Great Grandma Sayings and Quotes

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


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

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

Marcy Demaree

Mommy knows a lot, but Grandma knows everything     

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When the grandmothers of today hear the word 'Chippendales,' they don't necessarily think of chairs.     

Jean Kerr

Happiness is being a great-grandmother!     

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

Barbara Cage

I never knew how much love my heart could hold until I became a Great-Grandmother!     

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A great-grandmother's heart is a patchwork of love.     

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Don't eat anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food     

Michael Pollan

Having a grandmother is like having an army. This is a grand-child's ultimate privilege: knowing that someone is on your side, always, whatever the details.     

Fredrik Backman

We rarely know who our ancestors were. Who can even remember the names of their great-grandparents? They have vanished into the dim and distant past     

Dmitri Volkogonov

Great Grandma” doesn't mean OLD – It means BLESSED and LOVED!     

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Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple... Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.     

Janet Lanese

Just when grandparents think their work is finished someone calls them "great"     

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Children are often spoiled because no one will spank Grandma.     

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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

Only the best Grandmas get promoted to Great-Grandma!     

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

Catherine Pulsifer

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

Helen Ketchum

Grandparents in the parenting role are often overwhelmed by their children, grandchildren, and social milieu in which they live in.     

Carole B. Cox

As grandparents raising grandchildren, you may feel very 'unempowered.' These feelings are likely to happen when you feel that you are being taken advantage of, or that you have little control over your own life or that of your children or grandchildren.     

Carole B. Cox

Parents cannot choose to be grandparents any more than children can choose to be born.     

Arthur Kornhaber

For grandparents, it is a gift of a new connection between all who have preceded them and all who proceed from them.     

Arthur Kornhaber

No matter how grandparents act, they affect the emotional well-being of their grandchildren, for better or worse, simply because they exist.     

Arthur Kornhaber

The normal conflicts that occur between children and grandparents.     

Arthur Kornhaber

The emotional attachment between grandparents and grandchildren, in sum, confers a natural form of social immunity on children that they cannot get from any other person or institution.     

Arthur Kornhaber

Parents and grandparents should support the child emotionally, letting her know that she is appreciated, supported and loved, whatever her interests or gender orientation.     

James T. Webb

Grandparents can be more relaxed with grandchildren, which the luxury of knowing that they will be sending the child back to his or her parents.     

James T. Webb

Most grandparents will say they never expected to feel this strongly about a grandchild, but now that they have one, they absolutely delight in the experience.     

James T. Webb

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

Joan Mcintosh

Grandparents who are involved in the lives of their grandchildren are truly needed in families all over the world.     

James T. Webb

A positive grandparent can be a major influence in helping grandchildren feel accepted, love, and safe.     

James T. Webb

It's not that being a grandparent today is better or worse, it's just different.     

Anna Quindlen

A big part of our grandparent job is expressing ecstatic.     

Anna Quindlen

Grandparents are a source of timeless gifts. They teach, entertain and nurture the younger generation.      

Karen Tewhey

A visit to grandparents is a great opportunity to explore a new environment and participate in new activities.     

Karen Tewhey

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. when a man's mother holds his child in her gladden arms he is aware of the roundness of life's cycle; of the mystic harmony of life's ways.     

Christopher Morley

The birth of a child in the family can be the greatest leveler of differences, bringing everyone together.     

Grandma Jan

Grandma's home is her grandchildren's second home, a sort of security blanket they can escape to when the world is unfriendly.     

Grandma Jan

Parent-child relationships are complex. Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.     

Grandma Jan

What's so simple even a small child can manipulate it? Why, a grandmother, of course!     

Janet Lanese

If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.     

Victor Hugo

The Queen Mother, with a lifetime's popularity, seemed incapable of a bad performance as a national grandmother warm, smiling, human, understanding, she embodied everything the public could want of its grandmother.     

John Pearson

Since the beginning of time grandmothers have been negotiators and peacemakers in their families.     

Grandma Jan

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

Margaret Mead

Id-fashioned grandmothers take their grandchildren by the hand and lead them into the future. They are safe and kind, and wiser than the child's mother.     

Florence King

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years, but the one with the richest experiences.     

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Whether she is a homemaker or career woman, all a grandmother wants is her family's love and respect as a productive individual who has much to contribute.     

Grandma Jan

My grandma's life was so exciting, it would make a great TV miniseries.     

Nathan

My great-grandmama told my grandmama the part she lived through that my grandmama didn't live through and my grandmama told my mama what they both lived through and my mama told me what they all lived through and we're supposed to pass it down like that from generation to generation so we'll never forget.     

Gayl Jones

Oh, spare me the grandma stuff. Grandma excuses are older than grandmas themselves.     

Loren Bouchard

We fill our childhood memories with sweet stories spent with our grandparents.     

Rahul Salam

As we grow older, our childishness is also being lost. And we are forgetting to show love to our elders, but they never change. Their love remains the same.     

Rahul Salam

At an old age, our grandparents need only some love, care, and respect.     

Shirisha G

Grandparents love is unconditional, they never expect anything from us in return. They want to spend their days with us.     

Shirisha G

Spend time with your grandparents, because we never know when they will leave, they want to spend their time with us, and They want to see us, and they will be waiting for us.     

Shirisha G

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

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

When she smiles, the lines in her face become epic narratives that trace the stories of generations that no book can replace.     

Curtis Tyrone Jones