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Quotes About Grandchildren

We Keep Trying to Describe the Indescribable Experience of Having Grandchildren


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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