Rainer Maria Rilke Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Rainer Maria Rilke quotes, Rainer Maria Rilke sayings, and Rainer Maria Rilke proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Who has not sat, afraid, before his own heart's curtain? Rainer Maria Rilke
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty. Rainer Maria Rilke
It seems to me that the only way one can be helpful is to extend one's hand to someone else involuntarily, and without ever knowing how useful this will be. Rainer Maria Rilke
Everything terrible is something that needs our love. Rainer Maria Rilke
Just keep going - no feeling is final. Rainer Maria Rilke
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 each other whole against the sky. Rainer Maria Rilke
All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood. Rainer Maria Rilke
Everything terrible is something that needs our love. Rainer Maria Rilke
Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers. Rainer Maria Rilke
The only journey is the one within. Rainer Maria Rilke
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. Rainer Maria Rilke
As once the winged energy of delight / carried you over childhood's dark abysses, / now beyond your own life build the great / arch of unimagined bridges. / Wonders happen if we can succeed / in passing through the harshest danger; / but only in a bright and purely granted / achievement can we realize the wonder. Rainer Maria Rilke
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves... And the point is to live everything. Live the questions. Rainer Maria Rilke
Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other. Rainer Maria Rilke
Who has not sat, afraid, before his own heart’s curtain? Rainer Maria Rilke
Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows. Rainer Maria Rilke
Let everything happen to you, beauty and terror, no feeling is final. Rainer Maria Rilke
Love consists in this, that two solitude protect and touch and greet each other. Rainer Maria Rilke
The sky puts on the darkening blue coat / held for it by a row of ancient trees; / you watch: and the lands grow distant in your sight, / one journeying to heaven, one that falls. Rainer Maria Rilke
If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable. Rainer Maria Rilke
it is clear that we must trust what is difficult; everything alive trusts in it, everything in Nature grows and defends itself any way it can and is spontaneously itself, tries to be itself at all costs and against all opposition. We know little, but that we must trust in what is difficult is a certainty that will never abandon us; it is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be one more reason for us to do it. Rainer Maria Rilke
Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Rainer Maria Rilke
Patience is all. Rainer Maria Rilke
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love, the more they give, the more they possess. Rainer Maria Rilke
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other the guardian of his solitude, and shows him this confidence, the greatest in his power to bestow. Rainer Maria Rilke
We're still reminded-: sometimes by a rain, / but we can no longer say what it means; / life was never again so filled with meeting, / with reunion and with passing on Rainer Maria Rilke
If my devils are to leave me, I'm afraid my angels will take flight as well. Rainer Maria Rilke
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. Rainer Maria Rilke
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone. Rainer Maria Rilke
I am no one and never will be anyone, / for I am far too small to claim to be; / not even later. / Mothers and Fathers, / take pity on me. / I fear it will not pay to raise me: / I shall fall victim to the mower's scythe. / No one can find me useful now: I am too young, / and tomorrow will be too late. / I only have one dress, / worn thin and faded, / but it will last an eternity / even before God, perhaps. / I only have this wispy hair / (that always remained the same) / yet once was someone's dearest love. / Now he has nothing that he loves. Rainer Maria Rilke