Loving the Questions

Be pati­ent toward all that is unsol­ved in your heart and try to love the ques­ti­ons them­sel­ves, like locked rooms and like books that are now writ­ten in a very for­eign tongue. Do not now seek the ans­wers, which can­not be given you becau­se you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live ever­ything. Live the ques­ti­ons now. Perhaps you will then gra­du­al­ly, without noti­cing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke