140 Best Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

140 Best Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

Frida Kahlo is regarded as one of Mexico’s greatest artists, a powerful symbol of individualism forged in the midst of tragedy and suffering. Her self-portraits are symbols of feminism, non-conformity, and bravery. This short Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish may motivate and inspire you to establish your own unique voice in the world.

Frida Kahlo was born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico on July 6, 1907. On September 17, 1925, Kahlo is gravely injured in a bus accident in Mexico.

Her life and creativity will be shaped by this encounter. In 1927, Frida joins the Mexican Communist Party, where she meets Diego Rivera, a Mexican artist.

On August 21, 1929, she marries Diego Rivera. Frida Kahlo was born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico on July 6, 1907.

On September 17, 1925, Kahlo is gravely injured in a bus accident in Mexico. Her life and creativity will be shaped by this encounter. In 1927, Frida joins the Mexican Communist Party, where she meets Diego Rivera, a Mexican artist.

On August 21, 1929, she marries Diego Rivera.

140 Best Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

1.”Today is like always.” – Frida Kahlo

2.“I want to be inside your darkest everything.”– Frida Kahlo

3. “I find that Americans completely lack sensibility and good taste. They are boring, and they all have faces like unbaked rolls.” – Frida Kahlo

4. “Pinto flores para que así no mueran (I paint flowers so they will not die).” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish


140 Best Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

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

6. “I never knew I was a surrealist till Andre Breton came to Mexico and told me I was.” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

7.  “Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.”– Frida Kahlo

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

9. I don’t like the gringos at all. They are very boring and all have faces like unbaked rolls.– Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

10. “Intenté ahogar mis dolores, pero ellos aprendieron a nadar (I tried to drown my sorrows, but they learned how to swim).” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

11. “Al final del día, podemos soportar mucho más de lo que creemos que podemos (At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can).” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

12. “Mi pintura lleva con ella el mensaje del dolor (My paintings caries with it the message of pain).” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

13.  “Quiero estar dentro de tu más oscuro todo (I want to be inside your darkest everything).” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

14. “My blood is a miracle that, from my veins, crosses the air in my heart into yours.” – Frida Kahlo

15. “Diego Rivera: I’m here to ask you to marry me. Frida Kahlo: I don’t need rescuing, Diego. Diego Rivera: I do.” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

16. “Pies, para qué los quiero si tengo alas para volar (Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?)” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

17. “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

18. “I wish I could do whatever I liked behind the curtain of “madness”.– Frida Kahlo

19. “A despair which no words can describe. I’m still eager to live. I’ve started to paint again. A little picture to give to Dr. Farill on which I’m working with all my love. I feel uneasy about my painting.” – Frida Kahlo

20. “La pintura completó mi vida (Painting completed my life).” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

21. “There is nothing left everything revolves.” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

22. “Diego Rivera: Is fidelity that important to you? Frida Kahlo: Loyalty is important to me. Can you be loyal?”– Frida Kahlo

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

24. Lo que no me mata, me alimenta.
(What does not kill me, feeds me.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

25.  “Mankind owns its destiny, and its destiny is the earth. We are destroying it until we have no destiny.”– Frida Kahlo

26. “Pinto autorretratos porque estoy mucho tiempo sola. Me pinto a mi misma, porque soy a quien mejor conozco (I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person, I know best).”– Frida Kahlo

27. “No estoy enferma! estoy rota, pero estoy feliz de estar viva mientras pueda pintar (I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint).” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

28. “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

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29.  “Sólo una montaña puede conocer el núcleo de otra montaña (Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain).” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

 30. “I wanted to tell you that my whole being opened for you. Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty, love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain.”– Frida Kahlo

31. “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 in Spanish

32.  “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

33. Espero que la salida sea alegre y espero no volver nunca más.
(I hope the departure is happy and I hope never to return.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

34. “Diego Rivera: You know, I don’t believe in God, but I thank him every day that he kept you safe for me. Frida Kahlo: Oh really? I tell you he’s got a lot of explaining to do.”– Frida Kahlo

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

36. “They say never trust a limping dog or the tears of a woman.” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

37. “La belleza y la fealdad son un espejismo, porque los demás terminan viendo nuestro interior.”
(Beauty and ugliness are a mirage, because others end up seeing our inside.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish


140 Best Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

39. “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

40. ¿Qué haría yo sin lo absurdo y lo fugaz?
(What would be of me without the absurd and fleeting?) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

41. “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

42. “To paint is the most terrific thing that there is, but to do it well is very difficult.”– Frida Kahlo

43. “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

44. Creo que poco a poco voy a ser capaz de resolver mis problemas y sobrevivir.
(I think that little by little I’ll be capable of solving my troubles and survive.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

45. “It is certain that they are going to amputate my right leg. Details I don’t know much but the opinions are very reliable. Dr. Luis Mendes and Dr. Juan Farill. I’m very very, worried, but at the same time, I feel it would be a relief. In the hope that when I walk again I’ll give what remains of my courage to Diego. Everything for Diego.” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

46.  “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

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47. El dolor no es parte de la vida, se puede convertir en la vida misma.
(Pain is not a part of life. It can become life itself.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

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

 49. “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

50. “Te vas? No. Alas rotas.”
(You go? No. Broken wings.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

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

52. “Diego, there is nothing to compare with your hands and nothing like the green gold of your eyes. My body fills up with you for days on end. You are the mirror of the night, the violet light of a lightning flash, the dampness of the earth. My refuge is in the hollow of your armpits.”– Frida Kahlo

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

54. “I put on the canvas whatever comes into my mind.” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

55.  “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

56. “Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes awa– Frida Kahloy.”


140 Best Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

“Everything exists, and moves, under only one law “life”. -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

58. “Name of Diego. Name of love. Don’t let the tree get thirsty it loves you so much. It treasured your seed, it crystallized your life at six in the morning.” – Frida Kahlo

59.“They sit for hours in the cafes, warming their precious behinds and talk without stopping about culture, art, revolution and so on and so forth, thinking themselves the gods of the world, dreaming the most fantastic nonsenses and poisoning the air with theories and theories that never come true.”– Frida Kahlo

60. “I warn you that in this picture I am painting of Diego there will be colors which even I am not fully acquainted with. Besides, I love Diego so much I cannot be an objective speculator of him or his life. “– Frida Kahlo

61. “What would I do without the absurd and the fleeting?” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

62. “Quietly, the grief, loudly the pain. The accumulated poison love faded away. Mine was a strange world of criminal silences of strangers’ watchful eyes misreading the evil. Darkness in the daytime, I didn’t live the nights.” – Frida Kahlo

63. “You didn’t understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure. I am essence. I am an idiot. I am tenacious. I am. I simply am.”– Frida Kahlo

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64. “That everything ends in an instant / Painful Planatera”. (“Que todo termina en un instante. Planatera doloroso.)Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

65.  “You intensify everything. You are fire burning all that is left of my heart.”– Frida Kahlo

66. “You left us, Chabela Villasenor. But your voice, your electricity, your enormous talent, your poetry, your light, your mystery, all that remains of you – is still alive.” – Frida Kahlo

67. “You are all the combinations of numbers of life.”– Frida Kahlo

68. “Nobody will ever know how much I love Diego. 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.”– Frida Kahlo

69.”My paintings are well-painted, not nimbly but patiently.” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

70. “If you act as if you know what you are doing, you can do whatever you want.” (“Si actuas como si supieras lo que estas haciendo, puedes hacer lo que quieras.”) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

71.  “When I received your letter, few days ago, I didn’t know what to do. I must tell you that I couldn’t help weeping. I felt that something was in my throat, just as if I had swallowed the whole world.”– Frida Kahlo

 72. “From you to my hands, I caress your entire body, and I am with you for a minute and I am with myself for a moment. And my blood is the miracle which runs in the vessels of the air from my heart to yours.”– Frida Kahlo

73. “I have not forgotten you; the nights are long and difficult. You too know that all my eyes see, all touch with myself, from any distance, is you Diego.” -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

74. “I have suffered two grave accidents in my life, one in which a streetcar knocked me down… The other accident is Diego.” – Frida Kahlo

 75. “You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep.”– Frida Kahlo

76. “Perhaps it is expected that I should lament about how I have suffered living with a man like Diego.  But I do not think that the earth suffers because of the rains. To my way of thinking, everything has its natural compensation.”– Frida Kahlo

77. “We like being sick to protect ourselves. Someone – something – always protects us from the truth – Our own ignorance and fear. Fear of everything – fear of knowing that we are no more than vectors direction construction and destruction to be alive.” – Frida Kahlo

78. “You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin.”– Frida Kahlo

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

80. “They amputated my leg 6 months ago It seemed to me centuries of torture and at times I nearly went crazy. I still feel like committing suicide Diego prevents me from doing it in the vain belief that maybe he will need me. He has told me so and I believe him. But I have never suffered so much in my life. I’ll wait a while.”– Frida Kahlo

81. “I was born a bitch; I was born a painter.”– Frida Kahlo

82. “So forgotten and so firm. Snail shells and the bride-doll, is yours too – I mean, it is you.” – Frida Kahlo

83. “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

84. “Life insists on being my friend and my enemy.”– Frida Kahlo

85. “I have never expected anything from my work but the satisfaction I could get from it by the very fact of painting and saying what I couldn’t say otherwise.”– Frida Kahlo

86. “Diego was everything; my child, my lover, my universe.”– Frida Kahlo

87. “Amurallar el propio sufrimiento es arriesgarse a que te devore desde el interior.”
(To wall your own suffering is to risk being devoured from within.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

88. “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

89.  “I’d like to paint you, but there are no colors, because there are so many, in my confusion, the tangible form of my great love.”– Frida Kahlo

90.  “You deserve a lover who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isn’t afraid to fall.”– Frida Kahlo

91.  “I cannot speak of Diego as my husband because that term, when applied to him, is an absurdity. He never has been, nor will he ever be, anybody’s husband.”– Frida Kahlo

92.  “Her view of life, she told a friend, was: “Make love. Take a bath. Make love again.”– Frida Kahlo

93. “Feet, why do I want them, if I have wings to fly” (Pies pa’ que los quiero, si tengo alas pa’ volar.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

94. “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


140 Best Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

“Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.”– Frida Kahlo

96. “If only, I had his caresses upon me. As the air touches the earth – the reality of his person would make me merrier, it would take me away from the feeling which fills me with gray. Nothing inside me would be so deep, so final. But, how can I explain to him my need for tenderness! My loneliness over the years. My structure displeases because of its lack of harmony, its unfitness. I think it would be better for me to go, to go and not to run away. If it were all over within an instant.”– Frida Kahlo

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

98. “Beauty and ugliness are a mirage, because others always end up seeing what’s inside of us.”– Frida Kahlo

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

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

101. “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

102. “I’d like to give you everything you never had, but not even then would you know how beautiful it is to love you.”– Frida Kahlo

103. “I could kill that guy and eat it afterwards.” – Frida Kahlo

104.  “I tried to drown my sorrows, but they learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.”– Frida Kahlo

105. “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

106. “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

107. “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”– Frida Kahlo

108. “Doctor, if you let me drink this tequila, I promise I won’t drink at my funeral.”– Frida Kahlo

109. “The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to.”– Frida Kahlo

110. “Remember that every tick tock is a second of life that goes by and doesn’t repeat itself. There is in it so much intensity, so much interest, that there is only the problem of how to live it. To each one to resolve their own best as they can.”– Frida Kahlo

111. “To live on memories is to die.” (Vivir de recuerdos es morir.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

112. “Can verbs be made up? I’ll tell you one. I heaven you, so my wings will open wide to love you boundlessly. I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.”– Frida Kahlo

113. “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

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

115. “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

116. “To trap one’s self-suffering is to risk being devoured from the inside.”– Frida Kahlo

117. “Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit.”– Frida Kahlo

118. “You deserve a lover who wants to dance with you, who goes to paradise every time he looks into your eyes and never gets tired of studying your expressions.”– Frida Kahlo

119. “Don’t think I am going to sleep with you just because you took me under your wing.”– Frida Kahlo

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

121. “I tried to drown my sorrows … but the condemned ones learned to swim.” (Traté de ahogar mis penas… pero las condenadas aprendieron a nadar.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

122. “I had something in my throat. It felt like I had swallowed the whole world.”– Frida Kahlo

123. “Wordless, Infinite —You. You intensify everything. You are fire burning all that is left of my heart. Nothing compares to your hands…”– Frida Kahlo

124. “My body is filled with you for days and days. No moon, sun, diamond, hands — fingertip, dot, ray, gauze, sea. pine green, pink glass, eye, mine, eraser, mud, mother, I am coming.”– Frida Kahlo

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

126. “Sexism and racism are parallel problems. You can compare them in some ways, but they’re not at all the same. But they’re both symptoms inside the white male power structure.”– Frida Kahlo

127. “Quisiera darte todo lo que nunca hubieras tenido, y ni así sabrías la maravilla que es poder quererte.” (I would like to give you everything you never would have, and even then you would not know the wonder it is to be able to love you.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

128. “The caress of fabrics, the color of colors, the wires, the nerves, the pencils, the leaves, the dust, the cells, the war and the sun, everything experienced in the minutes of the non-clocks and the non-calendars and the empty non-glances, is him.” – Frida Kahlo

129. “The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and eyes.”– Frida Kahlo


140 Best Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

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

131.  “And to hold onto some dogged idea forever is a little rigid and maybe naive.” – Frida Kahlo

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

 133. “Frida Kahlo: What do you think matters most for a good marriage? Guillermo Kahlo: A short memory. Frida Kahlo: Why did you get married? Guillermo Kahlo: I can’t remember.”– Frida Kahlo

134. “No moon, sun, diamond, hands – fingertip, dot, ray, gauze, sea. pine green, pink glass, eye, mine, eraser, mud, mother, I am coming.”– Frida Kahlo

135. “Donde no puedas amar, no te demores.” (Where you can not love, do not delay.) -Frida Kahlo Quotes in Spanish

136. “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

137. “Frida Kahlo: I just want your serious opinion. Diego Rivera: What do you care about my opinion? If you’re a real painter, you’ll paint because you can’t live without painting. You’ll paint till you die.”– Frida Kahlo

138.” I live every day with hopes of seeing you coming back… and every night knowing you’re not here.”– Frida Kahlo

139. “Painting has made my life full. Painting has replaced everything. I don’t think there’s anything better than work.”– Frida Kahlo

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

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Donde no puedas amar, no te demores.
(Where you can not love, do not delay.)

Pies pa’ que los quiero, si tengo alas pa’ volar.
(Feet, why do I want them, if I have wings to fly)

“Pinto flores para que así no mueran (I paint flowers so they will not die).”

What does Frida mean in Spanish?

Frida means “Freedom” in Spanish.

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