Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes

33 Rainer Maria Rilke 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
"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
"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
"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."
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. 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"
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Heart 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
"Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Adversity 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
"This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess."
"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
"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
"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."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes
"Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Love Quotes German Poet 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
"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Poet Quotes Earth Quotes
"The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Future Quotes German Poet Quotes
"Truly to sing, that is a different breath."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Opportunity Quotes
"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."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Language Quotes Cities And City Life Quotes

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