100 Great Grandma Quotes To Remind You Of That Special Lady

Our only grievance is that our time on Earth together will never be long enough, and these grandma quotes will remind you to cherish every moment with this special lady in your life.

Grandmothers are so special to all of us.

No woman can compare to a loving and caring grandma.

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Grandmas are the best for many reasons.

They tell it as it is and:

  • cook the best food
  • teach us how to be strong
  • show us how to love everyone and everything

Besides, if you ever wanted to hear a nice story about your parents, just turn to your grandma.

Your grandma unconditionally loves you and will always help you regardless of time or place.

Her love for you will always be stronger, no matter how well you get along.

For many of us, if we could turn back the hands of time, it would be to spend one more day with our grandmas.

So if yours is still alive today, always remember to take a moment to appreciate her.

To help you celebrate that special lady, below is our collection of inspirational, sweet, and loving grandma quotes, grandma sayings, and grandma proverbs collected from various sources over the years.

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Great Grandma Quotes To Remind You Of That Special Lady

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

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

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3. “My great-grandma always told me to drink a lot of milk because it’s good for the skin.” – Barbara Palvin

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

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5. “My great grandma, she’s in her 80s, so she tells me a lot about the things she’s seen. I learn a lot from her.” – Akeem Ayers

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

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7. “Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple… Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.” – Janet Lanese

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

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

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

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11. “When it seems the world can’t understand, your grandmother’s there to hold your hand.” – Allen Logan

12. “She seems to have had the ability to stand firmly on the rock of her past while living completely and unregretfully in the present.” – Madeline L’Engle

13. “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 Giuliani

14. “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

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

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

17. “Grandma and Grandpa, tell me a story and snuggle me with your love. When I’m in your arms, the world seems small and we’re blessed by the heavens above.” – Laura Spiess

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

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19. “Being a mother and grandmother is the best of the best in my life. My grandchildren multiply the joy my daughters bring me.” – Alexandra Stoddard

20. “If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!” – Hannah Whitall Smith

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21. “Having a grandmother is like having an army. This is a grand-child’s ultimate privilege: knowing that someone is on your side, always, whatever the details.” – Fredrik Backman

22. “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

23. “Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.” – Joyce Allston

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

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

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26. “When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” – Ogden Nash

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27. “I grew up in a very musical household. There was music and dance. My great-grandma was a famous tap dancer in the ’40s, my mom was a dancer, she met my dad on the road when he was on tour in the ’60s. Music is my heart and soul, it’s my love.” – Taryn Manning

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

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

30. “I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture.” – Susan Strasberg

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

32. “When the grandmothers of today hear the word ‘Chippendales,’ they don’t necessarily think of chairs.” – Jean Kerr

33. “Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.” – Jay Kesler

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

35. “My grandmother is my angel on earth.”  – Catherine Pulsifer

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

37. “I think I’m a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.” – George Eads
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38. “To all of the grandmothers who make the world more gentle, more tolerant and more safe for our children. Never doubt your importance.” – Mary-Lou Rosengren

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

40. “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

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41. “As I gazed in awe at my newborn granddaughter, all I could think about was the wonder of God’s handiwork.” – Margaret Lang

42. “A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” – Rachel  Appleton

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43. “… to this day, I still continue the learning process to build upon the foundational lessons from my grandmother. I combine her teachings with the wisdom I glean from various sources…” – Martha Mutomba

44. “Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels.” — Lexie Saige

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

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

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47. “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

48. “Your sons weren’t made to like you. That’s what grandchildren are for.” – Jane Smiley

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49. “My great-great-great-grandmother walked as a slave from Virginia to Eatonton, Georgia… It is in memory of this walk that I chose to keep and to embrace my “maiden” name, Walker.” – Alice Walker

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

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51. “In the sky there are always answers and explanations for everything: every pain, every suffering, joy and confusion.” – Ishmael Beah

52. “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

53. “You think I can’t take your weight? I carried you when you were a baby and I could carry you now.” – Candice Carty-Williams

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

55. “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

56. Grandmom came back from that distance in time that separates grandmothers from their grandchildren and made herself a mother to me.” – Wendell Berry

57. “Grandmother, the true power behind the power.” – Lisa Birnbach

58. “There was so much fun going to the farm with grandma. In a group with other family members, grandma lead the way.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

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

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60. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.” – Ellen DeGeneres

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61. “I’m a very positive person. My grandmother taught me that happiness is both a skill and a decision, and you are responsible for the outcome.” – Helen McCroy

62. “My grandmother always told me how you start is how you finish.” – Bernie Mac

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63. “Every house needs a grandmother in it.” – Louisa Mae Alcott

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

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

66. “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

67. “What happens at Nana’s… stays at Nana’s.” – Unknown

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68. “A garden of love grows in a grandmother’s heart.” – Unknown

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

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

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

72. “When a child is born, so are grandmothers.” -Judith Levy

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

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

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75. “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

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

77. “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

78. “Grandma’s listen because they care and helpful advice always willing to share.” -Anitapoems

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79. “If you’re lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can.” -Regina Brett

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

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Grandma Quotes That Bring Memories To Make You Miss Her

81. “My grandmother, a dim, stern figure, named her children Lily and Violet, which I guess from seeing a picture of my mother’s paved, ugly backyard, was the nearest she came to a garden.” ― Emma Joy Crone

82. “A faint smell of lilac filled the air. There was always lilac in this part of town. Where there were grandmothers, there was always lilac.” ― Laura Miller

83. “Granny always said finding justice was as tough as putting socks on a rooster.” ― Jessica Maria Tuccelli

84. “I still loved Granny. It flowed out of my chest. With Granny gone, where would my love go?” ― Jessica Maria Tuccelli

85. “Grandma must have come to inspect the settings a hundred times, being a perfectionist. Her love was evident in every little thing that was present in the house. It was soothing to be back in the house.” ― Preethi Venugopala

86. “I want to be a sunshine grandma.” ― Kay Robertson

87. “Grandma; it was to grandma I truly wanted to have returned, but she was no more.” ― Obehi Peter Ewanfoh

88. “My grandmother was the only grandmother I ever met who smoked cigars.”

Roald Dahl

89. “As grandma said, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” ― A J Jacobs

90. “When Grandma’s last breath waltzed from that room, my heart opened wide like a parachute, and I realized she didn’t die. She simply found a silence she could call her own.” ― Jeffrey McDaniel

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91. My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.” ― Henny Youngman

92. “My grandmother was a great singer, and I used to love to hear her sing. She’d sing all the time.” ― Johnny Cash

93. “My grandmother was a woman of great strength and unconditional love.” ― Oprah Winfrey

94. “My grandmother was a huge influence. She was a schoolteacher, very intelligent and demanding.” ― Tom Selleck

95. “I have a very special bond with my grandmother. She’s always been a mother figure to me.” ― Reese Witherspoon

96. “My grandmother was a strong woman and a hard worker. She taught me so much about life.” ― Sandra Bullock

97. “My grandmother was a pioneer, a trailblazer. I feel like she passed down her strength and determination to me.” ― Will Smith

98. “My grandmother was a great source of inspiration and guidance for me. She was always there for me, no matter what.” ― Julia Roberts

99. “My grandmother was a kind and loving woman who taught me the importance of family and tradition.” ― Robert De Niro

100. “My grandmother was a big influence on my life. She taught me about love, about courage, about the power of perseverance.” ― Diane Keaton

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Which of these grandma quotes was your favorite?

Many things make your grandmother special.

She’s an amazing woman.

The lady with the warmest hug, someone you can always confide in, and the person with the wisest pieces of advice.

No woman can compare to your grandma.

If you’re lucky and she’s still alive, appreciate her because she’s a special woman in every sense.

Hopefully, the quotes above will help you celebrate her.

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