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Quote Left The only journey is the one within. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Quote Right
Quote Left I'm so glad you're here. . .it helps me realize how beautiful my world is. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. Quote Right
Quote Left This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left From THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Quote Right
Quote Left This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love the more they give, the more they possess. Quote Right
Quote Left Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it , you will live along some distant day into your answers. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 ... Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Quote Right
Quote Left Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. Quote Right
Quote Left The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Rainer Maria Rilke

Quote Left Every angel is terrifying. And yet, alas, I invoke you, one of the soul's lethal raptors, well aware of your nature. As in the days of Tobias, when one of you, obscuring his radiance, stood at the simple threshold, appearing ordinary rather than appalling while the curious youth peered through the window. ('Rilke's Second Elegy' by Rainer Maria Rilke, loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Who, if I objected, would hear me among the angelic orders? For if the least One pressed me intimately against its breast, I would be lost in its infinite Immensity! Because beauty, which we mortals can barely endure, is the beginning of terror; we stand awed when it benignly declines to annihilate us. Every Angel is terrifying! ('Rilke’s First Elegy' by Rainer Maria Rilke, loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left I live outside your gates, exposed to the rain, exposed to the sun; sometimes I’ll cradle my right ear in my right palm; then when I speak my voice sounds strange, alien ... ('Das Lied des Bettlers' or 'The Beggar’s Song' by Rainer Maria Rilke, loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left How can I withhold my soul so that it doesn’t touch yours? How can I lift mine gently to higher things, alone? Oh, I would gladly find something lost in the dark in that inert space that fails to resonate until you vibrate. There everything that moves us, draws us together like a bow enticing two taut strings to sing together with a simultaneous voice. Whose instrument are we becoming together? Whose, the hands that excite us? (Rainer Maria Rilke, translation Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left His weary vision’s so overwhelmed by iron bars, his exhausted eyes see only blank Oblivion. His world is not our world. It has no stars. No light. Ten thousand bars. Nothing beyond. ('Der Panther' or 'The Panther' by Rainer Maria Rilke, loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Come, you—the last one I acknowledge; return— incurable pain searing this physical mesh. As I burned in the spirit once, so now I burn with you; meanwhile, you consume my flesh. ('Komm, Du' or 'Come, You' by Rainer Maria Rilke, loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left We cannot know the beheaded god nor his eyes’ forfeited visions. But still the figure’s trunk glows with the strange vitality of a lamp lit from within, while his composed will emanates dynamism... ('Archaic Torso of Apollo' by Rainer Maria Rilke, loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Lord, it is time. Let the immense summer go. Lay your long shadows over the sundials and over the meadows, let the free winds blow. ('Herbsttag' or 'Autumn Day' by Rainer Maria Rilke, loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right

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