Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Quotes

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“Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur is a collection of poetry about love, loss, trauma, abuse, healing, and femininity.

It is split into four chapters each chapter serves a different purpose deals with a different pain heals a different heartache milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look”

Book Quotes

“you have sadness

living in places

sadness shouldn’t live”


“you might not have been my first love

but you were the love that made

all the other loves



“how do you turn

a forest fire like me

so soft i turn into

running water”


“your name is

the strongest

positive and negative

connotation in any language

it either lights me up or

leaves me aching for days”


“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”


“when my heart is broken

i don’t grieve

i shatter”


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


“the world

gives you

so much pain

and here you are

making gold out of it”


“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”


“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”


-from Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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