Rupi Kaur Quotes and Poetry to Love and Share

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Rupi Kaur Quotes - image via Rupi Kaur Facebook

We were delighted to discover the poet, illustrator, spoke poet – Rupi Kaur. When it comes to poetry, often every other sentence is a great quotable, so while there are so many wonderful Rupi Kaur quotes to share, we’re only using a few to get you warmed up to discovering more of her work through her books and videos.

If You’re Not a Poet or Into Poetry…

Poet or not, this is an inspiring example of how to: 

  • Grow your creative endeavors in the world
  • Write and communicate colorfully, descriptively and with meaning
    • Write good poetry that moves people
    • Spoken poetry – tell moving stories that entertain
    • Express yourself artfully
  • Turn pain into poetry and art

Who is Rupi Kaur?

Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet, illustrator, and author. By just 28 years old, Rupi has risen to fame. Notice… we never say “waited for fame”, or “happened upon success”. It’s always verbs.

Rupi’s rise to fame came through her sharing her work on Instagram and Tumblr through short visual poetry. Now she is an international phenomenon. 

Today, Rupi has over 759,000 following her on Facebook, and 4.3 million on Instagram as of this writing. Her poetry readings on YouTube have been viewed millions of times, even though she doesn’t even have her own YouTube channel. 

She’s been on top interview shows and news channels, and it all began with consistent daily creation and sharing. Rupi’s fans began asking for her poetry book before she had one.

Turned down by multiple publishers, today, her art is her passion and her profession. Rupi Kaur self published and because of her freely sharing her poetry, through social media and poetry readings, she built a following who are eager to buy her work.

That’s why it is essential for creators to put our work out in the world. We cannot wait to be “discovered” in our studio, at our keyboard or local art class.

Rupi is now a successful poet, uplifting, compassionate and empowering for people in general and women in particular.

At age 62, I especially appreciate this one she wrote on aging. It’s written along the lines of my own reflections of my weathered sun kissed skin. This empathic ability is one of her gifts. At age 28, Rupi is able to empathetically express the thoughts and feelings of an age she hasn’t yet been, as if it were her own.

give me laugh lines and wrinkles
i want proof of the jokes we shared
engrave the lines into my face like
the roots of a tree that grow deeper
with each passing year
i want sunspots as souvenirs
for the beaches we laid on
i want to look like i was
never afraid to let the world 
take me by hand
and show me what it’s made of
i want to leave this place knowing
i did something with my body
other than trying to 
make it look perfect
~Rupi Kaur

Aging poem by Rupi Kaur - Give me laugh lines and winklesI want proof of the jokes we shared

Rupi Kaur Quotes

Growth Quotes by Rupi Kaur

“you do not just wake up and become the butterfly—growth is a process”
~Rupi Kaur, artist, poet, author, b.10/4/1992

Rupi Kaur quote - image via Rupi Kaur
Image via Rupi Kaur Facebook

Healing and Rupi Kaur Quotes

“do not look for healing
at the feet of those
who broke you”
~Rupi Kaur, artist, poet, author, b.10/4/1992

SOURCE: Rupi Kaur’s book – Milk and Honey

Loneliness and Rupi Kaur Quotes

“loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.”
~Rupi Kaur, artist, poet, author, b.10/4/1992

SOURCE: Rupi Kaur’s book – Milk and Honey

Love and Rupi Kaur Quotes

“how you love yourself
is how you teach others
to love you”
~Rupi Kaur, artist, poet, author, b.10/4/1992

“i am a museum full of art
but you had your eyes shut”
~Rupi Kaur, artist, poet, author, b.10/4/1992

SOURCE: Rupi Kaur’s book – Milk and Honey

Self Worth Quotes by Rupi Kaur

“trying to convince myself
i am allowed
to take up space
is like writing with
my left hand
when i was born
to use my right.” 
~Rupi Kaur, artist, poet, author, b.10/4/1992

Soul Quotes by Rupi Kaur

“It takes monsters to steal souls
and fighters to reclaim them.”
~Rupi Kaur, artist, poet, author, b.10/4/1992

Strength and Rupi Kaur Quotes

“if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise”
~Rupi Kaur, artist, poet, author, b.10/4/1992

SOURCE: Rupi Kaur’s book – Milk and Honey

“the kindest words my father said to me
women like you drown oceans”
~Rupi Kaur, artist, poet, author, b.10/4/1992

SOURCE: Rupi Kaur’s book – Milk and Honey

Trailer for Rupi Kaur’s Debut Film, Rupi Kaur Live

This gorgeous production begins airs 4/30/21. Here’s the trailer for it


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