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."