Companions Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Companions Quotes from Henry David Thoreau, Charles Simmons, M. F. K. Fisher, Henry Fielding, Frans de Waal. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, an

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
For the most part fraud in the end secures for its companions repentance and shame.
Charles Simmons
Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures.
M. F. K. Fisher
We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions.
Henry Fielding
It is well known that apes in the wild offer spontaneous assistance to each other, defending against leopards, say, or consoling distressed companions with tender embraces.
Frans de Waal
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them – the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
Henry Ward Beecher
I can go on for hours about how ‘Doctor Who’ is a portal fantasy writ across the stars, how the companions are falling down the rabbit hole over and over again forever, tumbling head over heels into mystery. Hours.
Seanan McGuire
I got rounded up by the police in Quito as I didn’t have my passport with me. I was in prison for a night, which was pretty frightening, made more so when one of my male companions started crying.
Ben Fogle
Many of us writers tour like a literary Bachman Turner Overdrive. We ain’t pretty, but we’re on the road. Many of us wish we were rock stars anyway. For my part, I live in my iPod. The musicians there are my constant companions on the road.
Luis Alberto Urrea
We know that we are often judged by the company we keep. We know how influential classmates, friends, and other peer groups can be. If any of our companions are prone to be unrighteous in their living, we are better off seeking new associations immediately.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
People tend to think of the quest as a sort of fanciful or fantastical form, but actually, I think it’s pretty realistic. I think that story of gathering allies to your side – recruiting your band of companions – actually matches the shape of most great careers, most great lives.
Robin Sloan
Most Americans, like most Japanese, view their dogs, cats, and other animal companions as family members, and rightly so.
Ingrid Newkirk
Instead of expecting truck drivers and warehouse workers to rapidly retrain so they can compete with tireless, increasingly capable machines, let’s play to their human strengths and create opportunities for workers as companions and caregivers for our elders, our children, and our special-needs population.
Oren Etzioni
It even has the same phraseology as the English orders of knighthood, companions and this sort of thing.
George Woodcock
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
The reader need not be told that John Bull never leaves home without encumbering himself with the greatest possible load of luggage. Our companions were no exception to the rule.
Francis Parkman
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The writers of books are companions in one’s life and, as such, are often more interesting than other companions.
James Salter
As an only child, I may have been alone a lot, but I was never lonely. My invisible friends were my constant companions.
Teresa Medeiros
We ogle plants and animals up close on television, the Internet and in the movies. We may not worship the animals we see, but we still regard them as necessary physical and spiritual companions. Technological nature can’t completely satisfy that yearning.
Diane Ackerman
Companions, in misery and worse, that is what we all are, and to try to change this substantially avails us nothing.
Franz Liszt
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
I am not a lonely person. I am happily married and not looking for companions on social media.
Anand Mahindra
Animals are companions on this planet, not necessarily our feedbags.
D. A. Pennebaker
I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days – All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
Charles Lamb
When I was about seven, one or two people encouraged me, and art became an enormous and important refuge. By adolescence, I was absolutely passionate about it and felt those paintings and those painters, whether they lived a few hundred years ago or were still alive, were somehow my companions.
John Berger
Still, I have been no one’s enemy but my own. My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else, was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions, who often led me into snares.
John Clare
Medicine and writing are natural companions.
Kevin Patterson
Pugs are really great dogs to have as they are such loyal, funny companions.
Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
Charles Lamb
My friends in college, several of whom are still my closest companions, would tell you that I was almost obsessed with becoming – fixated on creating – the future that I envisioned for myself: one of expanding to know my fullest self, which I have in no way achieved.
Mahershala Ali
On occasion, I used to give presents to the kings, besides the hire that I gave to to their sons who accompany me; and nevertheless, they seized me with my companions.
Saint Patrick
A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.
Katharine Butler Hathaway
From the dust of the earth, from the common elementary fund, the Creator has made Homo sapiens. From the same material he has made every other creature, however noxious and insignificant to us. They are earth-born companions and our fellow mortals.
John Muir
Conspiracies, since they cannot be engaged in without the fellowship of others, are for that reason most perilous; for as most men are either fools or knaves, we run excessive risk in making such folk our companions.
Francesco Guicciardini
Kids are like glue: they can bond together, unlikely companions, even when there is little else left to maintain the connection.
Mariella Frostrup
I owe my dogs much – more than I can say – but they are not my ‘companions’ – as if we voluntarily chose to hang out together but none of us has authority over the others. I bought and/or acquired them. I own them. I am profoundly responsible for their care and well being.
Jon Katz
I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time – those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.
Lawrence Durrell
Frontiersmen good and bad, gunmen as well as inspired prophets of the future, have been my camp companions. Thus, I know the country of which I am about to write as few men now living have known it.
Buffalo Bill
Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
Robert Falcon Scott
Whether a star has planetary companions or not is a condition of its birth. Those with a larger initial allotment of metals have an advantage over those without.
Debra Fischer
Companions are we, enlivened by a mighty gallop quickly sliding a harsh straw basket of sea foam gathered astride the tide.
Bradley Chicho
U.K. citizens fleeing the Middle East and Japan have been allowed to take their animal companions with them on evacuation flights. The U.S. is not so civilized, and that’s a blot on our national copybook.
Ingrid Newkirk
Wolves are afraid of humans, whereas dogs are not. Wolves hunt game, whereas dogs scavenge human leftovers or eat what their human companions put out for dinner. Wolves are not great at following human commands, whereas dogs are brilliant at it.
Annie Lowrey
Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions.
Robert Fulghum
Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions.
Pierre Charron
As I began to discover my own truth and endeavored to possess it with clarity, I became more and more alienated from that which my companions held, or professed to hold.
Juan Goytisolo
My professional acting life, stage and screen, has brought me public support, emotional fulfillment and material comfort. It has brought me together with fine people, good companions with whom I’ve shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits.
Peter O’Toole
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
Joseph Addison
I’ve been all over the world on my own because, as a scientist, you travel a great deal if your work is reasonably successful or published. I get invitations to go to all sorts of strange countries where I would mostly be by myself and just meet other people there, instead of having travelling companions.
Robert Winston
Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.
Francis Bacon
I can’t picture going to a beach, or anywhere on vacation, without a couple of books as companions.
Rosecrans Baldwin
Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.
Francis Beaumont
I love sharing my travels and I’ve had some fascinating travelling companions over the years. I really believe travel is made the richer being with people.
Ben Fogle
I think humans have to learn a new way of dwelling on this earth. A way of living with their companions: animals, plants and fish.
John Burnside
Beauty and folly are old companions.
Benjamin Franklin
Bride and groom are not just two contracting parties but two loving and beloved companions, joined in establishing a home that will be nothing less than a source of immortality.
Meir Soloveichik
Humans have a fraught relationship with beasts. They are our companions and our chattel, our family members and our laborers, our household pets and our household pests. We love them and cage them, admire them and abuse them. And, of course, we cook and eat them.
Jeffrey Kluger
Repression and intimidation are not – and never should be – the acceptable companions of reform.
Jamal Khashoggi
I master my doubts now. I have fun with them, they’re my travelling companions.
Daniel Pennac