39 Quotes About Sibling Bonds

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For many people, a sibling bond is something that is irreplaceable. These quotes about sibling bonds show how special your relationship with your brother or sister can be.

“A sibling is your only enemy you can’t live without.”

“All of my friends who have younger siblings who are going to college or high school – my number one piece of advice is: You should learn how to program.”

“Being sister and brother means being there for each other.”

“Certainly, people can get along without siblings.”

“Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony.”

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.”

“God bless you if you have one child, but I don’t think anybody should have just one child. Everybody needs a sibling. I have siblings, and I have so many amazing, precious memories with my siblings. I don’t know what I would do if I had been an only child.”

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

“I am an only child and home-schooled, so I have no siblings or classmates.”

“I believe in soulmates, yes, but I believe you also have to work at love. I happen to believe your soulmate doesn’t have to be your partner – your soulmate could be your best friend, your sibling, it doesn’t have to be the person you marry.”

“I couldn’t have foreseen all the good things that have followed my mother’s death. The renewed energy, the surprising sweetness of grief. The tenderness I feel for strangers on walkers. The deeper love I have for my siblings and friends. The desire to play the mandolin. The gift of a visitation.”

“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.”

“I enjoyed my upbringing, my siblings did, we’re polite, we’re respectful, but at the end of the day we’re young, we like to have fun.”

“I grew up with an older brother, and the bond between siblings is unlike anything else, and it can be a real journey to accept what that bond is once you both mature into it. Because it’s not always what you want.”

“I had a really wonderful upbringing. We were a tight family. It was wonderful to grow up with so many siblings. We were all just a year or two apart, and we were always so supportive of each other. I learned everything from my older brother and sister and taught it to my younger sisters.”

“I was the youngest of nine siblings… I lost my father when I was just 13. For me, the elders have been my gods.”

“I would ask my parents something, but then go to my siblings. We were encouraged to bounce ideas off everyone.”

“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.”

“If you’re an older sibling and you have a younger sibling who needs mentoring or is afraid of the dark, you develop nurturing and empathic skills that you wouldn’t otherwise have.”

“I’m lucky that I’ve never been bullied personally. There are always going to be kids who are mean and say stuff, but the people that matter to you – the people you love, like your parents, your siblings, and your friends – those are the people you should listen to.”

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

“It’s one of the worst-kept secrets of family life that all parents have a preferred son or daughter, and the rules for acknowledging it are the same everywhere.”

“My father taught my siblings and me the importance of positive values and a strong ethical compass. He showed us how to be resilient, how to deal with challenges, and how to strive for excellence in all that we do.”

“My little siblings keep me grounded. I’m a kid at heart.”

“My siblings are my best friends.”

“Parents always stay older than you, but sibling sort of become adults together, and that complicates that relationship, I think.”

“Relationships with parents, grandparents, friends, and siblings were important to me when I was young and have remained so throughout my life. Our relationships with other people both shape and reflect who we are. These relationships are infinitely fascinating to explore!”

“Sibling relationships are complicated. All family relationships are. Look at Hamlet.”

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

“Some relationships are like Tom and Jerry. They tease each other, knock down each other, irritate each other, but can’t live without each other.”

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”

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

“Technically I have siblings, but they are quite a bit older than me – I was the accident – so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I’m a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better.”

“The great thing about all my siblings is we all agree we had a horrendous childhood. It’s not like it doesn’t affect us now; it affects us every day, in everything we do.”

“The oldest sibling always knows things that the younger ones don’t.”

“We all have competitive relationships with our siblings.”

“When you have a lot of siblings, you always do something to feel special.”

“Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family.”

“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.”

Creating the foundation for a healthy sibling relationship will instill a special bond that will last a lifetime.