We have collected the best Sisters Quotes by famous authors including John Whaite, Gavin Esler, Roisin Conaty, Elaine Chao, Alek Wek and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
As a child my life was shrouded by fear. Every night I would crawl into the alcove outside my sisters’ bedrooms and sleep on the floor, just to feel as though I wasn’t alone.
I have my mother’s nose and my father’s bone structure, which I’ve passed on to my children. My eldest daughter and my mother, when she was young, could be sisters.
All my mother’s sisters are matriarchs – there are big characters and opinions.
When my mother, sisters and I arrived on the shores of America when I was 8 years old, the boat on which we came, a freighter, passed the Statue of Liberty.
For me, it always goes back to what my mother taught me and my sisters. That all women are beautiful, and we should embrace each other.
I always loved putting on shows – when you’re the youngest of seven and five are older sisters, you’ve got to get noticed somehow! I did puppet shows and magic shows… even ventriloquism. My doll’s name was ‘Dan,’ and I used to write these scripts, and my schoolmate hid under the table and supplied Dan’s voice.
My mother was born in Ghana, but she moved to the U.K. when my sisters and I were born.
As sisters in Zion, we can be obstacles to the adversary’s conspiracy against families and virtue.
Sheri L. Dew
There are obstacles and challenges that my dark-skinned sisters face that I will never know. How they are perceived when they walk in a room of strangers is something I will never truly know.
I grew up in a family of six. Four sisters, one brother.
Patrick van Aanholt
Anyone who has not accepted Jesus, I want to be your brothers and sisters, too.
Robert J. Bentley
I’m one of 10 children, and all my brothers call me Jim. And all my sisters… well, they call me something even more affectionate. My mother calls me James, and I do what my mother tells me.
James P. Gorman
I have three sisters, all of whom lead very normal lives.
Hardworking women are the foundation of Arkansas’s success. But we must do more to ensure that all of our mothers, sisters, and daughters are protected and that they have the choices available to make the best decisions for them and their families.
My mother treats me exactly the same as she has always done, and the same as my older sisters. She tells me off when I need it, and sometimes I do need telling to go to my room or to do my homework.
The impetus for ‘The Sisters Brothers’ was it occurred to me that there was no neurosis in westerns, or there’s a minimal amount of it.
I’ve come to realize how much it really was a part of my upbringing, the Georgia part. We were away from town. It was just dirt and trees and spouses. And a lot of kids – my cousins, who were all like brothers and sisters to me – just a lot of kids at one time.
My best friends are still the ones I first attached myself to when I went to school because, all of a sudden, I was leaving the rather pampered and occasionally very annoying world of having three older sisters to go to a male-dominated world.
I was studying at the Royal Academy of Arts, and I was playing the role of Dr. Ivan Chebutikin in Chekov’s ‘Three Sisters.’ I was about 50 years too young for the part.
I have little brothers and sisters, and they annoy me a lot, but I love them so much because they’re so smart and witty.
I am definitely one of those girls who want to get married. I have two sisters and they are both married with kids, and I’m like, ‘Oh, I want that.’
I’m the youngest of three sisters, and my parents have always encouraged all of us to do whatever made us happy.
I used to watch Babita and Vinesh win medals. I was happy for my sisters but at the same time I felt bad for not being a part of the contingent.
If I could trade places with any of my sisters for a day, it would be Kim. I want to see what it’s like… The only time she sleeps is on the airplane. It’s just crazy. I feel bad for her, but I still want to know what it’s like.
My parents separated before I was 1 year old. I moved in with my aunt and uncle when I was in fourth grade. I was, like, 8 or 9 years old. I was getting in a lot of trouble when I was in Southern California. My older sisters were in gangs. My older brother was in gangs.
When I was a kid, I was surrounded by girls: older sisters, older girl cousins just down the street… except for an older boy named Vito who threw rocks. Each year I would wish for a baby brother. It never happened.
Every woman that dies or loses her baby on a threadbare cot in the heart of Uganda, while her sisters on the other side of the world enjoy first-class care, is a threat to our collective humanity.
Wonder Woman’ is thinking about me. It’s thinking about my pleasure, about my sisters, about the history of cinema and women’s representation. It gives us joy but also rage.
Relief Society can help us turn away from the world, for its express purpose is to help sisters and their families come unto Christ.
Sheri L. Dew
My mum is a primary school teacher and my dad is a music teacher and I’ve got loads of brothers and sisters.
I came from a reality show and my whole family including my sisters Shakti and Mukti Mohan have achieved fame through reality shows.
I think there is a lot to be said for the respect that our parents had for children, and for my brothers and sisters and me at a very young age, and for exposing them to the world and what’s out there.
My mom and sisters liked to sing and we would jam at home very often. I would also jam a lot in college, where I formed a fusion band and played the keyboards.
All of us have mothers, sisters, daughters at home and it is our responsibility to protect them and make them aware of their rights.
I remember asking my mom when I was 10 if I was adopted because I didn’t look like my brothers and sisters. She said, ‘Are you crazy? You think I am gonna go buy another mouth to feed?’ So that settled that.
Dear brothers and sisters, after the great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me – a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord.
Pope Benedict XVI
For almost five years on ‘Happy Days,’ I have had a mom and pop and a brother who give me advice and help me just as my own parents and brothers and sisters do at home.
I really love working with my sisters, doing photo shoots with my sisters and appearances all together.
We’re all a big hippie family so I got five sisters and a bunch of different mothers. Not really, but my sisters’ mothers are all good friends with my mother. We’re a big family, 25 people.
I’ve got no brothers or sisters, so it’s really important for me to have friends who I’ve known for years that I really know I can trust and rely on.
I had to make a name up, and it came from one of my sisters; she was a fan of Frankie Laine. The ‘Denny’ thing, in those days, everyone had a backyard, and a den to hang out. I think I got that nickname there.
My father, Eric, was bipolar and as he got older, his illness affected the family more and more. My mother was magnificent in protecting my brothers and sisters from his illness.
My – both my sisters died with pancreatic cancer. My brother died with pancreatic cancer. My daddy died of pancreatic cancer. My mother died with breast cancer.
I’ve always felt a certain guilt to have them labeled as ‘Christina’s sisters’ or, ‘That’s Christina’s mom’ but them looking for the respect to be named Elizabeth and Danielle and Carmen.
My world was a community ballet school, a marching band, my two sisters and my girlfriends. I played saxophone in the band and was a bit nerdy.
I’ve got two sisters and they’re both married and they’re both much more settled into the way things are.
My sister is a very good actress and when we are working together, we become our characters. We are not sisters then.
The Lord has promised great rewards for those who reach out to strengthen their brothers and sisters.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
My father was a great example of a strong and good man and Christian man, and my mother taught all my six sisters how to be young ladies and mothers and how to take care of your family. And so I think they were – they still are – great examples for all of us to their kids and to the world, too.
I look and there’s our boy from Vietnam and our daughter from Ethiopia, and our girl was born in Namibia, and our son is from Cambodia, and they’re brothers and sisters, man. They’re brothers and sisters and it’s a sight for elation.
I’m unbelievably ticklish. When I was a little kid, my sisters would hold me down and tickle me until I peed my pants.
I lived in a neighborhood where there weren’t many kids. I had a couple sisters, but I was very much a loner. Whatever film I had seen that day or that week, I would completely find myself in that world.
I have always regarded historical fiction and fantasy as sisters under the skin, two genres separated at birth.
George R. R. Martin
I think that there’s the Kim Kardashian brand and the Kardashian brand. I think they blend together, but I have different qualities or interests that my sisters might not be so into.
One of my sisters is physically and mentally handicapped. She took a lot of my parents’ attention, so I grew up in my own world, playing in my room for hours and hours.
Growing up with two sisters, you either play by yourself or play Barbie with them. I played by myself.
First off, I love Woody Allen. His early movies, like ‘Hannah and Her Sisters,’ are incredible. I also love anything by Billy Wilder, Ron Howard and John Hughes. I really grew up on the Hughes films, which are the ones I go back and watch all the time, just to see how they were put together.
I absolutely love Haim, they are so talented! I adore them because they are 3 sisters and I’ve two sisters. I think we should be in a family band together too like Haim.
I, along with my sisters Neeti and Mukti, did my schooling from BITS Pilani in the Shekhawati region. So, I am very well aware of Rajasthan, its culture, life, heritage, music, food and everything it is famous for. And it’s no exaggeration to say that Rajasthan gave me the best childhood memories.
Certain days I think definitely because we went in there and we got Saddam and that was our mission. On other days, we lost so many lives and so many brothers and sisters… on that aspect, no.
There’s only one race – it’s human. We are all brothers and sisters.
I found out I’d spent my whole life believing things that weren’t necessarily accurate. My sisters’ memories of certain events are entirely different from mine.
I knew that my love for the Sisters of Mercy, Lords of the New Church and that kind of stuff, was never going to lend itself well to a direct interpretation in Black Veil Brides.
I always cheer for my MMA brothers and sisters.
Being in a girl group, we might bicker a lot about hair dryers or straighteners, but it’s never serious. We’ve been lucky that we get along so much, it’s like having three other sisters to party with every day – it’s fun!
The ‘Sisters’ phenomenon was a byproduct of the ‘Trainwreck’ deal. I had to do the normal auditioning process for ‘Trainwreck’. I was extremely nervous for it, because you plan for this one event, and you get the opportunity.
The respect I had to give my brothers and sisters growing up I think has helped me. I want my kids to be raised the same way.
My brothers and sisters, true love is a reflection of the Savior’s love. In December of each year we call it the Christmas spirit. You can hear it. You can see it. You can feel it.
Thomas S. Monson
Living and working for four decades in a Bologna apartment and studio he shared with his unwed sisters, Morandi painted little but bottles, boxes, jars, and vases. Yet like that of Chardin and the underappreciated William Nicholson, Morandi’s work seems to slow down time and show you things you’ve never seen before.
When I was growing up, every Sunday was a rest day, so after church, we’d get all my cousins and sisters together, and my parents would take us all shop hopping. We’d go to all the different shops, and Target was always the last on the list; we’d walk in, and Mum would say, ‘Go on, go crazy!’
Repealing the Eighth Amendment is about women who don’t want to be pregnant. It’s not about a certain type of woman, a certain age of woman – we all known sisters and mothers who have chosen to go on with a pregnancy and those who haven’t.
Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films – as if all my characters were sisters – but I’m not so sure now.
Not to be rude to my sisters, but I don’t listen to drag music. I listen to everything from punk to Italo disco to Appalachian country music, but I don’t know what their records sound like. I hardly listen to my own records. I’m like Cher!
Sisters, do you realize the breadth and scope of your influence when you speak those things that come to your heart and mind as directed by the Spirit?
Russell M. Nelson
When I was 12, my feet were so small, I wore my sisters’ glitter shoes. My dad would whoop me: ‘You’re not going to school now, you’ll embarrass us!’
My mother and father didn’t treat my brothers and sisters the same, so to treat 12 players exactly the same, that’s a great accomplishment.
I knew I didn’t look like my sisters and I didn’t have those shapes, but I didn’t think that was wrong.
I was very lucky to be raised by a very strong woman, and I have strong sisters. I’ve always been attracted to those types of women.
When I go home, I play with my baby dolls and strollers and diaper bags, and play with my sisters.
We all have little sisters and cousins who look up to us, and we see what they go through. So we have to be an example. A lot of artists come into this business and they don’t see things that way. But as you get older – and now that we also have children – your conscience starts working on you.
Everybody’s mom plays a huge role in their development and support. Mom was awesome. There is no one better. I had a good family. I had six brothers and six sisters, and they were all very supportive.
Moving away from home was the biggest challenge. Leaving my mum and my sisters behind, I miss them a lot. But I wanted to do what was best for me, and that was what I did.
None of my sisters are in the movies, nor are my nieces going to be. That’s how Dutt ‘sahab,’ my dad, brought up the girls in the family, and I am just carrying his thought forward.
My sisters and my brother were all very much into music. A couple of them were dancers.
I don’t have a twin, but I do have a brother and sisters, and I do know that there is a special bond there that is – I’m going to say – closer. It’s different. It’s closer than having a best friend. It’s easier to forgive them. I think it’s also easier to get mad at them. You feel a little piece of yourself in them.
I was brought up with beautiful music – Nat King Cole and Glen Miller from my dad, and my mum loved Judy Garland and Doris Day – brilliant stuff. Through my brothers and sisters I heard David Bowie and The Specials, The Carpenters, Meatloaf and The Rolling Stones.
My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
I haven’t heard anything about a reunion show for Sisters. But if the script was good I would do it.
If the Holy Spirit lives in you, that makes you my brothers and sisters.
Robert J. Bentley
Having sisters is the best. I have a different relationship with each of them. I go to Kim for fashion advice, Khloe is always boy and family advice, and Kourtney is like another mother to me.
I had a fear of being too tall because my dad is very tall, and both my sisters are very tall. And they’re drop-dead gorgeous, but I just didn’t know if I, as Storm, wanted to be 6 feet tall, ’cause I feel like that’s pretty tall.
I was raised by a woman and I’m the middle child of two sisters who are young Black women.
I was raised with three bothers, no sisters. I’ve always been a tomboy.
I ride my motorcycle with my dad, I hang out with my sisters.
Everyone I’m photographing, I feel like I’m remaking a family, in a way. My brothers and sisters are my heroes. So many of my models resemble them.
I have two sisters, and we are the best of friends.
We have tried you citizens; we are trying you now, and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers, brothers and sisters by way of a charity gift.
My journey is different from other star brothers, kids, or sisters. I think that is one of the main reasons that people don’t question me on this. So far, the media and the audiences have not really roped me into the ambit of nepotism.
I think my best memory was taking my baby sisters trick-or-treating for the first time.
When you don’t have kids and you’re in a Catholic family – one of my sisters had 10 children in 11 years – she’s part rabbit – you feel kind of guilty about that. So, I want to do things for other people’s children.
I got four sisters. They’re all very fierce.
Being in southwest Detroit, when my dad would want to say anything about me or my brothers or sisters, he would start speaking in Spanish to my uncle and my grandmother because we didn’t understand.
I am happy that I have landed ‘Shastri Sisters’ because I was always wanted to be a part of Colors family.
When women told me they’d always wished they had a sister, they were thinking of this ideal of mutual encouragement and support. Many of those who have sisters also yearn for this ideal because their relationships with their sisters don’t always live up to it.
My sisters are very academically inclined so whenever they would fix me up, it would always be from someone in their world, people they would find attractive. When they came to the door in suits, it was over.
I have two sisters and neither one of them are dancers.
The artistic side of our family was very important because one person encourages the other. It was a vey enlightening place to be as a kid because of all the music and dancing, and my dad played banjo; my sisters played piano and sang.
I have three sisters, that’s it for the family.
Like academic Marxists, who are their sisters under the skin, libertarians are far more interested in an ideal world than in the one where ordinary humans live.
Boundaries, and countries, if we don’t have that we are all brothers and sisters, we can all have love and joy and compassion for each other: the world would be much more beautiful.
We have to fight for what’s right the same way the brothers and sisters that came before us did. The ultimate example, and there are many others, was The Stonewall Inn. They were pushed until they could take no more.
Big sisters exaggerate.
My mom used to work two jobs to take care of me, my brothers, and my sisters. She worked hard to take care of us. Back in the day my mom was actually a dental assistant.
I didn’t even know how much of a feminist I was, and I realized, ‘Oh my God, I was raised by a single mom who had to raise six kids. I have three sisters. Larry, you’ve been a feminist your whole life, and you really didn’t know it until you’ve been presented with these issues.’
In 1990, I was in ‘The Three Sisters’ at the Royal Court and won the Clarence Derwent award for my supporting role as Natasha – the prize was £100. I could have paid the gas bill, but I ended up buying a porcelain and silver Bavarian coffee set in an antiques shop in Penzance.
I’ve come from a working class background in South Wales with eight of us in a three bedroom house. Four boys in one bed, two sisters in the other bedroom and mum and dad in the box room.
It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women – but he can think of them as he ought – as sisters, not as sparring partners.
That’s nice, to be compared to Joanna Lumley. She played my mother once in ‘Ella Enchanted.’ I was one of the ugly sisters, and she was the stepmother, so that was great. I’ll take that comparison, thank you.
I grew up with two sisters, and we owned three movies: ‘Grease,’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ and ‘Grease 2.’ And you can only watch ‘Wonderful Life’ in the last half of the year. So I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know ‘Grease.’
My sisters both are working mothers. I understand that my being an actress as well as being at home isn’t some heroic thing. That doesn’t mean it isn’t confusing or difficult – especially that question of how you find a balance.
Myself and my two younger sisters and brother were paid for any chores, whether it was washing pop’s car, sweeping the lawn or picking mangoes.
It’s an interesting point about sisters not getting the same attention as parents and children, and even brothers. I suspect it’s just because women didn’t count that much and weren’t the ones writing the accounts.
I grew up in uptown Jamaica; I went to a rich school. I was raised by my mother and my stepfather; they made sure education came before anything. I had a good childhood, grew up spending time with my bigger brothers and sisters. My people are good people. I was exposed to a lot of different kinds of people and culture.
It’s the boring things that mean a lot to me. I enjoy taking my sisters to eat. Or sitting watching TV with my family.
The truth is that killing innocent people is always wrong – and no argument or excuse, no matter how deeply believed, can ever make it right. No religion on earth condones the killing of innocent people; no faith tradition tolerates the random killing of our brothers and sisters on this earth.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
Some useful advice for all of my Asian-American brothers and sisters – never go paint-balling with a Vietnam veteran.
Christianity was literally born in the Middle East, and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ.
I had to fight to put my socks on. That’s why I’m a great fighter. My brothers and sisters didn’t realize they were creating a monster. And then that monster made it to the Hall of Fame.
Speaking as somebody with three sisters and a very largely female Muslim family, there is not a single woman I know in my family or in their friends who would have accepted the wearing of a veil.
Growing up, for me, it was in a musical family, so my mum and her brothers and sisters always sang. Every time I tried to join their group when I was little, they were like, ‘Ah, darling, you’re not too good – just sit back and watch us.’
My sisters used to learn dance, and I used to stand behind them and dance. So my guruji suggested that I also learn, as I seemed interested. I started learning at the age of three and was always on stage for something or the other. My mother is proud of me, and clearly my artistic bent comes from her.
You see, we are here, as far as I can tell, to help each other; our brothers, our sisters, our friends, our enemies. That is to help each other and not hurt each other.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Sisters, to me, are fascinating because it is a unique connection of the coming together of connection and competition. The fact that you have these age differences is a built-in power struggle, and the fact that you’re all trying to get attention and resources from the same parents creates competition.
We can have open and good discussion with our Republican brothers and sisters. But when we walk into the chapel we should leave our political differences out in the parking lot.
For each other, at each other: Sisters can be either or both. The same could be said of people in any close relationship. Yet there is something special about sisters – specially gratifying and specially fraught.
I grew up as an only child, so inherently, most of my life was centered around me. My parents taught me to play well with others and to share my toys, but I was still an only child who didn’t have to share my parent’s attention with siblings. As great as my childhood was, I always wanted brothers and sisters.
My mom’s real cool. We’re like sisters. My father wasn’t there, but she was always there.
I grew up in Tennessee, where no one was really hairy, and with sisters who were so beautiful – my little sister was a pageant girl. But me, I was this weird-looking hairy child. I had more than just a unibrow; I feel like I had a mustache, a goatee.
I have two younger sisters, and it was a family full of creativity.
I didn’t have any brothers or sisters, so I did a lot of stuff where I entertained myself playing games, reading a lot, a lot of fantasy novel stuff.
If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
In ‘Billy Elliot,’ there were, like, 24 kids, so that was crazy. In ‘Annie,’ there’s nine of us; we’re all great friends, and we hang out all the time. We really are just sisters.
I was embarrassed that I even wanted to become an actress because coming from L.A., with two older sisters in the business and a mom who had been a ballet dancer, it was such a cliche.
I was the youngest of six kids, and my brothers and sisters were kind of a lot older than me. And the one sister that was, like, in a close age range – she was five years older than me. She was my closest sister in age, and she was a loser.
My mum was a music teacher. I’ve got three sisters, and we all played instruments when we were kids.
We must continue to go forward as one people, as brothers and sisters.
In 1900, the typical American was a boy, not yet a teenager, named John. He lived with his parents and his sisters, Mary and Helen, on a farm in New York or Pennsylvania.
I grew up in Harrow, London, with two sisters. I am the middle child and a natural ginger, so fiery by nature.
Christian sisters should not at any time dress extravagantly, but at all times dress as neat, modest, and healthful, as their work will allow.
Ellen G. White
I had six brothers and four sisters and I competed with my brothers every day when I was a kid. If you lost in my family, they kidded the pants off you until you won again.
I do have a sister – I have two sisters.
I don’t want any of my sisters to be like Tomi Lahren. You all are smarter, sharper, more articulate, brilliant, so why would I want y’all to be like her?
Charlamagne tha God
I would warn my brethren and sisters to never flatter persons because of their ability; for they cannot bear it. Self is easily exalted, and in consequence, persons lose their balance.
Ellen G. White
No one in my family was creative. One of my sisters went to a university, and pretty much, most of my siblings live a basic and dull lifestyle.
My dad grew up with straight-up no running water. He slept in a twin bed with his two sisters and his mom, like ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ style: like, feet at the head, feet at the head alternating. And then I think his dad slept on, like, a bed of newspapers on a floor in their apartment.
Me and my sisters never saw race as a limitation on what we wanted to achieve… One thing we were doing were sleeping on racism.
I like ‘Mad Men,’ and I think ‘The Killing’ is pretty great too. I like ‘Brothers & Sisters.’
Maureen O’Sullivan did ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ with Mia Farrow, her daughter, but O’Sullivan had a very minor role.
How many years has it taken people to realize that we are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race? I mean how many years does it take people to see that? We’re all in this rat race together!
Marsha P. Johnson
My father’s passing comes with sorrow and grief for me, for my mother, for my brothers, and for my sisters. He was a great fire who burned bright, and we lived in his light and warmth for so very long.
My dad lived a good life. He was a simple guy. His family had been poor, and he joined the Marines to be able to send money home to his mom and dad and brothers and sisters. He genuinely had the intention to live a good life and to respect other people.
With New Edition it would get to the point where kids would have their New Edition posters; say like it was in a household of sisters. Each sister would have also have an individual poster of the member of New Edition that they liked. Now that’s star power.
Big Daddy Kane
Five beautiful sisters and two amazing brothers – I’m so grateful for my family.
I have two sisters; one is two years older, and one is eight years older. That helped me understand how completely different sister relationships can be.
Let me tell you, sisters, seeing dried egg on a plate in the morning is a lot dirtier than anything I’ve had to deal with in politics.
I had a wonderful childhood in Antigua growing up in a family with three other brothers and no sisters, so you can imagine the little fights and scraps we had.
It’s the moms of this nation – single, married, widowed – who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters. You know it’s true, don’t you? You’re the ones who always have to do a little more.
We had a happy childhood, our parents were strict but loving, and I was together with my sisters, who were my best friends.
My brothers and sisters started having children at a very early age, and I was just there all alone at one point, like, ‘What do I do?’ And I thought the only thing I can do is create mine, make my family, and I did that.
The ones the listeners loved most of all in those early years were the four Lennon girls who became the whole nation’s little sisters.
A family spirit is not always synonymous with family life. Bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh makes for brothers, sisters and relatives, who may be as distant as strangers in a foreign land.
My older sisters were in acting, and of course, I wanted to be just like them!
Seek out your brothers and sisters of other cultures and join together in building alliances to put an end to all forms of racial discrimination, bigotry, and prejudice. There are people of good will of all races, religions, and nations who will join you in common quest for the betterment of society.
Randomly enough, my older sisters went to a makeup school when they were younger, so they’re all really good at it. They’ve always told me that ‘natural is better.’
Young actors ask me for advice. They say, ‘Should I get an agent?’ I tell them, ‘Don’t worry about that. Act, act, act. Get into that production of ‘The Three Sisters’ in a church basement. Consider every audition a chance to act, even if it’s just for three minutes. Just do it whenever and wherever you can.’
I was really raised by three women – my mom, and I have two older sisters, one nine years and one 11 years older – so I’m happy to have that many women in the house.
We lived in a ‘kuccha’ house made of mud. The thatched roof couldn’t stop the water trickles during the rainy season. I, along with my brothers and sisters, used to stand in a corner and wait for the rain to stop.
Ram Nath Kovind
In India, women are respected the most. Mothers, wives, sisters, daughters.
I can’t tell you how many times I would call and text my boss, Vince McMahon, on the set of ‘Sisters’ and ‘Trainwreck’ and anything else like this to thank him for over-preparing me for this.
My parents are doctors, both my sisters are doctors, so I figured I’d just be a doctor too. Sometime in my junior year, I had this sudden realization that maybe that wasn’t for me. I was sort of lost at sea.
My mom, my dad, my children, my sisters, they are everything to me.
You can’t go too far wrong with the Pointer Sisters.
At one time, when I was eight years old, my mother and father, my brother and my sisters – we had to move back in with my grandmother, and there were 13 of us living in one house.
I always wanted to entertain. When I was little, I would sing in front of the mirror with a hairbrush or my sisters and I would make shows. I always wanted to be on TV.
Married or single, you sisters possess distinctive capabilities and special intuition you have received as gifts from God. We brethren cannot duplicate your unique influence.
Russell M. Nelson
The greatest stain upon this great Australian nation’s character, without any question, is the great gaps that exist between our Aboriginal brothers and sisters in terms of their health, their education, their living conditions, their incarceration rates and life expectancy. It’s a great stain.
I had eight brothers and sisters. Every Christmas my younger brother Bobby would wake up extra early and open everybody’s presents – everybody’s – so by the time the rest of us got up, all the gifts were shredded, ribbons off, torn open and thrown aside.
Gays and lesbians are our friends, neighbors, doctors, colleagues, sisters and brothers.
On ‘Love Actually,’ I met Hugh Grant, who is a relative: our great-grandmothers were sisters. He’d call me cousin and ruffle my hair. And it was brilliant working with David Tennant on ‘Doctor Who.’
Growing up under the heavy hand of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it was drummed into me that attending weekly mass was not an option. It was a must to avoid eternal damnation, which was not a prospect filled with many positives. Hell fire was perpetual, and no parole would be offered.
My family is very creative. My grandfather played the guitar in Cuba. My sisters, my mom and two aunts would do harmonies, so I would see them and think, ‘I want the attention.’
I’ve been blessed to have an amazing mom and two amazing sisters – so they set a very high standard.
I grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, with my parents and sisters, but my family would drive every weekend to Hammonton, where both my grandparents lived and where my parents were raised.
As Christians, we are responsible for our fellow brothers and sisters suffering and fighting for the basic resources we all need to survive. To deny this is to turn a deaf ear to God’s teachings.
My rule of writing is that no one can do what you can do, so jealousy or competitiveness are pointless. I am always happy when one of my sisters has a book published that I get to read.
When ‘Top Gun’ came out, my sisters were like, ‘Oh, my God, ‘Top Gun!’ Tom Cruise!’ And I very confidently said, ‘I’m going to marry him one day.’ It wasn’t like, ‘How do I get to Tom Cruise?’ It was just, ‘I think I’m going to marry him. Why not? He’ll like me. I’m fun.’
No one could have nicer sisters. No sibling problems there.
Everyone had legs. Even my younger sisters both had legs. It was hard to comprehend what I did wrong: Why me? Then I found out about the Paralympics. It really did completely change my life.
I’ve been a huge Winona Ryder fan for a while. I’m one of four girls, so there are four sisters, so we used to watch ‘Little Women’ seriously, maybe once a month.
As Mal’s sister, my role is to be there when she needs me & mind my business when she doesn’t. I expect the same. We will always be sisters, and will always have each other’s backs.
We’re reclaiming America and restoring honor. I believe we do that with faith, with hope, with charity, and honoring our brothers and our sisters as we honor each other.
My mother says that my father truly enjoyed having a son. My two-years-younger twin sisters felt that he didn’t quite know how to enjoy them. But I wasn’t aware of those things then. So many of my childhood memories involve him. All the excursions into science were shaped by his knowledge and enthusiasm.
Robert F. Engle
I have eight brothers and sisters, so I’d like to have a few children.
The Vatican has tried to condemn ‘The Magdalene Sisters’ as a pack of lies and that I’ve made it all up – I wish I was that good a dramatist – and in terms of public relations, that was the daftest thing they ever did.
What’s right with America and what’s right with Islam have a lot in common. At their highest levels, both worldviews reflect an enlightened recognition that all of humankind shares a common Creator – that we are, indeed, brothers and sisters.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
But I’ll tell you something: We had a big family discussion about it recently, my two sisters and I, and I pointed out that we all have the same genes as our mother and we’re all susceptible to becoming alcoholics.
The first record I got, I think I stole. I was with my mother; she turned her back, and I slipped it in my coat. And I think it was ‘Cry Baby’ by The Bonnie Sisters. That or ‘Lucille’ by Little Richard.
My sisters play ball. My older brother, he’s in my ear. My younger brother, he’s in my ear. Critiquing me on my game. That’s who I mostly pay attention to.
I was so inspired by Dr. King that in 1956, with some of my brothers and sisters and first cousins – I was only 16 years old – we went down to the public library trying to check out some books, and we were told by the librarian that the library was for whites only and not for colors. It was a public library.
My older brothers and sisters have kids and families.
I am obsessed with my sisters. Being the oldest, I probably just have that in me. But I also think I am the youngest sometimes. We all have moments when we are the maternal one of the group.
South Central is just who I am. Even though I have a nice house, nice family, the rest of my generation is still in South Central L.A. My cousins, my brothers, my sisters, they don’t wanna move out.
Acting, for me, was kind of a way of survival, honestly. I’m the baby boy out of four different sisters, and I grew up in a house with so many different personalities that acting was the only way to not go to therapy.
Brian Tyree Henry
I’m grateful that so many viewers have related to characters I’ve played. I think many in the audience see themselves in my characters or feel like the characters are similar to their friends or sisters.
Patrick Wilson is my brother-in-law – we married sisters.
Let’s teach our girls and boys how to show the same respect to their colleagues in the workplace they show their moms and sisters at home.
I’ve tried my best to be a good role model for my two younger sisters.
My mom put me and my sisters in the water to feel comfortable, to have water safety.
I lived with my mother and father and brothers and sisters some of the time; some of the time, my mother and father were feuding, so my mother would take us to live in my grandmother’s house.
John Edgar Wideman
There is nothing stronger than the American labor movement. United, we cannot and we will not be turned aside. We’ll work for it, sisters and brothers. We’ll stand for it. Together. Each of us. To bring out the best in America. To bring out the best in ourselves, and each other.
I have 10 brothers and sisters.
Norbert Leo Butz
Me and my sisters were so awful. One nanny, we loved, but we hacked her email and sent her boyfriend lots of weird messages, and we once actually locked her in the toilet, too.
My mother’s a Peruvian Indian from Lima who raised me and my four brothers and sisters as a single mom.
I always felt that at the moment I was born, God must have blinked. He missed the occasion and never knew I had arrived. My parents had 11 children. While I love them and my five brothers and five sisters deeply, some days I felt lost in the litter.
When I think about ‘Since U Been Gone,’ I think the first thing that comes to mind is ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ – they’re kind of like sisters, a little bit. And ‘Call Me Maybe’ was so wildly original, and so quirky, and so satisfying.
I grew up in a very small country town in Victoria. I had a very normal, low-key kind of upbringing. I went to school, I hung out with my friends, I fought with my younger sisters. It was all very normal.
My father came by himself across the North Korean border when he was seventeen. And hasn’t seen his brothers or sisters or parents since then. And he died some time ago, but never saw any of his relatives. My mother was a refugee in war-torn Korea.
Jim Yong Kim
I’ve always loved music. I grew up with older brothers and sisters who were into music, played The Beatles and the Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin.
When I was a kid, my sisters and I used to get a little present in our stocking each day of December, usually an ornament, some sweets, or a little toy.
Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
One of my sisters was doing dance, and I’d watch from the back of the classroom in my trainers. Slowly, I started integrating myself into the fraught south Oxford ballet culture.
I learned everything I know about music from my parents and my sisters.
Brian Tyree Henry
Most of the female ‘superhero’ role models of my childhood came from novels, and they rarely had powers. Take Dorothy, for example, from ‘The Wizard of Oz;’ or Laura Ingalls and her sisters in the ‘Little House on the Prairie’ novels.
I was a quiet, nerdy kid living in the Bronx. I spent most of my teens in my room, taking apart electrical items to figure out how they worked before putting them back together, and listening to the music my four older sisters and parents played.
It’s a pretty cool feeling to be the person to knock down a barrier – just like the Williams sisters did in tennis or Tiger Woods in golf.
I’m an only child, so I never had sisters to tell me what I should like based on my gender. I liked what the boys were doing and thought: ‘Why let them have all the fun?’
I’m very proud of my sisters and everything they’ve accomplished and done. I’m very proud of where I came from.
Before my mother died, I was supposed to go to the local university, where I’d applied early decision. It was the same school my two older sisters had graduated from, which had been the sole criteria for choosing it.
Parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles are made more powerful guides and rescuers by the bonds of love that are the very nature of a family.
Henry B. Eyring
Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club, my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters.
As the youngest of three girls, most of my childhood works were revenge fantasies against my older sisters, so of course the sisters in ‘Pretty Girls’ share some similarities to my own.
My parents are both musicians and made sure we all played music. My brothers and sisters all play instruments, so we’ll get together whenever we can and play. We play a lot of classical music – you know, the good stuff.
I’ve got three brothers and two sisters. Dad was a plumber who worked really hard to support six children, and Mum was busy at home. The four brothers shared a room, a bunk bed on each side. It wasn’t luxurious.
What I’m trying to do is fulfill what my father said, which is, ‘We have to find a way to live together as brothers and sisters, or together we’re going to perish as fools.’
Should Americans take care of their brothers and sisters? Absolutely. We all have an obligation as individuals to care for the poor. And, yes, there is a role for government and even food stamps in this equation.
Our older cousins would help us out. We’d get babysat a lot by some of mum’s sisters. They took care of us. But my success in martial arts, getting to be a champion, is down to my mum.
I have boxes of gospel LPs and 78s. The Davis Sisters, the Soul Stirrers, the Pilgrim Travellers. I love all that.
I love babies, and I have my nephews that I love. I have a great mom and she has raised three kids, so if I take lessons from her, I think I’ll be great. All my friends have little brothers or sisters.
Jamie Lynn Spears
I’ve got two older sisters who I’m very close to. And my son’s grown up with a big sense of family around him.
My husband and I had to raise five of my younger brothers and sisters. They lived with us. We sent them to school.
I lived in New York until I was eleven years old, when my mother left my two older sisters and my father. My mother is 90 percent blind and deaf. She left and moved all the way to California. So I left my two older sisters and my father behind at the age of eleven and moved cross-country to take care of her.
In 2013, before the publication of my fourth novel, I met with a stylist at Nordstrom. Since then, I’ve rarely shopped for ‘event clothes’ on my own. I usually do it with my sisters or a friend; if I’m alone, I take pictures of myself in the dressing room and text them to my sisters.
I adore my two older sisters, Erika and Betsy.
The Sisters of Notre Dame at St. Aloysius Grade School influenced my life tremendously. This was due to the fact that they encouraged you always to make sure that God is the focus of your life, and they didn’t allow you to do anything except to the very best of your ability.
I grew up on a street that’s similar to the ones you used to see in Coronation Street on TV. We had an outside toilet at the bottom of the yard and I had to share a bedroom until my older sisters left home.
My sisters like cooking at my place. It has a bit more room, and the food tastes a little bit better. A big pot of spaghetti and sauce, some warm French bread – works all the time. I think I’ve been eating pasta for 26 years.
I grew up watching ‘TRL.’ I had older sisters who got me into it!
I grew up with six girls and one boy, so my innate instinct of who I am – I’m the third oldest, and I helped raise all of my younger sisters. I just fall into that aspect – that motherhood – naturally.
I grew up in Bridlington until I was 16, and I lived with my mum and my sisters. I finished school, got my GCSE’s, and at the time I didn’t know what I wanted to do.
The best part about being in a group is having each other for support. The girls are like my sisters and always look out for me.
I didn’t get a normal school life, and my sisters have told me so many fun stories about college, so I’m just so excited.
I was really nerdy. Compared with my sisters, I often felt like a boring person because I lived so much in my head and in books.
My parents got divorced when I was 2, so I have this weird thing where I have 8 brothers and sisters, but I am also an only child.
When my mother died, it sort of put a damper on things. My career didn’t have the same significance or excitement. It had always been about doing well for my family – my brothers, sisters, father, mother. Then something interesting and important happened – I started doing things for me.
I have six brothers and sisters. My mother has six kids from two different marriages. And we would just sit around making fun of each other’s dad, and all our dads had real problems.
We hang out, we help one another, we tell one another our worst fears and biggest secrets, and then, just like real sisters, we listen and don’t judge.
In ‘Sisters of War,’ I got to do one of my own stunts. Running out of the building because the Japanese were firing, with all these little spark plugs are going off, looking like explosions and bullets flying down. That was really fun.
Let’s face it: Most of us don’t realize it, but we are failing our kids as reading role models. The best role models are in the home: brothers, fathers, grandfathers; mothers, sisters, grandmothers. Moms and dads, it’s important that your kids see you reading. Not just books – reading the newspaper is good, too.
I was a middle child. I grew up in Brooklyn with three sisters and a brother. You know what that means: everybody is constantly fighting with everybody and you are in the middle of the storm trying to make peace. That is your life. Making everybody work and play well together.
I have two older sisters.
Mumbai is home to us. Medina was born in Munich because Roya’s family lives in Germany and she had five sisters to help her while I was travelling for work.
My sisters take, like, hours to get ready, and I’m, like, really quick. I think I get that from my dad.
I know many men at Fox, and most are good, decent people. Many are also good family men who have wives, mothers, sisters and daughters. Many are men of faith and moral conviction. These men have huge platforms.
I had to learn to toughen up and fend for myself. You’d think when you have a lot of brothers and sisters, they’d come to your aid and rescue you a lot of times, but for us it wasn’t really like that. It was tough love.
Gymnastics demands so much of our time. We train all week and travel and compete on weekends. The people you’re surrounded by really become your second family, your best friends, your sisters. My coach was like a second mother for me.
Because I’ve got younger sisters, I want to impart on them the possibility of being a strong woman in whatever role I choose.
One of the pleasures of the original ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’ is how incredibly ghastly they are. The ugly sisters have their eyes pecked out by crows.
In a lot of films, forever it’s been boy-meets-girl, and thank God for films like – I know it’s going to sound ridiculous – ‘Frozen.’ I was so excited for my daughter to be able to watch a love story between two sisters instead of some stupid prince.
I remember myself at 10 years old telling stories to my sisters and brother. This is something I did through my adolescence and even through my twenties.
I lived in a homeless shelter. That’s what I mean when I say I’ve been in situations where people need help. I don’t remember my exact age, but I remember there were two bunk beds and five of us in there: me, my three sisters and my mum.
I haven’t given any thought to collaborating with my sisters. It would be great fun. My daughter Molly is a wonderful writer – someday I’d love to collaborate with her.
Since childhood I’ve always had a tendency to lean towards melancholy. My sisters suffer from it too, so maybe it’s a genetic thing. But none of us has ever been on medication.
I don’t know about you, but my girlfriends have been my girlfriends forever, and they’re my sisters and my family.
I have lots of brothers and sisters, two of whom are younger than myself, so I rely on my phone, text messaging or e-mailing to stay in the loop and communicate when I’m away for big chunks of time.
I went through a stage of writing my cramped hand in tiny books. My two sisters and I did have our Bronte period. My mum is from Yorkshire, and we would go up to the Moors. It tapped into our romantic visions of ourselves.
I have two sisters, so we watched all of the Disney films. I think I still know the lyrics to them all.
For whatever reason, I love ‘The Schuyler Sisters!’
I have a necklace with a golden key, given to me by my sisters, which I always wear.
I have three sisters, no brothers.
Although I don’t come from a musical background, I was given piano lessons along with my sisters, but I wasn’t what you would call a good student. I tended to write songs rather than do scales.
My parents are actors, and I’m the oldest of my siblings – I have three younger sisters and a brother who’s my best friend. We’re a close-knit, complicated family, but we spend a lot of time together, even though we live in different houses. We’re a rambunctious gang!
Sisters, we as women are not diminished by priesthood power – we are magnified by it. I know this is true, for I have experienced it again and again.
Sheri L. Dew
The word of the oldest of the old of our peoples didn’t stop. It spoke the truth, saying that our feet couldn’t walk alone, that our history of pain and shame was repeated and multiplied in the flesh and blood of the brothers and sisters of other lands and skies.
I’ve always loved fashion and growing up with sisters, we always enjoyed clothing.
Personally (and I believe I can speak for my sisters on this), I am against any organization or individual who believes they are superior to and/or may wish harm upon another because of race, ethnic background, religion, or sexual orientation. We also believe in the potential unification of humanity as a whole.
John Carter Cash
I grew up in South Jamaica, Queens, in New York. My parents were very religious churchgoing people. They were very strict. I was never really allowed to indulge in anything vain. Modesty always. I have three brothers and two sisters, so everything was on a budget.
When I was 12, there was a kid a couple of grades older than me who was picking on my sisters. No matter how big they were, I would defend them.
Lucky Blue Smith
I do have height envy. I’m 5’1 and my sisters are giants so I do have height envy.
Sisters, when about their work, should not put on clothing which would make them look like images to frighten the crows from the corn. It is more gratifying to their husbands and children to see them in a becoming, well-fitting, attire, than it can be to merely visitors or strangers.
Ellen G. White
Women are so many things. We’re sisters, mothers, wives. There are so many things we encompass.
Me and my peers, we’re working really hard at being moms and sisters and professionals.
Goofy was the word that was used most often by my sisters because I’ve been this tall ever since I was 12 years old.
I can’t wait for my little sisters to start dating, because it will really be fun to pick on their boyfriends.
Whether it was Little League or playing with your brothers or sisters, that was always a problem. If I would lose – because I very rarely lost – then everything would go crazy.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
I have a hippopotamus skull next to my bed, called Gregory. When I was six, my three sisters and I clubbed together and paid £4 for it in a junk shop. We collected owl pellets, ostrich eggs and sheep skulls for our natural history museum at home.
My brothers and sisters and I spoke in a language called Egg Latin. In the early ’50s in Canada, this became a fad way of talking among certain people. It’s based on the concept that in every syllable before the vowel and after the preceding constant you insert the word ‘egg.’ So, my name Phil would be ‘Pegghil.’
I love ‘Jane Eyre,’ and I love the Bronte sisters. I actually didn’t read any of them until I was in college, so I don’t have quite the same connection with them that I think a lot of women do.
Daniel Mallory Ortberg
After a life deprived of everything from romantic love to the choice of when to wake up in the morning, after 29 years without the ability to have a career or even to be alone at toilet, the Bijani sisters are not symbols but women who have had to live a shared life of constant, quotidian sacrifice.
A lot of my heartbreak songs are inspired by things my sisters are going through, or friends.
I want to say a little something that’s long overdue, the disrespect to women has got to be through. To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends, I wanna offer my love and respect till the end.
My father’s music was about revolution and changing the hearts and minds of people through love and the deliverance of everyone. We hope our brothers and sisters will follow our path and really start to consider ecology and utilizing material that benefits not only yourself but the people.
I try not to be cruel to people. I know there’s a karma, and I’m constantly thinking of my blessings. I live and die by being a Baptist. If I can’t go to church on a Sunday, I’ll get a tape by the Clark Sisters and slide it in for the day.
My mother and my sisters – five girls – were crazy about glamour and Hollywood movies. I styled myself on Veronica Lake and Marlene Dietrich.
My mother painted and wrote. She always had a painting in progress on an easel in the kitchen, so our house always smelled like oil paint. At night, she wrote after she’d put my sisters and me to bed, and the sound of her typing was our lullaby.
I don’t know how it’s going for my sisters, but as my 40s and Verizon bills and mortgage payments roll on, I seem to have an ever more recurring 1950s housewife fantasy.
Sandra Tsing Loh
I am one of four, so I have two sisters and a brother, and I’m the youngest.
I was very close with my mother growing up. I have four older sisters who were an important part of my life. And I’ve been very close to all the women I’ve dated. I feel most comfortable around women.
Growing up, I was listening to Scissor Sisters.
I had brothers and sisters and did chores and had to pick up the dog crap in the yard and mow the lawn and do all the normal things that kids have to do.
My sisters and my mum taught me how to be a woman: the way they carry themselves, the way they talk to people, the way they know how to put their foot down. They’re not having any nonsense from no one. I can see traces of that in me.
I had grown up in a world dominated by women – I had aunts and sisters and great-aunts – and I just felt like I lived in a completely female world.
People get so trapped by their technology now. Real life is so much better. I love talking with my mother and father. We really enjoy staying in and making a meal together. I’m very close with all four of my older sisters as well.
When my younger sisters were born, I was in high school and college. I was at my mom’s all the time but never changed them or fed them.
My sisters are stronger and my brother’s bigger than me.
I don’t have any brothers and sisters, so I always relied on my parents to guide me or answer questions.
I often say to entrepreneurs, ‘If Lehman Brothers were Lehman Brothers & Sisters, it wouldn’t have gone into bankruptcy.’
I’m able to send my son to a really, really good school. My mom is taken care of. I’m able to take care of my sisters. For the first time in our lives, we live comfortable and that feels good.
When I was a little girl – if I could have – I would have gone a year without washing my hair. I hated it, to the point where my sisters had to pay me to wash my hair. I think, after experiencing that, I like to wash it every day.
I have to give importance to my personal life, my family, parents, and sisters. I hope I can strike the right balance.
For the kids out there that are worried about what the future holds, especially the LGBTQI+ kids, our brothers and sisters that came before us didn’t fight for nothing. Trust me: we will only move forward, but you need to put your fear aside and find the strength to believe that.
There is a lot more hard work to do in the future for the well-being of our sisters and brothers, the people of Thailand.
When you’re six years old, you do not appreciate that you’re living in the Alps. My sisters and I, all we wanted was to go to Disneyland.
My dad was a produce man. He worked in grocery stores for 35 years. My mom just babysat kids and raised us. I have four sisters and one brother. I’m the baby.
I learned to hear silence. That’s the kind of life I lived: simple. I learned to see things in people around me, in my mom, dad, brothers and sisters.
My grandma had a kids’ clothing store for over 30 years called Shannon and Company, and my sisters and I used to go and work there in the summers.
I know I was very unstable and unhappy all through my life. I lost my mother and then my father. Losing Dad was like losing the bearings of my life. My sisters took it badly, but I took it worse. Throughout my lean phases, Dad was like a solid rock, supporting me, whether it was work, or my jail term.
My dad liked how January went with Jones. My sisters’ names are Jina and Jacey Jones.
I have two sisters, so there was no brother to beat up on. As a result, I’ve never hidden from emotions.
Most of my fundamentalist brothers and sisters – and I am an evangelical, so I can say most of my fundamentalist brothers and sisters – are quite willing to pack women off and send them as missionaries to dangerous places where they might get killed.
My mother always taught us that any accomplishment my sisters or I achieve is a ‘feather in all our caps.’ Kathy, Kim, and I are always proud of each other. We feel that each of our lives is a reflection on all of us. We all want the best for each other.
At the end of the day, we’re all brothers and sisters in God. What people do is none of my business.
My maternal granddad, Leonard, was full of amazing stories. He was an orphan, with 11 or 12 brothers and sisters, and he used to tell us about growing up near the Irrawaddy river and how one brother was eaten by a crocodile.
I definitely have a soft spot for women. I was raised by women – my mom and two older sisters. I’ve been surrounded by estrogen since I was born.
You know full well as I do the value of sisters’ affections: There is nothing like it in this world.
Which other people in this world stop up holes in their sidewalks with cassava, brothers and sisters? Only Indonesia itself, on account of the abundance of its food.
All of my dad’s family, his brothers and sisters, my nana and grandad and all of the cousins emigrated to Australia within two years of each other. Irish families are close at the best of times, but when you move to the other side of the world, we were like a big posse over there.
Two things happened – One, I was already in search of a positive role for a long time when I came across ‘Shastri Sisters.’ Two, I missed being a part of Hindi television.
I was introduced to 7 Charming Sisters at an Emmy Award Show event. When they approached me to become a brand ambassador, I was over the moon about working with the brand. What impressed me even more as a disability advocate is the fact that the company is dedicated to employing people with disabilities.
When I was growing up, my father would gather all of his children, seven brothers and seven sisters, around the television set and we would religiously watch every time Notre Dame played.
It’s pretty strange because you have images of people in your head when you left, then you just think they’re going to be the same when you come back, like time freezes. I have sisters and from the ages of 11 to 13 – it’s a big change for girls.
After ‘The Sisters Brothers,’ I tried to write a contemporary story dealing with an investment adviser in New York City who moves to Paris. I did all this research, but after about a year and any number of pages written, I was bored stiff.
For me, learning chess was natural; with my sisters around me, I wanted to play.
I am one of three sisters and went to an all-girls grammar school so I’m used to being around girls.
My mom and my sisters have helped me to be comfortable with who I am. It’s a process of loving yourself as you are. I can say that it’s been a journey. I see the changes little by little.
When I was 15, I was not living with my parents anymore. They were on an island in the Caribbean and I was back in Paris, where I lived with my sisters between 15 and 19.
Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.
I have six sisters, so I assumed I’d have a girl. Learning I was having a boy was really weird.
Melissa Joan Hart
I was surrounded by sisters. My childhood was all women.
Oscar de la Renta
I grew up watching my sisters and seeing kids at the local mountain hit jumps. After I hit my first jump, I knew this was something I was going to pursue.
I have two older sisters; I’m the youngest.
I cannot possibly believe that I have it made while so many black brothers and sisters are hungry, inadequately housed, insufficiently clothed, denied their dignity as they live in slums or barely exist on welfare.
I’m glad nobody has asked me to adapt ‘Wuthering Heights’ because I think I would make a mess of it. Everybody makes a mess of it. I think the Bronte Sisters are mad.
During Partition, my parents, my brother and sisters were killed before my eyes.
Dolls fire our collective imagination, for better and – too often – for worse. From life-size dolls the same height as the little girls who carry them, to dolls whose long hair can ‘grow’ longer, to Barbie and her fashionable sisters, dolls do double duty as child’s play and the focus of adult art and adult fear.
There is a level of appreciation for brothers and sisters in the hood.
The real love story of ‘Fleabag’ is the sisters. That’s the true heart of the piece.
My parents are a bedrock. And I have three complex, strong, and funny sisters who inspire and sustain me.
Christina Baker Kline
On my mother’s side, I’m English, so that’s where the freckles come from. On my father’s side, I’m German, and he has the fantastic olive hues… I was given mum’s skin, whereas my brothers and sisters were given my dad’s skin. I do tan up quite well, but it takes me a bit longer.
All three of us – two sisters and a brother – were brought up with an emphasis on academics.
We cannot ensure that women will be free of discrimination in the workplace and everywhere as long as women are not universally defended under our Constitution. As it stands now, the equal rights of women are subject to interpretation of law. That is a risk our mothers, sisters and daughters cannot afford.
When you’re a big sister, it’s a great job. I don’t know how little sisters feel about their job, but when you’re a big sister, you’re supposed to take care of everything. And you feel good about it. I do.
I do like strong women in my movies. I have five sisters, so I’ve just grown up with that model.
I played with local bands and ended up touring with Scissor Sisters, Mylo, Alphabeat, and Calvin Harris. That somehow changed into DJ’ing.
I couldn’t be more proud of my little sister and the mother she is and am also incredibly proud of my mom and the huge influence she’s had on myself, my sisters, and now her grandchildren.
I enjoy all my relationships with my husband, my kids, my sisters and my girlfriends and maintaining a healthy relationships across the board nurtures my soul.
I am so blessed. I have an incredible wife, children I adore; I’m a very happy man. I’ve got a great mom and dad and brothers and sisters and stuff, so I’ve always been happy. And I never stop smiling.
I have three older sisters who, when we were children, used to hold me down on a bad day and put make-up all over me, so I’ve had an aversion to it all my life and hate sitting down in the make-up chair.
I have a mother. I have a wife. I have a daughter. I have sisters. I can see just in my experience in my life, where sometimes they have been just put to the side in some of the things that they do.
I got very lucky with the family I was born into. From my older sisters to my mother and father, they’re just good, kind-hearted people.
My family background really only consists of my mother. She was a widow. My father died quite young; he must have been thirty-one. Then there was my twin brother and my sister. We had two aunts as well, my father’s sisters. But the immediate family consisted of my mother, my brother, my sister, and me.
My sisters and my mom, those people help me get through every single day.
I’ve always loved books by the Bronte sisters. I love Jane Austen, too. I’m more influenced by people like her than by pop culture.
You know, all my songs are relatives, brothers, sisters, cousins.
I’m really proud to be part of it. I think it’s great that the show came back. We have another generation to fall in love with magic and the ‘Charmed’ sisters.
My sisters started to cook at nine and, being one of the youngest, I wanted in on it, too, so I began at six on potato-peeling duty as french fries were my thing.
I remember my sisters, they loved a movie called ‘The Naked Island.’ And the flute was actually playing the main theme. A Japanese movie. A beautiful movie from 1961. I remember hearing this music with a flute many, many times a day at home.
The happiest moments are when we sit down and we feel the presence of our brothers and sisters, lay and monastic, who are practicing walking and sitting meditation.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Of course I was in love with my father as a child. He was Daddy, and our house came alive in a special way whenever he walked through the door. He’d romp and play with us; my sisters and I would literally squeal with excitement when Daddy came home.
More and more Republicans are recognizing and respecting the essential dignity of individuals who are gay and deserve the full rights of citizenship, just like their straight brothers and sisters.
I have two sisters that are directors: one’s in documentary, one’s in film. My mother was a writer and a painter, so I’ve been surrounded since childhood by dynamic women and female voices in arts.
I’ve always enjoyed acting. When we were younger, my sisters and I would put on plays for our parents.
It was like a brother-sister type relationship with all of my cousins. Growing up we were always hanging out together. We all kind of looked after each other like brothers and sisters when we went to school and stuff.
I’m not excusing crime or those who bring poison into the community, but I do want brothers and sisters in prison to know someone cares.
We forget that this music, music made by my brothers and sisters, is still a baby. It’s just beginning. When I think of the possibilities, it makes me smile.
My mom has always been that person who keeps me grounded, and my two younger sisters are always cheering me on.
My sisters and I, we haven’t done much, but there are already fake social media pages for us!
Saudi men have sisters, mothers, and wives, and in my working experience, I have had tremendous support from Saudi men. I really don’t think that Saudi women are oppressed or abused.
I wouldn’t say that it’s hard for sisters to treat each other with respect. Many do.
The friends I have from childhood are definitely like family to me – extended sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles.
We are literally like sisters: you know their ins and outs; you know if something is on their mind, that something’s bugging them. We know when something is going wrong, and that instinct you can feel instantly.
I can remember dancing around living room with my two sisters to the music of Paganini and Mozart. I can still remember my dad combing the newspaper, circling all the free concerts in town, and on the weekends, we would go as a family.
The role that people think I play is not a role. When I go home, and I’m with my sisters, I’m the same way. When I’m with my boys, I’m the same way.
Stephen A. Smith
I have three older sisters, so we were a reasonably large family and, in general, a happy one.
Alexander McCall Smith
Inevitably I draw on my own relationships when I write, so if I’m writing about a fight between a husband and his wife, of course I’m going to think about a recent fight with my husband. Or if I’m writing about sisters, of course I’m going to think about my sister.
Love comes in all different shapes and forms – from friendship and sisters and mums – and as I’ve got older, I’ve definitely learned that some of my happiest times have been when I’ve been on my own.
Your sister knows everything to say to piss you off. But sisters tend to be each other’s biggest champion and also their hardest critics.
My family is mostly a chosen one. I’ve managed to invite some really amazing people into my life and they become family. Brothers, sisters, siblings, mentors, role models. And I like to live that way, where your family bleeds out into the larger community.
My mother was a singer, and both of her sisters were singers. There was always music around.
I like Scissor Sisters.
I grew up in a family with three brothers and sisters who joined my family through the foster care program, and I also have a sister who joined my family through a faith-based organization.
One of my favorite traditions is that my sisters and I, we all wear the same pajamas. I’ve even still got some from when I was 6. Also, I’ll always remember cooking together in the kitchen and that no matter how busy our schedules are, we are all together for Christmas.
We want to be brothers and sisters. We want respect and equality. Simon Bolivar, our father, said a balanced world – a universe – a balanced universe in order to have peace and development.
Without the Sisters of St. Joseph, I might not be standing here.
Americans and French are notoriously monolingual, especially earlier generations. Language is a sense of pride in both cultures. I think that the French and Americans are like brothers or sisters who are so similar that they irritate one another.
In saving Tibet, you save the possibility that we are all brothers, sisters.
I had grown up with four sisters.
I feel like I’m really blessed and lucky that I have a very good social life outside of the gym, and I have a really amazing family. My parents are so supportive. I have a younger brother and two younger sisters, and they’re really awesome. So I feel like I get the best of both worlds.
Growing up with three brothers and three sisters, I was the storyteller of the family… what my mother called ‘The Liar.’
My mother was very good at encouraging me to dress however I wanted to dress. My sisters would sometimes think, ‘Oh my God, you let her buy that fuzzy leopard coat at that vintage store?’ I thought, of course, I looked like Audrey Hepburn.
Dad was a retired chemist who, in his 60s, fathered and fed me and my two sisters while Mum worked as a secretary. He made us curries, Chinese meals and strange concoctions. He was often unsuccessful.
I spend a lot of my spare time with my family. My sisters, parents, and in-laws all live nearby.
Not long after watching ‘The Passenger,’ I wrote the first lines of ‘The Isle of Youth,’ which concerns twin sisters who swap identities and become ensnared in the Miami underworld.
Laura van den Berg
It’s our job as followers of Christ to love our brothers and sisters even if they are different than us!
I have two younger sisters, and during those first four years when I was in Argentina, I wasn’t around to see them grow up. It was very hard for all of us because missing out on that period and not seeing them grow up was tough for me.
We’re all sons and daughters of God, and therefore in a very literal sense, brothers and sisters. And we ought to treat each other that way.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I think it’s important to talk to my sisters when I have a big decision to make.
And then I saw this article in ‘Time Out’ magazine for TV presenters, so I went along with my sisters and we did this audition. It was open auditions, it was just a fun day out, but there were maybe 600 people there or something. It was just crazy.
I’m the oldest of three girls. My sisters say I can be bossy.
My sisters are my best friends and such incredible women.
People label themselves husbands, wives, moms, sisters, and friends before they label themselves Democrats or Republicans.
If my sisters like something I do, then I’m very happy with it. I only listen to my sisters!
My mom was an opera singer, and she gave up her career to raise a family. But she also taught my sisters how to sing.
I’ve seen my mother struggling, everything that she did to raise me and my brothers and my sisters, and I know the anger that she went through.
Egypt was tough without our parents. My brothers and sisters had to work day by day, and every time they collected a pay cheque, they brought it into the house and put it on the table. That’s how we lived.
My mother was quite poorly. She suffered from bipolar disorder, which at that time was called manic depression. She spent a lot of time in psychiatric hospitals, and my father was away a lot with the RAF and then with his job in civil aviation, so I was raised in part by my sisters and my godmother, Sylvia.
Me and my sisters all have such different body types.
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.
We have two older brothers and two younger sisters; Sam and I are in the middle, and I’ve always felt protective and closest to him.
My sisters and brothers come up a fair bit for dinner at home. It’s basically a normal life; a normal family home. Dad cooks and we also take turns. If it’s my turn, I like to do a roast lamb or spaghetti bolognaise.
I remember that I used to mix with my friends who had brothers and sisters. I was an only child.
I’m the eldest of four children: a brother next after me and then two sisters.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
I have three sisters and I’ve always wanted a brother, so I was really interested in that notion.
I was brought up with two sisters, so I do know about a three-way dynamic. It’s a complex one, because it’s easy for one to get left out and the others to gang up. In my family, we were all pretty up for it, but the dynamics would constantly change.
I grew up with my two sisters and my mom, so it’s my lot in life to be surrounded by women.
We moved to the city when I was 7, and the lack of exercise made me frustrated. I started fighting with my sisters, and my parents put me in judo as an outlet. I became very competitive and won a lot of medals.
‘The Sisters Brothers’ has endeared so many prize juries because the Western format has more of a broad appeal and is familiar to readers.
I’m thrilled to continue my partnership with U by Kotex for Generation Know while helping to empower girls. I’ve always been a motivational resource for my younger sisters and hope I can positively impact and inspire other young girls too.
All my brothers and sisters are really witty, and I would just sit back and enjoy them.
We’re definitely honest with each other… if your sisters can’t tell you that you look ridiculous, who can?
Sisters, if you got a good man, honor him.
When I think of sex symbols, I think of posters my two sisters had on their bedroom walls.
I was picked on because I was timid. I had younger sisters; I couldn’t turn to them for help. I didn’t have an older brother.
Mark E. Smith
I was the eldest daughter with these four beautiful younger sisters with ringlets and pretty faces, and I used to dress them up in Victorian clothes and take them out for the day and pretend they were mine.
I’m in a band with my three sisters called the Atomics, which is awesome.
Lucky Blue Smith
All actors are my brothers and my sisters. It ain’t cool to compare or disparage them. It ain’t polite.
In fact, all the Mohan sisters are very inclined when it comes to cosmetics.
Little boys are different from little girls, tend to develop more slowly, and are generally more stupid than their sisters.
For me, stories were brothers, sisters and friends, filling the long hours between childhood and adolescence, holding up a true mirror in which I might find out who I was rather than a distorted reflection of who I was expected to become.
Sisters in Crime now has more than 4,000 members worldwide.
I have two sisters, so there is the three of us, and we’re very close. We’ve been best friends since I pronounced it when I was ten and they were four and five.
I have two incredible sisters who have very high-powered jobs and kids and, you know, both have their master’s; one runs triathlons all the time.
I know that the strong, black woman is the most beautiful creature in this world, so that’s why I always have the utmost respect for my sisters. That’s why I make sure I’m not out here disrespecting women and acting a fool.
My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family: my husband and daughter, but also my mother, my three sisters, and their families.
I would live with all of my sisters if I could. We’ve always been very close, my sisters and me.
My mum used to play afrobeats, my dad used to play Caribbean, my sisters and brothers played hip-hop.
I absolutely loved my time at ‘Brothers & Sisters,’ what I learned and everything that went with it. It was an incredibly formative time for me.
I take advice from both my sisters all the time. We try to help each other as much as we can without getting in the catty sister fight.
I was a Division I college athlete, and I grew up with five brothers and two sisters. I’ve always been a competitor.
I know that God lives, my brothers and sisters. There is no question in my mind. I know that this is His work, and I know that the sweetest experience in all this life is to feel His promptings as He directs us in the furtherance of His work.
Thomas S. Monson
My sisters are my best friends and my most staunch supporters. They’re always there to help me through every audition, through interviews, and through everything. Hopefully, I find some guy that I love as much as them some day. They are the best things in my life, and I would be completely lost without them.
Growing up, I had an internal struggle with my body because I was really chubby. My sisters were younger, and they were all skinny and all cute. As a teen, I definitely had, like, an extra 30 pounds of weight.
My IQ is 154. It was measured because my father was desperately hoping that they could determine if I had anything wrong psychologically so that I could be locked up the way one of his sisters had.
Lady Colin Campbell
With ‘Underground,’ we see that the wounds that we all, as a nation, inflicted upon our brothers and sisters during slavery have not been healed.
My two sisters and I sang all the time. Whenever we cleaned the kitchen, we sang in three-part harmony.
Growing up in a Mediterranean household ruined my tastebuds a little bit because my mom, my sisters, and my aunt were all great cooks, and ever since I went plant-based, I’ve been missing a little bit of that Mediterranean affection.
I had to have my first kiss in front of, like, a hundred people. I didn’t know what to do. So my sisters told me to, like, practice on a pillow, you know? But it didn’t kiss me back so I didn’t know what to expect.
I was raised by a lady that was crippled all her life but she did everything for me and she raised me. She washed our clothes, cooked our food, she did everything for us. I don’t think I ever heard her complain a day in her life. She taught me responsibility towards my brother and sisters and the community.
My family is my foundation. My sisters are awesome; they probably taught me everything I ever need to know about girls.
I’m indebted to the teachers who shaped me – from the Sisters of St. Joseph at St. Croix Catholic elementary to the monks of St. John’s in Minnesota to my professors at Georgetown.
I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk.
My stepdad is Bruce Jenner, the Olympian. The first time he came over was like a blind date, and we had show and tell. He took out the gold medal for me and my sisters, and we were like, ‘So? Who the hell are you?’
I have a really big family, and pretty much all my work is about my brothers and sisters. I’m the youngest of eight – my mom had seven kids in seven years, and then she had me 11 years later – so I was basically raised by all these teenagers.
My mum hates the fact that I fight. My sisters hate it, too, but they understand that boxing gave me a way out. It saved me. It made me someone. It made me the person I am today, mentally and physically.
During my childhood, I felt older than my years because I felt responsible for my brothers and sisters.
My sisters said, Why do you make those faces? You make yourself so ugly.
I’m told I’m a statistic. I’m told that my young black sisters are disease-ridden… but we are greater than what society tells us we are.
When you come from a big family, you see that, growing up, you’re learning how to share. Your sisters have got your back; you’re not alone in this – ‘We all support you!’ Your family provides that; it gives you a sense of safety, and it’s a very grounding feeling.
I was lucky I always got along with girls. It was never like a big deal. I had a lot of girls that I was friends with that I wasn’t sexual with. I think having two older sisters made me comfortable like that. I just like people, so I can just go up and say whatever.
We know, from our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, our friends, that our strength comes – female strength – comes in all kinds of forms.
When I finally finished writing ‘Sisters,’ I started getting hired for lots of rewrites.
My father always told my sisters and me that once you succeed, people will automatically be quiet. And he was right.
It’s the need for change that drives us to join forces with our brothers and sisters all around the world – but change is slow.
I have always been a letter writer, and I found when my numbers got over half a million, I couldn’t think about how many people there were out there. I had to think as if I were writing a letter to my brothers and sisters, to my good friends with whom I have had a correspondence since I could hold a pen.
Heather Cox Richardson
I have 3 sisters, a daughter, and a son with my girlfriend, and a feminist mom who raised me right.
Portugal and Brazil have a history but we’re brothers and sisters. They are very passionate people, especially about MMA – just as Brazilians are passionate about MMA.
I have twin sisters who are 12 years younger than me, so watching them grow up has been a big highlight.
I have sisters who act, and I’d always seen it as their thing. I was never in the school plays like them – I wanted to be a painter.
We’re in a celebrity culture, and when I turn on the news today I hear about Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods and Paris Hilton and the Kardashian sisters and ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ one thing after another, Kate Gosselin’s new body.
I’m comfortable around girls because I grew up with two sisters and a single mom. I feel very lucky for all they have taught me. They tell me to be myself, have fun, and focus on eye expressions.
I was quite shy as a child. My sisters were the gang leaders, my brothers were the enforcers and I was a tag-a-long.
My sisters are amazing. My sister is my business partner, my twin. She’s an amazing producer, writer. You know, we’re just grinding and trying to make my mother proud as well as God.