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Quotations About Grandmothers
To Remind Us How Special They Are

Grandmother quotes remind us of cozy laps and warm cookies… or at least they used to. Today's grandmas are as likely to carry a briefcase as a rolling pin or wear a bikini instead of a long housedress. But their smiles, their warmth, and their obvious love for their grandchildren hasn't changed one wit.

These grandmother quotes range from the awesome to the giddy funny, just like grandmothers themselves.

If your baby is "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time" ... you are the grandma.
Teresa Bloomingdale

My grandmothers were strong.
They followed plows and bent to toil.
They moved through fields sowing seeds.
They touched earth and grain grew.
They were full of sturdiness and singing.
My grandmothers were strong.
My grandmothers are full of memories.
Margaret Walker

A house needs a grandma in it.
Louisa May Alcott

I dig being a mother. And, of course, as a grandmother, I just run amok.
Whoopie Goldberg

My grandmother was a very tough woman. She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping.
Rita Rudner

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt. 
Woodrow Wilson.

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

One of the best grandmother quotes explains where Carol Burnett got her irrepressible wit:

If I really begged her, Nanny would take her teeth out and smile at me. I never saw anything so funny in my life.
Carol Burnett

To reform a man you must begin with his grandmother.
Victor Hugo

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
Pam Brown

I'm not a picture-toting grandma—but my grandsons, Tyler J. Phillips and Dean Phillips, just happen to be the best-looking, smartest, best-mannered grandchildren in the continental United States—and you can throw in Canada and the Virgin Islands.
Abigail van Buren

The universal touch of grandmother quotes:

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.
Italian proverb

She also knew old slave songs and I wondered why, when she hummed them, grandmother braided my hair even more softly, as if her fingers became liquid with pity.
Simone Schwarz-Bart, Guadelupean author

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

Even young grandparents seem enormously old to a small child, although the child may politely deny it. One small girl, feeling proud of reaching the monumental age of four, turned to her young-looking grandmother and asked, “How come I’m so old if you’re so new?”  
Wendy Coppedge Sanford and Alison Judson Ryerson in Ourselves and Our Children

Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
Lois Wyse

And may I say "Thank goodness!" to this quotation about grandmothera:

Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag.
Helen Thomson

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