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  Marilyn Monroe was an American actress and a fashion icon of the early 1960s. There are a lot of things Marilyn is known for, but one of my favorites is the confidence and her will to fight against women’s stereotypes. Decades later, people still see her as a beauty icon and live by some of the famous words she spoke. Here are four quotes from Marilyn Monroe that represent confidence and what we can use in our day-to-day lives.  


 1.”Be Real, be yourself, BE unique, BE TRUE, BE HONEST, BE HUMBLE, BE HAPPY.” 

  This quote stands out to me because it stresses the importance of being yourself. Marilyn did not become the icon she was by imitating other women. She became an icon by being herself and owning who she was. This idea is what changed women’s standard concept and shine a light on women. We live in a world where women are pressured into fitting a standard of beauty. But like Marilyn, it is essential to be yourself because there is beauty in who you are. 


2.”Keep smiling because life is beautiful, and they’re so much to smile about.”  

2020 was a challenging year for all of us and filled with lots of changes. But something I learned from Marilyn was even through the midst of trouble, and there is some happiness right around the corner. We can be grateful for small things such as family or merely waking up in the morning. Life is full of beauty if we take the time to appreciate it.  


3.”Sometimes things fall apart so better things can fall together.”  

Life is full of up and down and mistakes. When I use to fail at something, I think it was the end of the world. But mistakes are made so that we can learn and, next time, be better. Accepting your mistakes can help change your perspective on life. I live by this quote because it reminds me that my failures are just things that will eventually help me grow into a better version of myself. 


4.”If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best.”  

We all know that being perfect is overrated. As kids, we are taught to put our best foot forward and hide our imperfections. But as much as we try to ignore them, our weaknesses are who we are. Marilyn had lots of flaws and negative views about her. But instead of feeling down about herself, she owned all of them. I love this quote because it reminds me to stand tall in my imperfections and love every part of me, no matter the number of flaws. 


Marilyn’s many more iconic quotes we all can learn from, but these four were my favorites. Marilyn continues to inspire others through her bravery and courage to stand tall through life. I hope you, too, can be inspired and learn from her as well. 

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Valdosta '24

Hey!My name is Genesis.I am a communcations major and enjoy a good from com movie
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