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Words For an Unbreakable Bond

Most brother and sister quotes aren't worth quoting. "He did it!" "No, she did it!" Odds are they both did it.

And miracles being what they are, in another ten years or so these two will have cemented a love unlike any other. Most of our brother quotes and sister quotes grow from that special connection and love.

Siblings seemed destined to live out a few brother and sister quotes with some spice to them—maybe even a bit of bite. And then they grow into the sibling quotations that speak of this unbreakable bond.


If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.
Sam Levenson

I, who have no sisters or brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to be born to friends.
James Boswell

I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.
Maya Angelou

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.
Susan Scarf Merrell

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

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

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply...
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814

The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger if her sibling is in trouble.
Clara Ortega

After a girl is grown, her little brothers—now her protectors—seem like big brothers.
Astrid Alauda

This is one of the most accurate brother and sister quotes I've seen:

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

Our siblings. They resemble us just enough to make all their differences confusing, and no matter what we choose to make of this, we are cast in relation to them our whole lives long.
Susan Scarf Merrell

Sibling relationships—and 80 percent of Americans have at least one— outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust.
Erica E. Goode, "The Secret World of Siblings," U.S. News & World Report, 10 January 1994

This is another of my favorite brother and sister quotes:

Siblings 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

We know one another's faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws.
Rose Macaulay

How very apt is this brother and sister quote, because both work better when they work together, but each is independent of the other:

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
Vietnamese Proverb

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