Frida Kahlo Quotes And Sayings

Frida Kahlo Quotes-Frida Kahlo is an indigenous Mexican painter. She is famous for her self-portraits of eye-catching and vivid colors that depict pain and passion. She is revered by feminists because of her portraiture of the female form.

By herself, she only wanted to show her interpretation of the world through her own eyes.

Here are some Frida Kahlo Quotes to help us see her world.

Pain is the message of her paintings

Frida grew up because of polio at the age of 6.  She had an accident which she almost lost her life. It was during recovery from the accident that started her career as a painter.

Even though that pain is depicted in her painting, “The Broken Column”, you can see her face pretty and courageous. The real inspiration we can see is victory over adversity.

Famous Frida Kahlo Quotes

“I am happy to be alive, as long as I can paint.” Frida Kahlo

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

“I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return.” Frida Kahlo

“I love you more than my own skin.” Frida Kahlo

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” Frida Kahlo

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” 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 paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” Frida Kahlo

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

‘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.” Frida Kahlo

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” Frida Kahlo

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

“Painting completed my life.” Frida Kahlo

“Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change,” 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

“The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and eyes. Aside from that, I like nothing. My head is too small.” Frida Kahlo

“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

“You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street.” Frida Kahlo

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

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

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.” Frida Kahlo

“Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” Frida Kahlo

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

I know myself best so I paint self-portraits.

Nobody knows us better than ourselves.  What others thought about us are just a pigment of who we are.  They can only see the things we want them to see.

The numerous self-portraits of Frida show the different angles of her thoughts in particular and her life in general.

I paint whatever takes place in my mind without consideration – Frida Kahlo Quotes

A painter paints the picture that she sees in her head, complete with colors and lines.  A writer writes the story that is featured in her imagination, full of characters and conflicts.

The sculpture sculpts the figure that she observed, in perfection or with deformities.  Frida does not consider the opinion of other people before she makes her masterpiece.  She completes her work first and let the critics run its own course.

Her triumph is in the completion of her image and nothing else.

I will leave happy and will never return – Frida Kahlo Quotes

Frida had a rough marriage with Diego Rivera.  She left him twice in the course of their relationship.  After her last farewell, she bid not to return to him.

In her painting, “The Two Fridas,” it portrays two different side of her.  The first Frida is her old self with a broken heart.  The second Frida portrays a modern woman happy and complete.

Painting makes my life complete – Frida Kahlo Quotes

Every person needs an outlet in their life in order to feel complete. Frida finds this channel through her artworks. She attained peace and satisfaction every time she immerses herself in her paintings.

How about you?  Do you have your own vehicle of release?  Do you have our own intimate activity that can give you satisfaction and inspiration?

Be motivated with Frida Kahlo Quotes.