Great Grandparents Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 42 Quotes About Great Grandparents

#1. My childhood was great, honestly. I have all these incredible memories of my childhood. I was an only child. I always had all my cousins around. I had my grandparents around. I had my parents around. I had my uncles around - whatever. - Author: Action Bronson
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#2. From the windows of my office in Boston ... I can see the Golden Stairs from Boston Harbor where all eight of my great-grandparents set foot on this great land for the first time. That immigrant spirit of limitless possibility animates America even today. - Author: Edward Kennedy
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#3. When I was a kid, all of the parents and grandparents came out of the Depression Era. They were all freezing bread in their freezer, they were covering their sofas with plastic, and they had plastic runners on the floor. There was a great distance between them and anything authentic. - Author: Lance Henriksen
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#4. She might not have enjoyed genealogy like they did, she wasn't even sure who her great grandparents were (to this group's horror) but they could all agree that there ought to be an organization like PETA for the ethical treatment of old homes and structures. - Author: Rebecca Patrick-Howard
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#5. Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. - Author: Michael Moore
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#6. Cousin-screwing. It is not totally safe. It raises the risk of birth defects slightly. But I was reading in a book for history that there's, like, a 99.9999 percent chance that at least one of your great-great-great-grandparents married first cousin. - Author: John Green
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#7. My great great grandparents were slaves. And now I'm running for president of the United States. Is this a great country or what?! - Author: Herman Cain
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#8. All my grandparents and great aunts and uncle love 'Foyle's War.' They all lived through the war and love to see it reconstructed so authentically. - Author: Honeysuckle Weeks
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#9. I was born in Georgia. That's where my grandparents-and all my people-are from. But my family traveled a great deal because my dad was in the army as a helicopter pilot. - Author: Michael Stipe
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#10. We live in a society that celebrates familial connection above any other kind of relationship. We are shown photos of our great-grandparents and encouraged to marvel over facial similarities. We are told to take pride in our bloodlines, celebrate our ancestry. - Author: Lynn Coady
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#11. I just think I'm blessed. I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I have a great grandmother that passed away at 104 and two grandparents that passed away at 97 and 95, and they never worried about protein. They just enjoyed life, and that's what I'm doing. - Author: Herschel Walker
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#12. No more generational feuds, no more ancient grudges, no more pointless revenge carried out against people who inherited some old guilt from their great-grandparents. - Author: Marko Kloos
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#13. We are living on average today 34 years longer than our great-grandparents did. - Author: Jane Fonda
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#14. Your grandparents came of age in the Great Depression, when everyday life was about deprivation and sacrifice, when the economic conditions of the time were so grave and so unrelenting it would have been easy enough for the American dream to fade away. - Author: Tom Brokaw
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#15. I do not deny my German identity. But I also feel Swiss. Of my eight great-grandparents, seven were born Swiss. I have been living in Switzerland for more than 50 years. - Author: Klaus Schwab
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#16. All of us are displaced. Few people live where their great-grandparents lived or speak the language their great-grandparents spoke. - Author: Hephzibah Menuhin
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#17. [On James Gould Cozzens' By Love Possessed:] It is a vast enterprise encompassing all sorts of love, except, naturally, those branches which extend to Jews, Negroes, and people who have lost track of their great-grandparents ... - Author: Dorothy Parker
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#18. My parents are Irish, my grandparents are Irish, my great-grandparents are Irish. I was born in England; my blood is Irish. - Author: Brian McDermott
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#19. But the most precious research to me came from the paperwork filed on behalf of my grandparents and great-grandfather. The ship's manifest showed that they could read and write. I am still emotional when I look at those boxes checked yes. - Author: Adriana Trigiani
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#20. How come you don't work fourteen hours a day? Your great-great-grandparents did. How come you only work the eight-hour day? Four guys got hanged fighting for the eight-hour day for you. - Author: Studs Terkel
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#21. My maternal grandmother was the longest-lived of my grandparents. She migrated to Australia in her 80s and lived into her 90s. It was great that she got to be part of my adult life. - Author: Nick Earls
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#22. My great grandparents are Scottish, and I have this very tenuous connection which I try and bump up whenever I can, because I'd much rather be Scottish than English. - Author: Rupert Friend
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#23. The Government wants to give young people from every community the chance to learn about the heroism and sacrifice of our great-grandparents, which is why we are organising visits to the battlefields of the Western Front. - Author: Michael Gove
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#24. We've never had nannies. We've had great grandparents, great support from family, and the kids have been on every set: they've seen me play Gollum, King Kong, Captain Haddock, the lot. They totally get it, and they want to go into the business. Ruby, my daughter, is very keen to become an actress. - Author: Andy Serkis
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#25. My grandparents are from Mexico, so I grew up with great Mexican food. - Author: M. Ward
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#26. I used to make my grandparents pay a dollar to watch me sing 'Grease' songs and 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in their living room. I was always an entertainer, and I would always do all that stuff, but it slowly evolved into a career, which is great, but it wasn't a plan. - Author: Zoe Kravitz
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#27. I'm world famous. Throughout the globe - north, south, east, and west - there are literally four people who know my name. It's great to have all four grandparents still living, and widely dispersed around the world. - Author: Jarod Kintz
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#28. Because my great-grandparents were enslaved people, the legacy of slavery was something that didn't seem impersonal or disconnected. That's what motivated me to get into law. - Author: Bryan Stevenson
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#29. I know that some poor immigrants from that era had unrealistic expectations and were disappointed, but I don't think my grandparents were disappointed at all, even though they experienced some very hard times during the Great Depression. - Author: Samuel Alito
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#30. When we were studying at the Royal Antwerp Academy, we were taught to seek inspiration from everyone, everything and everywhere. My parents and grandparents were also a great inspiration for me a very young age. - Author: Dries Van Noten
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#31. I had such a great time doing commercials and things as a kid. My grandparents were on set with me all the time, and I loved that I got to hang out with them, so I will forever be grateful for that. But I just loved every minute of it. - Author: Mila Kunis
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#32. My grandparents would never admit to being Tasmanian, but I think it's really great and funny. But I guess, in the past, Tasmanians just weren't quite accepted. You had that lazy reference to them being felons. - Author: Jessie Cave
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#33. Almost any American can connect on some level to a family background of having come across some ocean. They say, 'My great-grandparents came from wherever ... this is why we have this last name, why we do this thing at Christmas.' All the details get watered down but don't quite disappear. - Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
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#34. Kids are hard -they drive you crazy and break your heart- whereas grandchildren make you feel great about life, and yourself, and your ability to love someone unconditionally, finally, after all these years. - Author: Anne Lamott
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#35. We rarely know who our ancestors were. Who can even remember the names of their great-grandparents? They have vanished into the dim and distant past - Author: Dmitri Volkogonov
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#36. I think the great thing about grandparents is seeing another home, realising that people you love can have different priorities, different diversions, different opinions and lead quite different lives from the ones you see every day, and that is immensely valuable. - Author: Simon Hoggart
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#37. Writing songs is an essential part of my life: my mother teaches piano, and I have inherited my grandparents' passion for music, especially from my grandfather Tommy, who was a great drummer. It's no coincidence that I play the drums best, but I am also good with the guitar and the piano. - Author: Caleb Landry Jones
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#38. The human brain is a product of natural selection. In the face of scarcity, our hominid great-great-uncles were unable to compete against our sapient great-great-grandparents' abilities to build more elaborate mental models and orchestrate their bodies' movements in more sophisticated ways. - Author: Justin Rosenstein
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#39. After a year, it was great to get out of L.A. and return to Hyde Park. Since my grandparents lived in Hyde Park, I had been coming there since I was a tyke. - Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell
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#40. Miami Beach - that's where I grew up, in a middle-class Jewish family led by my maternal grandfather. Me, my great-grandmother - a Holocaust survivor, who was my roommate - my grandparents, my mom and her brother all shared a four-bedroom house. - Author: Brett Ratner
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#41. I was brought up by great parents and great grandparents who told me, 'Never, ever think that you're better than anyone else or that what you do is so important that the world won't miss you once you're gone,' and I kind of translate that into the stardom thing. - Author: Yolanda Adams
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#42. I don't have many actors in my family, but I do have a Great Uncle that is a film-maker in Philadelphia, and my great-great-grandparents were Flamenco dancers in the 30's in New York, they were Spanish dancers. - Author: Aubrey Plaza
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