Grasping Quotes

Quotes tagged as "grasping" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Oliver Bowden
“Only a mind free of impediment is capable of grasping the chaotic beauty of the world. This is our greatest asset.”
Oliver Bowden, Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade

Oliver Sacks
“Thus the feeling I sometimes have - which all of us who work closely with aphasiacs have - that one cannot lie to an aphasiac. He cannot grasp your words, and cannot be deceived by them; but what he grasps he grasps with infallible precision, namely the expression that goes with the words, the total, spontaneous, involuntary expressiveness which can never be simulated or faked, as words alone can, too easily.”
Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

Munia Khan
“You let go of my hand
to hold on to my heart
Distance grasps us tight
now that we are apart”
Munia Khan

“Oh, noble child, everything is severing the mind. As for the mind, it is severing pride. There is nothing whatsoever that is not included in pride. If one simply understands that it is merely the production of pride, then, for example, one is like a thief in an empty house: by simply recognizing [the situation], grasping is impossible. Having correctly understood, there is no practice with an intentional objective. Because it crushes any hesitations (mi phod), it is explained as Chöd.”
Machik Labdrön, Making the Old New Again and Again: Legitimation and Innovation in the Tibetan Buddhist Chöd Tradition

Theodor W. Adorno
“The only true thoughts are those which do not grasp their own meaning”
Theodor W. Adorno

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The length of the fall is dictated by how far we had climbed. The outcome of the fall is dictated by whether we’re holding on to that which we’re climbing, or we’re letting God hold onto us.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“In reality nobody can grasp anything permanently in life. Absolutely nothing. Somethings may stay in memory for a while but eventually that too fades away.”
Aditya Ajmera

Bryant McGill
“Poetry can bridge that gap between what is solid and what is suggested; poetry can pull cogent meaning from the veiled truths outside of reason's grasp.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life