Frida Kahlo Quotes

There have been many famous painters like Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso in history who have amazed the world with their paintings.

But there are some painters who got prestige after his death. One such painter was Frida Kahlo. Which was unknown to the world before she died. But 40 years after her death, she became a prominent person in the history of art.

Apart from this, Frida Kahlo was recognized as the icon of the Chicanos feminist movement.

Frida Kahlo on 15 June 1919 at the aged 11
Frida Kahlo on 15 June 1919 at the aged of 11

Frida Kahlo was born on 6 July 1907 in Mexico. Her real name was Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón. She is known for her self-portraits paintings that inspire by nature and Mexico city.

She loved to do paintings since childhood. And her father’s printmaker friend Fernando Fernández used to help him develop this skill.

In 1925, Kahlo started working after school to help her family. Later she started working as a stenographer for Fernández. Kahlo was a very good medical student in school. But at the age of 18, she had a bus accident and had to bear such pain for the rest of her life.

Frida Kahlo in 1926
Frida Kahlo in 1926

But this accident also happened a good thing in her life. After the accident, she had to stay in bed for 3 months. During this time, Frida Kahlo started to paint which she had left for a long time.

After recovery, she started her career as a medical illustrator. This increased her interest in science and art. 

Frida Kahlo’s paintings were inspired by European artists like Sandro Botticelli and Bronzino. She brought the thoughts going on in her mind in the paintings. Also, Painting helped Frida Kahlo a lot to know herself better.

In 1927, she also became interested in politics, so Frida joined the Mexican Communist Party. During this, she met Mexican artist Diego Rivera. The meeting turned into love and in 1929 they got married.

In 1937, the paintings of Frida Kahlo caught the attention of Surrealist artist André Breton. He liked Frida’s paintings very much. So in 1938 he held a solo exhibition of Frida’s paintings at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York and in 1939 in Paris.

Frida Kahlo with Her Husband Diego Rivera in 1932
Frida Kahlo with Her Husband Diego Rivera in 1932

In the 1940s she worked as an art teacher at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving and also became a founding member of the Mexican Culture Seminar.

Around the 1940s, her health had deteriorated a bit and it started getting worse day by day. In 1954, Frida Kahlo died at the age of 47 due to ill health and high fever.

After her death, no one knew her paintings and art until the 1970s. But later some art historians saw the paintings of Frida Kahlo and in the 1990s she was recognized as an important figure of art history.

Today her works are celebrated as symbols of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and Google also celebrates Frida Kahlo’s birthday with a google doodle.

So let’s take a look at this passionate feminist artist Frida Kahlo Quotes that reflect her painting love and will help us express ourselves.

Frida Kahlo Quotes :

Frida Kahlo Quotes
Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing. — Frida Kahlo Quotes

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

I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality. — Frida Kahlo

The day, or the hour, or the minute that I lived would be mine and everyone else’s – my madness would not be an escape from “reality”. — Frida Kahlo

I hope the exit is joyful and I hope never to return. — Frida Kahlo

It is terrifying to see the rich having parties day and night while thousands and thousands of people are dying of hunger. — Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Quotes
I paint flowers so they will not die. — Frida Kahlo Quotes

I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim. — Frida Kahlo

It’s not possible to present an accurate picture of our culture without all the voices of the people in the culture. — Frida Kahlo

I am nothing but a “small damned” part of a revolutionary movement. Always revolutionary never dead, never useless. — Frida Kahlo

Everyone’s opinions about things change over time. Nothing is constant. Everything changes. — Frida Kahlo

To trap one’s self-suffering is to risk being devoured from the inside. — Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Quotes
Pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. — Frida Kahlo Quotes

We like being sick to protect ourselves. Someone – something – always protects us from the truth. — Frida Kahlo

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

Mankind owns its destiny, and its destiny is the earth. We are destroying it until we have no destiny. — Frida Kahlo

To hold onto some dogged idea forever is a little rigid and maybe naive. — Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo’s Painting Love :

Frida Kahlo Quotes About Painting
I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint. — Frida Kahlo Quotes

My painting carries with it the message of pain. — Frida Kahlo

My paintings are well-painted, not nimbly but patiently. — Frida Kahlo

Painting completed my life. My painting took the place of all of this. I think work is the best. — Frida Kahlo

I put on the canvas whatever comes into my mind. — Frida Kahlo

What is Humor?

Frida Kahlo Quotes
There is nothing more precious than laughter. — Frida Kahlo Quotes

Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. — Frida Kahlo

Appreciate Honest People :

You deserve the best, the very best, because you are one of the few people in this lousy world who are honest. — Frida Kahlo

Express Yourself :

Frida Kahlo Quotes About Yourself
Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain. — Frida Kahlo Quotes

I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. the subject I want to know better. — Frida Kahlo

I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving. — Frida Kahlo

You did not understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure, I am essence, I am an idiot, I am an alcoholic, I am tenacious. I am; simply I am. — Frida Kahlo

I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best. — Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Love Quotes :

Frida Kahlo Love Quotes
You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry. — Frida Kahlo Quotes

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

I’d like to paint you, but there are no colors, because there are so many, in my confusion, the tangible form of my great love. — Frida Kahlo

I love you more than my own skin. — Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Quotes About Love
Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. — Frida Kahlo Quotes

Where you cannot love, do not delay. — Frida Kahlo

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. — Frida Kahlo

My blood is the miracle which runs in the vessels of the air from my heart to yours. — Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Inspirational Quotes :

Frida Kahlo Inspirational Quotes
Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change. — Frida Kahlo Quotes

The revolutionary struggle is the process that open a doorway to intelligence. — Frida Kahlo

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

Do whatever you liked behind the curtain of “madness”. — Frida Kahlo

The most important thing for everyone is to have ambition and become ‘somebody’. — Frida Kahlo

Think little by little and solve problems and survive. — Frida Kahlo

Don’t build a wall around your suffering. It may devour you from the inside. — Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Quotes About Life :

Frida Kahlo Quotes About Life
It is not worthwhile to leave this world without having had a little fun in life. — Frida Kahlo Quotes

No place in life is sadder than an empty bed. — Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Communism Quotes :

I’m more and more convinced it’s only through communism that we can become human. — Frida Kahlo

Today I’m in a better company than the last 20 years. I am a self and a communist. — Frida Kahlo