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50 Quotes for Long Distance Friendships

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Jewelry pieces surrounding a hand written quote about best friends

Best friends are known to give your life extra meaning, or just a little more stress depending on who you ask. They make every memory more fond, every holiday more fun, and they will definitely give you gray hairs due to their antics. Even with the extra stress lines, life just wouldn’t be the same without them. Unfortunately though, sometimes our best friends have to move away and it feels worse than a break-up. One thing is certain though, no matter the distance, they will forever be your best friend. One video call, text, phone call, or a surprise visit away, they can’t get rid of you that easily. I have friends that have moved all around the world, but my best friend lives 7 blocks away. I dread the day that changes. Just know that they are dreading it as well and are missing you just as much as you miss them. Let them know you’re thinking of them with a message holding locket and include a cute little message that reminds them of you. No matter the occasion or if you want to make them laugh or cry, there’s a quote for you to choose from here or give you a little inspiration to write a new one.

Quotes to Let Them Know They’re Missed

It’s always nice to hear that you’ve been missed, it lets you know that it’s not just you that is missing all the time spent together making new memories. Give your bestie the reassurance that you guys are still the bestest of friends no matter that they decided to move so far away from you.

  • “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart” - Kay Knudsen
  • “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” - S.E. Hinton
  • “A best friend may not talk to you every day. She might live in another city, or even a different time zone, but she’s the first one you call when something happens that’s really great or really hard.” - Unknown
  •  “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
  • “The most beautiful discovery that true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” - Elisabeth Foley
  • “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.” - John Evelyn
  • “It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” - Gina Barreca
  • “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.” —Irish Proverb
  • “Because even a sliver of distance between us is infuriating.” – Veronica Roth


Let your best friend know they are missed with our Deco Heart Locket.


Quotes to Make Them Laugh

Saying goodbyes and seeing each other grow without you always hits hard. Everyone knows that you and your best friend have just been crying throughout the separation but are still happy for each other and the new experiences being made. Why not send your bestie a quote that will make them laugh and say “only you!” or “why are we like this?” 

  • “You are my best friend! Don’t you ever call anybody else that!” - Ilana, Broad City
  • “A best friend is someone who, when they don’t understand, they still understand.” - Nancy Werlin
  • “Strangers think I’m quiet. My friends think I’m outgoing. My best friends know that I’m completely insane!” - Unknown
  • “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” - Linda Grayson
  • “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” - Anna Deavere Smith
  • “We’ve been friends for so long, I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence.” - Unknown
  • “If you are lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go.” - Unknown
  • “We will always be friends ’til we’re old and senile…then we can be new friends.” – Unknown
  • “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Never let your best friends get lonely…keep disturbing them.” – Candlelight Publications


Send your bestie a quote that will make them laugh with our Capsule + Wand Bracelet.


Quotes Sweet Enough to Pull Their Heartstrings

Now that you’ve made them laugh at the craziness of your friendship, you can make them shed a little tear because you’re still the number one bestie. And they moved away from you. It’s only fair to remind them that you love them and are irreplaceable because you’re always with them. 

  • “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
  • “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.” - Winnie the Pooh
  • “You know someone is very special to you when days just don’t seem right without them.” - John Cena
  •  “You’re my Nemo. If you get lost in the great big ocean, I will find you.” - Unknown
  • “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you.” – Ranata Suzuki
  • “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
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” - Winnie the Pooh
  • “It’s difficult because I’m over here, and you are over there. And when I’m with you hours feel like seconds, and when I’m without you days feel like years.” - LM
  • “You will never be completely at home again because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” —Unknown
  • “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.” – Unknown


Be a little sappy and remind your bestie why you love them by including a quote in our Polygon Lariat Locket.


Quotes for the Friend Who’s Moving Away

Bestie may not have moved yet, but they are on their way to a new home. Hug your best friend tight and make sure they understand that they will not be forgotten and you will always keep in touch. Why else are there so many forms of keeping contact? It’ll be like they never left. This isn’t a goodbye, it’s just a see you later.

  • “True friends stay with you no matter the distance or time that separates you from them.” – Lance Reynald
  • “True friends don’t say good-bye, they just take extended leaves of absences from each other.” -Unknown
  • “I have learned along my journey that letting go doesn’t mean loving less.” -Alex Elle
  • “Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, though somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends.” -Unknown
  • “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” -Richard Bach
  • “You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.” -Tom Petty
  • “Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown
  • “A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach
  • “Never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.” — A. A. Milne
  • "May you find a map of the treasures you are seeking. May the new land welcome you and comfort your soul. I’ll let you go on your new and magical journey by saying goodbye; offering you Good luck." - Anonymous


Before they go, send them off with a a little reminder of your friendship with our Fortune Cookie Locket.


Quotes to Wish Them a Happy Birthday

Miles apart but you will never forget your best friend’s birthday. Though it’s hard to meet up every year to celebrate, it doesn’t mean you can’t send them a little something to make their day special. Show them that out of sight does not mean out of mind. Use one of these fortunes to send your best friend a birthday wish or create your own!

  • “You have the biggest heart in the world! Thank you for keeping me in it. Happy birthday” - Unknown
  • “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!” - Unknown
  • “I am sending a beautiful message for a friend who is far away but is still very close to me. Wishing you a very happy birthday. Though I am not there to wish you in person, I am always wishing for your happiness and health.” - Unknown
  • “This is the first time that I am not there with you to celebrate your birthday. Despite the long distance, my heart is always there with you. Wishing you a wonderful birthday full of fun and happiness!” - Unknown
  • “Miles upon miles lie between you and me today, but we both know that the distance is not going to stop the show from going on! Wishing you a great birthday!” - Unknown
  • “Twinkle, twinkle, little star. Happy birthday from afar.” - Unknown
  • “I am celebrating your birthday alone today with the hope that next will be with you.” - Unknown
  • “May your Birthday be filled with so many laughs that I can hear them through all the distance between us. Happy Birthday!” - Unknown
  • “On your birthday, I just want to remind you that you are the best person I have ever met in my whole life. Don't bother what anybody else has to say, you have changed my life and I will never forget that. Happy Birthday to you, my dearest friend.”  - Unknown
  • “Wherever you live, near or far, here or there. I always wish you all the best in your life. Have a fabulous birthday.” - Unknown


Even a Birthday miles away is still a cause for a celebration. Send them some birthday wishes with our Deco Star Locket.

It's hard having a long distance friendship. The key is to never forget that they are there. Communicate with them, call them, send them memes and videos, video call them, share good and bad news with them, just like you would when they were so much closer. You may only be able to see them behind a screen but they will appreciate that as much as you do seeing them. It's not the end of the world. It just means you have an excuse to visit somewhere new just to hang out with your bestie like old times. Never let the distance come between a good friendship.




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