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“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.”
Frida Kahlo
“I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim.”
Frida Kahlo
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”
Frida Kahlo
“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”
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 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 paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”
Frida Kahlo
“I paint flowers so they will not die.”
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
“I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive.”
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
“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.”
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 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
“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
“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”
Frida Kahlo
“I hope the end is joyful, and I hope never to return.”
Frida Kahlo
“i was born a bitch.
i was born a painter.”
Frida Kahlo
“Traté de ahogar mis penas... pero las condenadas aprendieron a nadar.”
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
“I want to be inside your darkest everything”
Frida Kahlo, The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
“My painting carries with it the message of pain.”
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
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”
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
“Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit.”
Frida Kahlo
“There is nothing more precious than laughter”
Frida Kahlo, The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
“I love you more than my own skin.”
Frida Kahlo

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