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40 Grandma Quotes to Celebrate the Queens of our Family

Grandmother looking out the window

Did you know you’re more deeply connected to your grandmother than you thought? Turns out, it’s not just the sumptuous meals for you or stories she recounts. Scientifically, she carried your mom, who was nurturing one of the millions of eggs that eventually led to you.1 How’s that for a bond?

I was pretty blown away when I read this fact. No wonder my connection with my feisty grandma is so robust! And I’m sure many of you can relate. Just like the queens they are, grandmas are solid pillars in our lives. They’re loving and wise and will whip up your favorite pie at midnight just to show their boundless affection.

So, to pay homage to these incredible matriarchs, here are some grandma quotes that will make you appreciate them even more.

Fun fact about the number of grandparents in the U.S.
(Source: “Grandparent Health Around the World: FCHIP’s 2023 Grandparents Day Report.” Lure Children’s Hospital, 2023.)

Heartfelt Grandmother Quotes

A quote about grandmothers

“And like that, I said goodbye to my grandmother like we were two people who met in a coffee shop, shared a lifetime of stories and left wanting more, but knowing we’d meet there again.”—Darnell Lamont Walker

“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

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

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

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

“My grandmother is my Angel on Earth.”—Catherine Pulsifer

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

“A grandmother always has time for you, even if the rest of the world is busy.”—G. Saunders

“If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.”—Victor Hugo

Fun fact about working grandmothers caring for their grandkids.
(Source: Leszko, M. “Grandmothers at work: juggling families and jobs, by Madonna Harrington Meyer.” Journal of Women & Aging, 2016.)

Humorous Grandma Quotes

Funny quote about grandmas.

“The best baby-sitters, 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

“Most grandmas have a touch of scallywag.”—Helen Thompson

“My grandma administering the Heimlich is her at her most affectionate.”—Glen Nesbitt

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

    “Grandchildren are the best excuse I know to do all the undignified things that are so much fun.”—Marion C. Garretty 

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

    “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.”—Fredrik Backman

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

    “Obviously there was something to this grandmother business. So far as I could tell, it was like being the Queen of England, minus the inconvenience of having to wear a crown.”—Elizabeth Berg 

    Fun fact about grandparents nurturing their grandchildren.
    (Source: Mannson, D. “The Joy of Grandparenting: A Qualitative Analysis of Grandparents.” Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 2016.)

    Short and Sweet Granda Quotes

    Grandchild quote about seeking comfort from grandma.

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

    “I was an angel in her eyes, no matter what the facts were, no matter what anyone else happened to think.”—Judy Langford Carter

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

    “I love to hold your hands, grandma. They lead me back to the time before I began.”—Pamela Dugdale

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

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

    “Grandmother: the true power behind the power.”—Lisa Birnbach 

    “If God intended us to follow recipes, he wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.”—Linda Henley

    “Grandma is the person you go to when no one else will listen.”—Maya V. Patel

    Fun fact about employed grandparents juggling work to care for their grandchildren.
    (Source: Lee et al. “More Caregiving, Less Working: Caregiving Roles and Gender Difference.”  Journal of Applied Gerontology, 2015.)

    Touching Grandchildren Quotes

    “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

    “Grandma’s home is her grandchildren’s second home, a sort of security blanket they can escape to when the world is unfriendly.”—Janet Lanese

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

    “I am where I am today because my grandmother gave me the foundation of success.”—Oprah Winfrey 

    “Secreted in the basements and attics of memory are the hidden treasures of family history that only a grandmother can recall, write and hand down.”—Lois Wyse 

    “My grandmother used to say life was so much easier when you were simple-minded. It’s taken me almost my whole life to understand what she meant.”—Brian Andreas

    “My grandma blows my mind. To me, she exemplifies what a loving, accepting Christian is.”—Matt Bomer

    “Whenever I would get too nosy as a child, my grandmother would say, “When you learn someone else’s secret, your own secrets aren’t safe. Dig up one, release them all.”—Sarah Addison Allen

    “There’s no place like home—except grandma’s house.”Unknown

    Fun fact about grandparents sharing the highlights of growing old.
    (Source: Krogstad, J.M. “5 facts about American grandparents.” Pew Research Center, 2015.)

    Final Thoughts

    I hope these grandma quotes have reminded you of the special bond between grandmothers and grandchildren. So, make time to appreciate yours today. Give them a call, invite or visit them for tea, or simply send them a heartfelt message. After all, grandmas are like second moms, best friends, and superheroes all rolled into one.

    What are your favorite grandma quotes? Share them with us in the comments below!

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    1. The Incredible Human Egg.” Fertility Answers, 2024. ↩︎
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