Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

Austrian poet
All companionship can consist in only the strengthening of neighboring solitudes, giving oneself is by nature harmful to companionship: for when a person abandons himself, he is no longer anything, and when two people both give themselves up in order to become closer to each other, there is no longer any ground beneath them and their being together is a continual falling – I have learned over and over again, there is scarcely anything more difficult than to love one another.More Rainer Maria Rilke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whoever you are: in the evening step out of your room, where you know everything; yours is the last house before the far-off: whoever you are. With your eyes, which in their weariness barely free themselves from the worn-out threshold, you lift very slowly one black tree and place it against the sky: slender, alone. And you have made the world. And it is huge and like a word which grows ripe in silence. And as your will seizes on its meaning, tenderly your eyes let it go...More Rainer Maria Rilke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So you mustn't be frightened, dear Mr. Kappus, if a sadness rises in front of you, larger than any you have ever seen; if an anxiety - like light and cloud-shadows, moves over your hands and everything you do. You must realize that something is happening to you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in the palm of its hand and will not let you fall.More Rainer Maria Rilke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Someday there will be girls and women whose name will no longer mean the mere opposite of the male, but something in itself, something that makes one think not of any complement and limit, but only life and reality: the female human being.More Rainer Maria Rilke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It was not in me It came and went I wanted to hold it It was held by wine (I no longer know what it was)More Rainer Maria Rilke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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