Grandparents Sayings and Quotes

Being a grandparent is arguably the best job. Unburdened by the less glamorous aspects of parenting, grandparents get to spoil the kids and have fun. Check out the collection of wise and humorous grandparents quotes below.


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

Alex Haley

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

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

Ogden Nash

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 recognize how their grandchildren can benefit from this.     

Geoff Dench

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

Sam Levenson

Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy - the mother.     

Claudette Colbert

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

Edward H. Dreschnack

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother     

Italian Proverb

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

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

Marcy Demaree

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

Linda Henley

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

Allan Frome

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

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

Donald A. Norber

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

Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and love.     

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

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There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild.     

Edward Fays

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

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

Phyllis Theroux

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

Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child's growth as vitamins.     

Joyce Allston

The old are the precious gem in the center of the household.     

Chinese Proverb

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.     

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature / But beautiful old people are works of art.     

Marjory Barslow-Greenbie

As you are now so once were we.     

James Joyce

Some of the world's best educators are grandparents.     

Dr. Charlie W. Shedd

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

Sam Levenson

If you're lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can.     

Regina Brett

What appeals to me? There are things, points of view, uses of the language, habits of dress, ways of thought and believing that came to me from my grandparents and came to them from theirs. Things that are of good use in any situation, no matter what the future may hold.     

Tommy Lee Jones

From my observation, the older you get, the more you like the word cozy. That's why most of the elderly wear pants with elastic waistbands. If they wear pants at all. This may explain why grandparents are in love with buying grand kids pajamas and bathrobes.     

Holly Goldberg Sloan

Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.     

Charles J. Sykes

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

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

It's funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you'd do. It's terrific.     

Mike Krzyzewski

Grandparenthood is one of life's rewards for surviving your own children.     

Erma Bombeck

In the presence of grandparent and grandchild, past and future merge in the present.     

Margaret Mead

To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid.     

Robert Breault

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

Gene Perret

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body.      

Thich Nhat Hanh

Something magical happens when parents turn into grandparents.     

Paul Linden

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

Bryna Nelson Paston

Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.     

Jim Carrey

In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.     

Donald Robert Perry Marquis

Thinking over their prospects, they saw plainly that they had better be cautious with their grandparents.     

Honoré de Balzac

The first time I deceived my grandparents I felt rather shabby, perhaps even the second time, but I soon ceased to think about it.     

Willa Cather

Not so likely to be perpetuated, at the outset; for the new form tends to resemble a grandparent and a long line of similar ancestors, as well as to resemble its immediate progenitors.     

Asa Gray

Bear with your aged grandparents.     

Cosmo Hamilton

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

Charles And Ann Morse

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

Becoming a grandparent is a second chance. For you have a chance to put to use all the things you learned the first time around and may have made mistakes on. It's all love and no discipline. There's no thorn in the rose.     

Joyce Brothers

My grandparents gave me scratch and cough books when I was growing up. Scene of the accident coloring books.     

Richard Lewis

There's one thing about children—they never go around showing snapshots of their grandparents.      

Leopold Fechtner

Grandparents range from infantile to mature, like everybody else.      

Jean Marzollo

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.     

The Talmud

When you've done something inexcusable, you try to ease your conscience by telling yourself that someone, somewhere would forgive you. You think of old people, perhaps indulgent grandparents, who are convinced that whatever you do is right.      

Alain-Fournier

Grandparents can be very special resources. Just being close to them reassures a child, without words, about change and continuity, about what went before and what will come after.     

Fred Rogers

Grandparents are both our past and our future. In some ways they are what has gone before, and in others they are what we will become.     

Fred Rogers

Being a grandparent is the greatest racket there is.     

Tim McCarver

Grandparents are a treasure in the family. Please, take care of your grandparents: love them and let them talk to your children!     

Pope Francis

Our grandparents created those sacred spaces, we protect them for our grandchildren.     

Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk

Love your parents and your children will have loving grandparents.     

Stephen Ramjewan

You wanna get those brownies? Send this video to your grandparents.     

Bobby Budnick

Oh please, with my mother's 3 marriages I'm an expert on grandparents. When they all come over at Christmastime, it sounds like a bunch of antique cars warming up.     

Blair Warner

Well, back then we were parents. Now we're grandparents. We have to be grand. It's in the title.     

Pat Spence

A dear old couple my grandparents were, / And kind to all dumb things; they saw in Heaven / The lamb that Jesus petted when a child; / Their faith was never draped by Doubt: to them / Death was a rainbow in Eternity, / That promised everlasting brightness soon.     

William Henry Davies

My grandparents retired from nine to fives / Then paid for my hospital bills when mama was doin' lines / I wasn't raised up like the model American / But I love what it made me, life is all about where and whens / Who's and hows that ultimately create my heritage     

Michael Wayne Atha

Going to see my grandparents was the highlight of my childhood summers.... I was doted upon, admired, entertained and overfed. I was never more content and happy.      

Carolyn Anthony

Grandparents are always being told that they are living history to their grandchildren, that they give the children the reassurance of their roots. For me and many grandmothers I have talked to, it works the other way as well. They give us continuity.      

Ruth Goode