Siblings

«...I felt the wall between the world of secrets and the real world start to collapse. I felt the girls from the portrait becoming us and us becoming them...»

Carol Rifka Brunt


«One of your siblings has got to be the dumbest. And if you’re an only child—you’re the dumb one.»

Jarod Kintz


«We were born in the '70s, back when twins were rare, a bit magical: cousins of the unicorn, siblings of the elves.»

Gillian Flynn


«Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something»

Lemony Snicket


«You see, that's who you are, Joe. All these things. That's the person I know, and through him is the way you'll know me, because connected to all these things are»

Sarah Winman


«[Jo to her mother] I knew there was mischief brewing. I felt it and now it's worse than I imagined. I just wish I could marry Meg myself, and keep her safe in the family.»

Louisa May Alcott


«Aliena's brother, Richard, sometimes reminded her of her father, with a look or a gesture, and that was when she felt a surge of affection.»

Ken Follett


«Bett didn't have any siblings because she said her father had preserved what was dead for too long to be able to create life. When Bet was younger and had begged for one, her father gave her a marmot he' stuffed for a man from Wyoming.»

Rebecca Rasmussen


«The last image I registered was Ethan and my hand – linked, bound and unbreakable.»

Erica Sehyun Song


«I liked having some time to myself. Our family was such a close one, you could get smothered. Of course, we didn't always agree with one another. Sometimes I quarreled with my brother and sisters, but I couldn't remember hating anyone for more than five minutes.»

Gloria Whelan


«I'm the oldest of twelve brothers. However, the other eleven are yet to be born.»

Jarod Kintz


«We share a bond. We do everything together. We have a piece of strong, invisible thread connecting us. It’s indestructible – it can never be broken. The thread is the key item that links us together. We understand each other.»

Erica Sehyun Song


«My sister and I are so close that we finish each other’s sentences and often wonder who’s memories belong to whom.»

Shannon Celebi


«If you are a twin, you watch yourself live two lives–yours and hers. It’s constant comparison. I am never as good as the bad I wanted her to be. I was the only soldier I needed. We couldn’t haven known what splitting would mean. Time speeds past fast, scattering like shrapnel, and is quiet as cobwebs. We wait for the ambush. Sister will find out first; she’ll be my living memory. She will be the body left standing.»

Christa Parravani


«Whoa, that's the kind of little sister I can dig!" said Edison.»

Lionel Shriver


«I tried to show him things, but he didn't seem to study what I showed him. Usually, he just put whatever I handed him in his mouth. He would try to eat anything. I fed him Tabasco sauce and he yelled. Having a little brother helped me learn to relate to other people. Being a little brother, Snort learned to watch what he put in his mouth.»

John Elder Robison


«Anisette! You will eat your food, not demonstrate aerial warfare across the table with it.»

T.A. Miles


«There was an outburst of noise and protests, and Jeremy announced I wasn't being logical, of course they wouldn't sell me, because it was»

Caitlen Rubino-Bradway


«I wanted to tell her that I loved her, and not in the complicated way I loved our parents, but in a simple way I never had to think about. I loved her like breathing.»

Brenna Yovanoff


«Peanut butter and jelly is like the older, more serious brother to egg salad sandwich. I’m an only child, so I eat both with incredible sadness.»

Jarod Kintz


«You must not imagine that Papa or I have the least notion of compelling you to marry anyone whom you hold in aversion, for I am sure that such a thing would be quite shocking! And Charles would not do so either, would you, dear Charles?”(Elizabeth Ombersley)»

Georgette Heyer


«You will never find the real truth among people that are insecure or have egos to protect. Truth over time becomes either guarded or twisted as their perspective changes; it changes with the seasons of their shame, love, hope or pride.»

Shannon L. Alder


«I couldn't imagine what it would be like to be one of so many, to have not just parents and siblings but cousins and aunts and uncles, an entire tribe to claim as your own. Maybe you would feel lost in the crowd. Or sheltered by it. Whatever the case, one things was for sure: like it or not, you'd never be alone.»

Sarah Dessen


«When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Being an only child makes me the oldest child and the youngest child. And the middle child.»

Jarod Kintz


«If I met a man who had eleven sons, the first thing I’d ask is, Are they all yours? And of course the next question I’d ask is, which one plays quarterback and which one is the best receiver?»

Jarod Kintz


«When you blame others, what you are really saying is what is inside of you can’t be fixed, so you have no control of your own happiness. Therefore, you have made the conscience choice to give focus and fuel to a bad situation that will take you nowhere and give you nothing, but ignorance and pain.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Her hands flew to her mouth. 'Are we even twins?'»

Michael Scott


«Our siblings push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago - the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoider.... It doesn't seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we've traveled.»

Jane Mersky Leder


«I can tell by the look on Hagin's face that he had eaten some of my food. It is amazing those boys aren't fat.»

R.A. Smith