Quote for Today: Rainer Maria Rilke


I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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5 thoughts on “Quote for Today: Rainer Maria Rilke

  1. my one life. today Reply

    What a beautiful quote! I never thought of living the question. I’ve got so many questions right now. And no answers. Who would have thought that the question might be all that matters right now…

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