25+ 'Milk And Honey' Quotes From The Poet Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur quotes to make your day better.

Rupi Kaur's debut book, 'milk and honey', self-published in 2014, is a collection of poetry and illustrations.

Born in India, this Canadian author and illustrator delves deep into the themes of love, loss, trauma, femininity and abuse in her book. The title of the book 'milk and honey', intentionally lowercase as is Kaur's preference, refers to the resilience of the survivors of trauma, as is further expressed by the 'confessional type' the poet employs to put forth her point.

The young author uses beautiful illustrations of body, flowers, heart, and women's body as visual representations of her poetry to depict that the want and need to find sweetness even in the most bitter moments of life is one thing that is much needed. Divided into four chapters, the book 'Milk and Honey' deals with a different pain in each chapter; that nothing can destroy the beauty within you; that your body is one full of beauty your eyes fail to see; that weakness is not a sign of defeat. So if you are having a rough day and are left in self-doubt, we have the perfect list of Rupi Kaur quotes from 'Milk and Honey' you will need to brighten your day. You could also check out quotations on heartbreak, honey and milk book quotes, honey and milk happy quotes, and milk, and honey quotes about self love.

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'Milk And Honey' Love Quotes

In desperate need of some love quotes to go about your day? Tell yourself these sayings.

Rupi Kaur quotes made people, especially women, fall in love.

1. "most importantly love

like it’s the only thing you know how

at the end of the day"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

2. "love will come

and when love comes

love will hold you"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the loving'.

3. "when

we meet it’ll be love

at first remembrance"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the loving'.

4. "losing you

was the becoming

of myself"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

7. "you

are every hope

i've ever had

in human form"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the loving'.

8. "you might not have been my first love

but you were the love that made

all the other loves


-Rupi Kaur, 'the loving'.

Quotes From'Milk And Honey' About Self Love

Rupi Kaur's poetry about loving yourself is all that one needs.

Here is a list of Rupi Kaur quotes if you are looking for love within yourself.

9. "loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself."

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

10. "if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

11. "do not look for healing

at the feet of those

who broke you"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

12. "bloom beautifully



bloom softly"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

13. "how you love yourself is

how you teach others

to love you"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

14. "You must want to spend the rest of your life with yourself first"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

15. "I thank the universe for taking everything it has taken and giving to me everything it is giving "

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

16. "If you are not enough for yourself you will never be enough for someone else"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

17. "accept yourself

as you were designed"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

18. "you

are your own

soul mate"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

'Milk And Honey' Confident Quotes

The strength to be born again and again is what the book 'milk and honey' preaches. Look down the list of quotes to find that strength within yourself.

18. "The kindest words my father said to me-

Women like you drown oceans."

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

19. "to be soft

is to be


-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

20. "i am a museum full of art"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

21. "i am water

soft enough

to offer life

tough enough

to drown it away"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

22. "the world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it

there is nothing purer than that"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

23. "there is beauty in me"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

24. "I need to be successful to gain

enough milk and honey

to help those around

me succeed"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

25. "your art

is about

if your heart likes your work

if your soul likes your work"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

26. "you are with yourself

and you

must never

trade honesty

for relatability"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

Some Other Quotes From The Book

The book is a written legacy about women, beauty, pain, suffering, and everything beautiful in this world. Here is a list of quotes brought together just for you with love.

27. "The thing about writing is I can't tell if it's healing or destroying."

-Rupi Kaur, 'the healing'.

28. "you are the faint line

between faith and

blindly waiting"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the loving'.

27. "more than anything

i want to save you

from myself"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

28. "love made the danger

in you look like safety"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

29. "i am undoing you

from my skin"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

30. "the abused

and the


- i have been both"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

31. "i am losing parts of you like i lose eyelashes

unknowingly and everywhere"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

32. "the way they


tells you


-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

33. "our backs

tell stories

no books have

the spine to


-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

34. "she was a rose

in the hands of those

who had no intention

of keeping her"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

35. "we began

with honesty

let us end

in it too"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

36. "people go

but how

they left

always stays"

-Rupi Kaur, 'the breaking'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'milk and honey' quotes then why not take a look at Zadie Smith quotes, and [Nikita Gill quotes].



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