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Best Uncle Quotes and Sayings

Our uncle quotes and sayings showcase everything you need to know about the important role of being an uncle.

Being an uncle is one of the best things in the world. You can be someone else’s number one fan, teacher, and superhero. Being an uncle requires both love and responsibility while being rewarded with gratitude, hugs, and kisses — what more could you ask for?

Here is a collection of quotes about Uncles and being an uncle.

Good Uncle Quotes

1.) Uncles are there to help the child get into mischief that they haven’t thought of yet.

2.) My father was strict and always taught me, no matter who it is, everybody is an uncle. To me, everybody was someone I respect like family. I grew up with that.
Mariano Rivera

3.) My dad and uncle were so protective so whenever someone would say or do something to harm us they were right there. They were very shy, but you cross a line with them and the temper can get quite rough.
Moeen Ali

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

Good uncle sayings.

5.) It is really important for boys to have a father, or a grandfather, or an uncle – a man they can really relate to who loves them, and who they know loves them.
Laura Bush

6.) My wife had an uncle who could never walk down the nave of an abbey without wondering whether it would take spin.
Alec Douglas-Home

7.) As a writer, I have a responsibility. As a father, a union organizer, a leader, a son, brother, uncle, friend – as a man. I have a responsibility to be honest, to be trustworthy, and to be mindful that people rely on the things I say and do in so many ways.
Carlos Wallace

Funny Uncle Quotes

Everyone had an uncle who tried to steal their nose.
Peter Kay

My uncle’s dying wish – he wanted me on his lap. He was in the electric chair.
Rodney Dangerfield

If you think I’m cute, you should see my uncle.

The great thing about being an uncle is being able to give the kid back when they start crying.
Rob Rolfe

I’ve had aunts and uncles who not only haven’t read my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
Robert Cormier

I’ve got an uncle myself. Nobody should be held responsible for their uncles. Nature’s little throwbacks – that’s how I look at it
Agatha Christie

My uncle Sammy was an angry man. He had printed on his tombstone: What are you looking at?
Margaret Smith

No family is complete without an embarrassing uncle.
Peter Morgan

I certainly have many, many uncles — Their maturity level is still hovering around 15 when they all get together.
Martha MacIsaac

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Short Uncle Quotes

I get my good looks from my uncle.

That it’s better to retire, in Uncle Earl’s terms, when you still have some snap left in your garters.
Russel B. Long

A good uncle strikes a balance between being an adult and being one of the kids.

It’s healthy to say uncle when your bone’s about to break.
Jonathan Franzen

Uncles make life more fun.

My uncle used to love me, but she died.
Roger Miller

A man with a hump-backed uncle mustn’t make fun of another man’s cross-eyed aunt.
Mark Twain

An amazing uncle is like a glass of refreshing lemonade in the hot summer of life.

Inspirational Uncle Quotations

Some people don’t believe in superheroes because they haven’t met my uncle.

If necessity is the mother of invention, urgency is the uncle of change. Without it, progress slows and then stops and then reverses.
Nell Scovell

Dear nephew, as you will already have realized during our much too brief companionship, I am essentially a man of principle. That is unpleasant and depressing not only to those who come in contact with me but also to myself as well. Yet it is my principles that have made me what I am, and no one can ask me to deny my fundamental self. Not even you, my dear nephew.
Franz Kafka

The press is like the peculiar uncle you keep in the attic – just one of those unfortunate things.
G. Gordon Liddy

My main nurturing instinct toward children is mild sadism – picking them up and threatening to drop them–which is why I am a good uncle but would make a poor father.
Thomm Quackenbush

Everyone likes to learn history. They just don’t like to hear it from a professor looking at notes. They like to hear it like it’s from their uncle, and that’s how I explain history.
Rick Harrison

My uncle fits in the role of my dad, my brother, my grandpa, and sometimes, also my friend. He is all in one package for me.

Famous Uncle Sayings

My uncle was a second father to me. I spent most of my childhood with him.
Rey Mysterio

Pirate was going to be my middle name, but then my uncle had a problem with it because pirates are bad.
Billie Eilish

I received a lot of complaints from parents who wrote and told me that their kids wouldn’t go to sleep until our show was over. So I went on the air and told all the children watching to ‘listen to their Uncle Miltie and go to bed right after the show.’
Milton Berle

Uncle Brett had a definite vision that he was after, I don’t think having a famous father affected him much.
Kim Weston

I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes – and moreover, I will go with thee to thy uncle’s.
William Shakespeare

Charles Dickens Quote on Uncles

My uncle, gentlemen, could say nothing; he was so very much astonished. The queerest thing of all was that although there was such a crowd of persons, and although fresh faces were pouring in every moment, there was no telling where they came from.

They seemed to start up, in some strange manner, from the ground or the air and disappear in the same way.

When a porter had put his luggage in the coach and received his fare, he turned around and was gone; and before my uncle had well begun to wonder what had become of him, half-a-dozen fresh ones started up and staggered along under the weight of parcels which seemed big enough to crush them.
Charles Dickens

Heartwarming Uncle Quotes

My 6-year-old niece invites me to her tea party but I yell at her for not having English Breakfast or scones and I’m the bad guy.
Alex Nevil

As a matter of fact, I am an uncle. I have nine nephews and nieces. I’m not sure if they think I’m all that quick with a quip. But I’m quick with a spank.
Dean Norris

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.
P.G. Wodehouse

Being an uncle brings me utter joy.
Russell Tovey

I think most people have that crazy uncle they sit at Thanksgiving dinner with someone they disagree with politically but love them anyway.
Alan Colmes

You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad. That is kind of the role of an uncle. I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate.
Dusty Baker

Lovely Uncle Quotes

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 O’Dowd

The beautiful thing about having family that has diabetes is knowing what not to do. I got an uncle that thinks insulin is supposed to enable him to eat cake.
Damon Wayans

From that point on, I would refer to him as “your uncle” and he would mostly refer to me as “your aunt” and it would take a long time for our children to even understand that we were siblings first.
Jenny Zhang

My 2-yr-old nephew learned to imitate laser beam sounds, a rite of childhood. Getting hit with a lot of imaginary beams, a rite of unclehood.
Matthew Pleasant

My uncle is so funny – Don Vito. He was always fat with the craziest voice. Dude, he barely speaks English; it’s just full-blown jibber-jabber.
Bam Margera

An uncle is a blessing. It means so many things. Words could never tell the joy an uncle brings. An uncle is a bond of faith that even time can’t sever, a gift to last all of our lives. An uncle is forever.
Irene Banks

I Miss My Uncle Quotes

I think my uncle was probably the biggest influence in my life. We grew up in the same house, and he was just a really great, hard-working, honest, ethical person.
Catherine Bell

I am very lucky that you are my uncle. You were always there to lend a helping hand and to give good advice.

My uncle was a gangster in the real gangster days. I witnessed it, I felt it, I smelt it the situation, I was involved. It was like knowing a movie star.
Bugzy Malone

I had a wonderful family including my aunts, uncles, and cousins but they’ve all gone to heaven.
Doris Day

Never was a brother or cousin — but unclehood looms, and so do lessons on wearing loud ties, talking with a full mouth, stealing a nose.
Jeff Kleinman

Thank you Quotes for Uncle

Uncle, I don’t know how you do it, but you always turn up right when I need you.

My martial arts came a lot from my uncle, who actually taught martial arts through the military. He was a black belt in tae kwon do, but also, he used a lot of military-style fighting where it’s not the high kicks or anything like that. It’s basically to defeat your opponent as fast as possible.
Brian Tee

An uncle of mine emigrated to Canada and couldn’t take his guitar with him. When I found it in the attic, I’d found a friend for life.

For my dearest uncle who I have always looked up to. Thank you so very much for always being there for me when I needed you.

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger, we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

My uncle is like a combination of a second dad, big brother, and best friend.

To my favorite uncle. Ok, so you are my only uncle, but you are still my favorite! Have a great day today and a wonderful year to come.

I’m as lucky as can be. The world’s greatest uncle belongs to me.

Uncle Quotes for Instagram Captions

Uncle: Someone who helps, advises, and encourages; great at telling funny family stories.

I like being an uncle because there’s no such thing as a deadbeat uncle.
Matt Nedostup

Yes, I’m adorable. I take after my uncle.

An uncle is a double blessing. They love like a parent and act like a friend.

I could not spend the rest of my life sitting in Brazil writing down who called whom uncle and aunt.
Alan Furst

Huncle: Like a normal uncle but way more good-looking.

Funcle: Like a dad, only cooler.

Uncle FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about uncles.

What does the expression “Say Uncle” mean?

“Say Uncle” is an expression used when one party asks the other party in a contest to submit and admit defeat. Using a response of “Uncle!” means that you give up.

The expression is likely derived from the Irish word “anacal” meaning deliverance or quarter.

What does “I’ll be a monkey’s uncle” mean?

“I’ll be a monkey’s uncle” is used to express utter surprise or disbelief. The expression began as a snide response to Darwin’s theory of evolution (in which man evolved from monkeys).

What is a Dutch uncle?

A Dutch uncle is someone who criticizes you with frankness, not sugar-coating anything in order to educate or encourage.

By Emily Sharon

Emily writes about family, culture, and politics.


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