Day 37: Marilyn Monroe| Love| Fashion| Inspiration

“I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else."

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was known for her 'Marilynisms'- witty little bon mots, usually an expertly blended mix of innocent and coquette. Marilyn Monroe was doubtlessly one of the most loved famous people of all time.
Men wanted to be with her, women wanted to be her. The queen of pin-ups never stopped astonishing us. Even 50 years after her mysterious death, people still talk about her dramatic life, her imperfect but impressive beauty, her attitude that could break every single heart... She was an inspiration to many, in fact she still is. Famous and less famous women around the globe, such as Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Nicole Kidman and many, many more, are still trying to impersonate her, to look like her. But there is only one Marilyn.

"To all those girls who think they're fat for not being size zero: its not you who's ugly,its society." 
There was no such thing as a size zero in Marilyn's time. The term was not even invented until 1966 and referred to ultra- skinny model Twiggy. It was years later before fashion designers actually made it a size. Her measurements were 37-22-35 and she weighed 117 pounds). Those days sizes like hers, were the deal.

"Well behaved women rarely make history"

At a time when photos exposing the female body were rarely available she was an exciting newcomer to the scene. She was on the cover of the very first Playboy in 1953. No other actress has ever been able to be so incredibly sexy on the photos while also retaining an innocence and vulnerability. Marilyn had a sensual, sexual attraction for both men and women and generated envy in the rest of the female population. She revolutionized the way sex was viewed- in the uptight 1950's sex was viewed as something dirty and shameful, Marilyn made it fun and funny, she could be sexy while still being proper enough to bring home to mother and it altered society in such a way to make the sexual revolution of the 1960's possible. Apart from being a great actress, Marilyn was well read and highly intelligent. Her favorite authors included Dostoevsky, Proust,Freud, and Whitman.


(a list of my favorite statements/ quotes)

"I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, 'There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star. But I'm not 
going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest."

"In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo."

"Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often 
enough and held out for the fifty cents."

"I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But, my God, how I wanted to learn! 
To change, to improve! I didn't want anything else. Not men, not money, not love, but the ability to act."

"The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes- or just by staring into space."

"The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves."

Will Acting Spoil Marilyn Monroe?--This excellent little book by journalist Pete Martin is based on actual interviews with Marilyn and was printed in 1956. It spends time examining "Monroeisms', those off-the-cuff but incredibly witty classic Monroe comebacks, as well as several of her well known quotes:

(on being asked if she wore falsies) "Those who know me better....know better."

(on sex) "It's a part of nature. I go along with nature."

(on posing nude) "I did too have something on. I had the radio on."

(on being asked what she sleeps in) "I sleep in Chanel Number Five."

"I like to feel blonde all over."

"I don't care about money. I just want to be wonderful."

"The Johnston Office spends a lot of time worrying about whether a girl has cleavage or not. It seems to me they ought to worry if she doesn't have any."

"I've been asked, 'Do you mind living in a man's world?' I always answer, 'Not as long as I can be a woman in it."

"I learned to walk when I was ten months old and I've been walking this way ever since."

P.S. I have taken images from various sources, if you find the original links tell me, I'd like to credit them. You shall always be my favorite, and you shall live in our hearts forever. I SO want to get a MM tattoo.

Love, V


  1. Never will be another woman like her!
    This post is epic!

    And,I love this blog! Completely!

  2. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.


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