When I was young, I never bought records because my brother Joseph played saxophone and had a record player. I loved listening to his records: The Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington, all the big American jazz bands, and vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Ernestine Anderson, and Kitty White, a singer from the US who was a friend of Nina Simone. Nobody in America seems to know about her, but she was quite popular in South Africa.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.Albert Camus
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.Martin Luther King Jr.
For whoever knows how to return a kindness he has received must be a friend above all price.Sophocles
An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.john gay
If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend.Stone Temple Pilots
It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied.wolfgang amadeus mozart
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.henry adams
No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it. He will make one man ungrateful, and a hundred men his enemies, for every office he can bestow.john adams
No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full.lucius cornelius sulla
The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.frederick lewis allen
Gentlemen of the Jury: The one, absolute, unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.George GGraham Vest
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.henri nouwen