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Classic Quotations About Grandmothers

Authors from Shakespeare to Erma Bombeck Weigh In on Grandmothers

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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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