Rainer Maria Rilke

“with poems one accomplishes so little when one writes them early. One should hold off and gather sense and sweetness a whole life long, a long life if possible, and then, right at the end, one could perhaps write ten lines that are good.”


Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
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