25 Misattributed Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Do you ever see quotes attributed to Marilyn Monroe on your social media newsfeed? You’d probably be living under a rock if you haven’t. And while these quotes can be quite inspirational or uplifting, very often they have nothing to do with Marilyn Monroe. These are 25 misattributed Marilyn Monroe quotes.

25

Keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about

Marylin Monroe smiling

Actual author – unknown

24

When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them anyway

Gossip

Actual author – unknown


23

We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle

milky way

Actual author – Marylin Monroe, however, it is a misquote. Her actual quote was made in a telegram on June 13, 1962. In declining an invitation to a party Marilyn wrote:

“Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.

22

All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same

Guy carrying girl

Actual author – unknown


21

Ever notice how “What the hell” is always the right answer?

Insignificance

Actual author – paraphrased line from the film Insignificance



Image Credits: 1. Public Domain, 2. Marilyn_Monroe,_Korea,_1954.jpg: USMC Archives, derivative work: César via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 2.0, 3. Shutterstock, 4. Public Domain, 5. Shutterstock, 6. Курт Кобейн via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 4.0, 7. Shutterstock, 8-9. Public Domain, 10-11. Shutterstock, 12. Philip H. Bailey via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 2.5, 13. Shutterstock, 14. Public Domain, 15-17. Shutterstock, 18. Public Domain, 19. Poster image of “How I Met Your Mother” used to describe the narrative on this list. Image used is of low quality and is believed its use falls under Fair Use according to United States copyright laws. 20. Shutterstock, 21. Poster image of “Insignificance” used to describe the narrative on this list. Image used is of low quality and is believed its use falls under Fair Use according to United States copyright laws., 22-25. Shutterstock, Featured Image: Public Domain.

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