"The love between grandparents and nephews is something precious, an exchange of gifts before the young lift their anchors and the old seek a safe harbour. The meting can be brief or long and full of joy, but everyone will leave it transformed by the other."
It just seems like yesterday that your brother/sister was getting married. And now, they have given you what is the best feeling in the world... the joy of being an uncle/aunt. The relationship that you share with your nephew is very different than what you have or might have with your own children, especially since you can spoil them as much as you want, and not be blamed for it. Jokes apart, your nieces and nephews really look up to you, and may come to you for advice and comfort from time to time. They may feel more comfortable sharing things that they may not share with their parents. This is what makes this relationship even more special. Buzzle, therefore, has compiled a list of quotes from great minds to describe exactly the kind of bond you share with your nephew.
Quotes By Famous People About Nephews
"Hey, I'm just looking for an excuse to retire so I can play summer league baseball, go coach my nephews, play pickup basketball. I've always had that ability to move on to the next thing." - Doug Flutie
"One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said. "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down, he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late." - Jack Handy
"You're nephew is not your kid..." - Phil Donahue
"There's something so great about being with your nephew and, when you're tired, just handing him off back to your sister." - Tahj Mowry
"I like to take pictures of lots of things: people-such as my nephews, my dogs, and just interesting objects that I see. For instance, I might take a picture of flowers by the side of the road, an old sign or a fence." - Lacey Chabert
"I always joke with people that having nephews is the best birth control there is." - Tahj Mowry
"Happiness is actually found in simple things, such as taking my nephew around the island by bicycle or seeing the stars at night. We go to coffee shops or see airplanes land at the airport." - Andrea Hirata
"My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn't go far didn't see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded." - Tim Allen
"My nephews all look at me differently now. Before, they couldn't relate to me, and now I'm like a god." - Ruth Buzzi
"It distresses me when I take my seven-year-old nephew out. I cook healthy food, and he wants to go to McDonald's. He doesn't even like the food; he just wants the toys, the Happy Meals. I can't stand to see people walking down the street eating fast food." - Julia Sawalha
Quotes for Nephews from Aunts and Uncles
"No matter how old you grow, no matter how successful you become, no matter what heights you reach in life, in my mind you will always be my little nephew who adorably called me his favorite aunt."
"If all nephews are supposed to be
as cute and adorable as you
your aunt wants to give
your mother a nephew too."
"Before you were born, I associated the word uncle with old and wobbly men. After you were born, I started associating the word uncle with smart and handsome men. Thanks for teaching me what uncles are really all about."
"You may be a best bud to your friends and a good son to your parents. But you beat all these things with the way you are a terrific nephew to your aunt."
"You are such a cool kid, you make your uncle proud to be the brother of your parent."
"Whenever I become a father, I will be the best dad in the world. That is because I have already done enough practice on you."
"By relation you are my nephew and I am your aunt. But for all other practical purposes, you are my second son whom I love to pamper and spoil with treats all year round."
"For everything in life that your parents say you CAN'T, all you have to do is call your aunt."
"When God made nephews, I got the best one."
"Getting to hug a cute toddler like you is the best and the worst part about being your aunt. I feel like the luckiest aunt in the world when I hug you. But the moment I let go, I feel sad and depressed. Such is my undying love for you."
"Nephews like you
are precious gold
because they keep their uncles
from getting old."
Birthday Quotes for Nephews
"Nephew you are a connection to life,
a tie to the past,
a road to the future,
the key to sanity in a totally insane world. Happy birthday."
"Don't thank your parents for bringing you into this world. One Christmas, I made a wish to Santa Claus to give me a wonderful nephew and that is how you were born, so thank me. Happy birthday."
"I will never experience old age in its true sense because my nephew's company will keep my young forever. Happy birthday."
"I am the only person in the world who will babysit you for free. I am the only person in the world your parents trust to be your babysitter. I am also the only person in the world who will let you do the things that your parents won't. It is a win-win situation for everyone, isn't it? Happy birthday dear nephew."
"Even Google does not know the answer to why I love you so much. Happy birthday to my nephew who is my world."
"I am glad you didn't turn out to be humdrum like your mother or your father. You turned out to be a charming Casanova just like your uncle. Happy birthday."
"My birthday gift for you today is giving you the title of the best nephew in the world. I hope your party favor will be to give me the title of the best aunt in the world. Happy birthday."
"You are growing up really fast, dear nephew. Are you doing this to make your poor uncle feel old? Happy birthday."