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Cousins are ready-made friends for children.

Cousins are the amazing people that make our life a little easier and full of love. A cousin makes everything more fun!

Cousins are some of the most important people in our family tree, and a cousin might even be the first friend we make during our childhood. Time passes and throughout life, we look back and cherish our memories with our favorite cousins. When we meet up with them at a family gathering we are filled with happiness because we get to spend time with them again.

So it is important to show our love towards them in any way we can. A good way to express love to your cousin is to share any of these cousin quotes and sayings about love with them. This includes happy birthday cousin quotes, a message for a boy or girl cousin, quotes about happy memories, "I love my cousin" quotes, and much more. Write any of these quotes in a card to your cousin to show them you care.

This list includes family quotes by influential figures like Marion C Garretty, Byron Pulsifer, Courtney Cox, and others. For more family love quotes, check out these aunt quotes and uncle quotes too.

The Best Cousin Quotes

Some of the best cousin quotes are listed here. Find your favorite cousin quotes from our compilation below.


God gave us cousins to show us that we can find a friend and family member in the same person

1. “A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.”

-Marion C. Garretty.

2. “Cousins are cool to see, impossible to forget and true to your heart.”

-Leo Farno.

3. “Cousins are not those we do not know but instead part of a family that also provide support and comfort.”

-Byron Pulsifer.

4. “Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.”

-H. L. Mencken.

5. “If little kids had a People magazine, cousins would be on the cover.”

-Jim Gaffigan.

6. “My twin sister, my cousin, and I used to write and perform plays for my family. We raided the closets for costumes and fought over parts. I'm sure I was the bossiest one.”

-Connie Britton.

7. “... you have fights with them but you always know you love each other, they are a better thing than brothers and sisters and friends cause they’re all pieced together as one.”

-Courtney Cox.

8. “My parents were second cousins. That is enough to explain all of my peculiarities.”

-Sargent Shriver.

9. “Some of us can live without a society but not without a family.”

-Amit Kalantri, ‘Wealth Of Words’.

10. “Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.”

-Mitch Albom.

11. “The night before the cousins came, I couldn't sleep.”    

-Katie Yamasaki.

Cousin Quotes To Show Love To Your Cousins

Cousins are your family for life by default, but friends by choice. Pick your favorite cousin quote from below to show love to your siblings or best friends.

12. “Win, lose, or draw, you’re all my cousins and I love you.”

-Chill Wills.

13. “My cousins are shareholders of my soul.”

-Saswat Padh.

14. “Every individual has a vast network of living cousins, most of them unaware of each other's relationship and existence. The key to understanding this complex relationship lies in determining the distant grandparents we share.”    

-Lois Horowitz.

15. "My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it.”

-Rick Riordan.

16. “Cousins are more than cousins; they are best friends that are there for us through it all.”

-Heather Mills.

17. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”

-Richard Bach.

18. “The only thing most of us love about most of our family members is that they are related to us.”

-Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

19. “Everyone has an idea that they think would be a great movie. Everyone has a cousin who they think you should work with.”

-Zach Braff.

20. “In your name, the family name is at last because it's the family name that lasts.”

-Amit Kalantri, ‘Wealth Of Words’.

21. “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”

-Michael J. Fox.

Popular Cousin Quotes

Some popular cousin quotes are given below. Share these quotes with your cousins and have a good laugh with each other.

22. “Never forget who was with you from the start.”

-Ziad K. Abdelnour.

23. “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”

- A. A. Milne, 'Winnie The Pooh'.

24. "Be careful who you make memories with. Those can last a lifetime."

-Ugo Eze.

25. “Most people have relatives, but whether you'd want them is another matter - apart from mothers, that is, everyone likes mum.”

-Stephen Arnott.

26. “As in many families, relatives sometimes follow different paths through life. And my sisters and I, never did get to know these elder cousins, aunts and uncles.”

-Lois Horowitz.

27. “Again the cousin's whistle! Go, my love.”

-Robert Browning.

28. “Infatuation is not quite the same thing as love; it's more like love's shady second cousin who's always borrowing money and can't hold down a job.”

-Elizabeth Gilbert.

29. “Obviously, I've seen what the press has done to my cousins.”

-Lauren Bush.

30. “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”

-George Bernard Shaw.

31. “The more distant the cousin relationship, the more distant the grandparents those cousins share, the distance being in the number of generations and years that separate them.”    

-Lois Horowitz.

32. “Zoo animals are ambassadors for their cousins in the wild.”

-Jack Hanna.

33. “Sometimes family doesn’t always consist of your relatives or by blood. Sometimes your best friends can feel more like family than your cousins.”

-Michael B. Jordon.

34. “I'm always the cousin that can't make it to the family functions because I'm busy.”

-Taraji P. Henson.

35. “When you go through an accident together, when you go through a traumatic event, sometimes that brings you closer together.”

-Michael B. Jordan.

36. “God made us cousins because He knew our mothers could not handle us as siblings.”


Cute Cousin Quotes

Share any of these cute cousin quotes with the most important members of your family tree (who double up as your best friends) to give them more power. Why not ask them to pick their favorite cousin quote?

37. "Always better together."

-Jack Johnson.

38. "In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips."

-Salman Rushdie.

39. “Cousins are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”

-Ed Cunningham.

40. “Little kids love their cousins. I'm not being cute or exaggerating here. Cousins are like celebrities for little kids.”

-Jim Gaffigan.

41. “When our relatives are at home, we have to think of their good points or it would be impossible to endure them. But when they are away, we console ourselves for their absence by dwelling on their vices.”    

-George Bernard Shaw.

42. “My little cousin tells me I look like Magneto so I guess that's who I should probably play.”

-Robert Pattinson.

43. “Use the right word and not its second cousin.”

-Mark Twain.

44. “If that should not be, cousin, I say: patience and shuffle the cards.”

-Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

45. “We’ve had cloning in the South for years. It’s called cousins.”

-Robin Williams.

46. “We are wild and fierce. We do not wait for invitations.”    

-Shutta Crum.

Friendship Quotes For Cousins

Some quotes for your best cousins are given below.

Cousins always look out for each other, no matter the distance.

47. “Cousins are friends that will love you forever."

-Constance Richards.

48. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the cousins together.”

-Woodrow Wilson.

49. "Cousins are people that are ready made friends, you have laughs with them and remember good times from a young age..."

–Courtney Cox.

50. “Born as a cousin, made as a friend.”

-Byron Pulsifer.

51. “A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”    

-Walter Wichell.

52. “Cousins are part of your life so stick with cuz not friends.”

-Claude Shannon.

53. “Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.”

-Trenton Lee Stewart.

Sweet Cousin Quotes

Some sweet cousin quotes for the sweet people are given below. These quotes are great for expressing love to your cousin.

54. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.”

–Anthony Brandt.

55. “Cousins are childhood playmates who grow up to be forever friends.”


56. “Cousins by blood – friends by choice.”

-Darlene Shaw.

57. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

-Desmond Tutu.

58. “... the ultimate reason for attending family gatherings is for your children to have the time of their lives with their cousins.”

-Jim Gaffigan.

59. ‘I always call my cousin because we’re so close. We’re almost like sisters, and we’re also close because our moms are sisters.’

-Britney Spears.

60. “Our dads used to do this, and now us cousins always get together for it.”

-Larry Lewis.

61. “Would I lay down my life to save my brother? No, but I would to save two brothers or eight cousins.”

-John B. S. Haldane.

62. “Cousins by chance, friends by choice.”


Love Quotes For Cousins

Some love cousin quotes are given below.

63. “In my cousin, I find a second self.”

-Isabel Norton.

64. “When I walk, I walk with you. Where I go, you’re with me always.”

-Alice Hoffman.

65. “At Christmas, cousins are the presents under the tree.”

-Karen Decourcey.

66. “Happiness has a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”  

-George Burns.

67. “We must take care of our families wherever we find them.”

-Elizabeth Gilbert.

68. “An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.”

-Spanish proverb.

69. “You know, all my songs are relatives, brothers, sisters, cousins.”

-David Coverdale.

70. “Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart.”

-C. Joybell, C.

71. “Cousins are the barometers of how fun a family get-together will be. Are the cousins going to be there? Fun!”

-Jim Gaffigan.

Famous Cousin Quotes

Some famous cousin quotes for your favorite people are given below.

72. “Cousins are sisters you never had.”

-Reah Glowstorl.

73. “Cousins, because parents couldn’t handle us as sisters.”


74. “Within our family, there was no such thing as a person who did not matter. Second cousins thrice removed mattered.”

-Shirley Abbott.

75. “When I go home to Pennsylvania, my cousins who live in small towns and are twenty-three with kids are like 'Krysten, when are you getting married?'”

-Krysten Ritter.

76. “Cousins are sisters or brothers you never had.”

-Read Glowstorl.

77. “I couldn't imagine what it would be like to be one of so many, to have not just parents and siblings but cousins and aunts and uncles, an entire tribe to claim as your own.”

-Sarah Dessen.

78. “Our cousins and ancestors were no less curious than we are, and were perhaps bolder.”

-N.D. Wilson.

79. “If you are going to be successful, you need to give up the phrase, 'I can't' and all of its cousins, such as 'I wish I were able to.'”

-Jack Canfield.

80. “A near neighbor is better than a distant cousin.”    

-Italian proverb.

81. “How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we might go and meet their ideal cousins.”

-Henry David Thoreau.

82. “Dread Lord and cousin, may the almighty preserve your reverence and lordship in long life and good fortune.”

— Owain Glyndwr.

83. “I may argue with my brother, but I fight beside my brother against my cousin, and with my cousin against a stranger.”    

-Old Arab adage.

84. “If you're lucky, a cousin is there from the beginning.”    

-Susan Bolch.

85. “If you have 30 cousins, it’s pretty easy.”

-Joseph P. Kennedy.

At Kidadl, we have created lots of family-friendly quotes for everyone! If you liked these cousin quotes, why not check out these niece quotes or nephew quotes too?

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Written By
Joan Agie

<p>With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.</p>

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