Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Rilke Quote

Rainer Maria Rilke, letter to Merlin (Baladine Klossowska), translated in 1951 by Violet MacDonald:

"It is we who are true awakeners of our monsters, to which we are not hostile enough to become their conquerors; for in a certain sense we are at one with them; it is they, the monsters, that hold the surplus of strength which is indispensable to those that must surpass themselves."