Quotes and Sayings about Grandparents



"I say we have not even had the decency to maintain the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us - our roads, our bridges, our wastewater systems, our sewer systems; by the way, those weren't Bolsheviks, those weren't socialists that built those things for us - much less build the infrastructure we need for the 21st century."
- Michael Bennett
(Related: Decency, Grandparents)

"We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet. In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven't invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven't even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us."
- Michael Bennett
(Related: Balance, Debt, Grandparents, Nothing, Waste)

"As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers. As parents and grandparents, our message must change with technology to include strangers on the Internet."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Change, Technology, Children, Grandparents, Internet, Strangers, Talk)

"Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested."
- T. Berry Brazelton
(Related: Grandparents, Opinions, Want, Will)

"I think women as well as men are concerned about jobs and the economy and spending and, and other issues. They're concerned that when their kids graduate from college they have an economy and they have a future in this country and they, they have the same opportunity that we've had and our grandparents have had."
- Ken Buck
(Related: Men, Women, Opportunity, College, Country, Economy, Future, Grandparents, Jobs, Kids)

"Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Eating, Grandparents, Hell, Noses)

"I enjoyed my grandparents very much. My mother and father would always allow me to stay with them."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Mother, Father, Grandparents)

"Because we employ no professional preachers, it means that every sermon or lesson in church is given by a regular member - women and men, children and grandparents."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Women, Church, Children, Grandparents)

"Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother."
- Claudette Colbert
(Related: Mother, Grandparents)

"There is a real opportunity right now as parents and grandparents to come up with a plan that leaves our kids with something better than we have; that is, an opportunity to own, build, and grow a nest egg of their own."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Opportunity, Grandparents, Kids, Now, Right)

"No, like I said, my dad was never really part of the tennis. His involvement around what I did with the tennis and with my mom and my grandparents was really not a part of my life."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Dad, Life, Mom, Grandparents, Tennis)

"Just look at my face. Its an extraordinary experience. All of my friends who are grandparents have been saying, just wait, a bit cynically, but its just extraordinary. You feel like a child again yourself. Just walking on air."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Experience, Friends, Grandparents, Saying, Walking)

"Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Children, Example, Grandparents, Piety, Worship)

"I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Time, Being, Grandparents)

"He knew a lot about his grandparents - and perhaps he feels he's been endowed with abilities to go into people's heads who are long dead - but, to a certain extent, he's making it up."
- Jeffrey Eugenides
(Related: People, Grandparents)

"My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I've sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there's no virtue in that; it's the way one is raised."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Medical, People, Virtue, Grandparents, Profession, Sense, Teaching)

"And there's a lot of that stuff with people bringing their kids, kids bringing their parents, people bringing their grandparents - I mean, it's gotten to be really stretched out now. It was never my intention to say, this is the demographics of our audience."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: People, Grandparents, Intention, Kids, Now)

"My grandparents knew it was important that I understood Christianity and the Bible. But they never took me to church; they sent me to church."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Christianity, Church, Bible, Grandparents)

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Children, Grandparents)

"I write to tell my grandchildren where they come from, and what their grandparents were up to, and I hope they will in their own way continue. I invite anyone else to listen in."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: Hope, Grandparents, Will)

"I was an adopted child of my grandparents, and I don't know how I can ever express my gratitude for that, because my parents would have been a mess, you know."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Gratitude, Grandparents)

"When I was a child in the 1940s and early 1950s, my parents and grandparents spoke of Britain as home, and New Zealand had this strong sense of identity and coherence as being part of the commonwealth and a the identity of its people as being British."
- Michael King
(Related: Home, People, Being, Grandparents, Identity, Sense)

"Going out in Paris was like going out in the '30s dressed like the Andrews Sisters. It was everything I'd seen in books at my grandparents' house, only it was our generation."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Books, Grandparents, Paris, Sisters)

"I'd experienced the '40s and '50s by looking at my grandparents' old clothes, books, and magazines."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Books, Clothes, Grandparents, Old)

"The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Enemy, Grandparents, Reason)

"The vision of a nation formed from many different peoples bound together by a common love of freedom was staked out long before our lifetimes or even our parents' or grandparents' lifetimes."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Love, Vision, Freedom, Grandparents, Nation)

"Every summer, my grandparents would rent a house on Balboa Island. They had the house next to Bob Hope's. I've been going down there all my life, to that whole area."
- Mike Love
(Related: Life, Hope, Grandparents, Summer)

"And, I think, as a kid, I had a strong motivation to do something of my life. And, I think that's the strongest motivation I really got. And, that came obviously from my parents and my grandparents."
- Philippe Perrin
(Related: Life, Motivation, Grandparents)

"I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said 'We saw your movie.' 'Which one?' I said. He shouted 'Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn't like?"
- Brad Pitt
(Related: Grandparents, Name)

"One curious thing about growing up is that you don't only move forward in time; you move backwards as well, as pieces of your parents' and grandparents' lives come to you."
- Philip Pullman
(Related: Time, Grandparents, Growing up)

"My grandparents told endless stories about the town they were from. It became an almost mythic place."
- Vincent Schiavelli
(Related: Grandparents)

"And yes, the Homesteaders, including my grandparents who left behind almost nothing, and arrived in Montana with nothing but the clothes on their back, high hopes, faith in God and dreaming of the future."
- Brian Schweitzer
(Related: Faith, God, Clothes, Future, Grandparents, Montana, Nothing)

"Can you imagine that Cuba and Europe's youth, who had forgotten about traditional music, who only thought of rock music, are now looking back towards their grandparents? That is a phenomenon."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Music, Thought, Europe, Grandparents, Now, Youth)

"The people who have recently come to this country to work and better their lives should be given the same opportunities that our parents, grandparents, and ancestors were given."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Work, People, Country, Grandparents)

"I can think of no one that my grandparents knew, that told me stories and that I experienced myself, had any sense of social inferiority growing up in segregated Washington. None whatsoever."
- Ed Smith
(Related: Inferiority, Grandparents, Growing up, Sense, Washington)

"At NBC I wasn't really sure if the grandparents were going to get my sense of humor on a particular topic."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: Humor, Grandparents, Sense)

"It was sort of just a family sport. My mom and dad were pretty keen golfers when I was young and so were my grandparents, and I just sort of tagged along with them."
- Karrie Webb
(Related: Dad, Family, Mom, Grandparents, Pretty)

"My parents moved to Los Angeles when I was really young, but I spent every summer with my grandparents, and I'd stay with my grandfather on the farm in Longview. He was retired from the railroad, and he had a small farm with some cows and some pigs. I remember part of my youth was feeding hogs and plowing fields and stuff, so that's a part of me."
- Forest Whitaker
(Related: Cows, Grandparents, Summer, Youth)