Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926) — better known as Rainer Maria Rilke — was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets", writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. 

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

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

There are no classes in life for beginners, right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.

The deepest experience of the creator is feminine for it is experience of receiving and bearing.

More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.

I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.

The future enters into us in order to transform itself in us long before it happens.

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.

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.

All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood.

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

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

Truly to sing that is a different breath.

He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity with the unquestioning matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog.

There may be good but there are no pleasant marriages.

The only journey is the one within.

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

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.

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