Feet? What do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.
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.
Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.–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
They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I paint my own reality.
My painting carries with it the message of pain.
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
Frida is the only example in the history of art of an artist who tore open her chest and heart to reveal the biological truth of her feelings. The only woman who has expressed in her work an art of the feelings, functions, and creative power of woman.–Diego Rivera
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.
pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence.