Did You Know?
Even though siblings share similar genes, their personalities vary 80% of the time.
Each year on April 10, people in the United States celebrate Siblings Day. Although the holiday is not federally recognized, this day is celebrated to honor the relationship and bond between siblings. Not everyone has similar experiences when growing up with their siblings; some witness extreme competition or rivalry, whereas others are practically inseparable. Regardless of how the journey has been, the connection among siblings can never be defined in words.
Quotes and Sayings About Siblings
This National Siblings Day, pick up the phone and call, text, or better yet, meet your sibling in person, and tell him/her or them how important their presence is in your life. And if you can't meet up, send any of these cute and funny sibling quotes and sayings to them.
"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
"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 takes two men to make one brother."
― Israel Zangwill
"I think I'm funny because my family, my siblings were funny."
― Martin Short
"Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caringquite often the hard way."
― Pamela Dugdale
"We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together."
― Erma Bombeck
"I know it's a cliche, but the whole family is just whacked. I mean, we're all out of our minds. They're the funniest, most eccentric bizarre people I've ever met, my siblings."
― Dana Carvey
"Siblings: your only enemy you can't live without."
"How do people make it through life without a sister?"
― Sara Corpening
"I don't remember any sibling rivalry growing up, because by the time I was really conscious, Tom was going away to college. My relationship with him, which is a very close one, really developed in more recent years."
― David Hyde Pierce
"In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips."
"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
"Like branches on a tree we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other."
"The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend."
― Cali Rae Turner
"Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony."
― Elizabeth Fishel
"My siblings are my best friends."
― America Ferrera
"It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea."
― Dylan Thomas
"There's a special kind of freedom sisters enjoy. Freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feelings. The freedom to simply be themselves."
"Having lots of siblings is like having built-in best friends."
― Kim Kardashian
"The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger if her sibling is in trouble."
― Clara Ortega
"Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together."
― Sam Levenson
"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
"Older siblings... the only people who will pick on you for their own entertainment and beat up anyone else who tries."
"There is a little boy inside the man who is my brother... Oh, how I hated that little boy. And how I love him too."
― Anna Quindlen
"When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life."
"We can't understand when we're pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time―like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children."
― Anne Lamott
"Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero!"
― Marc Brown
"Sometimes siblings can get in each other's space."
― Gisele Bündchen
"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
"Two of my three siblings are older, so I suppose I learned from them and became a very avid reader at a young age, which I think enough cannot be said for what you can discover through literature."
― Julia Roberts
"First a brother, then a bother, now a friend."
"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
"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
"There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother."
― Terri Guillemets
"Older siblings get more total-immersion mentoring with their parents before younger siblings come along. As a result, they get an IQ and linguistic advantage because they are the exclusive focus of their parents' attention."
― Jeffrey Kluger
It is not essential, or possible to spend every waking second with our sibling(s). But remember, the link we have with them is stronger than anyone can ever imagine. Their presence touches our lives in such a way that nothing or no one can replace it.