Quotes about Sisters

Sisters don’t need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks… sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs… ~Pam Brown, unverified

Help one another, is part of the religion of our sisterhood… ~Louisa May Alcott, “The Sunny Side,” An Old-Fashioned Girl, 1870

More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good. ~Linda Sunshine, “You’re Only Jung Once,” Mom Loves Me Best (And Other Lies You Told Your Sister), 1990

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. ~Author unknown

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

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, unverified

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

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, 1909

I, who have no sisters nor brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to be born to friends… ~Samuel Johnson, 1758

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

In thee my soul shall own combin’d
The sister and the friend.
~Katharine Killigrew (c.1530–1583)

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

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. ~Susan Scarf Merrell, The Accidental Bond: The Power of Sibling Relationships, 1995

Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends. ~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 Wortley Montagu, 1727

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, Mom Loves Me Best (And Other Lies You Told Your Sister), 2006

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, “Goblin Market,” 1862

Sisters Before Misters  ~Hilary Winston, Just for Kicks, 2006

Two scorpions living in the same hole will get along better than two sisters in the same house. ~Arabian proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, The Accidental Bond: The Power of Sibling Relationships, 1995

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

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, No Friend Like a Sister, 1996

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

Some sisters are better at pretending to share than others, but for the majority, if sisters were really free to express their innermost feelings, Mom would hear this: “Give me all the attention and all the toys and send Rebecca to live with Grandma.” ~Linda Sunshine, Mom Loves Me Best (And Other Lies You Told Your Sister), 2006

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

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

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life! ~Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts, 1961 June 17th

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

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

Sisterhood is powerful. ~Slogan from the 1970s

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, unverified

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

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

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

Sister Quotes
Original post date: 2001 June 15
1st major revision: 2002 Dec 28
2nd major revision: 2018 Sept 9