Thursday, December 4, 2008

Today is Rainer Maria Rilke's Birthday

"You are so young, so before all beginning, and I want to beg you, as much as I can, dear sir, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now."

Letters to a Young Poet

(I know these are some of Rilke's most-quoted words, but I can't deny how relevant they are.)

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