Born as Norma Jeane Mortenson, she’s also known as Norma Jeane Baker. She legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe on February 23, 1956. She was an American actress, singer, model and world-famous sex symbol. Marilyn Monroe became one of the most popular movie stars of the 1950s and early 1960s. She has been claimed to be the most famous woman of the 20th century.
I grew up after her death, but was constantly seeing movies and pictures of her. I had a strong consciousness that Marilyn Monroe was a very famous sex symbol and that even decades after her death, there’s were still many Marilyn Monroe’s fans.
Marilyn Monroe said many famous quotes in her time that are still so popular today. Some were sarcastic, even narcissistic at times, but most were just about a girl wanting to be accepted for who she was. She was vulnerable, ashamed of how she looked at times and even though she eluded a sexual presence to all who adored her, she felt alone sometimes. I believe we can all relate to her at one point or another in our lives. That is why I have collected seven of her greatest quotes to share here. Feel inspired; feel that you knew her by her words, feel that she could have been talking straight to you. Whatever you feel, whether a woman or man, you will all relate on some level to her, through her words.
“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.”
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
“This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, and it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re going to fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? 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.”
“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”
“When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them.”
“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know”
“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”