The more remote and unreal the personal mother is, the more deeply will the son's yearning for her clutch at his soul, awakening that primordial and eternal image of the mother for whose sake everything that embraces, protects, nourishes, and helps assumes maternal form, from the Alma Mater of the university to the personification of cities, countries, sciences and ideals.
In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody but unbowed.W(illiam) E(rnest) Henley
When I finally gathered, invented, stole, simplified, borrowed, and found a publisher for a clutch of reasonably foolproof recipes, I learned I had friends I hadn't known about—more proof that a mutual dislike can be quite as sound a basis for friendship as a mutual devotion.Peg Bracken
There was this book I read and loved, The story of a ship Who sailed around the world and found That nothing else exists Beyond its own two sails And wooden shell And what is held within. All else is sure to pass. We clutch and grasp And debate what's truly permanent.conor oberst
And lives to clutch the golden keys, To mould a mighty state's decrees, And shape the whisper of the throne.
I've watched the gold in your hair turn silver, And the sparkle in your eyes dim more each day. And the clutch of your hands getting weaker, All these things say it wasn't yesterday. So darlin', Happy Anniversary, You've made my life for me. Once again, thanks for the memory.Roy Rogers
A drowning man will clutch at a straw.