“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you actually are.” Marilyn Monroe
“Nothing is impossible, why, even the word itself says I’m possible.” Audrey Hepburn
Most people often associate Marilyn Monroe with the stereotypical dumb blonder or gold digger and, on the contrary, the broad public compare Audrey Hepburn to intelligence and sincerity. Despite the truthful declaration upon Audrey’s character, it saddens me to still be exposed to those who do not genuinely know what acting consists of.
Marilyn Monroe played the part of the dumb blonde because they offered the roles to a desperate aspiring actress in need for work and money. Thus, she took them and portrayed the women flawlessly. Eventually, she resented the iconic gold digger her reputation was turning into and so decided to pursue more ambitious pursuits, such as: starting her own independent film company (being the third woman to do so), advocating for civil rights, bring attention to sexual abuse, give a new perspective to women’s bodies and what sex really constitutes, participating in several charities, taking up the hobby of reading authors such as Whitman and Freud, and talking extra academic courses to brush up on her mental exercises.
The only difference between these two genius, beautiful women is one crucial element that all women must have in order to survive this cruel, indignant world we are subjected to: confidence. Audrey knew herself and had all the grace she could possibly manage. As she grew older, and aged physically, she parted her time between herself and those who found themselves in misfortune. Marilyn, on the other hand, could not cope with people taunting and labeling her. She fatally misplaced her sense of security with a withdrawn husband who eventually left her for her desperate need for stability and support, ending her magnificent, tragic life shortly.
So yes, Marilyn knew the value of being oneself, but she relied to heavily to be accepted as herself.
Audrey knew she was flawless and had the power to do whatever she wished, so she lived on in happiness.
A fundamental lesson we must all learn from these two legendarily beautiful women.
i’m into some kinky shit sure… have you ever heard of “kissing”?
bc we’re both in love and idk it’s worth it
I present the most badass gifset on Tumblr.
Legitimately turned on by this
This is the best thing.
Oh my god
I don’t even know this fandom and this is cool.
Reason #999 why the cartoon will always be ONE MILLION PERCENT better than that travesty of a movie. They did so much research and put so much detail in you don’t even notice.
Bonus trivia: Toph got a unique martial arts style to match her distinct version of Earthbending (Southern Praying Mantis style, I think) which the creators found out later was (according to legend) invented by a blind woman. Totally a coincidence, but still so fucking cool.
(If you don’t watch the show, Toph is both blind from birth and the best damn Earthbender in the world. Also, GO WATCH THE SHOW.)
I’m walking everywhere like this from now on.
FACT OF THE DAY: mars is called the red planet because during the cold war it sided with the communists
When I say “please don’t take a picture of me” it’s not because I’m being bitchy and stubborn, it’s because if I see that picture I will seriously feel so bad about myself and think I am the ugliest thing on earth and sink a little deeper into self consciousness and hatred.