117+ EXCLUSIVE Rupi Kaur Quotes You Need to Hear Right Now

Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet, writer, illustrator, and performer. She is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator with her two collections of poetry ‘Milk and Honey’ and ‘The Sun and Her Flowers’.

Rupi Kaur is loved thanks to her incredible authenticity and vulnerability on subjects such as abuse, femininity, love, loss, identity and beauty. Profound Rupi Kaur quotes will inspire you to love yourself more and bring the best out of you.

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Best Rupi Kaur Quotes

Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself. ― Rupi Kaur

How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you. ― Rupi Kaur

You must want to spend the rest of your life with yourself first. ― Rupi Kaur

people go but how they left always stays ― Rupi Kaur

You do not just wake up and become the butterfly—growth is a process. ― Rupi Kaur

most importantly love
like it’s the only thing you know how
at the end of the day ― Rupi Kaur

She is water: soft enough to offer life, tough enough to drown it away. ― Rupi Kaur

love will come
and when love comes
love will hold you ― Rupi Kaur

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Nothing is safer than the sound of you reading aloud to me—the perfect date. ― Rupi Kaur

I am a museum full of art, but you had your eyes shut. ― Rupi Kaur

Neither of us is happy but neither of us wants to leave so we keep breaking one another and calling it love. ― Rupi Kaur

The thing about writing is I can’t tell if it’s healing or destroying. ― Rupi Kaur

Let it go, let it leave, let it happen. Nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you anyway. ― Rupi Kaur

Trying to convince myself I am allowed to take up space is like writing with my left hand when I was born to use my right. ― Rupi Kaur

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I didn’t leave because I stopped loving you, I left because the longer I stayed the less I loved myself. ― Rupi Kaur

You might not have been my first love, but you were the love that made all the other loves irrelevant ― Rupi Kaur

My heart is beating, and I’m breathing, and nothing anybody has ever done has changed that. ― Rupi Kaur

A lot of times we are angry at other people for not doing what we should have done for ourselves. ― Rupi Kaur

You don’t see the
person they are
you see the person
they have the potential to be you give and
give till
they pull everything out of you
and leave you empty. ― Rupi Kaur

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We have been dying since we got here and forgot to enjoy the view- live fully. ― Rupi Kaur

Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you. ― Rupi Kaur

I was always writing for myself. I wrote what I needed to write and hear – that’s what makes it powerful. ― Rupi Kaur

Inspirational Rupi Kaur Quotes

stay strong through your pain
grow flowers from it
you have helped me
grow flowers out of mine so
bloom beautifully
bloom softly
however you need
just bloom ― Rupi Kaur

Trust your body it reacts to right and wrong better than your mind does. ― Rupi Kaur

rupi kaur quotes milk and honey

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. ― Rupi Kaur

What is stronger than the human heart which shatters over and over and still lives? ― Rupi Kaur

If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise. ― Rupi Kaur

The very thought of you has my legs spread apart like an easel with a canvas
begging for art. ― Rupi Kaur

I thank the universe for taking everything it has taken and giving to me everything it is giving -balance. ― Rupi Kaur

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People go but how they left always stays. ― Rupi Kaur

What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not. ― Rupi Kaur

That is the thing about selfish people. They gamble entire beings. Entire souls to please their own. ― Rupi Kaur

losing you was the becoming of myself ― Rupi Kaur

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 ― Rupi Kaur

we are all born/ so beautiful/ the greatest tragedy is/ being convinced we are not ― Rupi Kaur

i have what i have and i am happy i’ve lost what i’ve lost and i am still happy ― Rupi Kaur

it takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations ― Rupi Kaur

the thing worth holding on to would not have let go ― Rupi Kaur

Don’t mistake salt for sugar, if he wants to be with you, he will, it’s that simple. ― Rupi Kaur

If I knew what safety looked like, I would have spent less time falling into arms that were not ― Rupi Kaur

isn’t it such a tragic thing. when you can see it so clearly but the other person doesn’t. ― Rupi Kaur

you have to stop searching for why at some point you have to leave it alone ― Rupi Kaur

Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry. ― Rupi Kaur

he only whispers i love you as he slips his hands down the waistband of your pants. this is where you must understand the difference between want and need—you may want that boy but you certainly don’t need him ― Rupi Kaur

it must hurt to know i am your most beautiful regret ― Rupi Kaur

i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that ― Rupi Kaur

Positive Rupi Kaur Quotes on Self Love and Life

You tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful but i was not made with a fire in my belly so I could be put out i was not made with a lightness on my tongue so i could be easy to swallow I was made heavy half blade and half silk difficult to forget and not easy for the mind to follow. ― Rupi Kaur

You were not wrong for leaving. You were wrong for coming back and thinking you could have me when it was convenient and leave when it was not. ― Rupi Kaur

Just because someone tells you they love you; it doesn’t mean they actually do. ― Rupi Kaur

You have so much yet you are always hungry for more. The trick to being well fed is you have to stop looking up at everything you don’t have and look around at everything you do. ― Rupi Kaur

The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it – there is nothing purer than that. ― Rupi Kaur

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. ― Rupi Kaur

Of course, I want to be successful, but I don’t crave success for me. I need to be successful to gain enough milk and honey to help those around me succeed. ― Rupi Kaur

The thing worth holding onto would not have let go. ― Rupi Kaur

Love does not look like a person, love is our actions, love is giving all we can. ― Rupi Kaur

Accept that you deserve more than painful love. Life is moving, the healthiest thing for your heart is to move with it. ― Rupi Kaur

Your name is the strongest positive and negative connotation in any language. It either lights me up or leaves me aching for days. ― Rupi Kaur

Why is it that when the story ends we begin to feel all of it. ― Rupi Kaur

It takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations. ― Rupi Kaur

Growing up, I naturally embraced who I was, but I was always battling with myself. So, I spent half my time being proud of being a woman and the other half completely hating it. ― Rupi Kaur

I was music but you had your ears cut off. ― Rupi Kaur

My heart aches for sisters more than anything it aches for women helping women like flowers ache for spring. ― Rupi Kaur

It isn’t what we left behind that breaks me it’s whatever we could’ve built had we stayed. ― Rupi Kaur

I am sending my love to your eyes. May they always see goodness in people. And may you always practice kindness. ― Rupi Kaur

For me, the power of the poetry in ‘Milk and Honey’ is the feeling you get after finished reading the poem. It’s the emotion you feel once you’ve read the last word, and that is only possible when the diction is easy, and you don’t get stuck on every other word, you don’t know what the word means. ― Rupi Kaur

I want to leave behind a literary legacy. ― Rupi Kaur

Perhaps the saddest of all are those who live waiting for someone they’re not sure exists. ― Rupi Kaur

Empowering Quotes by Rupi Kaur

You have sadness living in places sadness shouldn’t live. ― Rupi Kaur

I feel social media can be very distracting, unhealthy, and harmful to one’s self-confidence. I don’t even log on to it on my phone except when I post something on Instagram. ― Rupi Kaur

I wasn’t entitled to dream so big. The idea of me being a writer wasn’t even possible in my mind. Even when I began to write and first published, I couldn’t call myself a writer. ― Rupi Kaur

We all move forward when we recognize how resilient and striking the women around us are. ― Rupi Kaur

The right one does not stand in your way they make space for you to step forward. ― Rupi Kaur

I grew up thinking I was going to change the world, but not because I was treated like a special snowflake. It’s a silly label. People are starving. We need to feed them. That’s the end of the conversation. ― Rupi Kaur

Give to those who have nothing to give to you. ― Rupi Kaur

Despite knowing they won’t be here for long they still choose to live their brightest lives – sunflowers. ― Rupi Kaur

If you are not enough for yourself, you will never be enough for someone else. ― Rupi Kaur

There is a difference between someone telling you they love you and them actually loving you. ― Rupi Kaur

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. ― Rupi Kaur

Never feel guilty for starting again. ― Rupi Kaur

Other women’s bodies are not our battlegrounds. ― Rupi Kaur

You have to really understand that although certain memories or stories make you sad, you are not sad. Pull yourself out from that emotion and remember that. ― Rupi Kaur

I sat with myself one day and asked, ‘Who is in those prestigious literary circles? Do they represent me? Do they appreciate the topics I write about and the style in which I write? Do those gatekeepers let a demographic like mine through the door?’ And the answer was no. ― Rupi Kaur

She was a rose in the hands of those who had no intention of keeping her. ― Rupi Kaur

When you are broken, and he has left you do not question whether you were enough the problem was you were so enough he was not able to carry it. ― Rupi Kaur

Why are we so terrified of a natural process that allows for life to be brought into this world? Why do we scramble to hide our tampons when we pull them out of our purses? ― Rupi Kaur

A lot of Indian fathers don’t know how to show affection. My parents really do love me, even though my dad has never been able to say those words to me. ― Rupi Kaur

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. ― Rupi Kaur

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. ― Rupi Kaur

Truth, honesty, empowerment – it’s what I want for myself and my readers. ― Rupi Kaur

Deep Rupi Kaur Quotes On Woman, Happiness and Love

I could be anything in the world, but I wanted to be his. ― Rupi Kaur

I am made of water, of course, I am emotional. ― Rupi Kaur

The kindest words my father said to me: ‘Women like you drown oceans.’ ― Rupi Kaur

Do not bother holding onto that thing that does not want you-you cannot make it stay. ― Rupi Kaur

I will no longer compare my path to others-I refuse to do a disservice to my life. ― Rupi Kaur

If I’m not the love of your life, I’ll be the greatest loss instead. ― Rupi Kaur

I think I finally overcame my self-esteem and confidence issues at around 20. ― Rupi Kaur

The pain that all people experience in life and the light that helps them champion through it all – it’s their lives and their stories and their love and will to keep living that moves me to write. ― Rupi Kaur

Really, at the end of the day, the only thing you can control is yourself; the only person you can truly educate is yourself. You have to redefine what beauty is to you so you can’t be affected by what people are saying. ― Rupi Kaur

We are not outraged by blood. We see blood all the time. Blood is pervasive in movies, television, and video games. Yet, we are outraged by the fact that one openly discusses bleeding from an area that we try to claim ownership over. ― Rupi Kaur

I did not start out thinking I’m going to become a feminist poet. It was a tag I was given. ― Rupi Kaur

When things get better, there’s a swing to the pendulum where things get worse for others. ― Rupi Kaur

How do you redefine love when your idea of love is something that’s so violent? When your idea of passion is anger, how do you fix that? ― Rupi Kaur

There was no market for poetry about trauma, abuse, loss, love, and healing through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh immigrant woman. ― Rupi Kaur

We began with honesty let us end in it too – us. ― Rupi Kaur

I felt voiceless for so long, I wasn’t ever able to say what I felt out loud. I didn’t know how to say it. Posting online presented itself as a comfortable medium. I could say what I wanted to say in a way I still felt comfortable. Whenever, however I wanted to. ― Rupi Kaur

It isn’t blood that makes you my sister. It’s how you understand my heart as though you carry it in your body. ― Rupi Kaur

Social media has been such a big platform for my success. But it can also be a toxic place. ― Rupi Kaur

When I was little, my dad told me about Anandpur Sahib and the court of Guru Gobind Singh. That we came from a tradition of poets, warriors and artists who created when it was illegal to create… we’re groomed to be reckless in the defense of what we feel is right. ― Rupi Kaur

My dad studies and practices homeopathy and Ayurveda medicine. He’s a strong believer in both honey and milk as forms of healing. Honey is the one food that does not die. It does not expire. Growing up, he’d always be mixing up almonds or turmeric or gram flower with milk to cure a cough or a cold. ― Rupi Kaur

And here you are living despite it all. ― Rupi Kaur

Feeling ‘ugly’ or ‘unattractive’ seeps into your life like poison, and it affects everything. Feeling worthless does the same. We internalize these limitations, and it takes an internal revolution to get rid of them. ― Rupi Kaur

The art of smiling and nodding when someone brings their name up in conversation. ― Rupi Kaur

If you really believe fate works like that. As if it lives in the sky staring down at us. As if it has five fingers and spends its time placing us like pieces of chess. ― Rupi Kaur

Your body is a museum of natural disasters can you grasp how stunning that is. ― Rupi Kaur