32 Warsan Shire Quotes That Perfectly Describe Love, Heartbreak, and Everything In Between

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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.
Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.
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.
When I love, I love: wholly, thoroughly, completely, drowning in everything. Every glance can be a conversation, eyes just playing and saying what needs to be said. Silence is loud, and the air becomes heavy. I want you. I want all of you.
It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for…

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