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Quote: Girls, there are poets who learn from you
to say, what you, in your aloneness, are;
and they learn through you to live distantness,
as the evenings through the great stars
become accustomed to eternity. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

Girls, there are poets who learn from you
to say, what you, in your aloneness, are;
and they learn through you to live distantness,
as the evenings through the great stars
become accustomed to eternity.




Quote: Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.


Quote: Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.


Quote: I am alone in the world, and yet not alone enough to make every hour holy. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

I am alone in the world, and yet not alone enough to make every hour holy.


Quote: It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.


Quote: May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.


Quote: Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves.


Quote: There are quantities of human faces, but there are many more faces, for each person has several. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

There are quantities of human faces, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.


Quote: 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. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

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.


Quote: It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.


Quote: Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.


Quote: Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart.


Quote: And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.


Quote: The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.


Quote: Love is like the measles. The older you get it, the worse the attack. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

Love is like the measles. The older you get it, the worse the attack.


Quote: Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.


Quote: No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.


Quote: 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. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

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.


Quote: One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.


Quote: 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. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

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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