160 Most Amazing Grandmother Quotes That Will Touch Your Heart

Grandmother quotes -an extensive collection of quotations by famous authors, celebrities, and newsmakers- can help us to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandparents have made to our lives.

Late American humorist, Sam Levenson, said wryly, “The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” Everything in life can be laughed at, but it also must be acknowledged that grandparents are crucially important figures, both to their grandchildren and adult children, but also to society as a whole.

A recent study by Boston College found that “an emotionally close relationship between grandparent and grandchildren is associated with fewer symptoms of depression for both generations.”

Everyone’s got a special name for their Grandmother: Grandma, Nonna, Noni, the list goes on and on. Regardless of what you call her if you’re lucky enough to have her, she is probably pretty awesome. Full of wisdom, recipes and life lessons. She probably let you get away with things your parents wouldn’t.

This collection features the best quotes for those special grandmothers in our lives. It touches on love, mistakes, memories and the kind of wonderful advice most of us are lucky to receive. So, if you need to tell your grandma how special you think she is, these should help.

Don’t forget to take a look the wisdom from mothers love quotes, too.

Grandma Quotes

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

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

“Children are often spoiled because no one will spank grandma.” – Unknown

“I put my grandma on speed dial, it’s called insta-gram.” – Unknown

“What happens at Nana’s… stays at Nana’s.”

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

“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

“Wherever there is a Grandma, there a garden of love grows.”

“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

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

“If you are blessed to have a grandma, celebrate your special bond.”

“There is no other love that’s as special as the love of a grandma.
So warm and fuzzy, so calm and sweet, so cheerful and joyful.
Grandmas are definitely a special gift from God.
A treasure you must always keep.
Memories that are never fading but always alive and well in our minds.
Forever in my heart, Grandma…” – Hopal Green

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

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

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

“I carry within me
the heart of a warrior,
the mind of a pharaoh,
the soul of a goddess
and the wisdom of
my grandmothers’

“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

“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

“Grandmother. The true power behind the power.”

Great Quotes About Grandmothers

These quotes for grandmother are all positive words of love and inspiration about the wonderful blessing of being a grandmother.

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

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

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

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

“Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” – Margaret Mead

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

“Grandparents and grandchildren, together they create a chain of love linking the past, with the future. The chain may lengthen, but it will never part.” – Unknown

“My grandchildren may not have everything they want in this world, but that have a grandma that loves them more than anything in this world.” – Unknown

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

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

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

“The love between a grandmother and granddaughter is forever.” – Unknown

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

“Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while…..but our hearts forever.” – Unknown

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

“I believe that God sent us Grandparents as our legacy from above to share the moments of our life as extra measures of His love.” – Unknown

“When the child you love has a child you love with all that is within you, only then will you know just how grand being a grandparent truly is.” – Unknown

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

“She loved them so much that she felt a kind of hollowness on the inner surface of her arms whenever she looked at them- an ache of longing to pull them close and hold them tight against her.”

Best Grandma Quotes

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

“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

“Nobody can replace the love of a grandma. She has this magical ability to make everything feel better.” – Unknown

“Grandparents make the world … a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer.” – Unknown

“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

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

“I love my grandma with all my heart. Nothing could every change that.” – Unknown

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

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

“I love that I can tell Grandma anything and know that she will always have ears that truly listen and arms that always hold.” – Unknown

Albert Einstein Quote About Grandmother

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

“One friend came up with the name ‘Glam-ma’, short for Glamorous Grandmother. I loved it!” – Carol L. Covin

“Grandmothers and roses are much the same. Each are God’s masterpieces with different names.” – Author Unknown

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

“A grandmother is both a sword and a shield.” – Fredrik Backman

“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

“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

“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

“Being a mother and grandmother, my maternal instinct made me want to do for my associates what every mother wants to do for her children – what’s best for them.” – Mary Kay

“My grandmother’s last act on earth was a call for forgiveness, love, and tolerance.”

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Wonderful Grandmother Quotes & Sayings

Grandmothers are just like an angel for each and every child. The love, care, and blessings showered by them on their grandchildren are incomparable to anyone else’s. They love us for ourselves and are always there to guide us with their wisdom. Here, we have assembled some famous quotes on the grandmother. These quotations beautifully epitomize the loving relationship between a grandmother and her grandchild. Here another collection of thank you sayings to show how grateful you are.

“One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.” – Joy Hargrove

“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

“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.” – Rudolph Giuliani

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

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

“There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.” – Victor Hugo

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.” – Author Unknown

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

“I think I’m a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.” – George Eads

“Grandmother — a wonderful mother with lots of practice.” – Author Unknown

“Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” – Margaret Mead

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

“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

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

“A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television.” – Author Unknown

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

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

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

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

“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

“Grandmas don’t just say ‘that’s nice’ — they reel back and roll their eyes and throw up their hands and smile. You get your money’s worth out of grandmas.” – Author Unknown

“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

“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

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

“A grandma’s heart is a patchwork of love.” – Author Unknown

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

“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 

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

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

“Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories, and love.” – Author Unknown

“A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.” – Author Unknown

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

Short Grandma Quotes

“Being a grandmother provides you with an opportunity to help your grandchild gain a sense of who he or she really is.” – Deborah Williams and Linda A. Johnson

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

“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

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

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

“But most important, young at heart – much younger in our lifestyles than most of our grandparents were at the same age.” – Georgia Witkin

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

“My mother and grandmother raised me. Queens raised me.” – Lamar Odom

“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

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

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

“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

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

“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.” – Bryna Nelson Paston

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

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

“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

Cute Grandma Quotes

“Some of the world’s best educators are grandparents.” – Charles W. Shedd

“The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.” – Sam Levenson

“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

“Grandparents are a family’s greatest treasure, the founders of a loving legacy, The greatest storytellers, the keepers of traditions that linger on in cherished memory. Grandparents are the family’s strong foundation. Their very special love sets them apart. Through happiness and sorrow, through their special love and caring, grandparents keep a family close at heart.” – Author Unknown

“No one … who has not known that inestimable privilege can possibly realize what good fortune it is to grow up in a home where there are grandparents.” – Suzanne La Follette

“Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” – Margaret Mead

“Unconditional positive regard is rarely given by anyone except a grandparent.” – Author Unknown

“Grandmas and grandpas are grand-angels.” – Terri Guillemets

“Life with my grandma is full of warm hugs and sweet memories.” – Author Unknown

“There are many things in life I have taken for granted, but being a grandma will never be one of them.” – Author Unknown

“No one will love you like your Grandma does.” – Author Unknown

“Grandmas hold our hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.” – Author Unknown

“Happiness is being a grandma.” – Author Unknown

“You’re never too old to be a mother again.” – Author Unknown

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

Quotes For Grandmother

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

“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

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

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

“I feel like my grandparents and parents gave me a tremendous amount. And if I can pass some of that on, then I’ll be very happy.” – Caroline Kennedy

“Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.” – Jimmy Carter

“Grandparents should play the same role in the family as an elder statesman can in the government of a country. They have the experience and knowledge that comes from surviving a great many years of life’s battles and the wisdom, hopefully, to recognize how their grandchildren can benefit from this.” – Geoff Dench

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

“No spring, nor summer hath such grace. As I have seen in one autumnal face.” – John Donne

“Words can’t describe the happiness of holding your baby’s baby.” – Author Unknown

“Happiness is when your grandchild comes and hugs you just because.” – Author Unknown

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

“The advice from someone at the very end of their life is much different from someone in the middle.” – David Romanelli

“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

“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

I Love My Grandma Quotes

“I love my grandma with all my heart. Nothing could ever change that.” – Author Unknown

“Like a flower in the garden, your love beautifies my heart, there is no grandmother as amazing as you in the world, thank you Grandma for helping me to achieve my goals in life, you’re as precious as heaven to me, I love you.”

“You are my grandma, and I will always love you no matter what. I hope you get well soon, and I hope you get to hear this message. I wish you good health for many more years to come. You are the best grandma in the world, and I only want you around for as long as possible.”

“Dear grandma, do you know that you’re the most awesome grandmother in the world, I’m so happy I have a beautiful grandma like you, I love you.”

“I love you, grandma, you are like heaven in our heart, may the Lord bless and protect you.”

“Dear grandma, your heart is full of love and care; I have never seen another grandmother as beautiful as you. You will ever be amazing to my heart.”

“You are the sunshine of our heart, I will always cherish you forever, I love you, Grandma.”

“Soon I will be an old, white-haired lady into whose lap someone places a baby, saying, ‘Smile, Grandma!’ I, who myself so recently was photographed on my grandmother’s lap.” – Liv Ullmann

“Thank you for warming me when I’m cold, thank you for caring for me, I love you, Grandma.”

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

“Your love flourishes in our heart like the rose flower, thank God we have a grandmother so amazing, you are a precious gift from heaven, I love you grandmother.”

“Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.” – Edward H. Dreschnack

“You made our home full of love and harmony, there is no place like home because you are there, your love will always shine in our heart, we love you, grandma.”

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

“You are our beautiful home, I love the feeling of your hands when you hold them, your smiles are as warm as the morning sunshine, awakening every spirit of love and hope in my heart, I will always cherish you, I love my grandma.”

Grandmother Love: Celebrating the Heart and Soul of Family

What makes grandmothers special?

Grandmothers are special for numerous reasons: they offer unconditional love, wisdom gained from experience, and a nurturing presence that comforts and guides. They often act as the family’s cornerstone, providing support and stability through their knowledge and traditions. Grandmothers also tend to spoil their grandchildren with affection and sometimes, treats, making them an endless source of warmth and care.

What is a good quote for a grandmother?

A heartfelt quote that captures the essence of what grandmothers mean to us is: “A grandmother is both a sword and a shield.” This quote reflects the dual role grandmothers play in protecting their grandchildren from harm while also empowering them to tackle life’s challenges.

What is an appreciation quote for a grandmother?

An appreciation quote that beautifully acknowledges a grandmother’s unique role is: “Grandmothers hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.” This quote underscores the lasting impact a grandmother has on our lives, well beyond the moments we spend together.

How can I show my grandmother she is appreciated?

Show your grandmother she is appreciated by spending quality time with her, listening to her stories, and expressing your love and gratitude through words or thoughtful gestures. Consider writing her a letter, bringing her flowers, or simply telling her what she means to you.

Why are grandmother quotes important?

Grandmother quotes are important because they encapsulate the emotions and special bonds shared with our grandmothers. They help us express what we often struggle to say in everyday words and can be a source of comfort and joy both to grandmothers and those who love them.

Can grandmother quotes be used for special occasions?

Yes, grandmother quotes are perfect for special occasions such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, or Grandparents’ Day. They can add a personal touch to cards, gifts, and speeches, making the celebration even more memorable.

How can I personalize a quote for my grandmother?

Personalize a quote for your grandmother by adding a personal note or memory that relates to the quote. You can also customize a quote by adapting it to include specific details that reflect your relationship with her, making the sentiment even more special and tailored just for her.