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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