March is Women’s History Month, and who better to celebrate it with than the world’s most famous Hollywood star, Marilyn Monroe? Well, of course there are many women to celebrate it with, but if you read my blog with relative consistency, you know that I love to write about Marilyn Monroe whenever I get the chance.
She’s mostly known for her body, her red lipstick and her bleach blonde hair, but I know her the most as an artist. Not only was she a wonderful comedienne, singer, dancer and dramatic actress, but also she was a talent with words. The journals she left behind carry the heavy and profound weight of honest, brave and intellectual poetry. It’s no wonder that her quotes are timeless and continue to echo throughout the generations.
In honor of March and Monroe, I’ve compiled a list of the star’s most resonating and inspiring quotes about womanhood and the tasks of life.
All of the 14 quotes written below were said or written by Marilyn Monroe:
~Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition. Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition #MarilynMonroe Click To Tweet
~A woman knows by instinct, or intuition, what is best for herself.
~One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all women should feel.
~A career is born in public. Talent is born in privacy.
~Black men don’t like to be called “boys,” but women accept being called “girls.”
~I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.
~I often wake up in the night, and I like to have something to think about.
~My work is the only ground I’ve ever had to stand on.
~Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
~I restore myself when I’m alone.
~Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
~I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it. I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it. #MarilynMonroe Click To Tweet
~All we demanded was our right to twinkle. All we demanded was our right to twinkle. #MarilynMonroe Click To Tweet
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