Happy Birthday, Ms Marilyn... This Is Marilyn Monroe In Her Own Words

Happy Birthday, Ms Marilyn... This Is Marilyn Monroe In Her Own Words
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The actress was never short of pearls of wisdom during her (too short) life. Here she is in her own words...

On success...
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.

On friendship…
Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.

On shoes…
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.

On being a woman…
One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I'm a woman. That is the way all females should feel.

On fame…
Fame doesn't fulfil you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary

On glamour…
Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.

On being a sex symbol…
Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.

On plastic surgery…
I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.

On fashion…
Designers want me to dress like spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like spring. I feel like a warm, red autumn.

 
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