15 Insightful Marilyn Monroe Quotes

15 Insightful Marilyn Monroe Quotes

15 Insightful Marilyn Monroe Quotes

15-Insightful-Marilyn-Monroe-Quotes

The general perception of Marilyn Monroe is that she was the quintessential “dumb blonde.”

But, as our Marilyn Monroe quotes show, she was far from dumb.

In fact, it is possible to find literally hundreds of her sayings online. Our Life Daily team actually had its work cut out to make a selection that could be browsed in a few moments.

Although many of her quotes are connected to sex – in one way or another – she was surprisingly philosophical about many other aspects of the relationship between men and women, and the role of women in society.

Marilyn was born in Los Angeles in 1926 and lived a complex and frequently troubled life – most of it in the media spotlight. Her early childhood years were not happy; her mother was mentally unstable, and she was brought up by foster parents.

She was married three times to an amazingly diverse selection of men. Her first marriage at age 16 was to a sailor, James Dougherty. They were divorced 4 years later. In 1954 she married the famous baseball player, Joe DiMaggio – but they were divorced the same year. Two years later she married the renowned playwright, Arthur Miller, converting to Judaism in the process. That marriage survived for five years.

Marilyn was alleged to have had sexual relationships with some very well known and high profile figures in the fields of entertainment and politics. The most highly publicized were those with President Kennedy – and his brother, Robert.

She died in 1962, at the age of 36. The official cause of death was an overdose of barbiturates – but the controversy over whether she took too many by mistake, or on purpose, has not been resolved to this day.

Knowing something about her life provides the context to her sayings. Read our Marilyn Monroe quotations and see if you agree:

1. It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far.

It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.

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