This is in my FAQ (which I’m sure no one reads haha) but I am posting this because I feel its necessary.
The topic of fake Marilyn quotes has been brought up many times by fellow Marilyn blogs. This is a list I compiled of them. When I say fake I mean she never said the quote. I hope you aren’t gasping… yet lol. How do I know that, you ask? There are no sources for these. In my opinion, most have probably been made up by god knows who and they said, “hey, I know who will make this popular… Marilyn Monroe!”
To make my day brighter it would be great if people would posting these sayings with her name at the end of it (because we all know posting these fake quotes gets you notes, right?) Instead, please pick up a book or listen to an interview of hers and quote something she has actually said. In the meantime, you could browse through my Quotes section.
Before I get messages in my inbox, I would like to add that not all of these quotes are “bad,” “stupid,” etc. I can see how some are inspirational and if they make you happy then fine. But they are annoying in the sense that people believe they have been said by Marilyn which they haven’t and also because these don’t portray her. And I can’t help but wonder how many people would like some of these quotes if Marilyn’s name wasn’t attributed to these. Something to think about. I’m sure you don’t like it when people put words in your mouth, so why is it okay for it to happen to Marilyn and other celebrities?
And now I present the fake quotes that will haunt Marilyn’s legend (and myself) for eternity:
“This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, somg go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
“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.”
"A girl knows her limits but a wise girl knows she has none."
"A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her."
"To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly." (SIZE ZERO DID NOT EXIST IN MARILYN’S TIME. I do think that Marilyn would agree with this quote, but let’s remember she did not say it.)
"All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same."
“I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am pretty, but not beautiful. I have friends, but I am not the peacemaker. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”
“Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous then absolutly boring.”
"Well behaved women rarely make history."
“A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, leaves before she is left and forgets before she is forgotten.”
“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I’m just a girl who wishes for the world.”
"A sex symbol is a heavy load to carry when one is tired, hurt and bewildered." (Supposedly Clara Bow said this.)
“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” (Apparently Timothy Leary said this.)
“If you’re gonna be two faced at least make one of them pretty.”
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” (Supposedly Bette Midler said this.)
“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.”
She has also been misquoted many times. For example, this quote has been credited to her: “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle” when really she said “Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.”