Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian poet, writer, activist and artist. She was born on April 27, 1990 in Beirut, Lebanon.

Najwa’s writing focuses mainly on topics of self-love, social justice and mental health. Her artwork is inspired by her own poetry and drawings.

Najwa currently resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

In May of 2018, Najwa released her first book of poetry entitled “Mind Platter”. The book contains over 100 poems that Najwa has written since she was 15 years old.

“Mind Platter” has gained critical acclaim from various sources such as CBC Books, The Globe and Mail and The National Post.

You will find below a curated collection of the best ‘Najwa Zebian’ quotes that you can read and share with others.

Najwa Zebian Quotes

Don’t blame life for what you do. That is so selfish and ignorant on your behalf. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Take responsibility for the choices you could have made but restrained yourself from making. ~ Najwa Zebian.

These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb. ~ Najwa Zebian.


Broken wings are a sign of struggle and strength. ~ Najwa Zebian.

If you love someone, you love them. You don’t allow your pride to stop you from expressing your love to them. ~ Najwa Zebian.

When pain knocks on your door, welcome it. Let it in. Sit with it. Have tea with it. Understand it. Then let it leave. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Letting go does not mean that you are giving up or that you are weak. It could just mean that you are no longer allowing what hurts you to control you. ~ Najwa Zebian.

This is when you realize that sometimes, just sometimes, you need to close your door so others can knock on it. Sometimes you need to stop shining so others can notice your existence. Sometimes you need to stop answering unasked questions so others can start wondering. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Beautiful Najwa Zebian Quotes

Don’t force yourself into places where you don’t belong. ~ Najwa Zebian.

The truth can be seen, but it is not believed until it is openly said. ~ Najwa Zebian.


You may be a disaster for a day, a month, or a year. Just don’t be a disaster forever. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Being a leader is about leading your own mind’s logic and leading your heart’s reason. Be cognizant of the decisions that your mind and heart make, and your life will be much more meaningful and rewarding. ~ Najwa Zebian.

You turn your back on yourself when you allow every closed door to stop you from moving on to the next one. ~ Najwa Zebian.

If you cannot appreciate what you don’t have before you have it, you will not appreciate it after you have it. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Heart-Touching Najwa Zebian Quotes

My heart aches in corners I did not know existed. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Do you know what it feels like to be wounded and told that you caused the wound to yourself by choosing to be where the harm landed? ~ Najwa Zebian.

Your opinion of me does not equal my self-worth. ~ Najwa Zebian.


Keep your heart beautiful. The world needs that. ~ Najwa Zebian.

I am not better than you because of my religion, color, culture, education, status, wealth, etc. I am not, and neither are you, I must accept, and so should you, that there are differences between us that we were born into. ~ Najwa Zebian.

For them to see you shine, you must stay far away, for you are just like the sun, when you are too close, your light makes them blind. And when you are too far, they seek you. So let them seek you. ~ Najwa Zebian.

It is your choice to either stay halfway through or to continue your journey once you start it, to reach that destination of the person you know you can be. ~ Najwa Zebian.


You don’t need to explain why you’re protecting your soul from harm. You really don’t. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Stop dwelling in the past. No, you could not have known better. No, you would not do things differently if you went back. No, they would not have treated you differently if you had acted, looked, or cared differently. They are who they are regardless of who you are. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Profound Najwa Zebian Quotes

Najwa is a Lebanese-Canadian poet and artist. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1990. Najwa moved to Canada when she was sixteen years old. She started writing poems when she was in high school.

We all dream profusely every night, yet by morning we’ve forgotten ninety percent of what went on. That’s why poets are such important members of society. Poets remember our dreams for us. ~ Najwa Zebian.

We don’t make ourselves compassionate; we are born compassionate. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Do not spend your life wondering about what could have been after the light that was present to lead your way was dimmed by the life you thought you were living. ~ Najwa Zebian.


Use your eyes to see into people’s hearts, not the way that they make their hearts appear. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Life is not fair, but we can choose to be fair humans even if life or other humans choose to be unfair to us. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Be good to people because you are investing in goodness, consideration, honesty, generosity, and compassion, because those qualities have never failed to be rewarding. Treat people righteously because you are investing in the righteousness of yourself, and, trust me, you will get something in return. You will be happy. You will be content. You will be truly free. ~ Najwa Zebian.

We base our happiness on events that may happen in the future: If this happens, I will be truly happy. What about now? What about all of the things happening in your life now? Are they really not good? Or just not good enough? Reflect, reflect, reflect. Don’t be quick to judge how regretful or amazing your past was, how good or bad your present is, or how great your future will be. Be content with now. Anticipate a better, rather than anticipating a good. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Lovely Najwa Zebian Quotes

Don’t break a heart and then tell it to love. ~ Najwa Zebian.

If they don’t appreciate your presence, they may never recognize your absence. ~ Najwa Zebian.

To the heart in you, don’t be afraid to feel. To the sun in you, don’t be afraid to shine. To the love in you, don’t be afraid to heal. To the ocean in you, don’t be afraid to rage. To the silence in you, don’t be afraid to break. ~ Najwa Zebian.


I broke my soul trying to mend yours. ~ Najwa Zebian.

These mountains you were carrying, you were only supposed to climb. ~ Najwa Zebian.

You can draw a path for your life and have all of your goals set. You can change yourself as much as possible and change things around you just to reach those goals. ~ Najwa Zebian.

If you ever get the chance to treat them the way they treated you, I hope you choose to walk away and do better. ~ Najwa Zebian.

May your heart always be kind even though the world out there could shatter you for being kind. It is kindness that makes you brave. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Best Najwa Zebian Quotes

The reality you live in is partially up to you. The fantasy you live in is entirely up to you. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Just because people don’t complain to you doesn’t mean that they don’t have problems. It means that they’ve learned to accept their problems and deal with them without wanting you to worry. They think of how to keep you happy while you wonder how they could be so happy. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Never wish them pain. That’s not who you are. If they caused you pain, they must have pain inside. Wish them healing. That’s what they need. ~ Najwa Zebian.


Never underestimate the power of fate. It can knock down the highest of goals that seem guaranteed in your life. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Reflecting is essential, but regret should not ground you in the past. It should make you grateful that you have a conscious mind that realized right from wrong. It should give you strength to wisely use your present to make your future better. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Life is about giving and taking. You cannot expect to give bad and receive good. You cannot expect to give good and receive bad. Does it happen? Yes, but don’t make that an excuse for you to keep doing what you know is wrong. ~ Najwa Zebian.

Today I decided to forgive you. Not because you apologized, or because you acknowledged the pain that you caused me, but because my soul deserves peace. ~ Najwa Zebian.

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