200+ Best And Heart-Touching Long Distance Friendship Quotes

It is rightly said, ‘friends are like the chosen family as they keep you safe, happy, and give a warm feeling of belonging.’ So, here are long-distance friendship quotes that will let you acknowledge the love and bond between you and your best friend. Show your friend your appreciation and love for them even though you are far away as they deserve attention from their friends. The distance won’t matter when you have an emotional attachment, that’s why you need to appreciate it and these quotes will help you with staying connected.

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200+ Long-Distance Friendship Quotes

Friends might live far away, but they are always in our hearts. These heartfelt long-distance friendship quotes will make your buddy feel special.

Quotes About Long-Distance Friendship

Through some heartfelt, warm, and sincere quotes, let your long-distance friends know that you are missing them and will remain forever friends.

  1. Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” – Richard Bach
  2. Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.” – John Evelyn
  3. There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” – Diana Cortes
  4. “You know someone is very special to you when days just don’t seem right without them.” – John Cena
  5. Your absence has not taught me how to be alone; it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.” – Doug Fetherling
  6. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “What’s the opposite of two? A lonely me, and a lonely you.” – Richard Wilbur
  8. There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” – Dodinsky
  9. “Ocean separates lands, not souls.” – Munia Khan
  10. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens
  11. 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
  12. “Real friends were the kind where you pick up where you’d left off, whether it be a week since you’d seen each other or two years.” – Jojo Moyes
  13. We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” – Tim McGraw
  14. “When you miss someone in your life, just close your eyes and think about the things that you do when you are with each other.” – Jeramae Panabia
  15. True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” – Unknown
  16. “Wherever you are, it is your friends who make your world.” – William James
  17. 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
  18.  “As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence.”– Alcibiades
  19. Just because things are not at their best right now does not mean that we should give up. Gold is tested in fire, and something precious like love needs distance to be tested.”– Olga Peters
  20. “It’s hard when you miss people. But you know, if you miss them, it means you were lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.” – Nathan Scott
  21. True friends stay with you no matter the distance or time that separates you from them.” – Lance Reynald
  22. “I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you.” – Jonathan Safran Foe
  1. The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” – Nicholas Sparks
  2. “Ever absent, ever near; Still I see thee, still I hear; Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!” – Francis Kazinczy
  3. True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.” – Unknown
  4. “I will never forget that smile of yours and how it made me glad. Just remember you’ll always be the bestest friend I’ve ever had.” – Liz Beran
  5. “So what if the distance is too long? What matters is that we have the courage of love and trust to cover any distance which dares to separate us.” – Unknown
  6. “Friends separated by distance may be maintained in thought, as well as letter writing or visiting.” – Blieszner & Adams
  7. There is no distance too far between friends, for friendship gives wings to the heart.” – Unknown
  8. “Missing someone enlightens how the person means to you and broadens the feelings shared.” – Unarine Ramaru
  9. True friendship resists time, distance, and silence.” –  Isabel Allende
  10. “Friendship knows no miles, but it sure feels like a million when you’re not here.” – Unknown
  11. “Each day without you by my side is a reminder of the little things I took for granted, like our coffee runs and movie nights.” – Unknown
  12. If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we have destroyed our own brotherhood.” – Richard Bach
  13. “I miss the sound of your laughter and the way we used to create unforgettable moments together; can’t wait for our next rendezvous.” – Unknown
  14. “I miss our talks, I miss our laughs, I miss us spending time together, but in the end, I only miss you.” – Gippy Meel
  15. Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles, and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad cuz, I miss you,I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.” – Henri Nouwen
  16. “Another month has come, but you’re still so far away. You’re always in my heart each and every day. I miss you so much.” – Shannon
  17. “Long-distance can’t erase the shared history we have; it only makes our reunions sweeter.” – Unknown
  18. Friends are connected heart to heart. Distance and time can’t break them apart.” – Unknown
Friends are connected heart to heart.

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  1. Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” – Washington Irving
  2. “In times of separation, I affirm that our connection remains intact through spirit. Spirits lead our loving hearts, and spirit knows no distance or separation.” – Julia Cameron
  3. “Old stories are like old friends…You have to visit them from time to time.” – George R.R. Martin
  4. “The miles between us can’t diminish the warmth of our friendship, but they sure make me miss you more.” – Unknown
  5. Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”– Henry David Thoreau
  6. “A thousand miles seems pretty far, but they’ve got planes and trains and cars. I’d walk to you if I had no other way.” – Plain White T’s
  7. Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.” – Tryon Edwards
  8. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”– Alphonse De Lamartine
  9. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  10. Though we drifted apart in distance I still think of you as being right here. And although we have many new friends, it is our friendship that means the most to me. I’m missing you my dear friend”” – Unknown
  11. “The joy of meeting pays the pangs of absence; else who could bear it?”– Nicholas Rowe
  12. Distance does not matter if two hearts are loyal to one another.” – Ajen Dianawati
  13. “My world is thinning, and it is all because of one person I’m missing.” – Sanober Khan
  14. A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart.” – Hakan Massoud Nawabi
  15. “Missing someone doesn’t always mean you need to have them back in your life. Sometimes you just feel their absence in the present.”– Anurag Prakash Ray
  16. A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe —inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?” – Kahlil Gibran
  17. “I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.” – Saint Augustine
  18. If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” – Carter Crocker
  19. “Poets use countless words to describe their pain, but I only need three: I miss you.” – Caroline George
  20. The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elizabeth Foley
  21.  “True friends are always together in spirit.” – L.M. Montgomery
  22. “Absence sharpens love; presence strengthens it.” – Thomas Fuller
  23. Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time, we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” –  Ally Condie
  24. 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
  25. Cherish those people who have the ability to touch you and still be thousands of miles from your presence.” – Rachel Wolchin
  26. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  27. 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
  28. Distance sometimes endears friendship and absence sweeteneth it.” –  James Howell
  29. “Close together or far apart; you’re forever in my heart.” – Harry Styles
  30. A real friendship should not fade as time passes, and should not weaken because of space separation.” – John Newton
  31. “You’re my closest friend, and you’re thousands of miles away.” – Anthony Horowitz
  32. A friend is someone who allows you distance but is never far away.” – Noah
  33. We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” – William James
  34. “When we miss someone, often, what we really miss is the part of us that with this someone awakens.” – Luigina Sgarro
  35. 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
  36. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily communication, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.” – Unknown
  37. “Missing our friend is missing ourselves from the world.” – Sashank Varma
  38. Though miles may lie between us, we’re never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count the miles; it’s measured in the heart.” – Rozina Hasham
Friendship doesn’t count the miles.

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  1. Your absence has gone through me, like thread through a needle, everything I do is stitched with its color.” – W.S. Merwin
  2. “And perhaps some will never understand. It is mostly the farewells that unite us and last in our memory forever. Even more than the first meeting.” – Mimi Novic
  3. If you’re out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold, all you have to do is call my name, and I’ll be there on the next train.” – Carole King
  4. “It is strange how many ways there are to miss someone. You miss the things they did and who they were, but you also miss who you were to them. The way everything you said and did was beautiful or entertaining or important. How much you mattered.” – Robin Roe
  5. Here is my favorite thing about long-distance besties; it can be years since you have seen each other and, the minute you start talking, it is like you were never apart.” – Becca Anderson
  6. “I miss our late-night chats, spontaneous road trips, and the way we make even the ordinary moments extraordinary.” – Unknown
  7. 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
  8. “Sometimes someone’s presence matters, even if a crowd gathers.” – Syed Iflaq
  9. Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it.” – Aristotle
  10. 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
  11. “Distance might separate us, but it can’t erase the countless memories of us laughing, exploring, and just being there for each other.” – Unknown
  12. Distance is just a test of how far friendship can travel.” – Munia Khan
  13. “There is no long-distance about love and companionship; it always finds a way to bring hearts together no matter how many miles there are between them.”– Unknown
  14. A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.” – Auliq Ice
  15. “From missing out on your birthday celebrations to not being there for our favorite local events, the longing for our shared experiences grows with every mile.” – Unknown
  16. Long distance friendship is as hard and as beautiful as a long —distance relationship. To have a friend miles away, smiling in your joy and crying in your pain is the biggest blessing..” – Niroop Komuravelli
  17. A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.” – Les Brown
  18. Distance means nothing when someone means everything.” – Unknown
  19. “Missing someone and not being able to see them is the worst feeling ever.” – Nathanael Richmond
  20. Another day that passes is another day closer to seeing you again.” – Unknown
  21. “Distance can’t change the fact that you’re my go-to, no matter how far apart we are.” – Unknown
  22. If the days won’t allow us to see each other, memories will, and if my eyes can’t see you, my heart will never forget you.” – Unknown
  23. “It is lonely here, and I miss your light.” – Ranata Suzuki
  24. If there is one thing you never need to doubt, it is our friendship. I am always just a phone call away.” – Unknown
  25. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow T. Wilson
  26. “Missing you reminds me of the little things that make our friendship so special.” – Unknown
  27. Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.” – Unknown
Good friends are like stars, long distance friendship quotes

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  1. Distance is just a test of how far friendship can travel.” – Unknown
  2. “Distance doesn’t change the fact that you’re my partner in crime, no matter how far apart we are.” – Unknown
  3. You are my best friend, the one I spent so many hours with, the one I will always miss.” – Unknown
  4. Distance doesn’t matter when friendship is true.” – Unknown
  5. “In the absence of your physical presence, I hold onto the memories and look forward to creating new ones.” – Unknown
  6. A friend allows you distance, but is never far away.” – Unknown
  7. “The distance cannot matter – Ours is a friendship of the heart. Thinking of you and sending you some virtual hugs.”– Unknown
  8. “Missing our regular hangouts just reminds me of how much you mean to me.” – Unknown
  9. “A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.” – Unknown
  10. Friends are connected heart to heart. Distance and time can’t break them apart.” – Unknown
  11. “Our friendship is like a strong bridge; it may span miles, but it never breaks.” – Unknown
  12. You’re too far for my hands to hold you, but too near for my heart to love you.” – Unknown
  13. “No distance can dull the brightness of our friendship; I’m counting down the days until we’re back to making unforgettable memories together.” – Unknown
  14. I’ve learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.” – Unknown
  15. “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
  16. Distance means so little, when someone means so much.” – Tom McNeal
  17. “No distance can diminish the bond we share and the moments we’ve collected along the way.” – Unknown
  18. Your absence has not taught me how to be alone, it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.” – George Fetherling
  19. “No matter where life takes us, our friendship remains a constant source of support and happiness.” – Unknown
  20. True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.”– Charles Caleb Colton
  21. “Wishing you were here, so we could pick up right where we left off, like time and space never mattered.” – Unknown
  22. The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.” – Nicholas Sparks
  23. “I exist in two places, here and where you are.” – Margaret Atwood
  24. A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” – Len Wein

Funny Long-Distance Friendship Quotes

Add some humor to the quotes and make your buddy laugh by recalling the moments you both spent together.

  1. We will always be friends ’til we’re old and senile…then we can be new friends.” – Unknown
  2. “Our friendship is like Wi-Fi; it may have its ups and downs, but it always keeps us connected… and laughing!” – Unknown
  3. “We’re the kind of friends who could start a laughter epidemic, even through video calls!” – Unknown
  4. Sometimes I miss you so much, I just want to rip you out of my dreams and hug you.”– Unknown
  5. Definition of a long-distance relationship: Inconveniently the most effective way to find out if you really love each other.” – Unknown
  6. “They say ‘laughter is the glue,’ and our long-distance friendship is a comedy construction site!” – Unknown
  7. “We might be miles apart, but our jokes are always on the same wavelength!” – Unknown
  8. They say long-distance relationships will teach you to communicate well… We should be mind-readers by now.” – Lisa McKay
  9. “Our friendship is like a pizza – even when it’s far, it’s still cheesy and brings a smile!” – Unknown
  10. “Long-distance friends: Where ‘LOL’ becomes ‘Lots of Love.'” – Unknown
  11. Want to learn how someone really handles frustration? Put them in a long-distance relationship and give them a slow internet connection.” – Lisa McKay
  12. “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.” –A. A. Milne
  13. Friendship is Love without his wings!” – Lord Byron
  14. “We’re so good at long-distance friendship that we’ve turned ‘Dad Jokes’ into ‘Data Jokes’!” – Unknown
  15. “Our friendship has more inside jokes than an internet meme convention! No matter how far or how busy, we never fail to crack each other up using funny memes” – Unknown
  16. I miss you like an idiot misses the point.” – Unknown
  17. “We may not be in the same timezone, but we’re always on the same ‘pun-time’!” – Unknown
  18. “We’re the friends who can turn a simple text into a 30-minute laughing fit!” – Unknown
  19. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
  20. “They say ‘distance makes the heart grow fonder,’ but for us, it makes the jokes grow wilder!” – Unknown
  21. “In the world of long-distance friendships, we’re the comedic superheroes, saving each other from boredom, one joke at a time!” – Unknown
  22. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow
  23. “Friendship knows no miles, just a few extra taps on the keyboard.” – Unknown
  24. “Our friendship is so long-distance, even GPS can’t find it!” – Unknown
  25. We live so far apart because the world just isn’t ready for that much AWESOMENESS.” – Unknown
  26. We’ve been friends for so long, I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence.” – Unknown
  27. “We’re proof that true friends can survive the worst Wi-Fi connections.” – Unknown
  28. I’m relieved that we’ve grown apart since I no longer have to share my chocolates and ice creams with you!”– Unknown
  29. “I miss your face so much, I’ve started talking to my screen when we FaceTime.”– Unknown
  30. “Distance is just a test to see how far our friendship can travel.” – Unknown
  31. This long-distance friendship is like a test that we shall ace with flying colors.” – Unknown
  32. “We’re both too lazy to make new acquaintances and form new commitments; therefore, I suppose we’ll remain friends forever, even if we live far apart.”– Unknown
We’re both too lazy to make new acquaintances.

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  1. This long-distance friendship appeals to me. It will now help you comprehend the significance of my presence in your life.”– Unknown
  2. “Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and the phone bill higher.” – Unknown
  3. “Long-distance friendships are like fine art: you don’t always see them, but you know they’re there.” – Unknown
  4. You are far and afar like a dazzling star, yet my heart keeps our memories like a cozy sweater.”– Unknown
  5. We’ll be best friends forever because you already know too much.”– Unknown
  6. “Who needs a GPS when you have a friend that guides you through life from afar?” – Unknown
  7. “Our friendship is so long-distance, we practically have our own time zones.” – Unknown
  8. Everyone has a friend who laughs funnier than he jokes.”– Unknown
  9. “Best friends don’t necessarily have to talk every day. They don’t even need to talk for weeks. They have an understanding, because when they do, it’s like they never stopped talking.”– Unknown
  10. I thought you were mature now. Then I saw your Halloween costume in your recent picture on Instagram. Grow up!” –Unknown
  11. “Our friendship is like Wi-Fi: sometimes strong, sometimes weak, but always there.” – Unknown
  12. “When life gives you long-distance friendships, make sure your internet connection is strong.” – Unknown
  13. You may be far, but you will still remain a fool. Distance doesn’t make you any brighter.”– Unknown
  14. I just want to hug you, but you are 480 some miles away, what I wouldn’t do for a hug.” – Unknown
  15. “Our friendship is like an old-school radio signal: even when it’s fuzzy, it’s still music to my ears.” – Unknown
  16. I know you are at distance but if you tag me in a stupid post, I will find you and beat you.”– Unknown
  17. If anyone asks me “what is hell?” I would answer “Distance between two friends who miss each other.” – Unknown
  18. When something is missing in your life, it usually turns out to be someone.”– Robert Brault.
  19. “Bestie, I miss you a little too often, a little too much, and a little more every day.”– Unknown
  20. “I don’t need a plane ticket to visit you; I just need a charged phone and a good signal.” – Unknown
  21. “Distance makes us creative: we’ve mastered the art of virtual high-fives and air hugs.” – Unknown
  22. How do I know this long-distance friendship is worth it? You are my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.”  – Lisa McKay
  23. “Our friendship is so long-distance that even our emojis need a passport.” – Unknown
  24. “Who needs local friends when you have long-distance buddies who can make you snort with laughter from across the world?” – Unknown
  25. Friendship is very long phone calls about nothing.”– Unknown
  26. You are my best friend forever. That means you are never going to resign from this post. So, the excuse for this distance will not work, okay?”– Unknown
  27. “Our friendship is like a vintage record player – it may crackle and pop, but the music is always groovy.” – Unknown
  28. “Distance makes us appreciate the little things, like the 137 emojis it takes to express our laughter.” – Unknown
  29. “Distance is just our way of testing the limits of modern technology and our patience.” – Unknown
  30. “Our friendship is like a subscription service – no matter how far apart we are, it keeps renewing itself.” – Unknown
  31. “Distance can’t keep us apart; it just makes our inside jokes funnier because no one else gets them.” – Unknown
  32. “Our friendship is like a sitcom rerun – no matter how many times we connect, it’s always hilarious.” – Unknown
  33. “Our long-distance friendship is like a pizza delivery – it takes time, but it’s always worth the wait!” – Unknown
  34. “Distance is the only thing that keeps us from raiding each other’s refrigerators and wardrobes. Well, that and locked doors.” – Unknown
  35. “They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but in our case, it just makes us really good at virtual trivia.”– Unknown
  36. “Our long-distance friendship is like a scavenger hunt where the treasure is finding the perfect Wi-Fi spot.” – Unknown
  37. “Our friendship is so long-distance that if it were a sport, we’d be world champions in virtual high-fives.” – Unknown
  38. “We’re like secret agents of friendship, communicating from afar with code words and GIFs.” – Unknown
  39. “Our friendship is like a long-distance cooking show: we share recipes and culinary disasters, all from afar.”– Unknown
  40. “I miss you like a squirrel misses its acorns in winter – that’s a lot, in case you didn’t know. Come back soon, nutty friend!”– Unknown

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can long-distance friendship quotes help maintain a strong relationship?

Long-distance friendship quotes will remind you and your friend of the bond you share even when you are apart. They can inspire, comfort, and motivate you to remain connected and grow your friendship.

2. Can long-distance friendship quotes help alleviate the pain of being apart from my friends?

Yes, long-distance friendship quotes can help alleviate the pain of being apart from your friends by recalling the love and support you share even when separated. They can help you feel connected to your friends.

3. Are there different types of long-distance friendship quotes for different friendships?

Yes. The quotes can differ based on the types of friendships, such as childhood, formal, and even partially romantic. You can personalize the quote based on the rapport you share with your friend.

4. Can I find long-distance friendship quotes that help me express my gratitude for my long-distance friendships?

Yes. Numerous quotes can help you appreciate your long-distance friendships. These quotes can help you recognize the value of your friendships and show your thankfulness for the love and support you receive from them.

Long-distance friendships are hard since your favorite person may not be able to attend many of your important life events or support you by staying by your side during the tough times, which may make it difficult to maintain a long-lasting friendship. Even scheduling a call becomes complicated and takes a lot of effort if you live in different time zones. But when the times get tough, and you miss your best friend too much, sending them some of these long-distance best friend quotes lets them know they are on your mind. They will appreciate the gesture and ensure to take some time out just for you.

Infographic: How To Ensure The Distance Does Not Affect Your Friendship

A good friend is as good as your extended family, even though you do not live in the same city. Therefore, if you have a friend who is worth it, make sure you follow these tips to maintain your friendship without letting the distance come between you.

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