Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Love the Questions


"You are so young, so before all is beginning, and I want to beg you, as much as I can . . . 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."

-Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
(translated by M.D. Herter Norton)

4 comments:

Being Lovely said...

I have this quote saved in a text on my phone, because I was planning on using it here. :)

Miri said...

Dang, logged in to the wrong account! I hate that.

Christian said...

I heart Rilke. Like a lot.

Meg said...

Haha. I was waiting for you or Whitney to comment on the RIlke. He really is great.