41 Inspiring Quotes By Frida Kahlo, The Eminent Mexican Painter And Feminist Icon
Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
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. Feet, what do I need them for
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 flowers so they will not die. I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best. Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away. I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive. 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 want to be inside your darkest everything 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. 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. Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit. At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the train the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst. 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. 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. I love you more than my own skin. 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. I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. 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 am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better. I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim. Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain. I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you. I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. 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 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. "I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim." --
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.
I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving.
I am nauseated by all these rotten people in Europe - and these fucking "democracies" are not worth even a crumb.
I could kill that guy and eat it afterwards...
This upper class is disgusting and I'm furious at all these rich people here, having seen thousands of people in abject squalor. The industrial part of Detroit is really the most interesting side, otherwise it’s like the rest of the United States, ugly and stupid.