Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes

Who was Rainer Maria Rilke?

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist.

Born December 4, 1875
Died December 29, 1926
Aged 51 years old

Books by Rainer Maria Rilke

Best 11 Quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke

“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.”

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

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.”

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

“Let everything happen to you
Beauty and terror
Just keep going
No feeling is final”

“Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other.”

“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.”

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“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”

“The only journey is the one within.”

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

“We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.”

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