Grammar Quotes

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

The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.

Edgar Allan Poe

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 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

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

Richard C Trench

Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.

William Safire

Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression.

Bronson Alcott

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

Octavio Paz

Everything bows to success, even grammar.

Victor Hugo

Statistics is the grammar of science.

Karl Pearson

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

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

William Safire

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

Marilyn

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

Martinich

You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.

Robert Frost

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

Michel De Montaigne

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Otis C. Edwards

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

Robert Graves

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

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

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Grammar is the grave of letters.

Elbert Hubbard

Grammar is not a time of waste.

Nancy Cartwright

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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