Frida Kahlo Quotes

Frida Kahlo Quotes for Strength and Inspiration, Powerful Sayings

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. Kahlo has been described as a surrealist or magical realist. She is known for painting about her experience of chronic pain.

In her well-known quotations, the artist discusses the value of art, love, and being true to oneself. She also touches on the essence of life, sorrow, suffering, and many other topics.

Frida Kahlo Quotes to Make You Think. These short Frida Kahlo quotes may inspire and empower you to find your own voice in this world.

Famous Frida Kahlo Quotes in English. Here are a collection of famous quotes from Frida Kahlo in English.



Short quotes by Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Quotes About Love and Pain:
  • There is nothing more precious than laughter. -- Frida Kahlo
  • At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I want to be inside your darkest everything. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I was born a bitch. I was born a painter. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Where you cannot love, do not delay. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Sometimes you have to forget what you feel, and remember what you deserve. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain. -- Frida Kahlo
  • My painting carries with it the message of pain. -- Frida Kahlo
  • feet, what do I need you for if I have wings to fly? -- Frida Kahlo
  • At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Why do I need feet when I have wings to fly? -- Frida Kahlo
  • I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint. -- Frida Kahlo
  • To wall off your own suffering is to risk it devouring you from the inside. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I paint flowers so they will not die. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I want to be inside your darkest everything. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I paint flowers so they will not die. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I love you more than my own skin. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I hope the exit is joyful and I hope never to return. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Today is like always. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you. -- Frida Kahlo
  • It is terrifying to see the rich having parties day and night while thousands and thousands of people are dying of hunger. -- Frida Kahlo



Frida Kahlo Quotes for Strength and Inspiration, Powerful Sayings

  • The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and eyes. -- Frida Kahlo
  • There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the train the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I’m more and more convinced it’s only through communism that we can become human. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I was a child who went about in a world of colors… My friends, my companions, became women slowly; I became old in instants. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. -- Frida Kahlo
  • If you act like you know what you're doing, you can do whatever you want. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I am in agreement with everything my father taught me and nothing my mother taught me. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I love you more than my own skin and even though you don’t love me the same way, you love me anyways, don’t you? And if you don’t, I’ll always have the hope that you do, and i’m satisfied with that. Love me a little. I adore you. -- Frida Kahlo
  • The most important thing for everyone in Gringolandia is to have ambition and become 'somebody,' and frankly, I don't have the least ambition to become anybody. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best. -- Frida Kahlo
  • You deserve the best, the very best, because you are one of the few people in this lousy world who are honest to themselves, and that is the only thing that really counts. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Can verbs be made up? I'll tell you one. I heaven you, so my wings will open wide to love you boundlessly. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I am nauseated by all these rotten people in Europe - and these fucking "democracies" are not worth even a crumb. -- Frida Kahlo
  • What I wanted to express very clearly and intensely was that the reason these people had to invent or imagine heroes and gods is pure fear. Fear of life and fear of death. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I wish I could do whatever I liked behind the curtain of “madness”. Then: I’d arrange flowers, all day long, I’d paint; pain, love and tenderness, I would laugh as much as I feel like at the stupidity of others, and they would all say: “Poor thing, she’s crazy!” (Above all I would laugh at my own stupidity.) I would build my world which while I lived, would be in agreement with all the worlds. The day, or the hour, or the minute that I lived would be mine and everyone else’s - my madness would not be an escape from “reality”. -- Frida Kahlo
  • They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. -- Frida Kahlo
  • pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence. -- Frida Kahlo
  • They are so damn 'intellectual' and rotten that I can't stand them anymore...I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris. -- Frida Kahlo
  • You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I must fight with all my strength so that the little positive things that my health allows me to do might be pointed toward helping the revolution. The only real reason for living. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I think it's best we split up and I go play my music somewhere else with all my bourgeois prejudices of allegiance. -- Frida Kahlo
  • The industrial part of Detroit is really the most interesting side, otherwise it’s like the rest of the United States, ugly and stupid. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Painting completed my life. I lost three children and a series of other things that would have fulfilled my horrible life. My painting took the place of all of this. I think work is the best. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows. But now the damned things have learned to swim ,and now decency and good behavior weary me. -- Frida Kahlo
  • This upper class is disgusting and I'm furious at all these rich people here, having seen thousands of people in abject squalor. -- Frida Kahlo
  • They sit for hours in the "cafes" warming their precious behinds, and talk without stopping about "culture" "art" "revolution" and so on and so forth, thinking themselves the gods of the world, dreaming the most fantastic nonsenses and poisoning the air with theories and theories that never come true. -- Frida Kahlo
  • Painting completed my life. I lost three children and a series of other things that would have fulfilled my horrible life. My painting took the place of all of this. I think work is the best. -- Frida Kahlo
  • I don't give a shit what the world thinks. I was born a bitch, I was born a painter, I was born fucked. But I was happy in my way. You did not understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure, I am essence, I am an idiot, I am an alcoholic, I am tenacious. I am; simply I am ... You are a shit. -- Frida Kahlo
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