Quotation by Rainer Maria Rilke

Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connexion with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926), German poet. repr. In Rodin and Other Prose Pieces (1954). Worpswede (1903).
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