Grammar Quotes

The universe was a language with a perfectly ambiguous grammar. Every physical event was an utterance that could be parsed in two entirely different ways, one causal and the other teleological.

Ted Chiang

Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.

Richard C Trench

Grammar and logic free language from being at the mercy of the tone of voice. Grammar protects us against misunderstanding the sound of an uttered name; logic protects us against what we say have double meaning.

Rosenstock Huessy

I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.

Louis Aragon

Grammar, perfectly understood, enables us not only to express our meaning fully and clearly, but so to express it as to enable us to defy the ingenuity of man to give to our words any other meaning than that which we ourselves intend them to express.

William Cobbett

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense and the past perfect.

Unknown

Hence, a generative grammar must be a system of rules that can iterate to generate an indefinitely large number of structures. This system of rules can be analyzed into the three major components of a generative grammar: the syntactic, phonological, and semantic components.

Noam Chomsky

Grammar is not a time of waste.

Nancy Cartwright

Grammar is the grave of letters.

Elbert Hubbard

Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

GRAMMAR, n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction.

Ambrose Bierce

American grammar doesn't have the sturdiness of British grammar (a British advertising man with a proper education can make magazine copy for ribbed condoms sound like the Magna goddam Carta), but it has its own scruffy charm.

Stephen King

Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them.

Robert Graves

To be loose with grammar is to be loose with the worst woman in the world.

Otis C. Edwards

Those that will combat use and custom by the strict rules of grammar do but jest.

Michel De Montaigne

A philosopher once said, Half of good philosophy is good grammar".

Martinich

Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.

Marilyn

Why care for grammar as long as we are good? Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.

William Safire

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar. I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.

Carl Sandburg

Statistics is the grammar of science.

Karl Pearson

Everything bows to success, even grammar.

Victor Hugo

Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.

Octavio Paz

There is a satisfactory boniness about grammar which the flesh of sheer vocabulary requires before it can become a vertebrate and walk the earth.

Anthony Burgess

He constructed a vast labyrinthine of periods, made impassable by the piling-up of clauses upon clauses--clauses in which oversight and bad grammar seemed manifestations of disdain.

Jorge Luis Borges

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