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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anne Bishop
“The police have no leads as yet on the person or persons who painted obscene suggestions on the buildings. One store owner said he was going to leave a dictionary on a public bench so the vandals could at least spell the obscenities correctly.”
Anne Bishop, Marked in Flesh

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

Natalie Goldberg
“Don’t cross out. (That is editing as you write. Even if you write something you didn’t mean to write, leave it.) Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, grammar. (Don’t even care about staying within the margins and lines on the page.) Lose control. Don’t think. Don’t get logical. Go for the jugular. (If something comes up in your writing that is scary or naked, dive right into it. It probably has lots of energy.)”
Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

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ward schiller

Guy Deutscher
“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.”
Guy Deutscher, The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Life is like a little book written
With a whole lot of surprise.
Spell a word that doesn´t fit in
And that´s a spell in desguise.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Witches Of Avignon

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

Chloe Thurlow
“Sex is a three letter word even the worst speller in the world can spell.”
Chloe Thurlow, Katie in Love

James Hauenstein
“Eye Amost Evr Spel Ah Werd Wong Annymoe, sinc eye goat alto pel”
James Hauenstein

“Thanks to the nation's testing mania (which I like to call 'No Child Left Untested' rather than 'No Child Left Behind'), children are being barraged with a nonstop volley of standardized tests. From kindergarten to graduate school, students are subjected to an unprecedented number of high-stakes tests”
Laurie E. Rozakis, I Before E, Except After C: Spelling for the Alphabetically Challenged

Marshall Thornton
“N-O-W-A-C-K.”
“No C.”
“Oh. Okay. N-O-W-A-C.”
Marshall Thornton, Lucky Days

“If there are spelling and grammatical errors, assume that the same level of attention to detail probably went into the gathering and reporting of the "facts" given on the site.”
Randolph Hock

Will Advise
“Youir're doing this wrong.”
Will Advise

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sacrifice” and “self” both begin with the same letter, but the spelling is way different after that.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Oxford University Press
“If you take hyphens seriously, you will surely go mad.”
Oxford University Press

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