Great Uncle Quotes


My great-great-great uncle - or maybe it's only two 'greats' - crossbred the first Aberdeen Angus. Joanna Lumley

Well, it's great that critics are comparing me to Eminem, and not Vanilla Ice. Uncle Kracker

So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war! Abraham Lincoln

My great uncle fought in WWI. His stories fascinated me. Charles Todd

[Malcolm X] had said a great deal about nonviolence, criticizing nonviolence, and saying that I approved of Negro men and women being bitten by dogs and the fire hoses, and I say, say go on and not defend yourself. I think this kind of response grew out of the build up, all of the talk about my being a sort of polished Uncle Tom. Martin Luther King, Jr.

They've got great parents; I'm just trying to be the fun uncle. Sarah Silverman

Didn't Gandalf say "With great power comes great responsibility"? (If it wasn't Gandalf, maybe it was Thomas Jefferson. Or Spider-Man's uncle.) Tom Angleberger

Dean Martin's great-great-uncle, Ebenezer Martin, who said to Eli Whitney, I see the cotton, but where's the gin? Never got a dinner! Red Buttons

My uncle was the town drunk - and we lived in Chicago. George Gobel

The longest way must have its close - the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. Harriet Beecher Stowe

My uncle ordered popovers from the restaurant's bill of fare. And, when they were served, he regarded them with a penetrating stare. Then he spoke great words of wisdom as he sat there on that chair: To eat these things, said my uncle, You must exercise great care. You may swallow down what's solid, but you must spit out the air! And as you partake of the world's bill of fare, that's darned good advice to follow. Do a lot of spitting out the hot air. And be careful what you swallow. Dr. Seuss

Ay,' quoth my uncle Gloucester, 'Small herbs have grace, great weeds do grow apace.' And since, methinks, I would not grow so fast, Because sweet flow'rs are slow and weeds make haste. William Shakespeare

I come from a stupid family. During the civil war my great uncle fought for the west. Rodney Dangerfield

Sure, my uncle killed himself playing Russian Roulette. But I choose to remember him as a great Russian Roulette player. Anthony Jeselnik

My grandmother was from Guelph, Ont. I grew up playing ice hockey, I'm a massive fan. A great-uncle who was in the early days of the NHL played for the Chicago Blackhawks. Don Winslow

Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife. L Frank Baum

A person may be indebted for a nose or an eye, for a graceful carriage or a voluble discourse, to a great-aunt or uncle, whose existence he has scarcely heard of. William Hazlitt

There was living in the palace at this time a brother of the great Germanicus, and consequently an uncle of the late emperor, whose name was Claudius Caesar. Frederic William Farrar

I mean, I'm an uncle of seven or eight, and I don't mind it at all! Kids are great. Kids are the best six-hour experience you can have! Chris Odowd

'The Cardturner,' while it has bridge in it, you certainly don't need to know how to play bridge to read it. It's basically a book about relationships - between Alton and his great-uncle, and Alton and his friends, and how it changes his life. Louis Sachar



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