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

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

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

Unknown

Grammar is not a time of waste.

Nancy Cartwright

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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