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Best Sibling Quotes: Unveiling the Joy of Siblinghood

Originally Published Jun 03, 2024Updated Jul 04, 2024

Enjoy these quotes for siblings, sisters and brothers.

Siblings, whether older or younger, brothers or sisters, or even twins … these are our first friends, our partners-in-crime, and sometimes even frenemies. The ones we share with (or don't), our first relationships, our first friends, the ones childhood was shared with, every year, joke, those things that turn into a life bond ... phew nostalgia is getting me there! 

These quotes for siblings can be used in social media posts, for birthday cards, or just little messages to let your sibling know you are thinking of them. Share that special bond that only you two have! We don’t always have the words to describe how we are feeling, quotes can help with this! Perfect for posting with a photo for their birthday on Instagram or as a photo story for National Siblings Day. 

Or print out your favorite quote as a gift to hang as wall art or for a special occasion! With Picta, your photo prints are ready in 1 hour, that's less time than it takes to find your favorite shirt your sister "borrowed" without asking.

Sister Quotes

These sister quotes are sure to make you smile (and want to give her a call)! From sister quotes, from celebrities to films and books, there is a wide variety to choose from.

  1. “I could never love anyone as I love my sisters.”— Little Women
  2. “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves—a special kind of double.”— Toni Morrison
  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. “Sisters make the best friends in the world.”— Marilyn Monroe
  5. “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
  6. “A sister is like yourself in a different movie, a movie that stars you in a different life.”— Deborah Tannen
  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. “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
  9. “I’m smiling because we’re sisters. I’m laughing because there’s nothing you can do about it.”— Anonymous
  10. “Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.”— Anonymous
  11. "Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other." - Carol Saline
  12. "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
  13. "Sisters may drive you crazy, get into your stuff, and irritate you. However, if anyone else dares say so, a sister will defend you to the death." - Unknown
  14. "A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost." - Marion C. Garretty

Brother Quotes

For older or younger brothers, these quotes are perfect to share with your bro!

  1. “Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”– Marc Brown
  2. “Because brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone.”– Jolene Perry
  3. “Brothers are playmates in the beginning and best friends for life.”
  4. “Brother – a person who is there when you need him; someone who picks you up when you fall; a person who sticks up for you when no one else will; a brother is always a friend.”
  5. “There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.”– Edwin Markham
  6. “There is no love like the love for a brother. There is no love like the love from a brother.”– Astrid Alauda
  7. “He is my most beloved friend and my bitterest rival, my confidant and my betrayer, my sustainer and my dependent, and scariest of all, my equal.”– Gregg Levoy
  8. “I may fight with my siblings. But once you lay a finger on them, you’ll be facing me.”
  9. “A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother.”– Benjamin Franklin
  10. “My brother is one of my true heroes. Steady and sober where I am impulsive and emotional.”
  11. "A brother is a friend given by nature." - Jean Baptiste Legouve
  12. "A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams." - Unknown
  13. "There is no buddy like a brother." - Unknown
  14. “I was always fast riding bikes with my brother who got me on a bike. There was little to do so I ended up riding everywhere. It was both my transportation, entertainment, and a good way perhaps to make a living I hope.” - Peter Sagan

Sibling Quotes

The quotes for siblings are the perfect way to tell your brother or sister how you are feeling.

  1. “Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.”– Sam Levenson
  2. “Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something.”– Lemony Snicket
  3. They say that no matter how old you become, when you are with your siblings, you revert back to childhood.”– Karen White
  4. “The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.”– Unknown
  5. “A sibling is the lens through which you see your childhood.”– Ann Hood
  6. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”– Desmond Tutu
  7. “If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can’t do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.”– Deepak Chopra
  8. “A sibling represents a person’s past, present, and future.”– John Corey Whaley
  9. “Siblings-the definition that comprises love, strife, competition and forever friends.”– Byron Pulsifer
  10. ”The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.”– Robert Brault
  11. "The siblings of special needs children are quite special. Absolutely accepting and totally loving, from birth, someone who is different mentally, and has a different way of seeing the world, is a wonderful trait." - Sally Phillips 
  12. "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
  13. "Brothers and sisters are the truest, purest forms of love, family and friendship, knowing when to hold you and when to challenge you, but always being a part of you." - Carol Ann Albright Eastman
  14. "We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them." - Peter de Vries
  15. "Your siblings are the only people in the world who know what it's like to have been brought up the way you were." - Betsy Cohen
  16. "Siblings are the people we share genes with, the people who would save our lives or take them to protect us. But they're also the people who know us the best, our closest link to the past and our best hope for the future." - Barbara Alpert
  17. "To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time." - Clara Ortega
  18. "Brothers and 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

Whether you're looking for funny quotes, or written sayings about the little things that only your family will understand, we hope we shared some good quotes that make it into photo posts on social media or as a card with a special message! These special sibling quotes speak about a special bond that only you and your sibling can share and understand. 


Leah from Picta

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Leah is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, "word artist", and brunch connoisseur. 
By day, she makes a living by creating all this content you know and hopefully love for Picta on the blog, in your inbox, or on social media. 
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