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Rainer Maria Rilke

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

— Rainer Maria Rilke

#fearlessness #live-in-the-moment #beauty

Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.

— Rainer Maria Rilke


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

— Rainer Maria Rilke

#else #i #know #secret #things

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

— Rainer Maria Rilke


For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so, because it serenely disdains to destroy us. Every angel is terrible.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

#inspirational #beauty

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

— Rainer Maria Rilke

#greater #life #purpose #things

The only journey is the one within.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

#only #within

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

— Rainer Maria Rilke

#fame #openness #patience #receptivity #fame

I live my life in widening circles That reach out across the world.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

#life #inspirational

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow

— Rainer Maria Rilke


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During the later part of this decade Rilke spent extended periods in Ronda the famous bull-fighting center in southern Spain. During this time Reinhart introduced Rilke to his protégée the Australian violinist Alma Moodie. While doing so he pricked his hand on a thorn.

His writings include one novel several collections of poetry and several volumes of correspondence in which he invokes haunting images that focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief solitude and profound anxiety. These deeply existential themes tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist writers. While born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire Rilke travelled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa including Russia Spain Germany France Italy and in his later years settled in Switzerland—settings that were key to the genesis and inspiration for many of his poems.

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