Rupi Kaur is a Canadian poet who wrote several poetry books including the famous Milk and Honey. She writes about experiences of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. Her poetry always touches my heart and makes me cry. They are very relatable to women. Here are some of my favorite poetry quotes by Rupi Kaur.

  • “Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” 
  • “I didn’t leave because 
    I stopped loving you, 
    I left because the longer 
    I stayed the less I loved myself.” 
  • “i am a museum full of art
    but you had your eyes shut” 
  • “do not look for healing
    at the feet of those
    who broke you” 
  • “how you love yourself is
    how you teach others
    to love you” 
  • “for you to see beauty here
    does not mean
    there is beauty in me
    it means there is beauty rooted
    so deep within you
    you can’t help but
    see it everywhere” 
  • “most importantly love
    like it’s the only thing you know how
    at the end of the day all this
    means nothing
    this page
    where you’re sitting
    your degree
    your job
    the money
    nothing even matters
    except love and human connection
    who you loved
    and how deeply you loved them
    how you touched the people around you
    and how much you gave them” 
  • “i don’t know what living a balanced life feels like
    when i am sad
    i don’t cry i pour
    when i am happy
    i don’t smile i glow
    when i am angry
    i don’t yell i burn
    the good thing about 
    feeling in extremes 
    is when i love 
    i give them wings 
    but perhaps 
    that isn’t 
    such a good thing 
    cause they always 
    tend to leave and 
    you should see me 
    when my heart is broken 
    i don’t grieve” 
  • “how is it so easy for you to be kind to people he asked milk and honey dripped from my lips as i answered cause people have not been kind to me” 
  • “when you are broken
    and he has left you
    do not question
    whether you were
    the problem was
    you were so enough
    he was not able to carry it” 
  • “you cannot leave
    and have me too
    i cannot exist in
    two places at once
  • “it was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.” 
  • “she was a rose 
    in the hands of those
    who had no intention 
    of keeping her” 
  • “love will come
    and when love comes
    love will hold you
    love will call your name
    and you will melt
    sometimes though
    love will hurt you but 
    love will never mean to
    love will play no games
    cause love knows life
    has been hard enough already” 
  • “i am not a hotel room. i am home
    i am not the whiskey you want
    i am the water you need
    don’t come here with expectations
    and try to make a vacation out of me” 
  • “that is the thing about selfish people. they gamble entire beings. entire souls to please their own.” 
  • “it takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations” 
  • “i always get myself into this mess.
    i always let him tell me i am beautiful and half believe it. i always jump thinking he will catch me at the fall. i am hopelessly a lover, and a dreamer, and that will be the death of me” 
  • “you left 
    and i wanted you still 
    yet i deserved someone 
    who was willing to stay” 
  • “don’t mistake
    salt for sugar
    if he wants to
    be with you
    he will
    it’s that simple” 
  • “If I knew what safety looked like, I would have spent less time falling into arms that were not” 
  • “Let it go, let it leave, let it happen. Nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you anyway.” 
  • “people say things 
    meant to rip you in half 
    but you hold the power to not
    turn their words into a knife
    and cut yourself” 
  • “you ask
    if we can still be friends
    i explain how a honeybee
    does not dream kissing
    the mouth of a flower
    and then settle for its leaves” 
  • “the next time he
    points out the
    hair on your legs is
    growing back remind
    that boy your body
    is not his home
    he is a guest
    warn him to
    never outstep
    his welcome again” 
  • “i am
    made of water
    of course i am emotional” 
  • “give to those who have nothing to give to you -” 
  • “To be soft is to be powerful” 
  • “the thing worth holding on to would not have let go” 
  • “we are all born/ so beautiful/ the greatest tragedy is/ being convinced we are not” 
  • “if you are not enough for yourself you will never be enough for someone else”