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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

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

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

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

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

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

I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness. ~Emily Dickinson

Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood. ~Louisa May Alcott

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

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

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. ~Vietnamese Proverb

A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves — a special kind of double. ~Toni Morrison

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply... ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814

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

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

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

A sister smiles when one tells one’s stories — for she knows where the decoration has been added. ~Chris Montaigne

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

If sisters were free to express how they really feel, parents would hear this: “Give me all the attention and all the toys and send Rebecca to live with Grandma.” ~Linda Sunshine

My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth grade at the time. ~Linda Sunshine

I, who have no sisters or brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to be born to friends. ~James Boswell

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

If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she’s wearing your best sweater. ~Pam Brown

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. ~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

I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones. ~Author unknown, attributed to a 4-year-old named Lauren

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

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

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

A sister is a forever friend. ~Author Unknown

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

Sisterly love is, of all sentiments, the most abstract. Nature does not grant it any functions. ~Ugo Betti

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

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow, and wise is the counsel of those who love us. ~Benjamin Disraeli

When mom and dad don’t understand, a sister always will. ~Author Unknown

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

A toast once heard: “To my big sister, who never found her second Easter egg until I’d found my first.” ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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

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

The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. ~Cali Rae Turner

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

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

There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you. ~Author Unknown

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. ~Susan Scarf Merrell

I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. ~Maya Angelou

A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self. ~Marian Sandmaier

Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends. ~Author Unknown

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

Sibling relationships — and 80 percent of Americans have at least one — outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust. ~Erica E. Goode, “The Secret World of Siblings,” U.S. News & World Report, 10 January 1994

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 share the scent and smells — the feel of a common childhood. ~Pam Brown

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

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

Between sisters, often, the child’s cry never dies down. “Never leave me,” it says; “do not abandon me.” ~Louise Bernikow

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

Sisterhood is powerful. ~Robin Morgan

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

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

We know one another’s faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws. ~Rose Macaulay

Sisters may share the same mother and father but appear to come from different families. ~Author Unknown

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

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

Sisters are blossoms in the garden of life. ~Author Unknown

We may look old and wise to the outside world. But to each other, we are still in junior school. ~Charlotte Gray

Whatever you do they will love you; even if they don’t love you they are connected to you till you die. You can be boring and tedious with sisters, whereas you have to put on a good face with friends. ~Deborah Moggach

You keep your past by having sisters. As you get older, they’re the only ones who don’t get bored if you talk about your memories. ~Deborah Moggach

It’s hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time. How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own. ~Pam Brown

Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer. ~Louise Glück

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

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