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Marilyn Monroe is alive

Author: Paulo Coelho

A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing. Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.

An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
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.
To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on the foundation.

Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
I am invariably late for appointments – sometimes as much as two hours. I’ve tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.

I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.
It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.

If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.
What do I wear in bed? Chanel No. 5 , of course…

Marilyn Monroe
(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer and model.

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