33 Frida Kahlo Quotes That Will Inspire You to Follow Your Dreams

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Frida Kahlo Quotes To Help Bring Your Fantasies To Life

Frida Kahlo spoke many wise words that were far ahead of her time. In addition to being a brilliant painter, she had plenty of advice to share with the world.

Kahlo's art was often inspired by her Mexican culture. Throughout her lifetime, she suffered a great deal of physical and emotional trauma. However, Kahlo used art and creativity to persevere beyond the pains she had been plagued with. It's no wonder she left behind and endless amount of beautiful quotes for us to live by. Her most famous sayings remind us to hold onto love and hope as a source of inspiration.

We've gathered some of Kahlo's most powerful quotes. If you're feeling stuck or uneasy, allow these words to heal and motivate you. Kahlo's legacy reminds all of us that the sky is truly the limit.

Motivational Frida Kahlo Quotes You Didn't Know You Needed

  • "Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?"

  • "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 love you more than my own skin."

  • "I was a child who went about in a world of colors… My friends, my companions, became women slowly; I became old in instants."

  • "I am in agreement with everything my father taught me and nothing my mother taught me."

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

  • "The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and eyes."

  • "At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can."

Beautiful Frida Kahlo Quotes About Life

  • "I hope the exit is joyful. And I hope never to return."

  • "Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain."

  • "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."

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

  • "Can verbs be made up? I’ll tell you one. I heaven you, so my wings will open wide to love you boundlessly. I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint."

  • "You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin."

  • "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."

  • "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 Quotes To Instill Hope

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

  • "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 think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive."

  • "I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling."

  • "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."

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

  • "Pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence."

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

Frida Kahlo Quotes For Strength

  • "I want to be inside your darkest everything."

  • "It is terrifying to see the rich having parties day and night while thousands and thousands of people are dying of hunger…"

  • "I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you."

  • "I paint flowers so they will not die."

  • "You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep."

  • "Really, I do not know whether my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the frankest expression of myself."

  • "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."

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

  • "My painting carries with it the message of pain."

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