100 Sister Quotes That Celebrate Sisterly Love

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She’s your best friend and yet no one can make your blood boil like she can. That’s sisters for you. The bond between sisters is like no other. A sister is someone you can be yourself with, whom you’re not afraid to fight with—and likely often do. At the end of the day though, a sister’s love is unconditional and life-long. 

From quotes that inspire nostalgia to your childhood with your sister, to sugary-sweet expressions of sisterly love, and even those that will tell your sister you love her despite any present tiff, these quotes express how we feel about our sisters exactly. We’ve even got quotes specifically for your big or little sis.

Send one of these meaningful quotes from powerful voices to your sister to express your appreciation for her or add any of these adages to give a photo of you and your sister some extra sentiment. Which one of these heartening quotes best describes your relationship with your sister?

Debasish Mridha Sister Quote About Dear Friend

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Best Sister Quotes

  • “A sister is a dearest friend, a closest enemy, and an angel at the time of need.”― Debasish Mridha
  • “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
  • “We’ll always fight, but we'll always make up as well. That's what sisters do: we argue, we point out each other’s frailties, mistakes, and bad judgment, we flash the insecurities we've had since childhood, and then we come back together. Until the next time.”—Lisa See
  • “A sister is like yourself in a different movie, a movie that stars you in a different life.”—Deborah Tannen
  • “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
  • “Nobody fights you like your own sister; nobody else knows the most vulnerable parts of you and will aim for them without mercy.”—Jojo Moyes
  • “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.”—Carol Saline
  •  “A sister is both your mirror—and your opposite.”—Elizabeth Fishel
  • "A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost."—Marion C. Garretty
  • “You are blood. You are sisters. No man can break that bond.”—Kim Boykin
  • “A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.”—Isadora James
  • “Depending on the day, the mood, the weather, or the time of day, a sister can be a companion, an adversary, an enemy or a soulmate.”—Bonnie Louise Kuchler
  • “Look inside any sister relationship and you’ll find a wealth of interesting stories.”—Colleen Sell
  • “When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?”—Pam Brown
  •  “Sisters are friends we have for a lifetime.”—Catherine Pulsifer
  • “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
  • “Of two sisters, one is always the watcher, one the dancer.”—Louise Gluck
  • “To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confidant, it is to have a soulmate for life.”—Victoria Secunda
  • “Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister?—Alice Walker
  • “We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory.”—Evelyn Loeb
Amy Li Quote About Sister Best Friend

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Sister Quotes To Make Her Day

  • “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
  • “God sent me an angel when he gave me you as a sister.”—Catherine Pulsifer
  • “There’s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister.”—Tia Mowry
  • “How do people make it through life without a sister?”—Sara Corpening Whiteford
  • “As I grew up, one of my strongest allies has been my sister.”—Patti Smith
  • “My sister is the one person who truly knows me, as I know her.”—Lisa See
  • “My sister and I truly are best friends.”—Solange Knowles
  • “You’re not my best friend. You’re my sister, and that’s more.”—Jenny Han
  • “She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling even in the dark.”—Barbara Alpert
  • “When our hair is white, we’ll still have our sister love.”—Lisa See
  • “Growing up there were times when I was pretty mad at you, but now that we are grown up I can’t imagine what I would do without you. Thanks, Sis!”—Robert Rivers
  • “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
  • “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
  • “I could never love anyone as I love my sisters.”—Amy, ‘Little Women’ film adaptation
  • “My sisters are my treasures, the women that keep me grounded.”—Daniela Pesconi—Arthur
  • “Words that describe you: my wise sister, my confidant, and my best friend.”—Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Sister we don’t know what the future holds but we always know we are there for each other.”—Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Sister. You are not only a strong woman, you are the strongest tie to the best years of my life.”—Melanie J. Pellowski
  • “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
  • “Appreciation I send to you my sister, for always being there, for your support and encouragement. On you I can always count.”—Catherine Pulsifer
Mary Engelbreit Quote About Sister Friendship

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Sweet Sister Quotes

  • “There’s no better friend than a sister.”―Mary Engelbreit
  • “During life’s highs and lows, hurts and happiness, a sister is always there.”—Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Sisters become more beautiful as each day passes by.”—Michelle Malm
  • “You know full well as I do the value of sisters’ affections; there is nothing like it in this world.”—Charlotte Bronte
  • “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves—a special kind of double.”—Toni Morrison
  • “Acquaintances were always on their best behavior, but sisters loved each other enough to say anything.”—Lauren Weisberger
  • “Sisters make the best friends in the world.”—Marilyn Monroe
  • “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.”—Barbara Bush
  • “I know my sister like I know my own mind/You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind…I love my sister more than anything in this life/I will choose her happiness over mine every time.”—Hamilton
  • “The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.”—Cali Rae Turner
  • “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
  • “A woman without her sister is like a bird without her wings.”—Moosa Rahat
  • “There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.”—Mary Wortley Montagu
  • “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
  • “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
Ken Wheaton Quote About Sisters Fighting

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Funny Sister Quotes

  • “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
  • “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
  • “What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention.” ―Claire Cook
  • “I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness.”—Emily Dickinson
  • “Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister, and lord help the sister who comes between me and my man.”—Irving Berlin
  • “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
  • “The only person I lie to is my little sister, when I steal her clothes.”—Kendall Jenner
  • "Sisters never quite forgive each other for what happened when they were five."—Pam Brown
  • “A sister will always notice her sister’s first gray hairs with glee.”—Allison M. Lee
  •  “What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it?”—James DeVries
  • “Sisters are reliably good for two things: hating and loving.”—Jessica Knoll
  • “If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she’s wearing your best sweater.”―Pam Brown
  • "You can kid the world, but not your sister."—Charlotte Gray
  • “Don’t talk about my sister; don’t play with me about my sister. If you do, you’ll see another side of me.”—Beyoncé
  • “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
Joy McCullough Quote About Sisterly Bonds

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Inspirational Sister Quotes

  • “Sisters share a bond unlike any other—thornier, but also tender, full of possibility.”—Joy McCullough
  • “Your sister is a jewel, a priceless, one—of—a—kind gem who makes living precious for many people, including you.”—Dave Pipitone
  • “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 Bodger
  • ​​ “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
  •  “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
  • ​​“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.”—Margaret Mead
  • “She is my sister, always, even in death, even beyond.”—Marie Lu
  • “One’s sister is part of one’s essential self, an eternal presence of ones’ heart, soul and memory.”—Susan Cabil 
  • “When you treasure your sister, you also treasure yourself.”—Dave Pipitone
  • “Sisters touch your heart in ways no other could. Sisters share… their hopes, their fears, their love, everything they have. Real friendship springs from their special bonds.”—Carrie Bagwell
  • “We are sisters. We will always be sisters.Our differences may never go away, but neither, for me, will our song.”—Elizabeth Fishel
  • “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.”—Lisa Wingate
  • “The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger if her sibling is in trouble.”—Clara Ortega
  • “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 Sheehy
  • “Sisters will always love you tomorrow no matter what you do today.”—Marinela Reka
Pam Brown Quote About Older Sisters

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Big/Little Sister Quotes

  • “An older sister is a friend and defender—a listener, conspirator, a counselor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.”—Pam Brown
  • “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
  • “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 Burgess
  •  “Having a elder sister is just like a diamond in darkest room.”—Pratiksha Prajapati
  • I’ve always admired my little sister because she’s able to play with no fear. She’s a cutthroat player when it comes to taking risks.”—Ashley Prange
  • “Life has its ups and downs, times of sadness and times of joy. You, little sister, have been through it all with me, thanks for being there.”—Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.”—Charles M. Schulz
  • “I learned many life lessons from watching my big sister make mistakes!”—Kate Summers
  • “If I was to give you three words to describe my big sister: encourager, supporter, and amazing!”—Ann Butler
  • “It’s like having a big sister around who’s been able to show me some things about myself and about life and about this crazy sort of career thing.”—Stevie Nicks
  •  “A little sister you once were, but now a great friend you are!”—Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Little sisters can be a pain, but the big sister heroine worship can’t be beat.”—Allison M. Lee
  •  “Even though you are my little sister, your hugs during the difficult times in my life, have been like a hug from God.”—Kate Summers
  • “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 Burgess
  • “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
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