Most sisters have their ups and downs in their relationship, especially while growing up. Having a sister can sometimes be a tough nightmare that is driving you mad. But when it all boils down, sisters stick together. Your sister can be your best friend and a wonderful person that inspires you. She might even be your other half who makes you whole—the person who will always be there for you whenever you have a problem. Siblings do not only share beautiful childhood memories, but they also do know each other inside out. Enjoy this collection of inspirational quotes about sisters! Also, be sure not to miss our collections of empowering quotes for sassy women and the best soulmate quotes.
Research has also shown that your siblings truly shaped you as a person, even stronger than your parents and friends. We look up to our older sisters as our role models, protectors, and counselors. Maybe you even have a younger sister who was looking up to you and what you can guide with your life’s experience.
The following quotes about sisters will help you to rediscover the true meaning of sisterhood. All quotes are handpicked and carefully selected to make sure you receive the most inspiring quotes that might even help you to find the right words to express what you feel about your sister.
Beautiful Quotes about Sisters
Let’s get inspired by the following quotes that express happiness, gratitude, and many other emotions siblings have for each other.
1. Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
2. 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.
3. A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.
4. A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
Marion C. Garretty
5. 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.
6. Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. You can kid the world, but not your sister.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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
13. If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?
14. A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.
15. Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.
16. If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she’s wearing your best sweater.
17. How the hell do you sum up your sister in three minutes? She’s your twin and your polar opposite. She’s your constant companion and your competition. She’s your best friend and the biggest bitch in the world. She’s everything you wish you could be and everything you wish you weren’t.
M. Molly Backes
18. 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.
19. My sister and I are so close that we finish each other’s sentences and often wonder who’s memories belong to whom.
20. Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood.
Louisa May Alcott
21. Sisters never quite forgive each other for what happened when they were five.
22. A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.
23. In thee my soul shall own combined the sister and the friend.
24. 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.
25. Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. She’ll go and fall in love, and there’s an end of peace and fun, and cozy times together.
Louisa May Alcott
29. 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.
30. The first-born in every family is always dreaming for an imaginary older brother or sister who will look out for them.
31. An older sister is a friend and defender — a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. A sister smiles when one tells one’s stories – for she knows where the decoration has been added.
35. 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.
36. You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you..
George R.R. Martin
37. There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.
38. 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.
39. The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.
Cali Rae Turner
40. ‘You’re a big sister?’ I was shocked. She seemed so good-natured and compassionate.
41. Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer.
42. I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness.
43. 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.
44. It was nice to be in such close physical proximity, even though they hadn’t spoken in months, and only via cursory birthday cards and the like. In the end, it didn’t matter. Sisters were sisters.
45. When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?
46. I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.
47. An older sister helps one remain half child, half woman.
48. Between sisters, often, the child’s cry never dies down. “Never leave me,” it says; “do not abandon me.”
49. Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.
Susan Scarf Merrell
50. 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.
51. Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
Charles M. Schulz.
52. One of my early childhood memories was my grandmother always having a bowl of Nestle chocolate bars at her house. My sister and I would argue over who could eat the chocolate bars. Looking back, I don’t know why we just didn’t share. We could have split them.
53. A sister is a forever friend.
54. 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.
55. Sisterly love is, of all sentiments, the most abstract. Nature does not grant it any functions.
56. A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.
57. When mom and dad don’t understand, a sister always will.
58. The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger if her sibling is in trouble.
59. 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.
60. 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.
61. What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it?
62. 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
63. My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth grade at the time.
64. 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.
65. Elder sisters never can do younger ones justice!
Charlotte M. Yonge
66. Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends.
67. 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.
68. A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.
69. Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
70. Growing up, I had a very normal relationship with my brother and sister. But, over time, they became my best friends, and now I hang out with them all the time. I’m very close with them.
71. A sister smiles when one tells one’s stories — for she knows where the decoration has been added.
72. Your parents are the parents you know best. Your brother and sister, if you have them, are the brother and sister you know best. They may not be the ones you like the best. They may not be the most interesting, but they are the closest and probably the clearest to you.
73. More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good.
74. There’s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister.
75. 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.’
76. As I grew up, one of my strongest allies has been my sister.
77. What sets sisters apart from brothers and also from friends is a very intimate meshing of heart, soul and the mystical cords of memory.
78. 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.
79. Siblings fight, pull each other’s hair, steal stuff, and accuse each other indiscriminately. But siblings also know the undeniable fact that they are the same blood, share the same origins, and are family. Even when they hate each other. And that tends to put all things in perspective.
80. My sister has been there for me through everything.
81. 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.
82. We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory.
83. True best friends never fail on understanding, forgiving, and being there for one another no matter what situation that they might be in or having with one another because of the fact of that no matter if it’s two males or females love should always be there as if brothers or sisters if their what we call best friends.
Jonathan Anthony Burkett
84. 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.
85. What is a sister – someone to confide in, a girl that bosses you about, a person that sides with you, a friend for life, a younger mother, someone who hogs the shower, smells like a chemist shop, a person who’s understanding. That’s a sister.
86. Sisters may share the same mother and father but appear to come from different families.
87. 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.
88. There is a special kind of freedom sisters enjoy. Freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feelings. The freedom to simply be themselves.
89. 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.
90. There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you.
91. Your parents leave you too soon and your kids and spouse come along late, but your siblings know you when you are in your most inchoate form.
92. Without her and her sickness, I would not be here. And without me being a perfect match for my sister, she would not be here as well.
93. God bless you if you have one child, but I don’t think anybody should have just one child. Everybody needs a sibling. I have siblings, and I have so many amazing, precious memories with my siblings. I don’t know what I would do if I had been an only child.
94. Having lots of siblings is like having built-in best friends.
95. I smile because you’re my sister. I laugh because you can’t do anything about it.
96. I think I’m funny because my family, my siblings were funny.
97. Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something
98. It was the sibling thing, I suppose. I was fascinated by the intricate tangle of love and duty and resentment that tied them together. The glances they exchanged; the complicated balance of power established over decades; the games I would never play with rules I would never fully understand. And perhaps that was key: they were such a natural group that they made me feel remarkably singular by comparison. To watch them together was to know strongly, painfully, all that I’d been missing.
99. I wanted to tell her that I loved her, and not in the complicated way I loved our parents, but in a simple way I never had to think about. I loved her like breathing.
100. What brothers say to tease their sisters has nothing to do with what they really think of them.
Esther M. Friesner
I hope you enjoyed this list of the most inspiring quotes about sisters.
What is the core essence of these quotes?
Even though having a sister can be difficult at times, she is still a blessing of God and maybe even your best friend who understands you entirely. She might even be one of the most important persons in your life, giving you comfort in times of despair and trouble. Siblings might argue with each other and fight each other at times, but when the going gets tough they will support each other against all odds.
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