These sisterhood quotes will help you show your sister how much she means to you and how important she is.
“Sisterhood” is an incredibly powerful word in a time when women are redefining their own roles in society, solidifying their identities, and in particular, coming into new understandings of their relationships with one another.
How do you experience sisterhood?
Whether you have a sister, you are a sister, you are a woman, or you simply are close with a woman, you can benefit from the power of sisterhood. Sisterhood is such a broad concept, it can simply refer to how women relate to one another or to people they care about.
Sisterhood is the underlying force behind feminism, and even unites women who don’t know one another. It’s about a nurturing type of love, and an empathy for each person’s life experience.
Below is our collection of inspirational, empowering, and heart-warming sisterhood quotes and sayings, collected from a variety of sources over the years.
Also check out these sister quotes celebrating unconditional love.
Quotes About Sisterhood and Connection
1.) “We’re connected, as women. It’s like a spiderweb. If one part of that web vibrates, if there’s trouble, we all know it, but most of the time we’re just too scared, or selfish, or insecure to help. But if we don’t help each other, who will?” – Sarah Addison Allen
2.) “Women are going to form a chain, a greater sisterhood than the world has ever known.” – Nellie McClung
3.) “Hallie and I… were all there was. The image in the mirror that proves you are still here. We had exactly one sister apiece. We grew up knowing the simple arithmetic of scarcity: A sister is more precious than an eye.” – Barbara Kingsolver
4.) “No matter where we come from, there is one language we can all speak and understand from birth, the language of the heart, love.” – Imania Margria
5.) “You are blood. You are sisters. No man can break that bond.” – Kim Boykin
6.) “One woman is a tiny divine spark in a timeless sisterhood tapestry collective; all of us are Wild Women.” – Jan Porter
7.) “You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you.” – George R.R. Martin
8.) “A sister is both your mirror and your opposite.” – Elizabeth Fishel
9.) “Sisters, as you know, also have a unique relationship. This is the person who has known you your entire life, who should love you and stand by you no matter what, and yet it’s your sister who knows exactly where to drive the knife to hurt you the most.” – Lisa See
10.) “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.” – Adriana Trigiani
11.) “No matter where we are, we’ll always share the same sky. We can always find each other in the same constellation.” – Roshani Chokshi
12.) “There is space within sisterhood for likeness and difference, for the subtle differences that challenge and delight; there is space for disappointment-and surprise.” – Christine Downing
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Sisterhood Quotes About Friendship
13.) “Never hold resentments for the person who tells you what you need to hear; count them among your truest, most caring, and valuable friends.” – Mike Norton
14.) “A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” – Isadora James
15.) “For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather.” – Christina Rossetti
16.) “There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.” – Mary Wortley Montagu
17.) “Participating in a sisterhood with other women is hugely important in my life and a source of joy.” – Christy Turlington
18.) “I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness.” – Emily Dickinson
19.) “You can kid the world, but not your sister.” – Charlotte Gray
20.) “You keep your past by having sisters. As you get older, they’re the only ones who don’t get bored if you talk about your memories.” – Deborah Moggach
21.) “Storm Sister–a friend who sticks close when storms hit her friend’s life.” – Afton Rorvik
21.) “Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister?” – Alice Walker
22.) “Sisterhood means if you happen to be in Burma and I happen to be in San Diego and I’m married to someone who is very jealous and you’re married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, I have to come.” – Maya Angelou
23.) “Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” – Margaret Mead
24.) “I think women are amazing and women’s friendships are like a sisterhood and we should see more of it in television and film.” – Laurie Holden
If you’re enjoying these quotes, make sure to read our selection of friendship quotes celebrating life-long relationships.
25.) “Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child.” – Barbara Alpert
26.) “Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Sisterhood Quotes About Feminism
27.) “And listen to me love, when a woman risks her place, her very life to speak a truth the world despises? Believe her. Always.” – Joy McCullough
28.) “Feminism is a political practice of fighting male supremacy in behalf of women as a class, including all the women you don’t like, including all the women you don’t want to be around, including all the women who used to be your best friends whom you don’t want anything to do with anymore. It doesn’t matter who the individual women are.” – Andrea Dworkin
29.) “Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.” – Toni Morrison
30.) “Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” – Amy Li
31.) “Love is what makes the world go around. I know it’s a big cliché to use, but it is the absolute truth. There is nothing else like it. I know that is what everybody is striving to feel: in relationships, in brother- and sisterhood, and in all of the things that we aspire to have in our lives.” – Gladys Knight
32.) “Sisterhood is important because we are all we have to stand on. We have to stand near and by each other, pray for one another, and share the joys and the difficulties that women face in the world today. If we don’t talk about it among ourselves, then we are made silent by the patriarchy, and that serves us no purpose.” – Ntozake Shange
33.) “Sisterhood is important to me.” – Cheryl Cole
34.) “The good news is when we are in full-on sisterhood, women are the most powerful, political force in America.” – Cecile Richards
35.) “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.” – Gloria Steinem
Sisterhood Quotes About Solidarity
36.) “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” – Madeleine Albright
37.) “I believe in women uplifting other women.” – C. JoyBell C.
38.) “I’m proud of her; she’s proud of me. There is no competition animosity, envy, or jealousy. We’re just secure, confident women doing our thing while supporting each other.” – Sabrina Newby
39.) We can have unity in diversity and diversity in unity. We don’t have to be like one another to enjoy sisterhood. – Barbara W. Winder
40.) “’All women is brothers,’ Burley Coulter used to say, and then look at you with a dead sober look as if he didn’t know why you thought that was funny. But, as usual, he was telling the truth. Or part of it.” – Wendell Berry
41.) “Women instinctually know how to nourish each other, and just being with each other is restorative.” – Tanja Taaljard
42.) “There’s something different when a woman does you wrong. We’re supposed to be here for each other!” – Kyle Labe
43.) “For some reason, I have better luck when I work with women. I guess I have a good sense of sisterhood.” – Dolly Parton
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44.) “Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers.” – Pam Brown
45.) “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves a special kind of double.” – Toni Morrison
46.) “Helping one another is part of the religion of our sisterhood.” – Louisa May Alcott
Sisterhood Quotes About its Strength
47.) “Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.” – Robin Benway
48.) “Bond is stronger than blood. The family grows stronger by bond.” – Itohan Eghide
49.) “No matter what, they always had each other. How did people get through life without sisters?” – Michelle Madow
50.) “The female warrior knows how to fight without violence. She knows when not to raise her sword, but instead hold up her heart. Her shield is not a defense against others but a shelter for all.” – Riitta Klint
51.) “I felt like I was being carried over the threshold of a sisterhood of loss. I knew I was not walking alone, and that eventually I would bob back up to the surface of the deep, because the women around me showed me what healing looks like.” – Anna White
52.) “Sisterhood is powerful. Woman can support each other as women, in their pursuit for enlightenment or anything else, without fear.” – Frederick Lenz
53.) “Sisterly love is, of all sentiments, the most abstract. Nature does not grant it any functions.” – Ugo Betti
54.) “Maybe we tried so hard to be like the Sisterhood because it was easy for them and we wanted it to be easy for us. Because they were lucky and we wanted to be lucky too. They had wonder, and we didn’t have any. We looked for the magic, but we didn’t find it. We waited for the magic, but it didn’t find us.” – Ann Brashares
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More sisterhood quotes
55.) “Sisters share a bond unlike any other – thornier, but also tender, full of possibility.”― Joy McCullough
56.) “Sisterhood is a funny thing. It’s easy to recognize, but hard to define.” – Pearl Cleage
57. “A sister is the second mother to her brother and a brother is a second father to her sister.” – J. Tisa
58. “There is no place for secrets in sisterhood.” – Erin Forbes
59. “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.” – Carol Saline
60. “The bond of sisterly love is much tighter than the bond which binds men.” – Dixie Waters
61. “Sisters are reliably good for two things: hating and loving.” – Jessica Knoll
62. “A sister is a dearest friend, a closest enemy, and an angel at the time of need.” – Debasish Mridha
63. “Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.” – Ann Brashares
64. “Sisters in battle, I am shield and blade to you. As I breathe, your enemies will know no sanctuary. While I live, your cause is mine.” – Leigh Bardugo
65. “The bittersweet about truth is that nothing could be more hurtful, yet nothing could be more helpful.” – Mike Norton
66. “We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends.” – Shannon Celebi
How does sisterhood benefit you?
Maybe you have a sister who cares for you or brings out the best in you. Maybe you are a sister yourself and you give the utmost care to a sibling who means the world to you.
You may be a woman who derives strength in nurturing others, or perhaps you aren’t a woman but you reap the benefits of a friendship or relationship with a woman who provides that warmth and empathetic care for you when you need it most. Sisterhoods and sisterly relationships benefit everyone, so we must be thankful for them.
Which of these sisterhood quotes and sayings resonated with you best? Do you have any other favorite quotes to add? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.
March 4, 2021 6:00 AM EST