Book Thoughts: A Handful of My Favorite Quotes From Milk and Honey By Rupi Kaur

Book Thoughts: A Handful of My Favorite Quotes From Milk and Honey By Rupi Kaur


So, I just finished reading Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur yesterday, within an hour’s time. And I thought of writing a review about the book…but upon further thoughts, the book was so short and so insubstantial that I’m not quite sure what to write about even if I did decided to review it.

Instead of writing a half-assed review on Milk and Honey, I decided that I would just write out a simpler post highlighting the poems that I liked from the book. 




Mini Thoughts & Impromptu Review


I am not a poem reader, I don’t know how a poem should be savored. Perhaps my way of going at it was wrong, with me and my uncouth ways of reading. I have only ever known books that were filled with long sentences, not one that only has a handful of them per page. Maybe, had I read slower, absorbed and felt each and every implication of the word that the author wrote…maybe then, the book will have the intended impact that somehow made it a New York’s #1 Best Seller. But I didn’t, and whatever the author was trying to do with this novel, it missed me entirely.

While I didn’t think this book was all that revolutionary, it did opened my eyes to the world of poetry. It being my first poetry experience, despite how Tumblr-esque and hardcore feminism leaning this novel had been, I’m quite glad that I lost my poetry virginity with Milk and Honey. 

Being that Milk and Honey was my first taste of poetry, it gave the image of beauty yet the words not so exquisite that it is unattainable. And with that, it also opened my appetite and curiosity for more. There was a moment of disappointment when I finished this book, because my expectations for it could have been a tad too high. However, now that I have the time to distance myself from it and gave myself the time to think, I finally realized that despite it’s mediocrity, I am happy that Milk and Honey marks my first step into exploring more about the world of poetry. 





3 Words to Describe this Book







A Handful of My Favorite Quotes in “Milk & Honey”



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


“When you are broken
and he has left you
do not question
whether you were
the problem was
you were so enough
he was not able to carry it.”



milk honey rupi kaur quotes



“People go but how they left always stays.”





“I am water

soft enough
to offer life
tough enough
to drown it away.”





“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.”


it won’t
be love at
first sight when
we meet it’ll be love
at first remembrance cause
i’ve seen you in my mother’s eyes
when she tells me to marry the type
of man i’d want to raise my son to be like.”



milk honey rupi kaur quotes



“Don’t mistake
salt for sugar
if he wants to
be with you
he will
it’s that simple.”


“The next time you
have your coffee black
you’ll taste the bitter state he left you in
it will make you weep
but you’ll never
stop drinking
you’d rather have the
darkest parts of him
than have nothing.”





“I understand this world broke you. It has been so hard on your feet. I don’t blame you for not knowing how to remain soft with me. Sometimes I stay up thinking of all the places you are hurting which you’ll never care to mention. I come from the same aching blood. From the same bone so desperate for attention I collapse in on myself.


I am your daughter. I know the small talk is the only way you know how to tell me you love me.


Cause it’s the only way I know how to tell you.”





“Every revolution starts and ends with his lips.”



milk honey rupi kaur quotes



“Neither of us is happy but neither of us wants to leave so we keep breaking one another and calling it love.”


“Some people
are so bitter

to them
you must be kindest.”





“If you are not enough for yourself

you will never be enough for someone else.”





in love
with your solitude.”



milk honey rupi kaur quotes



“You are in the habit
of co-depending
on people to
make up for what
you think you lack
who tricked you
into believing
another person
was meant to complete you
when the most they can do is complement.”





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