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Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 - 29 December 1926) is generally considered the German language's greatest poet of the 20th century; born René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke.
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It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.

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.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.

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.

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.

Rainer Maria Rilke

I live not in dreams but in contemplation of a reality that is perhaps the future.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life has much difficulty... Were it otherwise he would never have been able to find those words.

Rainer Maria Rilke

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things

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.

Rainer Maria Rilke

I feel it now: there's a power in me to grasp and give shape to my world I know that nothing has ever been real without my beholding it. All becoming has need me..

Rainer Maria Rilke

I feel it now...there's a power in me to grasp and give shape to my world. I know that nothing has ever been real without my beholding it.

Rainer Maria Rilke

If your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no indifferent place.

Rainer Maria Rilke

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.

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.

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.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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 now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answers.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Everything terrible is something that needs our love.

Rainer Maria Rilke

God...sat down for a moment when the dog was finished in order to watch it... and to know that it was good, that nothing was lacking, that it could not have been made better.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.

Rainer Maria Rilke
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