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


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


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

    • life

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




  5. For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so, because it serenely disdains to destroy us. Every angel is terrible.


  6. 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.


  7. The only journey is the one within.


  8. We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.


  9. The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.


  10. 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 now 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 then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.


  11. Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.


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


  13. Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.


  14. Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain.


  15. Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.

    • love

  16. Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other.

    • poetry

  17. 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.


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

    • life

  19. Every angel is terrifying.


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


  21. Truly to sing, that is a different breath.


  22. More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.


  23. 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.

    • love

  24. Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.


  25. 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.


  26. All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood.


  27. It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.


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


  29. Painting is something that takes place among the colors, and one has to leave them alone completely, so that they can settle the matter among themselves. Their intercourse: this is the whole of painting. Whoever meddles, arranges, injects his human deliberation, his wit, his advocacy, his intellectual agility in any way, is already disturbing and clouding their activity.


  30. 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..



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What are the best love quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke?


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

    • love

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

    • time

    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.

    • love

    Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.

    • love

    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.


    Swells, Marina? we ocean, depths, Marina? we sky!

    • love

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

    • love

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What are the best life quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke?


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

    • life

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

    • life

    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.

    • blame

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

    • life

    I live my life in widening circles That reach out across the world.


    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.


    There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.

    • life

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What are the best creativity quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke?


    The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.

    • creativity

    Ideally a painter (and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights: without taking the detour through his reflective processes, and incomprehensibly to himself, all his progress should enter so swiftly into the work that he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition. Alas, the artist who waits in ambush there, watching, detaining them, will find them transformed like the beautiful gold in the fairy tale which cannot remain gold because some small detail was not taken care of.

    • creativity

    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.

    • creativity

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What are the best perhaps quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke?


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

    • being

    Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.

    • beautiful

    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.

    • another

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What are the best difficult quotes 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.

    • another

    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.


    There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.

    • life

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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.

  • creativity

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.

  • another

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.


It is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves from case to case, indescribably monotonous and unrenewed: it is shyness before any sort of new, unforeseeable experience with which one does not think oneself able to cope. But only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes nothing, not even the most enigmatical will live the relation to another as something alive.

  • poetry



Things are not all so comprehensible and expressible as one would mostly have us believe; most events are inexpressible, taking place in a realm which no word has ever entered, and more inexpressible than all else are works of art, mysterious existences, the life of which, while ours passes away, endures.


There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.

  • life

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.


Physical pleasure is a sensual experience no different from pure seeing or the pure sensation with which a fine fruit fills the tongue; it is a great unending experience, which is given us, a knowing of the world, the fullness and the glory of all knowing. And not our acceptance of it is bad; the bad thing is that most people misuse and squander this experience and apply it as a stimulant at the tired spots of their lives and as distraction instead of a rallying toward exalted moments.


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.


Deeply I go down into myself. My god is Dark and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence.


Ideally a painter (and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights: without taking the detour through his reflective processes, and incomprehensibly to himself, all his progress should enter so swiftly into the work that he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition. Alas, the artist who waits in ambush there, watching, detaining them, will find them transformed like the beautiful gold in the fairy tale which cannot remain gold because some small detail was not taken care of.

  • creativity

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.

  • experience

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

  • time

O Stunden in der Kindheit, da hinter den Figuren mehr als nur Vergangnes war und vor uns nicht die Zukunft.

  • poetry

I have never been aware before how many faces there are. There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.


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


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.


Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connection with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.


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


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.

  • solitude

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.


I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.


Forest! They seek your trees to sleep among, With their long sentences hung. Forest!


I live my life in widening circles That reach out across the world.

  • inspirational

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.


From THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS

  • poetry

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.


Swells, Marina? we ocean, depths, Marina? we sky!

  • love

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.


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

  • love

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


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

  • art

With nothing can one approach a work of art so little as with critical words: they always come down to more or less happy misunderstandings.

  • art

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.


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.


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.


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