I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.

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Original Citation

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Letter to Paula Modersohn-Becker. 12 Feb. 1902.

Current Citation

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1892-1910, translated by Jane B. Greene and M. D. Herter Norton. W. W. Norton & Company, 1969.