The 58 Best Sister Quotes and Sayings

When sisters bond closely as kids, they grow up to have a strong connection that no one else can beat. They occupy a valuable place in any childhood memory, know each other’s secrets and dreams. They can be enemies at times, but they always have the other’s back when the going gets tough. Whether you’re the big sister or the little sister in the relationship, showing some sisterly love and that you are grateful for her presence in your life with a special sister caption or saying will make her feel more loved and important.

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With thousands of sister love quotes out there, we have collected our favorite sister quotes and sayings that express sisters’ affections in unique way. These wonderful words were crafted by people to honor a dear sister and can be added to birthday wishes in a card or as an Instagram caption honoring your perfect sister. So, why not appreciate yours with such words too?

Quotes about Sisters from Famous Women

  1. “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
  2. “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. Someone who sees you exactly as you are and thinks that is enough.” –Barbara Bush
  3. “A sister is both your mirror and your opposite.” –Elizabeth Fishel
  4. “She is my sounding board, my confidante, my keeper of secrets – and my best friend.” –Kathleene O’Keefe
  5. “You can kid the world, but not your sister.” –Charlotte Gray
  6. “When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?” –Pam Brown
  7. “A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” –Marion C. Garretty
  8. “I could never love anyone as I love my sisters.” –Little Women film adaptation, 1994
  9. “As I grew up, one of my strongest allies was my sister.” –Patti Smith
  10. “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.” –Carol Saline
  11. “She’s always there for me when I need her; She’s my best friend; she’s just my everything.” –Ashley Olsen
  12. “We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends.” –Shannon Celebi
  13. “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.” –Deborah Moggach
  14. “The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.” –Cali Rae Turner
  15. “A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” –Isadora James
  16. “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.” –Toni Morrison
  17. “I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them a mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.” –Maya Angelou
  18. “Also remember, sisters, make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too.” –Marilyn Monroe
  19. “Words that describe you: my wise sister, my confidant, and my best friend.” –Catherine Pulsifer
  20. “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
  21. “Sisters are best friends, they are advisors, they are teachers, and best of all they are people with whom you can talk with about anything – someone you have a special bond with!” –Catherine Pulsifer
  22. “There is no time like the old time, when you and I were young.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes
  23. “Your sister’s advice (solicited or unsolicited, carries weight.” –Lorraine Bodger
  24. “There’s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister.” –Tia Mowry
  25. “What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it?” –James DeVries
  26. “Acquaintances were always on their best behavior, but sisters loved each other enough to say anything.” –Lauren Weisberger
  27. “My sister taught me I should speak my mind.” –Beyonce Knowles
  28. “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
  29. “Parents die, daughters grow up and marry out, but sisters are for life.” –Lisa Lee
  30. “More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good.” –Linda Sunshine
  31. “My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth grade at the time.” –Linda Sunshine
  32. “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
  33. “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
  34. “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
  35. “She’s the toughest player I ever played in my life, and the best person I know.” –Serena Williams
  36. “A sister smiles when one tells one’s stories, for she knows where the decoration has been added.” –Chris Montaigne
  37. “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, Come Rain or Come Shine
  38. “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
  39. “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
  40. “The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger if her sibling is in trouble.” –Clara Ortega
  41. “My sister ‘was the light of my life.” –Solomon Thomas
  42. “There’s no better friend than a sister.” –Mary Engelbreit
  43. “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
  44. “I grew up believing my sister was from Neptune and had been sent to earth to kill me.” –Zooey Deschanel
  45. “Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister?” –Alice Walker
  46. “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
  47. “We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory.” –Evelyn Loeb
  48. “Never let an angry sister comb your hair.” –Patricia McCann
  49. “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
  50. “You’re not my best friend. You’re my sister, and that’s more.” –Jenny Han
  51. “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
  52. “My sister and I are as different as night and day and we look at the world differently. But, we listen to each other’s complaints and the joys with open arms. I am there for her and she is there for me and there is an unbreakable bond.” –Angela Cartwright
  53. “Sisters are probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” –Margaret Mead
  54. “Sister. You are not only a strong woman, you are the strongest tie to the best years of my life.” –Melanie J. Pellowski, My Dearest Sister
  55. “Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.” –Benjamin Disraeli
  56. “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 we don’t judge.” –Adriana Trigiani
  57. “Bond is stronger than blood. The family grows stronger by bond.” –Itohan Eghide
  58. “Little sisters can be a pain, but the big sister heroin worship can’t be beat. Perhaps, age has truly matured us, then, maybe not.” –Kate Summers

Show Family Love with More Quotes and Sayings

Family love is at the core of our happiness and the reason why families stick together, despite some challenges. While small arguments between family members are normal, the love for each other should remain constant. With that said, let your family members feel the love they deserve. After the best quotes to honor your loyal sister above, check the related posts below for more inspiring quotes and sayings:

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