As I read it, my ears opened up for the first time in my life and I began to hear Negroes... Above all, I began to hear for the first time the pure, deep dialect of my grandmother. And from that moment on, in all my attempts at writing I was able to tap that vast resevoir of living speech that went on about me.
In marrying, a man does not, to be sure, marry his wife's mother; and yet a prudent man, when he begins to think of the daughter, would look sharp at the mother; ay, and back to the grandmother too, and along the whole female line of ancestry.Maria Edgeworth
I play the sort of character who would sell his grandmother for career advancement, something I've come across a lot with actors.Hugh Grant
We have become a grandmother.
Suffering for love is how I have learned practically everything I know, love of grandmother up and on.Djuna Barnes
"Jim," she said earnestly, "if I was put down there in the middle of the night, I could find my way all over that little town; and along the river to the next town, where my grandmother lived. My feet remember all the little paths through the woods, and where the big roots stick out to trip you. I ain't never forgot my own country."willa cather
As a 10-year-old girl, I would listen to my grandmother discuss issues, and she made a lasting impression on me.kirsten gillibrand
On a double-log plot, my grandmother fits on a straight line.
I have a faculty of memorizing any song or poem as I hear it, many, especially the old Scotch and Irish ballads I heard my grandmother sing when I was but a child.robert e. howard
She's more even -[daughter China] - I think it jumps generations. You get a screwball in one, and then the next one is straight, then you get a screwball. My grandmother was goofy, my mother was straight.grace slick
Christian theology is the grandmother of Bolshevism.oswald spengler
I was paid to be a warhead, and anyone who came near me should get knocked into Hell! "I don't care who gets in my way--my mother, my grandmother, my daughter: I'll knock each and every one of them on their ass." "Call me a queer. I'd rather hit than make love, money, or friends."
And, because of the life that I shared with these two amazing women [her mother and maternal grandmother] and the hardships and struggles that I saw them overcome, I learned an invaluable lesson: and that is that women can do anything we set our minds to . . . and then some!gloria estefan
Our feminist culture at the present moment is completely dependent on capitalism . My grandmother was sill scrubbing clothes on the back porch on a washboard !camille paglia
Conservatism is the policy of making no changes and consulting your grandmother when in doubt.
Neither my father or mother, grandfather or grandmother, great grandfather or great grandmother, nor any other relation that I know of, or care a farthing for, has been in England these one hundred and fifty years; so that you see I have not one drop of blood in my veins but what is American.
Land of religions, cradle of human race, birthplace of human speech, grandmother of legend, great grandmother of tradition. The land that all men desire to see and having seen once even by a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of the rest of the globe combined.
"Land of religions, cradle of human race, birthplace of human speach, grandmother of leagacy, great grandmother of tradition. The land that all men desire to see and having seen once even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of the rest of the globe combined."
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.Erma Bombeck
A Man may not marry his grandmother.
The suburban housewife she was the dream image of the young American women and the envy, it was said, of women all over the world. The American housewife freed by science and labor-saving appliances from the drudgery, the dangers of childbirth, and the illnesses of her grandmother ... had found true feminine fulfilment.betty friedan