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Rainer Maria Rilke Displaying 1 through 5 of 5 Quotes

"Avoid providing material for the drama that is always stretched tight between parents and children; it uses up much of the children's strength and wastes the love of the elders, which acts and warms even if it doesn't comprehend."  (Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet)

"It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living."  (Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet)

"Nothing touches a work of art so little as words of criticism: they always result in more or less fortunate misunderstandings."  (Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet)

"Someday there will be girls and women whose name will no longer mean the mere opposite of the male, but something in itself, something that makes one think not of any compliment and limit, but only of life and reality: the female human being."  (Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet)

"Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don't know what work these conditions are doing inside you?"  (Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet)

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