8 Frida Kahlo Quotes That Capture Her Infinite Wisdom And Fire

05/22/2015 09:32 am ET | Updated May 22, 2015

Her passion, her devotion. Her vulnerability, her drive. Her vision, her fire. Her flower crowns, her eyebrows. There are infinite reasons to love Mexican surrealist painter and ultimate source of life inspiration Frida Kahlo.

In honor of the New York Botanical Garden's recently opened tribute to Kahlo and her garden, as well as her endless impact on the lives and minds of creative spirits everywhere, we've compiled some of our favorite quotations that capture the magic of Kahlo's inimitable spirit.

All illustrations by Priscilla Frank

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