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15 Marylyn Monroe Quotes That Are Thought Provoking

Thursday, Aug 20, 2020, 10:09 am

It's more than 50 years since Marilyn Monroe passed away, but the entire world still remembers her for her acting skills and charming looks. She was an incredible woman. She had a good vision. At a time where women find it difficult to survive in the entertainment industry, she showed other women the right way to handle things in Hollywood, from a career perspective. Though Marilyn Monroe mostly played dumb blonde roles, she was nowhere near to be called a dumb lady in real life. She was brilliant. It's unfortunate that actress of that caliber and stature had tragically ended her life. Her life is inspiring, so does her quotes. Read fifteen inspiring Marilyn Monroe quotes.  
1.So keep your head high, keep your chin up

"So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about." Marilyn Monroe's tragic deat* made no sense for a woman who brought so much laughter and joy into the world. She made life endurable and fun for millions. Perhaps her life could have ended differently had it been made more endurable and fun.

2.All little girls should be told they are pretty

"All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't" It doesn't make sense that a woman as beautiful as Marilyn Monroe would be beset with insecurity, but we don't know exactly what was going on behind that gorgeous mask that she showed the world. Maybe this lovely woman simply didn't see the same lovely woman the rest of us saw.

3.If you're gonna be two-faced

"If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty." The face that Marilyn Monroe showed to the world -- however pretty -- was probably not the face she showed in private to her family, her lovers and her closest friends. But then again, maybe it was the same face. And maybe she never felt close enough to anyone to show them her real face.

4.It's often just enough to be with someone

"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. feeling passes between you both. you're not alone." It seems impossible that with all the worldwide adulation she received from fans, that Marilyn Monroe was a lonely person, but maybe she was. And maybe her life would have been different if she had found someone who meant as much to her as she meant to her fans.

5.It's not true that I had nothing on

"It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on." Marilyn Monroe appeared without any clothes on the first ever edition of Playboy magazine at a time when such an act was truly scandalous. It could have seriously damaged her career, but instead it launched her into super stardom. It also made Playboy magazine a nationwide sensation.

6.A career is wonderful

"A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night." It's easy to forget that Monroe, in spite of her limited image, won a great deal of acclaim for her acting. She received a Golden Globe for her performance in Some Like it Hot and was nomination another in Bus Stop. But was that enough to fill the void?

7.I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. but if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." Contrary to her carefree, childlike image, Marilyn Monroe was known to be highly insecure and difficult to get along with. It seems impossible that she could have lived up to the ideal of the innocent little girl she portrayed in movies. And perhaps she could not have been the icon she was without those insecurities.


8.I've never fooled anyone

"I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. they didn't bother to find out who and What I was. instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. they were obviously loving somebody I wasn't." Was the Marilyn Monroe seen in movies, on stage and in photographs the real Marilyn Monroe? Was she really the sweet, but still amazingly sexy starlet of The Seven Year Itch and How to Marry a Millionaire? Who knows? Maybe Marilyn herself didn't really know.

9.My men expect so much of me

"My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me-and that I've made of myself-as a s*x symbol." It's hard to imagine what kind of expectations Marilyn Monroe must have had to live up to. It is always the case that the bar is set very high for celebrities. But s*x symbols probably have a very special kind of hell awaiting them when they fail to be what the world wants from them.


10.I've been on a calendar

"I've been on a calendar, but never on time." Marilyn was a s*x symbol in day when the term meant something very different that what it means today. A s*x symbol in her day was someone who hinted at se*uality, but never displayed in openly. She teased in a way that promised much more, but always fell short of the promise.

11.I hate being a thing

"A s*x symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing." If Marilyn Monroe hated being a thing, she hid her hatred well. She was, after all, possibly the most skilled s*x symbol in Hollywood's history. She wasn't a thing, but it's easy to see how those not paying attention would miss the real person behind the symbol.


12.Better to be unhappy alone

"It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone." Although she only lived to be 36, Marilyn Monroe had the misfortune of having failed at marriage three times, suggesting that she knew a thing or two (or three!) about being unhappy -- with or without a spouse. Perhaps if she had lived longer, she might have gotten marriage right... eventually.

13.I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it

"I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it." Perhaps no other quote embodies the spirit of Marilyn Monroe better than this one. Her every performance -- whether singing, acting, dancing or all three -- seemed to be an unabashed celebration of womanhood. And the celebration always seemed to bring out the spirit of manhood in every man within viewing distance.

14.It's all make believe, isn't it?

"It's all make believe, isn't it?" It sometimes seems that way, doesn't it? As if Marilyn's strange life and tragic deat* were all just some kind of fairy tale, designed to warn any fame-seeker to be careful what they wished for. But it wasn't make believe. Everything about her sad life -- especially the all-too-quick end -- was very real.

15.Absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring

"It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." Marilyn has never been accused of being either, but it's easy to forget how brave her choice of imagery was in her time. In the 50s and early sixties women who dressed and looked like her were not good girls. But Marilyn proved you could dress and look that way andbe a great girl.


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