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Marilyn and Dimaggio, united for a little while

Enjoy a new installment of "En la Pelota" by Juan Vené

“If Joe Di'Maggio had loved the way he hit, he would have been the perfect man”… Marilyn Monroe.

“If I had followed all the Rules, I would never have gotten anywhere”… Marilyn Monroe.

The more I study the marriage of Marilyn Monroe, 27 years old that day, and Joe DiMaggio, 39, the more I find that it has been one of the strangest and most exciting unions I have ever known.

And many colleagues from the Baseball Writers Association agree on that.

Marilyn and Joe proclaimed that they loved each other madly, that the sex between them was epic. But that union lasted less than a year, 274 days. They had married on January 14, 1954, and after litigation, in January 1961, they were sentenced to divorce. Marilyn said Joe's jealousy was unbearable. And Joe said, even published in a book, that she didn't bathe, so she smelled very bad. It was the second of three marriages for the famous actress.

Historians have written that Marilyn said to the father of relativity and the atomic bomb, Albert Einstein:

“You and I could have a child, who would come out with my beauty and your intelligence.”

And Einstein responded:

“But imagine, if I came out with my beauty and your intelligence.”

Biographers claim that Marilyn had an IQ of 165, or five points above Einstein. Who knows!

She was born in 1926 and died in 1962. She was a notable reader. She had an immense library with nearly a thousand books, almost all of them on poetry, literature, theater and philosophy, which she read avidly every day. She boasted of having read all those works.

These are original phrases from Marilyn:

“The best thing that has happened to me in my life is that I am a woman.”

“They have said that I am a lesbian. I don't mind. There is no wrong sex if there is love.”

“Humans bite more and more cruelly than dogs.”

“Laugh when you are sad. Crying is very easy.”

“A sex symbol always becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.”

“It is better to be unhappy alone than to be unhappy with someone.”

“It is better to make a fool of yourself than to be boring.”

“Disappointments open your eyes, but they close your heart.”

“Sex is part of nature, and I get along wonderfully with nature.”

“Sex is so valuable, so important, that it is what the world's population is grateful for.”

“It is easier to love a man than to live with him.”

“Love is temporary. Life is until death.”

Thanks to the life that has given me so much, even a reader like you.

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