Thursday, June 28, 2012

Misquotes from Marilyn Monroe

I've mentioned in previous posts that I am perplexed by the fascination with Marilyn Monroe quotes. 

This has quadrupled since I've joined Pinterest.

Every other "pin" is a photo of Marilyn Monroe looking absolutely stunning and receiving attribution for a quote that, I would bet an ovary on, never came from her mouth.

 I don't think there was a fixation with size zero during Marilyn's era. Nice try, fatties. 

I wouldn't take advice from her. It didn't turn out that great.

Obviously Miss Monroe has been misquoted, and it is my duty to set the record straight! Here's some quotes I'm nearly positive came from the sex symbol.

Way to lay it all out there, M-Dog.

She has a really good point.

Fact: In 50 years Kim Kardashian will be attributed to 
MLK's "I have a dream" speech.

But Marilyn, she's a feminist, 
which means she's ugly!

Girl! You so crazy.

I didn't think so.

UPDATE: The Tsaritsa inspired a reverse Monroe quote.


Lorraine said...

Pretty sure "nice try, fatties" made me snort.

But it was Marilyn Monroe who once said "real women snort," so it's totally okay.


Allie said...

She really was a vessel of knowledge.

L-Kat said...

I hope when my sexing, boozing, and drugging leads to my demise people pretend I said a lot of inspirational things.

the Tsaritsa said...

There's that one quote that people are always reposting about "If you can't be with me when I'm at my worst then you don't deserve me when I'm at my best." License to be an asshole, basically.

Allie said...

L-Kat- I think that's every little girl's dream.

The Tsarita- Exactly! Some people at their worst are meth addicts, I don't think I should have to stick that out.

the Tsaritsa said...

Jack Torrance makes a lovely Marilyn :)

Lauren Alissa Hunter said...

This was absolutely what I needed right now.

briLikethebear said...

I'm glad Marilyn approves of "nice try, fatties" because I think that's what I'm going to say whenever anyone is wrong about anything. Thanks for giving me that.

Allie said...

Lauren- I'm glad to help!

Bri- No problem. I think Marilyn would approve!

Krista said...

ive thought this so many times! im like didnt she kill herself, and get divorced like 5 times?
she invented divorce so it's cool.
i also love when the fatties are like but marilyn monroe was a size 12. and im like hoes, its called vanity sizing. a size 12 back then is what a 6 or 8 is today.

Becky said...

Love it.

Allie said...

Krista- I honestly believe that Kim Kardashian will be the next generation's Pinterest Marilyn.

Which shows that as long as you are photogenic as a mother fucker, people will overlook a lot of your faults and attribute semi-inspirational quotes to you.

Becky- Thanks!!

Cherie said...

Oh my God I just died. Note to self: do not read Allie's blog while I'm supposed to be being "productive" at my internship.

MonsteRawr said...

I'm going to print that last one out and hang it in my office.

Shaneiferd said...

Freaking great...all of them. I love the Here's Johnny pic most of all. It's more realistic than most Marilyn Monroe quote pictures.

Faith Allen said...

Marilyn monroe is one of the most epic and brilliant personality that I've known in my life. I'm quite fascinated with her wisdom. In fact, I've collected some of the best Marilyn Monroe quotes and make sure to cover at least most of it. Well, they are really inspirational!