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Marilyn Monroe: Her Life Remembered in Quotes & Photos

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

With today being the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death (August 5th, 1962), we wanted to take a closer look at the iconic blonde's most notable contributions to popular culture: Her glamorous style and we've also included our favorite Marilyn Monroe quotes. Hit the jump to see!

 That's the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something, I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of.
 A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
 An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
  What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
 I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
 Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
  If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.
 I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.
 I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
 People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and although you've become famous, you haven't become phony.
 It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
 The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
 It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.
 Well behaved women rarely make history
 It's woman's spirit and mood a man has to stimulate in order to make sex interesting. The real lover is the man who can thrill you by touching your head or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
 It's better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.
I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
 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 their 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.
 Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
 If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
 A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
 I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.

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