LIFE & CULTURE

9 of Marilyn Monroe’s most empowering quotes

From a woman who knew a thing or two about confidence

She was the ultimate femme fatal, known predominately for her seductive, albeit ditzy, blonde persona. But behind that glossy smile, breathy voice, and bedroom eyes was a woman who knew how to control her femininity and sexuality to craft a career that has outlived her by more than 50 years. Here is a round-up of some of Ms Monroe’s most empowering quotes that portray a wise and intelligent woman with a bombshell facade:

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1) ”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”

2) “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous that absolutely boring”

3) “Fear is stupid. So are regrets”

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4) “This life is what you make it. No 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”

5) “Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also have its drawbacks, and I’ve experienced both”

6) “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are”

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7) ‘I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else”

8) “One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel”

9) “I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful”

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