A quote from Rainer Maria Rilke

Photo by Kary Schumpert
Photo by Kary Schumpert

“Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now 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.“–Rainer Maria Rilke, Letter Four (16 July 1903), Letters to a Young Poet.



  1. That’s a tantalizing and freeing kind of thought, isn’t it, to love the questions, relax into them and live with them—instead of always struggling for the “answers.” Difficult for me, though—I guess it’s the control freak within—but a worthy goal to head for! 🙂

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