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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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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.
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Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.
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Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.
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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.
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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
Art
That is the principle thing - not to remain with the dream, with the intention, with the being-in-the-mood, but always forcibly to convert it into all things
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The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.
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The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.
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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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There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult
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There are quantities of human faces, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.
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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.
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There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.
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These soft nights hold me like themselves aloft and I lie without a lover.
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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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Truly to sing, that is a different breath.
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