-- Rainer Maria Rilke

3 April 2014
Rainer Maria Rilke
3 April 2014

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

“Surely all art is the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.”

“I am too alone in the world, and yet not alone enough
to make every hour holy.
I am too small in the world, and yet not tiny enough
just to stand before you like a thing, dark and shrewd.
I want my will, and I want to be with my will as it moves towards deed;
and in those quiet, somehow hesitating times, when something is approaching,
I want to be with those who are wise
or else alone.”

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