Quoted: Rainer Maria Rilke

“Above all, ask yourself in the stillest hour of the night, ‘Must I write?’ Dig deep into yourself for an answer. And if this answer should be in the affirmative, if you can meet this solemn question. with a simple strong, ‘I must,’ then build up your life according to this necessity.”

— Rainer Maria Wilke, 17 February 1903, “Letters to a Young Poet.”

Tyler W. Weaver @twweaver