An older sister is a friend and

An older sister is a friend and defender – a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights.  And sorrows too.  ~Pam BrownPIH

Bless you my darling and remember you

Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart – oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape – of your sister.  ~Katherine Mansfield, writing to her younger sister; GBF, PIH

Sisters dont need words they have perfected

Sisters don’t need words.  They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks – expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief.  Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs – that can undermine any tale you’re telling.  ~Pam BrownPIH

A sister is a gift to the

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.  ~Isadora JamesPIH

Sibling relationships and 80 percent of

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

I know my older sister loves me

I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.  ~Author unknown, attributed to a 4-year-old named Lauren

Its hard to be responsible adult and

It’s hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time.  How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own.  ~Pam BrownPIH

Sisters annoy interfere criticize indulge in monumental

Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize.  Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks.  Borrow.  Break.  Monopolize the bathroom.  Are always underfoot.  But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there.  Defending you against all comers.  ~Pam BrownPIH

We know one anothers faults virtues catastrophes

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 MacaulayPIH

Our siblings push buttons that cast us

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 LederPIH

A sibling may be the keeper of

A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.  ~Marian SandmaierPIH

Sweet is the voice of a sister

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow, and wise is the counsel of those who love us.  ~Benjamin DisraeliPIH

Whatever you do they will love you

Whatever you do they will love you; even if they don’t love you they are connected to you till you die.  You can be boring and tedious with sisters, whereas you have to put on a good face with friends.  ~Deborah MoggachPIH

A sister can be seen as someone

A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.  ~Toni MorrisonPIH