You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.— Albert Einstein
Exciting Grandparent quotations
I do not write for this generation. I am writing for other ages. If this could read me, they would burn my books, the work of my whole life. On the other hand, the generation which interprets these writings will be an educated generation; they will understand me and say: Not all were asleep in the nighttime of our grandparents.
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.
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.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Our house was always full of grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins.
How come you don't work fourteen hours a day? Your great-great-grandparents did.
How come you only work the eight-hour day? Four guys got hanged fighting for the eight-hour day for you.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
Parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles are made more powerful guides and rescuers by the bonds of love that are the very nature of a family.
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.
My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were all funny, and I felt that energy, that delivery, that timing, that sarcasm. All that stuff seeped into my brain.
I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves.
I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.
Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning;
it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.
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.
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
A Grandmother is a safe haven.
Now that I've reached the age where I need my children more than they need me, I really understand how grand it is to be a grandmother.
Anyone who has not known that inestimable privilege can possibly realize what good fortune it is to grow up in a home where there are grandparents.
With your own children, you love them immediately - and with grandchildren, it's exactly the same.
I am a nice young girl here to pick up your granddaughter for the weekend.
.. We're going to a Bible retreat to scare the devil out of her. - Bones to Cat's grandparents
Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.
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.
In my grandparents' time, it was believed that spirits existed everywhere - in trees, rivers, insects, wells, anything. My generation does not believe this, but I like the idea that we should all treasure everything because spirits might exist there, and we should treasure everything because there is a kind of life to everything.
So now I'm rollin' down Rodeo wit a shotgun, These people ain't seen a brown skin man, Since their grandparents bought one
Even now / I am not old. / I never think of it, and yet / I am a grandmother to eleven grandchildren.
I want my grandchildren to look like my grandparents.
I don't want them to look like Anwar Sadat or Foo Man Chu or Whoopi Goldberg.
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.
One of the joys of being a grandparent is getting to see the world again through the eyes of a child.
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.