Rainer Maria Rilke
More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.
There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.
All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood.
Love is like the measles. The older you get it, the worse the attack.
There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.
There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.
Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.
No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.
There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.
He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there’s another dog.
Truly to sing, that is a different breath.
The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.
The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.