02 June 2010

bible de la rilke

"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. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
 - Rainier Maria Rilke

'Letters to a Young Poet' has been sitting on my shelf since my 18th birthday, and for whatever reason, I was never possessed with the motivation to read it. I started it tonight, and I'm almost finished. It is blowing my mind, and for the time being, my own personal Bible.

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