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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" 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
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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
Aunt And Niece Keepsakes
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
Some Modern Day Literature on Aunts
- Raising Children: The Role of Aunts and Uncles - Forbes
How much influence can and should an aunt or uncle have on their nieces and nephews? It's an interesting question to consider as families gather for Thanksgiving this week and prepare for the rest of the holidays.
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