Best Quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke (Top 10)

  1. 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.
  2. Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
  3. We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.
  4. Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.
  5. I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.
  6. The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.
  7. Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
  8. Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. in the question.
  9. Do not assume that he who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, he would never have been able to find these words.
  10. The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

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