He taught us that everyone has a good story and the more of others you understand, the better your grasp of human nature, a gift given great weight in my family.
The world we see is a painting colored by our fears and desires.
The study of mathematics is apt to commence in disappointment… We are told that by its aid the stars are weighed and the billions of molecules in a drop of water are counted. Yet, like...
—Alfred North Whitehead
In sandy soil, when deep you delve, you reach the springs below; The more you learn, the freer streams of wisdom flow.
Potential: a bridge between ask and grasp.
I don’t call watches watches, I call them grasps, because one, they grasp onto your wrist, and two, time isn’t something you can watch; it’s a concept you have to grasp.
Tell me again about the girl whose handshave no color. Whose hands are completelywhite. This time make them damned, oruntouched, or have her open a red umbrellaor point at some maple leaves and damnednear cry....
Spontaneously, without any theological training, I, a child, grasped the incompatibility of God and shit and thus came to question the basic thesis of Christian anthropology, namely that man was created in God’s image. Either/or:...
Some pain has no relief,it can only be sealed You can grasp the wound to feel the scar unhealed.
I try to grasp the colour of my blood and all I feel is life slipping through the colourless veins.
Rushing into action, you fail.Trying to grasp things, you lose them.Forcing a project to completion,you ruin what was almost ripe.Therefore the Master takes actionby letting things take their course.He remains as calm at the end...
Truth, meanwhile, was a weaponthat even a damaged fist could still grasp and wield. It was a remarkably versatile commodity; it could be traded, or help serve an end, or produce aprofit.
You can believe what you’ve been told. You can imagine in vivid detail the things explained to you. You may even feel emotions assumed to accompany the related experience. But you absolutely cannot know something...
Not to understand is profound; to understand is shallow. Not to understand is to be on the inside; to understand is to be on the outside.
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