The time is right to mix sentences with dirt and the sun with punctuation and rain with verbs.
The generation of an infinite number of bogusly 'objective' Sentences in an English of agonizing patchwork mediocrity is no cause for celebration, even if it eventually amounts to a Borgesian paraphrase of our entire universe. [...] I liked the internet better before. The mistakes had flavor, passion, transparent purpose.
It is the relentless onward march of the texters, the SMS (Short Message Service) vandals who are doing to our language what Genghis Khan did to his neighbours 800 years ago.They are destroying it: pillaging our punctuation; savaging our Sentences; raping our vocabulary. And they must be stopped.john humphrys
Unlike the current occupant of the White House, he has no difficulty in orally extemporising a series of grammatical English Sentences, each containing a main verb.Boris Johnson
So distinguished by a Divine wisdom, power, and goodness, are God's works of creation and providence, that all nature, by the gentle voices of her skies and streams, of her fields and forests, as well as by the roar of breakers, the crash of thunder, the rumbling earthquake, the fiery volcano, and the destroying hurricane, echoes the closing Sentences of this angel hymn, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, the whole earth is full of His glory!
Sentences can save us. Who could ask for anything more?stanley fish
Shaw does not merely decorate a proposition, but makes his way from point to point through new and difficult territory. This explains why Shaw must either be taken whole or left alone. He must be disassembled and put together again with nothing left out, under pain of incomprehension; for his politics, his art, and his religion to say nothing of the shape of his Sentences are unique expressions of this enormously enlarged and yet concentrated consciousness.jacques barzun
Why speak if you can't manage perfect thoughts, perfect Sentences?
One's complete Sentences are attempts, as often as not, to complete an incomplete self with words.William H(oward) Gass
Thoughts die and are buried in the silences between Sentences.
The activity of writing, then, is not to be distinguished from the activity of self-exploration. It consists in contemplating the sea of internal images, discerning connections, and setting these out in grammatical Sentences (“I could never conceive of a network of meaning too complex to be expressed in a series of grammatical Sentences,” says Murnane, whose views on grammar are firm, even pedantic.)j. m. coetzee
The Sentences in the book of providence are sometimes long, and you must read a great way before you understand their meaning.matthew henry
Her Sentences march under a harsh sun that bleaches color from them but bestows a peculiar, invigorating, Pascalian clarity.muriel spark
It is uncomfortable to ask condemned people about their Sentences just as it is awkward to ask wealthy people why they need so much money, why they use their wealth so poorly, and why they don’t just get rid of it when they recognize that it is the cause of their unhappiness.Anton Chekhov
If anybody asks me what I have accomplished, I will say all I have accomplished is that I have written a few good Sentences.Eric Hoffer
A few weeks ago I read, in Sacheverell Sitwell, two impressives Sentences: “It is my belief that I have informed myself of nearly all works of art in the known world.... I have heard most of the music of the world, and seen nearly all the paintings.” It was hard for me to believe these Sentences, but I wanted Sitwell to be able to say them, liked him for having said them I believed.Randall Jarrell
I am a passionate admire of Sappho, but that has to be one of the stupidest Sentences I have ever seen in a scholarly book.camille paglia
The Sentences of foreign Courts have always some degree of regard paid to them by the Courts of justice here: and it is very right that an attention should be paid to them, as far as they ought to have weight in the case depending.
We frequently fall into error and folly, Dr. Johnson tells us, “not because the true principles of action are not known, but because, for a time, they are not remembered.” To compress, therefore, the great and obvious rules of life into brief Sentences which are not easily forgotten is, as he said, to confer a real benefit upon us.
If I am asked what we are fighting for, I can reply in two Sentences. In the first place, to fulfil a solemn international obligation … an obligation of honor which no self-respecting man could possibly have repudiated. I say, secondly, we are fighting to vindicate the principle that small nationalities are not to be crushed in defiance of international good faith at the arbitrary will of a strong and overmastering Power.
Trivialism is pretty hopeless as a philosophy , although it is very easy to defend /maintain verbally! The main criticism against it which is pertinent to this project is well expounded, and it is an argument from meaning. It is not clear that a trivialist can mean anything by his utterance or written statement, since there is no recognizable judgment attending Sentences.
The man who has graduated from the flogging block at Eton to the bench from which he Sentences the garrotter to be flogged is the same social product as the garrotter who has been kicked by his father and cuffed by his mother until he has grown strong enough to throttle and rob the rich citizen whose money he desires.George Bernard Shaw