Best Feminist Empowerment Frida Kahlo Quotes [2022]

Best Feminist Empowerment Frida Kahlo Quotes
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When it comes to feminism, there are many people who are unfamiliar with what exactly that term means. There are several popular versions of the popular motivational quote, “You have one life to live, make it a good one. ” While most focus on career advice, Frida Kahlo took things in a different direction and focused on a deeper meaning. Her message to celebrate living your life, not merely surviving it, speaks to anyone. This is a great message to embrace no matter what your life circumstances are. Below are the famous Frida Kahlo quotes of all time.

Frida Kahlo’s life was not happy person. In her late teens, she was involved in a bus accident that resulted in multiple surgeries and daily pain. She had several miscarriages and was also involved in a difficult marriage with Diego Rivera. Despite all of this, Kahlo managed to find joy in her life.

Frida Kahlo Love Quotes

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

“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

“It is terrifying to see the rich having parties day and night while thousands and thousands of people are dying of hunger.”- Frida Kahlo

“Don’t build a wall around your suffering. It may devour you from the inside.” – Frida Kahlo

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

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

“There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.” – Frida Kahlo

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

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

“Painting completed my life.” – 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

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

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

“To feel the anguish of waiting for the next moment and of taking part in the complex current (of affairs) not knowing that we are headed toward ourselves, through millions of stone beings – of bird beings – of star beings – of microbe beings – of fountain beings toward ourselves.” – Frida Kahlo

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

“No moon, sun, diamond, hands —

fingertip, dot, ray, gauze, sea.

pine green, pink glass, eye,

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

“I love you more than my own skin.” – Frida Kahlo

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.” – 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 want to be inside your darkest everything.” – Frida Kahlo

“People, in general, are scared to death of the war and all the exhibitions have been a failure because the rich don’t want to buy anything.” – Frida Kahlo

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

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

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

“I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim.” –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

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

Self-Love Frida Kahlo Quotes

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

“Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of the woman’s body and of female sexuality.”-Diego Rivera.

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”― Frida Kahlo

“Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly.” – Frida Kahlo

“I don’t want anything to hurt him, nothing to bother him and rob him of the energy he needs for living, for living as he likes, for painting, seeing, loving, eating, sleeping, being by himself, being with someone…but I’d never want him to be sad. If I had good health, I would give him all of it, if I had youth, he could take it all.” – Frida Kahlo

“I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim.” – Frida Kahlo

“All this anger has simply made me understand better that I love you more than my own skin, and that even though you don’t love me as much, you love me a little anyway — don’t you? If this is not true, I’ll always be hopeful that it could be, and that’s enough for me. – Frida Kahlo

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

“Too late now I realized that the most wonderful part of my life had been my love for Frida.”-Diego Rivera.

“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

“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

“Painting completed my life. 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. I think work is the best.” – Frida Kahlo

“It’s not possible to present an accurate picture of our culture without all the voices of the people in the culture. So at the emerging level, you can’t have a good survey art show without women and artists of color.” – Frida Kahlo

“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

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Frida Kahlo Quotes About Art And Suffering

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“Since my subjects have always been my sensations, my states of mind and the profound reactions that life has been producing in me, I have frequently objectified all this in figures of myself, which were the most sincere and real thing that I could do in order to express what I felt inside and outside of myself.” – Frida Kahlo

“Surrealism is the magical surprise of finding a lion in a wardrobe, where you were ‘sure’ of finding shirts.” – Frida Kahlo

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

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

“I paint flowers to prevent them from dying.” – Frida Kahlo

“It is six o’clock in the morning and the turkeys are singing, the warmth of human tenderness. Companionable solitude. Never, in all my life will I forget your presence. You took me to you when I was shattered and you restored me to a complete whole. In this small world, where shall I turn my eyes? It’s deep immense!” – Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Quotes To Her Husband

“I love you more than my own skin and even though you don’t love me the same way, you love me anyway, don’t you? And if you don’t, I’ll always have the hope that you do, and I’m satisfied with that.” – 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

“You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry.” – Frida Kahlo

“I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” – Frida Kahlo

I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.” – Frida Kahlo

“My painting contains in it the message of pain. I think that at least a few people are interested in it. It’s not revolutionary. Why keep wishing for it to be belligerent? I can’t.” – Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo Quotes In Spanish

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“La parte más importante del cuerpo es el cerebro. De mi rostro me gustan mis cejas y mis ojos”. – Frida Kahlo

“Quisiera darte todo lo que nunca hubieras tenido, y ni así sabrías la maravilla que es poder quererte”. – Frida Kahlo

“Pinto flores para que no mueran”. – Frida Kahlo

“Tan absurdo y fugaz es nuestro paso por este mundo, que solo me deja tranquila el saber que he sido auténtica, que he logrado ser lo más parecida a mi misma”. – Frida Kahlo

“Pies, ¿para qué los quiero si tengo alas para volar?” – Frida Kahlo

“Cada tic-tac es un segundo de la vida que pasa, huye, y no se repite. Y hay en ella tanta intensidad, tanto interés, que el problema es solo saberla vivir. Que cada uno lo resuelva como pueda”.

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“Nunca pinto sueños o pesadillas. Pinto mi propia realidad”. – Frida Kahlo

“Al final del día, podemos aguantar mucho más de lo que pensamos que podemos”. – Frida Kahlo

“Donde no puedas amar, no te demores”. – Frida Kahlo

“Escoge una persona que te mire como si quizás fueras magia”. – Frida Kahlo

“Pinto autorretratos porque estoy mucho tiempo sola. Me pinto a mí misma porque soy a quien mejor conozco”. – Frida Kahlo

“Enamórate de ti. De la vida. Y luego de quien tú quieras”. – Frida Kahlo

“Tan absurdo y fugaz es nuestro paso por este mundo, que solo me deja tranquila el saber que he sido auténtica, que he logrado ser lo más parecido a mi misma”. – Frida Kahlo

“El hombre es dueño de su destino y su destino es la tierra, y él mismo la está destruyendo hasta quedarse sin destino”. – Frida Kahlo

11.”No hay nada más hermoso que la risa”. – Frida Kahlo

“Si actúas como si supieras lo que estás haciendo, puedes hacer lo que quieras”. – Frida Kahlo

“Si yo pudiera darte una cosa en la vida, me gustaría darte la capacidad de verte a ti mismo a través de mis ojos. Sólo entonces te darás cuenta de lo especial que eres para mí”. – Frida Kahlo

“Amurallar el propio sufrimiento es arriesgarte a que te devore desde el interior”. – Frida Kahlo

“Te amo más que a mi propia piel”. – Frida Kahlo

“No estoy enferma. Estoy rota. Pero estoy feliz de vivir mientras pueda pintar”. – Frida Kahlo

“Te mereces un amante que te haga sentir segura, que haga desaparecer el mundo si camina de tu mano, alguien que cree que sus abrazos son el mejor complemento de tu piel”. – Frida Kahlo

“ Yo solía pensar que era la persona más extraña en el mundo, pero luego pensé, hay mucha gente así en el mundo, tiene que haber alguien como yo, que se sienta bizarra y dañada de la misma forma en que yo me siento”. – Frida Kahlo

“Yo sufrí dos accidentes graves en mi vida: uno en el que un autobús me tumbó al suelo, el otro es Diego. Diego fue de lejos el peor”. – Frida Kahlo

“¿Qué haría yo sin lo absurdo y lo fugaz?” – Frida Kahlo

“¿Se pueden inventar verbos? Quiero decirte uno: yo te cielo, así mis alas se extienden enormes para amarte sin medida… somos de las misma materia, de las mismas ondas…” – Frida Kahlo

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