re right beside you, and you miss them anyway.” ― Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

#7. “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 my best friend.”

#8. “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” — Nicholas Sparks

#9. “Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” — Lamartine

#10. “If I miss you any harder, my heart might come looking for you.” — Gemma Troy

#11. “Can miles truly separate you from friends…? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” — Richard Bach

#12. “I know that miles and distance don’t matter in friendship… but who’s going to explain that to my heart?”

#13. “Even if I spent the whole day with you, I will still miss you the second you leave.”

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

#15. “Sometimes, it’s not about missing someone: it’s wondering if they are missing you.”

Hopeful Quotes About Missing Friends and Long-Distance Friendships

#16. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.”

#17. “Whenever I miss my friends, I look to the sky. Although I can’t see them there, I know we are under the same stars.”

#18. “Missing someone gets easier every day because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw each other, you are one day closer to the next time you will.”

#19. “That friend who you may not see very often, but the moment you reconnect feels like yesterday.”

#20. “Cherish those people who have the ability to touch you and still be thousands of miles from your presence.” — Rachel Wolchin

#21. “There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” — Dodinsky

#22. “Though miles may lie between us, we are never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count miles; it is measured by the heart.”

#23. “Even if life tries to tear us apart and you are far away, you are always with me in my heart. Our connection isn’t physical; it’s spiritual.”

#24. “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

#25. “I’m never sad when a friend goes far away because whichever city or country that friend goes to, they turn the place friendly. They turn a suspicious-looking name on the map into a place where a welcome can be found.” — Helen Oyeyemi

#26. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” — Elizabeth Foley

#27. “True friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.”

Bittersweet Quotes About Missing Friends and Remembering the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

#28. “I miss my best friend. I miss how we used to be. I miss all the memories we had. But now, she’s making memories with her new best friend. I’m out of the picture. She forgot about me, but I can’t forget about her.”

#29. “I feel like missing old friends that probably don’t miss you is pointless. But I let myself do it anyway.”

#30. “The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.” — Barbara Kingsolver

#31. “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

#32. “I remember the way we argued but still remained glued. I think about the way we shared, and for each other how we cared. I remember all the promises we made, I hope that our friendship never fades.”

Quotes About Missing Friends Who Have Passed Away

#33. “You know you really miss someone when you crave something so simple as the sound of their voice.”

#34. “Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. Maybe life had other plans for you and me… I miss you.”

#35. “Life moves on, but memories don’t. You may have gone away, but our friendship is right here… in my heart. I miss you.”

#36. “It’s crazy how you can go months or years without talking to someone, but they still cross your mind every day.”

#37. “I have no regrets. Life tore us apart, but I’m glad I had the chance to call you my friend.”

#38. “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

#39. “Missing someone isn’t about how long it’s been since you’ve seen them or the amount of time since you’ve talked. It’s about that very moment when you’re doing something and wishing they were right there with you.”

To Conclude

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons you might miss an old friend. You might have grown apart or gotten into a fight. They may have moved to another country or even passed away. Maybe they just had a baby! Still, no matter how you got separated, missing them is completely natural. Sometimes, I start missing my friends the moment we say goodbye!

I am grateful to every person I’ve ever known, but I’m especially thankful to my friends. Even if I only knew them for a short while, they gave me something no other person could. Hopefully, these quotes about missing friends will be a reminder to appreciate what you have while you have it. So go ahead and call a friend today — I sure will!