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Big Brother Quotes About this Important Man in Your Life

Siblings are a special gift, and big brothers are even more so, at least according to these big brother quotes.

I am the oldest of six, so I fully understand the complex relationship that makes up the sibling bond, but unfortunately no older brother for me!

I have two brothers but only my two youngest siblings (the baby brother and my youngest sister) get the joy of an older brother.

I am sure they would gladly post some of these quotes on their Instagram photos!

What is it like having an older brother?

I can only imagine it is like being the oldest sister but in reverse!

If you are female, then your older brother and his friends were role models for what men and boys are like.

Big brothers are also great at teaching their siblings how to be tough.

If you had a great big brother, he was probably pretty protective of you too!

These big brother quotes are full of quotes from famous people about how having a big brother impacted their lives.

Don’t forget to also check out these brother quotes to celebrate the first men in your life.

Big brother quotes for Instagram

1. “Big pain with a big heart. That’s my big brother.” — Unknown

2. “I wouldn’t let my big brother do anything stupid… alone.” — Unknown

3. “Looking out for yours truly ever since I was born, love you, big bro!” — Unknown

4. “My protector and my nemesis all rolled into one: my big brother.” — Unknown

5. “I always looked up to my big brother, and I still do.” — Unknown

6. “Big brother’s always watching.” — Unknown

7. “Couldn’t imagine life without my big bro.” — Unknown

8. “I lost count of all the noogies he gave me, but I still love my big brother.” — Unknown

9. “No one picked me on me, except for you. Love you, big bro!” — Unknown

10. “My big brother’s not perfect (obviously, because my parents had me after), but I still love him.” — Unknown

Funny big brother quotes

11. “What strange creatures brothers are!” Jane Austen

12. “Half the time when brothers wrestle, it’s just an excuse to hug each other.” — James Patterson

13. “When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness.” — Hesiod

14. “You were first a bother, then a brother, and now a friend.” — Unknown

15. “My mother was nuts. My father was boring. My older brother was funny.” — Penny Marshall

16. “Oh, brothers! I don’t care for brothers. My older brother won’t die, and my younger brothers seem never to do anything else.” Oscar Wilde

17. “The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.” — Jane Austen

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18. “I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope

19. “The best thing about having four big brothers is you always have someone to do something for you.” — Chloe Moretz

20. “After a girl is grown, her little brothers—now her protectors—seem like big brothers.” — Terri Guillemets

Big brother quotes from those in the entertainment industry

21. “I’m a big brother, I’m the first of four.” — Omarion

22. “My biggest influence is my big brother.” — Anthony Ramos

23. “My big brother still thinks he’s a better singer than me.” — Rod Stewart

24. “So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I’d try it too.” — Stevie Ray Vaughan

25. “My big brother listened to classic rock, and I grew up listening to a classic rock station called KSHE.” — Louise Post

26. “Paul was just the most real guy ever. The best big brother, the best son, and the best father. The best everything.” — Cody Walker

27. “Daniel, my big brother, is eight years older. I’m lucky he didn’t mind hanging out with his little sister and my younger brother.” — Samantha Stosur

28. “At first, I had such stage fright, and it was always comforting to look over and see my big brother.” — Sasha Spielberg

29. “I had a big brother, so I always wanted him to hang out with me, but he wouldn’t. So I always did sports and I always really liked it, but I just was never good at it.” — Lindsey Morgan

30. “I don’t look at negative comments because my parents and family don’t let me. My big sister controls my Instagram, and my big brother controls my Twitter. I also don’t really Google myself or anything like that.” — Millie Bobby Brown

31. “I always thought my big brother was the coolest. We were very close when I was young, and we still are in many ways! He was a very open-minded, urban guy with an outdoorsy edge. He is mostly responsible for exposing me to art and culture.” — Rekha Sharma

32. “I have a big brother who would make dolls’ houses and playhouses and furniture out of wood. He was the one who taught me from such a young age that you could just make something. The physical act of gluing something together was really formative for me.” — Miranda July

Big brother quotes from famous people

33. “Having a big brother who taught me protections and blitz recognition has helped out a lot.” — Derek Carr

34. “My first steps in football came thanks to my big brother who taught me the game.” — Paulinho

35. “A little sister looks up to her big brother all through her life.” — Catherine Pulsifer

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36. “Thank you for always being there, for always being the one person I could talk with. You are the most amazing big brother a person could have.” — Kate Summers

37. “Dear big brother, you may be part of my family, but I will always consider you a friend.” — Catherine Pulsifer

38. “You’ll move from big brother to the adult world faster by cooking food for your younger siblings while your peers are playing video games.” — Alphonso Davies

39. “In my executive advising role, my persona, which seems to work very well with both women and men, is being ‘the big brother you always wanted.’ I am fortunate to have two such big brothers, so this isn’t just a theoretical construct.” — Mark Goulston

Big brother quotes from literature, written works, and song lyrics

40. “Lost my big brother to that block who’d knew he’d be a victim.”  True Scorpio, Reminiscing

41. “Don’t be a slob. Get it together like your big brother.”  George Thorogood, Get a Haircut

42. “I wrote a song for your big brother, and I’m gonna write a song for you.” — Loudon Wainwright III, Pretty Little Martha

43. “Hey big brother, as soon as you arrive you better get in touch with the people, big brother.” — Rare Earth, Hey Big Brother

44. “So don’t call me out to the playground, downtown, where I strut my sound. Big brother’s gonna watch me….” — Liquid Gang, Breakdown

45. “But I promise you this,” he says, “no matter what happens, it’s gonna be okay. Your almighty, all-knowing big brother will make sure of that.” ― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

46. “‘I remember.’ I smile. ‘He was the quintessential big brother. But that’s just it—he’s not here to protect me anymore, Anna.’” ― Sarah Ockler, Twenty Boy Summer

47. “So let’s not let another day sail by without sayin’ hi to each other ’cause I will never get another big brother.” — Christian Chamberlin, My Big Brother

48. “My big brother, he’s always been, my friend. My big brother, he’s got my back down to the end.” — Retina Jay, My Big Brother

49. “I’m broken now, ain’t believe in this shit. I’ll trade anything just to see big brother get up.” Meek Mill8 Figures

50. “I just talk to my big brother. He told me to get the racks. All my dogs really wolves cause we coming as a pack.” — Only1jack$on, BBT

Big Brother Quotes For Brotherly Love

51. “Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

52. “Big Brother is watching you.” ― George Orwell

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53. “Without my big brother, I probably literally wouldn’t be here.” ― Mikey Way

54. ”I didn’t know Jewish guys wore Ninja outfits when they pray. That’s the good thing about being on Big Brother, you know, I can learn about different cultures and how they work.” — Lane

55. “I’m happy if everybody else is. I’m a big brother, the oldest. If you’re happy and I’m not, I’m cool with that. If I’m happy and you’re not, I’m sad.” ― Chris Rock

56. “You know, I think everything I do cinematically for the rest of my life will probably have some direct route back to Jonathan. But I love him to death. He’s like my best friend and my big brother.” ― Ted Demme

57. “That’s the function of big brothers… to help their little sisters when their worlds are collapsing.” ― Susan Beth Pfeffer

58. “I’d clash with my dad over other things, you know, like difference of opinion and me getting testosterone, you know what I’m saying? Me feeling like I’m a little tough, being a teenager. But my big brother would come in drunk and really, really try my dad and I didn’t want to do that.” ― Ryan Montgomery

59. “There is no love like the love for a brother. There is no love like the love from a brother.” ― Astrid Alauda

60. “The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.” ― Martin Luther King Jr

Big brothers are the best

Having or being a big brother isn’t just something famous people talk about.

Many of these big brother quotes came from songs, books, or stories.

Each one of them almost made me sad I didn’t get to have a big brother (although I do enjoy being everyone’s big sister).

Hopefully, if you have a big brother, he was someone who inspired and motivated you to be better.

Maybe he was the person who introduced you to sports or the great outdoors and you have lots of wonderful memories.

Your big brother should always have your back, as any older sibling would.

We like to look out for our younger lifelong companions, after all.

Even if we do constantly sound like we know so much more just because of the order of our birth!

Sure, older siblings can be annoying, but it all comes from a place of love.

My sister likes to tell me I am like a mama duck with her gaggle of ducklings.

There are 16 years between my youngest sibling and me, and I forget sometimes that I am not their mother.

What’s your biggest takeaway from these big brother quotes and sayings?

Share some of your fondest memories of you and your big brother with us in the comment section below.

Danielle Dahl, Lead Contributor
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