"Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it, i let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what i do, then I'm already better than them."
+ Attributions Beauty Life Life Experiences
"It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on."
+ Attributions TIME magazine quoted her saying this in 1952, here talking about her nude photographs for a calendar. After her famous Playboy shoot, she was asked often to appear nude for calendars and other pin-ups. American Actress Funny Quote of the Day Short
"I know I will never be happy but I know I can be gay!"
+ Attributions This was written to Monroe's psychologist in a letter, in 1961. She definitely became unhappy, or rather more unhappy, as her fame grew and her time in Hollywood increased. The things she said in the years and months before she died reveal a woman who was clearly disillusioned with her fame. Depression Happiness Sad
"Blond hair and breasts, that's how I got started. I couldn't act. All I had was blond hair and a body men liked. The reason I got ahead is that I was lucky and met the right men."
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"How do we know the pain or another's earlier years, let alone all that he drags with him since along the way at best a lot of leeway is needed for the other - yet how much is unhealthy for one to bear. I think to love bravely is the best and accept - as much as one can bear."
+ Attributions Monroe's early life was troubled by her mother, Gladys Baker, who was mentally unstable. She was given to foster parents, but despite her presumably stable time with them, her mother arrived once and demanded Monroe be returned to her. Marilyn was zipped into a duffel bag and in an ensuing scuffle it burst open, dumping Monroe on the ground crying while her foster mother and birth mother fought. This was just one of the many episodes with her mother that no doubt traumatized a young Marilyn Monroe, and as we see above from her diary, she is aware that these things can affect us our entire lives. Love Mother Sad Sad Love Youth
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