Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes
The only journey is the one within.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart.
Don’t be afraid of the unknown.
Live the questions now.
Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance.
Everything is gestation and then bringing forth.
Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.
Your task is to find out the truth and to tell it.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born.
You must change your life.
One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.
What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it.
To love is good, too: love being difficult.
I am not a solution; I must live with my doubts.
There may be hosts of fiery things in me I do not know.
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would not be great and perfect.
It is strange to see how the coverings of today, whose purpose is not even to cover but to find, to locate, are expanding like everything else.
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love.
To accept is more difficult than to exclude.
Every angel is terrible.
I am much alone; I was born alone, I will die alone.
For the sake of a few lines one must see many cities, men and things.
To name is the great thing. What is important is to become somebody.
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not a poet enough to call forth its riches.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
The beautiful is nothing but the first degree of the terrible.
Poetry is the way in which the surface of the world takes a new shape, and shines forth.
Believe in something great and your life will flourish.
Be the poet of your own life.
Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it.
You have to experience life in order to create art.
Your life is a canvas, and you alone have the power to create a masterpiece.
Learn to love the questions themselves.
Don’t be afraid to embrace your contradictions.
Be and become.
Embrace the unknown and let it guide you on your journey.
To love is to live fully.
Love is the greatest adventure of all.
Your heart knows the way, follow it.
Be gentle with yourself, you are doing the best you can.
Sometimes, the answers lie in the silence.
Trust the process.
The deeper the sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Find solace in solitude.
Life is a series of moments, embrace each one fully.
Allow yourself to be vulnerable.
Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
Create the life you imagine.