Best Quotes About Grandmothers

When the grandmothers of today hear the word 'Chippendales', they don't necessary think of chairs. -Jean Kerr

My grandmothers are full of memories, smelling of soap and onions and wet clay, with veins rolling roughly over quick hands, they have many clean words to say, my grandmothers were strong. -Margaret Walker

What in heaven's name is strange about a grandmother dancing nude? I'll bet lots of grandmothers do it. -Sally Rand

There are now grandmothers and grandfathers coming to see us because they are of that age, they grew up in the '50s and '60s and they bring their sons and their daughters to hear the songs they heard when they were young. -George Thorogood

A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. -Laura Ingalls Wilder

At about 40, the roles started slowing down. I started getting offers to play mothers and grandmothers. -Kathleen Turner

It was a very odd household, because the grandmothers were so different. Both of them had their own pianos. So it would be duelling pianos by grandmothers. -Diane Cilento

My parents never told us that our great-grandmothers had been slaves. -Constance Baker Motley

Until 45 I can play a woman in love. After 55 I can play grandmothers. But between those ten years, it is difficult for an actress. -Ingrid Bergman

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see – or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. -Alice Walker

For any of us in this room today, let's start out by admitting we're lucky. We don't live in the world our mothers lived in, our grandmothers lived in, where career choices for women were so limited. -Sheryl Sandberg

It's the moms of this nation – single, married, widowed – who really hold this country together. We're the mothers, we're the wives, we're the grandmothers, we're the big sisters, we're the little sisters, we're the daughters. You know it's true, don't you? You're the ones who always have to do a little more. -Ann Romney

Today there are people trying to take away rights that our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers fought for: our right to vote, our right to choose, affordable quality education, equal pay, access to health care. We the people can't let that happen. -Kerry Washington

I was named after my two grandmothers – Julia Elizabeth. -Julie Andrews

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. -Gene Simmons

Contrary to the macho culture of Mexico, both my grandmothers were very brave young widows. I was always very close to these hard-working, intelligent women. -Carlos Fuentes

We all grew up, our grandmothers and mothers had about three channels to watch, so we watched those soaps and now, a generation has grown up with the Internet and computers and video games. -Jack Wagner

Both my grandmothers had upright pianos, and I just knew how to play since I was a child. Nobody taught me. I sounded like a grown-up, and then I learned how to read music. I played so well by ear I could fool the teacher to believe I could play the notes. She'd make the mistake of playing the song once, and I could play it. -Valerie Simpson

Both of my grandmothers were diagnosed with breast cancer – one is a survivor and one passed away. -Jessica Simpson

These days, it's often women in uniform – moms, wives, even grandmothers – who deploy and leave their families behind. -Tulsi Gabbard

When I was growing up, both my grandmothers would play the organ, and we would all sing. -Janelle Monae

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. -Daniel H. Wilson

I wanted to create clothes for women in their 40s and 50s and 60s who have careers and are sexy and don't want to look like grandmothers. -Joseph Altuzarra

My two grandmothers both died of cancer, so I understand how painful and difficult this disease is on the entire family. My first grandmother passed away from bone cancer when I was about 10. It was really horrible. I remember the whole process like it was yesterday. -Gisele Bundchen

I absolutely love Ireland. It's one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I have strong ties here. Both my grandmothers are from Ireland, and I have spent every summer in Bantry since my father, who is an artist, had the romantic idea 20 years ago to buy an old farmhouse on the west coast and renovate it. -Emily Ratajkowski

I went to NYU Tisch for undergrad, and it was amazing. My life then was extremely experimental with acting. I did crazy theater where we would be rolling around on the floor. I would be playing grandmothers, and clowns, and all this crazy stuff. Then I would be doing Shakespeare eight hours a day. -Katie Lowes

Let's face it: Most of us don't realize it, but we are failing our kids as reading role models. The best role models are in the home: brothers, fathers, grandfathers; mothers, sisters, grandmothers. Moms and dads, it's important that your kids see you reading. Not just books – reading the newspaper is good, too. -James Patterson

Why don't we focus on what Afghan women can do? They can cook, bear children and pray. As I recall, that was fine for our grandmothers. -Al Franken

I have always loved lipstick. For women, that love comes from our mother and grandmothers. It's so natural for a woman to open up her mirror and apply lipstick. -Monica Bellucci

In 'Twice Born' I play my character in her 20s, 30s and 50s. For the fifty year old scenes, I had some prosthetics; it was interesting to see how I'm going to look when I'm fifty-five or so. I actually saw similarities between my grandmothers and my mother. -Penelope Cruz

I have so many pieces that once belonged to my mom and both of my grandmothers. All of these pieces are very sentimental, and I love to wear them. I also have many pieces from my father that I probably cherish the most. I love wearing his dress shirts. -Kourtney Kardashian

The first thing I learned was the 'St Louis Blues' when I was eight. Both my grandmothers, my mother and uncle played the piano. This was post-war Britain, and they played boogie woogie and blues, which was the underground music of the time. -Jools Holland

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. -Alice Walker

My grandmothers are Irish-American and German-American; my grandfather is from the Caribbean. My father is African-American. My family looked funny. I just started naturally imitating whoever I was talking to. I didn't want to be a phony, but I felt very authentic in the moment. -Sarah Jones

Jeff Sachs has the Millennium Villages. He spends $2.5 million in one village. It's an absolutely ridiculous model, because I've said that if you gave me $2.5 million, I can train 100 grandmothers, solar electrify 100 villages – 10,000 houses – and save you 100,000 litres of kerosene. -Bunker Roy

On 'Love Actually,' I met Hugh Grant, who is a relative: our great-grandmothers were sisters. He'd call me cousin and ruffle my hair. And it was brilliant working with David Tennant on 'Doctor Who.' -Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Everyone has a crazy old lady in their family like 'Mama.' No one ever comes up to me and says 'Mama' is just like them, so no one is ever offended by her. Even young people like to laugh at her. I think she helps kids appreciate their own grandmothers more. -Vicki Lawrence

I thought that the fashion world could be a bit fake sometimes, but it's nothing compared to Hollywood. These girls would walk over their grandmothers' graves to get a part, and the producers talk about actresses like they're dirt, picking over every part of them so that they end up paranoid and having surgery. -Elizabeth Jagger

I have played old ladies since I was 17 years old, and very convincingly. I've always looked funny and was too tall to play the leads and so had to play the grandmothers. -Geraldine Page

My mom and both of my grandmothers have always been into fashion, so it's been around us our whole lives. -Kourtney Kardashian

I'm always telling my students that if they can't explain what they are doing, to their grandmothers, then they probably don't understand it themselves. -Gunter Blobel

People remember the different variations of stuffed cabbage based on their mothers and grandmothers. It's not just about food. Eating something as traditional as this is a cultural experience, one that is spiritual and nostalgic. It manages to transcend time; it's food for the soul. -Gil Marks

I think fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers – we should look at what young people are saying to us. -Gordon Brown

I definitely inherited a lot of from both my grandmothers and from my mother. I wear a lot of pieces that used to belong to other people. -Margherita Missoni

My mother and my two grandmothers, I was lucky to have three women around me growing up that were very special, very elegant women, very beautiful women. They were my first step into the beauty world, let's say, and then the fashion world, of course. -Francois Nars

Both my parents worked. So it wasn't like the previous generation where we learned how to cook and bake from our mothers and grandmothers. -Johnny Iuzzini

When I was growing up in Russia, my grandmothers would cook the best pancakes in the world, the best meatballs, the best dumplings. -Irina Shayk

It is as a free French woman who has been able to enjoy, her whole life, the very precious freedoms fought for long and hard by our mothers and grandmothers, that I want to warn about a new form of social, human, and moral regression imposed on us by the migrant crisis. -Marine Le Pen

Young mothers who apply for housing assistance in our nation's capital literally could be grandmothers by the time their application is reviewed. -Matthew Desmond

We are a total of our sum parts, right? I came from a family of very strong women – black women. And if I go back as far as my great grandmothers, there was always that love and the ability to be nurturing. Then I grew up in a household where my father was the one who was more affectionate with me. -Omari Hardwick

If I can go three grandmothers back and find a slave, that means someone else can go three grandmothers back and find a slave owner. When you interrogate your histories, it forces you to rethink who you are and where you are. -Dee Rees

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. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

My father ran an insurance company, but he passed away when I was 8. My mother was an economist working for the government of Liberia. But both my grandmothers were entrepreneurs in rural West Africa. -Richelieu Dennis

Both of my grandmothers were needlewomen, so I grew up around dress design. -Jenny Packham

I lived by the motto, 'If you don't flirt, you die.' And flirt I did. I flirted with all women, be they actresses, producers, or 80-year-old grandmothers. I even flirted with those who were out of bounds, like the wives of some of my best friends, which especially revolts me. -Richard Dreyfuss

My grandmothers on both sides chose not to go to doctors and passed away. We were entrenched in the Christian Science faith. -Myles Kennedy

A lot of people in the African-American community are raised by grandmothers, and that relationship is a special bond and circle. -Lizz Wright

The gospel is the power of God for salvation for all who believe, not just old, black grandmothers or not just old, white Republican guys. -Trip Lee

I grew up in a household where we cooked all the time. My mom cooked all the time; my dad cooked. My grandmothers cooked. I have memories of sitting on the counter and snapping green beans with my grandmother. -Haylie Duff

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