Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart...
Marilyn was a beautiful human being, inside and out. She had a shimmering childlike innocence coupled with a dazzling, flirtatious personality. A statuesque vision who when wasn’t playing the part of blonde bombshell or mesmerising the public on the red carpet, was a well-read and intelligent woman with a soft vulnerable side who liked to cook and listen to classical music.
She lit up the screen like no one before or since. Above all she wanted to be an artist and had a fierce determination to master her art. To create. To be wonderful. To feel loved and accepted. she was like a child, thirsty for love and acceptance She had an unfathomable mysteriousness about her. A profound sadness that prevented her from sharing in the happiness she brought millions around the world.
Her legacy endures because she was truly one of us. She struggled like we do. She suffered like we do. She shared intimately with candour and newborn wonder. Beneath all the glitz and glamour, there was a compassionate human being who loved all living things, held strong beliefs about civil rights and gave her time and money to many charitable causes. The Icon platinum blonde hair, hourglass figure, dress lifted by the subway vent can be imitated but never replaced.
“For the first time in human history, the Buddha admonished, entreated and appealed to people not to hurt a living being, and it is not necessary to offer prayer, praise or sacrifice to gods.
With all the eloquence at his command the Buddha vehemently proclaimed that gods are also in dire need of salvation themselves.”
— Thomas William Rhys Davids
“The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives”
“Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow — it’s not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans.”
— Gene Roddenberry
“If you want to know whether you are destined to be a success or a failure in life, you can easily find out. The test is simple and it is infallible: Are you able to save money? If not, drop out. You will lose. You may think not, but you will lose as sure as you live. The seed of success is not in you.”
— James J. Hill
“The inventor looks upon the world and is not contented with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world; he is haunted by an idea. The spirit of invention possesses him, seeking materialization.”
— Alexander Graham Bell
“It is a child of my own and bids fair to be one of the most important (colonies) and at the same time one of the least expensive and troublesome which we possess. Our object is not territory but trade: a great commercial emporium”
— Sir Stamford Raffles
“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”
— Ibn Battuta