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A collection of thoughts and quotations by Frida Kahlo on love, wings, friends, women, loneliness, mind, life, sex, dreams, canvas, colors and painting.

41 Inspiring Quotes By Frida Kahlo, The Eminent Mexican Painter And Feminist Icon

Quick Facts

Famous As: Painter

Born On: July 6, 1907

Died On: July 13, 1954

Born In: Coyoacán

Died At Age: 47

Frida Kahlo du Rivera, born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon, was a Mexican painter. She was afflicted with polio as a child and started her school education a few years later than usual; however she excelled in academics and went on the study at the prestigious National Preparatory School. It was after an accident that she started painting in order to keep herself occupied and made a mark as a painter of self portraits. Kahlo’s work was rooted in magic realism and surrealism, even though they were self portraits. Some of her noted works include, ‘Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress’, ‘Henry Ford Hospital’, ‘The Two Fridas’, ‘Diego And I’, ‘The Suicide Of Dorothy Hale’, ‘The Wounded Deer’, ‘Without Hope’, ‘My Dress Hangs There’ and ‘The Wounded Table’ among others. She was someone who was well ahead of her time. Her paintings depicted strong feminist leanings. She was an idol of strength, patience and endurance. She was an outspoken person and the intensity of her anguish is well depicted by her drawings. We bring to you a collection of thoughts, sayings and quotes excerpted from her work, paintings, sketches and drawings. Read on a collection of quotations, thoughts and sayings by Frida Kahlo that describe her agony and also reflect lustre of hope.

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

Frida Kahlo

Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly.

Frida Kahlo

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

Frida Kahlo

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

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 paint flowers so they will not die.

Frida Kahlo

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

Frida Kahlo

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

Frida Kahlo

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

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

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

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

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

Frida Kahlo

I was born a bitch. i was born a painter.

Frida Kahlo

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

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 train the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.

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

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

My painting carries with it the message of pain.

Frida Kahlo

I love you more than my own skin.

Frida Kahlo

I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows. But now the damned things have learned to swim ,and now decency and good behavior weary me.

Frida Kahlo

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

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

There is nothing more precious than laughter

Frida Kahlo

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

Frida Kahlo

I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim.

Frida Kahlo

Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain.

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 never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.

Frida Kahlo

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

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 drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim." --

Frida Kahlo

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

Frida Kahlo

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

Frida Kahlo

I am nauseated by all these rotten people in Europe - and these fucking "democracies" are not worth even a crumb.

Frida Kahlo

Te vas? No. Alas rotas.

Frida Kahlo

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

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

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

Frida Kahlo