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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #grammar

Grammar is politics by other means.

Donna J. Haraway

#gender #grammar #linguistics #politics #nature

In this chthonian world the only thing of importance is orthography and punctuation. It doesn't matter what the nature of the calamity is, only whether it is spelled right.

Henry Miller

#spelling #nature

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

#religion #religion

If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.

Dorothy Parker

#authors #elements-of-style #favors #grammar #happiness

The night is falling down around us. Meteors rain like fireworks, quick rips in the seam of the dark... Every second, another streak of silver glows: parentheses, exclamation points, commas - a whole grammar made of light, for words too hard to speak.

Jodi Picoult


People who cannot distinguish between good and bad language, or who regard the distinction as unimportant, are unlikely to think carefully about anything else.

B.R. Myers

#grammar #language #grammar

This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.

Winston Churchill


Perhaps the window is not a sun but an asterisk, interrupting the grammar of the sky, with me sitting below it like a footnote.

China Miéville


Prescriptive grammar has spread linguistic insecurity like a plague among English speakers for centuries, numbs us to the aesthetic richness of non-standard speech, and distracts us from attending to genuine issues of linguistic style in writing.

John H. McWhorter


The English language is a work in progress. Have fun with it.

Jonathan Culver

#grammar #language #grammar

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