Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression. ~Bronson Alcott
Correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays. ~George Eliot, Middlemarch, 1872
Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason. ~Richard C. Trench
[A] man must be a d—d fool, who can't spell a word more than one way. ~Author unknown, 1855, anecdote from Jamestown Journal (Thanks, Garson O'Toole)
Correct spelling, indeed, is one of the arts that are far more esteemed by schoolma'ams than by practical men, neck-deep in the heat and agony of the world. ~Henry Louis Mencken, The American Language
Women are the simple, and poets the superior, artisans of language... the intervention of grammarians is almost always bad. ~Rémy de Gourmont
Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it is the sickening grammar that they use. ~Mark Twain
When I split an infinitive, god damn it, I split it so it stays split. ~Raymond Chandler
Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect! ~Owens Lee Pomeroy
Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them. ~Robert Graves
There are grammatical errors even in his silence. ~Stanislaw J. Lec
Man 1: Where are you from?
Man 2: From a place where we do not end sentences with prepositions.
Man 1: Okay, where are you from, jackass?
Grammar Checker – A software program that is not needed by those who know grammar and virtually useless for those who don't. ~Richard Turner (1937-2011), The Grammar Curmudgeon, a.k.a. "The Mudge," from "The Curmudgeon's Short Dictionary of Modern Phrases"
Grammar stops at love, and at art. ~Terri Guillemets
Do not be surprised when those who ignore the rules of grammar also ignore the law. After all, the law is just so much grammar. ~Robert Brault,
This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put. ~Attributed to Winston Churchill, rejecting the rule against ending a sentence with a preposition, c.1948, may instead have been said by an anonymous official, see notes at www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/churchill.html
Only in grammar can you be more than perfect. ~William Safire