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Grammar - Quotes
  • "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 am afraid we are not rid of God because we still have faith in grammar."
    - Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

    "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

  • "I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar."
    - Benjamin Disraeli

  • "The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions and grammar."
    - Michel de Montaigne

  • "Why care for grammar as long as we are good?"
    - Artemus War

  • "Grammatici certant et adhuc sub iudice lis est. - Grammarians dispute, and the case it still before the courts."
    - Horace

  • "Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar."
    - 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

  • "Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason."
    - Richard C. Trench

  • "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

  • "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 "The Theologians"

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