Best Quotes About Grandchildren

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

Never have children, only grandchildren. -Gore Vidal

The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia. -Sparky Anderson

Our children are not going to be just 'our children' – they are going to be other people's husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren. -Mary Calderone

We need to work our level best in this legislative session to help grow Montana's economy, so that grandchildren can stay in Montana, grandchildren can visit their grandmother and grandfather by driving across town, not flying across the country. -Brian Schweitzer

We owe it to each other – and to our children and grandchildren – to leave our planet in a better state than when we found it. -Christopher Dodd

There is a lot of room for improvement in Social Security. We owe our children the most financially sound system possible. They will have paid into it their entire working lives. They deserve to be protected by it. for our children and grandchildren. -Mitch McConnell

I do not want our children and grandchildren to live in a world where everyday they fear some regional strongman with weapons of mass destruction. We need to send a message to these future would-be bullies: you will not be allowed to threaten the world. -George Voinovich

I believe keeping our promises should be our highest priority and that means saving Social Security and Medicare while preserving the American dream for our children and grandchildren. -Tom Coburn

The work completed during the special session was just the beginning. During those six days we lit a spark that will positively impact the lives of our children and grandchildren, but the full fire is yet to come. -Joe Manchin

I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren. -Astrid Lindgren

I write to tell my grandchildren where they come from, and what their grandparents were up to, and I hope they will in their own way continue. I invite anyone else to listen in. -Arthur Hertzberg

The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book? -David Attenborough

Every place in the country you should get a license that shows you know how to safely store it, keep it away from your children or grandchildren. You should have to license it so the police can trace it if it's used in a crime. -Michael D. Barnes

These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren. This could be one of the big moments in your life; don't make it your last! -John Dillinger

What we are effectively doing, I say this to the young people of America whom my colleagues represent, is leaving our children and grandchildren the tab for fighting a war, letting them pay for the lion's share of it by simply adding it to the national debt. -John Spratt

If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer. -Paul D. Boyer

With my support, the House of Representatives recently voted to permanently repeal the death tax so that family farms and businesses can be passed down to children and grandchildren. -Doc Hastings

At this stage I am not involved with young adults as closely as many other writers. My children are grown up and my grandchildren are still quite young. -Margaret Mahy

And I have to tell you as a grandmother, I worry about the fact that my grandchildren are going to be paying for all the spending, including military spending, that has gone on and the tax cuts that have come through. -Geraldine Ferraro

I'm a widower with three sons and seven grandchildren. One of my sons is my partner on the ranch. -Wilford Brimley

I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent, then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do, what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren. -Ellen Barkin

Where I grew up in Dallas, things might be a little more traditional. People have the same things in mind. They're supposed to grow up, go to college, get a job, get married, and have children, grandchildren. That's the world I grew up in. -Lisa Loeb

Now we are raising the debt limit 3 times, up to $8 trillion, so that our children and our grandchildren will have to pay for the cost of our expenditures. -Chaka Fattah

If we do not act now to strengthen Social Security, the system that so many depend upon today will be unable to meet its promises to tomorrow's retirees, and it will burden our children and grandchildren with exhaustive taxes. -Chris Chocola

I love to be with my son and my grandchildren, like normal people. I have no particular idea of what I represent to other people. It's very mysterious to me. I don't understand it. -Omar Sharif

I regret the whole worlds that will never come into existence, the children, the grandchildren, all the human possibilities that never were and never will be. -Maggie Gallagher

If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers' kids in there to fight and die. -F. Murray Abraham

I have four grown children and two tiny grandchildren. -Brock Yates

Gwen and I have four children and ten grandchildren. -David Wilkerson

Our members are very much maligned. Obviously the average age is 60 something, but they all have children and grandchildren, they understand what we need to do, they want to win. -Francis Maude

I don't want my grandchildren to go through what I went through. -Art Modell

I'm most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you don't have that, you really don't have very much. -Bob Newhart

Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation. -Warren Beatty

My mother said, Don't worry abot what people think now. Think about whether your children and grandchildren will think you've done well. -Lord Mountbatten

I think when I have kids and grandchildren I will be very proud to have them watch this movie. -Mike Myers

Finally, I do not believe that we should punish American families who have worked diligently to provide for themselves and want to pass along their success to their children and grandchildren. -Howard Coble

I don't put off any time with my grandchildren. I don't put off a thing. -Lynn Redgrave

But with a rate of return of 1.6 percent or less, or a negative rate of return, our children and our grandchildren, if we do not make changes, will in fact not have a secure retirement. Indeed, they will not have the funds when they go to retire to even minimally get by. -John Shadegg

I reluctantly left the series because a) my age. I'm 68 tomorrow and time is very precious for me to spend time at home with my family and especially with the grandchildren. They're aged 7 and 5. After three years I became homesick for my home. -Richard Briers

If the massive invasion is not stopped, we are going to be flooded to the extent that we will drift into third world status. For our children and for our grandchildren, we cannot fail on this issue. -Virgil Goode

Hollow commitments to action in the future are insufficient. Deferring difficult issues must not be tolerated. Our children and grandchildren expect us to speak and act decisively. -Jenny Shipley

The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America. -Dennis Cardoza

Since the new film has been out, I'm doing quite a lot but then in July I will start doing things at home. I have to fix the house up, see the grandchildren and such. -Jeremy Bulloch

I have three grandchildren and am hoping for 20. -Maureen Forrester

I am a Soviet man, and Yeltsin is a Soviet man – maybe our grandchildren will be different. -Aleksandr Lebed

Perhaps we shall also have to hold in check other coloured peoples who will soon be in their certain prime, and thus preserve the world, which is the world of our blood, of our children and of our grandchildren. -Heinrich Himmler

My last son is leaving to go to college; my grandchildren are being born. My mother is living with me. -Sally Field

My real achievement is my daughter and my three beautiful grandchildren. -Marilyn Horne

We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth and ensure that our children and grandchildren have a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live. -Jim Clyburn

Elephants and grandchildren never forget. -Andy Rooney

Your sons weren't made to like you. That's what grandchildren are for. -Jane Smiley

If we care about the children, the grandchildren, the future generations, we need to make sure that they do not become the cannon fodder of the future. -Helen Thomas

The human overpopulation issue is the topic I see as the most vital to solve if our children and grandchildren are to have a good quality of life. -Alexandra Paul

Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother. -Claudette Colbert

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

When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities – locally, nationally and globally – that share the characteristics of all successful communities. -William J. Clinton

When our most important issue is the debt that we're piling on our children and grandchildren, I think it's pretty helpful to have someone in the U.S. Senate who has actually managed billions of dollars and knows how to cut billions of dollars. -Carly Fiorina

President Abbas, you've dedicated your life to advancing the Palestinian cause. Must this conflict continue for generations, or will we enable our children and our grandchildren to speak in years ahead of how we found a way to end it? That's what we should aim for, and that's what I believe we can achieve. -Benjamin Netanyahu

I am one of 40 grandchildren. What bothers me about the whole trust-fund thing is that it sort of presumes that everything is handed to you. And if there is one thing about my family that I do identify with, it is that everyone is extremely hardworking. -Rooney Mara

I want my children and grandchildren to see what I look like now. -Kylie Bax

My great-grandchildren will not be able to enjoy the Gulf Coast of Louisiana the way I have. -Ian Somerhalder

I have three adult children, and I have four grandchildren. I want to stop the deficits. I want to make sure that we're not passing on to my children and my grandchildren deficits and that we cannot repay and that they will have to repay and maybe they won't be able to repay them. -Doug Hoffman

It's been in the back of my head for five or six years, but more on the local level to get involved and try to create a better environment for my children and grandchildren. -Jon Runyan

I have never once regretted missing a business opportunity so that I could be with my children and grandchildren. -Mitt Romney

I think one of my father's great legacies is the people that he inspired and the generation that he inspired transformed America through civil rights, women's rights, equal justice, and they've passed that on to their children and grandchildren. -Caroline Kennedy

If we don't change the way Washington operates we're going to bankrupt our children and grandchildren. -David Dewhurst

Imagine that everything you are typing is being read by the person you are applying to for your first job. Imagine that it's all going to be seen by your parents and your grandparents and your grandchildren as well. -Tim Berners-Lee

My first generation of young readers now have not only children, but some of them have grandchildren to whom they're introducing their old passion. -Diane Duane

I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children, my grandchildren and of course with my wife. -Nelson Mandela

I said tonight I wanted to talk to you about love. Look into your hearts. This is our country. This is our future. These are our children and grandchildren. You can trust Mitt. -Ann Romney

We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better. -Mitt Romney

What has made America amazing has been the fact that throughout our history, throughout the more than 200 years of our history, there have been men and women of courage who stood up and decided it was more important to look out for the future of their children and their grandchildren than their own political futures. -Scott Walker

Let this be our time in history so that someday we can tell our children and grandchildren that we were there, that we changed the course of history for the better. -Scott Walker

The ideal death, I think, is what was the ideal Victorian death, you know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop. -Terry Pratchett

What makes America amazing is that there have always been men and women of courage who were willing to think more about the future of their children and grandchildren than they did about their own political careers. -Scott Walker

If my grandchildren were to look at me and say, 'You were aware species were disappearing and you did nothing, you said nothing', that I think is culpable. I don't know how much more they expect me to be doing, I'd better ask them. -David Attenborough

My grandchildren are fabulous and funny. -Erica Jong

My goals have changed throughout my life. At one time it was winning awards, selling out concert dates, selling more albums than anyone else. Now, my goals are to see my grandchildren grown, live a long and healthy life with my family and friends and travel the world. -Reba McEntire

It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children's and grandchildren's fates, are decided. -Hillary Clinton

My wife and my three kids and my grandchildren are my life, but my horses and my dogs are everything else. -William Shatner

There is a battle to be waged over what kind of country we are going to leave our children and grandchildren and that battle is happening now in Washington, not two years from now. -John Thune

My children were born into this. They will always be the grandchildren of the President and First Lady of the United States. -Columba Bush

I play with my grandchildren. I tend to my garden, which I love. Of course, I love to read, and family is really what it's all about. -Julie Andrews

I get on fine with my mum and dad, but if they want to see the grandchildren, they come to me. -Aaron Taylor-Johnson

If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it will be women who make it so. -Isabel Allende

I've three children, three grandchildren, I work, I travel, and I'm very happily married. I'm very satisfied and happy with my life and there really isn't anything I want. -Joan Collins

I do have the most marvelous husband, children, and grandchildren. -Barbara Bush

For the sake of our health, our children and grandchildren and even our economic well-being, we must make protecting the planet our top priority. -David Suzuki

What about our children and grandchildren and their children and grandchildren? Do we not want them to live healthy and happy lives? -David Suzuki

You better arm yourselves to answer your children's and grandchildren's questions… no matter what the question is… without being judgmental. -Josh McDowell

I have two grandchildren. -Gloria Allred

When my twin grandchildren, Linda and Lyeke, were born two years ago, it changed me. I felt it was the essence of what life is about, and I cried all day. When my son Pierre, their father, was born I didn't cry like that. -Andre Rieu

In my house, we speak Spanglish to the dogs, to the grandchildren, to the kids. -Cristina Saralegui

By the time I sit down and face the blank page I am raring to go. I tell it as if I'm talking to my best friend or one of my grandchildren. -Michael Morpurgo

I'm thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college. So world domination – in terms of providing for my family – is absolutely my goal. -Nicki Minaj

The fabric of North Carolina and what makes our state so special is our families and our common desire for a brighter future for our children. No matter what your family looks like, we all want the same thing for our families – happiness, health, prosperity, a bright future for our children and grandchildren. -Kay Hagan

Well, you know, my wife and I have eight children. We have now 19 grandchildren. -Mike DeWine

I hear music that comes out of need, out of grief, sorrow, suffering and out of overcoming these things, as well. That journey to freedom still goes on today. It's an incremental change, the culmination of many events in your own life and the lives of your children and grandchildren. -Kathleen Battle

My children and grandchildren loved the secret servicemen and women that served us. I was honoured that they thought I was important enough to protect. -Andrew Card

I go to my grandchildren. They keep their grandpa informed on what's going on. -Ben Vereen

I have been described as the grandfather of climate change. In fact, I am just a grandfather and I do not want my grandchildren to say that grandpa understood what was happening but didn't make it clear. -James Hansen

I was an early reader, and my grandmother, who as a child had been forbidden to read by a father who believed books to be frivolous time-wasters, delighted in putting her favorite volumes into her grandchildren's hands. -Alan Bradley

I care about my legacy that I'm leaving, not only for my fans, but for my wife and my children and my grandchildren. I want them to look back and say, 'He did it right and he stood up for what is right.' -Josh Turner

You can give your Social Security check to any organization, public or private, or to individuals. You can donate it to your favorite political party. You can give the funds to a student scholarship – for your grandchildren, for example – or to somebody who has a medical need. Or you can invest your government check in free enterprise. -Mark Skousen

With your own children, you love them immediately – and with grandchildren, it's exactly the same. -Kevin Whately

I really don't have any weaknesses. I do have areas of my life that I am working on to grow, heal and evolve. Giving myself permission to rest is an area I am working on. Not rescuing my children and grandchildren is another area. -Iyanla Vanzant

I don't read young adult or children's books, now that my grandchildren are beyond the age of my reading to them. I read reviews, and so I'm aware of what's out there. But I tend not to read the books. -Lois Lowry

I often compare myself as a kid to my own grandchildren, who are around 11 and 14 now. That's the age kids usually read my book. And I remember myself; we'd gone through a world war. My father was an army officer so I was aware of what was going on. But I wasn't bombarded with images of catastrophe like many kids are today. -Lois Lowry

As the great grandchildren of the industrial revolution, we have learned, at last, that the heedless pursuit of more is unsustainable and, ultimately, unfulfilling. Our planet, our security, our sense of equanimity and our very souls demand something better, something different. -Gary Hamel

I am a human being. I started out with virtually nothing. I worked my way up like so many businesspeople have and made ourselves great in this country. And that is what we have to make sure we preserve for our grandchildren and future generations all the way through. -Douglas R. Oberhelman

All of our competitors around the world, every country is investing more in infrastructure as a percentage of their GDP than we are. And down the road our children and grandchildren will have to compete with that more and more. -Douglas R. Oberhelman

The grandchildren should not bear the debts of the grandparents. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Like many dads I know, I've long been motivated in all aspects of my life by my love for my children – and my desire to make the world better a better place for them, my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren. -Tom Carper

My family – my husband, my daughters, my grandchildren, my great-grandchildren, all of them – are the most important thing in the world to me. -Carolina Herrera

Feeling good about yourself and your life is very important. I'm a happy woman, happy with my husband, my daughters, my grandchildren. We all get along quite well, and that keeps me centered. -Carolina Herrera

My grandparents invented joylessness. They were not fun. I've already had more fun with my grandchildren than my grandparents ever had with me. -Billy Crystal

I love music of all kinds, but there's no greater music than the sound of my grandchildren laughing; my kids, too. -Sylvia Earle

I've often accused my grandchildren of never having seen one of my films. -Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

No mother wants to hear her son say he's gay. Those two words rip the picture of a daughter-in-law and grandchildren into pieces. I felt sorry for my mom and wanted her to know everything was going to be all right. But then she said, 'I don't really care, Johnny, as long as I know that you are going to be happy.' -Johnny Weir

Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is dishonor in being slave-owners. -Mahatma Gandhi

I'm a man with many defects. I love. I sing. I dream. I was born in the poor countryside. I was raised in the countryside, planting corn and selling sweets made by my grandmother. My children, my two daughters are with me and I want a better world for my grandchildren, for your grandchildren. -Hugo Chavez

I want to see my grandchildren grow up. I want to be there for my friends. I want to be able to love the person in my life. I want to work. I want to do something I've never done, which is save money. I've never bought anything. I have nothing. -Marianne Faithfull

I have two grandchildren. I want to hand them a planet and community that is really thriving. -Donald Berwick

When I was a little girl, if I didn't eat my soup, my mother would say, 'You have to think of all the Chinese children who have nothing to eat.' But now, for my children, Chinese people make everything, and for my grandchildren, they buy everything. -Diane von Furstenberg

Cyberspace is colonising what we used to think of as the real world. I think that our grandchildren will probably regard the distinction we make between what we call the real world and what they think of as simply the world as the quaintest and most incomprehensible thing about us. -William Gibson

I work every day from 9:30 or so until lunchtime. In the afternoons, I become a normal person – go shopping and do the garden and look after my grandchildren. -Deborah Moggach

Someone comes every morning at nine o'clock to see if I am still alive. I do get lonely, yes, but I have the children who come and see me. I see all my children every week, and there are the grandchildren, too. -Tony Benn

I've got four lovely children, ten lovely grandchildren, and I left parliament to devote more time to politics, and I think that what is really going on in Britain is a growing sense of alienation. People don't feel anyone listens to them. -Tony Benn

I love skiing, I love the sun, I love my children, I love my grandchildren, I love my family and friends… and whatever I haven't done. -Donna Karan

By bringing current events into the classroom, everyday discussion, and social media, maybe we don't need to wait for our grandchildren's questions to remind us we should have paid more attention to current events. -Adora Svitak

I can't control life for my grandchildren, so how could I control a story? Sometimes I try to force something, and after working and working on that chapter, I realise that I am swimming against the current. I will never get there. So I have to let go of whatever previous idea I had about it and let the characters decide. -Isabel Allende

I am happier when I love than when I am loved. I adore my husband, my son, my grandchildren, my mother, my dog, and frankly, I don't know if they even like me. But who cares? Loving them is my joy. -Isabel Allende

I fix my grandchildren's computers. -Alan Alda

I'm not as concerned about me. What's happened to me has been great. I got five great kids. Seventeen grandchildren. -Joe Paterno

I believe everyone should have a good death. You know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. Because after all, tears are appropriate on a death bed. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop. -Terry Pratchett

My wife, my daughters, even my grandchildren are funny. You've got to keep a sense of humor because anger destroys you. -Michael Caine

People ask how I can be a conservative and still want higher taxes. It makes my head spin, and I guess it shows how old I am. But I thought that conservatives were supposed to like balanced budgets. I thought it was the conservative position to not leave heavy indebtedness to our grandchildren. -Ben Stein

What we are doing is, rather than living on the interest of our basic biological capital, we're using up our capital, so we're dipping into our capital. We're using up what should be our children's and grandchildren's legacy. -David Suzuki

It doesn't give me any satisfaction to think that my concerns will be validated by my grandchildren's generation. I would love to be wrong in everything. My grandchildren are my stake in the near future, and it's my great hope that they might one day say, 'Grandpa was part of a great movement that helped to turn things around.' -David Suzuki

'Grandmother' doesn't mean that you have gray hair and you retire and stay home cooking cakes for your grandchildren. -Carine Roitfeld

It's easy to laugh at etiquette, but in a hundred years, our children's grandchildren will almost certainly be laughing at us. -Sara Sheridan

Modern medicine has presented us with a Faustian bargain: Our aging bodies can bankrupt our children and grandchildren. We have run into the 'law of diminishing returns' in health care, where we are often doing more and more, with higher and higher technology, at more and more cost, for less and less benefit. -Richard Lamm

The sun setting on the Ucayali, with the Andean foothills in the background, and the taste of freshly cut papaya in my mouth, restoring a body utterly shattered, made for one of those 'ones to tell the grandchildren' memories. -Mark Barrowcliffe

We can no longer continue with a status quo energy policy. We must create sustainable clean energy jobs and leave the planet to our children and grandchildren in better shape than we found it. -Jeff Merkley

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. -Billy Graham

Now that I'm a grandfather myself, I realize that the best thing about having grandkids is that you get the kid for the best part of the ride – kind of like owning a car for only the first 10,000 miles. You can have your grandchildren for a couple of days and then turn them back over to the parents. -Willard Scott

I was nice to the people in the Philippines for the two and a half years I was there, because I knew eventually I'd have to kiss up to them so my grandchildren could have toys. -Don Rickles

My grandchildren just know me now as Mr. Potato Head. -Don Rickles

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

Taking care of our families isn't just about putting food on the table today. It's about ensuring that our children and grandchildren will have a habitable world where they can get to know various species of sea turtles. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

Don't gamble the future of your children and Malaysia; think and contemplate because your vote will determine not only the future of the country but also your grandchildren. -Najib Razak

Here in Spain, there are Argentine Jews, children and grandchildren of immigrants of Jews who fled Germany or Austria in the thirties, and in the seventies during the dictatorship, they had to go into exile again. -Antonio Munoz Molina

Forget the historic nature of his election having to do with skin color – Obama has an opportunity offered to few presidents: the chance to set the course of the nation for decades, if not generations, to come. Who knows: perhaps in the near future, our grandchildren will spend money with Obama's face on it. -Chuck Todd

I think my message to the politicians who have within their power the ability to make change is, 'Do you really, really not care about the future of your great-grandchildren? Because if we let the world continue to be destroyed the way we are now, what's the world going to be like for your great-grandchildren?' -Jane Goodall

Our nation is defined by an unshakable belief that we, the people, have the ability to control our destiny. A belief that anyone can reach out and grab opportunity and create a more prosperous future for themselves, their children and their grandchildren. -Tim Walz

Netscape brought the Internet alive with the browser. They made the Internet so that Grandma could use it, and her grandchildren could use it. The second thing that Netscape did was commercialize a set of open transmission protocols so that no company could own the Net. -Thomas Friedman

I spend a lot of time with the grandchildren. They love it when we sing together. It's fantastic to hear them, and they really can sing. I don't talk to them so much about 'Abba' and the past, but as they get older, they will become more aware. -Agnetha Faltskog

My life contains so many other things; I have my children, my grandchildren, my two dogs and a big place in the country. I have my own life. -Agnetha Faltskog

I can't even consider the prospect of grandchildren because I don't know if there will be anything left for them on Earth. That's how serious the problem is. We can't drink the water or breathe the air, and we're all dying from some sort of cancer. How many generations can sustain that? It frightens me terribly. -Patti Davis

I've been blessed with a wonderful husband, two caring daughters and sons-in-law, and four really special grandchildren. They have each enhanced my life. -Pat Nixon

If you want to live a hundred years, how do you want to live your life? At the age of 100, you should go shopping with your great-grandchildren, but not in a wheelchair. -Bikram Choudhury

As I celebrate life, I can't help but think how young my mom was when she died of a heart attack at 53. My mom didn't get to meet her grandchildren, but I'm determined to watch mine grow up. -Andie MacDowell

I want my grandchildren to be proud of me. That's the main thing. -George P. Shultz

I've always tried to live in the future and think about things and how to make things better. If you have great-grandchildren around, and their pictures are looking at you, well, that's the future. -George P. Shultz

That's the best thing that's ever happened to me, bar none, is having grandchildren and living by them and being part of their lives. -Helen Garner

I tell you one thing that makes me feel I haven't wasted my life, and that is I've got some grandchildren. You can't overestimate the kind of opening to the future that gives a person, I think. -Helen Garner

My husband and I, when we had our five children and they were grown, we thought we were entitled to grandchildren. And so we were just expecting this to happen; of course, nothing was happening. And then we kept begging, bribing, cajoling, anything – threatening to adopt our own grandchildren – and finally, we got some grandchildren. -Nancy Pelosi

I love being a grandmother. That feeling you have for your own child – you don't ever think it will be replicated, and I did wonder if I would have to 'pretend' with my grandchildren. But my heart was taken on day one. -Joanna Lumley

I am surrounded by my family, my beloved grandchildren, and my pack of dogs. -Christine Feehan

Elderly parents tend to think their relationship with their middle-aged children is smoother than the children do. Adult grandchildren, who have little stake in pulling away from their grandparents, tend to describe that relationship as less rose-colored than do Gram and Gramps. -Robin Marantz Henig

I think about my father and how sad it was that he never had grandchildren. -Cate Blanchett

My grandmother tended to divide life into 'nice' and 'not so nice.' Life in America, her apartment, her grandchildren: 'nice'; life before 1915: 'not so nice.' That's all I heard. -Amy Bloom

It's so great to be able to write from home. My bread is rising downstairs, and I'm upstairs writing. I have a writing room that my grandchildren consider one of their playrooms. -Cynthia Voigt

I'd like to see my grandchildren climb trees, not stand under them. I'd like to see them learn to make bread and brown it over a fire using my toasting fork. -Laurie Graham

Having lost both my parents as a teenager, family is so important to me, and I cherish my time with my children and grandchildren. I have four children, and they all became lawyers – as I was myself before I got into music. -Clive Davis

In seven books, I've written my fair share of baby epilogues. Pregnancies and births and even grandchildren have made an appearance in the final pages of my books. -Sarah MacLean

I want to tell mayors, county chiefs and heads of big companies: don't just chase GDP growth; don't chase the biggest profits at the expense of our children and grandchildren and at the cost of sacrificing our ecological environment. -Chen Guangbiao

It's now our responsibility to prove to ourselves, to other nations, and especially to our children and our grandchildren, that politics is full of fun; politics has some wisdom. Politics is freedom. -Joko Widodo

My children were educated in what were then Chinese schools, and they learned English as a subject. But they made up when they went to English-language universities. So they didn't lose out. They had a basic set of traditional Confucian values. Not my grandchildren. -Lee Kuan Yew

I have seven beautiful grandchildren, four of whom are girls. -Bernie Sanders

My grandchildren will be making money from the stories I write and sell as eBooks because they will continue to be making money. -J. A. Konrath

Friends often tell me how much their grandchildren enjoy 'Are You Being Served?' It doesn't matter that they were not even born when it was broadcast, or that they belong to a very different world. -Jeremy Lloyd

I want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world with clean air, pure drinking water, and an abundance of wildlife, so I've chosen to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation so I can make the world just a little bit better. -Bindi Irwin

People really are very concerned when they put their head on the pillow at night – they're concerned that America may cease to be what America has been because we are leveraging the future of our children and our grandchildren. -Marsha Blackburn

I tell my grandchildren – I've got seven of them – to go to college and get that degree first. I could have stayed in college and still recorded. Isn't that something? The kids of today are doing it. -Barbara Lynn

As an African-American, we stand on the shoulders of people who fought despite not seeing victories in their lifetime or even in their children's lifetime or even in their grandchildren's lifetime. So fatalism isn't really an option. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

I'm proud of my family, very proud – I have ten grandchildren, four children, and one wife. -Dan Shechtman

When my grandchildren are older and my great-grandchildren start growing up, first of all, I want them to be in Israel. I don't want them to leave the country because they have no choice. -Dan Shechtman

I have a terrible lifestyle. And I don't really see it changing. Maybe in 10 years I'll see it differently – I'll want to see my great-grandchildren and live forever. But right now, young Brittany is not setting things up for old Brittany. And young Brittany does not care. -Brittany Howard

I worry about my grandchildren because the Internet can be brutal. -Kris Jenner

I have grandchildren who are going to need every cent I make. -Letitia Baldrige

Our children and grandchildren are not going to have the same standard of living unless we educate that workforce. -Wayne Rogers

I'll let Democrats defend spending our grandchildren broke on entitlements. -Christopher Buckley

In Ireland, the tribes are called after the founder, as the Hy Conaill, Hy Fiachra, or sons of Conal, sons of Fiech, through grand, great-grand, and great-great-grandchildren. -Sabine Baring-Gould

What's just about a generation of people who rack up government debt for their own health care and retirement – while leaving their children and grandchildren to foot the bill? -Rupert Murdoch

A lot happens at 50, the best thing being that you just don't care anymore. At 40, you still care. At 30, you care way too much – and your twenties are quite frankly a nightmare. Bring on 60, I say: just imagine the joy of having grandchildren. -Jerry Hall

Laughing a lot is really good for you, embracing your children's future and embracing your grandchildren, and not having regrets and not being bitter and not being angry. -Jerry Hall

You see your children growing. You look at your grandchildren, and you say to yourself, 'What if I weren't here? Have I done all I can to prepare them for their role in life?' You realize that you never quite do everything, but you want to do better than what you have done. -Thomas S. Monson

I have 22 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and they keep me young. -Jimmy Carter

In the fields of southwest Iowa, my parents and grandparents worked and sacrificed. Like so many Iowans, the American Dream for them was never about wealth or fame. Their dream was to leave their children and grandchildren a better life, with greater opportunity, than their own. -Joni Ernst

Progressives believe in making progress, which is why I'm proud to endorse Hillary Clinton, who I know will continue fighting to ensure our children and grandchildren can achieve their highest and best dreams. -Tom Perez

The American people are tired of being told. They're tired of being told that this is as good as it gets. They're tired of hearing politicians in both parties tell us that we'll get to that tomorrow while we pile a mountain range of debt on our children and our grandchildren. -Mike Pence

I don't want anybody, whether it's my grandchildren or any of our employees' grandchildren, to have to apologise for working for Ford Motor Company. In fact, I want the opposite. I want them to look and say, 'What a difference we made!' -William Clay Ford, Jr.

We have four grown children and five grandchildren… so far! So, as you can imagine, family is extremely important to us. -Deborah Raney

If we're concerned about climate change as a country, we should have policies that make sure our great-grandchildren have a planet that's healthy and strong. -Cory Booker

They've lived here now for more than half of their lives, and they raised a family here and now have grandchildren here… It has become their home, but at the same time, for my parents, I don't think either of them will ever consciously think, 'I am an American.' -Jhumpa Lahiri

Unlike people of my generation, my children and my grandchildren have grown up living with, knowing, people who were outwardly gay and lesbian. And they have learned that they're just like us… And when you see that they're just like us, the rationale for discrimination melts away. -David Boies

Only one of my grandchildren is serious about a musical instrument. The others dabble in it. -Itzhak Perlman

Say what you will about 'Miracle on 34th Street'; I can take my grandchildren to it. If I had a maiden aunt, I could take her, or my ma and pa if they were alive. -Richard Attenborough

We owe it to our service men and women and their families, who sacrificed so much for our country, to find out the answers they deserve and make care and treatment for them, their children, and their grandchildren a priority. -Elizabeth Esty

Massive debts owed to foreign creditors weaken our global influence and threaten high inflation and steep tax increases for our children and grandchildren. -Evan Bayh

As a father and now a grandfather to three wonderful grandchildren, I know how magical the first year of a child's life is but also how much hard work it takes. Being able to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones is absolutely vital, especially early on. -Richard Branson

We are in a struggle against the forces of radical Islam and terror, which must be defeated for our children and our grandchildren. -Michael McCaul

I love to give money away. I don't know if it makes my children and grandchildren all that happy. -Jon Huntsman, Sr.

All my grandchildren bake. On a Saturday, Annabel's boys, Louis and Toby, always bake. Louis makes a chocolate cake, Toby makes banana or lemon drizzle. They're 12 and 10, and they can do it totally on their own. My son's twin girls, Abby and Grace, are 14; they make birthday cakes and like to do it on their own with Mum out of the way. -Mary Berry

I was brought up to believe that it's family first. Of all the people my parents knew, the family was most important. You always turn to your family, and the family supports you. We do what we can to support our young and go and see the grandchildren if they're doing plays at school and their sports events. -Mary Berry

I won't cook in deep fat. Years ago, I met a fireman who said most kitchen fires were caused by deep fat, and I don't think that's changed. Oven chips are good enough for my grandchildren, and they're chuffed with that. -Mary Berry

I honestly think there shouldn't be sugared drinks. All my grandchildren drink water all through the day. I've just had them to stay, and at breakfast, they have water. They don't even know what sugary drinks are. -Mary Berry

My mom marched into the reservation tent and reserved a Model X for herself. She drives a Jeep; she has four grandchildren. She didn't ask my dad. She just went ahead and did it. -Franz von Holzhausen

All humanity share a common future, and we must work to try and shape it together. This is our duty, and it is our responsibility to our children and grandchildren. -Reuven Rivlin

My mother would have been so crazy about my grandchildren. She was a fabulous grandmother, and she would have been absolutely crazed as a great-grandmother. I miss that part of her. -Judith Viorst

I think a law clerk told me about this tumblr and also explained to me what Notorious RBG was a parody on. And now my grandchildren love it, and I try to keep abreast of the latest that's on the tumblr. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The President of the United States has long been the leader of the free world. The president and, yes, the nominees of the country's great parties help define America to billions of people. All of them bear the responsibility of being an example for our children and grandchildren. -Mitt Romney

As a Colombian, the only way I can relate to my country is through suffering. I hope that my children and my grandchildren will relate to the beautiful country in a way that it is positive and loving. -Ingrid Betancourt

I have four of the most incredible children. And I have five grandchildren. -Florence Henderson

As apostles and prophets, we are concerned not only for our children and grandchildren but for yours as well – and for each of God's children. -Russell M. Nelson

Going to India to do a film is not an everyday affair. I thought I would do that one movie to show my grandchildren when I am 60. -Amy Jackson

Debt ceiling is something that, you know, any time the president asks for the authority to increase the debt ceiling, the debt burden on our children and grandchildren, I think that requires a pretty serious discussion, robust debate. -Ron Johnson

I once interviewed my grandma for a class project about the Second World War. After 70 years filled with marriage, children, grandchildren, death, poverty and triumph, the thing about which she was unquestionably the proudest and most excited was that she and her family did their part during the war. -J. D. Vance

I'm blessed with four great children and eight grandchildren. -Robert Kraft

It is a commitment to our children and grandchildren to preserve a statewide network of land and water resources, prime agricultural and forestry lands, and natural, historic, and recreational areas for them to enjoy. -Sonny Perdue

I tour Europe a lot. They still have a love and a fascination with the basic thing about music – how it feels and that being the focus. I've got people bringing their kids. And their kids bring their kids. The grandchildren are getting selfies with their Uncle Al. -Al Jarreau

I had to ask my grandchildren, 'What does it mean? I threw shade?' -Maxine Waters

My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was. -Angelina Jolie

I know I will leave my work unfinished. I just hope I planted enough seeds in my children and grandchildren that they will continue. -David Robinson

I can't think of anything that's hit me harder in my life than when I learned that three of our youngest grandchildren were diagnosed with Niemann-Pick C. -Ara Parseghian

It would be really cool to have my dad here to witness this, to see his grandchildren, to see this woman that I chose to share my life with, to just come walk on set and be like, 'Ah, this is how you make TV shows and movies.' -Sterling K. Brown

I have been blessed with a bunch of great kids, grandchildren, and daughters-in-law. It's been a great life. I know I am probably in the fourth quarter, but I am hoping for triple overtime. -Jerry Reinsdorf

I watch 'Singin' in the Rain' at least once a year with my grandchildren, and they just adore it. -Rita Moreno

I don't want to miss out on my grandchildren and my daughter, and doing Broadway would do just that. -Rita Moreno

We have to defeat Hillary Clinton, or the country we know will not be the country our children and grandchildren grow up in. -Chris Collins

When my grandchildren ask, 'Where were you when Donald Trump took a sledgehammer to Lady Liberty?' I want to make sure I can tell them I was there protecting America. -Tom Perez

I've always enjoyed seeing the world through the eyes of my grandchildren. -Neil Sedaka

I've got the most fabulous children and grandchildren. -Betty Catroux

I'm not really emotionally dependant on anybody except my son, my daughter-in-law, and my grandchildren. But a partner… I haven't felt like that for so many years, I don't really remember what it was like. -Anne Reid

When you run a company, you want to hand it off in better shape than you found it. In the same way, just as we shouldn't leave our children or grandchildren with mountains of national debt and unsustainable entitlement programs, we shouldn't leave them with the economic and environmental costs of climate change. -Henry Paulson

All of us would like to have our children and their grandchildren grow up with at least the level of prosperity that we had. In the U.S., we seem to be very selfish because the older generation is not making the sacrifices. -Henry Paulson

If I don't make heritage visible and the strength of mother tongue important for my grandchildren, it scares me that they might say in 20 years from now, 'Well, it is rumoured that we used to be Africans long ago.' And in many urban areas, it's already happening. -Hugh Masekela

If you're glued together right and honorable, you will succeed. Get in there and get rid of stupidities and avoid bad people. Try teaching that to your grandchildren. The best way is by example. Fix yourself. -Charlie Munger

Six of my 12 grandchildren are black. -Agnes Gund

Rather than seeking to stem the tide, our educators, politicians, and judges aid the advance of godlessness. This cannot continue if our children and grandchildren are to live in a country that still recognises God and upholds religious liberty. -Franklin Graham

I cut off my dreadlocks, but I couldn't face throwing them away. They were so hard to grow, man. There's a lot of work goes into those things. Some people keep a diary or a photo album to remind them of their past lives – well, I've got hair. Who knows? One day, maybe my grandchildren might want to see it. -Winston Marshall

I have written before about why climate change has to be halted. In retirement, I want to look my grandchildren in the eye and tell them about the small role the business and I played in tackling the world's greatest challenge. -Tulsi Tanti

The easiest thing that is done, unfortunately, in Washington is to spend money today and send the bill to our children and grandchildren. -Jeb Hensarling

Yes, I love my homes, I love to travel, I love my family, and I love doting on my new grandchildren. But you can only do so much of that. I don't go to lunch with friends. I don't join clubs. I don't have any big hobbies. I work. I come up with stories. I can't even imagine a life where I'm not sitting around, worried about my next book. -Sandra Brown

I don't post pictures of my grandchildren unless I get permission. I'm really respectful about that. If I feel like anything is invasive of someone's privacy, I don't do that, either. Sometimes I have great pictures, but I'm like, 'Eh, maybe this is not right.' -Tina Knowles

While some members of Congress have attempted to stall progress on climate change, their actions amount to little more than political theater. We will not abandon our responsibility to our children and grandchildren, nor will we cede global leadership on the defining issue of our time. -Brian Schatz

I am very patient. I take pride in being patient with my husband, my children, my grandchildren. -Eva Marie Saint

I just want to do some movies that my children and my grandchildren would be proud of. That's my yardstick. -Eva Marie Saint

Telling my grandchildren stories of my growing up is some of our favorite times spent together. They want to know what it was like and what I did as a child. They seem to be especially interested in the organic and simplistic setting I grew up in. -Lidia Bastianich

God has no grandchildren. He has only children, so being a born-again Christian is not an automatic thing. -Reinhard Bonnke

I'm witnessing the problems that the federal government is passing down in terms of drones, in violation of our civil liberties, spying on our citizens, death panels in the form of the government taking over the health care system and the national debt they're just saddling our grandchildren with. -Matt Rosendale

When I was writing my first book, 'In Harm's Way,' I witnessed the sense of sacrifice that those WWII veterans possessed. I was surprised that sometimes their grandchildren hadn't talked to them about the historic events of that night in July 1945, when the USS Indianapolis went down. -Doug Stanton

I got a lot of money, but when you wealthy, that mean that your children is ballin', your grandchildren is ballin'. -YoungBoy Never Broke Again

The importance of hard work was a message I learned from my parents, and that is something I worked to pass on to my kids and grandchildren. Winning is important, and you should want to win, but the main priority is to strive to be the best. -Bret Hart

I don't accept bad manners, so all my grandchildren are very well behaved, just like my kids. -Maye Musk

After I retire, for some time at least, I will spend my time with my grandchildren and my family members, because all these years, 50 years, I have not been able to give my time to them. -Pratibha Patil

A life of stasis would be population control, combined with energy rationing. That is the stasis world that you live in if you stay. And even with improvements in efficiency, you'll still have to ration energy. That, to me, doesn't sound like a very exciting civilization for our grandchildren's grandchildren to live in. -Jeff Bezos

When I am an old man, I will tell my grandchildren bedtime stories about when I won the Champions League, hopefully when I won the World Cup, but most of all, I will tell them that their grandfather used to play with Lionel Messi. -Angel Di Maria

Most players play with a dream that some day, when they have finished, people will tell their grandchildren that they were a good player. I am the same. -Dimitar Berbatov

What we want to do is to give all children and grandchildren of Holocaust victims the opportunity to become Austrian citizens if they want to. -Sebastian Kurz

I have loved being a step-mum to Brian's children. We have a great relationship, and it's lovely to spend time with the grandchildren. -Anita Dobson

I've done everything I've wanted to do. I have three children, I have grandchildren, I have books, I did movies, I've directed movies; I've done almost everything I've wanted to do. -Carl Reiner

I couldn't be more proud of my little sister and the mother she is and am also incredibly proud of my mom and the huge influence she's had on myself, my sisters, and now her grandchildren. -Natalya Neidhart

I have wonderful children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. -Gladys Knight

I would love a big family. I have this vision in my mind where I have four or five children, and then, when I'm in my 60s, it's Christmas, and all my kids come home with their spouses and lots of grandchildren. By the end of it, there are 40 to 50 people in my house, and I look around, feeling totally happy, surrounded by my family. -Johanna Konta

I don't care about the respect of the press or the public or anybody. Whose respect every day I'm trying to garner is the respect of my children and my grandchildren and my friends, the people I work with. -Margaret Trudeau

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