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Type: Poet
Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 12/04/1875




 

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Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart.
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Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
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Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.
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Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.
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No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
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I feel it now... there's a power in me to grasp and give shape to my world. I know that nothing has ever been real without my beholding it.
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There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.
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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.
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The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.
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If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.
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Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
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There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
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The only journey is the one within.
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Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
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Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
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It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.
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A person isn't who they are during the last conversation you had with them - they're who they've been throughout your whole relationship.
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Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.
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More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.
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Love is like the measles. The older you get it, the worse the attack.
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This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.
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The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.
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I have never been aware before how many faces there are. There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.
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The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
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Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
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