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.
    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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  • 3.
    She is my beloved sister...off all who come her way the assister.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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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.
    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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  • 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.
    Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 663.)
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  • 8.
    One does not arise from such a book as Sister Carrie with a smirk of satisfaction; one leaves it infinitely touched.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in A Book of Prefaces (1916). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 7, p. 54, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956). In an essay on Theodore Dreiser.)
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  • 9.
    My sister and I, you will recollect, were twins, and you know how subtle are the links which bind two souls which are so closely allied.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Helen Stoner, in "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891).)
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  • 10.
    I stopped reading movie magazines in the beauty parlor a couple of years ago because I could not accommodate any more information about something called the Lennon Sisters.
    (Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 2 (1978). Written in 1975. The Lennon Sisters comprised a pleasant, wholesome, bland singing quartet of attractive teenaged sisters. Although they were television personalities, not movie stars, photographs of them and repetitious stories about them were once fan magazine staples.)
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