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Quotes About Grandparents, Grandmothers, Grandfathers, and Grandchildren

Quotes About Grandparents and Grandchildren

More than 90 Funny and Loving Quotes About Grandparents and Grandchildren for you to enjoy…Share your favorite quotes and use them for Grandparents Day!

quotes about grandparents and grandchildrenRemember the TV Hit Comedy, “Kids Say the Darndest Things” (1998 – 2000)? I’m sure there were some funny quotes about grandparents among them. A thought for a newer version today might be Quotes About Grandparents and Grandchildren commenting about each other…

Read through the many quotes about grandparents and grandchildren, choose your favorite in each category (quotes about grandparents, quotes about grandmothers, quotes about grandfathers, and quotes about grandchildren) and then share them with us. Let’s see which ones are first choices!

Funny (and Loving) Quotes About Grandparents

  • I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have – if only for self-defense. ~Gene Perret
  • The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. ~Sam Levenson
  • The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy. ~Sam Levenson
  • If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first. ~Lois Wyse
  • Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends. ~Allan Frome
  • 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
  • Never have children, only grandchildren. ~Gore Vidal
  • I always give my grandkids a couple of quarters when they go home. It’s a bargain. ~Gene Perret
  • It’s one of nature’s way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us. ~Igor Stravinsky
  • When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. ~Ogden Nash
  • Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being. ~Margaret Mead
  • They say genes skip generations. Maybe that’s why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable. ~Joan McIntosh
  • To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid. ~Robert Brault
  • 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
  • I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture. ~Susan Strasberg
  • An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly. ~Gene Perret
  • “You’re more trouble than the children are” is the greatest compliment a grandparent can receive. ~Gene Perret
  • I like to do nice things for my grandchildren – like buy them those toys I’ve always wanted to play with. ~Gene Perret
  • Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of them. ~Rita Rudner
  • I don’t intentionally spoil my grandkids. It’s just that correcting them often takes more energy than I have left. ~Gene Perret

More Quotes About Grandparents

  • 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
  • I have a warm feeling after playing with my grandchildren. It’s the liniment working. ~Author Unknown
  • Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley
  • A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside. ~Author Unknown
  • Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet. ~Gene Perret
  • It’s amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one. ~Author Unknown
  • 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
  • Grandparents are similar to a piece of string – handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren. ~Author Unknown
  • 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
  • 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
  • No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet. ~Author Unknown
  • 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

Loving and Funny Quotes About Grandmothers

  • Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown
  • Grandmothers are just antique little girls. ~Author Unknown
  • A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television. ~Author Unknown
  • A house needs a grandma in it. ~Louisa May Alcott
  • When a child is born, so are grandmothers. ~Judith Levy
  • There’s no place like home except Grandma’s. ~Author Unknown
  • If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers. ~Linda Henley
  • Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. ~Pam Brown
  • We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me. ~Phyllis Theroux
  • Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author Unknown
  • Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. ~Marcy DeMaree
  • Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. ~Author Unknown
  • 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
  • It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. ~Christopher Morley
  • A married daughter with children puts you in danger of being catalogued as a first edition. ~Author Unknown
  • If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. ~Italian Proverb
  • A grandma’s name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother. ~William Shakespeare
  • My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle. ~Henry Youngman
  • 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
  • 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
  • It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother – that’s why the world calls her grandmother. ~Author Unknown

More Quotes About Grandmothers

  • You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. ~Proverb (my favorite)
  • 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
  • Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love. ~Author Unknown
  • A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother’s heart. ~Author Unknown
  • A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend. ~Author Unknown
  • Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag. ~Helen Thomson
  • Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother. ~G. Norman Collie
  • Grandmother – a wonderful mother with lots of practice. ~Author Unknown
  • Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated. ~Paulette Bates Alden
  • 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
  • A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance. ~Author Unknown
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. ~Erma Bombeck
  • Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother. ~Edward H. Dreschnack

Funny and Loving Quotes About Grandfathers

(We need more grandfather quotes…)

  • Grandfathers are just antique little boys. ~Author Unknown
  • Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things. ~Author Unknown
  • A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown
  • Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them. ~Gene Perret
  • 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
  • To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” ~Robert Brault
  • The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap. ~Author Unknown
  • One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather. ~Joy Hargrove
  • Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers. ~Lewis Mumford
  • Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents. ~William Osler

Quotes About Grandchildren

  • You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. ~Irish Saying
  • 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
  • A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world. ~Charles and Ann Morse
  • What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret
  • Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS. ~Gene Perret
  • Elephants and grandchildren never forget. ~Andy Rooney
  • Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. ~Doug Larson
  • Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. ~Welsh Proverb
  • Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. ~Lois Wyse
  • Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents. ~Gene Perret
  • Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren. ~Art Linkletter
  • Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old. ~Mary H. Waldrip
  • 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
  • On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town. ~Gene Perret

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About the Author:

Grandmother of 5 great kids, retired special ed high school teacher, married since 1972 to Poppy…loves spoiling the grands, crocheting for whomever I can and charities, reading, crafts, outdoors, and blogging.

3 Comments

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  2. Dipta 2012/04/03 at 10:28 am

    “One of life’s greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn’t good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.”

    “When you have a grandchild, you have two children.”

  3. Susan Adcox 2012/03/31 at 11:36 pm

    What a wonderful collection! I really like the Gene Perret ones.

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