Celebrity Quotes - Diagrammed!

There are many places to find celebrity quotes, but where else can you see them diagrammed?

I started this page thinking that I would diagram quotes from celebrities in our current culture. That turned out to be quite difficult. I like to diagram inspiring, well-crafted sentences, and hunting those down in today's media jungle was not a fruitful use of my time and energy.

So, this page has turned more into a collection of inspiring quotes from past "celebrities." I hope you enjoy it! All of their quotes will be in sentence diagrams. Cool, huh?

See Quotes From...

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

If you can dream it, you can do it.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and it looks like work.

Albert Einstein

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. 

If you can't explain it, you simply don't understand it well enough.

Malcolm Forbes

Victory is the sweetest when you have known defeat. 

When you cease to dream, you cease to live.

Henry Ford

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. 

If you think you can do a thing or you can't do a thing, you are right.

Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

A small leak can sink a great ship.

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door closes a prison.

Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions. 

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

I want to put a ding in the universe.

Helen Keller

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

J. K. Rowling

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. 

Always have a vivid imagination, for you never know when you might need it.

Robert Louis Stevenson

An aim in life is the only fortune worth having. 

Books are good enough, but they are a poor substitute for life.

Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Live the life you have imagined.

Mark Twain

I never let my schooling interfere with my education.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. 

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Oscar Wilde

Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

William Wordsworth

Rest and be thankful.

A cheerful life is what the Muses love. A soaring spirit is their prime delight. 

Fake Lincoln quote


I found these celebrity quotes on the Internet, so keep the following Abraham Lincoln quote in mind as you enjoy these quotes and sentence diagrams.

The thing about quotes from the Internet 
is that it is hard to verify their authenticity. 

- Abraham Lincoln

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

- Dr. Seuss

In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learn to Diagram Sentences

Sentence diagramming is an amazing tool for learning and teaching grammar.

I don't know about you, but I went through my whole K-12 schooling being very confused about grammar. I just couldn't "get it," and I started to think that there was something wrong with me.

Finally, in college, one of my professors taught me grammar from the very beginning, and she used sentence diagrams to do it.

It was like one of those miracle moments in life because I finally "got" grammar, and I finally felt good about myself again. I had developed quite a complex about my "inability" to learn grammar, and I realized that it was not my fault. I had just never been properly taught.

Anyway, ever since that college class, I had wondered why in the world sentence diagramming is not typically taught in classrooms anymore.

After being out in the field teaching for a few years, I discovered that my students also responded well to sentence diagramming.

That was enough inspiration for me. I started this website to spread the word, and I'm pleased to say that grammar and sentence diagramming are not dead!

Since starting this website, I have heard from hundreds of teachers and students using sentence diagramming and singing its praises.

The Beginner's Guide to Grammar gives you a fun and visual way to get started with grammar and sentence diagramming. Yay!

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