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Grandfather Quotes

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You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

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I don't know who my grandfather was;
I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
- Abraham Lincoln

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

 

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

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

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Until I was four years old I lived in the house of my paternal grandfather,
about two miles from the pretty little village of Wallace,
at the mouth of the river of that name.
- Simon Newcomb

Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought.
I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped
my dad print his negatives.
- Kim Weston

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

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

My grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher.
- Billy Ray Cyrus

In my grandfather's lab, scientists did independent research,
and peers reviewed and commented on its merits.
Politics, he taught me, had no place in the scientific process.
- Tammy Baldwin

Just because someone's dead doesn't mean it's over.
My grandfather died more than 25 years ago,
but I still think of him a lot and smell his smell.
- Julian Clary

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

I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch.
My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.
- Woody Allen

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

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

I'm from Chicago.
My grandfather was a policeman, and my aunts are married to policemen.
- Robin Tunney

Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an
unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer -
my father and his brother both became professors.
- Philip Warren Anderson

My grandfather, on my father's side,
helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China.
He was a fairly well-known scholar.
- Maya Lin

My grandfather gave me my first guitar,
an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.
- Dan Fogelberg

My grandfather was running Hillcrest Country Club,
and that's where a whole group of Hollywood comedians hung out.
- Leigh Steinberg

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

My mother's side of the family was in the production side of theatre.
My grandfather, Jose Vega, was a general manager for
Neil Simon shows on Broadway.
- Yancy Butler

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

My great-grandfather was a coal miner,
who worked in Pennsylvania mines when carts were pulled
by mules and mines were lit by candles.
Mining was very dangerous work then.
- Tim Murphy

Rock's so good to me.
Rock is my child and my grandfather.
- Chuck Berry

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

When I was about 3, my grandfather used to give me
and my sister a nickel to sit out on the front porch with him and sing songs.
- Tommy Shaw

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

I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born,
but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how
she could play the piano at the old house.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

It is really quite amazing that all of the folks supporting privatization,
from the president on down, keep invoking the name of my grandfather,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
- James Roosevelt

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

We will never forget those like my great-grandfather who fought at Vicksburg.
- Roy Barnes

My grandfather was a voodoo priest.
A lot of my life dealt with spirituality.
I can close my eyes and remember where I come from.
- Wyclef Jean

My role model was my grandfather.
He instilled in me the feeling that no matter how successful
you are you have a responsibility to help others.
- Kevin Johnson

I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous.
- Kim Weston

When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents,
to sort of remind myself of him.
A homage.
He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
- Gavin DeGraw

Our parents came home one day and heard us,
and they thought it was the radio, but our grandfather told them it was us.
- Barry Gibb

My grandfather was in a barbershop quartet and my grandmother
was in a gospel quartet with her sisters.
- Kevin Richardson

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

I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said 'We saw your movie.'
'Which one?' I said.
He shouted 'Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn't like?
- Brad Pitt

You were only truly patriotic if you had a laborer
for a grandfather and were glad of it.
- Rebecca H. Davis

Three of my children are medical doctors,
they know at least a hundred times as much about your
body as my grandfather knew,
but they don't know much more about soul than he did.
- John Templeton

My grandfather was a cop in Long Island.
I often try to draw on things that I've heard about him.
- Yancy Butler

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

My grandfather was a chef for a Baron in Sicily before he came to America.
I grew up with him.
I used to do my homework at one end of the kitchen
table while he cooked at the other end.
- Vincent Schiavelli

My grandfather was Catholic; my grandmother,
Jewish.
Crossing over from Bavaria, as immigrants to the United States,
the ship started to sink.
My grandmother jumped overboard.
My grandfather followed, to save this girl he had never met.
- Emanuel Celler

As a father and grandfather, I have witnessed firsthand
the joy of new life entering the world.
I know the pain and apprehension that goes along with
premature births and birth defects.
- Solomon Ortiz

I started in London, as a kid.
My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent.
She was an actress, so I inherited it from her.
But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather,
who was a great politician.
- Angela Lansbury

I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer,
the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in,
the birth of the binary world where there is no option
other than yes or no and where there is no refuge.
- William Gaddis

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

My mother told me I was begging her to be an actor when I was four.
My father and my grandfather saw at least one or two movies a week;
they were film buffs,
so I guess it just rubbed off on me.
And now it's kind of become a way of life for me.
- Giovanni Ribisi

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people:
those who do the work and those who take the credit.
He told me to try to be in the first group;
there was much less competition.
- Indira Gandhi

My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also
born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened,
right before church and he ran up and got on the roof
of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over.
- Sigourney Weaver

At one point, when I was 20 and living in Kentucky,
I got shot - it was a land dispute over six inches
of property that ran a hundred yards through my grandfather's land.
It was really over the honor of my family and that of another family.
- Jack Bowman

I don't mind being a grandfather; I've been a mother for so many years.
You just can't believe what it's like being a father.
Especially when you come out of the chaos of the road
to getting married and having children.
- Steven Tyler

My grandfather taught me generosity.
He sold snow cones in Harlem.
I went with him at 5 and he let me hand out the change and snow cones.
I learned a lot in the couple of years that we did that.
- Erik Estrada

I come from a family that has been here for almost 200 years.
My ancestors started a very dangerous gunpowder business in 1802,
and my great- grandfather and his father were both
killed in gunpowder explosions.
- Pete du Pont

A doctor today would never prescribe the treatments
my grandfather used in the Confederate Army,
but a minister says pretty much the same thing today
that a minister would have said back then.
- John Templeton

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

My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper
had all the comics in NYC,
so some of my earliest memories are of reading the
family paper and heading straight for the comics insert.
- Rick Moody

That was kind of scary.
You got the sense as a little kid that you might be at risk now,
and then you're like, 'Why are we at risk? It's because
my grandfather is in charge of all of this.'
You can't really realize the magnitude of a job like that when you are eight.
- Lauren Bush

My grandfather on my mother's side was a professor
of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
my other grandfather was a lawyer,
and one time Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

My parents moved to Los Angeles when I was really young,
but I spent every summer with my grandparents,
and I'd stay with my grandfather on the farm in Longview.
He was retired from the railroad, and he had a small
farm with some cows and some pigs.
I remember part of my youth was feeding hogs and plowing fields and stuff,
so that's a part of me.
- Forest Whitaker

You come on as a guest.
You don't get the girl anymore.
But that is our lives.
You start off as the boyfriend, then you are the lover,
then you are the husband, then you are the father,
and then you are the grandfather.
- Albert Finney

My grandfather was a very elegant individual.
My father also.
He was a lawyer and farmer in Cuba.
In Miami, he had to go to work wherever he could.
But whenever it was time to go out, you saw how they
cared for how they looked.
- Andy Garcia

My mother and my father were teachers.
My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers.
This is something I really know about.
Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in,
because he couldn't make enough money.
- Warren Beatty

I've been writing about my boyhood, when I was a little
kid back on my grandfather's farm where we didn't know
about black widow spiders or all that stuff.
But writing about that is so easy.
- Kary Mullis

Well I'm a third-generation musician.
My Grandfather's a musician and my father and mother
were both musicians and so I'm a musician.
It was just natural that I should be a musician 'cause
I was born into the family.
- Sam Rivers


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