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“Siblings always remember every wrong you did to them, but they also remember your kindness.” – Sally Painter

“My brothers were on the high school football team so, one of them was always getting tackled even when there wasn’t a game.” – Sally Painter

“Siblings know you better than anyone. They may not always admire you, but they’ll always be intensely interested in you.” – Dr Terri Apter

“In many sibling relationships, the rate of conflict can be high, but the fun times in the backyard and the basement more than balance it out.” – Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

“The funny thing is that everyone thinks I’m naturally dark because all of my siblings are, but I’m naturally dirty blond.” – Khloe Kardashian

“Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” – Sam Levenson

“A brother is a friend given by nature.” – Ernest Legouve

“I may not be my brother’s keeper, but I am my brother’s brother.” – Jeffrey Holland

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana

“Relationships with siblings are ineradicably fixed in our psyches.” – Siblings in Development

“We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” – Winnie the Pooh

“Cherish your siblings the same way they cherish you.” – Sally Painter

“A sibling represents a person’s past, present, and future.” – John Corey Whaley

“We all have competitive relationships with our siblings.” – John Benjamin Hickey

“If you want to understand the dynamics of siblings, just watch the game show Family Feud.” – Sally Painter

“I think I’m funny because my family, my siblings were funny.” – Martin Short

“We may look old and wise to the outside world. But to each other, we are still in junior school.” – Charlotte Gray

“We didn’t even realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” – Winnie The Pooh

“A sibling may be the sole keeper of one’s core identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.” – Marian Sandmaier

“The power of a sibling who knows everything about you, who knows the family you grew up in, who carries half your genes – there’s nothing quite like that.” – Jeffrey Kluger

“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

“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

“You haven’t lived until you’ve thrown your body weight against your bedroom door to prevent your brother from stealing one of your cassette tapes.” – Christine Burke

“I sustain myself with the love of family.” – Maya Angelou

“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” – George Eliot

“I may fight with my siblings. But once you lay a finger on them, you’ll be facing me.” – Abby Slater

“There are many benefits of being related to me. For example, I’m your sibling, you are welcome!” – Shelby Lynn

“I don’t get how people grow out strong without having elder siblings.” – Odyssey

“Older siblings are the only people who will pick you on for their own entertainment and beat-up anyone else who tries.” – Joann Winn

“The rule of siblings: if your siblings get something you want, you try to take it, break it, or say it’s no good.” – Patricia Fleming

“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

“I do find the sibling connection endlessly fascinating, as I do all family dynamics. I like how siblings seem to create their own parentless mini-civilization within a family, one that has its own laws, myths, language, humor, its own loyalties and treacheries.” – Jandy Nelson

“My siblings don’t look like each other, but each of them looks like me.” – Sally Painter

“I never had little brothers, so I was totally not used to hearing a lot of cussing at a young age! I learned what ‘pull my finger’ meant the hard way.” – Danica McKellar

“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” – Margaret Mead

“Our kids have learned from the experience of brothers and sisters that they can’t always be first.” – Melissa Dayton

“If sisters were free to express how they really feel, parents would hear this: “Give me all the attention and all the toys and send Rebecca to live with Grandma”.” – Linda Sunshine

“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 Z. Cohen

“When I was younger, my sister thought it was funny to pretend to punch me in the face because my mom was concerned about my teeth falling out. They were loose for a long time, and she knocked out my teeth.” – Amy Adams

“Everyone knows that if you’ve got a brother, you’re going to fight.” – Liam Gallagher

“Brothers are children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” – Sam Levenson

“Siblings seem to be tethered to each other like anchors around their ankles.” – Sally Painter

“Siblings know your greatest faults, yet still love you and come to your defense.” – Sally Painter

“Siblings – the definition that comprises love, strife, competition and forever friends.” – Byron Pulsifer

“The best sibling you can have is a brother or sister who pushes you to 10X levels of success!” – Grant Cardone

“In some ways, siblings, and especially sisters, are more influential in your childhood than your parents.” – Deborah Tannen

“In a close-knit family, cousins are like siblings, except they treat you nicer when you’re kids.” – Sally Painter

“I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers.” – Maya Angelou

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

“Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.” – Maya Angelou

“I think people that have a brother or sister don’t realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there’s always somebody there, somebody that’s family.” – Trey Parker

“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

“What brothers say to tease their sisters has nothing to do with what they really think of them.” – Esther M. Friesner

“Siblings are loyal by default since they’re with you all the time. It never enters their minds not to defend you.” – Sally Painter

“It wasn’t until high school that my older brother and I became real friends and would double-date. Ever since then, we’ve been great friends.” – Sally Painter

“Board games bring out the worst in siblings, especially when they don’t draw the Get Out of Jail Free Card and then land on Park Place and Boardwalk! – Sally Painter

“Having lots of siblings is like having built-in best friends.” – Kim Kardashian

“Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony.” – Elizabeth Fishel

“I can sum up my relationship with my older brother by his greeting whenever he comes home from football practice and I’d be practicing my piano lessons. He’d yell over the music, ‘Hey, Mozart! How you doing?’”- Sally Painter

“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 love 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 are complicated. All family relationships are. Look at Hamlet.” – Maurice Saatchi

“She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling even in the dark.” – Barbara Alpert       

“A sibling is the lens through which you see your childhood.” – Ann Hood

“Never let an angry sister comb your hair.” – Patricia McCann

“The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.” – Cali Rae Turner

“A sibling relationship is no doubt one of the most, if not, the most enduring relationship of your life. Your parents leave you too soon and your kids and spouse come along late, but your siblings know you when you are in your most inchoate form.” – Jeffrey Kluger

“It doesn’t seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we’ve traveled.” – Jane Mersky Leder

“If I have friends I don’t like, I can drop them. You can divorce a husband or wife. Siblings are inescapable.” – Geoffrey Greif, Ph.D.

“Siblings are connected to each other in a unique way, but they don’t always stay connected when they become adults.” – Sally Painter

“I have siblings. And there are certain things I know that I can push their buttons. And they know they have certain things where they can push mine,” – Catherine Zeta-Jones

“Siblings have a unique relationship. They share a secret language – a private code that unlocks common experiences. They are family, tied together by kinship throughout life.” – Kenneth J. Doka

“The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.” – Robert Brault

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

“Sisters are splendid and incredible siblings who tower out life with exuberance and responsiveness at all times.” – JD Ghai

“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

“You’re not my best friend. You’re my sister, and that’s more.” – Jenny Han

“Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something.” – Lemony Snicket

“Your siblings will always be your siblings. That can never change.” – Sally Painter

“When an only child finds himself no longer the one and only as siblings are born into the family, he quickly learns the art of adapting to life’s changes.” – Sally Painter

“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

“I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage.” – Maya Angelou.

“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

“Sometimes siblings can get in each other’s space.” – Gisele Bündchen

“Sibling rivalry was, and still is to this day, rampant in my family. We were all competing for my parents’ divided attention.” – Janine Di Giovanni

“I knew my older brother had finally matured when he didn’t hit me in the arm when he passed me in the hall.” – Sally Painter

“They say that no matter how old you become, when you are with your siblings, you revert back to childhood.” – Karen White

“What causes sibling rivalry? Having more than one kid.” – Tim Allen


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