R.M. Rilke

An excerpt from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letter to a Young Poet:

Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books written in a very foreign tongue. Do not seek now the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them.

And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now.

…perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer…

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