Grandparent Quotes

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The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy. 

Sam Levenson

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.

Welsh Proverb

Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends. 

Allan Frome

If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one.  There is no fun for old people like it!

Hannah Whithall Smith

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. 

Sam Levenson

Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.

Edward H. Dreschnack

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.

Christopher Morley

Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all. 

Fanny Fern

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful.  One moment you're just a mother.  The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.

Pam Brown

Some of the world's best educators are grandparents. 

Charles W. Shedd

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance.  They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life.  And, most importantly, cookies.

Rudolph Giuliani

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.

Lewis Mumford

Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of them. 

Rita Rudner

Didn't we, like our grandchildren, begin with a childhood we thought would never end? Now, all of a sudden, I'm older than my parents were when I thought they were old.

Lois Wyse

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.

Victor Hugo

Those who don’t get to grow up with grandparents around miss out on alot.

Unknown Author

Something magical happens when parents turns into grandparents. Their attitude changes from "money-doesn't-grow-on-trees" to spending it like it does.

Paul Linden

It's funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you'd do. It's terrific. 

Mike Krzyzewsk

When a child is born, so are grandmothers.

Judith Levy

Life is a country that the old have seen, and lived in. Those who have to travel through it can only learn the way from them.

Joseph Joubert

Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet.

Gene Perret

Never have children, only grandchildren.

Gore Vidal

In a brief space the generations of beings are changed, and, like runners, pass on the torches of life.


The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children.  It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone.  It is in us that their history becomes a future.

Charles and Ann Morse

I love this child. Red-haired—patient and gentle like her mother—fey and funny like her father. When she giggles I can hear him when he and I were young. I am part of this child. It may be only because we share genes and that therefore smell familiar to each other. . . . It may be that a part of me lives in her in some important way. . . . But for now, it’s jelly beans and “Old MacDonald” that unite us.

Robert Fulghum

It's one of nature's way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us.

Igor Stravinsky

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day.

Marcy DeMaree

A child needs a grandparent, anybody's grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world. 

Charles and Ann Morse

Soon I will be an old, white-haired lady, into whose lap someone places a baby, saying, "Smile, Grandma!" - I, who myself so recently was photographed on my grandmother's lap.

Liv Ullman

If you know his father and grandfather, don't worry about his son.

African Proverb

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