You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.— Albert Einstein
Astounding Mother Grandmother quotations
My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great-grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter, my mother, who used to remind her daughter, my own sister, that to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that an equally great one was to know the right moment to stop.
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.
The women of today are the thoughts of their mothers and grandmothers, embodied and made alive. They are active, capable, determined and bound to win. They have one-thousand generations back of them... Millions of women dead and gone are speaking through us today
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
If I walk in a home and a kid disrespects a woman, his mother or grandmother, then I am out... I wont recruit them
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.
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.
Today there are people trying take away rights that our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers fought for: our right to vote, our right to choose, affordable quality education, equal pay, access to health care. We the people can't let that happen.
I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk.
You must torment people with your artistic delight, scaring mother and grandmother in the middle of the night.
Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
My mother doesn't cook; my grandmother didn't cook. Her kids were raised by servants. They would joke about Sunday night dinner. It was the only night she would cook, and apparently it was just horrendous, like scrambled eggs and Campbell's soup.
I am the product of the sustained indignation of a branded grandfather, the militant protest of my grandmother, the disciplined resentment of my father and mother, and the power of the mass action of the church.
A home without a grandmother is like an egg without salt.
India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
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.
I would write plays for my grandmother, who was stone deaf, my mother and the dog, that was our audience.
I told my kids I just want three words on my tombstone, if I have one.
I'll probably be cremated. One is "woman." I'm very comfortable in that role. I've loved being a woman, I've loved being a mother, I've loved being a grandmother. I want three words: Woman, Atheist, Anarchist. That's me.
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.
I did not have any problem with speaking up because my mother, my family, my grandmother, my aunt - I grew up in a family dominated by women - always encouraged me to do so. And if a girl is unafraid, then the world is her oyster.
On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town.
My grandchild has taught me what true love means.
It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel.
I am slowly, painfully discovering that my refuge is not found in my mother, my grandmother, of even the birds of Bear River. My refuge exists in my capacity to love. If I can learn to love death then I can begin to find refuge in change.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children.
And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!
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.
My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world.
And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.