My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression.
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.
When I split an infinitive, god damn it, I split it so it stays split.
Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!
~Owens Lee Pomeroy
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, www.robertbrault.com
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/
Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.