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25 Sister Quotes That Perfectly Capture Your Special Bond

Your sister is the most special person in the world—and these quotes will help you show it.

Sisters have one of the most special bonds in the world. Throughout your lives, the two of you have laughed together, cried together, and probably even thrown a few fighting words at one another (obviously, it's all water under the bridge now). Because your bond is so strong, it's sometimes hard to put it into words, whether that's for a birthday card, an Instagram post, or even just a quiet meditation. Ahead, we've rounded up the best sister quotes ever written. These sister quotes will help you show your sister just how much she means to you—plus, some of our funny sister quotes will even crack you up.

  1. "You can kid the world, but not your sister." ― Charlotte Gray
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost." — Marion Garretty
  5. "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
  6. "The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend." — Cali Rae Turner
  7. "What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention." — Claire Cook
  8. "Of two sisters / one is always the watcher / one the dancer." ― Louise Glück
  9. "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
  10. "Sisters never quite forgive each other for what happened when they were five." — Pam Brown
  11. "A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite." — Elizabeth Fishel
  12. "Helping one another is part of the religion of sisterhood." — Louisa May Alcott
  13. "A sister is a dearest friend, a closest enemy, and an angel at the time of need." ― Debasish Mridha
  14. "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
  15. "When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?" — Pam Brown
  16. "Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other."  ― Carol Saline
  17. "Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship." – Margaret Mead
  18. "We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory." — Evelyn Loeb
  19. "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
  20. "My sisters and my mom, those people help me get through every single day." — Demi Lovato
  21. "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
  22. "What's the good of news if you haven't a sister to share it?" — James DeVries
  23. "We didn't want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends." — Shannon Celebi
  24. "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
  25. "A sister smiles when one tells one's stories – for she knows where the decoration has been added." — Chris Montaigne

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