50 Years After Her Death: 10 Things We Learned About Love From Marilyn Monroe

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With her whisper thin voice, neck-breaking curves and platinum locks, Marilyn Monroe took over the silver screen and broke the hearts of every man who laid eyes on her when she astonished the 1950’s movie industry with her beauty and charm. While her entire life was under the microscope of the Hollywood spotlight, her dating career was always hush-hush. Though, never one to to shy away from making waves in the movie biz, Ms. Monroe, who was found dead in her home 50 years ago on August 5th at the age of 36, always had something to say when it came to love. From learning to love yourself, to finding balance between a career and a relationship, this voluptuous vixen has had many words of advice that have stood the test of time and continue to resonate in modern day.

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“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.”

“A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.”

“It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.”

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“It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.”

“A career is wonderful thing, but you can’t snuggle up to it on a cold night.”

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“It’s woman’s spirit and mood a man has to stimulate in order to make sex interesting. The real lover is the man who can thrill you by touching your head or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”

“If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.”

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so 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.”

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“Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. Work is in itself a form of love.”

“Men who think that a woman’s past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak.  A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many.”