The Most Beautiful Marilyn Monroe Quotes Ever

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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If you’re used to spending copious amounts of time on various websites, whether they’re Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, or anything of the likes, you’ve likely read several Marilyn Monroe quotes without even realizing it. The legendary starlet is still a lingering presence, being as idolized decades after she passed away as she was during her peaking moments of fame and glory. However, while she may have been at the time hugely popular due to her undeniable sex appeal and beauty, our times honor the blond for her words.

Many young women today (and not only) carry a lot of respect for Monroe due to her insightful perspective and views on relationships, beauty, and women in general. Her sayings and quotes are spread over the Internet as wildfire curtsy of their inspirational subtext. You may argue that one of the things that make her motivational words all the more beautiful is that beneath her radiant smile laid a lot of sorrow.

Norma Jean – as she was really called – was the daughter of a mother who struggled with a mental illness. Her childhood was filled with constant bouncing between various homes. From the first photograph she posed for that made millions of hearts throb, she’s been engulfed in a realm of glamor in which she was known as Marilyn Monroe.

All of these things aside, there were some grim undertones to her seemingly perfect life. There was the famed John F. Kennedy affair rumor, the constant failures in her relationships, her fear that she would spiral into a mental illness just like her mother. The ultimate proof of Monroe’s struggles was her tragic overdose at the frail age of 36. Like many others who have arisen to the status of worldwide icons (Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson), it seemed like the beautiful Marilyn Monroe cracked under the pressure of her own stardom.

Despite all of the hardships known and unknown that were gnawing at her, she never stopped smiling and she never let her suffering show. If that isn’t inspirational by itself, let’s recall some of her most memorable sayings.

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m 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.” – Marilyn Monroe

Does the last bit seem familiar? That’s because it’s, indeed, one of those “quotes that spread like wildfire” that we were talking about. It’s impossible to disagree with the power and beauty of these words. Despite being a perfectionist, Monroe had the strength to acknowledge her flaws and mistakes. It’s truly easy to be close to or love someone for their virtues (aka when we’re “at our best”), but the true challenge comes in embracing the negatives.

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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“Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.” – Marilyn Monroe from Telegram

Often misquoted as, “We are all stars and deserve to twinkle.”

The misquotation might capture better the essence of the message conveyed in Monroe’s words. These words came in response to an invitation to a dinner party from Robert Kennedy and his wife, which the blond declined. Needless to say, Marilyn Monroe was far from being the airhead that many deemed her to be. She had her own opinions on politics, fully aware of their world and implications, and she wasn’t afraid to voice them – albeit, as tactfully as we’d expect from someone of her caliber.

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.” – Marilyn Monroe

A recurring issue over the decades – if not even centuries – was the independence of women. Monroe reinforces the concept that women should be granted the possibility to be independent and not rely on the help of men.

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