Monday, January 17, 2011

A sex symbol's wise words ♥

I usually rely on Audrey Hepburn's quotes when I am seeking fulfillment, but I have never felt like I relate to someone so I did today when I read Marilyn's. (i feel like we're on a first name basis, haha)
Her diary talks about feeling alone, about wanting to be loved. about not trusting anybody. about how no one understands what she does, or how she thinks. she is perceived as a dumb blonde much. 
but as you can read below, she is a complete genius. and i couldn't agree more. she took the words straight from my mouth. They're worth reading, especially if you model. especially if your heart hurts. if you love being nude, but hate being misunderstood. dont want to trust, but dont want to miss out. pay attention.

-A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
-A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.
-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. 
-Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered. -Dogs never bite me. Just humans. 
-Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
-Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives. 
-I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.
-I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it. 
-I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really. 
-I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. -I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy. 
-I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else. 
-I restore myself when I'm alone.
-I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. 
-I've never dropped anyone I believed in. -If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere. 
-If I'm a star, then the people made me a star. 
-It's all make believe, isn't it? 
-It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far. 
-It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on. 
-My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation but I'm working on the foundation. 
-No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't.
-Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature. 
-The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up. 
-The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another. 
-The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any. 
-There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights. 
-What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course
-Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius. and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. 

I am comforted by her words, though so simple. Audrey Hepburn's so deep and humanitarian. 
My dreams are big. and i want them all.

1 comment:

  1. "-I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else."

    Love this one, particuluarly. :)