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"Grammar is the analysis of language." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Grammar is what gives sense to language .... sentences make words yield up their meaning. Sentences actively create sense in language. And the business of the study of sentences is grammar." - David Crystal

"Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Greek was very much a live language, and a language still unconscious of grammar, not, like ours, dominated by definitions and trained upon dictionaries." - Gilbert Murray

"Grammar is not a set of rules; it is something inherent in the language, and language cannot exist without it. It can be discovered, but not invented." - Charlton Laird

"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 have double meaning." - Rosenstock Huessy

"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 have double meaning." - Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

"It's like learning a language; you can't speak a language fluently until you find out who you are in that language, and that has as much to do with your body as it does with vocabulary and grammar." - Fred Frith

"Religious law is like the grammar of language. Any language isgoverned by such rules; otherwise it ceases to be a language. But within them, you can say many different sentences and write many different books." - Jonathan Sacks

"All the facts of nature are nouns of the intellect, and make the grammar of the eternal language. Every word has a double, trebleor centuple use and meaning." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I have known writers who paid no damned attention whatever to the rules of grammar and rhetoric and somehow made the language behave for them." - Red Smith

"By a generative grammar I mean simply a system of rules that in some explicit and well-defined way assigns structural descriptions to sentences. Obviously, every speaker of a language has mastered and internalized a generative grammar that expresses his knowledge of his language. This is not to say that he is aware of the rules of the grammar or even that he can become aware of them, or that his statements about his intuitive knowledge of the language are necessarily accurate." - Noam Chomsky

"The American constitutions were to liberty, what a grammar is to language: they define its parts of speech, and practically construct them into syntax" - Thomas Paine

"Every film had its own grammar. And it's your job as a director to basically figure out a language to tell a story." - Darren Aronofsky

"When a society decays, it is language that is first to become gangrenous. As a result, social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings" - Octavio Paz

"Cut in dressmaking is like grammar in language. A good design should be like a well made sentence and it should only express one idea at a time," - Charles James

"The American constitutions were to liberty, what a grammar is to language: they define its parts of speech, and practically construct them into syntax." - Thomas Paine

"One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot." - James Joyce

"Language corresponds only to itself. Intellectuals suffer from that. And once you begin to question language, you cannot stop at studying linguistics. Analytical philosophy becomes insufficient, artificial grammar becomes insufficient." - Martin Walser

"Grammar has qualities, shapes and forms." - Frederick Lenz

"Forget grammar and think about potatoes" - Gertrude Stein

"Let me just acknowlege that the function of grammar is to make language as efficent and clear and transparent as possible. But if we're all constantly correcting each other's grammar and being really snotty about it, then people stop talking because they start to be petrified that they're going to make some sort of terrible grammatical error and that's precisely the opposite of what grammar is supposed to do, which is to facilitate clear communication." - John Green

"Let me just acknowlege that the function of grammar is to make language as efficent and clear and transparent as possible. But if we"re all constantly correcting each other's grammar and being really snotty about it, then people stop talking because they start to be petrified that they"re going to make some sort of terrible grammatical error and that's precisely the opposite of what grammar is supposed to do, which is to facilitate clear communication." - John Green

"Mathematics is as little a science as grammar is a language." - Ernst Mayr

"Henceforth, language studies were no longer directed merely towards correcting grammar." - Ferdinand De Saussure

"A language is something infinitely greater than grammar and philology. It is the poetic testament of the genius of a race and a culture, and the living embodiment of the thoughts and fancies that have moulded them" - Jawaharlal Nehru

"The Language Laboratory at Cambridge is a very good way of finding out about grammar and the vocabulary and that's why I learned to read German and later on I added Spanish, the standard European languages." - Clive James

"My French definitely improves the more I drink, as I worry less and less about absolutely perfect grammar. I do speak and understand the language, just not particularly well." - Anthony Bourdain

"English grammar is so complex and confusing for the one very simple reason that its rules and terminology are based on Latin, a language with which it has precious little in common." - Bill Bryson

"To write well consists of continuously making small erosions, wearing away grammar in its established form, current norms of language. It is an act of permanent rebellion and subversion against social environs." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"The universe was a language with a perfectly ambiguous grammar. Every physical event was an utterance that could be parsed in two entirely different ways, one causal and the other teleological." - Ted Chiang

"Our biggest technology that we ever, ever invented was articulated language with built-out grammar. It is that that allows us to imagine things far in the future and things way back in the past." - Margaret Atwood

"The way that I approached numbers, think about them, the same as for language as well-acquiring vocabulary, understanding the grammar, the structures of languages, the rhythm, the music and so-on - these things obviously evolved." - Daniel Tammet

"It's perfectly obvious that there is some genetic factor that distinguishes humans from other animals and that it is language-specific. The theory of that genetic component, whatever it turns out to be, is what is called universal grammar." - Noam Chomsky

"The first of these phases is that of grammar, invented by the Greeks and carried on unchanged by the French. It never had any philosophical view of a language as such." - Ferdinand De Saussure

"In general, the philological movement opened up countless sources relevant to linguistic issues, treating them in quite a different spirit from traditional grammar; for instance, the study of inscriptions and their language. But not yet in the spirit of linguistics." - Ferdinand De Saussure

"Lying is the misuse of language. We know that. We need to remember that it works the other way round too. Even with the best intentions, language misused, language used stupidly, carelessly, brutally, language used wrongly, breeds lies, half-truths, confusion. In that sense you can say that grammar is morality. And it is in that sense that I say a writer's first duty is to use language well." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Quite naturally, scholars assumed that Latin grammar was not merely Latin grammar, but that it was grammar itself. They borrowed it and made the most of it." - Charlton Laird

"Nature is a language and every new fact one learns is a new word; but it is not a language taken to pieces and dead in the dictionary, but the language put together into a most significant and universal sense. I wish to learn this language-not that I may know a new grammar, but that I may read the great book which is written in that tongue." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I am the Roman Emperor, and am above grammar." - Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor

"I am the Roman Emperor, and am above grammar." - Emperor Sigismund

"My grammar be's ebonics, gin tonics, and chronic." - Nelly

"Learn Languages the Right Way. Language acquisition games and abstract communicative method are bullshit. The second-best way to learn a foreign language is alone in a room doing skull-numbing rote memorization of vocabulary, grammar, key phrases, and colloquialisms. The best way is in bed." - Chuck Thompson

"I really like grammar. And spelling. I was a spelling-bee kid. I'm hard-core about grammar." - Emma Stone

"Syntax is the study of the principles and processes by which sentences are constructed in particular languages. Syntactic investigation of a given language has as its goal the construction of a grammar that can be viewed as a device of some sort for producing the sentences of the language under analysis." - Noam Chomsky

"when Christian theology becomes traditionalism and men fail to hold and use it as they do a living language, it becomes an obstacle, not a help to religious conviction. To the greatest of the early Fathers and the great scholastics theology was a language which, like all language, had a grammar and a vocabulary from the past, but which they used to express all the knowledge and experience of their own time as well." - Lily Dougall

"No one complains of the rules of Grammar as fettering Language; because it is understood that correct use is not founded on Grammar, but Grammar on correct use. A just system of Logic or of Rhetoric is analogous, in this respect, to Grammar.." - Richard Whately

"I learn immediately from any speaker how much he has already lived, through the poverty or the splendor of his speech. Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of today. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy the language which the field and the work-yard made." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Art-making is learned by immersion. You take in vocabularies of thought and feeling, grammar, diction, gesture, from the poems of others, and emerge with the power to turn language into a lathe for re-shaping, re-knowing your own tongue, heart, and life..." - Jane Hirshfield

"Languages are fluffy big pillows stuffed between nations - what others say is muffled and nearly lost in them, and when we speak their grammar we get feathers in our mouth. It's worth it. What pleasure to phrase an idea, even in child's words, slowly, and sail it across the gulf in another language to a different-speaking human being!" - Richard Bach

"I need geometry to set the grammar of the image expressive language . The structural skeleton, the composition and the geometric layout provide a perspective from which one can read the image; otherwise we would do what Dadaists did when they put words in a little bag and then took them out at random in order to compose a poem." - Augusto De Luca

"I listen to people talking sometimes, that great river that is language, with all its undercurrents of grammar and nuance, and I wonder how we all learn so quickly to speak it, given that we begin when we are barely old enough to stand upright. I have no memory of finding it hard. Indeed, I have no memory of it at all." - Sarah Dunant

"Christ is Lord of all. This truth implies that he is lord of language, lord of grammar, lord of history, and lord or interpretive principles. We cannot just take things over unchanged from the world around us. We should be thinking through and living through the implications of Christ's lordship in every sphere of life." - Vern Poythress

"It's really difficult for me. Language, I am sorry that I haven't. I think I just always expected that you learn a word in place of a word and when I discovered how difficult the grammar was and learning that was very discouraging for me." - Bo Derek

"Although our grammar schools are teaching a whole generation computer language to adjust to the technological needs of a Stage II [post survival-focused] society, we have neglected to teach this generation relationship language and conflict resolution skills to address the social and psychological needs of a Stage II society. And when it is taught, in countries like Germany, although called social competence it focuses on workplace teamwork - still on survival, breadwinner oriented work goals." - Warren Farrell

"My goal was to reach this literary crowd, but I didn't want to alienate my core fan base. I grew up speaking that language, this isn't put on. I can go back and forth; it's almost like being bilingual. But I'm not college educated; I don't know rules of grammar." - Rude Jude

"Good girls like myself need subversion. Being solemn, I aspire to comedy. Being a novelist, I aspire to the musical. Being organized, I aspire to luminous chaos. Loving the power of grammar and the fine distinctions of language, I seek the part of the mind I didn't know was there, the part 'sheer,' 'no-manfathomed,' 'cliffs of fall." - Janet Burroway

"The first degree of proficiency is, in painting, what grammar is in literature, a general preparation for whatever species of the art the student may afterwards choose for his more particular application. The power of drawing, modelling, and using colors is very properly called the language of the art." - Joshua Reynolds

"People... they don't write anymore - they blog. Instead of talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO that. You know, it just seems to me it's just a bunch of stupid people pseudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people in a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the King's English." - David Duchovny

"The first degree of proficiency is, in painting, what grammar is in literature, a general preparation for whatever the student may afterward choose for more particular application. The power of drawing, modeling, and using colors, is very properly called the language of the art." - Joshua Reynolds

"People... they do' write anymore - they blog. Instead of talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO that. You know, it just seems to me it's just a bunch of stupid people pseudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people in a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the King's English." - David Duchovny

"One of the reasons I love language is that concerning semiotics, language is an arbitrary sign system, which means the signs within it are free-floating, but we put them in a certain order to get them to have meaning for us. If we left them alone, they'd be like water, like the ocean. It would be just this vast field of free-floating matter or signs, so in this way, I think language and water have much in common. It's only us bringing grammar and syntax and diction and the human need for meaning that orders language, hierarchizes it." - Lidia Yuknavitch

"Colonialism is a terrible bane for a people upon whom it is imposed, but a blessing for a language. English's drive to exploit the new and the alien, its zeal in robbing words from other languages, its incapacity to feel qualms over the matter, its museum-size overabundance of vocabulary, it shoulder-shrug approach to spelling, its don't-worry-be-happy concern for grammar-the result was a language whose colour and wealth Henry loved." - Yann Martel

"Something that had an enormous influence over my relationship with language was my stammer. I had a really bad stammer in my childhood and adolescence, and that imbues you with two things. First, a hyper-sensitivity to grammar, because a stammerer will have problematic sounds, impossible verbal stumbling blocks. Second, writing is just such a joy when you have a problem with speaking. It's so astonishing to watch language coming out of your pen without any hesitation or dysfluency." - Maggie O'Farrell

"I remember one English teacher in the eighth grade, Florence Schrack, whose husband also taught at the high school. I thought what she said made sense, and she parsed sentences on the blackboard and gave me, I'd like to think, some sense of English grammar and that there is a grammar, that those commas serve a purpose and that a sentence has a logic, that you can break it down. I've tried not to forget those lessons, and to treat the English language with respect as a kind of intricate tool." - John Updike

"If grammar is medicine, then Roy Clark gives us the spoonful of sugar to help it go down. A wonderful tour through the labyrinth of language." - Anne Hull

"The grammar of a language is simply the way it combines smaller elements (such as words) into larger elements (such as sentences)." - Larry Trask

"Rules of grammar can not give us a mastery of language, rules of rhetoric can not make us eloquent, rules of conduct can not make us good." - John Lancaster Spalding

"Reason" in language - oh, what an old deceptive female she is! I am afraid we are not rid of God because we still have faith in grammar." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Grammar Checker - A software program that is not needed by those who know grammar and virtually useless for those who don't." - Richard Turner

"Grammar Checker - A software program that is not needed by those who know grammar and virtually useless for those who do'." - Richard Turner

"Grammar Checker ? A software program that is not needed by those who know grammar and virtually useless for those who don't." - Richard Turner

"Who climbs the grammar-tree, distinctly knows Where noun, and verb, and participle grows." - John Dryden

"Boyhood is distracted for years with precepts of grammar that are infinitely prolix, perplexed and obscure." - John Amos Comenius

"Grammar is...the pole you grab to get your thoughts up on their feet and walking." - Stephen King

"The flesh of prose gets its shape and strength from the bones of grammar." - Constance Hale

"Those that will combat use and custom by the strict rules of grammar do but jest" - Michel De Montaigne

"You have to continue and discover the grammar of things, of what we can see." - Jean-Luc Godard

"Bad music is the attempt to imitate something that has very strong rules and grammar." - Carlo Grante

"I write in the most distressingly slow way in terms of punctuation and grammar." - Maurice Saatchi

"Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings." - Octavio Paz

"Let your letter be written as accurately as you are able,-I mean with regard to language, grammar, and stops; for as to the matter of it the less trouble you give yourself the better it will be. Letters should be easy and natural, and convey to the persons to whom we send them just what we should say to the persons if we were with them." - Lord Chesterfield

"The whole thing is this: If you don't use just basic grammar, if you don't get the language down, you're not going to have access to a tool that people use as a weapon against you. The only reason I was never taught to read and write was because it was easier for them to lead me. But the second I learned to read and write, I began to lead myself." - Jimmy Santiago Baca

"The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs, and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong, indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists." - William Jones

"It strikes me that mathematical writing is similar to using a language. To be understood you have to follow some grammatical rules. However, in our case, nobody has taken the trouble of writing down the grammar; we get it as a baby does from parents, by imitation of others. Some mathematicians have a good ear; some not (and some prefer the slangy expressions such as 'iff'). That's life." - Jean-Pierre Serre

"One of the problems with watching TV is that you've got a fairly low level of language operating all the time. Quite a small vocabulary and really no conceptual or abstract thinking. That's an issue. If you've got a wide vocabulary, you can learn. The complexities of grammar, in themselves, force you to think about time in a particular way. Force you to widen your outlook on the world." - Jeanette Winterson

"In the most basic way, writers are defined not by the stories they tell, or their politics, or their gender, or their race, but by the words they use. Writing begins with language, and it is in that initial choosing, as one sifts through the wayward lushness of our wonderful mongrel English, that choice of vocabulary and grammar and tone, the selection on the palette, that determines who's sitting at that desk. Language creates the writer's attitude toward the particular story he's decided to tell." - Donald E Westlake

"UG [universal grammar] may be regarded as a characterization of the genetically determined language faculty. One may think of thisfaculty as a 'language acquisition device,' an innate component of the human mind that yields a particular language through interaction with present experience, a device that converts experience into a system of knowledge attained: knowledge of one or another language." - Noam Chomsky

"Proverbs, words, and grammar inflections convey the public sense with more purity and precision, than the wisest individual." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Begin my studies with the paper and this pencil and i'm working through the grammar of my fears." - Emily Saliers

"As a former English professor, I can assure you that grammar is the qualitative interpolation of language. Adjectives, pronouns, predicates, past pluperfect indicative - ridiculous. It has qualities, shadings, differentiations, rhythmic structures of symbolic meaning." - Frederick Lenz

"We're talking about the struggle to drag a thought over from the mush of the unconscious into some kind of grammar, syntax, human sense; every attempt means starting over with language. starting over with accuracy." - Anne Carson

"Reading and writing don't inevitably go together. You can read without learning a thing about writing, grammar, or spelling, although, you certainly can't learn anything about writing, grammar, or spelling unless you read." - Frank Smith

"We have even done a weekend on Japanese grammar! Not that I know anything about Japanese grammar, but it was Kaz's idea, and it was a bit of an adventure, to say the least." - Joan Halifax

"Life is tons of discipline. Your first discipline is your vocabulary; then your grammar and your punctuation" - Robert Frost

"Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws." - Moliere

"Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws" - Moliere

"Once the grammar has been learned, writing is simply talking on paper and in time learning what not to say." - Beryl Bainbridge

"The opening of the first grammar school was the opening of the first trench against monopoly in Church and State." - James Russell Lowell

"I was raised in Hollywood and knew, from as early as grammar school, classmates who were in the business." - Mike Farrell

"I studied at a grammar school and later at the University of Vienna in the Faculty of Medicine." - Karl Von Frisch

"Waves, sky, trees, Essrog - I was off the page now, away from the grammar of skyscrapers and pavement." - Jonathan Lethem

"Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar." - Marilyn Vos Savant

"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, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular." - David Ogilvy

"People who think that grammar is just a collection of rules and restrictions are wrong. If you get to like it, grammar reveals the hidden meaning of history, hides disorder and abandonment, links things and brings opposites together. Grammar is a wonderful way of organising the world how you'd like it to be." - Delphine de Vigan

"Grammar school never taught me anything about grammar." - Isaac Goldberg

"And so I began to read,' Sorkar said. 'And at first the complete works were like a jungle, the language was quicksand. Metaphors turned beneath my feet and became biting snakes, similes fled from my grasp like frightened deer, taking all meaning with them. All was alien, and amidst the hanging, entangling creepers of this foreign grammar, all sound became a cacophany. I feared for myself, for my health and sanity, but then I thought of my purpose, of where I was and who I was, of pain and I pressed on." - Vikram Chandra

"Language is memory and metaphor." - Storm Jameson

"I have declared again and again that if I say Aryans , I mean neither blood nor bones, nor hair nor skull; I mean simply those who speak an Aryan language... in that sense, and in that sense only, do I say that even the blackest Hindus represent an earlier stage of Aryan speech and thought than the fairest Scandinavians... To me an ethnologist who speaks of Aryan race, Aryan blood, Aryan eyes and hair, is as great a sinner as a linguist who speaks of a dolichocephalic dictionary or a brachycephalic grammar." - Max Muller

"I love language, and I love the failure of language." - Nate Lowman

"Time in China has no immediacy as in America. Here I find the swift passage of our few earthly years accepted as naturally as the fall of flower and leaf. ... I hear and speak a language in which grammar has no tense. Both scholars and illiterates, in ordinary daily speech, tell an event of centuries ago as casually as an incident of the hour. Only as my knowledge has accumulated have I been able to know whether something related happened just then or in some past dynasty." - Nora Waln

"English grammar is so complex and confusing for the one very simple reason that its rules and terminology are based on Latin - a language with which it has precious little in common. In Latin, to take one example, it is not possible to split an infinitive. So in English, the early authorities decided, it should not be possible to split an infinitive either. But there is no reason why we shouldn't, any more than we should forsake instant coffee and air travel because they weren't available to the Romans." - Bill Bryson

"Must you write complete sentences each time, every time? Perish the thought. If your work consists only of fragments and floating clauses, the Grammar Police aren't going to come and take you away. Even William Strunk, that Mussolini of rhetoric, recognized the delicious pliability of language. "It is an old observation," he writes, "that the best writers sometimes disregard the rules of rhetoric." Yet he goes on to add this thought, which I urge you to consider: "Unless he is certain of doing well, [the writer] will probably do best to follow the rules."" - Stephen King

"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language." - Gaston Bachelard

"Personally I think that grammar is a way to attain Beauty. When you speak, or read, or write, you can tell if you've spoken or read or written a fine sentence. You can recognise a well-tuned phrase or an elegant style. But when you are applying the rules of grammar skilfully, you ascend to another level of the beauty of language. When you use grammar you peel back the layers, to see how it is all put together, to see it quite naked, in a way." - Muriel Barbery

"Reading and writing, arithmetic and grammar do not constitute education, any more than a knife, fork and spoon constitute a dinner." - John Lubbock

"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

"Let grammar, punctuation, and spelling into your life! Even the most energetic and wonderful mess has to be turned into sentences." - Terry Pratchett

"The Internet is a shallow and unreliable electronic repository of dirty pictures, inaccurate rumors, bad spelling and worse grammar, inhabited largely by people with no demonstrable social skills." - Anonymous

"If it's the last thing I do, I'm going to destroy every fucking grammar school in England. And Wales. And Northern Ireland." - Anthony Crosland

"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning; Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genus a better discerning." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Muddled syntax is the outward and audible sign of confused minds, and the misuse of grammar the result of illogical thinking." - Quentin Crisp

"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning." - Oliver Goldsmith

"english doesn't borrow from other languages. english follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over and goes through their pockets for loose grammar." - James Nicoll

"Use correct grammar and punctuation. Do not use net speak, like WOT, W-O-T or U. Those messages get a lot lower reply rate." - Christian Rudder

"If teachers and grammar school editors find my jawbreaker sentences shatter their mushmilk teeth, let them eat stale cake dunked in weak tea of their own ungodly manufacture." - Ray Bradbury

"Neither said anything while they embraced. Sometimes words didn't go far enough, the vessels of letters and the ladles of grammar incapable of holding the heart's sentiments." - J.R. Ward

"The sculptor, and the painter also, should be trained in these liberal arts: grammar, geometry, philosophy, medicine, astronomy, perspective, history, anatomy, theory of design, arithmetic." - Lorenzo Ghiberti

"The Hindus have cultivated the power of analysis and abstraction. No nation has yet produced a grammar like that of Panini." - Swami Vivekananda

"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

"People from my sort of background needed grammar schools to compete with children from privileged homes like Shirley Williams and Anthony Wedgwood Benn." - Margaret Thatcher

"The rules of grammar exist in large part to permit readers and writers to operate from a shared set of expectations." - Michael Crichton

"I can't trust the current government because of fabrications. The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar." - Jared Lee Loughner

"St Michael's Grammar School in St Kilda employed corporal punishment until about six years ago, when principal Simon Gipson took over as head and denounced it as 'abhorrent'." - Simon Gipson

"I am not afraid of death threats, but I am appalled that so many people are capable of so much wrong spelling and fractured grammar!" - Miriam

"My whole life as a grammar-school boy, getting to Cambridge University and working on the 'London Sunday Times' has been very aspirational." - Robert Lacey

"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

"Your grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control." - Jeffrey Gitomer

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

"Ladies, if you want to know the way to my heart... good spelling and good grammar, good punctuation, capitalize only where you are supposed to capitalize, it's done." - John Mayer

"Boys, young men, men of all ages are being captivated by the new visual grammar which pushes men to pout and posture." - Susie Orbach

"I went to parochial grammar school, and I give thanks to the Catholic training because of course, they brought me to the heart of Jesus." - Tony Orlando

"You may say a cat uses good grammar. Well, a cat does - but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you'll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw. Ignorant people think it's the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it's the sickening grammar they use." - Mark Twain

"Everything bows to success, even grammar." - Victor Hugo

"Grammar, which can govern even Kings." - Moliere

"Grammar is the grave of letters." - Elbert Hubbard

"scales are the grammar of music." - Frances Parkinson Keyes

"Grammar, he saw, was agreement, community, consensus." - D. T. Max

"Grammar is politics by other means." - Donna J. Haraway

"Statistics is the grammar of science." - Karl Pearson



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