Rainer Maria Rilke Quote

Read as little as possible of literary criticism - such things are either partisan opinions, which have become petrified and meaningless, hardened and empty of life, or else they are just clever word-games, in which one view wins today, and tomorrow the opposite view. Works of art are of an infinite solitude, and no means of approach is so useless as criticism.


Letter Three (23 April 1903) - Letters to a Young Poet (1934)

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Read as little as possible of literary criticism - such things are either partisan opinions, which have become petrified and meaningless, hardened...

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Read as little as possible of literary criticism - such things are either partisan opinions, which have become petrified and meaningless, hardened...

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Read as little as possible of literary criticism - such things are either partisan opinions, which have become petrified and meaningless, hardened...

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Read as little as possible of literary criticism - such things are either partisan opinions, which have become petrified and meaningless, hardened...