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Quotations by author » Rainer Maria Rilke
Austro-German lyric poet, author of Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus, 1875-1926
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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.
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I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other
Solitude
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone
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I'm so glad you're here. . .it helps me realize how beautiful my world is.
FriendshipLove
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.
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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.
LifePoverty
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
LifePoverty
If your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no indifferent place.
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It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.
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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
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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Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other
Love
Love is like the measles. The older you get it, the worse the attack.
Love
More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.
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No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger
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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.
Life
One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.
Action
One must also have been beside the dying, must have sat beside the dead in the room with the open window and the fitful noises.
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