We’ve collected the best Sister Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Elle Fanning, Goldust, Phillip Phillips, Maurice Sendak, Jenny Lewis. Use them as an inspiration.
My sister, Kristin Ditto, was a part of the Cowboys organization from 1998 to 2000 as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
My parents divorced when I was 3 years old. They had a lounge act in Las Vegas, where I was born. The band broke up and the marriage dissolved, and my mother, my sister and I moved to Southern California. And I didn’t see my dad a lot growing up; he was on the road a lot. I’d see him every couple years.
I grew up in a difficult environment, but I became a Christian as a teen. My mom and my sister soon became Christians also.
My family fled Iran in October 1978 as a result of the coming revolution when I was two years old. In the early days, my entire family lived together in a very crowded house, where I shared a room with my sister, cousin, and grandmother, and we would all listen to my grandmother tell stories before bedtime.
To make my brothers and my sister laugh was the greatest joy to me in my life. I like people who can make fun of themselves a lot.
My sister Kim is like Lucille Ball. She’s magical in terms of her performance and her writing.
I was crawling out of the bedroom window with my older sister when I should have still been playing with dolls.
I remember the first time I met my wife, Elisa. As a favor to a friend, I had gone to her home to pick up her sister, Frances. Elisa opened the door, and at least for me, it was love at first sight.
My sister is a good story of resiliency. She had a full ride at UC Davis, but she left school to go to the Philippines – and then she decided to go back to school in her 40s, which surprised me. She went to UC Berkeley, and I think she was one of two African Americans in her class at Haas. She’s really impressive.
My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father’s first marriage who were rock ‘n’ roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture.
My sister has been there for me through everything.
I was born and brought up in Liverpool with my clever little sister Jemma, who is 14 and wants to be a vet. My mum Jane is an administrator and my dad Peter is a taxi driver.
You can’t go back to work unless you have a great support network, whatever that is. My mum and dad, sister, and husband are great.
I grew up in a family with two very strong women, my mother and my older sister, and they were big influences on my life. I’ve spent a life loving women, and studying them as much as I can, or am allowed to.
The one thing I really lucked out on is that all through my teenage years, when my sister was a lifeguard and everyone I knew was out in the sun all day – I was in the theater. Everyone called me Casper because I never had a tan, and everyone else was tan all the time. I think that was the luckiest thing of my life.
My sister and I – she’s a musician – we jam all the time. We always play around for giggles with stuff that seem unconventional or stuff that seems funny. A lot of the stuff sometimes is just a response from jam sessions in her room, so she’ll be on the guitar or the keyboard, and we’ll just start singing and doing stuff.
Two brothers and a sister, my niece, my nephew… we’re a very small group. We’re very close, very tight-knit. We spend every holiday weekend together.
The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle, when we started writing our own material. My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument.
I did not have a normal life. I’d be training when my sister would be at birthday parties and sleepovers. I finished high school by correspondence, basically working two full-time jobs. The last years were very, very tough. But I was willing to do that. It’s all about sacrifice.
My parents were mourning the death of my sister. She was killed in a car accident before I was born, and I didn’t know she existed until I was 13 or 14 years old. I knew I was growing up in a house where people were angry and sad.
My mum and dad weren’t together when I was born. When I was a teenager, dad brought this girl round: here’s your sister. She was only two years old, and I never saw her again from that day.
I think that’s important to women in comedy, that we get a lot of the good lines and you’re not just the girlfriend or the sister.
What a different world it was when I first sailed for Europe in 1930, with my mother, sister, and brother to spend six months abroad.
My sister Gloria asked me to try modeling.
We’re the kind of family that gets together for Sunday lunch. I see my younger sister all the time.
There are some guys you definitely would not want dating your sister – especially hockey players.
Everybody has fights with their sister.
One of my kids was born in 1968. There were going to be political difficulties, but they were never going to have that level of hatred and contempt that my brothers and my sister and myself were exposed to.
When I was a kid, I was roaming through Glastonbury Festival at eight years old, on my own. I say ‘on my own’, but I was probably with my oldest sister Sarah, and she would have been 13 or 14 at the time, so she’d have been walking us around. But I got to go places and meet people, and was trusted a lot, without a doubt.
My sister would say I’m a feeder because I like cooking for people.
I have a sister who is technophobic; she doesn’t even use a computer.
My father certainly believed that one could make a living outside of an office, as he did. And that if I didn’t want to work for other people, there wasn’t any reason why I had to. He conveyed that very strongly to my sister and I – that smart people can make their own livings.
My sister’s job does not involve music, but she is an amazing singer and songwriter.
This union has been divided in like a civil war – brother against brother – sister against sister. And I’m pulling it together. We’ve already seen evidence of that in New York, in Pennsylvania, in California. The first thing is we have to get on the same page. We have to be united in one cause.
It was a really fun idea to have a fashion label with my sister but I don’t have an awful lot of time for it because my first love and job is to be an actress.
My sister is an ER doctor, and my brother is a teacher.
Having parents that have been through the wars of films and having a brother and sister who have done it at the highest level, you gain an appreciation. But we’ve always had closeness as a family. That’s our anchor.
Got your mama and sister dabbing.
Outside of my parents, it’s my older sister, Ngum. She lives with me in Detroit and helps me with my day-to-day stuff. She’s somebody I’ve always looked up to. When she was leaving high school and going to college, I wanted to follow in her footsteps.
Every time I go back to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to wait for my test results, and I wonder if I’ve relapsed or if I’m doing okay, I don’t think about my company. I’m proud of everything we’ve done, but at the end of the day, it comes back to family. I’m still a wife, a mom, a sister – all of those things.
Well, I have a sister that I’m very close with, and that relationship is probably the most intense relationship of my life to date, probably of my life, period.
When I was about 3, my grandfather used to give me and my sister a nickel to sit out on the front porch with him and sing songs.
I think the most fun part about working on ‘Good Luck Charlie‘ is spending time with everyone, honestly, because everybody on set is like my brother and sister and mom and dad. They’re so fun to be around, so that’s probably the best part about working there.
My sister and I truly are best friends.
I love being a mother. I loved being a daughter, a sister, a wife. I love being a woman with men. I love having given birth.
It’s true – my mother kicked me out the house at 14. I had to go live with my sister. I had some problems. I was very rebellious as a kid. I don’t even know why or where it came from, but I had a lot of anger. Me and my mom clashed a lot because she didn’t tolerate that, as she shouldn’t from a 14-year-old.
My sister is a mess. I love her to death, but she is a mess.
My sister, I have a sister who’s 12 years older, she was always the party girl, the outrageous one.
During the Second World War, we lived in a flat on Whitechapel Road in the East End of London. At one point during the blitz, the air-raid sirens went off every night for 30 nights, and each time, my parents would grab my sister and me and take us to the shelter beneath Whitechapel underground station.
It’s equally as important to me to be a good friend and a good sister and a good daughter. I’m very close with my family and friends.
My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded.
My sister was an actress when I was a kid – she still is a successful stage actress in Sweden.
When I was in Beck’s world, I felt like the little sister. I’m in the big brother‘s room with all his friends. You just hang out and keep your mouth shut so they don’t realize you’re there and kick you out. I like being in situations where I can be an underdog, where I can be in the corner and observe and soak it in.
I’ve been working on my relationship with my parents and my sister over the years. We have become more close. I think having kids makes you want to keep the gang together.
I got into psychology simply because that’s what my sister did, and I grew up in a family that was very, like, ‘Follow your sister’s footsteps.’ I went to the same school she went to, did the same degree she did… really had no interest in it, to be honest.
In kindergarten, we had this Irish Catholic headmistress called Sister Leonie, and I remember she would tell us, say, to put the crayons in the box. I remember thinking, ‘Why is everyone finding this so easy? Why should the crayons be in the box?’
Most people call my style of dress slovenly, I call it extreme casual. If I didn’t have a mother and a sister for the times I do have to get dressed, I would be absolutely lost.
My mother, sister and I watched through the windows as my father gambled.
I’m the only member of my family who dared to move away from Birmingham – my brothers and sister are still here, along with my mom.
My sister is nine years younger than I am.
When I was a kid, I used to pretend to be Bond; I used to make up scenarios and irritate my sister and annoy my mother and father pretending to be someone else, so I kind of was already acting when I was a child. I just didn’t really know it.
When I was growing up I always wanted to be a waitress. My sister opened a restaurant in Mississippi, and I went down there and was a waitress for a few days. Let me tell you, I got it out of my system.
Me and my brother just used to fight all the time; then my sister came along, and it was all about the little girl in the house. We’d always eat dinner together as a family.
Modeling is always something I’ve really admired because I’ve seen my mum and sister do it.
When I was a young co-ed at Arizona State University, my sister was the president of the College Republicans. I was her secretary.
I had an older brother who passed away recently, an older sister and a younger brother.
My nickname is The Fonz. My sister Lori nicknamed me it when I was younger and it stuck.
My sister Mathilde is an actress, but more like a French Jennifer Aniston. She’s famous just in France. She’s very commercial and does big comedies. So, acting was part of my family, and that’s how I was raised.
I was always bossing my sister around.
My sister is not a public person, so I don’t think it’s right to discuss her.
India is my kid sister.
Our home had many books due principally to the educational interests of my sister and two brothers, all of whom where serious students engaged in professional studies; my sister became a doctor of medicine and my brothers became lawyers.
I’ve got a pretty close bond with everyone in my family. I’ve got a brother and a sister whom I’m very close to, and my parents have always been the world’s best parents.
I moved to L.A. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, but I really like the entertainment industry. I started to make videos on YouTube to get more comfortable being in front of the camera. The first video I filmed was with my sister.
At least in the United States, most economic resentment is not directed toward billionaires or high-roller financiers – not even corrupt ones. It’s directed at the guy down the hall who got a bigger raise. It’s directed at the husband of your wife’s sister, because he earns 20 percent more than you do.
I started singing in church with my sister Maria when I was four, and I’ve been pretty much singing ever since. There’s never been anything else for me to do.
I didn’t have a teacher like Sister Mary Ignatius.
I’m used to being around kids. Even when I was growing up in London, I had an older sister, I had a younger sister that I used to look after from time to time.
I was a very imaginative child, and my parents were very encouraging of that. My sister and I would put on plays; I would write my own stories.
I showed up in October 1946, part of an early surge that would become a great nationwide baby boom. My sister Kathy was born a year later.
I know when I was growing up in New York, whenever I turned on the television, I never saw a face that looked like me. Whenever there was an Asian person on television, it would be a huge event, me calling to my older sister ‘There’s an Asian person on television!’ It was unheard of back then.
My brother, a businessman, is the main cook in his home and my sister teaches cookery. Good food and good music were the mainstays of my childhood.
I do have a sister – I have two sisters.
My first job is big sister and I take that very seriously.
I grew up believing my sister was from the planet Neptune and had been sent down to Earth to kill me. I believed this because my sister Emily convinced me of it when I was a toddler. I think she’d seen Invasion of the Body Snatchers and her imagination ran away with her. There’s a part of me that still believes it.
John D. Rockefeller apparently became more of a tightwad the richer he got. I don’t know if it is true, but one story I read was about one of his sons having to wear his older sister’s clothes in order to save money.
Every time I was playing basketball, I felt sick to my stomach. I didn’t realize that feeling was having to leave my family – having to leave my sister, who can’t even communicate with me when I’m gone.
Turning the heat up on the red carpet while still looking like a lady isn’t as easy as it sounds. Too much va-va-voom, and a girl can look like she just stepped out of ‘Jersey Shore.’ Too little, and she’ll look like a sister wife.
My parents from a very young age raised my sister and I under a pressure to achieve. They’re both attorneys. So good marks, getting through university, there was a huge emphasis and pressure to do well and keep going.
My sister is totally my dad’s daughter because she loves sports.
It’s really good to have so distinctive a name as an actress. No one ever forgets it. My sister and brother are called Perdita and Rollo. Actually, my family calls me ‘Hollyhocks.’
My sister is a lesbian and I want her to have that same feeling. A civil partnership is not the same as marriage. She’s in a serious relationship with a girl I am obsessed with. I would love her to marry her girlfriend because I love her so much.
Anglo-Saxon kings often used to favour their sister’s son to their own – for at least you could guarantee there was your own blood in your sister’s son!
Everything I know about makeup, I’ve learned from my sister.
My sister Tiffany told me years ago, ‘You can never write about me.’ Then she called six months ago and said she wanted to be in a story. She was worried people thought I didn’t like her.
I believe strongly in the rights of women… my mother is a woman, my sister is a woman, my daughter is a woman, my wife is a woman.
I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.
I basically don’t do that well with children, although my sister says I’m a great aunt.
Earth as an ecosystem stands out in the all of the universe. There’s no place that we know about that can support life as we know it, not even our sister planet, Mars, where we might set up housekeeping someday, but at great effort and trouble we have to recreate the things we take for granted here.
My parents decided – because they were not going to teach us anything Jewish at home – to send both me and my sister to a Jewish primary school. So I went to Kerem Primary School in Hampstead Garden Suburb. But, for me, that school really didn’t work that well.
I bought a house for my mom, I bought a house for my dad, I bought a house for my sister.
When my sister and I came along, my father’s political life was completely over. He ran for president the year I was born. So that was the end of it. He had been congressman first, then governor, before all that. So when we came along, he was running the Dayton newspaper.
I had a nutty career. I was living in New York. Then I got to an age where my friends and sister were having children, and I started to think I needed to orient myself towards a world where it could happen.
My sister is not my mother, but more than anyone else, she fills that role for me now – like it or not. And indeed, all women I know play that role for somebody – like it or not.
I personally think my sister is so stunning without makeup. And she doesn’t wear that much makeup because she has the best skin color.
All the awards in the world, you can get into all the nightclubs, they’ll send you the nicest clothes. Nothing better than walking into your dad’s restaurant and seeing a smile on his face and knowing that your mom and dad and your sister are real proud of you.
Throughout my college years, I’d watch my sister squeal every Christmas as she unwrapped another ‘Buffy’ DVD set. I didn’t know much about the series, but I was filled with that obnoxious self-importance that comes from having decided to be an Academic Who Reads Serious Things.
My character’s kind of grown up with Katniss. The beginning of the story, they’re more or less brother and sister than anything. They’re best friends. They’ve been keeping each other alive. It’s a little frustrating, for the character. As the character, not as me.
All the women close to me – my mother, sister, wife and friends – are strong and independent.
Me and my sister made up a game called ‘Milky Cow’. We were on holiday in France when I was 12, and there was a kid who had bovine features, and every time we went past her, we’d say, ‘There’s Milky Cow’.
The coolest thing is that my sister and I, you know, we’ve done what a lot of people have not been able to do. Which is to have our own careers, together.
I’ve been working on my relationship with my parents and my sister over the years.
I’ll always be the baby in the family. I’m the youngest sister, but growing up with so many boys, it makes you tough. You get teased. There’s no tiptoeing around each other. You say it the way it is; you’re honest.
I got so far away from what they told you in acting class: Do something different. Producers kept offering me the ‘Sister Act’ movie, but I said, ‘My fans don’t want to see me in a wimple.’ I literally said, ‘My fans don’t want to see me in a wimple.’
My sister is an opera singer. I grew up going to her recitals. This whole time, I’m like, ‘She’s the singer. I’m just strumming along and yelling.’
I do have the most adorable little Chihuahua mix. I adopted him about 3 1/2 years ago from Much Love pet adoption, and he has been the love of my life ever since. His name is Beau, or as my sister and I like to call him ‘ mushy mush’ because he truly is just a pile of loving mush that just melts in your arms.
The women I love most are Latina – my sister, mother, and daughter. They’re spontaneous but spend a majority of their time trying to make others happy.
My mom worked as a pharmacist, but she is one of the best storytellers I know. My sister is a gospel and opera singer and my brother, who passed away, was a writer.
I came to London when I was 16 and lived with my older sister.
I was the little sister that was annoying.
I was the oldest of the children in my family. I had to do a lot of diaper-changing and lunch-making. I was taking my little sister to ballet, picking up my brother, sort of being a super-nanny.
When I was growing up, my stepmother‘s sister was the chief detective in one of the adjoining towns, so she piqued my interest in crime.
One thing that always frustrated me was that, while Benjamin Franklin‘s was the best-known face of the eighteenth century, no one ever took his sister’s likeness.
I was into all kinds of music as a teen – country music, because my dad was in a band that played country, and whatever my sister and brother were into.
I love kids. I always have. I was an only child until I was 12, and then my sister arrived.
I’m ridiculous in my oversharing; my mom and sister are very open but a little more judicious than me… and my father is a decidedly private person.
Getting close to books, and spending time by myself, I was obliged to think about things I would never have thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister.
Family doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to have a mother, a father, a little brother, and an older sister.
Ramona was originally an accidental character I added to the Henry Huggins books because I noticed that none of the characters had siblings. I added Ramona as Beazus’ pestering little sister.
If I honour my needs first, I will be the best wife, the best mum, the best sister, the best friend. I have to come first, because then everyone benefits.
I do not have a family, per se. When I was younger, I grew up in foster care with my brother and sister. It was really a struggle, and knowing that there were people out there with tight-knit families really made my childhood an unfortunate one.
My sister’s great. She’s very bright; she’s very private.
My sister, she’s amazing. She sort of inspired me to take this journey to Latin America.
Fairy tales were important to me. Aren’t they for any kid? My sister says I spent a good five years of my youth convinced I would grow up to be a princess.
In the summer of 1964, my sister and I went to South Ballston, Virginia, to stay with my aunt and her kids. They passed the civil rights bill that summer; my cousins were so happy because now they could swim in the pool.
I am inherently a little brother – that’s just my nature. It has to do with my sister being very strong and wanting to protect me. It’s the natural order of things.
I was the typical little sister who wanted to be just like her older brother. When I was growing up, my brother wrote phenomenal stories, so I wanted to write them, too.
I was always interested in comedy, like when I was 5 years old. I watched ‘I Love Lucy’ and ‘Benny Hill.’ I would always joke around with my sister. My mom was into comedy, too. She would go to the video store and get a couple of movies and some stand-up comedians‘ tapes.
I am the proud daughter of Indian immigrants who reminded my brothers, my sister and me every single day how blessed we were to live in this country. They loved the fact that only in America, we could be as successful as we wanted to be, and nothing would stand in our way.
It has not been an easy cross to bear. It has caused considerable confusion. My husband constantly complained about the awkwardness of being married to a woman whom he called Sister.
My sister Jennifer is an Emmy winning journalist and mother of three amazing girls. She brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years. I’m extremely proud of her.
When I was younger, I actually had a ghost face mask, and I stood in my sister’s room in the corner for, like, half an hour until she saw in the reflection, me behind her, and she freaked out and started slapping me.
I have a feeling that I make a very good friend, and I’m a good mother, and a good sister, and a good citizen. I am involved in life itself – all of it. And I have a lot of energy and a lot of nerve.
I have many valentines. My mom and my sister and my directors. I got calls from all of them. And my friends. I respect what Valentine’s Day stands for because it is about love.
My mum’s amazing. She’s the person I admire most, I think, in her sacrifice to me and my sister and her level of emotional sacrifice to people around her. She takes a high level of personal responsibility for the welfare of people around her.
I do have a sister. I have never written much about sisters before. I am very close to my sister, but, maybe, because we are very close, it never occurred to me to write about her.
There are mothers who sew for six months to make a fashion collection – someone’s grandmother, someone’s sister. We come in and get paid to walk for 10 minutes at the end. Whenever I think about that, I realise it’s not about me. I was just the one chosen to represent those women and sell the clothes.
My sister, singer Jessie Ware, and I are always exchanging music. We brainstormed her wedding playlist for months.
I remember when I was writing ‘The Tin Drum,’ I had the totally misguided idea of giving Oskar Matzerath a sister, and he just wouldn’t have it. There was no space for a sister, yet I had the character of the sister in my head. In fact I used her in later novels, in ‘Cat and Mouse’ and ‘Dog Years,’ Tulla Pokriski.
But my brother Joey was there, and my sister Tina Nina Minnelli was there.
Crime is a very hard genre to feminise. If you have a female protagonist she is going to be looking after her mum when she gets older; she is going to be worried about her brother and sister; she will be making a living while bringing up kids.
The ultimate problem confronting me all my life has been the senseless injury to and neglect of my sister.
I’m one of seven kids, and I love being around a bunch of siblings because I think it teaches you independence, and it teaches you how to grow up quickly and also just be a good friend and be a good sister.
The labor movement is our brother’s keeper! The labor movement is our sister’s keeper!
With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer.
When my mother died, my father was in a crisis, my sister was in a crisis, everyone was in a crisis. I went round the night my mother was lying in the kitchen, and I organised everything, from the undertaker to the funeral… I looked after everybody, I sorted it all out and I’ve done so ever since.
My family made big sacrifices but little gestures mean a lot. My sister took me to training when she was pregnant.
I appreciate being able to give back to charities I care about such as the American Diabetes Association – my older sister passed away from diabetes – and Figure Skating in Harlem, which teaches young girls about confidence, focus and goal-setting.
I used to have two brown-coloured cats, who were brother and sister, called Bonzo and Bonzetta.
I was okay with school. My sister Kourtney was extremely smart. I always read a little slower.
My sister and brother are both writers as well. We are constantly discussing story and plot lines. And I love to discuss story ideas with my husband.
You can’t tell a 6-year-old your sister is going to die.
Badshah treats me like a younger sister. He is amazing to work with.
My first two books, ‘Letters to a Young Brother’ and ‘Letters to a Young Sister,’ were… distributed pretty widely. Judges in juvenile justice facilities started citing the book as required reading.
A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.
My nana was an actress, my mom was an actress, and my sister, too. So because I was surrounded by it, it really came naturally.
My earliest musical memory is of my older sister playing me Nirvana‘s ‘Nevermind’ on headphones in the back of the car on a road trip.
My sister and I are incredibly close, and we created together from childhood through the time we spent in Chicago at the Annoyance Theatre.
The marshalling of those resources in order to obtain the maximum war effort for Australia, and a maximum degree of help and cooperation for Great Britain and the sister Dominions, is the primary objective of the new Department.
I come from great stock. I didn’t come from money. My parents both worked really hard to keep food on the table and give my sister and me opportunities to play sports and see what we were good at.
There was some indecision as to when I was born. My sister said it was 1916. I’d lost my birth certificate.
When I was eight years old, I was always starving. My brother and sister died from starvation.
My parents are very competitive, so we are very competitive as kids. But it’s a good kind of competition; it’s not a jealousy. You always want to do your best, and if it can’t be you, you want it to be your brother or your sister, you know what I mean?
When I was a teenager I didn’t really care about music especially with my sister being so successful, I was able to experience it through her.
My mom was the picture of the blue-collar mom: Two and three and four jobs to make sure that me and my sister never needed, that was her thing.
It feels very nice to have a sister around in the same profession.
Fame hasn’t really affected me. I have a really close knit group around me, and my sister is always with me, so it’s like a bit of a travelling circus.
Sister Virginia used to say, ‘You’ll be known by the company you keep.’
I have an amazing social-media wing man who manages my Facebook fan site. All my blogs get copied there. My e-mail in-box exploded, and I don’t have that kind of time. My mom and sister have their whole life on Facebook, and I’m not there.
You must recognize that the way to get the good out of your brother and your sister is not to return evil for evil.
When my sister was diagnosed with cancer in 1989, her doctor told her that the cancer had probably been in her system for 10 years. By the time cancer’s diagnosed, it’s usually been around for quite a while.
I never listened to the Grateful Dead as a teen; the only exposure I got was what came through the walls when my sister was listening to them.
Going to the theater is such a joyous experience. My dad would take my sister and me to plays when we were very young, like six or seven years old.
Tuppence was what my grandmother nicknamed my mother, so she gave it to me. My sister is called Angel, and my brother was going to be called Bubba or Sonny, until they let me and my sister name him Josh.
‘Sister Act’ was my first audition out of school. I was 21 and cast as the understudy. It was non-Equity, so I lived in L.A. on $300 a week. I did that for a month and then came to New York to do a couple of gigs, including ‘Hair’ in the park, before going to London with ‘Sister Act,’ where I played the lead.
I never looked at myself as the fat sister. Sometimes I would beat people to the punch and say, ‘Oh I’m the fat, funny one,’ because that’s what people would say about me. But I never really thought that.
My eldest sister Beth is a doctor who studied at Harvard and Columbia and played basketball for Harvard. She set the athletic and academic standard for the rest of us to follow.
When I go to the supermarket, I can see people looking in my cart. So I have to be careful what I buy and when. I send my sister to Costco to pick up the personal items.
I want make more records with my sister. I want to go on the road. I want to tour around the world. I want to continue to make great films and work with incredible directors that I respect and look up to.
You need a strong family because at the end, they will love you and support you unconditionally. Luckily, I have my dad, mom and sister.
I was a bratty little sister. I was the youngest of three, and I often felt as though I didn’t fit in.
I stopped watching horror movies after I watched ‘Candyman’ when I was – I don’t know, fifteen or something. I remember my sister rented it, ‘Candyman,’ and it really, really scared me. And so it was only after I found myself in a horror film that I really went back and kind of rediscovered the genre.
We need to pay attention to each other. We are our brother’s keepers. We are our sister’s keepers.
My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it.
I have sister issues and parent issues and all sorts of things.
I bossed my middle sister around all the time.
It’s hard to say when my interest in writing began, or how. My mother read to my sister and me every night, and we always loved playing make-believe games. I had a well-primed imagination. I didn’t start thinking about writing as a serious pursuit, a career I could have, until after college.
I sang a song at my sister’s wedding. My mother forced me into that, too. But that one felt all right.
My dad actually had business cards made up with my sister’s website and my website and all of our information. And he hands them out to people he meets.
I think the real heroic teachers are the ones who work with kids, like my mom and my sister do.
I’ll come down the stairs, and my parents and sister will be like, ‘What are you wearing?’
In 1792, my Sister told me, I was growing out of my senses.
I was really surprised when I was told that my grandmother did not come to see me till a month after my birth. I was born seven years after my only sister Chandranshu, and my birth was a big disappointment for her.
There are absolutely no problems between me, my dad and my sister. Obviously I grew up with just my mum, but my relationship with my dad is just fine.
My position in the family turned out to be a lucky one; I bore neither the brunt of my mother’s newness to parenthood nor the force of her middle-aged traumas, as my younger sister, Ruth, did.
I becan acting when River was doing this TV series and they needed two kids for the show, so they got me and my little sister, Summer, to do it. After that I did some really weird guest spots with orangutans and stuff.
My mom is just someone who’s easy to talk to and hang with. My sister, it’s always cool to be able to help her out with things. My brother is fun when we’re just joking and messing around. And my dad is someone who’s helpful with my music and easy to talk to about that stuff because he understands me in that sense.
I wanted to be a composer before anything else. And my sister was listening to Led Zeppelin in the other room! When I heard that, it was a game-changer.
When I got really sick and needed a stem cell transplant, I was fortunate to have a twin sister as the donor.
I ended up meeting my manager because my sister was a receptionist at a management company. My manager is actually my same manager that I have today. That’s how it started. I worked my way.
I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.
My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous providence shall take me out of time into eternity, that it will be by a flash of lightning.
You know, my sister, she does my hair, and she says, ‘Why don’t you try changing your hairstyle?’ And I go, ‘I like it. Why would I change something I like?’
I was born Gaynor Hopkins, one of seven children. My mum, Elsie, and dad, Glyndwr, always said they had seven children, although my sister Paulene was stillborn.
I come from a family of educators. My sister is a college teacher. My dad is a college teacher, but first a junior high teacher.
My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.
It’s great working with my sister, because we are very close as a family – my brother, my sister and myself. We have a great relationship.
When I was really young. My sister and I would create different characters with our Barbie dolls – I’d be the crazy diva Barbie and she’d be the homeless Barbie.
My parents, products of the Great Depression, were successful people, but lived in a state of constant fear that my sister and I, and they, would sink into the kind of economic insecurity that their generation knew so well.
I couldn’t really relate much to my younger sister, because she was born in 1992, and I was born in 1986. And then my older sister, we just didn’t get on that much. Although we bonded over hating our stepdad.
I wasn’t a good-looking child. I got screwed out of the genetic deal. My sister looks like a model. I think that’s why I’m a comic. I’m deeply insecure, since I was always feeling ugly. I wasn’t a healthy child. I had poor self-esteem. That’s why I need people’s approval.
I think that when I was child, acting was mostly just a hobby for me. It was something that my parents encouraged me to think of the way that my brothers thought of their cross-country classes, or my little sister to dance classes and art classes, and it was something like that for me.
My sister had been praying for me since I was born: my sister, Stephanie, my namesake. That’s what she is to me; my namesake – Stephanie, Stephon. Stephanie – that’s my daughter’s name. I kept it in the family.
My sister Liza and I have never felt that we were in competition.
I basically drew my own family. My father’s name is Homer. My mother’s name is Margaret. I have a sister Lisa and another sister Maggie, so I drew all of them. I was going to name the main character Matt, but I didn’t think it would go over well in a pitch meeting, so I changed the name to Bart.
Probably my sister was the only one to tell me that I was good singer until ‘America’s Got Talent.’
When I was nine, I was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and was prescribed beta blockers, which had the side effect of turning my skin green. Looking like Shrek’s little sister at school wasn’t the easiest thing.
My sister and I cooked a lot together; my sister was a very healthy vegetarian. She was always a real good teacher for me about organics, recycling, composting -whenever you hear me talk about it, it’s usually because of my sister’s influence.
My sister and I were born in San Francisco. When our parents died, we came down here to live with relatives.
I don’t have any tattoos – I live vicariously through my sister, Langley, who has many. If I can’t stick to one ensemble, I don’t think I could stick to one tattoo.
I was born late – what my mother calls the last kick of a dying horse. There’s three of us children, but I’m 13 or 14 years younger than my brother and sister.
We arrived the way most emigrant families did. My father came first, and the rest of us – my mother, my sister and me – followed a year later.
My older sister, Amy Jo, and I – we are the first generation of my family to stay on at school and do any exams at all.
My parents and my sister died… very close together, and after that, I lost quite a bit of my sense of humor. Most of it I think has kind of come back, but I know there was a time when I didn’t think things were funny anymore. I kind of think they’re funny again.
I’m a huge romantic but I’ve been unlucky in love. My mum and dad have been together since my mum was 18 and the problem with that is that me and my sister are always looking for my dad. And he doesn’t exist because, well, Dad’s Dad!
My sister has kids, including two in baby seats, and she drives a minivan. I had to climb over the car seats to get into the back seat, and it seemed ridiculous to have to do gymnastics to get in and out of the car.
I want to make as much money as I possibly can so that when my day comes, my mother and sister is fine. My close friends are fine. They don’t have to worry about anything ever again.
As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip hop. My dad didn’t understand it and would try to talk him out of it.
Twisted Sister plays 20, 25 shows a year. But if the band had their druthers, they’d be out playing all the time.
I am from a woman’s family. My great-grandmother had three daughters and a son. My grandmother had two daughters, and my mother had two daughters. My sister had a daughter and then finally a son. You should have seen my father with the son. He could not believe that finally there was a boy in the family.
My sister and I had jointly heard the narration of ‘Revolver Rani’ in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s office. After hearing the narration, my sister was very scared and adamant that I should not do this film, as my character was twisted, neurotic, violent and abusive.
I just found out last week – my sister told me – that my father had some Beatles records. So I must have heard them quite a bit, but it never registered, really. Now I listen to them with new ears.
I grew up being very interested in Greek mythology because my mum read to my sister and I.
It wasn’t until I came to New York and started to see the African American community, but also the Ethiopian community here, and started to eat the food, started to understand the music. I said, you know, I got to go and understand the culture. So me and my sister went.
I have three brothers and one sister, and I’m the third child. Sometimes people say, ‘It’s only natural you would become a writer – your parents were English professors.’ But my four siblings were brought up in the exact same household, and no one else became a writer or an English professor.
My sister has three kids so I’ve spent a lot of time around children and I’ve always really liked them and wanted my own. It’s cool because you think all babies are the same but they aren’t at all. They all have such different personalities. It’s crazy.
People always ask you, ‘Are you like brother and sister? Are you like a married couple?’ It’s really original and it can’t really be explained.
I remember being a kid and trying to do make-up and being so bad at it – but my sister Kylie was so good. It came so naturally to her. For me, it was never natural.
Fidelity is the sister of justice.
I want to do something where I play Judi Dench’s younger sister or daughter.