As you’re growing up, being told that your siblings are friends you have for life is a cheesy and often annoying reminder that the kid who just made you cry is going to be around for a while. Once we get older, we learn to cherish the relationships we have with these people that are going to be in our lives, keeping us smiling (and sometimes giving us hell) for the rest of our lives. From the list of the top 100 funny quotes, we were able to grab a few choice words about brothers, sisters and that old sibling rivalry.
“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance-waiting for the bathroom.” – Bob Hope
English-born American comic Bob Hope was best known for his army base tours during wars, where he entertained troops by performing; song, dance, comedy and vaudeville were his specialties. Bob Hope had some of the fanciest feet in the business, and now we know where he got them from—always having to wait in line to use the restroom!
“Our siblings. They resemble us just enough to make all their differences confusing, and no matter what we choose to make of this, we are cast in relation to them our whole lives long.” – Susan Scarf Merrell
Susan Scarf Merrell is a short story author, and also an excellent quote author! She raises a good point about siblings being confusing, slightly different versions of ourselves. Our similarities to them drive us crazy, and our differences, well, drive us crazy!
“The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother – and they’ll settle for a puppy every time.” – Winston Pendelton
Winston Pendelton has penned many self-help books that aid people world over in their quest for a change in perspective on their lives. Any parent reading his ideas on getting a puppy has got to admit his genius—there are families out there who would rush to the pet store before making any decisions on extending their own brood!
“I had this odd sibling rivalry with America.” – Patti Davis
The name Patti Davis might only ring a bell to you, as may her brothers Ron Reagan, Michael Reagan and her sister Maureen Reagan. That’s right, in addition to any normal amount of sibling rivalry, Patti had to compete for her father Ronald Reagan’s attention with the biggest, most demanding baby of all—the whole of the United States! And you thought you had it tough sharing a bedroom!
“It was nice growing up with a brother like you – someone to lean on, someone to count on… someone to tell on!” – Anonymous
When it all comes down to it, we love our families dearly, and our brothers and sisters, no matter how frustrating they can be, are part of this amazing unit we are all so lucky to have. But just because we love to lean on them and count on them doesn’t mean we don’t have to tattletale from time to time!
Here’s to our wonderful brothers and sisters, who enrich our lives in ways we can’t put into words.
i haven’t got a brother or a sister but i agree that life is more interesting + fun when you have one. + i bet you will all nod in agreement that these quotes sure put a smile on your face! 😉