Posts Tagged ‘Rainer Maria Rilke’

Quotes of quotes of quotes of quotes, 10/27

October 27, 2009

For whatever reason, it just feels right to post some Rilke today (glorious sunshine notwithstanding). Thus, I give you, dear reader, a trio of fragmentary sentences from the Duino Elegies:

Rilke,_1900

Strange to see things that seemed to belong together floating in every direction.

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We don’t know the contour of feeling, we only know what molds it from without.

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That’s what fate means: to be facing each other and nothing but each other and to be doing it forever.

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