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.
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.
We are condemned to kill time, thus we die bit by bit.
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.
At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
I hope the exit is joyful and i hope never to return.
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!
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.
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.
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.
Better to die on ones feet than to live on ones knees.
Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society.
Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
My painting carries with it the message of pain.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
I paint flowers so they will not die.
Painting completed my life.
Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.
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.
Being the only non-Black was a unique experience.
After a few weeks, you're not aware of skin color differences. You see the color; you're not blind, but it doesn't matter. You see the human being first.
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.
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.
The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game.
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.
They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds.
My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.
I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.
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.
Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.
I am my own muse, the subject I know best.
I don't know how to write love letters.
If there is no justice for the people, there be no peace for the government.
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.
I am happy to be alive, as long as I can paint.
I was a child who went about in a world of colors.
.. My friends, my companions, became women slowly; I became old in instants.
At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can.
I was in love once, and it was terrible.
I was never the diplomatic diplomat.
I paint flowers so they will not die.
I maintain my sanity by keeping my distance.
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.
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.
By its very nature, the novel indicates that we are becoming.
There is no final solution. There is no last word.
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.
Sometimes God writes straightforward in twisted lines.
Many artists in Mexico fight to be the Latina Madonna.
I don't want that! Never! Maybe she's the American Gloria Trevi!