Rainer Maria Rilke quote about reason from Letters to a Young Poet (1929) - Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
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Quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke · Quotes from Letters to a Young Poet · Quotes about reason · Quotes about heart · Quotes about writing

Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.

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Rainer Maria Rilke quote about reason from Letters to a Young Poet (1929) - Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
Rainer Maria Rilke quote about reason from Letters to a Young Poet (1929) - Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
Rainer Maria Rilke quote about reason from Letters to a Young Poet (1929) - Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
Rainer Maria Rilke quote about reason from Letters to a Young Poet (1929) - Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.