Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Rainer Marie Rilke: The lightness of seriousness

"To take things seriously- as my books are said to- betokens no heaviness of spirit. Taking things seriously is no more than according things their true weight and seeing their innate value. It springs from a desire to weigh on the scale of the heart rather than indulging in suspicion and distrust".

Rainer Marie Rilke in a letter to Rudolf Bodlander, March 13, 1922.

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