This is a quote from the book Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Charlie Louth.
Have you read this book? I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below!
If you’re interested, you can read an excerpt from the book here.
Letter to a Young Poet – Summary
Here is the book summary from Goodreads:
A hugely influential collection for writers and artists of all kinds, Rilke’s profound and lyrical letters to a young friend advise on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself.
Copyright © 1929 by Rainer Maria Rilke.
Translated by: Charlie Louth
More details on Goodreads can be found here.