With three failed marriages and a number of reported affairs to her name, Marilyn Monroe had more than a few opinions about love.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death on August 5, click through the slides below for her take on marriage, divorce and affairs.

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  • <strong><a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=4cl5c4T9LWkC&pg=PA433&lpg=PA433&dq="Husbands+are+chiefly+good+as+lovers+when+they+are+betraying+their+wives."&source=bl&ots=88sFAcbxJW&sig=L1R6dstzs-gqk7iXD_dzj9_JewM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=JAQTULGgOsPiiwL04oGwCg&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q="Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives."&f=false" target="_hplink">"Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives."</a></strong>

  • <strong><a href="http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/grahn/monroe.htm" target="_hplink">On why she divorced James Dougherty: "My marriage didn't make me sad, but it didn't make me happy either. My husband and I hardly spoke to each other. This wasn't because we were angry. We had nothing to say. I was dying of boredom."</a></strong>

  • <strong><a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=Mv9iAAAAMAAJ&q="Men+who+think+that+a+woman's+past+love+affairs+lessen+her+love+for+them+are+usually+stupid+and+weak.+A+woman+can+bring+a+new+love+to+each+man+she+loves,+providing+there+are+not+too+many."&dq="Men+who+think+that+a+woman's+past+love+affairs+lessen+her+love+for+them+are+usually+stupid+and+weak.+A+woman+can+bring+a+new+love+to+each+man+she+loves,+providing+there+are+not+too+many."&source=bl&ots=17Jm-HQPPE&sig=IiawqV5TkP9u3C86Uo3OmrRlvPs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cwQTUIWsAYagiQLu2oHoAg&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAA" target="_hplink">"Men who think that a woman's past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak. A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many."</a></strong>

  • <strong><a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=OiAOIO-zKvgC&pg=PA168&lpg=PA168&dq="It's+better+to+be+unhappy+alone+than+unhappy+with+someone."&source=bl&ots=-A_uEKBfNw&sig=mFIPITBVRQfhwFqDlF8-e0kiNJA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3QMTUIyuB4rsiQK71oGgBw&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q="It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone."&f=false" target="_hplink">"It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone."</a></strong>

  • <strong><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/opinion/20dowd.html" target="_hplink">"I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really."</a></strong>

  • <strong><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/12379-i-believe-that-everything-happens-for-a-reason-people-change" target="_hplink">"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."</a></strong>

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