Wise Words From A Sagacious Star

"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." 
~Marilyn Monroe

Taken In Grand Central Subway Station, NYC, March 24, 1955;
from the New York Times slide show “Marilyn and the City” .
Photo Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images


  1. A well selected message for the day Stephanie .. not just another pretty face eh? .. KW

  2. Thanks, KW! Glad to know it struck a chord with you too! Agreed. ...a profoundly emotional, yet fragile, beauty.

  3. I remember Marilyn Monroe in a bit part in an old Groucho Marx movie. I liked her in Niagara and Gentleman Prefer Blondes. A fragile and beautiful soul, she left us too soon. She was someone special.

  4. @ MikeB; I'd loved to see her with Groucho! And I enjoyed GPB, but now have to go catch up and see Niagara!
    ...and agree completely with you...

  5. I found the bit part Marilyn Monroe scene for you on Utube! It has an introduction by Groucho in a 1963 conversation, and then the scene from the old movie. I had never seen this clip of Groucho talking about how Monroe got that bit part, so it was fun for me too, and I liked seeing the scene again. Enjoy! Here is the link:


  6. I just found a clearer clip, also on Utube, of the Monroe bit part scene, in which Groucho's last line is not cut off. The link is:


  7. Well MikeB - How very sweet & thoughtful of you! Thanks so much! - I throughly enjoyed watching Groucho ogle Marilyn!!

  8. Hi again Stephanie --
    In reading your response, it occurred to me that another Marilyn Monroe favorite of mine is The Seven Year Itch, with Tom Ewell in the lead male role. The film is from 1955, and I think it is very funny.
    -- MikeB

  9. Hello MikeB- yes! that one is not only a great M. Monroe flick, it's great classic film!

  10. Wow, I didn't know she was so wise, I always loved her though.

  11. @alessandra - have to say - I was somewhat surprised too! And always loved her too, but now I love her more! Thanks for your comments
    ...and Bienvenuti/Welcome, Alessandra!