Quotation Explorer - '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
Angels often do now know whether they walk among the dead or living. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. - Rainer Maria Rilke
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone. - Rainer Maria Rilke
I live my life in growing orbits which move out over the things of the world. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Works of art are of an infinite solitude, and no means of approach is so useless as criticism. Only love can touch and hold them and be fair to them. - Rainer Maria Rilke
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. - Rainer Maria Rilke
O Stunden in der Kindheit,da hinter den Figuren mehr als nurVergangnes war und vor uns nicht die Zukunft. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Beauty is only the start of bearable terror. - Rainer Maria Rilke
And those, who come together in the night and are twined in quivering pleasure, are performing a serious work and are heaping up sweetness, depth and force for the song of some coming poet, who will arise to express inexpressible ecstasies - Rainer Maria Rilke
and children are still the way you were ...as a child, sad and happy in just the same way and if you think of your childhood, you once again live among them, among the solitary children, and the grownups are nothing, and their dignity has no value. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. - Rainer Maria Rilke
At first the solitudecharmed me like a prelude,but so much music wounded me. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Those doves below, the ones utterly cared for, never endangered ones, cannot know tenderness. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Earth, my dearest, oh believe me, you no longer need your springtimes to win me over...Unspeakably, I have belonged to you, from the flush. - Rainer Maria Rilke
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things. - Rainer Maria Rilke
It was not in me It came and wentI wanted to hold it It was held by wine(I no longer know what it was) - Rainer Maria Rilke
Be ahead of all parting, as though it already were behind you, like the winter that has just gone by. For among these winters there is one so endlessly winterthat only by wintering through it will your heart survive. - Rainer Maria Rilke
We are solitary. We can delude ourselves about this and act as if it were not true. That is all. - 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
It seems to him there area thousand bars, and behind the bars, no world. - Rainer Maria Rilke
ما أجمل أن تكون بصحبة أناس يقرأون - Rainer Maria Rilke
El amor de un ser humano por otro, es posiblemente la prueba más difícil para cada uno de nosotros. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Long you must suffer, knowing not what,until suddenly out of spitefully chewed fruit your suffering's taste comes forth in you.Then you will love almost instantly what's tasted. No one will ever talk you out of it. - Rainer Maria Rilke
What an unilateral life, when from the material of a renunciation, we must fashion something we love. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Bibliothèque Nationale. Ich sitze und lese einen Dichter. Es sind viele Leute im Saal, aber man spürt sie nicht. Sie sind in den Büchern. Manchmal bewegen sie sich in den Blättern, wie Menschen, die schlafen und sich umwenden zwischen zwei Träumen. - Rainer Maria Rilke
for sometime now I have believed that it is our own force, all our own force that is still too great for us. It is true that we do not know it; but is it not just that which is most our own of which we know the least? - Rainer Maria Rilke
Take your well-disciplined strengths, stretch them between the two great opposing poles, because inside human beings is where God learns. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Whoever you are, go out into the evening,leaving your room, of which you know every bit;your house is the last before the infinite,whoever you are. - Rainer Maria Rilke
The only journey is the one within. - Rainer Maria Rilke
There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakable tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Now I come to you full of future. And from habit we begin to live our past. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Yet, no matter how deeply I go down into myself, my God is dark, and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence. I know that my trunk rose from his warmth, but that's all, because my branches hardly move at all near the ground, and just wave a little in the wind. - Rainer Maria Rilke
I live not in dreams but in contemplation of a reality that is perhaps the future. - 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
Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart. - 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
The free animalhas its dying always behind itand God in front of it, and its wayis the eternal way, as the spring flowing.Never, not for a moment, do we havepure space before us, where the flowersendlessly open. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Then suddenly you’re left all alonewith your body that can’t love youand your will that can’t save you. - 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
And when suddenlythe god stopped her and, with anguish in his cry,uttered the words: ‘He has turned round’ –she comprehended nothing and said softly: ‘Who? - Rainer Maria Rilke
Our heart always transcends us. - Rainer Maria Rilke
we want it visible to showwhen even the most visible joy will reveal itselfonly when we have transformed it within.there’s nowhere, my love, the world can existexpect within. - Rainer Maria Rilke
...for even the best err in words when they are meant to mean most delicate and almost inexpressible things. - Rainer Maria Rilke
It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. - Rainer Maria Rilke
That’s love: Two lonely persons keep each other safe and touch each other and talk to each other. - Rainer Maria Rilke
A billion stars go spinning through the night, / glittering above your head, / But in you is the presence that will be / when all the stars are dead. - 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
Everything terrible is something that needs our love. - Rainer Maria Rilke
We, hurt by ourselves, keento be hurters and keento be hurt back deep inside.We, like weapons laidbeside anger asleep. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Perhaps everything terrible is, in its deepest being, something that needs our love. - Rainer Maria Rilke
All things want to float. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Have patience with everything unresolved in you heart and try to love the questions themselves. It is possible to live and not know. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Whoever has no house now, will never have one. Whoever is alone will stay alone, will sit, read, write long letters through the evening, and wander on the boulevards, up and down, restlessly, while dry leaves are blowing. - Rainer Maria Rilke
She who reconciles the ill-matched threadsOf her life, and weaves them gratefullyInto a single cloth It’s she who drives the loudmouths from the hallAnd clears it for a different celebration. - 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
May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. - Rainer Maria Rilke
The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confidence in the storms of spring without fear that after them may come no summer - Rainer Maria Rilke
Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. - Rainer Maria Rilke
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