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|Those who dare peer into the forbidden zones discover chilled rooms with |
mysterious closets and corners filled with imaginary fear. It is fascinating ... James
Russell Lowell, the poet, queried, “Who's not sat tense before his own heart's
|In sonnet 30 he declares that his friend is a compensation, not merely for many |
disappointments and unrealised hopes, but also for the loss of earlier friends:
When to the sessions of sweet ... ('Who's not sat tense before his own heart's
|Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain?70 The soul's authentic reality |
does not appear on the stage of this world. Rilke consoles himself with the
thought that 'one can always watch', and Balthasar interprets this to mean there is
|It was the famous Rocky Balboa who said, "It's not about how hard you can hit. It's |
about how hard you can ... Courage is fearing but proceeding anyway. After all, "
Who has not sat tense before his own heart's curtain?" No one. Courage is the ...
|We're not at one. We've no instinctive knowledge, like migratory birds. Outstript |
and late, we force ourselves on winds and find no welcome from ponds where we
alight. ... Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain? Up it would go: the ...
|TOUCHSTONES (13 NOVEMBER) Year 9:1 Who's not sat tense before his own |
heart's curtain? RAINER MARIA RILKE, IN TOUCHSTONES (19 SEPTEMBER)
Looking at ourselves, squarely in the mirror, may feel as frightening as anything ...
|And if we are not, it is likely to give the soul such a twist as to deform it forever.” “|
Virtue, once ... “The heart yields spontaneity; the mind bends to understanding.” “
My first wish ... “Who is not sat tense before his own heart's curtain.” “We see the ...
|Again the same phenomenon often noted before: the weakness attaching to the |
human personality. In fact it is simply ... IIl Now Rilke's train of thought takes a
new and surprising turn: Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain? 
|Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain? Up it would go: the scenery |
was parting, Montherlant' s writing was then not only the product of his
experience of life, it also afforded the basis for the construction of a self and the
|Then, she implies, you will find your identity, or, in the words of Isak Dinesen later |
in her career, you will discover who you are ... the marionette, the doll, to the
bourgeois, and he explains why: Who's not sat tense before his own heart's