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Grandmother Quotes

We’ve collected the best Grandmother Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Tara Westover, Richie Havens, Alice Walker, Gavin Esler, Sarah Gadon. Use them as an inspiration.

Because I never attended elementary schools of any kind, I missed most of the books that were popular with other kids my age. There was an exception, however, which was ‘Harry Potter.’ My grandmother gave me the first book when I was about 13, and I read it, then read all the rest.
I actually grew up with people from all over the world. There wasn’t enough of a difference to feel different from anybody else. Their grandmother hollered at me like my grandmother hollered at all the kids when anybody did anything wrong. And their parents did the same thing.
Since the time of the witch burnings, the grandmothers and the healers and the midwives have been systematically targeted. And burned at the stake for hundreds of years, decimating whole communities.
I spent the first three years of my life with my parents, grandmother and two aunties in a tiny council house in Glasgow.
My grandmother is British. She was in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during World War II. That’s where she met my grandfather, who was sailing for the British Royal Navy. She was a war bride.
I remember visiting my grandmother Adele in Ponce Inlet, Florida, when I was three years old, and she had an IBM electric typewriter. I thought that this electric typewriter was about the most fascinating toy in the world – I liked the little bell and the sounds and the feel of the keys and especially the erase key.
My grandmother had been a part of the civil rights movement.
My grandmother spent her whole life working as a maid, a cook and a babysitter, barely scraping by, but still working hard to give my mother, her only child, a chance in life, so that my mother could give my brother and me an even better one.
I’ve always been in love with Melbourne. When I was 12, I was taken into the city by my grandmother to go to the ballet for the first time.
Estee Lauder was my grandmother. She was an iconic and powerful woman, but to us, she was just Estee. She was the first person to teach me how important it is to be passionate and proud of what you do, and always talked about ‘balance.’
When the grandmothers of today hear the word ‘Chippendales’, they don’t necessary think of chairs.
Jean Kerr
My mom grew up without a father because he died in the Korean War. And my grandmother, her life was completely upended because of that.
My grandmother, who taught me how to cook, didn’t know how to read.
My maternal grandmother had what might be described in a school report as a ‘lively imagination.’ She told us that she was a direct descendant of Sir Christopher Wren.
I come from Texas, and my grandmother and mother were born in Arkansas.
I think my mother and grandmother had style even though we’re humble Southern people.
Even my grandmother would tell me that girls should not wrestle, it’s a man’s game.
For a southern belle, my grandmother was remarkably modern. She threw my grandfather out, for one thing – some kind of argument about bourbon whiskey – shortly after the birth of their third child, and then went back to school to get herself a teaching certificate.
Why do we want to win an award? Yes, my grandmother would be very proud, but I think it’s also so people can hear, ‘Oh, this show won an award. I guess it’s good. I should watch it now.’
My grandmother was a big Elvis fan, and I am, too, because she played Elvis, and she would keep me all the time when my dad was out of town.
When we were making ‘Toy Story,’ my grandmother was very ill, and she knew she was not going to make it. I went back to visit her, and there was a moment during that visit that I had to say goodbye, and I knew I’d never be seeing her again. I looked at her and knew that I was looking at her for the last time.
I can understand the value of the immigrant experience and that we have become the nation that we are because people like my grandmother were able to make a life in this country.
Tinsel on our Christmas trees is a Hart family staple started by my grandmother, Helen Hart.
With each generation, women‘s ability to live the lives they choose reaches a place their grandmothers never thought possible. But that doesn’t mean everything is perfect or that our work is finished.
My grandmother was fond of painting and playing the piano. She had been given lessons by Emmanuel Chabrier, who used to spend the summer months in nearby Membrolle.
Yves Chauvin
During a visit to California, when a friend of my grandmother’s told my parents that I must be deaf because I was not responding to sounds, my father was absolutely convinced that I was simply being stubborn.
Changing a diaper is a lot like getting a present from your grandmother – you’re not sure what you’ve got but you’re pretty sure you’re not going to like it.
I grew up in Florida, which is the land of flea markets and swap meets. My grandmother loved to go these places, and she’d take me along.
When I was 5 years old, I told my grandmother I was going to play hockey in the Olympics. Fifteen years later, I competed in my first Olympics.
My maternal grandmother, Annie Sparks, lived with our family during the while I was growing up. When I came home from school, after having made a detour to the kitchen to pour a glass of milk and fix a thick peanut butter sandwich on easy-to-tear white bread, I would go up to her sitting room.
My grandmother had this high-tech security system – a rusty nail she used to lock the door.
I used to wonder, when my grandmother would tell me what the wolf said to the jackal, how these animals can talk. And, she would say, ‘in my stories, animals talk. Shut up and listen.’
My Chinese grandmother was a dressmaker, so I always enjoyed dressing up and looking cool.
My grandmother actually was not a lawyer, but it feels like I was surrounded by lawyers.
My grandmother taught me how to make the basic pate brise pastry crust when I was young. The one thing I learned simply by eating her endless variations on delicious tarts for dinner every night is that this dough can be used for just about anything – sweet or savory.
It’s in the history books, the Holocaust. It’s just a phrase. And the truth is it happened yesterday. It happened to my mother. I never met my grandmothers or my grandfathers. They were all wiped up in the gas chambers of Nazi Germany.
My grandmother had a great saying. It always stuck with me: ‘People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.’ They’ve got to see it and feel it. And it’s for real. And that’s all. Be who you are.
I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism.
I fell in love with music at the age of four, and I remember my grandmother being on the piano teaching me some church songs, some primary songs.
Each new generation builds on the work of the previous one, gaining new perspective. New verbs are introduced. We Google strange and dangerous places. We tweet mindlessly to the cosmos. We Facebook our own grandmothers. I, for one, don’t want to be left behind.

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