A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life
– Isadora James
It can be a source of great comfort to know you have a sister you can lean on. To know that there is someone who knows you inside and out and who understands you on an intimate level, even in times of conflict. A best friend, confidant and often a core part of family life.
Sisters often have a unique connection, a connection that doesn’t require words to explain emotions and thoughts because even in the absence of words, a sister will know if there’s something going on.
To celebrate this special bond we’ve put together the finest sister quotes that will help you put into words the unique relationship of siblings and sisters.
Here are the 31 best sister quotes….
∴ A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life – Isadora James
∴ A sister can be one of the best gifts we could ever have. Often we spend much of our day in a serious mode. We do things in routine and we take things seriously but when we’re with our sisters, we tend to go back to being 5-year-olds, exploring and experimenting and not giving a care to the world. Which is good. It has to happen more often because that child in us needs to live too.
∴ Sister is our first friend and second mother.
∴ A sister fulfils many roles in our lives, from being a best friend to taking the place of our mothers. Sisters are there for us in fun moments, but also in moments when we need someone to take care of us.
∴ Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. – Margaret Mead
∴ As children, we tend to be very competitive, especially with our siblings. This holds true for sisters because they feel compelled to compare themselves with each other. Once they grow up, however, their relationship turns into a strong and solid relationship.
∴ A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost – Marion C. Garretty
∴ Whenever we get too caught up into our lives and take everything way too seriously, our sisters remind us that, deep within, we are still the same children we once were. Sisters help us remember our childhood, and with it, all our most precious memories.
∴ There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me – Mary Montagu
∴ Sisters fight but more often than not, fights and conversations between sisters aren’t as bad as they originally seem. Why? Because sisters have a different way of communicating. They have a different way of delivering their sincere thoughts and advice. So while sisters can be known for having catfights, they still bring each other comfort on some level. They still share wise advice to one another and this advice sticks with them.
∴ Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends – Unknown
∴ Regardless of what your roots say, when your hearts say you two are friends and are great sisters to one another, that’s the only thing that matters. Great friends become sisters in no time, and it’s a positive note to women to have that someone they can lean on be it as friend or as a sister.
∴ Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other – Carol Saline
∴ Having a sister is a great blessing. She will always be there to protect you and help you move through this chaotic world because we all have days when we have no idea what’s going on and in those days, calling our sisters and siblings, asking for advice or just rambling about life is one of the best things that you can do. A good sister never gets tired of hearing you out, and they never get tired or protecting you either.
∴ A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite – Elizabeth Fishel
∴ It can be very interesting how sisters can be the same and opposites all at once. If you think you and your sister are so opposite from each other, think again because chances are, both of you have a lot longer list of similarities – from habitual behaviours and implicit assumptions to everything in between. So yes, a sister is the best mirror you can ever have. If you want an honest opinion about yourself your sister can be the best person to ask.
∴ Sisterhood is powerful – Robin Morgan
∴ Few things can compete with the power of sisterhood. Nothing can beat how one woman loves and cares for another woman she is willing to defend her anytime needed. This is why sisters are always there for one another and they never run out of strength.
∴ The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend – Cali Rae Turner
∴ The bond of sisters can be quite different from the bond of siblings. Sisters tend to be more fun and more on the side of taking risks and feeling excited about the outcome. This is pretty much similar to the bond of friends. So if your friends are busy or your family is out of town, consider yourself lucky if you have a sister because she’s always willing to play the friend role.
∴ My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth grade at the time – Linda Sunshine
∴ Having a sister is very challenging, but also rewarding. We learn so much from our sisters that they become a huge part of our lives. With their advice and knowledge, they help us create our own identities.
∴ A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams – Unknown
∴ It’s always great to have someone to share your memories and dreams with. To have a person who perfectly understands your childhood and who consequently understands where your dreams are rooted from. Someone you can be so honest with you’re willing to share the silliest childhood games and the most insane adult dreams.
∴ 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
∴ While sisters can be soft and gentle, they can be tough teachers too. Sometimes tougher than parents. When they know they need to teach you something, they will teach you something and they won’t exert efforts on finding ways to teach softly. Sisters seem to be appointed to mould us into strong, brave, and wise people.
∴ An older sister helps one remain half child, half woman – Unknown
∴ We may be grown-ups but as often as we can we should look to our inner child. We need to revisit the child who once dared to be as unique and as brave as she possibly could and nobody reminds us about this better than a sister.
∴ An older sister is a friend and defender – a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too – Pam Brown
∴ Sisters share likes and dislikes, stories, secrets, emotions. Everything. As they grow older often that confidant relationship grows with the complexities of life and becomes like and old oak tree that provides the strength and shelter to weather the storms of life.
∴ 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
∴ Can you remember how many times you wished you didn’t have a sister? And can you remember how many times you’ve been so thankful to have a sister? Sometimes, sisters can be these super annoying accomplices that just won’t leave us. They can be too loud or too playful when all we want is silence. But often, they’re one of the amazing people we’re lucky to have. They stick with us through thick and thin.
∴ 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
∴ Sister is probably synonymous to carefree. If you have a sister, chances are you also have a space to talk, a live diary almost and a person who keeps the child in you alive. That’s the role of a sister. She listens to you and doesn’t judge you. She lets you ramble all night and while she doesn’t 100% understand your feelings, she lets you release.
∴ When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us? – Pam Brown
∴ We are all raised by our parents to be strong individuals but there will be days when we feel weak or when we don’t know where to get more strength. On these days, having your sister by your side is one of the best support mechanisms.
∴ When mom and dad don’t understand, a sister always will – Unknown
∴ There’s probably no scientific explanation to this but it is quite true. We do so many things in our lifetime that our parents can’t understand. They question us, and we can’t really blame them. After all, they grew in a different generation. But with sisters, no matter how much the age gap is, for some unknown reason, they will always understand the craziness in our lives.
∴ 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
∴ That special bond between siblings and sisters in particular holds within it an unconscious component that Marian Sandmaier alludes to here. Somewhere in that deep unconscious the two people complete each other.
∴ 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 Gurgess
∴ Sometimes, it’s not obvious but little sisters tend to have the crazier but equally brighter ideas. They’re not afraid to explore the possibilities.
∴ A sister smiles when one tells one’s stories – for she knows where the decoration has been added – Chris Montaigne
∴ Sisters probably have the superpower to read each other because they don’t really have to say things in detail. Whenever one has a secret, the other one immediately knows. Whenever one send snippets of clues, the other immediately gets the entire message and lucky are those who have these kinds people in their lives.
∴ Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister? – Alice Walker
∴ Sisters have that distinct kind of comfort only they can give to each other. That completion of an equation, having journeyed a similar path together, known the same hurdles, together they are stronger.
∴ There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you. – Unknown
∴ Having a sister means having a best friend with whom we can fight and argue, but who would never actually leave us. Sisters are always there for us, to support us, make fun of us, and share their love with us.
∴ Sisters may share the same mother and father but appear to come from different families – Unknown
∴ Whilst many of these quotes speak to the special bond between sisters is fair to say that there can be fundamental differences between siblings sometimes which can cause one to question even the genetic relationship. Over time, sisters can often tend to come together again.
∴ We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory – Evelyn Loeb
∴ Sisters come with the territory and they don’t care if you’re happy about it or not because they do know we need them there anyways which is why having a sister is quite fun. You quarrel and hate each other and the next moment, you’re on the same side.
∴ The loveliest thing I know is…. My sister. – Lord Byron
∴ This is quite a sweet quote from Anglo-Scottish poet Lord Byron. He may have lived many many years before us but he sure has captured the beauty of having a sister. No matter how much we hate our sisters, because that happens between siblings, at the end of the day we still are thankful for having a sister. They are, after all, responsible for making our lives better and allowing us to be silly from time to time.
∴ More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good – Linda Sunshine
∴ If you think you can hide things from your sister, better think again. Sisters have special capabilities when it comes to detecting whether you’ve been naughty or nice, and that’s even if you two live in separate worlds. You two have a special bond and special connection that only you two can understand.
∴ The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger if her sibling is in trouble – Clara Ortega
∴ Perhaps turning tiger is natural for sisters. Especially for older sisters. They are mild and gentle people, but the moment they discover their other siblings are in trouble, these gentle sisters become tigers who are always ready to go out there and protect her siblings.
∴ Sisterly love is, of all sentiments, the most abstract. Nature does not grant it any functions. – Ugo Betti
∴ Sisters can be very difficult to map out but that’s just another reason to spend more time with them. If parents are known for gentle love, sisters are known for abstract love. They are a mix of gentle and tough love because they want us to grow gentle and strong. They want their siblings to know there are many kinds of love and not all are trustworthy.
∴ We may look old and wise to the outside world. But to each other, we are still in junior school. – Charlotte Gray
∴ We all have those moments where we turn on the wild, young, and free switch and in those moments, often only your sister will get you, because she too has similar instances. When two sisters are together, its automatic for that young, wild, and free switch to turn on because sisters do not judge each other’s level of silliness.
∴ 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
∴ There’s no such thing as giving everything to your sister and you end up nothing because the universe will always make sure you have enough for yourself.
∴ There’s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister – Tia Mowry
∴ Even if you grew up separately, even if you spent most of your time apart, your sister will still know you like she’s been with you since day 1. There is always a strong connection that allows sisters to get to know each other in a snap and to bring out the best in one another.
∴ A toast once heard: “To my big sister, who never found her second Easter egg until I’d found my first.” – Robert Brault
∴ Sisters have this impeccable urge to share and to never leave the other one behind. They don’t want to go so far with their other sibling struggling to catch up. Funny as this quote may sound but it’s pretty accurate. If you hang out with your sister more often, you’ll realize how she does these little things to make you two are on the same level, the same path.