Quotes by grandparents

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  • Alan Dundes
    Alan Dundes
    American folklorist
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    Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.
  • Bobby Davro
    Bobby Davro
    English actor and comedian 1958-
    Bobby Davro
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    As a family comedian, it is so wonderful seeing everyone from kids through to grandparents being entertained by you.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
    Susan Sontag
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    Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans - the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum.
  • Carole King
    Carole King
    American singer-songwriter 1942-
    Carole King
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    Had my grandparents not emigrated when they did, I might have been born Jewish in Eastern Europe during World War II, or I might not have been born at all. Instead, I was born in 1942 in New York City.
  • Bruce Coville
    Bruce Coville
    American author 1950-
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    I grew up around the corner from my grandparents' dairy farm, which was three miles outside of a small town called Phoenix.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard
    Bryce Dallas Howard
    American actress and filmmaker 1981-
    Bryce Dallas Howard
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    I want to be a good example for my son. That's the best way to parent - to be the example of what you want to see in them. That's definitely how my parents parented and how my grandparents parented. And it works.
  • Arthur Hertzberg
    Arthur Hertzberg
    Jewish-American scholar and activist 1921-2006
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    I write to tell my grandchildren where they come from, and what their grandparents were up to, and I hope they will in their own way continue. I invite anyone else to listen in.
  • Burgess Owens
    Burgess Owens
    American football player 1951-
    Burgess Owens
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    If you apologize to me, I look at it as an insult because my parents, my grandparents, my great-grandparents, like every other culture out there, did exactly what they needed to do. They worked hard, and they became part of the American way, and they earned the respect of Americans across the board. We need to do the same.
  • Blythe Danner
    Blythe Danner
    American actress 1943-
    Blythe Danner
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    Just look at my face. Its an extraordinary experience. All of my friends who are grandparents have been saying, just wait, a bit cynically, but its just extraordinary. You feel like a child again yourself. Just walking on air.
  • 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.
  • Bayard Rustin
    Bayard Rustin
    American activist 1912-1987
    Bayard Rustin
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    My activism did not spring from my being gay, or, for that matter, from my being black. Rather, it is rooted fundamentally in my Quaker upbringing and the values that were instilled in me by my grandparents who reared me.
  • Bryan Greenberg
    Bryan Greenberg
    American actor and singer 1978-
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    My dad is from Queens. I remember visiting as a kid. My grandparents grew up here. All the actors I respected were coming out of here. All the hip-hop I was listening to - Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie, Wu Tang - was coming out of New York. I'm just into it.
  • Alex Haley
    Alex Haley
    American writer 1921-1992
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    Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
  • Benjamin Watson
    Benjamin Watson
    American football player 1980-
    Benjamin Watson
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    Our loyalty is not to our grandparents, the traditions, our volleyball team, our friends; as believers, our loyalty is to Scripture.
  • Samuel Levenson
    Samuel Levenson
    American humorist, writer, teacher, television host, and journalist. 1911-1980
    Samuel Levenson
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    The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
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