Rilke said that our concept of love and relationships was defunct. We don't need to try and find another half. We are whole people. Nor should we look for the "one." There is no one person made for us. We are not made in pairs.We should look for someone who keeps the world at bay. That is what love is. German Languages, December, The Notebooks, Heart, Dragons, Beautiful, Writers, People, Rainer Maria Rilke
"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place." -Rainer Maria Rilke
“To be what I am. To live the life that was set for me to live. To voice the things that only I can voice. To bear the blossoms that are commanded of my heart. This is what I want, and surely, this cannot be presumptuous.” — Rainer Maria Rilke at work, Hotel Biron, Paris.
Rainier Maria Rilke "But this is what young people are so often and so disastrously wrong in doing they (who by their very nature are impatient) fling themselves at each other when love takes hold of them, they scatter themselves, just as they are, in all their messiness, disorder, bewilderment."
"But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, on loving the other's full personhood