Quotes by German Poet Rainer Maria Rilke


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

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. Rainer Maria Rilke
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The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things Rainer Maria Rilke

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


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. Rainer Maria Rilke

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

We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen. Rainer Maria Rilke

The only journey is the one within. 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

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

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. Rainer Maria Rilke

Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain. Rainer Maria Rilke

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

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

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

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


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