Quotation Explorer - 'Grammar'

Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them. - Robert Graves
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 having double meaning.
Tyranny begins with the laws of grammar. - Marty Rubin
All those things for which we have no words are lost. The mind—the culture—has two little tools, grammar and lexicon: a decorated sand bucket and a matching shovel. With these we bluster about the continents and do all the world's work. With these we try to save our very lives. - Annie Dillard
Some minds, at some point, discover that they can not make sense of their own predications without attention to grammar, although they do not ordinarily think of what they are doing as an exercise in grammar. - Richard Mitchell
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
Grammar, you're the pickiest noun I know. - Buffy Andrews
Junior huffed. "The point is, this rope is even better! I call it Andskoti. It is woven with the most powerful paradoxes in the Nine Worlds-.Wi-Fi with no lag, a politician's sincerity, a printer that prints, health deep-fried food, and an interesting grammar lecture! - Rick Riordan
The secret of happiness lies in the lifestyle of a child who lives in present; past and future are only the grammar thing for him. - Ankit Rawat
When money talks, nobody notices what grammar it uses. - Anonymous
Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar. - E.B. White
I do not put much stock in "believing in God." The grammar of "belief" invites a far too rationalistic account of what it means to be a Christian. "Belief" implies propositions about which you get to make up your mind before you know the work they are meant to do. - Stanley Hauerwas
...the [mental] organization of grammar [is] a case where complexity in the mind is not caused by learning; learning is caused by complexity in the mind. - Steven Pinker
God is not all that interested in your grammar. He is interested in the meaning of your grammar! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Apparently, my hopes, dreams and aspirations were no match against my poor spelling, punctuation and grammar. - Red Red Rover
I know grammar by ear only, not by note, not by the rules. - Mark Twain
Grammar, which knows how to control even kings. - Molière
What really alarms me about President Bush's 'War on Terrorism' is the grammar. How do you wage war on an abstract noun? How is 'Terrorism' going to surrender? It's well known, in philological circles, that it's very hard for abstract nouns to surrender. - Terry Jones
The wall between writing and painting is just good grammar. Moderation in moderation. Fun is scary with a happy ending. Just love. If love doesn’t transform that which annoys you, it will be easier to tolerate. - Emily Thornton Calvo
I can't think why fancy religions should have such a ghastly effect on one's grammar. It's a kind of intellectual rot that sets in, I'm afraid. - Dorothy L. Sayers
Silence has a grammar all its own. - Marty Rubin
In my imagination, the Editor meditated in a mountain-cave, espoused the rules of grammar, and frowned upon speculative fiction. - Josh Malerman
I couldn't possibly have sex with someone with such a slender grasp on grammar! - Russell Brand
I don't know the rules of grammar. If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language. - David Ogilvy
Grammar and ordinary language are bad guides to metaphysics. A great book might be written showing the influence of syntax on philosophy. - Bertrand Russell
Books in the YA genre, in particular, should use proper grammar because they're more of an example to young people than adults books are. - Laura Kreitzer
Grammar school never taught me anything about grammar. - Isaac Goldberg
Remember never to text and drive, it's bad grammar, even if you have a deadline. You might cross the line and dead may be your destination. Think about it!! - Neil Leckman
You see, I believe that you cannot be taught to 'write.' You can be taught grammar and punctuation, but you cannot be taught to be a writer. That has to come from within. - Robert J. Randisi
Love and translation look alike in their grammar. To love someone implies transforming their words into ours. Making an effort to understand the other person and, inevitably, to misinterpret them. To construct a precarious language together. - Andrés Neuman
Perhaps that's why they had been so happy to learn a new tongue in the first place : the self consciousness of it, the effort of it, the grammar of it, pulled you up; a new language provided distance and kept the heart intact. - Kiran Desai
Thou shalt not use the 140 characters limit as an excuse for bad grammar and/or incorrect spelling. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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