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Classic Quotations About Grandmothers

Authors from Shakespeare to Erma Bombeck Weigh In on Grandmothers


Grandmothers have been inspiring writers for many generations. Sample these classic quotations about grandmothers from famous writers.

  • Louisa May Alcott, American writer
    "A house needs a grandma in it."
  • Erma Bombeck, American humorist
    "A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween."
  • Christopher Morley, American writer
    "It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace."
  • William Shakespeare, British playwright
    "A grandam's name is little less in love / Than is the doting title of a mother. . ."
  • Victor Hugo, French novelist
    "If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother."
  • V. S. Naipaul, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
    "As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what I had picked up in my grandmother's house."

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