Quote for Today: 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


Image: Falling Rain In Mexico © Tomas Castelazo with CCLicense

Most Popular Quotes of 2014

I truly enjoy putting together a quote with a picture. These ten quotes were big hits with readers this year.

Here’s the last of the “most popular” post lists. Tomorrow I’ll finish up our year in review by giving you a list of my own favorite quotes from 2014.

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10. Haruki Murakami

Public Domain Image via Pixabay

9. Haruki Murakami

Public Domain Image via Pixabay

8. Maya Angelou

7. Hermann Hesse

6. Shauna Niequist

Fish Magic, Paul Klee, 1925

5. Stephen Sondheim

4. Truman Capote

Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, Breakfast at Tiffany's

3. Harlan Ellison

2. Frida Kahlo

The Two Fridas, Frida Kahlo, 1939

1. Kathleen Kent

Quote for Today: Frida Kahlo

The Two Fridas, Frida Kahlo, 1939

The Two Fridas, Frida Kahlo, 1939

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