Keep yourself open to the unexpected and the incomprehensible

“For it is not only indolence that causes human relationships to be repeated from case to case with such unspeakable monotony and boredom; it is timidity before any new, inconceivable experience, which we don’t think we can deal with. But only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn’t exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.”
–Ranier Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (1929)

Posted by | Comments (2)  | February 14, 2011
Category: Travel Quote of the Day


2 Responses to “Keep yourself open to the unexpected and the incomprehensible”

  1. Nicolaï Says:

    Wisdom for Valentine’s Day.

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