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Rainer Maria Rilke



    Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

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    Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.

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    Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.

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    There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult

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    The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things

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    Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.

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    A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude

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    More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.

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    This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.

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    Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day. Letters to a Young Poet

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    Who if I cried out, would hear me among the angel's hierarchies?and even if one of them pressed me suddenly against his heart:I would be consumed in that overwhelming existenceFor beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are still just able to endure.and we are so awed because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.

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    There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.

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    I'm so glad you're here. . .it helps me realize how beautiful my world is.

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