Why should I know Rainer Maria Rilke?

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

Books by Rainer Maria Rilke

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.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

“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.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

“The only journey is the one within.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke