Last Updated on 22 June 2024

Quotes from Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)

  • At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
  • Everything can have beauty, even the worst horror.
  • Fall in love with yourself, with life, and then with whoever you want.
  • I am happy to be alive, as long as I can paint.
  • I am not sick. I am broken. But, I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.
  • I love you more than my own skin.
  • I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
  • I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
  • I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.
  • 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.
  • Painting completed my life.
  • Really, I do not know whether my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the frankest expression of myself.
  • There is nothing more precious than laughter–it is strength to laugh and lose oneself, to be light.
  • What would I do without the absurd and the ephemeral?