- The Best Things Ever Said about Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation
To help you along as a writer, here are the best things ever said about spelling, grammar, and punctuation so the three are kept in proper perspective. (These quotes — "quotations" for the purists — come from a book that I am putting together called Life's Ludicrous Handbook.)
- As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
— Calvin Trillin
- At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammar and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
— A. A. Milne
- George Moore wrote brilliant English until he discovered grammar.
— Oscar Wilde
- Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim.
— E. B. White
- Reading and writing, arithmetic and grammar do not constitute education, any more than a knife, fork and spoon constitute a dinner.
— John Lubbock
- Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
- I don't want to talk grammar. I want to talk like a lady.
— George Bernard Shaw
- What the devil to do with the sentence "Who the devil does he think he's fooling?" You can't write "Whom the devil- "
— Paul Goodman
- When I hear the hypercritical quarreling about grammar and style, the position of the particles, etc., etc., stretching or contracting every speaker to certain rules of theirs . . . I see that they forget that the first requisite and rule is that expression shall be vital and natural, as much as the voice of a brute or an interjection: first of all, mother tongue; and last of all, artificial or father tongue. Essentially your truest poetic sentence is as free and lawless as a lamb's bleat.
— Henry David Thoreau
This free E-book in PDF format called 1001 Best Things Ever Said about Work and the Workplace is the ultimate book of quotations about work for the professional speaker, journalist, author, career advisor, life coach, and connoisseur of great quotations. It also makes great reading for just about everyone.
Refer to the Table of Contents and you will see that this E-book is organized into over 125 subjects and categories for easy reference.
What's more, all you have to do is place your cursor on the category and you will taken to the respective page for the category.
Partial Table of Contents of Subject Areas
- Accomplishing the Impossible
- Aggravations of Work
- Artists at Work
- Bad Days at Work
- Boring Work
- Breaking New Ground
- Career Advice
- Change in the Workplace
- Communication in the Workplace
- Creativity in the Workplace
- Crisis Management
- Dating People at Work
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