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Quotes about Sisters

Updated on May 1, 2016

"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship." ~ Margaret Mead



"Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there." ~Amy Li


“Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child.” ~Barbara Alper



"For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands." ~Christina Rossetti



"A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost." ~Marion C. Garretty



“Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer.” ~Louise Gluck



"Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life." ~Charles M. Schulz



"You can kid the world. But not your sister." ~ Charlotte Gray



"If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child." ~Linda Sunshine


“Sisters, as you know, also have a unique relationship. This is the person who has known you your entire life, who should love you and stand by you no matter what, and yet it's your sister who knows exactly where to drive the knife to hurt you the most.” ~Lisa See



"To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident, it is to have a soulmate for life." ~ Victoria Secunda




"Sisters never quite forgive each other for what happened when they were five." ~Pam Brown



"How do people make it through life without a sister?" ~ Sara Corpening




"In thee my soul shall own combined the sister and the friend." ~Catherine Killigrew



“We hang out, we help one another, we tell one another our worst fears and biggest secrets, and then just like real sisters, we listen and don't judge.” ~ Adriana Trigiani



"A closer friend I'd never find than the one I call my Sister." ~Vernon




“Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.” ~Carol Saline



"What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it?" ~Jenny DeVries




“That's the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they're far wiser than the elder ones could ever be.” ~Gemma Burgess




"Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister." ~ Alice Walker





"A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams." ~ Author Unknown




“My sister and I are so close that we finish each other’s sentences and often wonder who’s memories belong to whom.” ~Shannon Celebi

"Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart — oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape — of your sister." ~Katherine Mansfield



“... We're just different."
"Yeah," I say. "I'm mute and you have verbal diarrhea.” ~ Janet Gurtler


"Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears." ~ Author Unknown



“There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.” ~Mary Montagu




"More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good." ~Linda Sunshine




“Love, Mercy, and Grace, sisters all, attend your wounds of silence and hope.” ~Aberjhani




"She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child." ~ Barbara Alpert




“When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?” ~ Pam Brown




"Sisters are different flowers from the same garden." ~Author Unknown





“And I felt closer to you. Because you knew me so much better than I'd realized - and still loved me.” ~Rosamund Lupton




"Friends come and go in your life, but your sister is your sister for life, always there, always caring." ~ C Pulsifer





"An older sister is a friend and defender -- a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too." ~ Pam Brown





"In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips." ~Author Unknown




“I don't know how to stop the atrocities. I don't know how to make people care. But looking into my sister's eyes, we seem to have carved out something between us that none of the madness can touch. Invisible threads.” ~Lisa J. Shannon


"Elder sisters never can do younger ones justice!" ~ Charlotte M. Yonge




“An older sister helps one remain half child, half woman.” ~ Unknown





"The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger if her sibling is in trouble." ~Clara Ortega




"Sisters by chance, friends by choice." ~ Sister Saying




"There's no better friend than a sister. There's no one more loyal and true and even when sisters are different their likeness come shining through!" ~ Mary Engelbreit





"I know some sisters who only see each other on Mother’s Day and some who will never speak again. But most are like my sister and me... linked by volatile love, best friends who make other best friends ever so slightly less best." ~Patricia Volk




"Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow." ~Benjamin Disraeli






"Sisterhood is powerful." ~ Robin Morgan





“A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” ~ Isadora James



“To my big sister, who never found her second Easter egg until I’d found my first.” ~Robert Brault




"Sisters are like water is to flowers, always there to help."~ Author Unknown






"While we were born sisters, we grew up to be friends." ~Catherine Pulsifer





“We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory.” ~Evelyn Loeb






"To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time." ~Clara Ortega





“Our siblings push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago – the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoider…. It doesn’t seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we’ve traveled.” ~Jane Mersky Leder




"Our siblings. They resemble us just enough to make all their differences confusing, and no matter what we choose to make of this, we are cast in relation to them our whole lives long." ~Susan Scarf Merrell





"Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring — quite often the hard way." ~Pamela Dugdale





"Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers." ~Pam Brown






"It was nice growing up with someone like you — someone to lean on, someone to count on... someone to tell on!" ~Author Unknown




"Sisters don’t need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks — expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs — that can undermine any tale you’re telling." ~Pam Brown




"Sister to sister we will always be,
A couple of nuts off the family tree."
~Author Unknown





"One of the best things about being an adult is the realization that you can share with your sister and still have plenty for yourself." ~Betsy Cohen



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