Grandfather quotes

  • My grandfather is the king, my Dad's the prince, I guess that makes me the butler.
    -- Adam Petty

    #Kings #Dad #Grandfather

  • History is as Old as My Grandfather
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Grandfather #My Grandfather

  • The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great-grandfather, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities of the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us, and never allow them to have control over their future.
    -- Ahmadu Bello

    #Grandfather #Tools #Minorities

  • Yes, my grandfather worked with Thomas Edison on the electric car, and he sold electric cars at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris.
    -- Al Jardine

    #Paris #Car #Grandfather

  • My great-grandfather was a self-taught man, and his library was extraordinary. I read the lot.
    -- Alan Garner

    #Men #Self #Grandfather

  • This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people, but they were all sort of... well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant, and this was rather depressing to me.
    -- Alan Hovhaness

    #Depressing #People #Grandfather

  • Culture is like the sum of special knowledge that accumulates in any large united family and is the common property of all its members. When we of the great Culture Family meet, we exchange reminiscences about Grandfather Homer, and that awful old Dr. Johnson, and Aunt Sappho, and poor Johnny Keats.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Aunt #Grandfather #Special

  • My grandfather was from outside of Moscow, and my grandmother, although some of her family were French, was from Odessa. They met as immigrants in New York in the early '20s. My mother's family came over from Ireland generations ago.
    -- Alexis Denisof

    #Mother #New York #Grandfather

  • As my Sicilian grandfather used to say, you get more flies with honey than with vinegar, right?
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Grandfather #Honey #Vinegar

  • My grandfather Frank Lloyd Wright wore a red sash on his wedding night. That is glamour!
    -- Anne Baxter

    #Night #Grandfather #Red

  • I vividly remember the stories my grandfather told me about the carnage of the First World War, which people tend to forget was one of the worst massacres in human history.
    -- Antonio Tabucchi

    #War #People #Grandfather

  • I grew up, as many Indians do, in an archipelago of tongues. My maternal grandfather, who was a surgeon in the city of Madras, was fluent in at least four languages and used each of them daily.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Cities #Grandfather #Four

  • My great-great-grandfather Julius founded the Communist Party in New York.
    -- Armie Hammer

    #New York #Party #Grandfather

  • As a fluke, my great-grandfather hit one of the largest oil reserves in California.
    -- Armie Hammer

    #Oil #California #Grandfather

  • Satyagraha is the pursuit of truth. My grandfather believed that truth should be the cornerstone of everybody's life and that we must dedicate our lives to pursuing truth, to finding out the truth in our lives. And so his entire philosophy was the philosophy of life. It was not just a philosophy for conflict resolution, but something that we have to imbibe in our life and live it all the time so that we can improve and become better human beings.
    -- Arun Manilal Gandhi

    #Truth #Philosophy #Grandfather

  • I want to appreciate you now, and avoid the rush.
    -- Ashleigh Brilliant

    #Appreciate #Grandfather #Want

  • My grandfather came over from Puerto Rico and raised his kids speaking English so that it would be easier for them to assimilate.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Kids #Grandfather #Would Be

  • My own grandfathers were a submarine commander and a 'desert rats' tank operator in the Second World War.
    -- Benedict Cumberbatch

    #War #Grandfather #Tanks

  • My grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher.
    -- Billy Ray Cyrus

    #Grandfather #Preacher #Pentecostal

  • Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus should we do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.
    -- Black Elk

    #Native American #Grandfather #Wish

  • Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice.
    -- Black Elk

    #Voice #Grandfather #Earth

  • You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me.
    -- Black Elk

    #Rain #Clouds #Grandfather

  • My grandfather taught me how important it is to have your eyes open,because you never know what's going to come your way.
    -- Bobbi Brown

    #Eye #Grandfather #Important

  • My grandfather played a mandolin, so I got my hands on that. Then on down to a banjo, and I found I couldn't play any kind of soft or mournful music with that so I took up the fiddle in my late 20s or early 30s - and that was far too late. But it keeps me off the streets. It has been a love of mine since I was 17 maybe.
    -- Brendan Gleeson

    #Hands #Play #Grandfather

  • You only had to choose which me to talk to, for, you know, we all change our manners, depending on who has come to chat. One doesn’t behave at all the same way to a grandfather as to a bosom friend, to a professor as to a curious niece.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Niece #Grandfather #Way

  • I'd like to credit my speed to my grandfather. But he was also a quiet player. He didn't talk much. He just went out there on the field and did his own thing.
    -- Chris Davis

    #Player #Grandfather #Credit

  • The worst day ever was when I found out my grandfather was going to die.
    -- Chris Hardwick

    #Grandfather #Found #Worst

  • Like lycanthropy, the nerd gene can skip a generation. My maternal grandfather was a technophile.
    -- Chris Hardwick

    #Nerd #Grandfather #Generations

  • Rock is my child and my grandfather.
    -- Chuck Berry

    #Children #Rocks #Grandfather

  • My grandfather could barely read. My grandmother had a sixth-grade education. They were people who were industrious. They were frugal.
    -- Clarence Thomas

    #Grandmother #People #Grandfather

  • One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age - at the age of 38 in fact - he changed course and decided to become a doctor.
    -- Colin Firth

    #Doctors #People #Grandfather

  • Playing with my grandfather, grandmother and my parents, I came to music pretty naturally.
    -- Creed Bratton

    #Grandmother #Parent #Grandfather

  • My grandparents went through a bad experience themselves; they invested money in a church and got burned - the pastor had his own agenda - and my grandfather lost interest in the church after that. That was when I had the option to not go. 'Grandpa ain't going; I'm gonna stay with Grandpa.'
    -- Curtis Jackson

    #Grandpa #Grandfather #Church

  • My great-grandfather, Sam Aykroyd, was a dentist in Kingston, Ontario, and he was also an Edwardian spiritualist researcher who was very interested in what was going on in the invisible world, the survival of the consciousness, precipitated paintings, mediumship, and trans-channeling.
    -- Dan Aykroyd

    #Survival #Grandfather #Ontario

  • My grandfather... saw where inherited wealth ruined people. And my grandfather was right.
    -- Dan Quayle

    #People #Stupidity #Grandfather

  • I grew up in a big Irish family, where everyone played the traditional sports, and I remember my grandfather saying to me, 'Why are you playing that communist game? You won't get anywhere with it.'
    -- Danielle Fotopoulos

    #Sports #Games #Grandfather

  • My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
    -- Dave Van Ronk

    #Uncles #Grandfather #Navy

  • I'm luckier than my grandfather, who didn't move more than five miles from the village in which he was born.
    -- David Attenborough

    #Moving #Grandfather #Village

  • Belgarath and Garion effortlessly hurdled over the driftwood and loped off into the fog. "It's going to be a wet day," Garion noted soundlessly as he ran alongside the great silver wolf. "Your fur won't melt." "I know, but my paws get cold when they're wet." "I'll have Durnik make you some little booties." "That would be absolutely ridiculous, Grandfather," Garion said indignantly.
    -- David Eddings

    #Fog #Grandfather #Would Be

  • My dad had been an actor... not only had my dad been an actor, but his dad had been an actor, and my great-grandfather had been an actor. And who knows before then?
    -- David Hyde Pierce

    #Dad #Grandfather #Actors

  • Alzheimer's is a devastating disease. It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate. We must find a cure for this horrible disease.
    -- David Hyde Pierce

    #Aggravation #Grandfather

  • Are you by any chance acquainted with the words 'steel toe'? Or do the words 'permanent dent' mean anything to you?" My locker door is not intimidated. "My grandfather was a vault at Fort Knox, and if you try to dent me with a kick you will only tear some ligament that will never mend.
    -- David Klass

    #Mean #Doors #Grandfather

  • I have a ranch in Montana, but it's not a real working ranch. I've always liked the outdoors. I come from Texas. My grandfather was a farmer; that's as close as I come.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Real #Texas #Grandfather

  • When I was your age, we didn’t have the Internet in our pants. We didn’t even have the Internet not in our pants. That’s how bad it was. I know I sound like my grandfather right now. We didn’t have teeth! There were no questions marks, we just had words! What was I talking about? The Internet…Not only can you not plan the impact you’re going to have, you often won’t recognize it when you’re having it…
    -- Dick Costolo

    #Impact #Talking #Grandfather

  • I have four kids, seven grandkids, and four great-grandkids. Maybe I can become a great-great-grandfather if I hang on!
    -- Dick Van Dyke

    #Kids #Grandfather #Four

  • I was told by my grandfather who was a minister that we all were put here on earth to be of service to one another, and it is quite gratifying to know that if I am able to be of help to one that is not able to help themselves then I am fulfilling my obligation as a human being.
    -- Dionne Warwick

    #Grandfather #Earth #Able

  • To grow old is to lose everything. Aging, everybody knows it. Even when we are young, we glimpse it sometimes, and nod our heads when a grandfather dies. Then we row for years on the midsummer pond, ignorant and content.
    -- Donald Hall

    #Years #Ignorant #Grandfather

  • There is no doubt of the essential nobility of that man who pours into life the honest vigor of his toil, over those who compose the feathery foam of fashion that sweeps along Broadway; who consider the insignia of honor to consist in wealth and indolence; and who, ignoring the family history, paint coats of arms to cover up the leather aprons of their grandfathers.
    -- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

    #Fashion #Men #Grandfather

  • My grandfather, in 1848, had fled from Germany to find political freedom in the United States.
    -- Emanuel Celler

    #Political #Grandfather #United States

  • Always remember the last words of my grandfather, who said: 'A truck!'
    -- Emo Philips

    #Funny #Grandfather #Lasts

  • My grandfather's 86 and he's having a baby. Man, I hope when I'm 86 I can have babies.
    -- Enrique Iglesias

    #Baby #Men #Grandfather

  • In fact, Darwin's own grandfather anticipated the central tenet of Lamarckism by some seven years: "All animals undergo perpetual transformations; which are in part produced by their own exertions... and many of these acquired forms or propensities are transmitted to their posterity."
    -- Erasmus Darwin

    #Animal #Years #Grandfather

  • All my forebears worked for a living. My grandfather painted portraits. My mother too. My aunt painted seascapes.
    -- Erica Jong

    #Mother #Aunt #Grandfather

  • As I watched my grandfather work with people who were impoverished, I began to understand that to be truly human, one must serve.
    -- Ernest L. Boyer

    #Education #People #Grandfather

  • Mission 31 pays homage to my grandfather's work and all aquanauts who have since followed his lead in the name of ocean exploration.
    -- Fabien Cousteau

    #Ocean #Names #Grandfather

  • I was a child of a tech family. My grandfather was a nuclear physicist and was always a gadget guy.
    -- Felicia Day

    #Children #Guy #Grandfather

  • A Porsche will always look like a Porsche. My grandfather took these shapes from nature, so the head lamps of the 911 maybe look a little like the eyes of a frog, but it comes from nature, and the best shapes are from nature, so why change?
    -- Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

    #Eye #Design #Grandfather

  • I was born and grew up in Fitzgerald, way down in south Georgia. It was a mill town and my family ran the cotton mill. My grandfather was mayor many times and my family felt deeply rooted to that spot.
    -- Frances Mayes

    #Grandfather #Cotton #Georgia

  • My grandfather had been a newspaper reporter, as was my uncle. They were pretty good writers and so I thought maybe somewhere down the line I would do some writing.
    -- Gene Hackman

    #Uncles #Writing #Grandfather

  • Does it ever occur to you, Mama, that my grandfather is a lunatic?
    -- Georgette Heyer

    #Grandfather #Doe #Mama

  • My great-grandfather was in the army in India, and we have photographs of my family there in full Victorian dress. They're incredibly romantic.
    -- Georgina Chapman

    #Army #Grandfather #India

  • I spent time at my grandfather Dino's gourmet store where he brought in chefs from Naples to cook. I thought of them as rock stars.
    -- Giada De Laurentiis

    #Stars #Rocks #Grandfather

  • My grandfather can barely even hear, and Chevy Chase makes a face, and he laughs.
    -- Gillian Jacobs

    #Laughing #Grandfather #Faces

  • We would go down to Riverside, California, which is very poor now, but that's where my grandfather grew up. He grew up during the Depression in Riverside.
    -- Greta Gerwig

    #California #Grandfather #Poor

  • One woman and one man might have been OK in your grandmother's day, but who wants to marry your grandmother? Not even your grandfather!
    -- Groucho Marx

    #Grandmother #Men #Grandfather

  • My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist - a painter, a decorative painter.
    -- Gyorgy Ligeti

    #Artist #Grandfather #Musician

  • When my first child was born in 1962, I wrote a letter to my grandfather telling him how happy I was but how concerned; concerned because there were so many visions which were not very good.
    -- Harri Holkeri

    #Children #Grandfather #Vision

  • I will eat grandfather for dinner.
    -- Helen Keller

    #Grandfather #Dinner

  • In the vernacular of my grandfather, 'I does not care.'
    -- Herman Cain

    #Grandfather #Doe #Care

  • So what are you suggesting?" Grandfather asked. "We find a more acceptable group of people, then bring the Sacrifice to them? How do you propose we find them, a Facebook post? 'Click here to apply for eternal life'?
    -- Hilary Duff

    #Sacrifice #People #Grandfather

  • I met Patricia Neal, John Houseman. But I loved my grandfather because he was this kind, talented man.
    -- Illeana Douglas

    #Men #Grandfather #Kind

  • This doesn't mean you're getting a discount." Audrey heaved a mock sigh. "Oh well. I guess I'll have to ply you with sexual favors, then." Gnome choked on the soup. "I'm old enough to be your grandfather!" Audrey winked at him, gathering the empty bags. "But you're not.
    -- Ilona Andrews

    #Mean #Grandfather #Soup

  • Of this blest man, let his just praise be given, Heaven was in him, before he was in Heaven.
    -- Izaak Walton

    #Men #Heaven #Grandfather

  • More and more, when I single out the person out who inspired me most, I go back to my grandfather.
    -- James Earl Jones

    #Grandfather #Inspired #Persons

  • 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

    #Grandchildren #Grandpa #Grandfather

  • My grandfather for example only died twice, once during the war and once in the 1980s.
    -- James Nicoll

    #War #Grandfather #Example

  • A seven-year-old girl can take only so many walks with her grandfather.
    -- Jeffrey Eugenides

    #Girl #Years #Grandfather

  • My grandfather was a Russian-Jewish immigrant who lived in Northern Ireland and apparently when he sang in the synagogue he made everyone cry.
    -- Jessie Ware

    #Grandfather #Cry #Made

  • I think someone in the union has the right to a private vote, and that's why I'm anti-card check. I grew up in a union family. My grandfather was a coal miner; he was in the union.
    -- Jim Renacci

    #Thinking #Grandfather #Unions

  • Because I would rather be with my grandfather on Alp than anywhere on earth.
    -- Johanna Spyri

    #Grandfather #Earth #Alps

  • Our land is everything to us.... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives.
    -- John Wooden

    #Land #Grandparent #Grandfather

  • And the joys I've felt have not always been joyous. I could have lived differently. When I was your age, my grandfather bought me a ruby bracelet. It as too big for me an would slide up and down my arm. It was almost a necklace. He later told me that he had asked the jeweler make that way. Its size was supposed to be a symbol of his love. More rubies, more love. But I could not wear it comfortably. I could not wear it at all. So here is the point of everything I have been trying to say. IF I were to give a bracelet to you, now, I would measure your wrist twice
    -- Jonathan Safran Foer

    #Giving #Joy #Grandfather

  • My grandfather was one of the most amazing Baptist ministers in history, he was unbelievable. He was one of the most amazing men - the most amazing man that I ever met... He lived an amazing life.
    -- Josh Henderson

    #Men #Amazing Life #Grandfather

  • My grandfather was Bob Shad, one of those legendary jazz and blues producers - he worked with Charlie Parker and Dinah Washington, and he produced Janis Joplin's album [1967's Big Brother & the Holding Company]. He always owned small labels as well - he had a label called Mainstream Records in the 70s.
    -- Judd Apatow

    #Brother #Grandfather #Albums

  • They strip-searched me!" he burst out. "Me! Old enough to be their grandfather and they made me stand naked in the road, my things all unpacked in the mud!
    -- Julia Golding

    #Grandfather #Naked #Mud

  • She glances back before stepping into the alley, and she catches her grandfather looking at her the way he does sometimes--as if she's already gone, as if he's practicing sorrow.
    -- Julianna Baggott

    #Grandfather #Sorrow #Doe

  • My grandfather started his autobiography before he died; he never finished it. I would like to finish his autobiography because I finished mine.
    -- Karrine Steffans

    #Grandfather #Autobiography #My Grandfather

  • I've just always been a coin collector, ever since my grandfather had some ancient coins that he passed down to me, it's just always been something. I love collecting coins from around the world in my travels but I they don't really do anything useful anymore, I guess.
    -- Kellan Lutz

    #Grandfather #Coins #World

  • I am ever mindful of the legacy of my grandfather, the founder of this Kingdom, who had said to me that he perceived his life as a link in a continuous chain of those who served our nation and that he expected me to be a new and strong link in the same chain.
    -- King Hussein I

    #Strong #Grandfather #Legacy

  • My grandfather was an autoworker, and I have a weapon he manufactured to protect himself from the company that he would carry to work. It's a big iron pipe with a hunk of lead on the head. I think about how far we've come as companies from those days, where workers had to protect themselves from the company.
    -- Larry Page

    #Thinking #Iron #Grandfather

  • I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It's a reality.
    -- Lenny Kravitz

    #Reality #Mind #Grandfather

  • My grandfather is great. He's a great grandfather.
    -- Leonard Marx

    #Grandchildren #Grandfather #Great Grandfather

  • The humour of the Chinese people in inventing gunpowder and finding its best use in making firecrackers for their grandfathers' birthdays is merely symbolical of their inventiveness along merely pacific lines.
    -- Lin Yutang

    #People #Chinese #Grandfather

  • Jacián!" She yells again, and then she says something in Spanish. A moment later he comes down the hallway. "I'm going to tell Grandfather you said that," he says. "What do you want?
    -- Lisa McMann

    #Grandfather #Want #Moments

  • I have family in Ponce. It's a shame that my grandfather passed and I wasn't able to be there with him.
    -- Lloyd Banks

    #Grandfather #Able #Shame

  • Who wants to be married to a grandfather?
    -- Loretta Lynn

    #Grandfather #Want #Married

  • Grandfather / advised me: / Learn a trade / I learned / to sit at desk / and condense / No layoff / from this / condensery.
    -- Lorine Niedecker

    #Poetry #Grandfather #Desks

  • My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.
    -- Louis Adamic

    #Fathers Day #Grandfather #Honey

  • When anything bad happens to me or someone I know, I always know who to blame. My no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather.
    -- Louis Sachar

    #Dirty #Pigs #Grandfather

  • It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather!
    -- Louis Sachar

    #Dirty #Pigs #Grandfather