Popular Rupi Kaur Quotes

Last updated: July 7th, 2020

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

“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.”

 “I want to apologize to all the women I have called beautiful before i’ve called them intelligent or brave.”

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

 “You must have to make them want you they must want you themselves.

 “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 do not just wake up and become the butterfly—growth is a process” 

 “You must want to spend the rest of your life with yourself first” 

 “I want to leave behind a literary legacy.

 “I realize I’m blessed to have the luxury of being a full-time writer. Not many people have that.

 “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.

 “You were so afraid of my voice I decided to be afraid of it too.

“A lot of times we are angry at other people for not doing what we should have done for ourselves.” 

 “Let it go, let it leave, let it happen. Nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you anyway.” 

 “I thank the universe for taking everything it has taken and giving to me everything it is giving -balance”

“Trust your body it reacts to right and wrong better than your mind does.”

“We have been dying since we got here and forgot to enjoy the view – live fully.”

“If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise.”

“That is the thing about selfish people. They gamble entire beings. Entire souls to please their own.” 

“I thank the universe for taking everything it has taken and giving to me everything it is giving – balance.” 

“A lot of times we are angry at other people for not doing what we should have done for ourselves.”

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

 “I didn’t leave because I stopped loving you, I left because the longer I stayed the less I loved myself.”

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

 “Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.”

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

 “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?

 “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.

 “I think I only started to speak to people in grade four.

 “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.

 “Just because someone tells you they love you, it doesn’t mean they actually do.

 “The trauma of South Asian people escapes the confines of our own times. We’re not just healing from what’s been inflicted onto us as children… it is generations of pain embedded into our souls.

 “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?

 “I won’t let go cause being alone hurts more than chasing someone who’s left. But if you’ve left aren’t I already alone and surviving it?

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

 “I was music but you had your ears cut off.

“My heart is beating, and I’m breathing, and nothing anybody has ever done has changed that.”

 “Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry” 

 “People go but how they left always stays”

 “The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it – there is nothing purer than that” 


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