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“I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim.”
Frida Kahlo
“Feet, what do I need them for
If I have wings to fly.”
Frida Kahlo
“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”
Frida Kahlo
“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.”
Frida Kahlo
“I hope the exit is joyful and i hope never to return.”
Frida Kahlo
“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”
Frida Kahlo
“I paint flowers so they will not die.”
Frida Kahlo
“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”
Frida Kahlo
“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.”
Frida Kahlo
“I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive.”
Frida Kahlo
“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.”
Frida Kahlo
“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.”
Frida Kahlo
“I wish I could do whatever I liked behind the curtain of “madness”. Then: I’d arrange flowers, all day long, I’d paint; pain, love and tenderness, I would laugh as much as I feel like at the stupidity of others, and they would all say: “Poor thing, she’s crazy!” (Above all I would laugh at my own stupidity.) I would build my world which while I lived, would be in agreement with all the worlds. 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
“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
“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 want to be inside your darkest everything”
Frida Kahlo, The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”
Frida Kahlo
“i was born a bitch.
i was born a painter.”
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
“Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit.”
Frida Kahlo
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”
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
“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, The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
“Traté de ahogar mis penas... pero las condenadas aprendieron a nadar.”
Frida Kahlo
“My painting carries with it the message of pain.”
Frida Kahlo
“I love you more than my own skin.”
Frida Kahlo
“I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows. But now the damned things have learned to swim ,and now decency and good behavior weary me.”
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, The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”
Frida Kahlo
“There is nothing more precious than laughter”
Frida Kahlo, The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

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