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Uncles Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Uncles

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

My dad and my uncles used to always be in the studio at my house.
- Lil' Romeo

Yes, but I - you know, it's been such a long time,
I'm sure that I've got cousins and uncles that I've never met before,
you know, that I've left behind.
- Rafael Palmeiro

It was my mom and I against the world.
We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where
an extended group of artists and photographers were
like my aunts and uncles.
- Brooke Shields

I've had aunts and uncles who not only haven't read
my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
- Robert Cormier

 

Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles,
who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies.
There began my underlying love affair with film.
- Mel Torme

But in the east the sky was pale and through the gray
woods came lanterns with wagons and horses,
bringing Grandpa and Grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

The offers I get are for grandfathers,
uncles - and they often die very quickly in the script.
- Max von Sydow

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My father and uncles and all their friends turned their
lungs black trying to satisfy my collector's zeal.
- Edward G. Robinson

My dad lived till he was 78, my mum was in her 80s,
and I've got two uncles who are in their 90s now.
- Ron Wood

My parents didn't really understand too much about sport.
At that time, we were in a Polish community in the inner city of Chicago,
and I was the youngest of a bunch of cousins.
Polish families are real big, with cousins and aunts and uncles.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I didn't come from a background where I saw a lot of loving couples.
All my aunts and uncles were either split up or fighting all the time.
The only healthy relationships I saw were on TV.
- George Lopez

My father was a sea captain, so was his father,
and his father before him, and all my uncles.
My mother's people all followed the sea.
I suppose that if I had been born a few years earlier,
I would have had my own ship.
- Joseph C. Lincoln

My uncle always said that I could have been a rancher.
- Robert Duvall

My life's experiences, I've always had,
my uncle used to call it antenna.
I know what's going to happen oftentimes before it
happened when it's involving me.
- Terrence Howard

Uncle Junior is a criminal, which makes him a villain,
so it makes people want to watch him.
My whole life as an actor has been preparing for something like this.
- Dominic Chianese

I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door,
or at my uncle's, on the dining table.
- Patrick White

King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a
trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's
cane for the sword Excalibur.
- Lloyd Alexander

An uncle of mine emigrated to Canada and couldn't take his guitar with him.
When I found it in the attic, I'd found a friend for life.
- Sting

TV tends to look for the living equivalents of squeaky-clean Kens and Barbies,
but with my dial I'm more like Ken's dirty old uncle.
- John C. McGinley

My uncle was a hero, Lewis Roundtree.
He was not even related to me really,
but he was always called my uncle.
He was like a father to me.
I was closer to him than I was my father.
- Ed Bradley

I think my uncle was probably the biggest influence in my life.
We grew up in the same house, and he was just a really great,
hard-working, honest, ethical person.
- Catherine Bell

Right now, I'm worth a million dollars,
and I owe Uncle Sam a million-and-a-half dollars,
and I made a deal with him.
I said, 'Uncle Sam, I'm going to pay you 25 grand a month.'
- Robert Blake

Uncle Brett had a definite vision that he was after,
I don't think having a famous father affected him much.
- Kim Weston

But one sets of grandparents lived on Davidson Avenue
in the Bronx and one lived in Manhattan and I had an
aunt and uncle in Queens,
so in my heart I was a New Yorker.
- Jason Alexander

I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous.
- Kim Weston

My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
- Dave Van Ronk

My uncle, who was a little more flamboyant,
always said the guy who dressed the best was Fred Astaire.
- Andy Garcia

Then my uncle would give off the smell of freshly baked bread which I love.
- Mark McKinney

I had a wonderful contact, especially with Uncle Bert
who was an angel and led the whole group over to my
side of a steep ravine I could not cross to get over to them.
- Dian Fossey

I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music,
was built to last.
- David Amram

He described how, as a boy of 14, his dad had been down the mining pit,
his uncle had been down the pit, his brother had been down the pit,
and of course he would go down the pit.
- Barbara Castle

Johnny Mercer was my father's best friend and became mine as well.
And Harold Arlen, whom I would call Uncle Harry,
and Harry Warren: those were ones who I really became close to.
- Margaret Whiting

My youngest uncle Randy and I were the first members
of our entire family to ever go to college.
- James Earl Jones

Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner
at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.
- Olin Miller

There was living in the palace at this time a brother of the great Germanicus,
and consequently an uncle of the late emperor,
whose name was Claudius Caesar.
- Frederic William Farrar

It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls,
by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
- R. Lee Ermey

My uncle Sammy was an angry man.
He had printed on his tombstone: What are you looking at?
- Margaret Smith

I spent a lot of time on farms when I was young.
My uncle and my dad owned a big farm.
- Emeril Lagasse

An uncle gave me a side drum and my mother decided I should have lessons.
- Humphrey Lyttelton

Maybe!
Maybe!
Maybe if your aunt had a beard, she'd be your uncle.
- Alvah Bessie

When Liza Minelli was a child, she used to sit on my
lap and call me Uncle Sammy.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol
was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.
- P. G. Wodehouse

My uncle is a Southern planter.
He's an undertaker in Alabama.
- Fred Allen

It doesn't work if the bad guys kill his mother's uncle's
friend's neighbor's pet dog.
You've got to make the stakes high.
- Steven Seagal

I really think that it's better to retire,
in Uncle Earl's terms, when you still have some snap left in your garters.
- Russell B. Long

The press is like the peculiar uncle you keep in the attic -
just one of those unfortunate things.
- G. Gordon Liddy

Spending two years on my uncle's ranch in Montana as
a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
- Robert Duvall

Our children await Christmas presents like politicians
getting in election returns:
there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
- Marcelene Cox

I don't like the way Uncle Junior dresses.
He loves it.
- Dominic Chianese

They've got great parents; I'm just trying to be the fun uncle.
- Sarah Silverman

My uncle's dying wish - he wanted me on his lap.
He was in the electric chair.
- Rodney Dangerfield

My uncle was the town drunk - and we lived in Chicago.
- George Gobel

For TV I don't think I could have gotten a better part
than Uncle Junior because of the intimacy of the character
based on David Chase's brilliant writing.
- Dominic Chianese

They told me I had been sick twelve days,
lying like dead all the while, and that Whirlwind Chaser,
who was Standing Bear's uncle and a medicine man,
had brought me back to life.
- Black Elk

In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians
was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger,
named Ted Kennedy.
- Michael Kinsley

My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong
sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear
and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut.
- Dick Dale

A few years later, my Uncle David took me to the Earle
Theatre to hear Duke Ellington.
- David Amram

You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad.
That is kind of the role of an uncle.
I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate.
- Dusty Baker

She and my uncle were very sociable and would have
a lot of people over at night to play cards or whatever.
The high spot of those evenings was when we kids got
dressed up to do a skit or something to amuse the guests.
I loved it.
- Louise Fletcher

I like them all - I don't always approve.
I see myself as a sort of benevolent uncle to these characters,
and I can see why they do what they do;
sometimes they make some mistakes,
but at heart I think they're decent.
- Patrick Marber

IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the
year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that
when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage,
and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly
the first great period of American fiction.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

When I read the pilot 'for Married with Children',
it just reminded me of my Uncle Joe...
just a self-deprecating kind of guy.
He'd come home from work, and the wife would maybe
say 'I ran over the dog this morning in the driveway'.
And he would say 'Fine, what's for dinner?
- Ed O'Neill

By interviewing at least one veteran,
you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost.
My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P.O.W.
in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording
his story for inclusion in the project.
- Spencer Bachus

Additionally, this tax forces family businesses to
invest in Uncle Sam rather than the economy.
When families are forced to repurchase businesses because of the death tax,
that means less money is being invested in new jobs and capital expansion.
- Todd Tiahrt

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself;
the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances
to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The Gong Show provided me with five years of the happiest times of my life,
but that's that.
And to be known as the guy who gave the world The Gong Show -
listen,
my Uncle George isn't known as anything.
So I guess it isn't so bad in that context.
- Chuck Barris

One day, my youngest uncle - the other one who was first to go to college,
Randy - and I were sitting out on the front porch.
And he was brilliant.
He ended up - he just retired from Boeing Aircraft in Wichita,
Kansas.
- James Earl Jones

We all remember where we were and we all remember what we were doing.
I had a brother in New York, an uncle,
lots of friends in New York.
It made me angry, it made me sad; what could I do.
- Timothy Bottoms

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 anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background.
My father was the son of an Italian immigrant,
and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament.
It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.
- Dominic Chianese

There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget,
if a person chooses to set about it.
I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor,
dear uncle, as if he had never existed;
and I thought it my duty to do so.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan


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