In this inspirational article, we have curated a few of the best Rupi Kaur quotes on love, life, feminism, relationship, strength, self-love, woman, and much more.

Poet Rupi Kaur is one of my favorite writers to date, among Nicholas Sparks, Arch Hades, and others. Like me, there are thousands of more readers who like to read the best Rupi Kaur poems and quotes

So, let’s begin with a brief about Rupi Kaur and her life, and then read her inspirational and lovely poems.

Who is Rupi Kaur?

Rupi Kaur is one of the most loved poets on Instagram, having over 4 million followers. Along with Instagram, she has around 700K readers following her on Facebook.

Along with being a poet and author, she is also an artist who creates soulful illustrations and drawings. You can see some of the illustrations and drawings in her books and social media handles. Rupe is only 21 yet and has already sold more than 8 millions copies of her books. 

Born in the state of Punjab in India, she now holds the nationality of Canada. She has written three books to date. Milk and Honey is her debut book which experienced massive success. It was listed among the New York Times Best Seller List for a year. The second book is The Sun and Her Flowers, while the latest one is Home Body

A quick-list of Rupi Kaur books:

  • Milk and Honey
  • The Sun and Her Flowers
  • Home Body

Her books have been translated into more than 42 languages. 

Rupi Kaur’s books are mostly focused on love, feminism, self-love, loss, heartbreak, women surviving difficult times, and inspiration. She was named as the “Writer of the decade” by The New Republic.

Best Rupi Kaur Love Quotes & Poems From Her Poetries

Below are some of the top Rupi Kaur poems and quotes on feminism, life, love, woman, wedding, heartbreak, and much more. These poems and quotes have been taken from her books- Milk and Honey, and The Sun and Her Flowers.

Milk and Honey Poems

A few of my favorite poems from Milk and Honey book:

Best Rupi Kaur Quotes on Love

“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”

“The kindest words my father said to me

Women like you drown oceans.”

“how you love yourself is

how you teach others

to love you”


“i am water

soft enough

to offer life

tough enough

to drown it away”


“stay strong through your pain

grow flowers from it

you have helped me

grow flowers out of mine so

bloom beautifully

dangerously

loudly

bloom softly

however you need

just bloom”


“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”


“he placed his hands

on my mind

before reaching

for my waist

my hips

or my lips

he didn’t call me

beautiful first

he called me

exquisite

– how he touches me”


“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”


“your art

is not about how many people

like your work

your art

is about

if your heart likes your work

if your soul likes your work

it’s about how honest

you are with yourself

and you

must never

trade honesty

for relatability”


“i am hopelessly

a lover and

a dreamer and

that will be the

death of me”


“apparently it is ungraceful of me

to mention my period in public

cause the actual biology

of my body is too real

it is okay to sell what’s

between a woman’s legs

more than it is okay to

mention its inner workings

the recreational use of

this body is seen as

beautiful while

its nature is

seen as ugly”


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Rupi Kaur Love Quotes From The Sun and Her Flowers

rupi kaur quotes love

“a lot of times

we are angry at other people

for not doing what

we should have done for ourselves

– responsibility”

“despite knowing

they won’t be here for long

they still choose to live

their brightest lives

– sunflowers”

“why is it
that when the story ends
we begin to feel all of it”

“you left

and i wanted you still

yet i deserved someone

who was willing to stay”


“it isn’t what we left behind
that breaks me
it’s whatever we could’ve built
had we stayed”

“we have been dying
since we got here
and forgot to enjoy the view

– live fully”

“If I’m not the love of your life
I’ll be the greatest loss instead”

“you’re everywhere
except right here
and it hurts”

“i stand
on the sacrifices
of a million women before me
thinking
what can i do
to make this mountain taller
so the women after me
can see farther
– legacy”

Rupi Kaur Inspirational Quotes

rupi kaur quotes inspirational

“if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise”

“Our backs tell stories

no books have the spine to carry”

“the world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it

– there is nothing purer than that”

“what terrifies me most is how we

foam at the mouth with envy

when others succeed

but sigh in relief

when they are failing

our struggle to

celebrate each other is

what’s proven most difficult

in being human”

“fall

in love

with your solitude”

“your body is a museum of natural disasters can you grasp how stunning that is”

“you look at me and cry

everything hurts

i hold you and whisper

but everything can heal”

“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 Quotes on Love & Heartbreak

rupi kaur quotes on love

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.”

“nothing is safer

than the sound of you

reading out loud to me

-the perfect date”

“my heart woke me crying last night

how can i help i begged

my heart said

write the book”

“I didn’t leave because

I stopped loving you,

I left because the longer

I stayed the less I loved myself.”

“i do not want to have you

to fill the empty parts of me

i want to be full on my own

i want to fill so complete

i could light a whole city

and then

i want to have you

cause the two of

us combined

could set

it on fire”

“what am i to you he asks

i put my hands in his lap

and whisper you

are every hope

i’ve ever had

in human form”

“people go but how they left always stays”

“what is stronger than the human heart which shatters over and over and still lives”

“you might not have been my first love

but you were the love that made

all other loves seem

irrelevant”

“The thing about writing is I can’t tell if it’s healing or destroying.”


“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”

“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”

“what i miss most is how you loved me. but what i didn’t know was how you loved me had so much to do with the person i was. it was a reflection of everything i gave you. coming back to me. how did i not see that. how. did i sit here soaking in the idea that no one else would love me that way. when it was i that taught you. when it was i that showed you how to fill. the way i needed to be filled. how cruel i was to myself. giving you credit for my warmth simply because you had felt it. thinking it was you who gave me strength. wit. beauty. simply because you recognized it. as if i was already not these things before i met you. as if i did not remain all these things after you left.”

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Rupi Kaur Feminist Poems

rupi kaur quotes feminism

“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”


“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”


“she was a rose

in the hands of those

who had no intention

of keeping her”


“Every time you

tell your daughter

you yell at her

out of love

you teach her to confuse

anger with kindness

which seems like a good idea

till she grows up to

trust men who hurt her

cause they look so much

like you.”


“i stand

on the sacrifices

of a million women before me

thinking

what can i do

to make this mountain taller

so the women after me

can see farther

– legacy”


“it isn’t what we left behind

that breaks me

it’s whatever we could’ve built

had we stayed”


“you were a dragon long before

he came around and said

you could fly

you will remain a dragon

long after he’s left”

Related reading: 27 best Arch Hades quotes about modern romance

Rupi Kaur Mother Poem

“i struggle so deeply

to understand

how someone can

pour their entire soul

blood and energy

into someone

without wanting

anything in

return

-i will have to wait till i’m a mother”


Growth is a process

rupi kaur quotes

“You do not just wake up and become the butterfly”

-Growth is a process.”


Did you i think i was a city

“did you think i was a city

big enough for a weekend getaway

i am the town surrounding it

the one you’ve never heard of

but always pass through

there are no neon lights here

no skyscapers or statues

but there is thunder

for i make bridges tremble

i am not street meat i am homemade jam

thick enough to cut the sweetest

thing you lips will touch

i am not police sirens

i am the crackle of a fireplace

i’d burn you and you still

couldn’t take your eyes off of me

cause i’d look so beautiful doing it

you’d blush

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”


Wrapping up:

This was all about the best Rupi Kaur quotes and poems on love, heartbreak, inspiration, feminism, mother, etc. I hope you loved these lines as much as I did. 

Let me know which of the above quotes and poems are your favorite.

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Virendra Soni

Virendra is a passionate reader and writer. He is currently working for two leading IT media portals. This blog is where he shares everything, whether it is a book review, technical article, author interviews, things he has learnt (and still learning). He also writes about his take on this world through unique, helpful and odd stories.

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