No iron can stab the heart with such force
as a period put just at the right place.
Grammar is a piano I play by ear,
since I seem to have been out of school the year the rules were mentioned.
All I know about grammar is its infinite power.
To shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of that sentence,
as definitely and inflexibly as the position of the camera
alters the meaning of the object photographed.
The difference between the right word
and the almost-right word is really a large matter—
’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.