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Quotes About Grandchildren

We Keep Trying to Describe the Indescribable Experience of Having Grandchildren

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There aren't enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe how we feel about our grandchildren. Sometimes, however, a writer or comedian or commentator manages to capture the grandparent-grandchild relationship in a way that makes us smile or brings mist to our eyes. Enjoy these quotations about grandchildren.

  • Andy Rooney, writer and commentator
    "Elephants and grandchildren never forget."
  • Gore Vidal, author and dramatist
    "Never have children, only grandchildren."
  • Bryna Nelson Paston, author of How to Be the Perfect Grandma
    "The only people interested in hearing about your grandchildren are other grandparents who want to tell you about theirs."
  • Jane Smiley, novelist
    "Your sons weren't made to like you. That's what grandchildren are for."
  • Doug Larson, newspaper columnist
    "The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren."
  • Adair Lara, author of The Granny Diaries
    "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."
  • Art Linkletter, television personality
    "Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren."
  • Gene Perret, comedy writer
    "Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents."
  • Lois Wyse, author
    "If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first."
  • Sparky Anderson, baseball manager
    "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 them I had amnesia."
  • Mel Lazarus, cartoonist
    "The secret of life is to skip having children and go directly to grandchildren."

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