‘I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.’ Marilyn Monroe
I passed through the following link which gives 50 quotes from Marilyn Monroe. http://entertainment.ca.msn.com/movies/galleries/marilyn-monroe-quotes#image=1 (The image above is also from that link.) I was surprised at her depth. How horrible is that to admit? I’ve never really watched her movies, even when I was younger, well – maybe that was because my family was more in to John Wayne and Orson Welles and Hitchcock. But I am curious to see her movies now and read her biography.
It is now 50 years since her death. I wonder how much the FBI will now release from their closed books. She was an icon for women, but what was her real impact? Sexuality, sensuality, identity, body image, intelligence, lack of intelligence, competition, I don’t know. She certainly seems to me, to encompass the entire problem the woman of today is still facing – balancing the female identity in a male world. Credibility, understanding, acceptance of being a whole person. Only seeing her in movies, I was never motivated to learn much about her behind the scenes. Many of these quotes though show her as being very self aware and emotionally intelligent. Did she really play by her own rules in the man’s game?
Think I’m going to look for a good biography on her …. if you can suggest one, please comment, or send me a note.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you 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.