Friday, December 19, 2008

Some of my Favorite Rilke Quotes. I'm on a quote Roll.

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

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.

It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.

One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.

The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.

The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.

The only journey is the one within.

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

All by Rainer Maria Rilke


Susan Adams Kauffman said...

Love Rilke; he's a poet of soul. Thanks for sharing your favorite quotes. Your art is lovely.

~Susan Kauffman, writer

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