Marilyn Monroe may not have written the theory of relativity, but her insights on human nature were total genius.
By now we all know that Marilyn Monroe was a complex figure. Norma Jean Baker was so much more than an iconic sex symbol, or the quintessential dumb blonde. What Marilyn Monroe brought to the screen was a power that will last long after we're all gone. I mean, Einstein's theory of relativity was eventually disproved. Can we say the same about Marilyn's revelatory performance in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? Nope. That's still 100% true and 100% awesome.
Was Marilyn Monroe a physicist? Did she cure cancer? Had she unraveled the mysterious of the universe prior to her death? No, though it would admittedly be amazing if any of these were true (somebody write a TV show about any one of those, stat, please). But just because her major contributions were on the screen, that doesn't make any of Marilyn Monroe's famous quotes about love, sexism, and humanity less true.
If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) you're exactly where you need to be! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious relationship truths, we've got you covered.
Live in the moment.
"We should all start to live before we get old. Fear is stupid, so are regrets."
Live your best life and live it boldly! That might mean you briefly marry Arthur Miller. That's cool, go with it!
"I live to succeed. Not to please you or anyone else."
Somewhere Beyonce and her army of followers just stood up and started snapping for the OG queen of girl power.
Crazy Is Cool.
"Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
This is like don't sweat the small stuff if the small stuff also includes deciding not to take your antidepressants. The message is still exceptionally powerful: Perfection is overrated.
"Ever notice how 'what the hell?' is always the right answer?"
Why say "maybe" when you could say "HELL YES" and try something new and outrageous? It could be life changing. This is how I discovered that I like white wine.
"Dogs never bite me, just humans."
I have never been bitten by a dog, but I understand that I am being way too literal here. She might have been all smiles on camera, but Marilyn new better than to take anything (or anyone) at face value.
"No girl should forget that she doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her."
If I'd come across this quote prior to my last relationship, I might have ditched my lame-wad ex SO much sooner.
"I think love and work are the only real things that happen to us."
Marilyn Monroe: Pioneer on the front of work/life balance.
Suck it, dudes!
"Woman who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."
Lean in, and then step over him!
Marilyn is for the children.
"Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothing to f**k wit!"
Just wanted to make sure you were still paying attention.
Aretha Franklin approves.
"Respect is one of life's greatest treasures. I mean if you don't have that, what does it all add up to?"
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to Marilyn.