Grammar Quotes

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

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.


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


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

Robert Frost

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