National Girlfriends Day is celebrated annually on Aug. 1 in order to shower love on the lady in your life. It is also observed by women to commemorate their female friends.

Mistress Susan created this special holiday in 2003 for female friends to express gratitude to each other. It became quite popular among social media users who take this day as an excuse to shower their significant other or best friend with gifts or take them out to dinner.

Here are some quotes to share with your girlfriend or female best friend, courtesy BrainyQuotes and Good Reads

  • "When my girlfriend and I talk about being happy, I'll get choked up, which I think is the greatest gift you can give a girlfriend." — Seth Meyers
  • "I think behind every great man there's got to be a great woman, whether she's your wife, your girlfriend or not." — Prince Royce
  • "Women are made to be loved, not understood." — Oscar Wilde
  • "If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning." — Aristotle Onassis
  • "I like being scared every now and then, I like the suspense and the thrills. Nothing like taking a girlfriend to a movie and holding her hand while she jumps." — Scott Foley
  • "There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her or turn her into literature." — Henry Miller
  • "Whether you're throwing up or breaking up, you want your girlfriend right there! I don't trust women who don't go to their girlfriends." — Drew Barrymore
  • "There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate." — Linda Grayson
  • "There's nothing better than a glass of wine, a girlfriend, and a long talk." — Karen Fairchild
  • "Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile." — Shannon L. Alder
  • "It's all about reminding the other person how important and special she is to you." — Tyler Hoechlin
  • "The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right." — Mark Twain
  • "Friendship between women is different than friendship between men. We talk about different things. We delve deep. We go under, even if we haven’t seen each other for years." — Jane Fonda
  • "One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about." — Mindy Kaling
  • "Women understand. We may share experiences, make jokes, paint pictures, and describe humiliations that mean nothing to men, but women understand." — Gloria Steinem

National Girlfriends Day Aug. 1 is National Girlfriends Day. In this picture, Golden Globes hosts and real-life friends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler pose at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, Jan. 12, 2014. Photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok