One of the difficulties in running a quote site or simply looking up quotes for wisdom or advice is the fact that it can be difficult to know if a quote is attributed to the correct person. In many cases, there are plenty of sources to corroborate if someone said something; we can use books, movies, recordings, videos, and more to confirm whether something was said by a certain someone or not.
Despite these methods to verify the accuracy of a quote, there are many misappropriations (purposely and accidentally) made by people all the time. One of the most frequently misquoted celebrities over the years has turned out to be the stunning Marilyn Monroe.
Social media sites like Facebook and Instagram have accelerated this pattern of misquotes for people like Marilyn Monroe. People are far less likely to verify the information they’re reading on these sites and misquotes can spread quickly. However, the celebrity said quite a lot about life, living, beauty, and more that people to this day are unaware of.
We thought we’d share some of the lesser-known quotes from Monroe on topics ranging from exercise and beauty to diet and sleeping.
On dinner: ”I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat, and that is all. I must be part rabbit; I never get bored with raw carrots.”
On fame and celebrity: “Fame has a special burden, which I might as well state here and now. I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. But what goes with it can be a burden.”
A quote that surprises many, on sun tanning: ”I don’t think sun-tanned skin is any more attractive than white skin, or any healthier, for that matter.”
On exercise during a time when it was far less popular: ”I never used to bother with exercises. Now I spend at least 10 minutes each morning working out with small weights.”
If you know of other lesser-known quotes from Marilyn Monroe, we’d love for you to submit them!