53 Frida Kahlo Quotes To Motivate You

53 Frida Kahlo Quotes To Motivate You

If you want to know more about this Mexican woman, read these Frida Kahlo quotes to give you strength

Frida Kahlo quotes

Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) was a Mexican painter who became famous because of her awesome self-portraits. She suffered from polio when she was a little child and, as an adult, had a terrible bus accident which broke her spine and made her undergo at least 32 surgeries.

This prevented her from having a normal life and from moving for a long time. During this period she portrayed the pain she was suffering in her paintings, which ended up bringing her the fame she has nowadays, making her one of the greatest artists of all time.

However, besides her paintings, she has left us some valuable life lessons that will also help us understand the way she felt. In this article, you will find a compilation of the best Frida Kahlo quotes.

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

2"I paint flowers so they will not die."

3"I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality."

4"At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can."

5"I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive."

6"Pain, pleasure, and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence."

7"Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away."

8"I love you more than my own skin."

9"Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain."

10"The most interesting thing about Diego’s lies is that the ones involved in the imaginary tale get angry, not because of the lies, but the truth contained in the lies, which always comes forth."

11"Painting completed my life."

12"I want to be inside your darkest everything."

13"The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and eyes."

14"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."

15"My painting carries with it the message of pain."

16"Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing."

17"I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint."

18"I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving."

19"I am in agreement with everything my father taught me and nothing my mother taught me."

20"They're so damn intellectual and rotten that I can’t stand them anymore. I'd rather sit on the floor in Toluca market and sell tortillas than have anything to do with those artistic bitches of Paris."

21"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."

22"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."

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

24"I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you."

25"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best."

26"I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling."

27"Your word travels the entirety of space and reaches my cells which are my stars then goes to yours which are my light."

28"I was born a bitch. I was born a painter."

29"Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit."

30"I hope the exit is joyful. And I hope never to return."

31"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."

32"Can verbs be made up? I’ll tell you one. I heaven you, so my wings will open wide to love you boundlessly. I am not sick. I am broken."

33"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."

34"You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep."

35"I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better."

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

37"It is terrifying to see the rich having parties day and night while thousands and thousands of people are dying of hunger."

38"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."

39"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."

40"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."

41"I cannot speak of Diego as my husband because that term, when applied to him, is an absurdity. He never has been, nor will he ever be, anybody’s husband."

42"It was worthwhile to come here only to see why Europe is rotting, why all this people – good for nothing – are the cause of all the Hitlers and Mussolinis."

43"People in general are scared to death of the war and all the exhibition have been a failure, because the rich - don't want to buy anything."

44"I could kill that guy and eat it afterwards."

45"The industrial part of Detroit is really the most interesting side, otherwise it’s like the rest of the United States, ugly and stupid."

46"Diego was everything; my child, my lover, my universe."

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

48"Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing."

49"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."

50"I was a child who went about in a world of colors… My friends, my companions, became women slowly; I became old in instants."

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

52"Sexism and racism are parallel problems. You can compare them in some ways, buy they’re not at all the same. But they’re both symptoms inside the white male power structure."

53"You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so string they can smell it from the street."