45 Frida Kahlo Quotes for Strength and Inspiration

The legendary artist is still an icon and inspiration to admirers today, and these Frida Kahlo quotes will paint their beauty in your mind.

Open your mind to all the colors and explore these quotes with an open heart, ready to be inspired!

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What are the benefits of reading these Frida Kahlo quotes?

Frida Kahlo has been a long-time icon of mine.

Her trailblazing inspires the:

  • art I create
  • woman I am
  • boundaries I know I can push

Frida was SO far ahead of her time.

When you look back, you would be in awe.

If you read her diary from the last year of her life, so full of emotion and art, you see that the “Art journal” is not the new fad they claim to be.

But she was doing it out of art and instinct many decades ago.

This woman dealt with and survived a great deal but always did so with a sense of pride, strength, and dignity.

I hope you will be inspired by her as much as I am.

Born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón on July 6, 1907, in Mexico City, Frida enjoyed art from an early age.

She died on 13 July 1954 at 47.

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Frida Kahlo Quotes About Love and Pain

1. “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” – Frida Kahlo

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2. “I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” – Frida Kahlo

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3. “Painting completed my life.” – Frida Kahlo

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4. “Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain.” – Frida Kahlo

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5. “I hope the exit is joyful. And I hope never to return.” – Frida Kahlo

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6. “Pain, pleasure, and death are no more than a process for existence.” – Frida Kahlo

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7. “Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” – Frida Kahlo

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8. “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” – Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo quotes about life

9. “My painting carries with it the message of pain.” – Frida Kahlo

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10. “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.” – Frida Kahlo

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11. “I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.” – Frida Kahlo

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12. “At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can.”― Frida Kahlo

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13. “I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.” – Frida Kahlo

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14. “I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim.” – Frida Kahlo

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15. “Really, I do not know whether my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the frankest expression of myself.” – Frida Kahlo

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16. “Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” – Frida Kahlo

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17. “You are all the combinations of numbers of life.” –Frida Kahlo

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18. “I paint flowers so they will not die.” – Frida Kahlo

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

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20. “Why do I need feet when I have wings to fly?”― Frida Kahlo

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21. “To paint is the most terrific thing that there is, but to do it well is very difficult.” – Frida Kahlo

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22. “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t.” – Frida Kahlo

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23. “I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.” – Frida Kahlo

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24. “I put on the canvas whatever comes into my mind.” – Frida Kahlo

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25. “Diego was everything; my child, my lover, my universe.” – Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo Quotes To Stay Strong and Embrace Life

26. “My toys were those of a boy: skates, bicycles.” – Frida Kahlo

27. “The most powerful art is to make pain a healing talisman.” – Frida Kahlo

28. “I don’t know how to write love letters.” – Frida Kahlo

29. “The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to.” – Frida Kahlo

30. “I must fight with all my strength so that the little positive things my health allows me to do might be pointed toward helping the revolution. The only real reason for living.” – Frida Kahlo

31. “I lost three children and a series of other things that would have fulfilled my horrible life. My painting took the place of all of this.” – Frida Kahlo

32. “Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.” – Frida Kahlo

33. “I want to be inside your darkest everything.” – Frida Kahlo

34. “Your word travels the entirety of space and reaches my cells which are my stars then goes to yours which are my light.” – Frida Kahlo

35. “I want a storm to come and flood us into a song that no one wrote.” – Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo Quotes To Inspire  Love

36. “I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving.” – Frida Kahlo

37. I have no words to tell you how much I been suffering and knowing how much I love Diego you must understand that these troubles will never end in my life.” – Frida Kahlo

38. “As always, when I walk away from you, I carry your world and your life with me, and that’s what I can’t recover from.” – Frida Kahlo

39. “I do not want a half-hearted love, torn and cut in half.”-Frida Kahlo

40. “You deserve a lover who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isn’t afraid to fall.” – Frida Kahlo

41. “Never in all my life will I forget your presence. You found me torn to pieces, and you sent me back whole, complete.”  – Frida Kahlo

42. “Fall in love with yourself, with life, and then with whoever you want.” – Frida Kahlo

43. “Love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain.” – Frida Kahlo

44. “You didn’t understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure.” – Frida Kahlo

45. “You too know that all my eyes see, all touch with myself, from any distance, is you.” – Frida Kahlo

What are your thoughts on these powerful Frida Kahlo quotes?

I hope that you have found some inspiration and insight from the words of Frida.

Long before it was “allowed” or acceptable, she was paving the way for strong women to do what they loved and speak their minds without editing themselves.

This is only a taste of her words.

I encourage you to explore this inspirational woman further, as I know you will grow to respect and be endeared by her.

She was no shrinking violet – she painted vibrant flowers, and she was one as well.

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