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English Quotes: "I know grammar by ear only, not by note, not by the rules."

I know grammar by ear only, not by note, not by the rules.




English Quotes: "Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country."

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.



English Quotes: "What is above all needed is to let the meaning choose the word, and not the other way around. In prose, the worst thing you can do with words is to surrender to them."

What is above all needed is to let the meaning choose the word, and not the other way around. In prose, the worst thing you can do with words is to surrender to them.



English Quotes: "What is now proved was once only imagined."

What is now proved was once only imagined.




English Quotes: "What Reason weaves, by Passion is undone."

What Reason weaves, by Passion is undone.



English Quotes: "He had a voice you couldn't miss: strong and penetrating with strange vowels that sounded different from the accents of other English speakers even to me. I later discovered that he was Canadian."

He had a voice you couldn't miss: strong and penetrating with strange vowels that sounded different from the accents of other English speakers even to me. I later discovered that he was Canadian.



English Quotes: "We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language."

We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.




English Quotes: "HIGGINS [aggrieved] Do you mean that my language is improper?MRS HIGGINS. No, dearest: it would be quite proper - say on a canal barge..."

HIGGINS [aggrieved] Do you mean that my language is improper?MRS HIGGINS. No, dearest: it would be quite proper - say on a canal barge...



English Quotes: "English is capable of defining sentiments that the human nervous system is quite incapable of experiencing."

English is capable of defining sentiments that the human nervous system is quite incapable of experiencing.



English Quotes: "Once upon a time You dressed so fine"

Once upon a time You dressed so fine




English Quotes: "You can have a lot of fun with rhinos"

You can have a lot of fun with rhinos




English Quotes: "Neither you nor I speak English, but there are some things that can be said only in English."

Neither you nor I speak English, but there are some things that can be said only in English.



English Quotes: "I have read like a man on fire my whole life because the genius of English teachers touched me with the dazzling beauty of language."

I have read like a man on fire my whole life because the genius of English teachers touched me with the dazzling beauty of language.




English Quotes: "A traditional Englishman drinks tea to the point where his blood has long-since been replaced with an infusion of Ceylon, Assam, and Darjeeling."

A traditional Englishman drinks tea to the point where his blood has long-since been replaced with an infusion of Ceylon, Assam, and Darjeeling.



English Quotes: "Bicky rocked, like a jelly in a high wind."

Bicky rocked, like a jelly in a high wind.



English Quotes: "The fraudulent electrical utility company in conjunction with the corrupt sheriff taught me that an Englishman's home is not his castle"

The fraudulent electrical utility company in conjunction with the corrupt sheriff taught me that an Englishman's home is not his castle



English Quotes: "We gave you a perfectly good language and you f***ed up."

We gave you a perfectly good language and you f***ed up.



English Quotes: "Lust and the English make no sense to me."

Lust and the English make no sense to me.



English Quotes: "God loves the church with a love too deep for human imagination: He loves her with all His infinite heart. Therefore let her sons be of good courage"

God loves the church with a love too deep for human imagination: He loves her with all His infinite heart. Therefore let her sons be of good courage



English Quotes: "Here rests his head upon the lap of earthA youth to fortune and to fame unknown.Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth, And Melancholy marked him for her own."

Here rests his head upon the lap of earthA youth to fortune and to fame unknown.Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth, And Melancholy marked him for her own.



English Quotes: "Whenever I write a paragraph in English, I first check it with the Google Translator, and most often it says no language detected."

Whenever I write a paragraph in English, I first check it with the Google Translator, and most often it says no language detected.



English Quotes: "It's okay to be proud of your good English. But don't be proud of being poor at your Mother tongue. Only the scum of the earth do that."

It's okay to be proud of your good English. But don't be proud of being poor at your Mother tongue. Only the scum of the earth do that.



English Quotes: "Psychobabble attempts to redefine the entire English language just to make a correct statement incorrect. Psychology is the study of why someone would try to do this."

Psychobabble attempts to redefine the entire English language just to make a correct statement incorrect. Psychology is the study of why someone would try to do this.



English Quotes: "In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who lose a child."

In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who lose a child.



English Quotes: "You must know in what way you are going to use the morphology and syntax to build your 'how"

You must know in what way you are going to use the morphology and syntax to build your 'how



English Quotes: "The limits of my language are the limits of my universe."

The limits of my language are the limits of my universe.



English Quotes: "Language is the key to the heart of people."

Language is the key to the heart of people.



English Quotes: "I wanted to capture what language ability tests could never reveal: her intent, her passion, her imagery, the rhythms of her speech and the nature of her thoughts."

I wanted to capture what language ability tests could never reveal: her intent, her passion, her imagery, the rhythms of her speech and the nature of her thoughts.



English Quotes: "When in doubt about who's to blame. Blame the English."

When in doubt about who's to blame. Blame the English.



English Quotes: "When I was 12 years old, I got interested in learning English."

When I was 12 years old, I got interested in learning English.



English Quotes: "Education has all the vowels in English. Unquestionably, it is not the only word."

Education has all the vowels in English. Unquestionably, it is not the only word.



English Quotes: "You would be amazed by how I can torture the English language. I am an abusive lover."

You would be amazed by how I can torture the English language. I am an abusive lover.



English Quotes: "I'm English. We're about as tactful as a hot poker up the bum, most of the time."

I'm English. We're about as tactful as a hot poker up the bum, most of the time.



English Quotes: "When the going gets tough, the tough gets going."

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.



English Quotes: "He would not mind hearing Petrus’s story one day. But preferably not reduced to English. More and more he is convinced that English is an unfit medium for the truth of South Africa."

He would not mind hearing Petrus’s story one day. But preferably not reduced to English. More and more he is convinced that English is an unfit medium for the truth of South Africa.



English Quotes: "But why, " he said with animation, "do the English not read their own great literature?"Victor laughed triumphantly, and said, "Because at school they are made to hate it."

But why, " he said with animation, "do the English not read their own great literature?"Victor laughed triumphantly, and said, "Because at school they are made to hate it.



English Quotes: "I can read. A little. I kind of protested it in School(TM). On the grounds that the silent 'E' is stupid."

I can read. A little. I kind of protested it in School(TM). On the grounds that the silent 'E' is stupid.



English Quotes: "Really, it is unfair to say that English spelling is not an accurate rendering of speech. It is – it's only that it renders the speech of the 16th century."

Really, it is unfair to say that English spelling is not an accurate rendering of speech. It is – it's only that it renders the speech of the 16th century.



English Quotes: "I think we are wise, we English speakers, to savor accents. They teach us things about our own tongue."

I think we are wise, we English speakers, to savor accents. They teach us things about our own tongue.



English Quotes: "I don't like the words 'I'm fine'. My mom tells me those two words are the most-frequently-told lie in the English lenguage."

I don't like the words 'I'm fine'. My mom tells me those two words are the most-frequently-told lie in the English lenguage.



English Quotes: "We are all full of discourses that we only half understand and half mean."

We are all full of discourses that we only half understand and half mean.



English Quotes: "I don't understand German myself. I learned it at school, but forgot every word of it two years after I had left, and have felt much better ever since."

I don't understand German myself. I learned it at school, but forgot every word of it two years after I had left, and have felt much better ever since.



English Quotes: "Stop telling God what you want to have, He is going to use what you have left to give you what you need."

Stop telling God what you want to have, He is going to use what you have left to give you what you need.



English Quotes: "There is reinforcement in such familiar back-formations as Chinee from Chinese, Portugee from Portuguese."

There is reinforcement in such familiar back-formations as Chinee from Chinese, Portugee from Portuguese.



English Quotes: "Of course, English is a very powerful language, a colonizer's language and a gift to a writer. English has destroyed and sucked up the languages of other cultures - its cruelty is its vitality."

Of course, English is a very powerful language, a colonizer's language and a gift to a writer. English has destroyed and sucked up the languages of other cultures - its cruelty is its vitality.



English Quotes: "You know the only rule you need to know to get on in this country? ‘Never complain, never explain."

You know the only rule you need to know to get on in this country? ‘Never complain, never explain.



English Quotes: "Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over him every time!"

Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over him every time!