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100 Grandma Quotes That She’ll Love

Grandmothers hold a very special place in our hearts! Here are 100 grandma quotes that are sweet, inspiring and funny.

Published June 1, 2022

Grandmothers hold a special place in our hearts. When we have kids, it’s so great to see how our mothers love our children. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for sentimental or fun grandma quotes about some of our favorite women.

Here are the best 100 quotes about our grandmas and being a grandma. You’re sure to appreciate these grandma quotes no matter what season of life you’re in. Don’t forget to call your grandmother (or your mom) today!

100 Grandma Quotes

Quotes About Grandmas

1. “Every house needs a grandmother in it.”- Louisa May Alcott

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

3. “Grandmothers are voices of the past and role models of the present. Grandmothers open the doors to the future.” – Helen Ketchum

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

5. “A garden of love grows in a Grandmother’s heart.” – Unknown

6. “A Grandmother thinks of her grandchildren day and night, even when they are not with her. She will always love them more than anyone would understand.” – Karen Gibbs

7. “Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.” — Paulette Bates Alden

8. “My grandmother was an unparalleled storyteller who gave me a preview of how life might turn out, and also fortified my empathy.” – Chris Ware

9. “I did stand-up for my grandparents every day when I was, like, eight.” – Ariana Grande

10. “When it seems the world can’t understand, your grandmother’s there to hold your hand.” — Joyce K. Allen Logan

11. “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

12. “A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” – Charles and Ann Morse.

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

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

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

16. “There aren’t too many things that are more comforting on this earth than a hug from grandma.” – Anitapoems

17. “I know what it is like to be brought up with unconditional love. In my life, that came from my grandmother.” – Andre Leon Talley

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

19. “Every parent knows that children look at their grandparents as sources of wisdom and security.” – David Jeremiah

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

21. “Grandmother: A wonderful mother with lots of practice.” – Unknown

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

23. “A grandma is someone who plays a special part in all the treasured memories we hold within our heart.” – Unknown

24. “You are the sun, Grandma, you are the sun in my life.” – Kitty Tsui

25. “Having a grandmother is like having an army. This is a grandchild’s ultimate privilege: knowing that someone is on your side, always, whatever the details. Even when you are wrong. Especially then, in fact. A grandmother is both a sword and a shield.” – Fredrik Backman

26. “A grandmother is a remarkable woman. She’s a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness, laughter and love.” – Unknown

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

28. “My grandma once said that grief is the price we pay for love.” – Prince William

29. “One only has to look at the vast assortment of birthday and Mother’s Day greeting cards to appreciate the depth of love some hold for their grandmothers.” – Angela Bowen

30. “If you are lucky enough to have your grandmother with you, sit and talk with her sometime. Ask her big questions, like what’s the secret to a happy marriage, and little ones, like when was the first time she put on lipstick.” – Erin Bried

31. “A grandmother is a safe haven.” – Suzette Haden Elgin

32. “When she smiles, the lines in her face become epic narratives that trace the stories of generations that no book can replace.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

33. “A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” – Unknown

34. “To all of the grandmothers who make the world more gentle, more tolerant, and safer for our children. Never doubt your importance.” – Mary-Lou Rosengren

35. “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” – Albert Einstein

36. “I could do worse than become my own grandma or anyone of the strong women who raised us. Our strengths emerged from theirs; we build on their heritage and transform their resilience and competence into our own.” – Regina Barreca

37. “Grandmother. The true power behind the power.” – Lisa Birnbach

38. “Grandmothers and roses are much the same. Each is a God’s masterpiece with different names.” – Unknown

39. “Grandmother opens up a new world of change, challenge, and celebration in a woman’s life.” – Rebecca Barlow Jordan

40. “A grandma is someone who’s dear in every way. Her smile is like the sunshine that brightens each new day.” – Unknown

41. “Grandmothers are a gift not to be taken lightly. So many lose them before they are old enough to know their magic.” – Nikita Gill

42. “A grandmother’s love is forever and always.” – Unknown

43. “A grandmother is a remarkable woman. She’s a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness, laughter and love. She overlooks our faults, encourages our dreams, and praises our every success.” – Unknown

44. “There is no distance that can lessen a grandparent’s love.” – Unknown

45. “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

46. “Her crown of white hair seemed to stand like a halo around her in the night sky.” – Lilian Li

47. My grandmother always encouraged teamwork, not just in the sports she played with us but in all aspects of life. She said being part of a team is like being part of life. – Kate Summers

Quotes About Being a Grandma

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

2. “You will never look back on life and think, ‘I’ve spent too much time with my grandchildren.'” – Unknown

3. “If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one.” – Hannah Whitall Smith

4. “There are grandmothers out there who would move heaven and earth for their grandchildren.” – Janice Elliott-Howard

5. “For myself, one of the sweetest words I have ever heard is ‘Nana.'” – Zelda Rosenbaum

6. “Most of us base our certainties about grandmotherhood on what our own grans were like or our own mums. So if we don’t instantly feel we match up, it’s probably because we have a certain blueprint in our minds.” – Flic Everett

7. “Yes, we are, gulp, older and, sadly, tire more easily, but being a grandmother today can be a sweet and wonderful experience, and many of us have the time and love to give.” – Angela Bowen

8. “A grandmother once said that children are the investments and grandchildren the dividends.” – Selma Berg

9. “Many of my friends were grandmothers and, without exception, they said, ‘Until you become a grandmother, you can’t understand how it feels.'” – Barbara LoMonaco

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

11. “Being a grandmother is the best – it can’t be overrated.” – Marty Norman

12. “Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next, you are all-wise and prehistoric.” – Pam Brown

13. “‘Grandmother opens up a new world of change, challenge, and celebration in a woman’s life.” – Rebecca Barlow Jordan

14. “Grandmotherhood initiated me into a world of play, where all things became fresh, alive, and honest again through my grandchildren’s eyes. Mostly, it retaught me love.” – Sue Monk Kidd

15. “Being an everyday grandmother has kept me young at heart. I know all the newest fads and fancies. I am way hipper than most of my friends.” – Trudy Jo Hahn Snader

16. “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

17. “Parent-child relationships are complex. Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.” – Janet Lanese

18. “The coach, the counselor, the cuddler, the friend, the caregiver, the reconciler or the dazzler of sweet temptations are all-natural and becoming roles that this grandmother plays with the skill of a master symphony director.” – Byron Pulsifer

19. “Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection.” – Bryna Nelson Paston

20. “So what do I really know about being a grandmother? Well, I remember what I didn’t like as a child. I also loved being a Mom, but I have to tell you that being a grandmother has brought a whole new side of life – the fun side – to me.” – Janet Steele

21. “I want to be the grandmother who plays inside and outside, experiencing joy with each grandchild, according to his or her personality and interests.” – Sharon Carpenter

22. “On a deeper note, being a grandmother provides you with an opportunity to help your grandchild gain a sense of who he or she really is.” – Linda A. Johnson

23. “Our grandmother didn’t like the word retirement, she said life is for living, not for retiring.” – Catherine Pulsifer

24. “Some of our greatest blessings call us ‘grandma’ and ‘grandpa.'” – Unknown

25. “It’s special, grandparents and grandchildren. So much simpler. Is it always so, I wonder? I think perhaps it is. While one’s child takes a part of one’s heart to use and misuse as they please, a grandchild is different. Gone are the bonds of guilt and responsibility that burden the maternal relationship. The way to love is free.” – Kate Morton

26. “There will never be a day like the day your grandchild was born.” – Unknown

27. “Becoming a grandmother turns the page. Line by line you are rewritten. You are tilted off your old center, spun onto new turf. There’s a faint scent of déjà vu from when you raised your own children, but this place feels freer. “- Lesley Stahl

28. “Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection. The ultimate warm sticky bun with plump raisins and nuts. Clouds nine, 10, and 11.” – Bryna Nelson Paston

29. “You never know the love of a grandparent until you become one.” – Unknown

30. “If your baby is ‘beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,’ you’re the grandma.” – Teresa Bloomingdale

31. “There is no distance that can lessen a grandparent’s love.” – Unknown

32. “It’s impossible for a grandmother to understand that few people, and maybe none, will find her grandchild as endearing as she does.” – Janet Lanese

Funny Grandma Quotes

1. “If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” – Linda Henley

2. “Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” – Michael Pollan

3. “If grandmas hadn’t existed, kids would have inevitably invented them.” – Arthur Kornhaber

4. “I thought grandmothers had to like you. It’s a law or something.” – Mary E. Pearson

5. “What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure.” – Gene Perret

6. “Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.” – Doug Larson

7. “What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” – Rudy Giul Cage

8. “The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” – Sam Levenson

9. “Being a grandparent means you can be as silly you want to be.” – Unknown

10. “Being pretty on the inside means you don’t hit your brother, and you eat all your peas – that’s what my grandma taught me.” – Lord Chesterfield

11. “There’s no place like home except Grandma s house.” – Unknown

12. “The best babysitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.” – Dave Barry

13. “Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag.” – Helen Thomson

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

15. “Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.” – Unknown

16. “Beware! Authentic communication is not to be confused with Grandma’s unfiltered comments!” – Vindy Teja

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

18. “Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.” – Unknown

19. “As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother.” – Prince William

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

21. “You make all your mistakes with your own children, so by the time your grandchildren arrive, you know how to get it right. Plus, once you turn 50, you kind of stop giving a s**t what others think.” – Liz Fenton

What did you think of our favorite quotes about Grandmas? I know I’d be lost without my kids’ grandmothers! Which of these grandma quotes is your favorite?

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