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Marilyn Monroe Quotes Sorted by Topics & Categories - Photos & Video

Updated on July 25, 2010
Iconic, Classic and Fabulous
Iconic, Classic and Fabulous

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Marilyn Monroe is arguably one of the most famous celebrity icons. Below are 33 of her most memorable quotes, organized by category.


  • On Being Ms. Monroe
  • On Dreams & Hollywood
  • On Being An Icon
  • In The Bedroom
  • On Men & Relationshops
  • Random Musings

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.

-Marilyn Monroe

Being Ms. Monroe

I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
-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 restore myself when I'm alone.
-Marilyn Monroe

I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.
-Marilyn Monroe

I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
-Marilyn Monroe

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
-Marilyn Monroe

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

I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.
-Marilyn Monroe

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

On Dreams & Hollywood

If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.
-Marilyn Monroe

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

Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
-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

On Being An Icon

Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
-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

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

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

I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.

-Marilyn Monroe

On Men & Relationships

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

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
-Marilyn Monroe

I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
-Marilyn Monroe

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
-Marilyn Monroe

It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.
-Marilyn Monroe

In the Bedroom

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

Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
-Marilyn Monroe

The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.

-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

Random Musings

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

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

The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
-Marilyn Monroe

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
-Marilyn Monroe

I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
-Marilyn Monroe


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      SweetM 6 years ago

      Funny how you can hear her child like voice in your head when your reading these. I love her.

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      alia 7 years ago

      i love you marlyn

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      Marilyn Monroe Posters 7 years ago

      I love these quotes on Marilyn. She had a great sense of humor and what she said makes a lot of sense to me!

      Thanks for the hub!

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      DaisyChain 7 years ago from France

      Really enjoyed these quotations. Love the rule-bending one.

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      Joi 7 years ago

      Marilyn Monroe was one of a kind. As for her quotes, I could read them all day!

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      girly_girl09 9 years ago from United States

      Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and reading. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I don't know too much about her either and I'd like to write a hub with more information on her in the future.

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      Michelle Simtoco 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi, I never really knew much about Marilyn Monroe...but reading her words here gives me a bit of glimpse of how she views the world around her...interesting. I enjoyed your hub! :-)


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