Saturday, January 7, 2012

Live for a while in the books you love. Learn from them what is worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be returned to you a thousand times over. Whatever your life may become, these books -of this I am certain- will weave through the web of your unfolding. They will be among the strongest of all threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys.
~R. M. Rilke,  Letters to a Young Poet, April 5, 1903,


edgar said...

I'm fond of Rilke's poetry and his essays.
It's true-the more we learn, the more there is to know.
But your quote of Schweitzer-with more knowledge, more mystery remains.

Trish said...

Yes, and I always thought that with age came wisdom, but I'm more baffled than ever.