Grandparents Day: 101 Quotes for Grandparents

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Happy Grandparents Day! Here are 101 quotes for all the grandparents. THANK YOU!

  1. “The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.”  Sam Levenson
  2. “Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.” Author Unknown
  3. “What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure.”  Gene Perret
  4. “Grandmothers are just antique little girls.”  Author Unknown
  5. “Grandfathers are just antique little boys.” Author Unknown
  6. “Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” Welsh Proverb
  7. “A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” Charles and Ann Morse
  8. “A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television.” Author Unknown
  9. “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
  10. “A house needs a grandma in it.” Louisa May Alcott
  11. “Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends – and hardly ever our own grown children.” Ruth Goode
  12. “When a child is born, so are grandmothers.” Judith Levy
  13. “Never have children, only grandchildren.” Gore Vidal
  14. “There’s no place like home except Grandma’s. “ Author Unknown
  15. “If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” Linda Henley
  16. “Becoming a grandmother is wonderful.  One moment you’re just a mother.  The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.“ Pam Brown
  17. “We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me.” Phyllis Theroux
  18. “It’s one of nature’s way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us.” Igor Stravinsky
  19. “Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.” Allan Frome
  20. “Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.” Gene Perret
  21. “When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” Ogden Nash
  22. “Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.” Marcy DeMaree
  23. “A married daughter with children puts you in danger of being catalogued as a first edition.” Author Unknown
  24. “Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.” Author Unknown
  25. “Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.” Author Unknown
  26. “Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” Lois Wyse
  27. “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
  28. “It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.” Christopher Morley
  29. “A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.” Author Unknown
  30. “If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first.” Lois Wyse
  31. “Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.” Author Unknown
  32. “They say genes skip generations.  Maybe that’s why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable.” Joan McIntosh
  33. “Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” Margaret Mead
  34. “To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid. “ Robert Brault
  35. “My grandkids believe I’m the oldest thing in the world.  And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.” Gene Perret
  36. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.  She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.” Ellen DeGeneres
  37. “I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture. “ Susan Strasberg
  38. “My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses.  Drinks right out of the bottle.” Henry Youngman
  39. “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
  40. “It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother – that’s why the world calls her grandmother. “ Author Unknown
  41. “Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy?  They suck it out of their grandparents.” Gene Perret
  42. “Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.” Mary H. Waldrip
  43. “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” Proverb
  44. “An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.  Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.” Gene Perret
  45. “If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.” Italian Proverb
  46. “Elephants and grandchildren never forget.” Andy Rooney
  47. “A grandma’s name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother.” William Shakespeare
  48. “I don’t intentionally spoil my grandkids.  It’s just that correcting them often takes more energy than I have left.” Gene Perret
  49. “The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents.  You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.” Dave Barry
  50. “Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.” Doug Larson
  51. “To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” Robert Brault,
  52. “Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.” Art Linkletter
  53. “A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.” Lois Wyse
  54. “I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have – if only for self-defense.” Gene Perret
  55. “The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.” Sam Levenson, You Don’t Have to Be in “Who’s Who” to Know What’s What
  56. “Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple.  Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.” Author Unknown
  57. “The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap.” Author Unknown
  58. “I have a warm feeling after playing with my grandchildren.  It’s the liniment working.” Author Unknown
  59. “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.  Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” Alex Haley
  60. “Grandmother – a wonderful mother with lots of practice.” Author Unknown
  61. “On the seventh day God rested.  His grandchildren must have been out of town.” Gene Perret
  62. “A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.” Author Unknown
  63. “One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.” Joy Hargrove
  64. “Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.” Lewis Mumford
  65. “Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.” Gene Perret
  66. “It’s amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one.” Author Unknown
  67. “By the time the youngest children have learned to keep the house tidy, the oldest grandchildren are on hand to tear it to pieces.” Christopher Morley
  68. “Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.” Paulette Bates Alden
  69. “If your baby is “beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,” you’re the grandma.” Teresa Bloomingdale
  70. “Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.” William Osler
  71. “A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother’s heart.” Author Unknown
  72. “A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” Author Unknown
  73. “Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag.” Helen Thomson
  74. “Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother.” G. Norman Collie
  75. “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
  76. “Grandparents are similar to a piece of string – handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren.” Author Unknown
  77. “What is it about grandparents that is so lovely?  I’d like to say that grandparents are God’s gifts to children.  And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate.” Bill Cosby
  78. “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” Irish Saying
  79. “A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance.” Author Unknown
  80. “Being pretty on the inside means you don’t hit your brother and you eat all your peas – that’s what my grandma taught me.” Lord Chesterfield
  81. “Two things I dislike about my granddaughter – when she won’t take her afternoon nap, and when she won’t let me take mine.” Gene Perret
  82. “No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.” Author Unknown
  83. “I would love to go back and travel the road not taken, if I knew at the end of it I’d find the same set of grandkids.” Robert Brault,
  84. “I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather – not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.” Will Shriner
  85. “I like to do nice things for my grandchildren – like buy them those toys I’ve always wanted to play with.” Gene Perret
  86. “A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” Erma Bombeck
  87. “My grandchild has taught me what true love means.  It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel.” Gene Perret
  88. “My granddaughter came to spend a few weeks with me, and I decided to teach her to sew.  After I had gone through a lengthy explanation of how to thread the machine, she stepped back, put her hands on her hips, and said in disbelief, “You mean you can do all that, but you can’t play my Game Boy?”  Author Unknown
  89. “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 Ullmann
  90. “Grandchildren:  the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.” Gene Perret
  91. “Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.” Edward H. Dreschnack
  92. “My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, “Gramma, do you know how you and God are alike?”  I mentally polished my halo while I asked, “No, how are we alike?”  “You’re both old,” he replied.” Author Unknown
  93. “You’re more trouble than the children are” is the greatest compliment a grandparent can receive.” Gene Perret
  94. “Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of them.” Rita Rudner
  95. “There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.Victor Hugo
  96. “Grandparents make the world…a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer.Author Unknown
  97. “Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent. Donald A. Norberg
  98. “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
  99. “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 Krzyzewski
  100. “Grandparents are the footsteps to the future generations.” Author Unknown
  101. “Some of the world’s best educators are grandparents.

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