Marilyn Monroe
Not only was Marilyn Monroe a sex symbol, she also has more than a dozen famed quotes. Reuters

Not that interest in beauty icon Marilyn Monroe has ever subsided, the but Lifetime's mini-series “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” starring Kelli Garner has attracted even more attention to the sex symbol.

To celebrate Monroe, whose real name was Norma Jean, some of the famed quotes she supposedly said about life and love have been listed below, courtesy of Brainy Quote and Good Reads.

1.”I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”

2. “Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.”

3. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

4. “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.”

5.“It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”

6. “A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.”

7. “It's all make believe, isn't it?”

8. “I'm a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me-- and that I've made of myself-- as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman's and I can't live up to it.”

9. “I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”

10. “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”

11. “The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes-- or just by staring into space.”

12. “If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.”

13. “I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that's not easy.”

14. “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.”

15. “Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.”

16. “One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I'm a woman. That is the way all females should feel.”

17. “If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”

18. “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”

19. “I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”

20. “I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.”

“The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” will air on Lifetime Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT.

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