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Rainer Maria Rilke, full name René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke

(1875 - 1926)

Biography:

Bohemian-Austrian Poet

Quotes
And still it is not enough to have memories. One must be able to forget them when they are many, and one must have the great patience to wait until they come again. For it is not yet the memories themselves. Not until they have turned to blood within us, to glance, to gesture, nameless and no longer to be distinguished from ourselves - not until then can it happen that in a most rare hour the first word of a verse arises in their midst and goes forth from them.
While in that patent is awarded to the art of love, he comes with a grammar for beginners in the pocket.
A billion stars go spinning through the night, blazing high above your head. But in you is the presence that will be, when all the stars are dead.
A complete sharing between two people is an impossibility and whenever it seems, nevertheless, to exist, it is a narrowing, a mutual agreement which robs either one member or both of his fullest freedom and development. But, once the realization is accepted that, even between the closest human beings, infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky!
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky.
A kind of memory that tells us that what we're now striving for was once nearer and truer and attached to us with infinite tenderness. Here all is distance, there it was breath. After the first home the second one seems draughty and strangely sexed.
A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.
A person isn't who they are during the last conversation you had with them, they're who they've been throughout your whole relationship.
A work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity. That is the only way one can judge it.
Across the moment, aeons speak with aeons. More than we experienced has gone by.