Frida Kahlo Quotes

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was not only known for her captivating portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature but also for her deeply profound quotes. Explore the passion, strength, and resilience behind her words, as you dive into her thoughts on art, love, and life. Powerful Frida Kahlo’s quotes will inspire you to conquer life’s challenges and empower you to be your authentic self in every moment.

Best Frida Kahlo Quotes

I paint self portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. Frida Kahlo

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? Frida Kahlo

I paint flowers so they will not die. 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

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? 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

They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. Frida Kahlo

Since my subjects have always been my sensations, my states of mind and the profound reactions that life has been producing in me, I have frequently objectified all this in figures of myself, which were the most sincere and real thing that I could do in order to express what I felt inside and outside of myself. Frida Kahlo

Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Frida Kahlo

I put on the canvas whatever comes into my mind. 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

My toys were those of a boy skates, bicycles. Frida Kahlo

I am my own muse, the subject I know best. Frida Kahlo

I don’t know how to write love letters. 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 am in agreement with everything my father taught me and nothing my mother taught me. Frida Kahlo

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. Frida Kahlo

There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst. Frida Kahlo

Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Frida Kahlo

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

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I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving. Frida Kahlo

Really, I do not know whether my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the frankest expression of myself. Frida Kahlo

Don’t build a wall around your suffering. It may devour you from the inside. 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

Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away. Frida Kahlo

They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. 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

The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and eyes. Aside from that, I like nothing. My head is too small. 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 find that Americans completely lack sensibility and good taste. They are boring, and they all have faces like unbaked rolls. 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 leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you. 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

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. Frida Kahlo

My painting carries with it the message of pain. Frida Kahlo

I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim. 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

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

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 love you more than my own skin. 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 artisticbitches of Paris. Frida Kahlo

Fall in love with yourself, with life, and then with whoever you want. Frida Kahlo

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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

I would like to give you everything I never had, but not even then would you know how beautiful is it to love you. 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

The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to. 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

You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin. 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

I was a child who went about in a world of colors. 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 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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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

You too know that all my eyes see, all I touch with myself, from any distance, is Diego. The caress of fabrics, the color of colors, the wires, the nerves, the pencils, the leaves, the dust, the cells, the war and the sun, everything experienced in the minutes of the non clocks and the non calendars and the empty non-glances, is him. Frida Kahlo

Perhaps it is expected that I should lament about how I have suffered living with a man like Diego. But I do not think that the banks of a river suffer because they let the river flow, nor does the earth suffer because of the rains, nor does the atom suffer for letting its energy escape. To my way of thinking, everything has its natural compensation. Frida Kahlo

My paintings are well painted, not nimbly but patiently. My painting contains in it the message of pain. I think that at least a few people are interested in it. It’s not revolutionary. Why keep wishing for it to be belligerent? I can’t. 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

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 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

This is how it feels to be in this broken female body. This is how it feels to be alone. This is how it feels to be me. I dare you to lookand once you look, I’m going to make sure you cannot look away. Frida Kahlo

My paintings are well painted, not nimbly but patiently. My painting contains in it the message of pain. I think that at least a few people are interested in it. It’s not revolutionary. Why keep wishing for it to be belligerent? I can’t. 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 this. I think work is the best. Frida Kahlo