“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.”
More Marilyn Munroe Quotes
—I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.
—We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.
—Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
—I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.
—Black men don’t like to be called ‘boys,’ but women accept being called ‘girls.’
—Why do you often meet people you know when you look your worst?
—Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
—Dogs never bite me – just humans.
—A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.
—The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
—A smart girl leaves before she is left.
—If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
In 1962, Marilyn died at the age of 36 from an overdose of pills. She left the proceeds of her mansion to Lee Strasburg, Hollywood Producer, a close friend, and Marilyn’s mentor.
Lee Strasburg – proceeds of the selling of her home to him ($3.6 million). He was her mentor.
Strasberg reportedly once claimed that of all his actor students with whom he had worked, she was the one who stood out above the rest, second only to Marlon Brando.. At the time of her death, she was at the height of her career. In 1999 she was ranked the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. Strasberg gave the eulogy at her funeral:
For us, Marilyn was a devoted and loyal friend – a colleague constantly reaching for perfection. We shared her pain and difficulties, and some of her joys. She was a member of our family…. It is difficult to accept the fact that her zest for life has been ended by this dreadful accident. Despite the heights and brilliance she had attained on the screen, she was planning for the future. She was looking forward to participating in the many exciting things. In her eyes, and in mine, her career was just beginning…. She had a luminous quality. A combination of wistfulness, radiance, and yearning that set her apart and made everyone wish to be part of it – to share in the childish naivete which was at once so shy and yet so vibrant.