Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes (99 quotes)
Selected letters (1960 edition)
“It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.”
―Rainer Maria Rilke
Prose. Translated by G. C. Houston. With an introd. by J. B. Leishman (1954 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRainer Maria Rilke
Born: December 4, 1875
Died: December 29, 1926 (aged 51)
Occupation: Poet, novelist
Bio: René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, better known as Rainer Maria Rilke, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet. He is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language.
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