MARILYN Monroe was a Hollywood icon who shared many famous quotes relating to her life, love and beauty.
Here we take a look at some of the words of wisdom the blonde bombshell left behind, following her tragic death in 1962.
Marilyn Monroe shared many famous quotes relating to her life, love and beautyCredit: Alamy
The seven best Marilyn Monroe quotes
For decades the wise words of Marilyn Monroe have resonated with many across the world.
Here are just some of the late stars best and most memorable quotes, that have left many feeling both empowered and inspired.
”A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows she has none’‘
An ode to female empowerment dating back to 1953 – this quote acts as a reminder of Marilyn’s habit of marching to the beat of her own drum.
An icon of beauty and elegance, the star managed to shake up Old Hollywood and make it her own.
As one of the most popular sex-symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s, she wasn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd and quickly became an emblem of the era’s sexual revolution.
Her freedom of mind and body made her a major icon of pop culture.
‘‘I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that’s not easy”
There was more to Marilyn than her busty figure, unforgettable face and blonde bombshell persona.
Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, on June 1, 1926, Marilyn was the daughter of Gladys Pearl Baker and had no father figure in her life.
Although her early childhood was stable and happy, her mother’s mental and financial unstable situations soon led her to become a ward of the state, before being taken into foster care – although her mother regularly visited her.
Marilyn once stated that it was her childhood experiences that pushed her to become an actress.
‘‘Dreaming about being an actress is more exciting than being one”
Marilyn was quoted saying this in 1947.
At that time, two years before her breakout into stardom, she had managed to score a few modelling gigs and film roles.
This was long before her career decline in the early 1960s and strongly echoes her thoughts on fame.
In her final interview, in July 1962, the Hollywood legend confessed to finding fame “bizarre.”
She said to LIFE Associate Editor Richard Meryman: “When you’re famous, you kind of run into human nature in a raw kind of way. It stirs up envy, fame does.”
“Sometimes things fall apart, so that better things can fall together”
This quote represents positivity during tough times.
And given the many challenges Marilyn experienced in her personal life, this inspirational quote feels particularly poignant.
OTHER NOTABLE QUOTES:
As well as the above, the iconic blonde beauty is also remembered for these quotes.
- “I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.”
- “A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.”
- “Most importantly, keep smiling. Because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
As well as taking a look into Marylin’s best quotes, here we explain how much the stars Happy Birthday Mr President dress is worth.
Aside from her iconic wardrobe, you can also find out more about Marilyn Monroe’s husbands here.