Some sayings about grandsons include: “What advice do I tell my grandson? I listen to him” by musician Roy Hanes and Abraham Lincoln’s “I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” French writer Victor Hugo once said that although he has encountered fathers who do not love their children, he knows of no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
Many memorable quotes about grandchildren are equally evocative. For example, Gore Vidal advises people to skip having children and proceed directly to grandchildren. Former "60 Minutes" essayist Andy Rooney has compared grandchildren to elephants, because neither ever forget. Mary H. Waldrip has been quoted as saying that grandchildren are God's compensation to grandparents for growing old.
Sayings about grandparents and grandchildren offer additional insights about these unique relationships.
Poet and humorist Ogden Nash says, "“When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” Author Alex Haley notes that grandparents make life magical for small children by sprinkling them with fairy dust. Donald A. Norberg sums up the sentiments shared by many grandparents when he says that two of life's best experiences are being a grandparent and being a grandchild.