Grandmother quotes are often a deep well of love, kindness, wisdom and inspiration. Their boundless love for their grandchildren has evolved into an endless appreciation for the roles they carry in our lives. And that shows through these inspirational grandmother quotes.

“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“A Grandmother is a safe haven.” – Suzette Haden Elgin

“If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” – Linda Henley

“Grandmothers are voices of the past and role models of the present. Grandmothers open the doors to the future.” – Helen Ketchum

“It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.” – Christopher Marley

“My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.” – Henny Youngman

“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” – Erma Bombeck

“Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.” – Pam Brown

“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.” – Anne Lamott

“It’s the job of grandmothers to interfere!” – Violet Crawley (Maggie Smith), Downton Abbey

“I practically raised my sister and my husband and myself, plus my three kids, not to mention my daughter’s husbands. I was powerful as a mother but I am unstoppable as a grandmother.” – Roseanne, Roseanne

“A house needs a grandma in it.” – Louisa May Alcott

“Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.” – Marcy DeMaree

“Truth be told, being a grandma is as close we ever get to perfection. The ultimate warm sticky bun with plump raisins and nuts. Clouds nine, ten, and eleven.” – Bryna Nelson Paston

“A grandma’s name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother.” – William Shakespeare