Why I love… Ranier Maria Rilke


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



“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.”


“Do not assume that he who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, he would never have been able to find these words.”

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

“I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people:
that each protects the solitude of the other.”


“Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.”

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

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

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

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