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15 Quotes To Send To Long-Distance Friends

One of life’s more unfortunate eventualities is that we’re likely to find ourselves separated from our loved ones by physical distance at some point or another. Whatever our reasons may be for parting — a job, a spouse, a dream home, medical necessity, etc. — the process of leaving is almost always sad.

Losing the ability to see a friend whenever we wish can be incredibly difficult. Or perhaps we have a friend who’s always been long-distance, such as a pen pal, whom we wonder if we’ll ever be able to meet in person.

In any case, distance can test even the strongest friendships. But if both parties are committed to maintaining a relationship and putting in the effort to stay connected, these friendships can survive no matter how many miles lie between us. It’s an act of love to show someone we want them in our lives even if we don’t know when we’ll see each other again.

Here are 15 quotes to send to long-distance friends as a reminder that they’re always in our thoughts and no amount of distance can quell our affection for them.

Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?
Richard Bach

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We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.
William James

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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 … name on the map into a place where a welcome can be found.
Helen Oyeyemi

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The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
Charles Dickens

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If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden.
Claudia Adrienne Grandi

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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

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The road to a friend’s house is never long.
Danish proverb

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I think it's nice that we share the same sky … so even though we're not actually in the same place and we're not actually together, we kind of are in a way, you know?
Sophie (Frankie Corio) in “Aftersun”

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If I miss you any harder, my heart might come looking for you.
Gemma Troy

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Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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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

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The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.
Nicholas Sparks

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Ain't no mountain high enough / Ain't no valley low enough / Ain't no river wide enough / To keep me from gettin' to you.
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

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The pain of missing you is a beautiful reminder of the joy of loving you.
Dean Jackson

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Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. 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

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Brooke Robinson
Inspiring Quotes editor, bibliophile, cinephile, and curry enthusiast based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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