Great-Grandfather Quotes

Great-Grandfather Quotes by Gary Locke, Kent Beck, Bill Moseley, Tim Murphy, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, David Hyde Pierce and many others.

In rural parts of China, it’s like stepping back into the era of my grandfather or great-grandfather – not much has changed.
Gary Locke
My great-grandfather played organ for silent movies. Talkies in, Gramps out.
Kent Beck
I come from a line of railroad men. My great-grandfather was a surveyor for the Burlington Railroad.
Bill Moseley
My great-grandfather was a coal miner, who worked in Pennsylvania mines when carts were pulled by mules and mines were lit by candles. Mining was very dangerous work then.
Tim Murphy
There is no need to tell you that the ‘Prince of Salina’ is the Prince Lampedusa, my great-grandfather Giulio Fabrizio.
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
My dad had been an actor… not only had my dad been an actor, but his dad had been an actor, and my great-grandfather had been an actor. And who knows before then?
David Hyde Pierce
Smoking-related heart disease runs in my family. My grandfather and great-grandfather died in their early 40s.
Chloe Madeley
My father, John, ran the Dowd Insurance Co. in town, which was started by his great-grandfather. My mother, Dolores, was a homemaker who kept an eye on all of us.
Ann Dowd
My great-grandfather was a variety hall comedian called Billy Mack.
Lee Mack
I live in the house my great-grandfather moved to in 1865… I spent all my summers here as a kid haying with my grandfather, and it was my favorite place in the world.
Donald Hall
My great-grandfather Melvin had been a carpenter – so was my father – and they taught me the value of tools: saws, hammers, chisels, files and rulers. It all dealt with conciseness and precision. It eliminated guesswork. One has to know his tools, so he doesn’t work against himself.
Yusef Komunyakaa
My great-grandfather was a self-taught man, and his library was extraordinary. I read the lot.
Alan Garner
A male can be a boy, a man, a love/husband, a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather, but they don’t have any knowledge what’s happening inside a woman’s body. That’s what I had learnt in my early married life.
Arunachalam Muruganantham
My great-grandfather fought with the Colonial Army in New England in the American Revolution.
W. E. B. Du Bois
My great-grandfather was in the army in India, and we have photographs of my family there in full Victorian dress. They’re incredibly romantic.
Georgina Chapman
My great-great-grandfather lived to age 28, my immigrant great-grandfather Pedro Gotiaoco died at 66, my grandfather was 68, and my father died at 34.
John Gokongwei
If I were related to Monet, I don’t know if I would be comfortable becoming an artist because it’s too much, the comparison. If I wrote a book and put it out, the comparison to my great-grandfather, the comparison would be hilarious. Every critic, it would be their dream, they’d tear me apart.
Dree Hemingway
My maternal great-grandfather Don Juan del Gallego was a Spanish adventurer from Asturias, Spain. He sailed on a galleon ship to the Philippines. He then went to the Bicol region to build a town that eventually became known as Del Gallego.
Heart Evangelista
We moved to South Central Iowa to the farm where my dad had grown up, where my grandfather had grown up. The house was actually, it was a tiny little house. It was about 600 square feet and it was built by my great-grandfather. And that’s the house I spent time in as a child.
Katie Porter
My great-grandfather was a man of great vision, drive, and native intelligence, with some human flaws amplified by limited education, limited social range, and questionable influence from some of his advisers.
William Clay Ford, Jr.
I’m such an odd mix of things. My grandfather was Indian: I’ve got more family living in India than I do in the U.K. My old man was East London. I was brought up in Yorkshire. My great-grandfather was Irish.
Sebastian Coe
My father was a great business leader and humanitarian who dedicated his life to the company and the community. He also was a wonderful family man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, yet he will continue to inspire us all.
William Clay Ford, Jr.
My great-grandfather and his two brothers fought at Gettysburg. They were in artillery, and they survived the war, thank goodness. So I revere what they did. I think their motivations were honorable when they undertook the war and participated in it along with other Southerners.
Jimmy Carter
As a fluke, my great-grandfather hit one of the largest oil reserves in California.
Armie Hammer
My great-grandfather was a kola nut trader and the richest man in West Africa at the time of his death. My father was a businessman and politician. I was actually raised by my grandfather.
Aliko Dangote
Going back to Georgiana Drew and John Drew, and my great-grandfather Maurice Barrymore, and it was such a sort of circus of odd, interesting people that loved acting.
Drew Barrymore
My mother, twenty-two, was Harriet Gautier Brooks, named for her paternal grandmother, but always called Hallie. My father, twenty-six, was Albert Horton Foote, named for his father and great-grandfather, and I was named Albert Horton Foote, Jr.
Horton Foote
My great-grandfather came here as a refugee from the pogrom in Ukraine.
J. B. Pritzker
I do everything I do to pay tribute to my great-grandfather.
Nik Wallenda
We will never forget those like my great-grandfather who fought at Vicksburg.
Roy Barnes
My great-grandfather was the last ruler of the Choctaw Nation, and from birth, I was taught that my role was to restore the power and the glory to my bloodline.
James Meredith
My great-grandfather, Sam Aykroyd, was a dentist in Kingston, Ontario, and he was also an Edwardian spiritualist researcher who was very interested in what was going on in the invisible world, the survival of the consciousness, precipitated paintings, mediumship, and trans-channeling.
Dan Aykroyd
After music, trees are my passion. My great-grandfather was a forester, so maybe it is genetic. My father would take me for walks in the forest and sometimes I would play truant with him. ‘You won’t learn anything in a communist school, my boy,’ he would say. He loved trees too.
Krzysztof Penderecki
I know that my great-grandfather – George Rich – was born in Cape Town in 1866 and it set my journey off to go to Cape Town to discover and find out more.
Shirley Ballas
My great-grandfather, Peter O’Hara, was born in Ireland, I believe, in County Clare. His father, my great-great-grandfather, had actually come to America a generation before when times were very bad in Ireland. He worked in the Pennsylvania area and did well with horses and farming.
Kelli O’Hara
I don’t have a traditional design background, but it’s inherent to me. My father was in the fabric industry, and even my grandfather and my great-grandfather were lace manufacturers.
Stacey Bendet
My great-grandfather started in the coal mines, and my great grandmother made 10 pounds of bread every Saturday morning that we delivered to the neighbors. It was always about giving back. These kinds of things drive me to make a difference.
Heather Bresch
But the most precious research to me came from the paperwork filed on behalf of my grandparents and great-grandfather. The ship’s manifest showed that they could read and write. I am still emotional when I look at those boxes checked yes.
Adriana Trigiani
My great-grandfather was prime minister of Canada, and I had a very Edwardian upbringing. It was a beautiful, romantic way of growing up, until the family lost its money. And I decided to be bad and rough and find the streets rather than the gates.
Christopher Plummer
The family on my mom’s side, their whole business is inventing and pitching stuff. My grandfather is in infomercials. He’s a pitchman, so if you’re ever watching TV late at night, you’ll probably see him pitching knives. My great-grandfather also invented the plastic cheese grater.
Ashley Tisdale
All of us are so mixed. My great-grandfather was white.
Muhammad Ali