Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

German poet

Lived from: 1875-1926

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Rainer Maria Rilke

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    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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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
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    Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
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    Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The only journey is the one within.
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    The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things
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    This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.
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