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Inspirational Quotes By Marilyn Monroe

Some of the best selected inspirational quotes by Marilyn Monroe for your inspiration and entertainment

if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
I don't forgive people because I'm weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes.

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She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you
I'm for the individual as opposed to the corporation. The way it is the individual is the underdog, and with all the things a corporation has going for them the individual comes out banged on her head. The artist is nothing. It's really tragic.

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Yes, there was something special about me, and I knew what it was. I was the kind of girl they found dead in a hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand.
feel what I feel within myself—that is trying to become aware of it also what I feel in others not being ashamed of my feeling, thoughts—or ideas realize the thing that they are—

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There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights.
Life is more enjoyable when you are thin and pretty. I was never fat a day in my life and I never will.

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For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit.
I'm pretty, but I'm not beautiful. I sin but I'm not the devil. I'm good, but I'm not an angel

Quotes By Marilyn Monroe

There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls.
To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.

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When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with
All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.
Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life.
You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and goddamn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about your business of living. That's how I've done it. There's no other way
I wanted to ask a thousand questions, but there was no one to ask. Besides I knew that people only told lies to children-lies about everything from soup to Santa Claus.
This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, somg go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them.
I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't.
Trying to build myself up with the fact that I have done things right that were even good and have had moments that were excellent but the bad is heavier to carry around and feel have no confidence.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. ~ Marilyn Monroe
It's far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.
Suicide, is a persons privilege. I don't believe it's a sin or a crime it's your right if you do. Though it doesn't get you anywhere.
Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.
Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.
I want to grow old without facelifts... I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I've made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you.
That's the way you feel when you're beaten inside. You don't feel angry at those who've beaten you. You just feel ashamed.
Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will?
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.
I am selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
My admirers all said the same thing in different ways. It was my fault, their wanting to kiss and hug me.
I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.

Marilyn Monroe Love Quotes

Some of the Marilyn Monroe Love Quotes are given below to know what Marilyn thought about love.

love in this dying world but the simple word "love" itself already died and went away.

Marilyn Monroe Love Quotes

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him. ~Marilyn Monroe
I could never pretend something I didn’t feel. I could never make love if I didn’t love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change The color of my eyes.

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A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
A strong man doesn’t have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.

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I lay in bed at night crying to myself. The only one who loved me and watched over me was someone I couldn't see or hear or touch.
Most people in the world are Christ lovers. And then there are Christ haters. But all of them are fixated on Christ, and he perpetuates for ever.

Marilyn Monroe Love Quotes

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. Work is in itself a form of love.

Marilyn Monroe Love Quotes

The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
You might as well make yourself fly as to make yourself love.
I am good but not an angel, I do sin, but I am not the devil, I am just a small girl in a big world, trying to find someone to love. ~ Marilyn Monroe
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
I love to do the things the censors won’t pass.
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. ~Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Smile Quotes

Marilyn Monroe no doubt had a very beautiful smile, she was a smiling lady, so some of the Marilyn Monroe smile quotes may interest you, enjoy.

So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

Marilyn Monroe Smile Quotes

just because you fail once, it doesn't mean you're going to fail at everything. keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself because if you don't, then who will? so keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

Marilyn Monroe Smile Quotes

Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.
keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.

Marilyn Monroe Smile Quotes

Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.

Smile Quotes By Marilyn Monroe

Always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, Sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

Smile Quotes By Marilyn Monroe

A smile is the best makeup a girl could wear

Marilyn Monroe Short Quotes

Marilyn Monroe short quotes for busy people to quickly read her wisdom words.

I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done ...

Marilyn Monroe Short Quotes

If I'd observed all the rules I'd never have got anywhere.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
There's only one sort of natural blonde on earth - albinos.
Everything happens for a reason.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.... I guess I am a fantasy.
What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course
A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night
I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
Men are always ready to respect anything that bores them.
she was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad
You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together
If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.
I live to suceed, not to please you or anyone else.
I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since.
They will only care when you're gone.
Only parts of us will ever touch only parts of others.
I just want to be wonderful.
All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
I would have told her then she was the only thing that I could.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Fear is stupid, so are regrets.
All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.
I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.
It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
I've been on a calendar, but never on time.
Maybe I’ll never be able to do what I hope to, but at least I have hope.
I read poetry to save time.
The chief drawback with men is that they are too talkative.
try to enjoy myself when I can - I'll be miserable enough as it is.
A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her
A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.
In spite of everything life is not without hope.
Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.
It's all make believe, isn't it?
All girls are beautiful in their own way
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.

Marilyn Monroe Sex Quotes

She had a great sexual life, let us see some of the Marilyn Monroe sex quotes to learn what the great celebrity thought about it.

It's better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.

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That's the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something, I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of.
The first effect marriage had on me was to increase my lack of interest in sex.... Actually our marriage was a sort of friendship with sexual privileges.

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Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.
It’s better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.
I'm a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me—and that I've made of myself—as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman's and I can't live up to it
Everyone's just laughing at me. I hate it. Big breasts, big ass, big deal. Can't I be anything else? Gee, how long can you be sexy?
I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.
Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.
It's woman's spirit and mood a man has to stimulate in order to make sex interesting.
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.

Best Quotes From Marilyn Monroe

Best selected quotes from Marilyn Monroe for your inspiration and motivation, enjoy.

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.
People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn't see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.
I’m the type of person that tries to fall back asleep in the morning just to finish a dream...
I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my work.
The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
I had to use my wits or else I'd have been sunk - and nothings going to sink me. Everyone was always pulling at me, tugging at me, as if they wanted a piece of me. It was always, 'do this, do that,' and not just on the job but off, too. God, I've tried to stay intact, whole.
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another.
When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again.
Just because you fall once, doesn't mean you're fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will??
We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't.
learn to remember you got great friends, don’t forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.
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 their right.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you. ~Marilyn Monroe Success Quotes
But chiefly, no lies! No lies about there being a Santa Claus or about the world being full of noble and honorable people all eager to help each other and do good to each other. I'll tell her there are honor and goodness in the world, the same as there are diamonds and radium.
If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.
It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.
Friendship is the bestiest thing that comes to life . Friends will always be there for you don't worry about the fakes worry about the people who had your back from the start and never treated you wrong always remember they are your real friends don't never take them as granted because one day your going to lose a good friend by the way your action's are when you see a good friend stick to that person .
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
Most men judge your importance in their lives by how much you can hurt them.
In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hair-do. You're judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.
If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question, I've got to follow it through, what am I supposed to do, look intelligent?
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!
Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady
A friend tells you what you want to hear;a best friend tells you the truth.
I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.
When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn to be a good friend because one day you're gonna look up and say I lost a good friend. Learn how to be respectful to your friends, don't just start arguments with them and don't tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, don't forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.

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A career is born in public - talent in privacy. Marilyn Monroe
A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night. Marilyn Monroe
A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you. Marilyn Monroe
A man is more frank and sincere with his emotions than a woman. We girls, I'm afraid, have a tendency to hide our feelings. Marilyn Monroe
A man makes you feel important - makes you glad you are a woman. Marilyn Monroe
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing. Marilyn Monroe
A smart girl leaves before she is left. Marilyn Monroe
A strong man doesn't have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn't match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world. Marilyn Monroe
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left. ~Marilyn Monroe
A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many. Marilyn Monroe
A woman can't be alone. She needs a man. A man and a woman support and strengthen each other. She just can't do it by herself. Marilyn Monroe
A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself. Marilyn Monroe
All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.
All my stepchildren carried the burden of my fame. Sometimes they would read terrible things about me, and I'd worry about whether it would hurt them. I would tell them: 'Don't hide these things from me. I'd rather you ask me these things straight out, and I'll answer all your questions.' Marilyn Monroe
An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everybody jumped on his violin? Marilyn Monroe
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine. Marilyn Monroe
Arthur Miller wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde. Marilyn Monroe
At twelve I looked like a girl of seventeen. My body was developed and shapely. I still wore the blue dress and the blouse the orphanage provided. They made me look like an overgrown lummox. Marilyn Monroe
Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity. Marilyn Monroe
Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him. ~Marilyn Monroe
Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered. Marilyn Monroe
Black men don't like to be called 'boys,' but women accept being called 'girls.' Marilyn Monroe
Confidentially, the type of male I find most enjoyable for a friend is one who has enough fire and assurance to speak up for his convictions. Marilyn Monroe
Consider the fellow. He never spends his time telling you about his previous night's date. You get the idea he has eyes only for you and wouldn't think of looking at another woman. Marilyn Monroe
Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer. You're gay, you're sick, you're nervous or whatever. Marilyn Monroe
Depending upon my activities, I sleep between five and ten hours every night. I sleep in an extra-wide single bed, and I use only one heavy down comforter over me, summer or winter. I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns; they disturb my sleep. Marilyn Monroe
Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn. Marilyn Monroe
Dogs never bite me - just humans. Marilyn Monroe
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one. Marilyn Monroe
Everyone's just laughing at me. I hate it. Big breasts, big ass, big deal. Can't I be anything else? Gee, how long can you be sexy?
Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. Marilyn Monroe
Fame doesn't fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary. Marilyn Monroe
Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks, and I've experienced them both. Marilyn Monroe
Fame is like caviar, you know - it's good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal. Marilyn Monroe
Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live. Marilyn Monroe
Fear is stupid. So are regrets. Marilyn Monroe
First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress. Marilyn Monroe
For a long time I was scared I'd find out I was like my mother. Marilyn Monroe
Friends accept you the way you are. Marilyn Monroe
Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded bird cage. Marilyn Monroe
Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in the business world. Marilyn Monroe
Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world. Marilyn Monroe
Having a child, that's always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child. Marilyn Monroe
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. Marilyn Monroe
How do I know about a man's needs for a sex symbol? I'm a girl. Marilyn Monroe
I always have a full-length mirror next to the camera when I'm doing publicity stills. That way, I know how I look. Marilyn Monroe
I am alone; I am always alone no matter what. Marilyn Monroe
I am good but not an angel, I do sin, but I am not the devil, I am just a small girl in a big world, trying to find someone to love. ~ Marilyn Monroe
I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing. Marilyn Monroe
I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle. Marilyn Monroe
I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human. Marilyn Monroe
I am selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that's not easy. Marilyn Monroe
I could never pretend something I didn’t feel. I could never make love if I didn’t love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change The color of my eyes.
I defy gravity. Marilyn Monroe
I don't consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people. Marilyn Monroe
I don't digest things with my mind. Marilyn Monroe
I don't know if high society is different in other cities, but in Hollywood, important people can't stand to be invited someplace that isn't full of other important people. They don't mind a few unfamous people being present because they make good listeners. Marilyn Monroe
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot. Marilyn Monroe
I don't look at myself as a commodity, but I'm sure a lot of people have. Marilyn Monroe
I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it. Marilyn Monroe
I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one. Marilyn Monroe
I don't want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like. Marilyn Monroe
I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful. Marilyn Monroe
I enjoy acting when you really hit it right. Marilyn Monroe
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. Marilyn Monroe
I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen. Marilyn Monroe
I have been told my eating habits are absolutely bizarre. But I don't think so. Marilyn Monroe
I have evolved my own exercises, for the muscles I wish to keep firm, and I know they are right for me because I can feel them putting the proper muscles into play as I exercise. Marilyn Monroe
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. Marilyn Monroe
I have never cared especially for outdoor sports and have no desire to excel at tennis, swimming, or golf. I'll leave those things to the men. Marilyn Monroe
I have noticed... that men usually leave married women alone and are inclined to treat all wives with respect. This is no great credit to married women. Marilyn Monroe
I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy. Marilyn Monroe
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else. Marilyn Monroe
I know I will never be happy, but I know I can be gay! Marilyn Monroe
I learned to walk as a baby, and I haven't had a lesson since. Marilyn Monroe
I like actors very much, but to marry one would be like marrying your brother. You look too much alike in the mirror. Marilyn Monroe
I like to feel blonde all over. Marilyn Monroe
I love a natural look in pictures. Marilyn Monroe
I love to do the things the censors won’t pass.
I myself would like to become more disciplined within my work. Marilyn Monroe
I never wanted to be Marilyn - it just happened. Marilyn's like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane. Marilyn Monroe
I often wake up in the night, and I like to have something to think about. Marilyn Monroe
I once wanted to prove myself by being a great actress. Now I want to prove that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll be a great actress. Marilyn Monroe
I read poetry to save time. Marilyn Monroe
I remember when I was in high school I didn't have a new dress for each special occasion. The girls would bring the fact to my attention, not always too delicately. The boys, however, never bothered with the subject. They were my friends, not because of the size of my wardrobe but because they liked me. Marilyn Monroe
I restore myself when I'm alone. Marilyn Monroe
I think I have always had a little humor. Marilyn Monroe
I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly. Marilyn Monroe
I think that sexuality is only attractive when it's natural and spontaneous. Marilyn Monroe
I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated. Marilyn Monroe
I used to get the feeling, and sometimes I still get it, that sometimes I was fooling somebody; I don't know who or what, maybe myself. Marilyn Monroe
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, 'There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.' But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest. Marilyn Monroe
I want the world to see my body. Marilyn Monroe
I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity, and that includes all kinds of parts. Marilyn Monroe
I want to be an artist, not... a celluloid aphrodisiac. Marilyn Monroe
I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Marilyn Monroe
I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy. Marilyn Monroe
I was honoured when they asked me to appear at the president's birthday rally in Madison Square Garden. There was like a hush over the whole place when I came on to sing 'Happy Birthday,' like if I had been wearing a slip, I would have thought it was showing or something. I thought, 'Oh, my gosh, what if no sound comes out!' Marilyn Monroe
I wish I knew why I am so anguished. Marilyn Monroe
I won't be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me. Of course, that doesn't mean I want them to stop looking. Marilyn Monroe
I'll think I have a few wonderful friends and all of a sudden, ooh, here it comes. They do a lot of things. They talk about you to the press, to their friends, tell stories, and you know, it's disappointing. Marilyn Monroe
I'm looking forward to becoming a marvelous - excuse the word marvelous - character actress. like Marie Dressler, like Will Rogers. Marilyn Monroe
I'm one of the world's most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle. Marilyn Monroe
I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe
I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. Marilyn Monroe
I've always felt toward the slightest scene, even if all I had to do in a scene was just to come in and say, 'Hi,' that the people ought to get their money's worth and that this is an obligation of mine, to give them the best you can get from me. Marilyn Monroe
I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time. Marilyn Monroe
I've found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them. Marilyn Monroe
I've never dropped anyone I believed in. Marilyn Monroe
I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people. Marilyn Monroe
If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened - as if somebody was trying to demote them. Marilyn Monroe
If I close my eyes and think of Hollywood, all I see is one big varicose vein. Marilyn Monroe
If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere. Marilyn Monroe
If I'm a star, then the people made me a star. Marilyn Monroe
If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it's that I've never been a kept woman. Marilyn Monroe
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If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything. Marilyn Monroe
If you spend your life competing with business men, what do you have? A bank account and ulcers! Marilyn Monroe
If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race. Marilyn Monroe
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe
In fact, my popularity seems almost entirely a masculine phenomenon. Marilyn Monroe
In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo. Marilyn Monroe
It is wonderful to have someone praise you, to be desired. Marilyn Monroe
It's all make believe, isn't it? Marilyn Monroe
It's better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far. Marilyn Monroe
It's nice to be included in people's fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake. Marilyn Monroe
It's not to much fun to know yourself too well or think you do - everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through & past the falls. Marilyn Monroe
It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on. Marilyn Monroe
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone. Marilyn Monroe
It's woman's spirit and mood a man has to stimulate in order to make sex interesting.
keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.
keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.
learn to remember you got great friends, don’t forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.
Life is more enjoyable when you are thin and pretty. I was never fat a day in my life and I never will.
Like any creative human being, I would like a bit more control so that it would be a little easier for me when the director says, 'One tear, right now,' that one tear would pop out. Marilyn Monroe
Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. work is in itself a form of love.
Love in this dying world but the simple word “Love” itself already died and went away.
Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men. Marilyn Monroe
Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them. Marilyn Monroe
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. ~Marilyn Monroe
Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do. Marilyn Monroe
My admirers all said the same thing in different ways. It was my fault, their wanting to kiss and hug me.
My dinners at home are startlingly simple. Every night, I stop at the market near my hotel and pick up a steak, lamb chops or some liver, which I broil in the electric oven in my room. I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat, and that is all. I must be part rabbit; I never get bored with raw carrots. Marilyn Monroe
My public is growing up just as I am. After all, I'm not 19 anymore and if I stick with the sex bit, who will be paying to see me when I'm 50? Marilyn Monroe
My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on. To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation, but I'm working on the foundation. Marilyn Monroe
Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered... to feel she is the most important thing in someone's world. Only a man can paint this picture. Marilyn Monroe
Next to my husband, and along with Marlon Brando, I think that Yves Montand is the most attractive man I've ever met. Marilyn Monroe
No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't. Marilyn Monroe
Nothing's ever easy as long as you go on living. Marilyn Monroe
Of course, it does depend on the people, but sometimes I'm invited places to kind of brighten up a dinner table like a musician who'll play the piano after dinner, and I know you're not really invited for yourself. You're just an ornament. Marilyn Monroe
One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I'm a woman. That is the way all females should feel. Marilyn Monroe
Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it. Marilyn Monroe
Respect is one of life's greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don't have that? Marilyn Monroe
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Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature. Marilyn Monroe
Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.
Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house and there I'd sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it. I loved anything that moved up there and I didn't miss anything that happened and there was no popcorn either. Marilyn Monroe
Someday I want to have children and give them all the love I never had. Marilyn Monroe
Someone said to me, 'If fifty percent of the experts in Hollywood said you had no talent and should give up, what would you do?' My answer was then and still is, 'If a hundred percent told me that, all one hundred percent would be wrong.' Marilyn Monroe
Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection. Marilyn Monroe
Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you. Marilyn Monroe
Sometimes I've been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character. Marilyn Monroe
Sometimes, wearing a scarf and a polo coat and no makeup and with a certain attitude of walking, I go shopping or just look at people living. But then, you know, there will be a few teenagers who are kind of sharp, and they'll say, 'Hey, just a minute. You know who I think that is?' And they'll start tailing me. And I don't mind. Marilyn Monroe
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you. Marilyn Monroe
That's the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something, I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of.
The 'public' scares me, but people I trust. Marilyn Monroe
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up. Marilyn Monroe
The fact is that I find more most men are more open, more generous, and much more stimulating than the majority of females I know. Marilyn Monroe
The first effect marriage had on me was to increase my lack of interest in sex.... Actually our marriage was a sort of friendship with sexual privileges.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream. Marilyn Monroe
The public doesn't mind people living together without being married, providing they don't overdo it. Marilyn Monroe
The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes - or just by staring into space. Marilyn Monroe
The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another. Marilyn Monroe
The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any. Marilyn Monroe
The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves. Marilyn Monroe
The working men, I'll go by and they'll whistle. At first they whistle because they think, 'Oh, it's a girl. She's got blond hair and she's not out of shape,' and then they say, 'Gosh, it's Marilyn Monroe!' Marilyn Monroe
There are many times when a woman will ask another girl friend how she likes her new hat. She will reply, 'Fine,' but slap her hand to her forehead the minute the girl leaves to yipe, 'What a horror!' Marilyn Monroe
There is a need for aloneness, which I don't think most people realise for an actor. It's almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you'll let the whole world in on only for a moment, when you're acting. But everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like sort of a chunk of you. Marilyn Monroe
There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls. Marilyn Monroe
There isn't anybody that looks like me without clothes on. Marilyn Monroe
There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights. Marilyn Monroe
This life is what you make it. not matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth.
To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation. Marilyn Monroe
We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle. Marilyn Monroe
We human beings are strange creatures and still reserve the right to think for ourselves. Marilyn Monroe
We should all start to live before we get too old. Marilyn Monroe
What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course. Marilyn Monroe
What good am I? I can't have kids. I can't cook. I've been divorced three times. Who would want me? Marilyn Monroe
What good is it being Marilyn Monroe? Why can't I just be an ordinary woman? Marilyn Monroe
What I really want to say: That what the world really needs is a real feeling of kinship. Everybody: stars, laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We are all brothers. Marilyn Monroe
What's the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another? Marilyn Monroe
When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn't eat or sleep. Marilyn Monroe
When I was 11, the whole world was closed to me. I just felt I was on the outside of the world. Marilyn Monroe
When I was a youngster I lived with different families. I nearly always felt closer to the man of the house. Maybe because I always dreamed of having a father of my own. Marilyn Monroe
When I was five, I think, that's when I started wanting to be an actress. I loved to play. I didn't like the world around me because it was kind of grim, but I loved to play house. It was like you could make your own boundaries. Marilyn Monroe
When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women. Marilyn Monroe
Why is it you always meet people when you look your worst? Marilyn Monroe
With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself - for survival and living day to day with what comes up. Marilyn Monroe
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. Marilyn Monroe
You know, most people really don't know me. Marilyn Monroe
You might as well make yourself fly as to make yourself love.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.

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