Rainer Maria Rilke Quote


Rainer Maria Rilke
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Variant translation: "If your everyday life appears to be unworthy subject matter, do not complain to life. Complain to yourself. Lament that you are not poet enough to call up its wealth. For the creative artist there is no poverty" - Letters to a Young Poet (1934)
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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.  - Rainer Maria Rilke
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Rainer Maria Rilke
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Born: December 4, 1875

Died: December 29, 1926 (aged 51)

Nationality: German

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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