Quotation Explorer - 'Warsan Shire'

It's not my responsibility to be beautiful. I'm not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me. - Warsan Shire
We took such care of tomorrow, but died on the way there. - Warsan Shire
Mother says there are locked rooms inside all women, kitchen of love, bedroom of grief, bathroom of apathy. Sometimes, the men, they come with keys, and sometimes the men, they come with hammers. - Warsan Shire
later that night i held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered where does it hurt?it answered everywhere everywhere everywhere. - Warsan Shire
Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself - what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat. - Warsan Shire
With you, intimacy colours my voice.even ‘hello’ sounds like ‘come here'. - Warsan Shire
The ego hurts you like this: you become obsessed with the one person who does not love you. blind to the rest who do. - Warsan Shire
At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before. - Warsan Shire
Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same. - Warsan Shire
How far have you walked for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps? - Warsan Shire
Don't assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don't say anything you can't stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel. - Warsan Shire
You tried to change didn’t you? Closed your mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake... You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. - Warsan Shire
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