If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.

Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.

The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman.

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition.

Man is the only being who knows he is alone.

It's not the fault of the mouse, but of the one who offers him the cheese.

A person born to be a flower pot will not go beyond the porch.

 image quote by Frida Kahlo

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

The right time to dine is: for the rich man, when he is hungry;

and for the poor, when he has something to eat.

We were born to die anyhow.

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

What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.

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

We are condemned to kill time, thus we die bit by bit.

 image quote by Emiliano Zapata

Better to die on ones feet than to live on ones knees.

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!

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

Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society.

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.

Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.

Man does not speak because he thinks;

he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.

 image quote by Frida Kahlo

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

I'm a lapsed altar boy.

There's no doubt that Mexican men and women full of dignity, willpower and a capacity for work are doing the work that not even blacks want to do in the United States.

And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again. What a courageous man! So I have to think that pain is a blessing.

Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game.

My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.

One of the happiest days of my life is when I made five or six hundred pesos from a crop of watermelons I raise all on my own.

 image quote by Emiliano Zapata

Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.

I was never the diplomatic diplomat.

Painting completed my life.

My painting carries with it the message of pain.

I maintain my sanity by keeping my distance.

True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever-growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together.

 image quote by Mexican proverbs

They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds.

Death is not the biggest fear we have;

our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive - the risk to be alive and express what we really are.

There is no point to samba if it doesn't make you smile.

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.

The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.

In Mexico you have death very close. That's true for all human beings because it's a part of life, but in Mexico, death can be found in many things.

I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.

Today I'm committed to take care of your families like I've taken care of mine.

I want to make Mexico the best country to live in.

 image quote by Emiliano Zapata

If there is no justice for the people, there be no peace for the government.

I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.

By its very nature, the novel indicates that we are becoming.

There is no final solution. There is no last word.

Respect for the rights of others means peace.

If Wal-Mart invests a billion dollars and others invest $100 million, Wal-Mart is going to grow more.

CompUSA was a bad decision. We stayed too much with CompUSA, and we stayed too short with Apple.

There are people who are good for letters and others that are good for numbers.

 image quote by Carlos Slim

Live the present intensely and fully, do not let the past be a burden, and let the future be an incentive. Each person forges his or her own destiny.

Any personal crisis - you have to use it to get stronger.

I don't have business with any politicians.

We think that in Mexico, online trading of shares and financial instruments is not going to be as important as it is in the U.S. On days that there is a banking holiday in the U.S., you hardly see any movement here on the stock exchange.

We really think highly of the executives at SBC.

And Microsoft is one of the great companies of the 21st century. It is in all of our best interests to work together. In this new wave of technology, you can't do it all yourself; you have to form alliances.

I buy companies for strategic reasons and operate them.

When I was very young, maybe 12 years, I began to make investments.

 image quote by Frida Kahlo

I paint flowers so they will not die.

It's a society of knowledge and experience.

You have better experience and knowledge when you are 60, 65 and 70.

You should have more time for you during all of your life - not when you're 65 and retired.