"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
"Givers have to set limits because takers never do."
"Grace is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back."
"We live in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship."
- C.S. Lewis