I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees.
Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.
I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.
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.
I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
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.
Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.
The enemies of the country and of freedom of the people have always denounced as bandits those who sacrifice themselves for the noble causes of the people.
Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit.
To be an artist, one must . . . never shirk from the truth as he understands it, never withdraw from life
I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim.
As an artist I have always tried to be faithful to my vision of life, and I have frequently been in conflict with those who wanted me to paint not what I saw but what they wished me to see.
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.
At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
I want a storm to come and flood us into a song that no one wrote.
I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy as long as I can paint.
I forgive those who murder and steal because they did it out of necessity, but a traitor never.
Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.
An artist is above all a human being, profoundly human to the core.
If the artist can't feel everything that humanity feels, if the artist isn't capable of loving until he forgets himself and sacrifices himself if necessary, if he won't put down his magic brush and head the fight against the oppressor, then he isn't a great artist.
The Mexican...is familiar with death. [He] jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it. It is one of his favorite toys and his most steadfast love.
Better to die on ones feet than to live on ones knees.
There is nothing more precious than laughter
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.
The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
Looking back upon my work today, I think the best I have done grew out of things deeply felt, the worst from a pride in mere talent.
The guitar is your first wings. It's assigned and designed to unfold your vision and imagination.
I found enormous opposition to my religion.
It's like if you want to strengthen your biceps, you lift heavy weight, as heavy as you can handle, and work your muscles against resistance until it grows strong. I had to do that with my religion.
Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.
I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.
Art is like ham-it nourishes people.
There's never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.
I paint flowers so they will not die.
They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds.
Your wrinkles either show that you're nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you're always smiling.
Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart
Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.
If there is no justice for the people, there be no peace for the government.
Happiness is not a destination or an experience. It's a decision.
There is no point to samba if it doesn't make you smile.
The supreme value is not the future but the present.
The future is a deceitful time that always says to us, 'Not Yet,' and thus denies us... Whoever builds a house for future happiness builds a prison for the present.
Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game.
Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past.
They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.
Humans believe so many lies because we aren’t aware.
We ignore the truth or we just don’t see the truth. When we are educated, we accumulate a lot of knowledge, and all that knowledge is just like a wall of fog that doesn’t allow us to perceive the truth, what really is.
I paint flowers so they will not die.
July 13, 1954 was the most tragic day of my life.
I had lost my beloved Frida forever. To late now I realized that the most wonderful part of my life had been my love for Frida.
A flower without a stem, is beauty waiting to die. A heart without love, is a tear waiting to cry.
La cucaracha, la cucaracha, Ya no quieres caminar, Porque no tienes, Porque le falta, Marihuana que fumar.
We cannot choose one desktop over the other - Gnome or KDE - because there's users for both code bases.
Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
Everything is a battlefield. If you fight with anger, you are part of the problem. If you fight with joy, you're part of the solution.
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.
Love is not a desire for beauty; it is a yearning for completion.
Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.