11 Frida Kahlo Quotes That Will Inspire Any Young Artist

1. On the necessity of creativity

“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 Quotes

2. On artistic immortality

“I paint flowers so they will not die.”

Frida Kahlo Quotes

3. On figuring it all out

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

Frida Kahlo Quotes

4. On change

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

Frida Kahlo Quotes

5. On feeling like an outsider

“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 Quotes

6. On self-defined ambition

“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 Quotes

7. On practical romanticism

“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 Quotes

8. On artistic integrity

“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 Quotes

9. On priorities

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

Frida Kahlo Quotes

10. On artistic

“Really, I do not know whether my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the frankest expression of myself.”

Frida Kahlo Quotes

11. On strength

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

Frida Kahlo Quotes

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