Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes


33 Rainer Maria Rilke quotes:



"Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult"
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Action Quotes German Poet Quotes
"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Nature Quotes Colors Quotes
"Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Love Quotes German Poet Quotes
"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."
"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Poet Quotes Earth Quotes
"This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess."
"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."
"Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves ... Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point it, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps, then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."
"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."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Creativity Quotes
"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"
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"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."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"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."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Belief Quotes German Poet Quotes
"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."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Birthday Quotes
"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."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes
"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."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Conversation Quotes German Poet Quotes
"Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Destiny Quotes
"More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Bed Quotes German Poet Quotes
"When I saw others straining toward God, I did not understand it, for though I may have had him less than they did, there was no one blocking the way between him and me, and I could reach his heart easily. It is up to him, after all, to have us, our part consists of almost solely in letting him grasp us."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Christian Quotes



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