The Sun and Her Flowers Quotes

Kaur, Rupi
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I think love starts here / everything else is just desire and projections / of all our wants needs and fantasies / but those externalities could never work out / if we didn't turn inward and learn / how to love ourselves in order to love other people"
-- Kaur (chapter 1 paragraph 2)

Importance: Here, Kaur undergoes an epiphany, in which she realizes the importance of self-love. Earlier in this poem, Kaur realizes that she has been equating love with an image of "medium-sized brown-skinned guy," who is her former lover (30). Kaur then discovers that love is much bigger than any one individual, and that in order to love anyone, we must first love ourselves. This emphasis on the importance of self-love persists throughout the rest of Kaur's collection.

rise / said the moon / and the new day came / the show must go on said the sun / life does not stop for anybody
-- The sun and the moon (chapter 1 paragraph 1-5)

Importance: Here, Kaur imagines a conversation between the sun and...

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