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10 Reasons To Stop Quoting Marilyn Monroe Wrong!

We see it all the time on Facebook or Instagram - and it needs to stop, for the sake of Marilyn Monroe

No, Marilyn Monroe didn't go on a rant about being selfish and impatient and deserving her at her best. Honestly, she said some pretty profound things - and it's most ignored when it comes to social media.

Sure, we get that a catchy quote is shareable, but how would you like being misquoted everywhere to seem like a pampered princess? Yeah, you probably wouldn't.

So, in honor of Marilyn's Birthday, we clear her name. Here are 10 quotes from Marilyn that she actually said in publications and recordings, that way she can't be misquoted.



PALM SPRINGS, CA - 1954: Actress Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait laying on the grass in 1954 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)

"I think it's terribly important for parents to give a child a good emotional education... A child needs more than food and shelter. He needs love and security." - Family Weekly, December 11, 1960



LOS ANGELES - 1953: Actress Marilyn Monroe leans on a Singer Automobile as she poses for a portrait on the set of the movie 'How To Marry A Millionaire' which was released in 1953. (Photo by Frank Worth, Courtesy of Capital Art/Getty Images)

"If I'm a star the people made me a star. No studio and no person. But the people did." - LIFE 1962 Tapes



CIRCA 1953: Actress Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait in circa 1953. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


"I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. But what goes with it can be a burden." - Life, August 1962



1954: EXCLUSIVE Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) arriving at the premiere of the film 'There's No Business like Show Business'. (Photo by M. Garrett/Murray Garrett/Getty Images)


"Those who know me better know better." - The Saturday Evening Post, May 1956



American actress Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson or Norma Jean Baker, 1926 - 1962). (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)


“I never consciously think of my mouth, but I do consciously think about what I’m thinking about." - The Saturday Evening Post, May 1956


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LOS ANGELES - 1951: Rising star Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait in a dress made out of an Idaho potato sack in 1951 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Theisen/Getty Images)



UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Portrait, around 1960, of Marilyn MONROE posing in a bathing suit on a rock. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)


“There are people to whom other people react, and other people who do nothing for people.” - The Saturday Evening Post, May 1956



1953: EXCLUSIVE A portrait of actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) surrounded by reporters and fans outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California (Photo by M. Garrett/Murray Garrett/Getty Images)


"And there is a need for aloneness, which I don't think that most people realize for a creative person, or an actress." - LIFE 1962 Tapes


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KOREA - 1954: Actress Marilyn Monroe entertains the American troops during a USO tour in 1954 in Korea. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


“Some men prefer subtleties and other men don’t want things so subtle... I don’t believe in false modesty. A woman only hurts herself that way. If she’s coy she’s denying herself an important part of life." - The Saturday Evening Post, May 1956



Marilyn Monroe, headshot, 1950. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)


"Isn't it a terrible thing about life that there always must be something we have to live up to?" - Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential



NEW YORK - MARCH 1955: Actress Marilyn Monroe relaxes in a quiet moment in a restaurant in March 1955 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ed Feingersh/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


"We are all born special creatures." - LIFE 1962 Tapes


Happy Birthday Marilyn!


Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”