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Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
E. B. White
Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.
Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.
As a child, I lived with being punier than other boys in class. The only consolation was my parents' empathy - they encouraged constant trips to the local drugstore for chocolate milk shakes to fatten me up. The shakes made me happy, but still, all through grammar school, other kids shoved me around.
James D. Watson
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.
In grammar school some of the girls had problems with me. My face was too light. My hair was too long. It was the black-consciousness period, and I felt really bad.
Boys, young men, men of all ages are being captivated by the new visual grammar which pushes men to pout and posture.
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.
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.
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.
It is really important that focusing on things such as spelling, punctuation, grammar and handwriting doesn't inhibit the creative flow. When I was at school there was a huge focus on copying and testing and it put me off words and stories for years.
I really like grammar. And spelling. I was a spelling-bee kid. I'm hard-core about grammar.
Statistics is the grammar of science.
When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
Thomas W. Higginson
Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.
Marilyn vos Savant
A philosopher once said, 'Half of good philosophy is good grammar.'
A. P. Martinich
Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant, Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon, Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar, and the whole shape of the story leads towards it.
A. N. Wilson
The thing that's depressing is teaching graduate students today and discovering that they don't know simple elemental facts of grammar. They really do not know how to scan a line; they've never been taught to scan a line. Many of them don't know the difference between 'lie' and 'lay,' let alone 'its' and 'it's.' And they're in graduate school!
I think most people agree there is a component of skill in art making; you have to learn grammar before you learn how to write.
Chris Van Allsburg
I love Soul, R+B, Electronic, and good pop. Really, the only thing I don't listen to is country and heavy metal. I love Marvin Gaye, John Legend, Al Green, Fat Freddys Drop, Sade, Grace Jones, Bazoo Bijou, Prince, John Lennon, London Grammar, Daft Punk, Dr John, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Gotye, and on it goes.
In my grammar school years back in the 1920s I used my ten-cents-a-week allowance for Saturday matinees of Douglas Fairbanks movies. All that swashbuckling and leaping about in the midst of the sails of ships!
Anarchy is as detestable in grammar as it is in society.
We have a Conservative leader that believes in green taxes, that won't bring back grammar schools, that believes in continuing with total open-door migration from eastern Europe and refuses to give us a referendum on the EU.
I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.
I don't know if I officially proofread my father's book, but I read it. I did get some conception of grammar in general from that.
This African American Vernacular English shares most of its grammar and vocabulary with other dialects of English. But it is distinct in many ways, and it is more different from standard English than any other dialect spoken in continental North America.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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