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Milk and Honey: Inspirational Excerpts From Rupi Kaur’s Book

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Oneonta chapter.

I’m sure by now, pretty much all of us have heard of Rupi Kaur’s book, Milk and Honey. While reading its four chapters – the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing – you experience a rollercoaster of emotions. I definitely recommend this book because it is very relatable and easy to read. Towards the end of the book, I found myself feeling very uplifted and I wanted to share a few passages to help you experience that same refreshing feeling.


“it is part of the human experience to feel pain –

do not be afraid, open yourself to it”


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


“i thank the universe for taking everything it has taken and

giving to me everything it is giving”


“i know it’s hard, believe me. i know it feels like tomorrow will

never come and today will be the most difficult day to get

through. but I swear you will get through. the hurt will pass as

it always does, if you give it time and let it. so let it go, slowly,

like a broken promise – let it go”


“the world gives you so much pain and here you are making

gold out of it”


“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 much you loved them. how you touched the people

around you and how much you gave them”


If you like what you see here, be sure to get a copy of the book – there are two hundred pages of beautiful poems like these.

I'm a junior education major, from the east end of Long Island. I like the beach, coffee, and J.Crew. "to live would be an awfully big adventure"
Anna is a junior at SUNY Oneonta, studying Fashion Marketing and Computer Art. She hopes to turn these studies into a career in the fashion industry in New York City. Outside of writing for Her Campus, Anna spends her time obsessing over eyebrows, embroidering, and talking about her dogs.