Rupi Kaur is an Indian born Canadian poet, writer, illustrator, and performer.
She is best known for her two poetry books – Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers.
Her work addresses subjects such as; feminism, love and domestic abuse.
She is a true inspiration and a force to be reckoned with.
I have put together some of my favourite quotes for this weeks self love collection.
- “A lot of times we are angry at other people for not doing what we should have done for ourselves.”
- “The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it – there is nothing purer than that”
- “We all move forward when we recognize how resilient and striking the women around us are.”
- “Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.”
- “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.”
- “I didn’t leave because I stopped loving you, I left because the longer I stayed the less I loved myself.”
- “We have been dying since we got here and forgot to enjoy the view, live fully”
- “Do not bother holding onto that thing that does not want you. You cannot make it stay.”
- “Give to those who have nothing to give to you.”
- “You do not just wake up and become the butterfly—growth is a process.”
- “My heart is beating, and I’m breathing, and nothing anybody has ever done has changed that.”
- “Trust your body it reacts to right and wrong better than your mind does.”
- “That is the thing about selfish people. They gamble entire beings. Entire souls to please their own.”
- “Other women’s bodies are not our battlegrounds.”
- “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.”