Quotes by grandfather

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  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
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    Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.
  • Bobbi Brown
    Bobbi Brown
    American professional makeup artist, author and public speaker
    Bobbi Brown
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    Every business decision I ever made I learned from my grandfather Papa Sam. He moved here from Russia when he was a boy. He worked his way up selling newspapers and ladies' handbags, and eventually, he became Cadillac Sam, one of the biggest car dealers in Chicago.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard
    Bryce Dallas Howard
    American actress and filmmaker 1981-
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    I don't know how many roles I can ask my dad to play in my life, but so far, father, best friend, role model, mentor and grandfather to my children are working out quite well.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    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.
  • Antonio Tabucchi
    Antonio Tabucchi
    Italian writer and academic 1943-
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    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.
  • David Attenborough
    David Attenborough
    English veteran broadcaster and naturalist 1926-
    David Attenborough
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    I'm luckier than my grandfather, who didn't move more than five miles from the village in which he was born.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
    Kahlil Gibran
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    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.
  • Brett Ratner
    Brett Ratner
    American director and producer 1969-
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    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.
  • Billy Williams
    Billy Williams
    American baseball player 1938-
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    Mobile is a seaport town, and we ate a lot of seafood. We'd go fishing, we'd catch our fish and we'd eat our fish. It was a ritual on Saturday morning for all my family - my grandfather, my brothers, my uncles, my father - to go fishing, and then the ladies of the family would clean the fish and fry them up.
  • Bryan Batt
    Bryan Batt
    American actor 1963-
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    My family's business was actually an amusement park in New Orleans. My grandfather had started that, and my grandmother was a dance maven in New Orleans. It was just the theatricality and the Mardi Gras and the pageantry that I fell in love with at an early age.
  • Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    American activist 1925-1965
    Malcolm X
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    My father didn't know his real name. My father got his name from his grandfather and he got his name from his grandfather and he got it from the slave master.
  • Barry Marshall
    Barry Marshall
    Australian physician, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology 1951-
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    My favourite book as a child was an old 'Newne's Children's Encyclopaedia' which my grandfather had bought just before World War II and donated to our family after seeing how interested we were in it. Each volume had special chapters called 'Things Boys can Do.' My brothers and I would pick out interesting projects.
  • Bill Moseley
    Bill Moseley
    American film actor and musician 1951-
    Bill Moseley
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    My grandfather and dad worked at General American Transportation Corp. in Chicago, a company that made tank cars and freight cars. We had a pragmatic, Republican, manufacturing, Illinois consciousness as far as employment went.
  • Bonnie Bedelia
    Bonnie Bedelia
    American actress 1948-
    Bonnie Bedelia
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    My grandfather had been on the New York City force with his 11 brothers around the turn of the century. He was killed in the line of duty. My father, who was 16, was the oldest son, so he had to quit school and go to work to support his mother.
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