Frida Kahlo was a famous Mexican painter who is most known for her uncompromising and brightly colored self-portraits that explored on the topics of identity, the human body, and death.

She is well-known for her paintings depicting her severe suffering.

I’ve curated a list of some of the best quotes by Frida Kahlo for you.


Best Frida Kahlo Quotes about Love, Strength, Feminism, and Inspiration

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

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2. “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).

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3. “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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4. “I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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5. “I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

6. “Painting completed my life.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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7. “You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

8. “I want to be inside your darkest everything.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

9. “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).

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10. “I paint flowers so they will not die.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

11. “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).

12. “People in general are scared to death of the war and all the exhibitions have been a failure, because the rich don’t want to buy anything.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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

14. “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

15. “Love me a little. I adore you.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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

12. “My painting contains in it the message of pain. I think that at least a few people are interested in it. It’s not revolutionary. Why keep wishing for it to be belligerent? I can’t.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

13. “I paint flowers to prevent them from dying.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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14. “Her view of life, she told a friend, was: ‘Make love. Take a bath. Make love again.’” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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15. “What would I do without the absurd and the ephemeral?” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

16. I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

17. “I am in agreement with everything my father taught me and nothing my mother taught me.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

18. “I must fight with all my strength so that the little positive things that my health allows me to do might be pointed toward helping the revolution. The only real reason for living.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

19. “To paint is the most terrific thing that there is, but to do it well is very difficult.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

20. “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).

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21. “I put on the canvas whatever comes into my mind.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

22. “You are all the combinations of numbers of life.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

23. “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).

24. “I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

25. “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.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

26. “Why do I need feet when I have wings to fly?”― (Frida Kahlo).

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27. “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).

28. “I love you more than my own skin.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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

30. “I had something in my throat. It felt like I had swallowed the whole world.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

31. “I hope the exit is joyful. And I hope never to return.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

32. “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

33. “Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

34. “And to hold onto some dogged idea forever is a little rigid and maybe naive.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

35. Loyalty is important to me. Can you be loyal?” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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36. “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

37. “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).

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38. “I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

39. “I wish I could do whatever I liked behind the curtain of “madness.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

40. “No moon, sun, diamond, hands – fingertip, dot, ray, gauze, sea. pine green, pink glass, eye, mine, eraser, mud, mother, I am coming.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

41. “I just want your serious opinion.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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42. “I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

43. “Your word travels the entirety of space and reaches my cells which are my stars then goes to yours which are my light.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

44. “They say never trust a limping dog or the tears of a woman.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

45. I’d like to paint you, but there are no colors, because there are so many, in my confusion, the tangible form of my great love. ~ (Frida Kahlo).

46. “I have suffered two grave accidents in my life, one in which a streetcar knocked me down… The other accident is Diego.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

47. “Surrealism is the magical surprise of finding a lion in a wardrobe, where you were ‘sure’ of finding shirts.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

48. “My painting carries with it the message of pain.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

Inspiring Frida Kahlo Quotes

49. “Don’t build a wall around your own suffering, it may devour you from the inside.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

50. “Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

51. “I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

52. “At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can.”― (Frida Kahlo).

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

54. “Don’t build a wall around your suffering. It may devour you from the inside.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

55. “I have never expected anything from my work but the satisfaction I could get from it by the very fact of painting and saying what I couldn’t say otherwise.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

56. “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).

57. “It is terrifying to see the rich having parties day and night while thousands and thousands of people are dying of hunger.”- (Frida Kahlo).

58. “I was a child who went about in a world of colors… My friends, my companions, became women slowly; I became old in instants.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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59. “Diego was everything; my child, my lover, my universe.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

60. “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).

61. “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).

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62. “My paintings are well-painted, not nimbly but patiently.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

63. “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).

64. “What do you think matters most for a good marriage?” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

65. “Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

66. “Painting completed my life. I lost three children and a series of other things that would have fulfilled my horrible life. My painting took the place of all of this. I think work is the best.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

66. “There is nothing left everything revolves.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

67. “Through the round numbers and the colored nerves the stars are made and the worlds are sounds.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

68. “Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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69. “My toys were those of a boy: skates, bicycles.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

70. “My blood is a miracle that, from my veins, crosses the air in my heart into yours.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

71. “Everyone’s opinions about things change over time. Nothing is constant. Everything changes.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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72. “To trap one’s self-suffering is to risk being devoured from the inside.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

73. “I’ll wait for you. You responded to a sense with your voice and I’m full of you, waiting for your words which will make me grow and will enrich me.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

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74. “Years. Waiting with anguish hidden away, my spine broken, and the immense glance, footless through the vast path… Carrying on my life enclosed in steel.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

75. “A despair which no words can describe. I’m still eager to live. I’ve started to paint again. A little picture to give to Dr. Farill on which I’m working with all my love. I feel uneasy about my painting.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

76. “The most interesting thing about the so-called lies of Diego is that, sooner or later, the ones involved in the imaginary tale get angry, not because of the lies, but because of the truth contained in the lies, which always comes forth.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).

77. “I want a storm to come and flood us into a song that no one wrote.” ~ (Frida Kahlo).



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