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Famous Rainer Maria Rilke Quotations

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"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions"
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Do continue to believe that with your feeling 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."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"For believe me, the more one is, the richer is all that one experiences. And whoever wants to have a deep love in his life must collect and save for it and gather honey."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"For one human being to love another human being That is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task"
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves ... Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point it, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps, then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone"
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"I'm so glad you're here. . .it helps me realize how beautiful my world is."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not a poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"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."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it , you will live along some distant day into your answers."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see each other whole against the sky."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further"
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love the more they give, the more they possess."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life; this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity: that one is alone. That isn't as bad as it may first appear; and again it is the best thing in life that each should have everything in himself; his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"The great renewal of the world will perhaps consist in this, that man and maid, freed of all false feelings and reluctances, will seek each other not as opposites, but as brother and sister, as neighbors, and will come together as human beings."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"From THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS"
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"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."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"The only journey is the one within."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"There is here no measuring with time, no year matters, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it's sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful"
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain."
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go ..."
by Rainer Maria Rilke


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