Frida Kahlo Quotes

Frida Kahlo is Mexican painter and feminist icon, popular with her self-portraits.

Frida Kahlo quots“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.”

“Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly?”

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

“I hope the exit is joyful and i hope never to return.”

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

“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”

“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.”

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

“I paint flowers so they will not die.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“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 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”.”

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

“i was born a bitch.
i was born a painter.”

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

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

“There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the train the other was Diego. Diego was
by far the worst.”

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

“There is nothing more precious than laughter.”

“I want to be inside your darkest everything.”

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