Rainer Maria Rilke

An old/new fave writer.

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The only journey is the one within.
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.
I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.
Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.
All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood.
The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.

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