April 14, 2011

because i have a friend who solves my problems with quotes:

"Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."

- Rainer Maria Rilke, "Letters to a Young Poet"

(Photo: My Flickr)


Miss A said... [Reply to comment]

I absolutely love this. Just what I needed. Thank you :)

Cassie said... [Reply to comment]

I needed to read this today. Seems like everyone's blog updates were exactly what I needed to come across. Struggling with the who/what/why/when in my future is starting to get the best of me these last few days.

Hope your having a great week! :)

Ana* said... [Reply to comment]


each of us can relate to this quote at one point or another in our lives.

Girly Notes said... [Reply to comment]

wow mind if i borrowed this??


becky said... [Reply to comment]

What a BEAUTIFUL quotation! I love finding things like this. Thank-you for sharing---as always, it is a gem of inspiration.

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@Girly Notes Borrow away! :)

Maura said... [Reply to comment]

oh! i love this thank you for sharing

Oh, My Darling said... [Reply to comment]

What gorgeous words. "Live the questions now" is such a simple but very inspiring way of being. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Bryan said... [Reply to comment]

I don't know who this friend is, but if he's single, you should introduce him to the throngs of females that follow your every word on the internet.

Much obliged,


Caroline Cakewise said... [Reply to comment]

RIlke is my favourite poet EVER - I love this quote xx

Greta Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

I only hope that one day I'll be as inspiring as you are. :)


Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

Ladies, meet @Bryan. Chicago's most witty and eligible bachelor. :)