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Marilyn Monroe

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in The United States
June 01, 1926

died
August 05, 1962

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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 with Twentieth Century-Fox. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950), drew attention. By 1952 she had her first leading role in Don't Bother to Knock and 1953 brought a lead in Niagara, a melodramatic film noir that dwelt on her seductiveness. Her "dumb blonde" persona was used to comic effect in subsequen...more


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My Story
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,466 ratings — published 1974 — 17 editions
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Fragments: Poems, Intimate ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 1,216 ratings — published 2010 — 22 editions
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Marilyn Monroe Quotes vol 1
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 232 ratings — published 2010
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Personal Property of Marily...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1999
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Marilyn Monroe in Her Own W...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1983
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Conversations with Marilyn:...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1977
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Marilyn Monroe Quotes vol 2
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2010
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Marilyn Monroe: My Story, M...
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4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013
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Marilyn: A Never Ending Dream
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 865 ratings — published 1973 — 26 editions
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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.”
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“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.”
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“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.George R.R. Martin
 
  56 votes, 12.4%

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.Oscar Wilde
 
  46 votes, 10.2%

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?Abraham Lincoln
 
  38 votes, 8.4%

Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.Winston Churchill
 
  31 votes, 6.9%

A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.Eleanor Roosevelt
 
  28 votes, 6.2%

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.George Carlin
 
  28 votes, 6.2%

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.Jane Austen
 
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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.Socrates
 
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I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. -Thomas Edison (write-in)
 
  24 votes, 5.3%

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
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With my last breath, I’ll exhale my love for you. I hope it’s a cold day, so you can see what you meant to me.
Jarod Kintz
 
  13 votes, 2.9%

You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.Suzanne Collins
 
  12 votes, 2.7%

Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.T.S. Eliot
 
  11 votes, 2.4%

"Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die today." James Dean (write-in)
 
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If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.Marilyn Monroe
 
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Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.Mark Twain
 
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"Centrum Permanebit" -The Fiery Heart (write-in)
 
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Alphabet: a symbolic system used in algebra, with applications that have yet to be discovered by dyslexics and two thirds of college graduates.Bauvard
 
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It is never too late to be what you might have been ~ George Eliot (write-in)
 
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"We are built like the cities of Troy on our previous selves. Every night we sleep uneasily on their rubble." --Andrew Brown (write-in)
 
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Non-cooperation with evil is a duty -- Mahatma Gandhi (write-in)
 
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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wylde (write-in)
 
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"Chacun à son goût" (each to his own taste) -Prince Orlofsky from Die Fledermaus (write-in)
 
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Outside of a dog a book is a man's best friend, inside of a dog, it's too dark to read-Grouho Marx (write-in)
 
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“And leaving you (there aren't words to untangle it) Your life, fearful and immense and blossoming, so that, sometimes frustrated, and sometimes understanding, Your life is sometimes a stone in you, and then, a star.” Rainer Maria Rilke (write-in)
 
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