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Questions tagged [rainer-maria-rilke]

Questions about the poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926) and his works. His most notable works include 'The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge' (1910) and the 'Duino Elegies'.

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Rilke's quotation by Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison likes to quote Rilke's "Beware, o wanderer, the road is walking too." Does anybody know where it comes from?
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Where did Rilke say or write “The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things”?

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things. This quote is widely attributed to the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, but I cannot find the source. Where did he say or write ...