It is the children between five and seven who are the word-lovers. It is they who show a predisposition toward such study. Their undeveloped minds can not yet grasp a complete idea with distinctness. They do, however, understand words. And they may be entirely carried away by their ecstatic, their tireless interest in the parts of speech.
While one man can discover a certain thing by himself, another is never able to understand it, even if taught by means of all possible expressions and metaphors, and during a long period; his mind can in no way grasp it, his capacity is insufficient for it.
Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection.
The Hindu religions gave me the impression of a vast well into which one plunges in order to grasp the reflection of the sun.
The weakness in traditional Scottish nationalism lay in its own inability to grasp that identity could not be the only factor in the march to independence.
It’s hard for me to grasp that I might somehow be my father’s equal in any way.
Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?
The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way.
Many people must have noticed the intense attention given by children to the conversation of grown-ups when they cannot possibly be understanding a word of what they hear. They are trying to get hold of words, and they often demonstrate this fact by repeating joyously some word which they have been able to grasp.