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Quotes About Spelling

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Andrew  Jackson
“It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.”
Andrew Jackson

Beverly Cleary
“If she can't spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell.”
Beverly Cleary, Ramona's World

Rick Riordan
“Percy, we're going to Polyphemus' island! Polyphemus is an S-i-k...a C-y-k..." She stamped her foot in frustration. As smart as she was, Annabeth was dyslexic, too. We could've been there all night while she tried to spell Cyclops. "You know what I mean!”
Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

Terry Pratchett
“Nanny Ogg knew how to start spelling 'banana', but didn't know how you stopped.”
Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad

Jon J. Muth
“It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean.”
Jon J. Muth

Jarod Kintz
“I’ll steal the letter X, and replace it with treasure. So sex would then be spelled setreasure, but it’d still be just as pleasurable.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“Spelling Bees are useless and unnecessary competitions. Before Microsoft Word and Google, Spelling Bees had value, but now they are all superflewus.”
Jarod Kintz, Xazaqazax

Jarod Kintz
“In high school I tried out for the spelling team, but only because I really wanted a letter jacket.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the story my great-grandfather told my father, who then told my grandfather, who then told me about how The Mythical Mr. Boo, Charles Manseur Fizzlebush Grissham III, better known as Mr. Fizzlebush, and Orafoura are all in fact me...

Baltasar Gracián
“A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.”
Baltasar Gracián

Mark Twain
“Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.”
Mark Twain

“If you can spell "Nietzsche" without Google, you deserve a cookie.”
Lauren Leto

Mark Twain
“I don't see any use in having a uniform and arbitrary way of spelling words. We might as well make all clothes alike and cook all dishes alike. Sameness is tiresome; variety is pleasing.”
Mark Twain

Kristin Cashore
“Spelling bees? Spelling bees do not scare me. I competed in the National Spelling Bee twice, thank you very much. My dad competed in the National Spelling Bee. My aunt competed in the National Spelling Bee. My uncle WON the National Spelling Bee. If I can't spell it, I know someone who can. SO JUST BRING IT ON, YOU BASTARDS!!
Kristin Cashore

Aimee Agresti
“Remind me to show you the latest e-mail from Courtney," he said now, kicking at a rock on the sidewalk. "You won't believe how many different incorrect ways she spelled hors d'oeuvres within the span of a single paragraph.”
Aimee Agresti, Illuminate

Ben Marcus
“A misspelled word is probably an alias for some desperate call for aid, which is bound to fail.”
Ben Marcus, Notable American Women

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ward schiller

Henry Miller
“In this chthonian world the only thing of importance is orthography and punctuation. It doesn't matter what the nature of the calamity is, only whether it is spelled right.”
Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

Mark Twain
“Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.”
Mark Twain

Jarod Kintz
“We were divided by color. Not black and white, but colour/color. She was British, and I was honoured to engage her in a spelling debate.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Mark Twain
“I have had an aversion to good spelling for sixty years and more, merely for the reason that when I was a boy there was not a thing I could do creditably except spell according to the book. It was a poor and mean distinction, and I early learned to disenjoy it. I suppose that this is because the ability to spell correctly is a talent, not an acquirement. There is some dignity about an acquirement, because it is a product of your own labor. It is earned, whereas to be able to do a thing merely by the grace of God, and not by your own effort, transfers the thing to our heavenly home--where possibly it is a matter of pride and satisfaction, but it leaves you naked and bankrupt.”
Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader's Edition

George Bernard Shaw
“I need not repeat familiar arguments about the waste of teachers' time, and the difficulties thrown in the way of English children trying to learn their own language; or the fact that nobody without a visual memory for words ever succeeds in spelling conventionally, however highly educated he or she may be.”
George Bernard Shaw

Mary Norris
“The English language is full of words that are just waiting to be misspelled, and the world is full of sticklers, ready to pounce.”
Mary Norris, Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

“I actually intentially have poor spelling and grammar in my books. I feel that spelling and grammar shoudn't reflect inteltect. I beleive not everyone has the same recorses. Not everyone can aford to be taught the same grammar. Some people like me have learning dissabilites. Some people have dissorders or mental dissabilites. Some people never went to school. So when your judging someones writing, or reviewing, it. Please I ask of you this, don't take the grammar and spelling into acount. Because lets face it. Not everyone is as privleged as you.”
Adam Snowflake

Jarod Kintz
“I would suggest aboulia isn’t frequently spelled abulia, because I doubt it’s frequently spelled at all.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“My name is spelled “Spelled,” but it’s pronounced “Pronounced.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

“I give my vote for Mr. Johnson to fill that great and arduous post. And I hereby declare that I make a total surrender of all my rights and privileges in the English language, as a freeborn British subject, to the said Mr. Johnson, during the term of his dictatorship. Nay more; I will not only obey him, like an old Roman, as my dictator, but, like a modern Roman, I will implicitly believe in him as my pope, and hold him to be infallible while in the chair; but no longer.”
Lord Chesterfield, Lord Chesterfield's Letters

Mary Norris
“Spelling is the clothing of words, their outward visible sign, and even those who favour sweatpants in everyday life like to make a bella figura, as the Italians say – a good impression – in their prose.”
Mary Norris, Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

David Chiles
“Internet Etiquette is a subset of Netiquette for using proper forms of the alphabet, Netiquette Words. NetworkEtiquette.net”
David Chiles

George Eliot
“Mr. Tulliver did not willingly write a letter, and found the relation between spoken and written language, briefly known as spelling, one of the most puzzling things in this puzzling world. Nevertheless, like all fervid writing, the task was done in less time than usual, and if the spelling differed from Mrs. Glegg's,- why, she belonged, like himself, to a generation with whom spelling was a matter of private judgment.”
George Eliot

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