30+ Frida Kahlo Quotes to Inspire You to Turn Your Pain Into Beauty

Frida Kahlo Quotes

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

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.

“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.

To paint is the most terrific thing that there is, but to do it well is very difficult.

I love you more than my own skin.”

Frida Kahlo Quotes

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

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

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

“ake a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit.”

Frida Kahlo Quotes

“I paint flowers so they will not die.

My painting carries with it the message of pain.

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

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 Quotes

“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.

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

“I am my own muse, the subject I know best.

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

Frida Kahlo Quotes

“You didn’t understand what I am. I am in love. I am a pleasure. I am the essence. I am an idiot. I am an alcoholic. I am tenacious. I am. I simply am. You are a sh*t, my love.

“I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.

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

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

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

Frida Kahlo Quotes

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

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

“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.

“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.

Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is a strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. The tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”

Frida Kahlo Quotes

“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.

“I find that Americans completely lack sensibility and good taste. They are boring, and they all have faces like unbaked rolls.

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

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

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

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