Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.

— Frida Kahlo

The most revealing Frida Kahlo quotes that are free to learn and impress others

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

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

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Frida Kahlo quote At the end of the day, we can endure muc

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

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I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim.

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Frida Kahlo quote Take a lover who looks at you like maybe

Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.

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I wanted to tell you that my whole being opened for you.

Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty... love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain.

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Everyone's opinions about things change over time.

Nothing is constant. Everything changes. And to hold onto some dogged idea forever is a little rigid and maybe naive.

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I love you more than my own skin and even though you don’t love me the same way, you love me anyways, don’t you? And if you don’t, I’ll always have the hope that you do, and i’m satisfied with that. Love me a little. I adore you.

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Frida Kahlo quote I paint flowers so they will not die.

I paint flowers so they will not die.

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I want a storm to come and flood us into a song that no one wrote.

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I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy as long as I can paint.

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Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.

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There is nothing more precious than laughter

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

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I paint flowers so they will not die.

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About Frida Kahlo

Quotes 72 sayings
Nationality Mexican
Profession Artist
Birthday October 16

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

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

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pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence.

The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence

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There have been two great accidents in my life.

One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.

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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.

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Since my subjects have always been my sensations, my states of mind and the profound reactions that life has been producing in me, I have frequently objectified all this in figures of myself, which were the most sincere and real thing that I could do in order to express what I felt inside and outside of myself.

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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.

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I love you more than my own skin.

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It's not possible to present an accurate picture of our culture without all the voices of the people in the culture. So at the emerging level, you can't have a good survey art show without women and artists of color.

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Surrealism is the magical surprise of finding a lion in a wardrobe, where you were 'sure' of finding shirts.

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My painting carries with it the message of pain.

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I hope the exit is joyful and i hope never to return.

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I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.

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Your word travels the entirety of space and reaches my cells which are my stars then goes to yours which are my light.

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My blood is a miracle that, from my veins, crosses the air in my heart into yours.

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What would I do without the absurd and the ephemeral?

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

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I paint my own reality.

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

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Painting completed my life.

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Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.

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No moon, sun, diamond, hands — fingertip, dot, ray, gauze, sea.

pine green, pink glass, eye, mine, eraser, mud, mother, I am coming.

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... there is a skeleton (or death) that flees terrified in the face of my will to live.

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

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I never knew I was a surrealist till Andre Breton came to Mexico and told me I was.

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The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to.

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Mankind owns its destiny, and its destiny is the earth.

We are destroying it until we have no destiny.

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

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I was a child who went about in a world of colors.

.. My friends, my companions, became women slowly; I became old in instants.

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I am happy to be alive, as long as I can paint.

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Can one invent verbs? I want to tell you one: I sky you, so my wings extend so large to love you without measure.

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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.”

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Sexism and racism are parallel problems.

You can compare them in some ways, but they're not at all the same. But they're both symptoms inside the white male power structure.

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

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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.

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I don't know how to write love letters.

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I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive.

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