Frida Kahlo’s Best Quotes

 In Americanoizing

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form.

“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.”

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

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

“I was born a bitch.
I was born a painter.”

“There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the train the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.”

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

“There is nothing more precious than laughter”

“I love you more than my own skin.”

“Traté de ahogar mis penas… pero las condenadas aprendieron a nadar.”

“I paint flowers so they will not die.”

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

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

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

“Feet, what do I need them for
If I have wings to fly.”

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”

“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.”

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

“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 paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”

“They are so damn ‘intellectual’ and rotten that I can’t stand them anymore….I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those ‘artistic’ bitches of Paris.”

“I paint my own reality. 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.”

“The most important thing for everyone in Gringolandia is to have ambition and become ‘somebody,’ and frankly, I don’t have the least ambition to become anybody.”

“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.

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