Sometimes they evoke an exasperated sigh, sometimes an overflow of love. At times they’re with you through the thick and thin, protecting you against the world (so what if they’re younger?), and at times they’re bullying you to no end. Brothers are like that, no matter what their age. To highlight the very nuances of this relationship, here’s bringing you a compilation of the best quotes about brothers.
I smile because you’re my brother.
I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.
Having a brother is so many emotions bundled into one―he reminds you of all your childhood memories … he was right there making them happen with you. You remember the bullying that happened (doesn’t matter if he was younger―you know it happened). There were the cycle lessons that had you falling down over and over again, and the threats that ensued after to keep it hush. There were the fights that happened on the slightest provocation. There were the planned raiding-the-kitchen-for-treats while your parents napped … and there were so many other things.
Whether it is a brother-brother or a sister-brother, a brother―younger or older will always be a little of everything and a little of you. And in this following Quotabulary piece we will look at some of the most famous quotes about brothers (from sisters and brothers).
Famous Quotes on Brothers
“Your brother is always the first male friend you will have in your life. Nobody will ever be able to understand your craziness like your brother and although you don’t see each other as much as you’d like, he will always remain your friend and be there for you when you need him the most. While people will come and go in your life, your brother will be in your heart for a lifetime.”
“I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three.”
“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”
“When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.”
“A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.”
“We came into the world like brother and brother; And now let’s go hand in hand, not one before another.”
“He is my most beloved friend and my bitterest rival, my confidant and my betrayer, my sustainer and my dependent, and scariest of all, my equal.”
“There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.”
“A brother is a friend God gave you; A friend is a brother your heart chose for you.”
“Brothers don’t necessarily have to say anything to each other―they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.”
“Being his real brother I could feel I live in his shadows, but I never have and I do not now. I live in his glow.”
“Not only had my brother disappeared, but―and bear with me here―a part of my very being had gone with him. Stories about us could, from them on, be told from only one perspective. Memories could be told but not shared.”
―John Corey Whaley
“…the thing with brothers is, you’re supposed to take turns being the keeper. Sometimes you get to sit down and be the brother who is kept.”
―Orson Scott Card
“Because brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone.”
“It takes two men to make one brother.”
“Because I have a brother, I’ll always have a friend.”
“Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.”
“All for one and one for all
My brother and my friend
What fun we have
The time we share
Brothers ’til the end.”
“Half the time when brothers wrestle, it’s just an excuse to hug each other.”
“Brothers are like streetlights along the road, they don’t make distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile.”
“I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.”
―Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Everyone knows that if you’ve got a brother, you’re going to fight.”
Quotes on Brothers from Sisters
“As we grew up, my brothers acted like they didn’t care, but I always knew they looked out for me and were there!”
“There’s no other love like the love for a brother.
There’s no other love like the love from a brother.”
“There is a little boy inside the man who is my brother… Oh, how I hated that little boy. And how I love him too.”
“What strange creatures brothers are!”
“Here’s to real heroes, not the ones who carry us off into the sunset but the ones who help us choose our princes.”
“You’re my brother, I miss you when you’re away, I hate you when you hurt me, I love you when you’re just yourself, I’m your sister when you do stupid things…”
“To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.”
“Someone who hides my toys
and breaks my dolls.
But he picks me up
whenever I fall.
Someone who stands by my side
and holds my hand.
When things don’t go well
He helps me understand.
Someone who makes funny faces
to see how I’d react
I love my brother
and that’s a fact.”
“After a girl is grown, her little brothers―now her protectors―seem like big brothers.”
“I never had little brothers, so I was totally not used to hearing a lot of cussing at a young age! I learned what ‘pull my finger’ meant the hard way.”
“The best thing about having four big brothers is you always have someone to do something for you.”
Funny Quotes about Brothers
“It was nice growing up with someone like you – someone to lean on, someone to count on… someone to tell on!”
“It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.”
“Oh, brothers! I don’t care for brothers. My elder brother won’t die, and my younger brothers seem never to do anything else.”
“When I look at each of my brothers, I see two things. First, I see the next place I want to leave a rosy welt. Second, I see a good man who will always be there, no matter how hard life gets for me or him. Then, I get out of the way because I realize he’s coming at me with a wet dish towel.”
“You’re a great brother. You give us a heart attack worrying about your heart attack, which you didn’t even have the decency to have!”
“If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.”
“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom.”
“The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out his nose.”
“I always wanted a little brother because I felt like the little brother had to do everything.”
What can one say about a brother―it’s a personal relationship as much as it is a universal one. The dynamics of the relationship may change from him being a bully to him being the protector and a confidante, but at the core, it’s always the two of you against the world.