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Quotations About / On: SISTER

  • 1.
    Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
    (Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist. As quoted in Woman to Woman by Julia Gilden and Mark Riedman (1994).)
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  • 2.
    You're a good man, sister.
    (John Huston (1906-1987), U.S. filmmaker. Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart), The Maltese Falcon, to Effie Perine, his loyal and shrewd secretary, who effectively covers for Spade in a tight spot (1941). Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett.)
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  • 3.
    Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 663.)
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  • 4.
    Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
    (Charles Schulz (b. 1922), U.S. cartoonist. Linus, in Peanuts (1952).)
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  • 5.
    Listen, sister. I don't dance and I can't take time out now to learn.
    (Frank W. Wead (1895?-1947), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Lt. Rusty Ryan (John Wayne), They Were Expendable, reply to nurse Lt. Sandy Davis (Donna Reed), who invites him to a dance (1945). Based on the book by William L. White.)
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  • 6.
    Just because we're sisters under the skin doesn't mean we've got much in common.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. Guardian (London, Oct. 25, 1990).)
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  • 7.
    It is natural not to care about a sister certainly not when she is four years older and grinds her teeth at night.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 3, Random House (1937).)
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  • 8.
    Younger sisters are almost different beings from elder ones, but thank God it is quite and unaffectedly without repining or envy that I see my elder sister gad about and visit, etc.—when I rest at home.
    (Frances Burney (1752-1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 68, journal entry, May 22, 1769, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988). Burney comments on the more active social life of her unmarried elder sister.)
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  • 9.
    We will look upon the earth and her sister planets as being with us, not for us. One does not rape a sister.
    (Mary Daly (b. 1928), U.S. educator, writer, theologian. Beyond God the Father, ch. 6 (1973).)
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  • 10.
    You will not easily get a man to believe that his carnal love for the woman he has made his wife is as high a love as that he felt for his mother or sister.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by T. Seltzer (1922). Fantasia of the Unconscious, ch. 10, Viking Compass (1960).)
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