You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.— Albert Einstein
Unexpected My Grandmother quotations
My grandmother was an English teacher for a while.
And she stressed to me the importance of reading, being able to articulate well.
I'd RKO my own grandmother if it meant keeping this title.
Then I'd RKO your grandmother just to see the look on her face.
My real dream is to have a whole, like, buy a whole piece of land.
Imagine, like, a long driveway. Like, a cul de sac-type street, with maybe, like, seven houses. Me be right here. Have my mom be able to be right here. My brother over here. My girl's grandmother and family right here. Friends over there. That's my real dream.
Creativity is about play and a kind of willingness to go with your intuition.
It's crucial to an artist. If you know where you are going and what you are going to do, why do it? I think I learned that from the artists, from my grandmother, from all the creative people I've spent time with over the years.
My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
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.
I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me.
I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism.
I took my grandmother to the emergency room.
The doctor said that she was on an artificial life support system, and that although her brain was dead her heart was still beating. I though, "we've never had a democrat in the family before".
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify.
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 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.
Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
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.
I believed that there was a God because I was told it by my grandmother and later by other adults. But when I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God, when I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous.
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.
My grandmother raised five children during the Depression by herself.
At 50, she threw her sewing machine into the back of a pickup truck and drove from North Dakota to California. She was a real survivor, so that's my stock. That's how I want my kids to be too.
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.
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.
I decided I was gonna call myself cause Gucci Mane cause that was my father's name. His nickname was Gucci Mane. That's what my grandmother called my father. People would call me Gucci Mane every now and then, but honestly, that was his name.
I was maybe 5 or 6, and my grandmother would begin sitting me in the Quaker meeting house. I asked my grandmother, 'What am I supposed to do?' and she said, 'Just wait, we're going inside to greet the light.' I liked that—this idea to go inside to find that light within, literally as well as figuratively.
You don’t have to look far to taste some of the best food the world has to offer. I’d pit my grandmother against a 3-star Michelin chef any day.
Valentine's day has gotten blown way out of proportion.
Valentine's Day just used to be for your girlfriend or your wife but now everyone's like 'Oh, happy valentine's day!' I even got a Valentine's Day card from my grandmother. How ridiculous is that? We stopped having sex years ago!
Every day before supper and before we went to services on Sundays.
My grandmother would read the Bible to me, and my grandfather would pray. We even had devotions before going to pick cotton in the fields. Prayer and the Bible, became a part of my everyday thoughts and beliefs. I learned to put my trust in God and to seek Him as my strength.
My grandmother flew only once in her life, and that was the day she and her new husband ascended into the skies of Victorian London in the wicker basket of a hot-air balloon. They were soon to emigrate to Canada, and the aerial ride was meant to be a last view of their beloved England.
My first job as a kid was going from door to door selling Christmas cards, to raise money for my grandmother's hip replacement. Because, you know... You break it, you buy it.
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.
My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.
Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
There are surprisingly few real students of the game in baseball;
partly because everybody, my eighty-three year old grandmother included, thinks they learned all there was to know about it at puberty. Baseball is very beguiling that way.