You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.— Albert Einstein
Risky Great Grandparents quotations
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
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.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo."
I like to do nice things for my grandchildren - like buy them those toys I've always wanted to play with.
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
I learned a history not then written in books but one passed from generation to generation on the steps of moonlit porches and beside dying fires in one-room houses, a history of great-grandparents and of slavery and of the days following slavery; of those who lived still not free, yet who would not let their spirits be enslaved.
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.
Because my great-grandparents were enslaved people, the legacy of slavery was something that didn't seem impersonal or disconnected. That's what motivated me to get into law.
From the windows of my office in Boston .
.. I can see the Golden Stairs from Boston Harbor where all eight of my great-grandparents set foot on this great land for the first time. That immigrant spirit of limitless possibility animates America even today.
Kenya is rapidly developing its industry and manufacturing, and its cultural identity as a new country. We had a humongous history pre-British, and when we were colonized and violently reshuffled, we had to decide who we were again. We couldn't rest on the stories and the cultures of our great-grandparents.
I was brought up by great parents and great grandparents who told me, 'Never, ever think that you're better than anyone else or that what you do is so important that the world won't miss you once you're gone,' and I kind of translate that into the stardom thing.
We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me.
Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.
When we were studying at the Royal Antwerp Academy, we were taught to seek inspiration from everyone, everything and everywhere. My parents and grandparents were also a great inspiration for me at a very young age.
I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture.
"You're more trouble than the children are" is the greatest compliment a grandparent can receive.
I don't have many actors in my family, but I do have a Great Uncle that is a film-maker in Philadelphia, and my great-great-grandparents were Flamenco dancers in the 30's in New York, they were Spanish dancers.
We rarely know who our ancestors were.
Who can even remember the names of their great-grandparents? They have vanished into the dim and distant past
Our land is everything to us.... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives.
A grandma's name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother.