Famous, Humorous, Meaningful, Inspirational, and Poignant Quotes About Sisters

Sparing partner. Confidant. Best friend. Sister. Is there any relationship that’s more maddening? More rewarding? More simple? And at the same time, more complicated? Probably not. That’s why we love our sisters so much! In the best of times, our sister is the person we wake up at 2:00 a.m. when we have good news. And in the worst of times, she’s also the person we wake up at 2:00 a.m. Through it all, our sisters keep our secrets, nurse our wounds, and tell us the truth as no one else will. If anyone is worth creating quotes for, it’s her. In the paragraphs that follow, you’ll find 101 of the best sister quotes, wishes, and messages that we could find. May they celebrate all the sisters you have in your life.


101 Best Sister Quotes, Wishes, and Messages



Short and Concise Quotes About Sisters

Short and Concise Quotes About Sisters

This is probably the only place in life where things between sisters will be short and sweet. But what these quotes lack in length, they make up for in-depth and warmth. Some of them come from giants, like Oliver Wendell Holmes. Others represent anonymous sentiments that were probably never intended for public consumption, which makes them all the more powerful.

  1. “Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.” – Anonymous
  2. “Parents die, daughters grow up and marry out, but sisters are for life.” – Lisa Lee
  3. “A sister is worth a thousand friends.” – Anonymous
  4. “There is no place for secrets in sisterhood.” – Erin Forbes
  5. “My sister ‘was the light of my life’” – Solomon Thomas
  6. “There is no time like the old time when you and I were young.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  7. “We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends.” – Shannon Celebi
  8. “A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.” – Anonymous

Famous Sister Quotes

Famous Sister Quotes

Sometimes, until we see pairs like Venus and Serena or Mary Kate and Ashley together, we can forget that even famous people have siblings, and their siblings mean as much to them as ours do to us. These quotes remind us that not only are we wrong about the relationships between famous siblings, but powerfully so.

  1. “Sisters make the best friends in the world.” – Marilyn Monroe
  2. “There’s no better friend than a sister.” – Mary Engelbreit
  3. “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
  4. “Brothers and sisters are one of the constant things in the lives of many people.” – Richard Branson
  5. “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.” – Katy Perry
  6. “My sisters are my favorite people on earth.” – Ryan Phillippe
  7. “She’s always there for me when I need her. She’s my best friend. She’s just my everything.” – Ashley Olsen
  8. “I have a tendency to become a mother to everyone around me. My brother and sister are always complaining that I’m too protective.” – Penelope Cruz
  9. “As I grew up, one of my strongest allies has been my sister.” – Patti Smith
  10. “I could never love anyone as I love my sisters.” – Little Women film adaptation (1994)
  11. “She is the mother I never had, she is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don’t know a better person.” – Oprah Winfrey
  12. “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves—a special kind of double.” – Toni Morrison

Quirky Sister Quotes

Quirky Sister Quotes

The very nature of the sister relationship is quirky at its core. How could it not be? After all, it’s your sisters who see you in the morning with mismatched socks and mop-top hair, who fight with you for the last bowl of Cap’n Crunch, and who beg you to watch reruns of Sesame Street when no one else is looking. That’s why we love these quirky sisters quotes so much. They capture the between-the-lines quirks that can only exist between sisters.

  1. “What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it?” – James DeVries
  2. “My sister is a big part of my actual style. Our style is not similar whatsoever, but she helped me find myself and find what I really liked.” – Sofia Richie
  3. “We may look old and wise to the outside world. But to each other, we are still in junior school.” – Charlotte Gray
  4. “Actually, Keke is my nickname. When I was little, my sister was about four years old, and she had an imaginary friend named Keke. And she wanted my name to be Keke.” – Keke Palmer
  5. “Sisters are the ones you can get mad at only for a short period because you have important stuff to tell them.” – Anonymous
  6. “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
  7. “A sister is your closest enemy who brings the best out of you. It is better to have such an enemy than a thousand friends.” – Anonymous
  8. “Sister to sister we will always be, a couple of nuts off the family tree.” – Anonymous
  9. “Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.” – Charles M. Schulz
  10. “Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends.”– Anonymous
  11. “A woman without her sister is like a bird without her wings.” – Moosa Raha

Humorous Quotes About Sisters

Humorous Quotes About Sisters

As far as tickling the funny bone goes, it’s often our sisters who create the biggest opportunities for chuckles. It stands to reason, of course. Some of this arises out of proximity. After all, life at the breakfast table offers many opportunities for mirth. Think milk mustaches and hair that can only be described as rooster tail chic. Those quotes give us a look at the humorous side of the sisterly connection.

  1. “If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she’s wearing your best sweater.” – Pam Brow
  2. “My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth grade at the time.” – Linda Sunshine
  3. “Sisters. Because we all need someone who will defend us behind our back and then call us on our shit to our face.” – Brooke Hampton
  4. “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.” – Barbara Alpert
  5. “I’m smiling because we’re sisters. I’m laughing because there’s nothing you can do about it.” – Anonymous
  6. “What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention.” – Claire Cook
  7. “More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good.” – Linda Sunshine
  8. “At this point, none of us are sure why we fight. We’re sisters. We need no good reason to fight, even though we have plenty of them.” – Ken Wheaton
  9. “What I love most about us being sisters is we can have totally inappropriate conversations no sane person should ever have. Ever.” – Anonymous
  10. “Sisters don’t need words. They have perfected their own secret language of smiles, sniffs, sighs, gasps, winks and eye rolls.” – Anonymous
  11. “When my sister, Joan, arrived I asked if I could swap her for a rabbit. When I think what a marvelous friend she’s been, I’m so glad my parents didn’t take me at my word.” – Maeve Binch

Cute and Charming Sister Quotes

Cute and Charming Sister Quotes

Another word for “charm” is magic, and certainly, our sisters know how to charm us in a way that truly is magic. These quotes express all the charm, all the cuteness, and all the magic that only come from our sisters.

  1. “Never let an angry sister brush your hair.” –Anonymous
  2. “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
  3. “In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips.” – Anonymous
  4. “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
  5. “A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” – Isadora James
  6. “The only thing better than having you as my sister is my children having you as their aunt.” – Anonymous
  7. “If you don’t annoy your big sister for no good reason from time to time, she thinks you don’t love her anymore.” – Pearl Cleage
  8. “You’re my sister and my best friend. If you think otherwise, just remember I know all your secrets.” – Anonymous

Inspirational Quotes and Sayings About Sisters

Inspirational Quotes and Sayings About Sisters

When inspiration and motivation run dry, we often look to our sisters for support. They know us best. As such, they’re in the best position to comfort us in a way that touches us in the depths of our souls. They also know when we need a swift kick in the rear when we wallow in our sorrows for too long. Often, they’re truly the missing link between us and our soul’s desires, as these quotes so beautifully demonstrate.

  1. “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.” – Venus Williams
  2. “So distant yet so close. So different yet so similar. That’s why I love my sister.” – Maxime Lagacé
  3. “Sisters are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.” – Anonymous
  4. “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.” – Carol Saline
  5. “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.” – Gail Sheeny
  6. “When traveling life’s journey it’s good to have a sister’s hand to hold on to.” – Anonymous
  7. “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
  8. “My sister was the one person who told me not to change—that my skin was beautiful. She really helped me feel good about myself.” – Khoudia Diop
  9. “An older sister is a friend and defender – a listener, conspirator, a counselor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.” – Pam Brown
  10. “I grew up believing that my sister belonged to a different planet. How could she be so strong, so supportive, so friendly, all at the same time? I used to ask my sister, why she was different from me. She never replied. She used to smile and give me a big hug.” — Anonymous

Deep and Meaningful Sister Quotes

Deep and Meaningful Sister Quotes

The most meaning in our lives usually comes from the relationships in our lives. The relationships that we have with our sisters often have the most depth. If you’re looking for quotes that capture the deep and meaningful relationship you have with your sister, these will do nicely.

  1. “Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  2. “I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see, I sought my god, but my god eluded me; And then I sought my sisters and my brothers, and in them I found all three.” – Baba Amte
  3. “Sisters are like angels. They sparkle twinkle and glow, they are the greatest gift our hearts will ever know.” – Anonymous
  4. “My sister and I are so close that we finish each other’s sentences and often wonder who’s memories belong to whom.”– Shannon Celebi
  5. “To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident… it is to have a soul mate for life.” – Victoria Secunda
  6. “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
  7. “A sister smiles when one tells stories—for she knows where the decoration has been added.” – Chris Montaigne
  8. “Sister. You are not only a strong woman, you are the strongest tie to the best years of my life.” – Melanie J. Pellowski
  9. “Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer.” – Louise Glüc
  10. “A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” – Marion Garretty

Beautiful and Poignant Quotes About Sisters

Beautiful and Poignant Quotes About Sisters

Few things in nature – roses, mountain streams, bluebirds in spring – can compete with the beauty of the relationship between sisters. And unlike many of the most delicate things in nature, this relationship doesn’t wither away with age. Rather, it continues to grow more lovely with time and age, as these quotes beautifully and poignantly demonstrate.

  1. “A sister is like yourself in a different movie, a movie that stars you in a different life.” – Deborah Tannen
  2. “I do not see as well without her. I do not hear as well without her. I do not feel as well without her. I would be better off without a hand or a leg than without my sister.” – Erin Morgenstern
  3. “Sisters help make the hard times easier and the easy times more fun.” – Anonymous
  4. “Sister is our first friend and second mother.” – Sunny Gupt
  5. “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.” – Josephine Angelini
  6. “Sisters will always love you tomorrow no matter what you do today.” – Marinela Reka
  7. “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.” – Carol Saline
  8. “Look inside any sister relationship and you’ll find a wealth of interesting stories.” – Colleen Sell
  9. “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.” – Lorraine Bodge

Double-Edged Sister Quotes

Double-Edged Sister Quotes

Anyone who has ever had a run-in with a potent rival knows that the ones with the most power to wound are the ones who know the most about you. Unfortunately, the sister relationship possesses this kind of power over us at times. These double-edged sister quotes reflect the complexity of the sisterly relationship.

  1. “Acquaintances were always on their best behavior, but sisters loved each other enough to say anything.” – Lauren Weisberger
  2. “We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory.” – Evelyn Loeb
  3. “A sister is a dearest friend, a closest enemy, and an angel at the time of need. – Debasish Mridha
  4. “As you’re growing up and you’re close, you can’t trust anyone the way you trust your sister, but also they have the power to wound you in ways no one else really does.” – Ally Condie
  5. “Sisters share a bond unlike any other – thornier, but also tender, full of possibility.” – Joy McCullough
  6. “Sisters are reliably good for two things: hating and loving.” – Jessica Knoll
  7. “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
  8. “Sisters never quite forgive each other for what happened when they were five.” – Pam Brown
  9. “Your sister knows everything to say to piss you off. But sisters tend to be each other’s biggest champion and also their hardest critics.” – Erin Foster
  10. “Sisters 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
  11. “You can kid the world, but not your sister.” – Charlotte
  12. “Only a sister, an alternative self, could inspire such a sordid mix of disgust and envy.” – Namwali Serpell

Sister Bond Quotes

Sister Bond Quotes

The bond between sisters is Superglue strong, yet tender as daffodils in spring. Like the daffodils of spring, this bond grows slowly over time, starting with the bulbs of youth and growing into the flowers of summer. These quotes celebrate the bonds that can only be shared by sisters.

  1. “Your sister is a jewel, a priceless, one-of-a-kind gem who makes living precious for many people, including you.” – Dave Pipitone
  2. “A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” – Marion C. Garretty
  3. “A loyal sister is worth a thousand friends.” – Anonymous
  4. “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.” – Margaret Mead
  5. “When we stand shoulder to shoulder, sister, no one can ever come between us.” – Anonymous
  6. My sister knows me inside out. She knows my next move. She knows all my secrets. She knows me as much as I know her. — Anonymous
  7. “A sister is a special type of angel on earth who brings out your best qualities.” – Anonymous
  8. “Sister you were the one I always told on, now you’re the friend I always lean on. I count my blessings everyday for you.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  9. “It is to be treasured when sisters are close or best friends, and what a loss for both of them when they aren’t.” – Linda Hale Bucklin
  10. “Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood.” – Louisa May Alcott

Final Thoughts on the Best Sister Quotes

As these quotes show, our sisters are pure magic and beauty incarnate. These kind words shed light on the relationships that many of us are lucky to have. Or they remind us of what we lack if we weren’t fortunate enough in this life to have a sister. Through it all, these quotes remind us that often the biggest source of inspiration comes from our sisters.

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