Were you an only child, or did you have a sister? If you did, did you love your sister dearly? In some ways there is no better friend you can have! Of course, not every sister has to be a blood relation – some of those we consider a “forever friend” is a kind of soul sister, a best friend that is as close as any family member. We’ve wrapped up this list of sister quotes to help you celebrate sisterhood in all its meanings. Only a sister will truly understand and appreciate these!
“‘Help one another’ is part of the religion of sisterhood.”
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (more Louisa May Alcott quotes)
A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.
A sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us? Pam Brown
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.
Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
A sister is someone who owns part of what you own: a house, perhaps, or a less tangible legacy, like memories of your childhood and the experience of your family.
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.
“Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.”
Husbands come and go; children come and eventually they go. Friends grow up and move away. But the one thing that’s never lost is your sister.
In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips.
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.
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
“Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.”
SUSAN SCARF MERRELL
A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.
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 Z. COHEN
Parents are just parents, brothers are just brothers, best friends are just best friends, even husbands are just husbands, but sisters – well, sisters are the ones to whom sisters always turn in times of joy or trouble, celebration or crisis.
Often, in old age, the sisters become each other’s chosen and most happy companions. In addition to their shared memories of childhood and their relationship to each other’s children, they . . . carry the echoes of their mother’s voice.
A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
“You can kid the world, but not your sister.”
My sister and I are so close that we finish each other’s sentences and often wonder who’s memories belong to whom.
“I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness.”
We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory.
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.
Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.
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.
Sisters may drive you crazy, get into your stuff and irritate you. However, if anyone else dares say so, a sister will defend you to the death.
Having lots of siblings is like having built-in best friends.
Brothers and sisters are one of the constant things in the lives of many people.
Storm Sister–a friend who sticks close when storms hit her friend’s life.
Sisterhood – that is, primary and bonding love from women – is, like motherhood, a capacity, not a destiny. It must be chosen, exercised by acts of will.
It has been one of the greatest blessings of my life that my sister has been able to mirror my experience.
A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.
TONI MORRISON (more Toni Morrison quotes)
More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good.
Sister love quotes to appreciate your bond
If you’re lucky enough to have a sister and get along, you know that sisters share a unique bond. From the time your sister is born, and throughout all of life’s ups and downs, she’s always by your side. When your sister smiles, it’s almost like you’re smiling yourself.
It’s likely she is your first friend as well as your oldest friend, and despite the occasional disagreements, she remains a constant source of unconditional love and support in your life. If you’re looking to express your gratitude for such a special relationship, show your sister some love with one of these meaningful quotes, guaranteed to convey just how much she means to you.
You know full well as I do the value of sisters’ affections; there is nothing like it in this world. Charlotte Bronte
Being a sister isn’t about gender or DNA. It’s about unselfconscious love.
The only person I’d run through an airport for is you.
If you have a brother or sister, tell them you love them every day – that’s the most beautiful thing. I told my sister how much I loved her every day. That’s the only reason I’m OK right now.
The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.
CALI RAE TURNER
A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.
“Sisters make the best friends in the world.”
Acquaintances were always on their best behavior, but sisters loved each other enough to say anything.
Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister?
But the love of sisters needs no words. It does not depend on memories, or mementos, or proof. It runs as deep as a heartbeat. It is as ever present as a pulse.
To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confidante — it is to have a soulmate for life.
How do people make it through life without a sister?
Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears.
We have our own, unspoken language—a look that makes one of us fall on the floor laughing or the slight inflection in our voice that conveys everything. It is the ability to prod laughter and love no matter how much your heart might hurt. Someone who sees you exactly as you are and thinks that is enough. Someone who will walk next to you always.
Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.
“There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.”
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 (more George R.R. Martin quotes)
In thee, my soul shall own combined the sister and the friend.
What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it?
I’ve known every love possible, but as the years stretched out, the love I longed for the most is the one I shared with my sister.
Sisterly love is, of all sentiments, the most abstract. Nature does not grant it any functions.
Big sister quotes to celebrate them
In a lot of ways, big sisters are a bit like superheroes because they pave the way for their younger siblings, by being the first ones to do, well, everything. Not only are they our first role models, but older siblings often go on to become some of our closest friends as we get older.
A big sister may be a pain sometimes, but there’s often a profound knowing that she’ll always have your back no matter what. If you’re a younger sibling and want to celebrate your enduring sibling bond, these big sister quotes will let her know how grateful you are for her presence in your life.
I’m the big sister. I want to make sure she has everything, even if I don’t have anything. It’s hard. I love her too much. That’s what counts.
An older sister is a friend and defender – a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.
“A toast once heard: To my big sister, who never found her second Easter egg until I’d found my first.”
I’m very proud of my sister and protective of her. [She] is the one person I will fight for. Don’t talk about my sister; don’t play with me about my sister. If you do, you’ll see another side of me.
BEYONCE (more Beyonce quotes)
Sister is our first friend and second mother.
Beautiful little sister quotes
If you have a little sister, you probably feel responsible for looking after because she’s followed in your footsteps and looked up to you since day one. Being an older sibling isn’t always easy, but it offers great lessons on taking responsibility early on in life and how to build relationships based on trust and unconditional love.
There may have been times you wanted to trade places with your little sister, and other times you’ve felt grateful for being the first born. No matter how many times you’ve argued or that she’s stolen your clothes, you share a unique connection and are always there for her. Take a moment to remind her how much you love her with these beautiful little sister quotes.
But whenever she thanks the givers for favors great and small, she thinks of the good little sister who gave her more than they all.
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.
My sister…is the person who keeps me in line, whether I like it or not. I trust her and also have a good, healthy fear of her.
“Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer.”
A sister is like yourself in a different movie, a movie that stars you in a different life.
Sorority Sister Quotes
Adapting to college life can be challenging but having a sorority sister to advise you can ease the transition. Anyone who’s been a part of a sorority will probably tell you that it’s a lot like joining a big family. On college campuses, a sorority is a sisterhood formed on shared goals and for many people, Greek life membership can forge relationships that last a lifetime. Sorority life not only offers women academic, professional and social opportunities, but together sisters create some of the best memories of their lives.
Just like blood-related siblings, sorority sisters often provide each other lifelong love, support and guidance. If you deeply cherish your sorority sister, show her some love with these heartwarming quotes.
For you where never my blood sister so no more shall I call you little sister.
Sisters are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Individually unique. Together complete.
Sisterhood is many wonderful things. It’s a warm smile on a cold and rainy day, a friendly hug, a cheerful hello. It’s treasured. It’s sacred. It’s eternal. It’s knowing that there will always be someone there for you. It’s dreams shared, and goals achieved. It’s counting on others and being counted on. It is real.
Sisterhood is powerful.
But what Mom never told me is that along the way, you find sisters, and they find you. Girls are cool that way.
There is space within sisterhood for likeness and difference, for the subtle differences that challenge and delight; there is space for disappointment-and surprise.
“Participating in a sisterhood with other women is hugely important in my life and a source of joy.”
To shine forever as an example to all women, that is the mythic and collective legacy of all sisterhoods. How do we begin to reclaim our sisters? We get to know each other in all our depths.
Of all the blessings sisterhood can bestow, I think the greatest is to be known, really known.