Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes

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No feeling is final.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

feelings

Our own heart always exceeds us.
— Rainer Maria Rilke
The machine threatens all achievement.

machines

Wishes are the memories coming from our future!

wish

There is only one journey. Going inside yourself.
— Rainer Maria Rilke
Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

life

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
— Rainer Maria Rilke
Perhaps everything terrible is, in its deepest being, something that needs our love.
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The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.
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This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

Giving

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
— Rainer Maria Rilke
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.

flowers trees

A billion stars go spinning through the night, blazing high above your head. But IN you is the presence that will be, when all the stars are dead.
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What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it.  In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us.

difficulties

I love even the smallest thing of all and I paint it on a golden background and make it visible in order that it moves someone even if I don't know whom.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

art

If the angel deigns to come, it will be because you have convinced him, not by tears, but by your humble resolve to be always beginning: to be a beginner.
— Rainer Maria Rilke
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.
— Rainer Maria Rilke
And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

new year

For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been given to us, the ultimate, the final problem and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

love

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.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

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