40 Most Powerful and Inspiring Frida Kahlo Quotes

40 Most Powerful and Inspiring Frida Kahlo Quotes

Frida Kahlo by Spirus, Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil.” by Elias Rovielo, is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Born on July 6, 1907, and died on July 13, 1954, Frida Kahlo was a famous Mexican artist and painter well-remembered for her Mexican-inspired artwork. At the age of 18, she was involved in a terrible bus accident. It was during her recovery from the injury that she developed her love for painting. The paintings were inspired by the Mexican culture, including stories of her life, colors, and so much more. 

Her paintings aside, Frida was also well-known for her inspirational quotes on various aspects of life, particularly love. Her deep, thought-provoking quotes mostly originate from her difficult upbringing. At the age of six, she was diagnosed with polio, which made one of her legs thinner and shorter than the other. This was followed by bullying, isolation, and eventually, the bus accident. And then came Diego, the man Frida loved dearly but ended up breaking her heart almost beyond repair. In fact, most Frida Kahlo quotes on love are inspired by her relationship with Diego.

Here are 40 of the most powerful and inspiring Frida Kahlo quotes on love, pain, suffering, and more.

Frida Kahlo Quotes On Pain And Suffering

Frida Kahlo’s quotes on pain and suffering reflect her painful upbringing, relationship problems, and determination to rise above it all.

“I am my own muse. The subject I know best. The subject I want to better.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“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 flaws in the same way as I do”

FRIDA KAHLO

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

FRIDA KAHLO

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.”

FRIDA KAHLO

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

FRIDA KAHLO

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

FRIDA KAHLO

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

FRIDA KAHLO
SOURCE: The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

“I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“I resorted to myself; I sought my own help.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“Don’t build a wall around your own suffering – it may devour you from the inside.”

Inspiring Frida Kahlo Quotes

Frida Kahlo inspired millions with her art and powerful quotes. Here are some of the best Frida Kahlo inspirational quotes.

“I paint flowers so they will not die.”

FRIDA KAHLO

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

FRIDA KAHLO

“I want to be inside your darkest everything.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“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.”

FRIDA KAHLO

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

FRIDA KAHLO

“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.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“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

“Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“What I wanted to express very clearly and intensely was that the reason these people had to invent or imagine heroes and gods is pure fear. Fear of life and fear of death.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“Why do I need feet when I have wings to fly?”

Frida Kahlo Quotes on Love

There’s no doubt that even though she had been betrayed by love so many times, Frida Kahlo love quotes show just how much love she had to give despite the heartbreaks.

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

FRIDA KAHLO

“I love you more than my own skin.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“I would like to give you everything I never had, but not even then would you know how beautiful is it to love you.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand.”

FRIDA KAHLO
Source: CANTIQ LOS ANGELES

“Fall in love with yourself, with life, and then with whoever you want.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving.”

FRIDA KAHLO

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

FRIDA KAHLO

“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

“You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“You didn’t understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure.”

Frida Kahlo Famous Quotes

This section sums up some of the most famous Frida Kahlo quotes on various aspects of life, such as love, wealth, art, and, of course, her relationship with Diego.

“This upper class is disgusting and I’m furious at all these rich people here, having seen thousands of people in abject squalor.”

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

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

FRIDA KAHLO

“No moon, sun, diamond, hands —

fingertip, dot, ray, gauze, sea.

pine green, pink glass, eye,

mine, eraser, mud, mother, I am coming.”

FRIDA KAHLO
SOURCE: The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

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.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“I was a child who went about in a world of colors… My friends, my companions, became women slowly; I became old in instants.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“I am in agreement with everything my father taught me and nothing my mother taught me.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and eyes.”

FRIDA KAHLO

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

FRIDA KAHLO

“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.”

FRIDA KAHLO

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

FRIDA KAHLO

“Painting completed my life.”

FRIDA KAHLO

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


Frida Kahlo was a strong, powerful woman with a heart filled with love and an inspiration to millions of women across the globe. Despite her difficult upgrading, including health and relationship problems, Kahlo still inspired the world with her creative artwork and thought-provoking quotes.

Speaking of powerful and inspirational women, you’ll also enjoy reading these Florence Nightingale quotes on life and nursing or these Malala Yousafzai quotes on education and women empowerment.

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