50 years later, Marilyn Monroe's wisdom is still timeless for women of all ages.
3. "I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent." —Marilyn Monroe
In spite of or because of her inner battles and demons, we fell in love with her vulnerability, fragility and desperate need to be loved for her inner beauty, and who she was as a woman rather than her pin-up stardom sex-appeal. Nothing has changed in what men are looking for in women. Sex-appeal isn't just about a bomb-shell figure and dreamy eyes. It's something that comes from within, it's confidence and fragility, intelligence and authenticity, gratitude and appreciation, and she had it.
4. "A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night." —Marilyn Monroe
She knew where her priorities were and it wasn't a glorious career. What’s a life work without love, after all? And she knew she'd rather be unhappy alone than unhappy with a man. She knew that settling wasn't worth it. Single? 10 Ways To Boost Your Self-Confidence
5. "I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one." —Marilyn Monroe
She had the perfect cocktail mix of glamour, wit and brains that had men swooning at her feet. She knew how to keep her internal attraction switch flipped to on. Sex-appeal is also mystery and knowing that less is more when it comes to deciding what to reveal about yourself.
6. "I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful." —Marilyn Monroe
And if you're wonderful and passionate about it, the money will follow, as they say.
7. "If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere." —Marilyn Monroe
In France, where I lived for 30 years, married to a Frenchman, I quickly learned that rules were meant to be seriously bent if not broken. So many of us have so many internal rules passed down from society, parents, teachers and others that we never even question if we agree or not!
Get rid of the "shoulds, ought to's, gotta do this" mentality and shift to choosing what you want to do. So you're a square peg in a round hole? More power to you for living life on the edge and making things happen!
How do you think she would have influenced women today? I'd love to read your comments.