A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.
I have always detested the belief that sex is the chief bond between man and woman. Friendship is far more human.
A friendship between a man and a woman was what you called it when one had been pursuing the other for a long time and never gotten anywhere.
Love between man and man is impossible because there must not be sexual intercourse and friendship between man and woman is impossible because there must be sexual intercourse.
A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
Man is what he reads.
Woman is at once apple and serpent.