quote by Albert Einstein

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.

— Albert Einstein

Staggering Grandchildren And Grandparents quotations

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


Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.

Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.

Young people need something stable to hang on to - a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.

Elephants and grandchildren never forget.


With your own children, you love them immediately - and with grandchildren, it's exactly the same.

Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.

The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.

Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.

Even now / I am not old. / I never think of it, and yet / I am a grandmother to eleven grandchildren.


When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.

Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.

My grandchild has taught me what true love means.

It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel.

On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town.


A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.

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.

What a wonderful contribution our grandmothers and grandfathers can make if they will share some of the rich experiences and their testimonies with their children and grandchildren.

Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.

What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children.


Does Grandpa love to baby-sit his grandchildren? Are you kidding? By day he is too busy taking hormone shots at the doctor's or chip shots on the golf course. At night he and Grandma are too busy doing the cha-cha.

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.

I like to do nice things for my grandchildren - like buy them those toys I've always wanted to play with.

My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world.

And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.

Becoming more flexible, open-minded, having a capacity to deal with change is a good thing. But it is far from the whole story. Grandparents, in the absence of the social institutions that once demanded civilized behavior, have their work cut out for them. Our grandchildren are hungry for our love and approval, but also for standards being set.


Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.

Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.

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

Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.

The presence of a grandparent confirms that parents were, indeed, little once, too, and that people who are little can grow to be big, can become parents, and one day even have grandchildren of their own. So often we think of grandparents as belonging to the past; but in this important way, grandparents, for young children, belong to the future.


Two things I dislike about my granddaughter - when she won't take her afternoon nap, and when she won't let me take mine.

I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for self-defense.

You don't have to be in "Who's Who" to know what's what.

Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.