13 Crazy Brilliant Things Marilyn Monroe (May Or May Not Have) Said

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Wise words from a beautiful soul.

If you've never stopped to read some of Marilyn Monroe's quotes, prepare to be surprised. There are probably hundreds of quotes attributed to the late, great blonde bombshell, and whether she said them or not ... we think they're just dazzlingly brilliant

Here are 13 of Monroe's most inspiring quotes:

For all the single ladies ...

"A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her."

— Marilyn Monroe

NEVER judge a book by its cover ...

"Boys think girls are like books, if the cover doesn't catch their eye they wont bother to read what's inside."

— Marilyn Monroe

Because being weird is normal ...

“Imperfection is beauty. madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

— Marilyn Monroe

Who runs the world?

“I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as I can be a woman in it.”

— Marilyn Monroe

Because there will be times when EVERYTHING falls apart ...

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

— Marilyn Monroe

Let them talk!

“When it comes down to it. I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do. Them I’m already better than them.”

— Marilyn Monroe

Be careful with who you surround yourself.

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

— Marilyn Monroe

Because sometimes it’s OK to bend the rules.

“If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have gotten anywhere.”

— Marilyn Monroe

Because we should all be living in the moment.

“I was never used to being happy, so that wasn’t something I ever took for granted.”

— Marilyn Monroe

All or nothing!

“Call a curse or just call me best. If you can’t handle my worst you ain’t getting my best.”

— Marilyn Monroe

Show them WHO'S boss.

“Sometimes you just have to throw on a crown and remind them who they’re dealing with.”

— Marilyn Monroe

Be yourself!

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”

— Marilyn Monroe

Take pride in ALL you do!

“I used to say to myself, ‘What the devil have you got to be proud about, Marilyn Monroe?’ And I’d answer, ‘Everything, everything.’”

— Marilyn Monroe


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