Rainer Maria Rilke Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rainer maria rilke quotes, rainer maria rilke sayings, and rainer maria rilke proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Rainer Maria Rilke

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

The only journey is the journey within.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Your doubt can become a good quality if you train it. It must become knowing, it must become criticism.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

The only journey is the one within.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

The only journey is the journey within.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

The great renewal of the world will perhaps consist in this, that man and maid, freed of all false feelings and reluctances, will seek each other not as opposites, but as brother and sister, as neighbors, and will come together as human beings.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

The only journey is the journey within.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Young people, who are beginners in everything, cannot yet know love: they have to learn it.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Wishes are memories coming from our future!     

Rainer Maria Rilke

It is good to be alone, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult should be one more reason to do it.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

A carefree letting go of oneself, not a caution, but a wise blindness.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

There are quantities of human faces, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

Yet everything that touches us, me and you, takes us together like a violin's bow, which draws one voice out of two separate strings.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Those doves below, the ones utterly cared for, never endangered ones, cannot know tenderness.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

To be in circumstances that are working upon us, that from time to time place us in front of great natural Things - that is all we need.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others.     

Rainer Maria Rilke