Grandchildren Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old grandchildren quotes, grandchildren sayings, and grandchildren proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.     

Alex Haley

Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.     

Allan Frome

A grandchild is like a fine jewel set in an old ring.     

Anne Lamott

I go to my grandchildren. They keep their grandpa informed on what's going on.     

Ben Vereen

What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I’d like to say that grandparents are God’s gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate.     

Bill Cosby

The only people interested in hearing about your grandchildren are other grandparents who want to tell you about theirs.     

Bryna Nelson Paston

A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.     

Charles And Ann Morse

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.     

Christopher Morley

The best babysitters, 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

Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent.     

Donald A. Norberg

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.     

Doug Larson

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

Edward H. Dreschnack

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.     

Ellen DeGeneres

There is no greater achievement than being a grandfather who tells fairy tales to grandchildren.     

Eraldo Banovac

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

Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? Because they suck it out of their grandparents.     

Gene Perret

My grandkids believe I’m the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.     

Gene Perret

Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.     

Gene Perret

I like to do nice things for my grandchildren like buy them those toys I’ve always wanted to play with.     

Gene Perret

Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.     

Gene Perret

Never have children, only grandchildren.     

Gore Vidal

My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.     

Henry Youngman

You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.     

Irish Saying

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

A Grandmother thinks of her grandchildren day and night, even when they are not with her. She will always love them more than anyone would understand.     

Karen Gibbs

With your own children, you love them immediately – and with grandchildren, it’s exactly the same.     

Kevin Whately

You are the sun, Grandma, you are the sun in my life.     

Kitty Tsui

Every generation revolt against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.     

Lewis Mumford

If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.     

Linda Henley

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

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.     

Lois Wyse

Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.     

Margaret Mead

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.     

Ogden Nash

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

Pam Brown

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

Phyllis Theroux

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.     


Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.     

Proverbs 17:6 (ESV)

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.     

Rachel Carson

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.     

Rudolph Giuliani

The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.     

Sam Levenson

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.     

Sam Levenson

The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell 'em I had amnesia.     

Sparky Anderson

I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture.     

Susan Strasberg

A grandmother is a safe haven.     

Suzette Haden Elgin

A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty.     


Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.     


There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.     

Victor Hugo

Perfect love sometimes does not come until grandchildren are born.     

Welsh Proverb

Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.     

William Osler

Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.     

Lois Wyse

Children's children are a crown to the aged.     

Proverbs 17:6

Dearer than our children are the children of our children.     


Grandchildren restore our zest for life, and our faith in humanity.     


Elephants and grandchildren never forget.     

Andy Rooney

Your sons weren't made to like you. That's what grandchildren are for.     

Jane Smiley

The grandchildren should not bear the debts of the grandparents.     

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old.     

Mary H. Waldrip

Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good, because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.     

Gene Perret

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

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars worth of pleasure.     

Gene Perret

One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.     

Joy Hargrove

Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.     

Art Linkletter

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.     

Gene Perret

Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.     

Doug Larson

The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.     

Doug Larson

Grandkids bring you into a sweeter, slower present. They show you the future at a time when a lot of your friends are thinking about the past. And they take you back to childhood--theirs, the Parent's, your own: a three-time admittance to wonderland.     

Adair Lara

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.     

Lois Wyse

The secret of life is to skip having children and go directly to grandchildren.     

Mel Lazarus

They say genes skip generations. Maybe that is why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable.     

Joan Mcintosh

Children are the rainbow of life. Grandchildren are the pot of gold.     

Irish Blessing

Grandchildren are loving reminders of what we're really here for.     

Janet Lanese

Grandchildren are their grandparents' toys.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Holding a great-grandchild makes getting old worthwhile.     

Evalyn Rikkers

My grandchild has taught me what true love means. It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel.     

Gene Perret

Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of them.     

Rita Rudner

When you have a grandchild, you have two children.     

Jewish Proverb