Quotes About Aunts

This is a Follow Up Article About Aunts

A while back, I wrote an article about the unique relationship between aunts and nieces, and it was one of my most popular articles.

There are so many people searching for information about aunts and nieces, that article managed to make it to the front of the search engines. It goes to show that there are many proud aunties out there, just like me!

This article is a follow-up to that first article that I wrote. This page has more quotes I have found about aunts in literature and popular culture, along with some background information about aunts in our culture.

I love to write about being an aunt because it is one of the most important roles of my life. Being an aunt can be one of the most rewarding positions that you will ever have!

Aunts Are Always Offering Cake

Aunts are always giving me cake ...
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"Aunts Are" Quotes

The following list of quotes start with "aunts are..." and give descriptions of what aunts are. I think you will find these quotes amusing and charming. I remember my aunts always offering food, too. And kisses. What do you remember about your aunts?

"Aunts are always offering cake,
Certainly you couldn't have had enough."

"Aunts," from The Hope Of The Air: Poems, by Barry Spacks, 2004

"Some aunts are tall, some aunts are not tall. That is a matter that surely an aunt must be allowed to decide for herself. You seem to think that every aunt should be exactly like your aunt."

--The Importance Of Being Earnest, Jack, by Oscar Wilde, 1895

"Aunts are to be a pattern and an example to all aunts; to be a delight to all boys (and girls) and a comfort to their parents ..."

--Listening Is An Act Of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project, edited by Dave Isay; Karen Washabau, talking about her favourite aunt, 2007

"Aunts are the ones that stand beside Moms when nieces and nephews enter the world..."

--Hugs For Aunts, by Karen Moore, 2007

Aunts Stand Beside Moms

Aunts stand Beside Moms
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Quotes About Aunts From the 19th Century

The following quotes are from the nineteenth century, where the image of the aunt was very common in literature. The aunt was often portrayed as a benevolent woman, who loved children, and seemed to be the one that shared stories with her nieces and nephews.

There were dozens of books that focused on the aunt's stories, where the aunt narrated a set of children's stories.

I have found this is true to life in today's world, too, as aunts are often the ones who entertain the children, and tell them some of the family history.

"I want to live with both my aunts..."

--Charlie Seymour, or the Good Aunt And The Bad Aunt, by Miss Catherine Sinclair, 1847

"Their aunt was so kind that they were all glad that she had come..."

--A Gem Of An Aunt, And The Treat She Gave, by Mary E. Gellie, 1881

"Aunt Martha had finished her nap ...."

--Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, by M. and E. Kirby, by Mary Kirby, 1875

"There lived once a good old lady, whom all the children called Black Aunt ...and Aunt loved the children very dearly; and they were very much attached to her, for she was always kind to them."

--The Black Aunt: Stories and Legends For Children, by Clara Volkmann Fecher, 1848

"Oh Aunt, don't send me away from you..."

--Moral Tales For Young People: The Good Aunt, by Maria Edgeworth and Alexander Anderson, 1829

More Aunt Quotes

"That was the nice thing about Aunt Emmy. She always sympathized and understood."

--"Clorinda's Gifts," by Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1906

"I met my Aunt Augusta for the first time in more than half a century at my Mother's funeral. "

--Travels With My Aunt, by Graham Greene, 1969

"As a little girl, I modeled myself after my Aunt Rose, not my Mother. My Aunt Rose, with her bright green high heeled ankle-strapped shoes..."

--"Aunt Rose," from Arms:New And Selected Poems, by Laura Boss, 1999

Brought together by blood, kept together by love.

--Aunts and Nieces: The Unique Relationship, by Sharilee Swaity, 2011

Brought Together By Blood, Kept Together By Love


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

This is one of the most unique titles I have read. I didn't even know there were quotes about aunts. LOL Some of them are quite beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Sharilee, and I hope this finds you happy and well.

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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Bill, nice to see you! I am doing great, thank you for asking. Yes, I guess the title does sound a bit odd, ha ha! I searched books for these quotes, so they are very unique. I receive a surprisingly amount of traffic of people looking for aunt quotes, so I had wanted to do another compilation, plus I love talking about being an aunt, because I miss my nieces so much. Thanks so much for the comment and take care! By the way, you are super quick!!!

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Careermommy 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

prairieprincess, this is such a moving article, and so unique. I loved the photos that you used. They tell the story so perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much for your kind comments. I am a big fan of those old vintage photos, too. Take care!

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Certainly a lovely compilation about a much loved position in any family. Aunts are wonderful...admired, loved and someone we can't live without. Your quotes are great and so very true and to the point.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

What a lovely hub about aunts. Yes, there seems to be a lack of writing on the subject, even when aunts play such a vital role in families. Such beautiful quotes here.

Voted ++ and sharing

God bless. In His Love, faith Reaper

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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Tillson, thank you! You are so right ... aunts are so important. I loved seeing my aunts growing up, and can't imagine life without them. Take care!

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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Faith Reaper, thank but you so much. I am glad to hear you had such a good relationship with your aunts growing. They are important women in our lives. Thanks and God bless you!

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Bumpsysmum 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire

How lovely, what a great Hub. I had a couple of 'favourite' Aunts who were always coming out with pearls of wisdom. They were the original merry widows.

"As a little girl, I modeled myself after my Aunt Rose, not my Mother. My Aunt Rose, with her bright green high heeled ankle-strapped shoes..."

This would have been my Auntie Kay, a fantastic lady, always smart and well dressed and I would rather be like her than my Mother, she's now sadly passed on but I still try to be like her.

Fun Hub, well done, voted up, beautiful, awesome and interesting.

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Angela Blair 3 years ago from Central Texas

I had two aunts and they were hugely important to my childhood -- in fact were very instrumental in my reaching adulthood. This Hub is absolutely delightful and very well written -- thanks! Best/Sis

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aethelthryth 3 years ago from American Southwest

I feel my aunts have been much like Aunt Augusta. I want to be an aunt like Karen Washabau describes.

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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Hey, girl! Who would have thought that so many people would look for aunt and niece articles. This is very special to me. I don't have children but have spent a lot of time with my nieces as they have grown up, particularly the older one. I have taken both of them to Home Depot workshops many times over the years, about 13 years for the older one. 17 now, she has been spending a week to three each summer since she was 12, going to work with me as a volunteer until I started working from home. Time with her has been so special. I hope that my will always think of me fondly, always think of me as the cool Aunt Vicki! Love this hub!

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torrilynn 3 years ago


really insighful and beautiful hub that you have written

i love the photos that you have included in it as well

thanks, voted up

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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada Author

@Bumpymom, I am so glad that the hub resonated with you, and reminded you of your dear Aunt Kay. It is so wonderful that our aunts can give us female role models, beside our Mothers, and provide us with more than one female to look up to, and to relate to. Thank you so much for the comment, votes and shares. The comments add to the hub. Take care!

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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada Author

@Angela, that is great to hear that you had such special aunts that were such an important part of your childhood. Yay for aunts! Have a good night!

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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada Author

@Aethel, wasn't that a great "mission statement" for an aunt? I thought she said it very well, too. Thanks SO much for the read and the comment. Take care!

@Hey Aunt Vicki, I am sure you the coolest aunt ever! That is so awesome that you have done so many things with them, and I am sure you will always be a special part of their life. Thanks for the comment and read. Hope you are having a good month!

@TorriLynn, thank you so much for your warm and caring comment. I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful evening!

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tattuwurn 3 years ago

I'm an aunt to my two little nieces, and I love them to bits! Thanks for the quotes about us devoted aunts.

I may add another, from a Spanish proverb (which is one of my faves):

"Only an aunt can give you hugs like a mother, can keep secrets like a sister, and share love like a friend." :)

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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada Author

Tattu ... thank you so much for your kind comment! I love that quote, too, and included in my other hub on aunties. We are a devoted group, aren't we? Take care!

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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

This is very cool because I am an aunt 8 times and not a mother, so the perspective you showed made me feel more special and important in their lives and to remind me to take more of a role. Up and useful, thanks

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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada Author

Schoolgirlforreal, I am so glad that the hub showed you the importance of your role. We really do play an essential part of our nieces and nephew's lives. Like you, I am an aunt, but not a Mom. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Take care and have a good week!

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Pinkchic18 3 years ago from Minnesota

Being an aunt, I had to check out this hub. Beautiful!

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vibesites 3 years ago from United States

I didn't know that there are also quotes about aunts. I'm also a loving aunt to my kid nieces, and this hub seems to hit right on the spot. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Julianne Burkett 3 years ago from Dallas, TX

Wow, what an interesting article! Definitely one of the more unique one's I've come across.

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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I have a couple of aunts that I dearly love.. .. I miss them .. they are gone to heaven.. I love your hub..



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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada Author

@Pinkchic, so nice to meet another auntie! Thanks for the comment.

@Vibesites, thanks for the comment, and great to be a fellow loving aunt!

@Julianne, thank you so much for the comment! It's an article I've had on my mind for a while, and am glad to get it written. Take care!

@Deborah, thank you so much for your kind comment. I am sorry about your aunts. We never lose that love, no matter how long it's been. Take care!

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marion langley 3 years ago from The Study

My favorite aunt was actually my father's cousin. True to tradition she was also my mother's very best friend. She was a refreshing change of insight and preference from the folks at home and I always felt her love for me. Her willingness to pay respect to my infantile emotions will scaffold my dreams forever. May she rest in peace. An interesting tip she shared with me i've found to be true...the best aunts are single...married and dating women are too busy to do it justice...too busy flirting or nursing to jump on a plane to cross the country for graduation day.

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oldiesmusic 3 years ago from United States

Touching hub. I too have had a close relationship with my maternal aunt, and now I'm also a doting aunt to my only niece. Thanks for these wonderful quotes. :)

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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

Prairieprincess: I am a proud aunt of three beautiful children. But I would like to comment on an aunt I lost last year to heart disease. The last year of her life I was her care-taker and I cherish the time we had together. My own mother passed when I was 17 and she took on that role of being another parent. I believe I was given the privilege to have that last year with her because feeling like I had lost a second mother would have been devastating to me. I got my chance to say good-bye which is something I didn't get to do with my own mother and I will forever miss her. Thank you for this beautiful and touching hub.

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Sharkye11 2 years ago from Oklahoma

This is so cute! I have one sister who claims she never wants to have children of her own, because she wants to be the Aunt who spoils everyone else's children. :) I had one of those aunts too, and they can be great fun.

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Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

Very true Aunts are loved by their niece sand nephews, it is a subject I have never thought of writing about, but after reading this hub, I realize how my own speak to me, but I have never thought about it until now. Thanks for reminding me.

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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada Author

@oldiesmusic, thanks so much for your comment. I am glad you were inspired to think of your aunt, and your own niece. Take care, and I do apologize for taking soooo long to get back to you. I have been behind in comments, and am now catching up.

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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada Author

@Dana, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful story! It is wonderful that you were given that time with your aunt, your second mother, and were able to really say good-bye. Take care!

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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada Author

@Marion, thanks so much for your comment, and I do apologize for not getting back to you sooner.

Your aunt sounds like a great lady. It's funny that I loved being an aunt when I was single, too, because it was my life, in many ways. I did eventually get married, though, and still take my auntie duties very seriously. Thanks again for the comment and take care!

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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada Author

@Sharkeye, I was that single aunt for many years, too. It actually took some adjustment to realize that my husband had to come first and I couldn't just go whenever I felt like it. But then, they really like their new uncle, too.

Thanks so much for your comment, and have a wonderful day!

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snerfu 2 years ago from Madurai, India

Indeed aunts are indispensable though some maybe hardly out of their teens. Voted up and shared. Great going prairieprincess.

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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada Author

@snerfu, thanks so much for your sweet words. And for sharing, and voting it up! You have a wonderful evening.

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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada Author

@Elsie, that is so great! It's neat when we can see something commonplace in a new light. I am glad I could remind you. Have a wonderful evening, and thanks for coming by!

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Marion Drury 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Lovely article. Thank you so much for sharing this. Inspiring.

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Rangoon House 22 months ago from Australia

These are beautiful quotes complemented by beautiful photographs. I always find Oscar Wilde entertaining on any subject.

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Kristen Howe 21 months ago from Northeast Ohio

This was a real lovely and beautiful hub about quotes about aunts. I miss my aunt, since she passed away eight years ago. You've done your research on this hub. Voted up for beautiful!

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gerimcclym 14 months ago from Colorado

I absolutely love this article and the quotes. My favorite is "Aunts are always offering cake..." I have an aunt I am very close to (she does not have any children of her own and I treasure our relationship) and think she will enjoy some of these quotes so I will share... Thank you also for highlighting how valuable aunts can be in the lives of their nephews and nieces. I think this is somewhat overlooked at times in our society.

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Yanglish 8 weeks ago

Fantastic collection of quotes.

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    Sharilee has been an aunt since 2001, when her first niece was born. Her second niece was born 2 years later. She adores being an aunt.

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