Monday, January 23, 2006

Can Men and Women Be Friends? "When Harry Met Sally"

If you've ever watched "When Harry Met Sally" you know that the question Harry and Sally discuss throughout the movie is whether or not men and women can be friends. Harry asserts that they can't because the issue of sex is always there. Even if it's not acted upon, it is there. Sally disagrees with him (of course - otherwise there wouldn't have been a very good plot to the movie).

This morning I received a quote in my email. Here it is:
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion,enmity,
worship, love, but no friendship. -Oscar Wilde, writer (1854-1900)

I found a couple other quotes about men, women and friendship.
All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon the
sand. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

So, what do you think? Can men and women be friends?

Thanks to Ruth for sharing the Oscar Wilde quote with me this morning.

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