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.


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.

wedding bands

Actual author – unknown


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.

how i met your mother

Actual author – paraphrased line from an episode of How I Met Your Mother


Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything


Actual author – unknown


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

hands on globe

Actual author – Alona Kimhi


A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.

strong woman

Actual author – unknown

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