33 Frida Kahlo Quotes That Will Inspire Your Life

Frida Kahlo quotes have always been popular across the web. One of the most brilliant artists that the world had seen Frida Kahlo was born on 6th July in 1907 as Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo. She is well known for the rigid and magnificently colored self-portraits. Her major success came from the various exhibitions in New York City in the year 1938 and 1953. Apart from her paintings, she has also gained popularity because of the troubled relationship he had with his husband Diego Rivera, whom she got married to, divorced and remarried a year later.

Her work of art mostly portrayed pain, and she drew on the experiences that she was going through in her life. In her lifetime she painted around 143 paintings and almost half of the self-portraits symbolized mental and physical wounds.  She always said that she never painted dreams but her reality. In the year 1954, she died in Mexico city because of pulmonary embolism. Here are the best Frida Kahlo quotes that will inspire your life.

1. 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

2. I 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

3. 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

4. There is nothing more precious than laughter. – Frida Kahlo

5. My painting carries with it the message of pain. – Frida Kahlo

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

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

8. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing. – Frida Kahlo

9. 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

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

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

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

13. They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. – Frida Kahlo

14. I love you more than my own skin. – Frida Kahlo

15. I was born a bitch. I was born a painter. – Frida Kahlo

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

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

18. 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

19. I want to be inside your darkest everything. – Frida Kahlo

20. I hope the exit is joyful and I hope never to return. – Frida Kahlo

21. I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. – Frida Kahlo

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

23. Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly. – Frida Kahlo

24. I could kill that guy and eat it afterwards… – Frida Kahlo

25. At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. – Frida Kahlo

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. Every art needs perspective, whether surreal or unreal, doesn’t matter if it’s your own. – Frida Kahlo

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

Hope you enjoyed reading Frida Kahlo quotes. Let me know your favorite one in the comments below.

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Nakul Grover

Nakul Grover, author of Superhuman In You and the one who runs this blog. He has been writing on self-improvement since 2014. Featured on various websites, his works have helped thousands of people to live an extraordinary life. He loves spending his leisure hours in reading books and learning new skills.