Quotes of Comma

“ Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know. ”

- Mistinguett

“ The players in this drama of frustration and indignity are not commas or semicolons in a legislative thesis; they are people, human beings, citizens of the United States of America. ”

- Roy Wilkins

“ All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed. ”

- Mitchell Thomas

“ We prefer to believe that the absence of inverted commas guarantees the originality of a thought, whereas it may be merely that the utterer has forgotten its source. ”

- Clifton Fadiman

“ This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back in again. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath. ”

- Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart

“ Death is not a period but a comma in the story of life. ”

- Amos Traver

“ Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim. ”

- Elwyn Brooks White

“ Never place a period where God has placed a comma. ”

- Gracie Allen

“ Let your mistakes be a comma, and not a period. ”

- Unknown

“ The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma. ”

- Larry Wall

“ I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point. That's the basic spelling that every woman ought to know. ”

- Mistinguett

“ I didn't have to think up so much as a comma or a semicolon; it was all given, straight from the celestial recording room. Weary, I would beg for a break, an intermission, time enough, let's say, to go to the toilet or take a breath of fresh air on the balcony… ”

- Henry Miller
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