"The human body is designed to compensate for loss. It adapts, so it no longer needs the thing it can’t have. But sometimes, the loss is too great, and the body can’t compensate on it’s own. That’s when surgeons get involved."
"We’re so hopeful at the beginning of things, it seems like there’s only a world to be gained, not lost. They say the inability to accept loss is a form of insanity. It’s probably true. But sometimes, it’s the only way to stay alive."
“I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just said ‘Yes’- and then I saw it. I don’t know how to explain what she did because it was so very subtle, but she turned something on within herself that was almost like magic. And suddenly cars were slowing and people were turning their heads and stopping to stare. They were recognizing that this was Marilyn Monroe as if she pulled off a mask or something, even though a second ago nobody noticed her. I had never seen anything like it before.”
- Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn’s personal photographer Milton Greene
(Source: thelightsoffame, via the-intrepid-cow)