Quotations About / On: SISTER

  • 21.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, sister
  • 22.
    Two pale drops of fire. Guttering on the vast consuming darkness. My sister and myself. Shortly they will burn no more.
    (Richard Matheson (b. 1926), U.S. screenwriter, and Roger Corman. Roderick Usher (Vincent Price), The House of Usher, staring at a candle as he discusses the madness in his family (1960).)
    More quotations from: Richard Matheson, sister, fire
  • 23.
    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.)
    More quotations from: Nora Ephron, beauty
  • 24.
    Not all conflicts between siblings are good, of course. A child who is repeatedly humiliated or made to feel insignificant by a brother or sister is learning little except humiliation and shame.
    (Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Parent and Child, ch. 10 (1991).)
  • 25.
    I said in my novel that the clergyman is a kind of human Sunday. Jones and I settled that my sister May was a kind of human Good Friday and Mrs. Bovill an Easter Monday or some other Bank Holiday.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 34, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951). The novel to which Butler refers is Ernest Pontifex, or The Way of All Flesh.)
  • 26.
    I should fear the infinite power and inflexible justice of the almighty mortal hardly as yet apotheosized, so wholly masculine, with no sister Juno, no Apollo, no Venus, nor Minerva, to intercede for me, thumoi phileousa te, kedomene te.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 65, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 27.
    Best masters for the young writer and speaker are the fault- finding brothers and sisters at home who will not spare him, but will pick and cavil, and tell the odious truth.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 10, ed. Edward Everett Emerson (1909-1914).)
    More quotations from: Ralph Waldo Emerson, home, truth
  • 28.
    The great renewal of the world will perhaps consist in this, that man and maid, freed of all false feelings and reluctances, will seek each other not as opposites, but as brother and sister, as neighbors, and will come together as human beings.
    (Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), German poet. Letter, July 16, 1903. Letters to a Young Poet (1934, rev. 1954).)
  • 29.
    We have to divide mother love with our brothers and sisters. Our parents can help us cope with the loss of our dream of absolute love. But they cannot make us believe that we haven't lost it.
    (Judith Viorst (20th century), U.S. novelist and poet. Necessary Losses, ch. 6 (1986).)
  • 30.
    If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again,—if you have paid your debts and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man, then you are ready for a walk.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 206, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
[Hata Bildir]