Friday, September 02, 2005

Profundity in two sentences

"We must accept our existence to the greatest extent possible; everything, the unprecedented also, needs to be accepted.

That is basically the only case of courage required of us: to be courageous in the face of the strangest, the most whimsical and unexplainable thing that we could encounter."

-Rainer Maria Rilke ('Letters to a young poet')

4 comments:

Indu M said...

Am so happy you are enjoying that one. Wanted to get you to read it a long time ago :-) Had always been one of my favourites.

m. said...

"The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing."

rilke IS awesome! :)

KoPoS said...

"That is basically the only case of courage required of us: to be courageous in the face of the strangest, the most whimsical and unexplainable thing that we could encounter"

wow!

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