Marlene Dietrich passed away on the 6th of May, 1992, after a life of glamour as a sex symbol and one long marriage.
Dietrich was a genuine humanitarian during World War II, housing German and French exiles, providing financial support and even advocating their American citizenship.
But she knew how things work between men and women:
“Darling, the legs aren’t so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.“
“Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.”
“In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it’s a fact.”
“Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.”
“To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it’s no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.”
“Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.”
“Grumbling is the death of love.”
“I am not a myth.”
She knew that men and women are meant to love each other.
She lived that reality.
One marriage that lasted 53 years.
God Bless Her.
Geoff Fox, 6th May, 2023, Down Under