Famous Quotations by Marylin Monroe

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"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."
— Marilyn Monroe

"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, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
— Marilyn Monroe

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

Marylin Monroe Pictures and Quotes
Marylin Monroe Pictures and Quotes
Marylin Monroe Pictures and Quotes
Marylin Monroe Pictures and Quotes
Marylin Monroe Pictures and Quotes
Marylin Monroe Pictures and Quotes
Marylin Monroe Pictures and Quotes
Marylin Monroe Pictures and Quotes
Marylin Monroe Pictures and Quotes
Marylin Monroe Pictures and Quotes

"I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people. "
— Marilyn Monroe

"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."
— 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

"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. "
— Marilyn Monroe

"Who said nights were for sleep?"
— Marilyn Monroe

"I read poetry to save time."
— Marilyn Monroe

"It's better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you're not."
— 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 becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest."
— Marilyn Monroe

"A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left."
— 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

"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?"
— Marilyn Monroe

"The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up."
— Marilyn Monroe

"If I'd observed all the rules I'd never have got anywhere."
— Marilyn Monroe

"I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one."
— 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

"I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful."
— Marilyn Monroe

"You never know what life is like, until you have lived it."
— Marilyn Monroe

Marylin Monroe Quotes and Pictures
Marylin Monroe Quotes and Pictures
Marylin Monroe Quotes and Pictures
Marylin Monroe Quotes and Pictures

"We are all stars, and we deserve to twinkle."
— Marilyn Monroe

"All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't."
— Marilyn Monroe

"If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty."
— Marilyn Monroe

"She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know "
— Marilyn Monroe

"The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream."
— Marilyn Monroe

"When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them."
— Marilyn Monroe

"Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about."
— Marilyn Monroe

"Diamonds are a girls best friend."
— Marilyn Monroe

"It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on."
— Marilyn Monroe

"It's all make believe, isn't it?"
— Marilyn Monroe

"Dogs never bite me. Just humans."
— Marilyn Monroe

"Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one."
— Marilyn Monroe

"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!"
— Marilyn Monroe

"I restore myself when I'm alone."
— Marilyn Monroe

"Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature."
— Marilyn Monroe

Women Empowering Marylin Monroe Quotes

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."
— Marilyn Monroe

"I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.... I guess I am a fantasy."
— Marilyn Monroe

"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world."
— Marilyn Monroe

"I'm definitely a woman and I enjoy it. "
— Marilyn Monroe

"I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it."
— Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words)

"It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone."
— 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

"Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer?"
— Marilyn Monroe

"We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets."
— Marilyn Monroe

"A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing."
— Marilyn Monroe

"Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered."
— Marilyn Monroe

"You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself."
— Marilyn Monroe

"I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since."
— Marilyn Monroe

"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. "
— 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

"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

"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. "
— Marilyn Monroe

"A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night"
— 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

"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."
— Marilyn Monroe

"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."
— Marilyn Monroe

"I've been on a calendar, but never on time."
— 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

"What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course"
— Marilyn Monroe

"I love to do the things the censors won't pass."
— Marilyn Monroe

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
— Marilyn Monroe

"The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space."
— Marilyn Monroe

"We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift."
— 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

"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

Inspiring Quote by Marylin Monroe

"This life is what you make it. No 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. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and 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."
— Marilyn Monroe

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Julie K Henderson 18 months ago

Bravo. I enjoyed the quotes and pictures in this hub very much. I especially like the quote "We are all stars, and we deserve to twinkle." Voted up.

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