100+ Of The Best Grandparents Quotes That Will Warm Your Heart

100+ Quotes About Grandparents That Will Warm Your Heart And Soul

October 29, 2019 Updated September 17, 2020

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Grandparents are so special. They’re the foundation of the family, are filled with wisdom and kindness, and they always have some sort of candy in their pockets. Whether you call your grandparents, Nonna or Nonno, Mama or Papa, or Nana and Grandpop, they are the best kind of grownups out there. To celebrate the special grandparents in your life, we rounded up some of our favorite quotes on grandparents.

  1. “Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.” — Joyce Allston
  2. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.” — Ellen DeGeneres
  3. “Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.” — Paulette Bates Alden
  4. “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
  5. “A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” — Erma Bombeck
  6. “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” — Alex Haley
  7. “A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” – Charles and Ann Morse
  8. “I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture.” — Susan Strasberg
  9. “Grandma serves kisses, counsel, and cookies daily.” –Unknown
  10. “We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me.” Phyllis Theroux
  11. “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” –Proverb
  12. I would love to go back and travel the road not taken, if I knew at the end of it I’d find the same set of grandkids. ~Robert Brault
  13. “A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” — Unknown
  14. “Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” –Margaret Mead
  15. “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.” —Jay Kesler
  16. “If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.” —Italian proverb
  17. “Grandpas always have time for you when everyone else is too busy.” — Unknown
  18. “There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.” —Victor Hugo
  19. “Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.” –Marcy DeMaree
  20. “Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of them.” — Rita Rudner

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  21. “It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.” — Christopher Morley
  22. “I know you’ve loved me since I was born, but I’ve loved you my whole life.” — Unknown
  23. “Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends — and hardly ever our own grown children.” –Ruth Goode
  24. “Never have children, only grandchildren.” –Gore Vidal
  25. “Grandparents should play the same role in the family as an elder statesman can in the government of a country. They have the experience and knowledge that comes from surviving a great many years of life’s battles and the wisdom, hopefully, to recognise how their grandchildren can benefit from this.” — Geoff Dench
  26. “Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.” — Joyce Allston
  27. “Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag. ~Helen Thomson
  28. “Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother.” — G. Norman Collie
  29. “The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children’s children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future.” — Charles and Ann Morse
  30. “I’m the twinkle in my Grandpa’s eye….” –Unknown
  31. “Some of the world’s best educators are grandparents.” — Charles W. Shedd
  32. “Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.” —Pam Brown
  33. “You are the sun, Grandma, you are the sun in my life.” —Kitty Tsui
  34. “No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.” — Unknown
  35. “If you’re lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can.” -Regina Brett
  36. “I feel like my grandparents and parents gave me a tremendous amount. And if I can pass some of that on, then I’ll be very happy.” -Caroline Kennedy
  37. “Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.” -Jimmy Carter
  38. “Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.” — Art Linkletter
  39. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu
  40. “Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection. The ultimate warm sticky bun with plump raisins and nuts. Clouds nine, ten, and eleven.” —Bryna Nelson Paston
  41. “One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.” —Joy Hargrove
  42. “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.” — Rudy Giuliani
  43. “Elephants and grandchildren never forget.” — Andy Rooney
  44. “Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and love.” — Unknown
  45. “As you are now so once were we.” — James Joyce
  46. “There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild.” — Edward Fays
  47. “In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child’s parent or grandparent.” — Don Marquis
  48. “Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy – the mother.” — Claudette Colbert
  49. “Grandparents are the best kind of grownups.” — Unknown
  50. “I don’t intentionally spoil my grandkids. It’s just that correcting them often takes more energy than I have left.” –Gene Perret
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  51. “My grandfather was a wonderful role model. Through him I got to know the gentle side of men.” –Sarah Long
  52. “I’m going to be your grandpa! / I have the biggest smile. / I’ve been waiting to meet you for such a long, long while.” –Billy Crystal
  53. “If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” –Linda Henley

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  54. “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
  55. “My grandfather was a giant of a man … When he walked, the earth shook. When he laughed, the birds fell out of the trees. His hair caught fire from the sun. His eyes were patches of sky.” –Eth Clifford
  56. “Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.” –Unknown
  57. “Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” — Lois Wyse
  58. “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
  59. “Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent.” — Donald A. Norberg
  60. “When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” — Ogden Nash
  61. “Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.” — Edward H. Dreschnack
  62. “The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap.” — Unknown
  63. “The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.” –Sam Levenson
  64. “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….” –Jay Kesler
  65. “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” — Alex Haley
  66. “If you’re lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can.” — Regina Brett
  67. “A house needs a grandma in it.” –Louisa May Alcott
  68. “The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.” –Dave Barry
  69. “Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.” –Unknown
  70. “To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word ‘boo.’” –Robert Brault

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  71. “A man’s maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play.” –F. W. Nietzsche
  72. “A grandmother is a safe haven.” –Suzette Haden Elgin
  73. “When it seems the world can’t understand, your grandmother’s there to hold your hand.” –Joyce K. Allen Logan
  74. “A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.” – Unknown
  75. “Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.” — Gene Perret
  76. “No one … 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.” –Suzanne La Follette
  77. “Grandparents are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re there.” — Unknown
  78. “It is one of nature’s ways that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us.” — Igor Stravinsky
  79. “Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.” — Allan Frome
  80. “Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels.” —Lexie Saige
  81. “A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.” —Unknown
  82. “The old are the precious gem in the center of the household.” — Chinese Proverb
  83. “Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.” —Doug Larson
  84. “Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.” — Mary H. Waldrip
  85. “An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.” — Gene Perret
  86. “Grandparents make the world a little softer, a little kinder, and a little warmer.” — Unknown
  87. “The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” — Sam Levenson
  88. “My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle” — Henry Youngman
  89. “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.” –Hannah Whithall Smith
  90. “It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother — that’s why the world calls her grandmother.” –Unknown
  91. “If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first.” — Lois Wyse
  92. “Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection. The ultimate warm sticky bun with plump raisins and nuts. Clouds nine, ten, and eleven.” – Bryna Nelson Paston
  93. “Children brought up by their grandparents are generally spoiled.” — Sanish Proverb
  94. “Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.” — Lewis Mumford

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  95. “Grandmas and grandpas are grand-angels.” — Terri Guillemets
  96. “Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.” — William Osler
  97. “A grandmother is a safe haven.” — Suzette Haden Elgin
  98. “To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.” — Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  99. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature / But beautiful old people are works of art.” — Marjory Barslow-Greenbie
  100. “I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have — if only for self-defense.” –Gene Perret
  101. “No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.” — Unknown