Thursday, May 10, 2012


I've started a new section on my Pinterest titled Idols. Typically, I try to avoid fascination with the very famous. However, I am certainly a sucker for a great quotation or biography, which you only ever find about people who have acquired fame of some kind. I can spend hours jumping between wikipedia pages reading peoples' life stories. In particular, I love discovering more about musicians and writers. I'm not sure why I find it all so interesting, but I love stories accounting the path someone traveled in life. I think that is partly why I have always kept my own diary and now this blog, which I use as an online diary of sorts. Anyway, I think part of what inspired me to start my Idols section is the movie, My Week with Marilyn. I thought Michelle Williams did such a wonderful job in that role, and it sparked an interest in Marilyn Monroe for me. Not to nerd out completely, but I've always loved black and white films, yet out of all the actresses I loved (Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly) I never really found Marilyn very relatable. I think that even as a kid my brunette hair and thin frame never found any likeness to Marilyn. It wasn't until I saw My Week with Marilyn that I felt she was someone I could relate to in some way. At least through their portrayal of her, she had a great desire to be successful in her career. She was very determined and a perfectionist in her work, which is something I can really understand: the desire to do something to the best level that one can do it. So today I thought I would share some Marilyn quotes.

photos via Old Love

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.

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.
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.

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