Melvyn Bragg Quotes.

1. "It is impossible to get enough books, don't you find? But where are we without them? Just words on the wind... Not words on the mind."
- Quote by Melvyn Bragg

2. "Princess Joan liked watching The People. Indeed, she liked The People, provided they gave her the respect she was owed."
- Quote by Melvyn Bragg

4. "Shakespeare shoved into bed together words that scarcely knew each other before, had never even been introduced."
- Melvyn Bragg, The Adventure Of English

5. "The English Bible has often been called a preacher’s Bible. Written to be spoken, written to spread the word in the language of the land, a cause for which Wycliffe and Tyndale and hundreds of other English Christians had lived and died."
- Melvyn Bragg, The Adventure Of English

6. "He wanted to remove silent letters and reform the whole business. He sent his scheme to his friend May Stevenson in a letter beginning: ‘Diir Frind’ but May replied that she could ‘si meni inkanviiniensis az vel az difikylties’. That stopped it."
- Melvyn Bragg, The Adventure Of English

7. "The word ‘immigrant’ is an American invention. Migration of people had occurred in the Old World but in the New it was the single common defining experience."
- Melvyn Bragg, The Adventure Of English

8. "There were over five hundred ways of spelling the word ‘through’ and over sixty of the pronoun ‘she’, which is quite hard to imagine."
- Melvyn Bragg, The Adventure Of English

9. "That, too, is part of this adventure — there are both casualties and survivors as this hungry creature, English, demanded more and more subjects."
- Melvyn Bragg, The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

10. "English was the language of protest and protesting its right to be heard and taken account of before the highest in the land. And the highest of the land used it in 1381, to chop down the revolt of thousands of English speakers."
- Melvyn Bragg, The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

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