Friday, August 5, 2011

Beautiful Misfit



You can have Audrey.

You can keep Grace.

My heart belongs to Marilyn.



"No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't."



"I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful."



"I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest."



"Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle."



"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."



"Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world."



"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."



"The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up."



"It's all make believe, isn't it?"



"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."



"Dogs never bite me. Just humans."



"I want to grow old without face lifts...I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I've made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you."



"Fame has a special burden."



I am going to Oregon for five days. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I will see you lovelies on Wednesday. xoxo

48 comments:

Mouthwash said...

Such a beautiful post Jen. I really liked her quotes. Came at a helpful time.

Amber
Ambersmouthwash

Ann said...

Oh she deserves to be an icon...

And with her quotes spreading on the internet these days... you just know she's no dumb blonde, she's got a head over her shoulders ♥

Belly B said...

She has the most beautiful quotes ever. I especially like the one about her dreaming the hardest :)

Belly B :)

Josie said...

She's so stunning and has the GREATEST quotes, honestly. I'll take Audrey, but count yourself lucky to have a hold on Marilyn!
xo Josie
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Andrés Corella said...

Gorgeous pictures and amazing quotes...she was truly wise...have fun in Oregon..buy me something xD haha

xx
Andy
The Black Label

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Such an attractive and fragile woman. The quotes are lovely. She's the all American girl.

jos xx said...

lovely pictures!!! love the quotes you picked!!

jos xx

-E- said...

there's something sort of sad about someone who wants that much to be famous though, no?

Sherin said...

I love Marilyn as well. she was a legend and so gorgeous. All these quotes of hers are all so amazing.

Alyssa said...

I love Marilyn Monroe too! She is so talented and beautiful! What an amazing figure to look up to!

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Sarah said...

Love this post, she was so beautiful.
Have a great time!
x

Shannon said...

How come famous women these days don't have as inspirational of quotes???

These are beautiful.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful post. She's so insightful...it's tragic that her life took such a downward turn.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

she was so beautiful! i love the beach pics. if she was only alive toda...

Tanvi said...

Such a lovely post! She was a lovely woman. Died young and escaped face lifts after all!

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love jenny xoxo said...

Gorgeous post! I totally agree, Marilyn all the way!

XOXO

Olga said...

Marilyn is something extraordinary. The more you look at her photos, the more you see what an incredible person she was.

Savvy Gal said...

she is beautiful.

Tights Lover said...

I love this post. The pictures are gorgeous and I loved reading all the quotes.

I hope you have a good time in Oregon!

Carrie said...

Everyone's a star and desrves the right to twinkle. Wow, I love that quote.

:)
Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

I have always loved Norma Jean. The pictures you picked are special because they are not the most famous Marylin shots. I don't know what it was about her. She evolved into a sophisticated, sexy woman. Yet, she always remained "fresh" and youthful looking. Great post, Jennifer. Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

Rachel said...

She was so incredibly beautiful! Love the quotes too!

Amy said...

Have a great trip! Can't wait to read all about it :)

Punctuation Mark said...

it's like she's been frozen in time... amazing!

Bad Joan said...

Loooove Marilyn, she was so incredibly beautiful!

GTBB,
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Meri said...

Marilyn seemed so beautiful and sweet, and she was definitely funny!
Have a great time in Oregon!

David L Macaulay said...

we all lovr Marilyn - have a great time in Oregon x

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

So many amazing quotes from her... I adored reading them all. One of my favourite pictures here is the one of her face in the sand with the necklace above her lips... so gorgeous and glamorous!

xo
Rachel

Dahl said...

What awesome quotes and photos of her. I love Marilyn, because she seems much more down to earth than a lot of stars, and she's not stick thin either! She's absolutely gorgeous. http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

MissBliss said...

fabulous pictures and quotations...

love the shot of her on the diving board.

xo xo from Miami Beach

Imogen said...

Despite the fact that she is so iconic I didn't actually know that much about her so I found this a really interesting and beautiful post. She is so pretty and all these photos are amazing. The quotes offer a different perspective so that is great too. Thanks for your advice on my last post. Have a good five days away.

~Serendipity~ said...

Its a beautiful tribute to the legend :)
Marilyn is my heroine too. Her story always inspires me to make it big :)
The quotes are one of their kind.

Nice work :)

Glam Fashionista said...

great post, love it

Kavery said...

Gorgeous pics. And a fanatastic tribute to her. Didn't know so many of those quotes were hers.

Bonnie said...

Lovely photos, wonderful quotes, a life too short. Enjoy Oregon!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

LOVE this selection of photos and quotes of and from Marilyn! You did such a great job putting it together, really - it's like telling her story in quotes and I love the insight it given into her mind!

Have a fun trip!

shooting star said...

i love the second pic..she luks so vulnerable!!!
and in spite of everything ...in essence she was that... a vulnerable girl wanting to be loved!!!

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Movies on my Mind said...

Way too buff!

Kristin said...

Tortured, flawed and eternally fascinating!

A BRIT GREEK said...

I just really enjoyed this post J, loved all the imagery and the quotes, she's pretty much magic!
I love the quote about everyone deserving the right to twinkle...

x.o.x.o

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

These quotes are so profound, every single one of them. Wonderful pictures too. I really enjoyed this post.
Have a great time in Oregon!
xoRobyn

wardrobemag said...

Marilyn was a true beauty and her curvy figure is amazing

Bhav x

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I absolutely love her and this post was so awesome with her pictures and quotes!! LOVE IT.


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Venus In Virgo said...

Beautifully! written! XOXO

♥byAnja said...

great post.I love it!!!

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Courtney Erin said...

I've always been a Katherine Hepburn fan myself - but Marilyn is right up there!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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jardelle said...

i love her