100 Frida Kahlo Famous Quotes On Love, Feminism, Art

This legendary artist Frida Kahlo quotes will inspire you and paint their beauty in your mind which will make your life more beautiful.

Frida Kahlo was born on 6 July 1907 was a Mexican painter famous for her self-portraits and works which were inspired by the nature. She was married to the famous Diego Rivera, and many say she surpassed him in talent and fame.

Frida Kahlo Inspirational Quotes

Kahlo’s life was not easy. At the age of 6, she contracted polio that makes one of her legs shorter and thinner than the other. She was bullied by her mates for her disability which also make her isolated for a long time.

When Kahlo was just 18, she had a bus accident in which she was terribly injured and during the time of recovery, she started painting, which was a childhood hobby.

Kahlo suffered multiple injuries including fractures of her spine, pelvis, ribs, and collarbones. Also, her shoulder was dislocated. This accident make her nearly lose her life and she required more than 30 surgeries to recover.

When Kahlo lived with her parents she described the atmosphere of her house as “very sad”. And when she married Diego Rivera in her early twenties, her mother disapproved. But her father thought the marriage would be a great deal because Diego was 20 years older than her and was Mexica’s one of the most successful artists so he could easily support Frida financially because, after her bus accident, Frida did not have the ability to work and needed constant expensive medical treatment.

Frida had a complicated pregnancy that led to miscarriage which caused a serious hemorrhage that kept her to be hospitalized for two weeks.

His husband, Diego had a womanizer reputation and cheated on her with different women. Despite everything Frida still loved him but she eventually stopped tolerating his behavior and divorce him when she found out he had an affair with her younger sister.

After the divorce, Frida contracted gangrene which made her right leg amputated at the knee. She struggled with severe depression and became an alcoholic. She used her pain and loss in form of art. Painting helped her to cope up with that hard time.

Her portraits are painted in a very unique style that’s not quite abstract, but also not realistic. She used vibrant colors and bold lines to create distinct shapes that are hard to ignore. Considering how recognizable her work is, it’s surprising that there aren’t many paintings by Frida Kahlo on the market today.

Frida Kahlo died on July 13, 1954, at the age of 47 years.

Here we are sharing a collection of Frida Kahlo quotes that will inspire you to turn your pain into passion.

Frida Kahlo Quotes

“Feet, what do I need you for when 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

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

“I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.” – Frida Kahlo

“I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim.” – Frida Kahlo

“No moon, sun, diamond, hands —
fingertip, dot, ray, gauze, sea.
pine green, pink glass, eye,
mine, eraser, mud, mother, I am coming.” – Frida Kahlo

“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t.” – 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

“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

Frida Kahlo Famous Quotes

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

“To feel the anguish of waiting for the next moment and of taking part in the complex current (of affairs) not knowing that we are headed toward ourselves, through millions of stone beings – of bird beings – of star beings – of microbe beings – of fountain beings toward ourselves.” – Frida Kahlo

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” – Frida Kahlo

“I hope the exit is joyful. And I hope never to return.” – Frida Kahlo

“The most interesting thing about the so-called lies of Diego is that, sooner or later, the ones involved in the imaginary tale get angry, not because of the lies, but because of the truth contained in the lies, which always comes forth.” – Frida Kahlo

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

“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.” – Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Love Quotes

“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

“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.” – 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 want to be inside your darkest everything.” – Frida Kahlo

“People in general are scared to death of the war and all the exhibitions have been a failure, because the rich don’t want to buy anything.” – Frida Kahlo

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

“Diego was everything; my child, my lover, my universe.” – Frida Kahlo

“I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.” – Frida Kahlo

“Love me a little. I adore you.” – Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Quotes About Her Husband, Diego

“Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” – Frida Kahlo

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

“You are all the combinations of numbers of life.” –Frida Kahlo

“Why do I need feet when I have wings to fly?”― Frida Kahlo

“To paint is the most terrific thing that there is, but to do it well is very difficult.” – Frida Kahlo

“I put on the canvas whatever comes into my mind.” – Frida Kahlo

“My painting carries with it the message of pain.” – 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

“Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain.” – Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Feminist Quotes

“Painting completed my life.” – 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

“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

“I love you more than my own skin.” – 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

“Don’t build a wall around your suffering. It may devour you from the inside.” – Frida Kahlo

“I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim.” – Frida Kahlo

“I am nothing but a “small damned” part of a revolutionary movement. Always revolutionary never dead, never useless.” – Frida Kahlo

“Everyone’s opinions about things change over time. Nothing is constant. Everything changes.” – Frida Kahlo

“To trap one’s self-suffering is to risk being devoured from the inside.” – Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Sayings And Phrases

“Through the round numbers and the colored nerves, the stars are made and the worlds are sounds.” – Frida Kahlo

“Years. Waiting with anguish hidden away, my spine broken, and the immense glance, footless through the vast path… Carrying on my life enclosed in steel.” – Frida Kahlo

“My toys were those of a boy: skates, bicycles.” – Frida Kahlo

“I’ll wait for you. You responded to a sense with your voice and I’m full of you, waiting for your words which will make me grow and will enrich me.” – Frida Kahlo

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

“What would I do without the absurd and the ephemeral?” – Frida Kahlo

“There is nothing left everything revolves.” – Frida Kahlo

“My blood is a miracle that, from my veins, crosses the air in my heart into yours.” – Frida Kahlo

“We like being sick to protect ourselves. Someone – something – always protects us from the truth – Our own ignorance and fear. Fear of everything – fear of knowing that we are no more than vectors direction construction and destruction to be alive.” – Frida Kahlo

“Mankind owns its destiny, and its destiny is the earth. We are destroying it until we have no destiny.” – Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Inspirational Quotes

“So forgotten and so firm. Snail shells and the bride-doll, is yours too – I mean, it is you.” – Frida Kahlo

“Quietly, the grief, loudly the pain. The accumulated poison love faded away. Mine was a strange world of criminal silences of strangers’ watchful eyes misreading the evil. Darkness in the daytime, I didn’t live the nights.” – Frida Kahlo

“A despair which no words can describe. I’m still eager to live. I’ve started to paint again. A little picture to give to Dr. Farill on which I’m working with all my love. I feel uneasy about my painting.” – Frida Kahlo

“I want a storm to come and flood us into a song that no one wrote.” – Frida Kahlo

“Your word travels the entirety of space and reaches my cells which are my stars then goes to yours which are my light.” – Frida Kahlo

“Of the opposite sex, I have the moustache and, in general, the face.” – 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

“I warn you that in this picture I am painting of Diego there will be colors which even I am not fully acquainted with. Besides, I love Diego so much I cannot be an objective speculator of him or his life.” – 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.” – Frida Kahlo

Best Frida Kahlo Quotes

“I don’t want anything to hurt him, nothing to bother him and rob him of the energy he needs for living, for living as he likes, for painting, seeing, loving, eating, sleeping, being by himself, being with someone…but I’d never want him to be sad. If I had good health, I would give him all of it, if I had youth, he could take it all.” – Frida Kahlo

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

“I’d like to paint you, but there are no colors, because there are so many, in my confusion, the tangible form of my great love.” – Frida Kahlo

“I never knew I was a surrealist till Andre Breton came to Mexico and told me I was.” – Frida Kahlo

“You too know that all my eyes see, all I touch with myself, from any distance, is Diego.” – Frida Kahlo

“… there is a skeleton (or death) that flees terrified in the face of my will to live.” – Frida Kahlo

“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.” – Frida Kahlo

“I am in agreement with everything my father taught me and nothing my mother taught me.” – Frida Kahlo

“You didn’t understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure. I am essence. I am an idiot. I am tenacious. I am. I simply am.” – Frida Kahlo

Frida Quotes About Life

“Nothing compares to your hands, nothing like the green-gold of your eyes. My body is filled with you for days and days. You are the mirror of the night. The violent flash of lightning. The dampness of the earth. The hollow of your armpits is my shelter. My fingers touch your blood. All my joy is to feel life spring from your flower-fountain that mine keeps filling all the paths of my nerves which are yours.” – Frida Kahlo

“I wanted to tell you that my whole being opened for you. Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty… love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain.” – 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

“From you to my hands, I caress your entire body, and I am with you for a minute and I am with myself for a moment. And my blood is the miracle which runs in the vessels of the air from my heart to yours.” – 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

“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 had something in my throat. It felt like I had swallowed the whole world.” – 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. I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.” – Frida Kahlo

“I have never expected anything from my work but the satisfaction I could get from it by the very fact of painting and saying what I couldn’t say otherwise.” – 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

Frida Kahlo Quotes About Art

“Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit.” – Frida Kahlo

“I wish I could do whatever I liked behind the curtain of “madness.” – Frida Kahlo

“The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and eyes.” – Frida Kahlo

“There is nothing more precious than laughter.” – Frida Kahlo

“There isn’t enough time there, isn’t enough nothing. There is only reality. What once was is long gone! What remains, are the transparent roots appearing transformed into an eternal fruit tree Your fruits already give scent your flowers give color blooming in the joy of wind and flower.” –
Frida Kahlo

“Sexism and racism are parallel problems. You can compare them in some ways, but they’re not at all the same. But they’re both symptoms inside the white male power structure.” – Frida Kahlo

“It’s not possible to present an accurate picture of our culture without all the voices of the people in the culture. So at the emerging level, you can’t have a good survey art show without women and artists of color.” – Frida Kahlo

“Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.” – Frida Kahlo

“All this anger has simply made me understand better that I love you more than my own skin, and that even though you don’t love me as much, you love me a little anyway — don’t you? If this is not true, I’ll always be hopeful that it could be, and that’s enough for me. – Frida Kahlo

“Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly.” – Frida Kahlo

Did you get inspired by these Frida Kahlo famous quotes?

Frida Kahlo’s paintings were so ahead of time which you will realize if you give them a thought. Her work is also characterized by bright colors and bold lines.

Not only her paintings but her life is itself a source of inspiration. How she went through pain and loss throughout her life and put everything into her paintings. She was way ahead of her time into women empowerment too. At the time, where women were not allowed to choose their career, she choose her path according to her will and was never afraid to speak what she believed in.

We hope these Frida Kahlo famous quotes on love, life and art will inspire you to find beauty in everything and live your life however you want.

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