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30 Great Quotes About Grandmothers

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“If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.” – Italian Proverb


Everyone’s got a special name for their Grandmother: Grandma, Nonna, Noni, the list goes on and on. Regardless of what you call her, if you’re lucky enough to have her, she is probably pretty awesome. Full of wisdom, recipes and life lessons. She probably let you get away with things your parents wouldn’t.

This collection features the 30 best quotes for those special grandmothers in our lives. It touches on love, mistakes, memories and the kind of wonderful advice most of us are lucky to receive. So, if you need to tell your grandma how special you think she is, these should help.

30 Great Quotes About Grandmothers


1. On Mistakes and Short Memories:

A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes. – Barbara Cage

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2. On Advice:

My Grandmother would say, “Make sure you look good. Make sure you speak well. Make sure you remain that Southern gentleman that I’ve taught you to be.”  – Jamie Foxx


3. On Having Time:

Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special.  – Catherine Pulsifer


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4. On Grandchildren:

When a child is born, so are grandmothers.  – Judith Levy


5. On Gifts:

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.  –  Unknown


6. On Grace:

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.  – Christopher Morley


7. On Having One:

We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me. –  Phyllis Theroux


8. On Second Mothers:

A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance.  –  Unknown


9. On Tiny Hands:

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while…..but our hearts forever. –  Unknown


10. On Grandmothers:

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. – Italian Proverb

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11. On Perfect Love:

Perfect love sometimes does not come till the first grandchild. –  Welsh Proverb


12. On Big Familys:

Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all. – Fanny Fern

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13. On Being Angels:

My grandmother is my angel on earth.  – Catherine Pulsifer


14. On Lessons Learned:

A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend – Unknown

15. On Loving Grandchildren:

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. –  Welsh Proverb


16. On Grandchildren Being Great:

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first. –  Lois Wyse



17. On Explaining Things:

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. –  Proverb

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18. On A Name:

A grandma’s name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother. –  William Shakespeare


19. On Grace:

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. When a man’s mother holds his child in her gladdenarms he is aware of the roundness of life’s cycle; of the mystic harmony of life’s ways. – Christopher Morley


20. On Holding A Speial Place:

Grandmothers hold their grandchildren in a special place in their heart.  – Catherine Pulsifer


21. On Special Relationships:

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.  – Alex Haley

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22. On Great Advice For Living

My grandmother always used to say, “If you know your past and you know where you have to go, why do you rehearse?” I always remember this and it’s true. You have to start each day again—you can’t repeat what you did.  – Marian Seldes


23. On feeling Special:

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.  – Marcy DeMaree


24. On Halloween:

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.  – Erma Bombeck


25. On Titles:

It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother – that’s why the world calls her grandmother.  – Unknown

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26. On Losing A Grandmother

It took me a long time to get used to the reality that my grandmother had passed away. Wherever I was, in the house, in the garden, out on the fields, her face always appeared so clearly to me.  – Huynh Quang Nhuong


27. On Reputations:

When trying to determine the difference between a negative and positive force, ask yourself, “How will I feel when my mother and grandmother read about this in the front page of the newspaper?”  – David DeNotaris


28. On Being Proud:

A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.  – Lois Wyse


29. On Sound Advice:

Sadly, some folks want others to feel their pain, to hurt as much as they do – or more. My grandmother once told me to avoid colds and angry people whenever I could. It’s sound advice.  – Walter Anderson

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30. On Empty Nests:

A house needs a grandma in it.  – Louisa May Alcott

Do you have any favorite grandma quotes we missed? let us know in the comments.

For more great quotes about family check out these articles: Mother, Birthday. Gratitude.

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