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Grandmother Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Grandmother

Please enjoy these Grandmother Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

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If a tie is like kissing your sister,
losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
- George Brett

My mother came here to New York.
She and my grandmother were domestics,
cooking, cleaning for other people.
- David Dinkins

I don't sit in the corner waiting for death:
death has to pursue me.
I'm going strong.
I hope to reach 100 and ask for an extension,
just like my grandmother did.
- Compay Segundo

 

My grandmother made her home at Fox How under the shelter of the fells,
with her four daughters, the youngest of whom was only
eight when their father died.
- Mary A. Ward

I would write plays for my grandmother,
who was stone deaf, my mother and the dog,
that was our audience.
- Jayne Meadows

I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought
my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle
over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.
- Billy Strayhorn

At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general.
- Jung Chang

My grandmother told stories; she was very good at that.
- Cornelia Funke

My grandmother passed at 104.
She sang and wrote songs until she passed.
- Rita Coolidge

As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what
I had picked up in my grandmother's house.
All children, I suppose, come into the world like that,
not knowing who they are.
- V. S. Naipaul

I think I'm a fan of people who were brave,
my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.
- George Eads

And I would really like to be a grandmother,
but only when Felix or Emily meet the right person and are ready.
- Jilly Cooper

I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able
to support myself and my family.
- Steven Adler

My identity is linked to my grandmother,
who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get.
And that shaped my imagination.
So that's how I identify.
- Jessica Hagedorn

There are only two families in the world,
my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots.
- Miguel de Cervantes

My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week,
double features, second run.
- Carol Burnett

I'm a grandmother, and a mighty proud one.
- Sara Paretsky

I have a role now that I think becomes me.
I am a grandmother.
- Gene Tierney

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

I used to love to play dress-up, where you get your
mother's or your grandmother's dresses and high heels.
- Suzanne Farrell

Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel,
and the same law of progress makes the woman of today
a different woman from her grandmother.
- Susan B. Anthony

I guess I had it made.
My mother gave me advice - she taught me that women
like to be looked in the eye -
and my grandmother gave me condoms.
- Usher Raymond

I don't feel like a grandmother.
I don't.
- Priscilla Presley

My grandmother sang, too, and she was really loud.
It was this wild kind of singing.
I count her among my influences.
- Cassandra Wilson

My grandmother valued even the smallest of things.
- Koichi Tanaka

As a former teacher and a mother and grandmother,
I know firsthand the importance of a quality education.
- Sue Kelly

My grandmother lived with us for a short time while I was a child.
Old people tend to be slightly more eccentric -
they can behave the way they want.
- Julie Walters

I am a grandmother now, and that means age is creeping on,
creeping on.
- Lillie Langtry

The factory that my grandmother had put under the house
to produce these green men to come get me.
- Todd Bridges

My grandmother was a very tough woman.
She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping.
- Rita Rudner

I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born,
but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how
she could play the piano at the old house.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

I always wanted to play Joan of Arc.
I've always wanted to do that.
Now I'm thinking, 'Maybe there's a story in Joan of
Arc's mother!' If I don't hurry up,
her grandmother!
- Ellen Burstyn

My grandmother always told me you must keep to your
old roads and stick to your original friends and just go through smooth,
be careful and stay positive.
- Wayne Wonder

I'm a grandmother with dogs and nice friends here in the Rocky mountains.
Ever see the movie A River Runs Through It? That's where I live.
It's beautiful, no two ways about it.
- Margot Kidder

I'd walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Richard Nixon.
- Charles Colson

My grandfather was in a barbershop quartet and my grandmother
was in a gospel quartet with her sisters.
- Kevin Richardson

We've accumulated a lot of things over the years and
many things from our grandmother.
Hopefully it'll be all right.
I really don't want to cry, but I can't help it.
- Dorothy Fields

My grandmother, she say I shouldn't be playing.
I should go to church.
Fially, I say I'm going do this, I'm going do it.
And she got where she didn't bother me about it.
- Muddy Waters

The president took the advice of my East Texas grandmother:
If you can skin a cat without getting the room all bloody,
why not do it that way?
- Richard Land

Not so cold, some snow fell.
I went inside the log cabin and said goodbye to Mother,
she was so alike grandmother, just younger.
- Anders Zorn

You have to stay in shape.
My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60.
She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

I used to listen to the soap operas with my grandmother.
- Bob Edwards

My grandmother was a minister as well,
which was not that common in the 1930s.
- Colin Firth

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

I've had lots of kids come up and ask for my autograph,
I've had a grandmother stop me and ask me if I know
a good place to buy underwear.
- Prince William

My grandmother was a Jewish juggler:
she used to worry about six things at once.
- Richard Lewis

Though I was a mother at 21, being a grandmother makes
the whole thing absolutely normal and gorgeous.
The relief, the joy of being a grandmother is wonderful.
- Joanna Lumley

Changing a diaper is a lot like getting a present from your grandmother -
you're not sure what you've got but you're pretty sure
you're not going to like it.
- Jeff Foxworthy

What in heaven's name is strange about a grandmother
dancing nude? I'll bet lots of grandmothers do it.
- Sally Rand

I was literally the black sheep of the family,
and there were definitely moments of discomfort while
my grandmother was working through her racism.
- Lisa Bonet

The best ally you can have in breaking up a street fight is a grandmother.
- Joe Bob Briggs

My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses.
Drinks right out of the bottle.
- Henny Youngman

I've been a godmother loads of times,
but being a grandmother is better than anything.
- Vivien Leigh

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and
consults his grandmother when in doubt.
- Woodrow Wilson

In my fantasies, I always wanted to play the ingenue,
but in reality, in my bones, I am so used to playing
the grandmother that I don't feel safe or even sure that I can do it.
- Camryn Manheim

We need to work our level best in this legislative
session to help grow Montana's economy,
so that grandchildren can stay in Montana,
grandchildren can visit their grandmother and grandfather by driving across town,
not flying across the country.
- Brian Schweitzer

My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher,
my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California,
and my son-in-law is a high school principal.
I am surrounded.
- Loni Anderson

Two days ago, I was killed in LA.
CNN reported that.
What if my grandmother had seen that and had a heart
attack? People talk about lyrical content.
There is no media responsibility.
Movies, the porn industry, it has to be across the
board or it's ineffective.
- Curtis Jackson

Those market researchers...
are playing games with you and me and with this entire country.
Their so-called samples of opinion are no more accurate
or reliable than my grandmother's big toe was when
it came to predicting the weather.
- Dan Rather

My grandmother and I followed my mother here,
to a house a block north of Hollywood Boulevard but
a million miles away from Hollywood,
if you know what I mean.
We would hang out behind the ropes and look at the
movie stars arriving at the premieres.
- Carol Burnett

I just managed to convince my grandmother that it was
a worth while that was something to do,
you know, and when I did finally get the guitar,
it didn't seem that difficult to me,
to be able to make a good noise out of it.
- Eric Clapton

My grandmother though, began to prepare in her own neurotic -
and I think psychotic -
way to face racism.
So she taught us to be racist, which is something I
had to undo later when I got to Michigan,
you know.
- James Earl Jones

My grandmother had the most dramatic effect on my life
because she set me in one direction,
and I had to go back the other direction for my sanity,
and for my ability to be a social human being.
- James Earl Jones

Every child growing up will look to their parents,
my mother and my father.
My grandmother lived with us.
I picked up quite a bit of family lore and history from her,
which was interesting.
- John Hume

For years, my master had done his utmost to pollute
my mind with foul images,
and to destroy the pure principles inculcated by my grandmother,
and the good mistress of my childhood.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

My mother and my father were teachers.
My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers.
This is something I really know about.
Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in,
because he couldn't make enough money.
- Warren Beatty

The latest page I've been working is about the organization
of the pantheon of the gods.
Who's indebted to whom, how they are related,
who screwed whose uncle or grandmother,
all of that.
- Ben Nicholson

The grandmother, the mother, the worker,
the student, the intellectual, the professional,
the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs
because they were descriptions of life in the city.
- Ruben Blades

Oh, I started out young.
They handed me a cotton sack when I was about 8 years old.
Give me a little small one, tell me to fill it up.
I never did like the farm but I was out there with my grandmother,
didn't want to get away from around her too far.
- Muddy Waters


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