Grandmother Quotes

Bryna Nelson Paston quote: Truth be told, being a grandmother is as close as we ever get to perfection. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
With my first five grandchildren (2009)

These grandmother quotes are all positive words of love and inspiration about the wonderful blessing of being a grandmother. Of course there are many other names used for grandmothers: grandma, granny, grams, mema, nan, nana, nanny etc.. so just replace the authors use with your own special name. There is also a page of Grandmother Sayings from unknown sources.

I became a ‘Nanny’ when I was 36. My first grandchild was a tremendous blessing at a difficult time in my life, she was actually due on my 37th birthday, but put in an early appearance just before Christmas 1997. On the day she was born I felt such joy and inspired to write a ‘Letter From Your Newborn.‘ At the time I didn’t think much of, but in more recent years I have discovered I was actually writing about the Law of Attraction before I had heard of it and of how our subconscious minds are programmed by everything we absorb in those early years.

I am now the very proud grandmother of ten beautiful grandchildren, ranging from 22 years to 5, and it is through watching these jewels – grow, develop, interact, learn, play – that I have learnt so much myself.

Being a grandparent enables you to be a loving part of their life, without the responsibility that can cause strain, worry and sometimes be overwhelming for parents. You are free to enjoy your moments with them, appreciating every little thing they say and do. Grandchildren truly are beautiful treasures to behold as the years speed by.

Grandmother quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surname

A Grandmother Quotes

A house needs a grandma in it.
Louisa May Alcott 1832 – 1888

B Grandmother Quotes

Obviously there was something to this grandmother business. So far as I could tell, it was like being the Queen of England, minus the inconvenience of having to wear a crown.
Elizabeth Berg 1948

Grandmother and grandchild discussing a common interest are exactly the same age.
Duane Birch

Grandmother: the true power behind the power.
Lisa Birnbach 1957

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.
Teresa Bloomingdale

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.
Erma Bombeck 1927 – 1996

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
Pam Brown 1948

Grandmothers and grandchildren have a lot in common. They are inclined to straggle behind on walks. They doze off at unexpected moments. They like fancy cakes. They are very fond of cats and know how to talk to them. They are given to falling over. They get the giggles.
Pam Brown 1948

It’s very hard on you, when you are struggling to learn the rules – even of rebellion – to be saddled with a grandma who has outlived those rules. And sits on a wall when her feet ache. And laughs too loudly in the cinema. And talks to strangers at bus shelters and to waiters.
Pam Brown 1948

When we run out of ideas, when we run out of steam, when we run out of hope – who has ideas and steam and hope to spare? Grandma.
Pam Brown 1948

The helplessness, vulnerability and perfection of a new baby frequently helps parents and grandparents to learn to love themselves and others.
Lorna Byrne 1953

C Grandmother Quotes

A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes.
Barbara Cage

I was an angel in her eyes, no matter what the facts were, no matter what anyone else happened to think.
Judy Langford Carter

D Grandmother Quotes

Whenever I see my grandkids I have an uncontrollable urge to fling open my arms, excitedly shout their name and scoop them up.
Jill Davis

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.
Marcy DeMaree

When trying to determine the difference between a negative and a positive force, ask yourself, ‘How will I feel when my mother and grandmother read about this in the front page of the newspaper?’
David DeNotaris

Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.
Edward H. Dreschnack

I love to hold your hands, grandma. They lead me back to the time before I began.
Pamela Dugdale

E Grandmother Quotes

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

A grandmother is a safe haven.
Suzette Haden Elgin 1936 – 2015

F Grandmother Quotes

I have been grateful for the influence of my grandmother and my grandfather in my life. I remember my grandmother as a queenly woman . My father could be stern, and my grandparents would remind him that we were just boys.
James E. Faust 1920 – 1997

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.
Fanny Fern 1811 – 1872

All children are my children. I teach them songs and whatever else I can. That’s what Grandmothers are for – to teach songs and tell stories and show them the right berries to pick and roots to dig. And also to give them all the love they can stand. No better job in the world than being a Grandmother.
Leila Fisher

The kind, sweet Souls who love, cherish, inspire and protect their grandchildren are not Guardian Angels.. They are grandmothers.
Betty Flynn

My grandmother would say, ’Make sure you look good. Make sure you speak well. Make sure you remain that Southern gentleman that I’ve taught you to be.’
Jamie Foxx 1967

G Grandmother Quotes

Grandchildren are the best excuse I know to do all the undignified things that are so much fun.
Marion C. Garretty 1917

My nanny is like a treasure to me and I keep her safe in a special place in my heart. Nanny has me under a spell to keep me good, it cannot be broken.
Victoria Graham (age 8)

H Grandmother Quotes

If God intended us to follow recipes, he wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.
Linda Henley

When the grandmothers speak, the Earth will be healed.
Hopi Proverb

If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

K Grandmother Quotes

Grandmothers are voices of the past and role models of the present. Grandmothers open the doors to the future.
Helen Ketchum

Grandmother initiated me into a world of play. Where all things become fresh, alive and honest again through my grandchildren’s eyes. Mostly it ret aught me love.
Sue Monk Kidd 1948

L Grandmother Quotes

Grandma’s home is her grandchildren’s second home, a sort of security blanket they can escape to when the world is unfriendly.
Janet Lanese 1936 – 2011

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple.. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.
Janet Lanese 1936 – 2011

Grandmothers are like snowflakes, no two are alike.
Janet Lanese 1936 – 2011

It’s impossible for a grandmother to understand that few people, and maybe none, will find her grandchild as endearing as she does.
Janet Lanese 1936 – 2011

Whether she is a homemaker or a career woman, all a grandmother wants is her family’s love and respect as a productive individual who has much to contribute.
Janet Lanese 1936 – 2011

When a child is born.. So are grandmothers.
Judith Levy

When it seems the world can’t understand, your grandmother’s there to hold your hand.
Joyce K. Allen Logan

I love being a grandmother. That feeling you have for your own child, you don’t ever think it will be replicated, and I did wonder if I would have to pretend with my grandchildren. But my heart was taken on day one.
Joanna Lumley 1946

M Grandmother Quotes

For as long as I can remember you were always there. To teach me how to love others, and how to love myself. And to look for the good in everyone. You were always there to listen, to hold my hand and to hug me. Your joy for life and nurturing care have been a major influence in my life. Thank you for being my grandmother.
Frieda McReynolds

The closest friends I made all through life have been people who also grew up close to a loved and loving grandmother and grandfather.
Margaret Mead 1901 – 1978

Through a grandmother’s voice and hands the end of life is known at the beginning.
Margaret Mead 1901 – 1978

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.
Christopher Morley 1890 – 1957

N Grandmother Quotes

Granny, granny Please comb my hair You always take your time You always take such care You put me on a cushion Between your knees You rub a little coconut oil Parting gentle as a breeze Granny, granny You have all the time in the world And when you’re finished You always turn my head and say ‘Now, who’s a nice girl?’
Grace Nichols 1950

O Grandmother Quotes

Grandmas mustn’t take sides..
But there’s nothing to stop them winking.
Clara Ortega 1955

P Grandmother Quotes

Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection.
Bryna Nelson Paston

Grandma is the person you go to when no one else will listen.
Maya V. Patel

Some moments can only be cured with a big, squishy grandma hug.
Dan Pearce

My granddaughter makes me proud to be a grandmother. She has removed from me the fear of growing old. She is my companion and my friend.
Barty Phillips 1933

Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special.
Catherine Pulsifer

Grandmothers hold their grandchildren in a special place in their heart.
Catherine Pulsifer

My grandmother is my Angel on Earth.
Catherine Pulsifer

S Grandmother Quotes

Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like Grand-Angels
Lexie Saige

A grandmother always has time for you, even if the rest of the world is busy.
G. Saunders

If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise everyone of you to become one. There is no fun for old people like it.
Hannah Whitall Smith 1832 – 1911

Grandma and grandpa, tell me a story and snuggle me with your love. When I’m in your arms, the world seems small and we’re blessed by the Heavens above.
Laura Spiess

Being a mother and grandmother is the best of the best in my life. My grandchildren multiply the joy my daughters bring me.
Alexandra Stoddard 1941

T Grandmother Quotes

We should all have one person who know how to bless us, despite the evidence. Grandmother was that person to me.
Phyllis Theroux

Most grandmas have a touch of scallywag.
Helen Thompson

You are the sun, grandma. You are the sun in my life.
Kitty Tsui 1952

U Grandmother Quotes

An old woman with the Soul of a young girl who opened her heart to me, because she felt we were kindred spirits. She created the world, making it a wonderful place in which everything might happen. In which a tree or a stone was so much more than what we could see with our eyes. She showed me how the veins in leaves were alive and pulsating.
Liv Ullmann 1938

Soon I will be an old, white haired lady, into whose lap someone places a baby, saying, ‘Smile, Grandma!’ – I, who myself, so recently was photographed on my grandmother’s lap.
Liv Ullmann 1938

W Grandmother Quotes

Our mothers and grandmothers.. Moving to music not yet written.
Alice Walker 1944

Nothing can ever take the place of a child running in and out of your home, or of a granny’s lap to snuggle into.
Rosemary Wells 1943

As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother.
Prince William 1982

I always remember having a healthy respect for my grandmother.
Prince William 1982

I am where I am today because my grandmother gave me the foundation of success.
Oprah Winfrey 1954

Secreted in the basements and attics of memory are the hidden treasures of family history that only a grandmother can recall, write and hand down.
Lois Wyse 1926 – 2007

So, if you have a grandma, thank the Lord above And give your grandmamma hugs and kisses For grandmother are to love.
Lois Wyse 1926 – 2007

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