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Oh, Marilyn!

When we hear the name, "Marilyn Monroe," we conjure up in our heads the famous photos of the blonde bombshell actress, with her provocative looks and her sultriness.

We also know of her three failed marriages, and her unexpected (probable) suicide in the summer of 1962. She had just turned 36 years of age.

Despite her success in Hollywood, most would agree that Marilyn Monroe was a troubled soul. Yet, there were moments of true clarity in her life, as evidenced by some of the quotes that are attributed to her.

Do I subscribe to all that she said or did? Of course not.

But there is a combination of wisdom, love and truth amongst her sadness, fear and cynicism in so many things she said.

After all, was she really any different than the rest of us?

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“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. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, 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 baby, 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 soulmate. 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 gonna 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.”

“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.”

All quotes by Marilyn Monroe and found at: www.goodreads.com/quotes/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93& ;q=Marilyn+Monroe&commit =Search

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© 2013 Coral Levang, and not to be used without permission. Article may be shared, if properly credited and linked back to this source. Adapted from original article posted on Bubblews on August 4, 2013.

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LeaPea2417 wrote on December 4, 2015, 12:06 PM

Yes, she does make wise quotes despite her troubled life. I often think of famous people like her who died young, what would have happened to them if they had lived long lives, what would they look like today?

CoralLevang wrote on December 4, 2015, 12:25 PM

Since she was born in June of 1926, She would be 89, if she were still alive. I am guessing she would look like the rest of us at that age. emoticon :winking:

MegL wrote on December 4, 2015, 1:40 PM

I believe she had a very hard start in life. It is also possible she was murdered, rather than committed suicide.

markgraham wrote on December 4, 2015, 2:32 PM

I still watch some of her movies when I find them. I think so had to much stardom too soon and it caught up to her in the wrong ways.

msiduri wrote on December 4, 2015, 5:02 PM

I think the most convincing argument I've heard is that her death was, after all, an accident. I've forgotten the particulars, but it seems that murder is the least likely of the possibilities.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 4, 2015, 9:20 PM

I've always believed that Marilyn (I always think of her has Norma Jean) was much smarter and more savvy than people tend to give her credit for. I've also always doubted she took her own life. I'll keep my ideas of what did happen to myself, however, as it is only conjecture and rumor.

Paulie wrote on December 4, 2015, 11:33 PM

I was very shocked learning about Marilyn Monroe's suicide right before I went off to college in 1962. If you believe in conspiracy theories, a case can be made that Marilyn's death wasn't a suicide. I think Monroe reveals a lot about yourself with the quotes in your article.

BarbRad wrote on December 5, 2015, 2:31 AM

Rather than seeing wisdom in those quotes, I see a summary of hard lessons learned. I supposed that's because I have an entirely different view of life and did not have to go through what she did.