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Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes

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Rainer Maria Rilke
December 4, 1875 - December 29, 1926
Nationality: German
Category: Poet
Subcategory: German Poet

All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood.


Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.


There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.


If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.


It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.


Love is like the measles. The older you get it, the worse the attack.


A person isn't who they are during the last conversation you had with them - they're who they've been throughout your whole relationship.


The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.


Truly to sing, that is a different breath.


Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.


No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.


The only journey is the one within.


He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog.


Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart.


Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.


Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.


Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.


There are quantities of human faces, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.


There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.


One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.


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