Grammar Quotes

Good grammar develops over time, so relax and put down the red pen. Kids need to make mistakes in writing to move toward correctness. They freeze up if they think you'll pounce on every error. You want your daughters to keep writing, since this is the best way for them to develop strong usage skills.

Jeff Anderson

No man forgets his original trade: the rights of nations and of kings sink into questions of grammar, if grammarians discuss them.

Samuel Johnson

Correct spelling, indeed, is one of the arts that are far more esteemed by schoolma'ams than by practical men, neck-deep in the heat and agony of the world.

Henry Louis Mencken

It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.

Andrew Jackson

Do not be surprised when those who ignore the rules of grammar also ignore the law. After all, the law is just so much grammar.

Robert Brault

Women are the simple, and poets the superior, artisans of language the intervention of grammarians is almost always bad.

R�my de Gourmont

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

Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.

Jack Lynch

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

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgement, and education -- Sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.

E. B. White

I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.

Carl Sandburg

I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.

Mark Twain

I am afraid we are not rid of God because we still have faith in grammar.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it aint so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.

Mark Twain

I dont know the rules of grammar. If youre trying to persuade people to do something or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language.

David Ogilvy

I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar.

Benjamin Disraeli

Grammar, which can govern even Kings.

MoliFre

The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.

Moliere

It is well to remember that grammar is common speech formulated.

William Somerset Maugham

Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.

Joan Didion

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

Unknown

When money talks, nobody notices what grammar it uses.

Unknown

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

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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